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  • US asks India, Pakistan to cool off and talk

    01/10/2013 12:51:40 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | IANS
    Washington - The US has asked India and Pakistan to cool down tensions over the killing of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in (LoC) Jammu and Kashmir and talk to each other to improve relations. "We're urging both sides to take steps to end the violence. We continue to strongly support any efforts to improve relations between the two countries," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters Wednesday. "We've also discussed these latest incidents with both governments, urged them to talk to each other, and urged calm," she said in response to a question about the incident....
  • Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight

    01/10/2013 12:41:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 08, 2013 | Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins
    Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight While China's stealth aircraft prototypes may get all the buzz, the Y-20 offers new military operational possibilities. In 2011 and 2012, China flight-tested stealth fighter prototypes developed by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (J-20) and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (J-31). In 2013, Xi’an Aircraft Corporation (XAC) will look to get into the new aircraft game by flight-testing a prototype of the Y-20, an indigenously-developed large transport aircraft similar in size to the Russian IL-76 and somewhat smaller than the U.S. C-17. The Y-20 program is part of an effort to develop an indigenous...
  • How to Destroy Science: Cast Self-Interest as Public Interest

    01/10/2013 12:38:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2013 | Norman Rogers
    ......................Organized science has become another special interest group lobbying for government favors. The temptation to present special-interest appeals as urgent public necessities has become not just irresistible, but commonplace. It is well-known that global warming skeptics are shut out...... ....The true believers in the threat of global warming use "education" and "communication" as euphemisms for suppressing and marginalizing dissenters. This crowd is strongly tempted by totalitarian solutions. The leading advocate of global warming fear, Dr. James Hansen, wants to put people who don't toe the line on trial for crimes against humanity. Peter Gleick, a scientist, a well-known advocate of...
  • Pentagon Agrees to Full Discharge Pay for Gay Troops

    01/10/2013 12:32:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 7, 2013 | James Dao
    Before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay. That changed on Monday. Under a settlement to a class-action lawsuit, the Pentagon has agreed to pay full separation pay to all service members involuntarily separated from the military after Nov. 10, 2004, because of their sexual orientation. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the action against the Defense Department, the half pay was the result...
  • ***Lawbreaker In Chief: Lawless in DC***

    01/10/2013 12:31:12 AM PST · by The Wizard · 5 replies
    Stardate: 1301.10
    It is now clear that the re election of bama was about the greatest mistake America has seen in decades, maybe since it's inception.... We now live under the lawlessness of power hungry, ego driven men who have no idea how America works, nor care... Dingy harry hasn't done his job for three years, yet he gets paid and allowed to be lawless... bama is a boy king who acts like an arrested development addicted person who wants what he wants when he wants it.....we are being run by a child who is out of control.... Their supporters in the...
  • Why China’s Tu-22 bombers would represent a serious threat to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers

    01/10/2013 12:29:16 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | January 4, 2013 | Tyler Rogoway
    Why China’s Tu-22 bombers would represent a serious threat to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers As already happened in the past for other posts published on this blog, one the most interesting comment to The Aviationist’s recent article on China’s alleged purchase of the entire Tu-22 production line from Russia, has come from Aviationintel.com‘s Tyler Rogoway. Tyler has analyzed the controversial news for his excellent site and given his permission to share his perspective here for The Aviationist’s readers. Why China’s Tu-22 bombers would represent a serious threat to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers If, and I stress the if, this report...
  • Video: Two Minutes Of 1953 Corvette Engineering Videos

    01/10/2013 12:18:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Chevy Hardcore ^ | 1/9/13 | Chris Demorro
    We think it is fair to say that today, most people take video recording technology for granted. After all, most smartphones come equipped with video recorders that produce better-quality movies than those huge home video camcorders from just 20 years ago. Sixty years ago, filmmaking was still astonishingly primitive, and few car companies bothered to record, nevermind release, the hundreds of thousands of hours of engineering footage they took from back then. CorvetteBlogger has come across some footage that is remarkably relevant to right now. The video above is a little more than two-minutes of 1953 Corvette engineering test footage,...
  • COMET ISON APPROACHES

    01/09/2013 11:09:17 PM PST · by Errant · 30 replies
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | John Chumack
    Later this year, Comet ISON could put on an unforgettable display as it plunges toward the sun for a fiery encounter likely to turn the "dirty snowball" into a naked-eye object in broad daylight. At the moment, however, it doesn't look like much. John Chumack sends this picture, taken Jan. 8th, from his private observatory in Yellow Springs, Ohio:
  • Mr Colionnoir's thoughts on publishing gun owner info.

    01/09/2013 11:07:51 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-10-13 | Mr. Colionnoir
    http://youtu.be/myJ12eCrN8Y
  • Journalists react in shock to Drudge Report header featuring Hitler and Stalin

    01/09/2013 11:02:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 135 replies
    Shocked journalists this afternoon were quick to react to the Drudge Report’s controversial header photo comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin. The item linked to a Weekly Standard article reporting that President Obama was willing to address the gun issue with an executive order. “Hitler and Stalin!” exclaimed BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on Twitter alerting most of his followers by linking directly to the Drudge Report. “Drudge rules our world,” responded Slate journalist David Weigel to Smith’s post on Twitter, later adding sarcastically, “SOMETHING SHOCKING HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE INTERNET.” “Our right is nuttier than your right (US...
  • Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice

    01/09/2013 10:52:02 PM PST · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    MONTREAL (AP) - A community in Quebec's Far North is calling for outside help to free about a dozen killer whales trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice. Locals in Inukjuak said the mammals have gathered around a single hole in the ice - slightly bigger than a pickup truck - in a desperate bid to get oxygen. "Fisheries and Oceans Canada is assessing the situation and are exploring every possible option, but will only be in a position to determine what - if anything - can be done once our specialists arrive on site," spokesman Frank Stanek said...
  • Judge convicts ex-student in school plot

    01/09/2013 10:37:52 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 6 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 15, 2008 | Emily Sweeney
    BROCKTON - A Plymouth Superior Court judge wasted no time rendering a decision yesterday morning against Joseph Nee, a former Marshfield High student accused of plotting a Columbine-style ambush on the school. Joseph Nee was found guilty yesterday morning of conspiracy to commit murder and acquitted of two other charges. The verdict The 21-year-old sat silently about 11:30 a.m. as Judge Charles M. Grabau found him guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and acquitted him of two other charges. It was the second time that morning the judge proclaimed Nee's guilt. Much to the surprise of Nee's lawyers, Grabau started...
  • Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie (Cuomo caused crash)

    01/09/2013 9:51:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Village Voice ^ | August 05, 2008 | By Wayne Barrett
    There are as many starting points for the mortgage meltdown as there are fears about how far it has yet to go, but one decisive point of departure is the final years of the Clinton administration, when a kid from Queens without any real banking or real-estate experience was the only man in Washington with the power to regulate the giants of home finance, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), better known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series...
  • (Video) The Latest Redefinition of Acceptable

    01/09/2013 9:34:24 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    Next up: Liberals "normalizing" child molestation.
  • 86-year-old woman charged after bringing BB gun to town meeting, police say

    01/09/2013 9:34:19 PM PST · by Altariel · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 9, 2013 | LeAnne Gendreau
    CONNECTICUT -- Westport police arrested an 86-year-old woman accused of bringing a BB gun to a town meeting. When detectives retrieved the gun, Estelle Margolis, 86, of Westport, Conn., told officers she brought it to make a point during a discussion about gun control to show how easy it is to purchase a gun, according to police. At 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a Representative Town Meeting member approached a Westport police officer and reported that he and another RTM member believed a woman walked into the auditorium with what they believed was a weapon under a white cloth, police said.
  • CBS News: Quranic quote "Inflammatory"

    01/09/2013 9:31:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/9/13 | Pamela Geller
    CBS calls our ads "inflammatory"? That's half right. The ad is not inflammatory. But the quote is. It has inspired mass murder for centuries. But CBS didn't mean that. The CBS headline says that the ad is "inflammatory." Inflammatory? Because it violates the sharia (do not criticize Islam)? Because it might inflame devout Muslims to riot, kill and burn embassies as they did over a cartoon or youtube video? Our ads are accurate. September 11th was inflammatory. The calls for jihad in the quran are inflammatory. Ethnic cleansing in the cause of Islam is inflammatory. The jihad in Sudan is...
  • Apophis asteroid: Large space rock flies past Earth

    01/09/2013 9:29:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    BBC World Service ^ | 9 January 2013 Last updated at 10:25 ET | Rebecca Morelle
    A 300 metre-wide asteroid is making a close pass to the Earth. Apophis - named after the Egyptian demon of destruction and darkness - has been put on a watch list by scientists. They have calculated that in 2036 there is a very small chance it could collide with our planet. However, its current fly-by is at a safe distance of about 14 million km - but this is close enough for astronomers to study the space rock and assess its future risk. Apophis will not be visible with the naked eye, but space enthusiasts can watch it online via...
  • Cuomo Vows to ‘Enact the Toughest Assault Weapon Ban in the Nation, Period!’

    01/09/2013 9:16:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 63 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1/09 | Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    One of the most hotly-anticipated elements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State address today was his plan to enact “sweeping” gun control reforms in New York. In his speech, the governor outlined a seven-point gun control plan focused on “high capacity assault rifles” that he promised would be one of the “toughest” in that nation and lead similar laws to spread beyond New York. “Gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and as we know painfully,” said the governor. “We must stop the madness, my friends. In one word it’s just ‘enough.’ It...
  • A Ringing Defeat for Stop-and-Frisk and a Huge Win for Civil Liberties

    01/09/2013 9:07:25 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Justin Peters
    In March of 2012, several New York City residents sued the New York Police Department over alleged overreaches of its controversial stop-and-frisk policy.* The plaintiffs argued that the NYPD “has a widespread practice of making unlawful stops on suspicion of trespass” outside certain buildings in the Bronx, and asked the court for relief from the department’s Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP). On Tuesday, they got their wish. Finding that NYPD officials showed “deliberate indifference” to the unconstitutionality of the relevant incidents, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued an injunction prohibiting unjustifiable stop-and-frisk actions outside of certain Bronx buildings. This is...
  • YOUTUBE: Penn & Teller on the 2nd Amendment

    01/09/2013 8:59:29 PM PST · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-2013
    SUCCINCT AND THEY NAIL IT
  • New York Is Moving Quickly to Enact Tough Curbs on Guns

    01/09/2013 8:43:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | Januuary 9, 2013 | By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and THOMAS KAPLAN
    New York State is nearing agreement on a proposal to put what would be some of the nation’s strictest gun-control laws into effect, including what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vowed on Wednesday would be an ironclad ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and new measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people. Lawmakers in Albany, seeking to send a message to the nation that the recent mass shootings demand swift action, say they hope to vote on the package of legislation as soon as next week. The Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan...
  • New York Times Reporter Lays Out ´Far-Right Agenda´ of Texas Tea Party

    01/09/2013 8:41:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/9/13 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times´s Manny Fernandez greeted the opening of the biannual Texas legislative session in Austin in Wednesday´s paper: "Texas Budget Surplus Proves as Contentious As a Previous Shortfall." After explaining how Texas has become flush with cash over the last two years, going from a budget deficit to surplus, Fernandez couldn´t help working in a cut against the "far-right" Tea Party. Shortly after noon inside the Capitol’s Senate chamber, Gov. Rick Perry told senators that the comptroller’s revenue estimate released the day before was good news, but cautioned them to retain the state’s fiscally conservative model.
  • Obama needs some binders of women

    01/09/2013 8:36:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/9/13 | Ruth Marcus
    About all those white guys: What a shame. Not an outrage, but a shame. The face of power that President Obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second-term Cabinet picks is striking — except for the African American president at the top of the pyramid — for its retro look, white and male. It’s “Mad Men” Goes to Washington, except Peggy’s leaving. On the foreign policy team, white guy for secretary of state, white guy for defense secretary, white guy for CIA. For Treasury secretary, white guy. Obama’s replacement as chief of staff
  • Need Obama quote

    01/09/2013 8:26:38 PM PST · by killermosquito · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01/09/2012 | killermosquito
    I'm looking for a quote. At one time 0bama said something about how we should no longer expect to change our thermostat to whatever we want or something like that.
  • Gawker Publishes Complete 446-Page List of ‘All the ***h^les Who Own Guns in New York City’

    01/09/2013 8:16:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Editor’s note: This post contains some strong language that may be offensive to some readers. The website Gawker has outdone New York’s “Journal News” and published the names of all licensed gun owners in New York City. With the provocative headline, “Here Is a List of All the A**holes Who Own Guns in New York City,” John Cook provides a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in NYC, obtained two-and-a-half years ago via a Freedom of Information Act request. “Below is a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in New York City…Because the NYPD is more interested in...
  • Newt "evolves" on gay marriage

    01/09/2013 8:10:26 PM PST · by sloop · 94 replies
    On the Record ^ | 1/9/13 | Greta
    Newt "evolves" on gay marriage
  • A Retailer Discovers China's New 'It' Girl: Grandpa - Retired Farmer Becomes Fashion Sensation

    01/09/2013 8:09:31 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2013 | LAURIE BURKITT And JOSH CHIN
    BEIJING—While other 72-year-old Chinese men spend their days practicing tai chi and playing mah-jongg, Liu Qianping is enjoying a twilight career modeling clothes. Women's clothes. At a fall fashion shoot, the 5-foot-8 former rice farmer from central Hunan vamped for the camera in lacy green tights and white fur-lined pink dresses. Online and on TV, he has become a meme, with his image circulated by millions on Chinese social media sites and talk shows. He owes his star turn to his granddaughter, Lu Ting, a clothier who struggled for months to find a model who could boost her online store...
  • A Good, Just Society Would Execute Pedophiles

    01/09/2013 8:08:42 PM PST · by DC Bound · 47 replies
    Claytonlindemuth.com ^ | 1/9/13 | Clayton Lindemuth
    Think back to the last time you listened to the nightly news and heard a story about an eight year old girl that was missing for two weeks, and then found in a shallow grave with evidence of having been raped. The grave turned out to be in the back yard of a “person of interest” identified within a day of the child’s disappearance. Why? Because he was a registered pedophile. When you heard that story, did you wish our society had tried harder to help the child rapist-turned-murderer? Or did you wish we were a stronger, less tolerant society?
  • We need your help to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread IV]

    01/09/2013 8:02:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 770 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep FR going strong. Please keep those cards, letters and donations coming in. Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one independent pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense, reader funded grassroots conservative forum on the Net!! And we're going to need FR now more than ever to combat the current crop of Marxists and progressives who have infested our government and institutions and who are dead set on destroying the final remnants of our beloved constitution and our God-given liberty!! Click the link above to donate...
  • Bobcat that attacked Massachusetts family was rabid, officials say

    01/09/2013 7:56:15 PM PST · by South40 · 31 replies
    USNews/NBC.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Daniel Arkin
    The wild bobcat that attacked two people in Brookfield, Mass., leaving a man with severe gashes on his face and arms, had rabies, according to a town official. Stephen J. Comtois, chairman of the town council, announced at a council meeting Tuesday evening that the bobcat was infected with the neurological disease, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Comtois said the victims of the attack were being treated with vaccination shots. ((snip)) Amid the frenzy, Mundell and his wife managed to pin the animal to the ground with a walking crutch. While Mundell kneeled on the bobcat, his wife ran...
  • James Yeager: "If It Goes One Inch Further, I'm Gonna Start Killin' People"

    01/09/2013 7:46:02 PM PST · by Katechon · 193 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9 January | James Yeager
    James Yeager: "If It Goes One Inch Further, I'm Gonna Start Killin' People" Via Ann Barnhardt
  • LEGO Finds Spare Discontinued Set So Boy Who Saved Up For 2 Years Wouldn’t Be Disappointed

    01/09/2013 7:44:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 21 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | December 3, 2012 | Mary Beth Quirk
    We’re used to dealing with companies that seem to take joy in foiling their customers, so when a company comes through, really performs above and beyond, we jump at the chance to warm a few hearts. Like say when an 11-year-old boy saves up his money for two years to buy a LEGO train set only to find out it isn’t being made anymore and is now a collectible, completely out of his price range. You better believe this one has a happy ending.In a letter posted as part of a video on YouTube (via Buzzfeed) A Massachusetts boy with writes...
  • Top Secret Tombs: The Classified Stealth Aircraft Burial Grounds of Area 51

    01/09/2013 7:41:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Urban Ghosts ^ | January 3rd, 2013 | Tom
    Top Secret Tombs: The Classified Stealth Aircraft Burial Grounds of Area 51 Top secret aircraft, even those that have been publicly disclosed, remain mysterious long after emerging from the black world. When – and if – secret planes are declassified, they’re treated differently from other military aircraft, and the specifics of their hardware may remain under wraps for decades. While some ultimately go to museums, others are placed into storage well away from prying eyes, awaiting a fate that may take years to arrive. One such fate that has befallen crashed, retired or failed projects over the decades is burial....
  • Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank (video)

    01/09/2013 7:36:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 8, 2013 | MagicofRahat
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  • Obama to Use Executive Order on Gun Control

    01/09/2013 7:36:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with victims of gun violence today. Speaking with reporters beforehand, Biden said President Obama may use an executive order to push through more gun control and Second Amendment restrictions. More from the Weekly Standard. "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...
  • SCHOOL NURSE REVEALS THE CHILLING DETAILS FROM CT SHOOTING:

    01/09/2013 7:23:16 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 217 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 17, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Sally Cox: "…The popping kept going off. And I just dove underneath my computer desk.... I could see his feet and his legs from the knees down... his feet were facing in my direction. And I just froze with fear. And then ... he turned around and I could hear him walk out. I heard the door close and then I just heard popping starting all over again. And then the secretary, she was down behind my desk and we pulled the phone off the desk and she called 911. ... she said, “... please send help right away. We...
  • Disastrous 2008 Proposed Gun Ban List Is Being Floated Again... (Final List Will Be Worse)

    01/09/2013 7:16:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Red Flag ^ | November 29, 2012, UPDATED: December 20, 2012
    "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." ~Rahm EmanuelHere it is, folks, and it is bad news. Obama shared his administration plans just five days after the school shooting that killed 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now Congress and the White House have the framework for legislation from 2008 (see below), a serious tragedy, and a corrupt mainstream media like never before... They really do not believe you need anything more than a brick to...
  • Monopoly Transformed to Match Obama's Socialist Amerika???

    01/09/2013 7:12:50 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-9-2013 | MOTUS
    You didn’t think that fundamentally transforming America was going to be cheap did you?(snip)     And speaking of fundamentally transforming our economy, have you heard what Hasbro is up to? They have plans for fundamentally transforming the game of Monopoly: the last existing format for educating children on how capitalism works.     Here’s the deal: Hasbro has launched an effort to introduce a new token (a robot, helicopter, guitar, diamond ring or cat – your choice) to the perennially popular board game. Butt instead of just adding it, they have decided to get rid of one of the...
  • Fox’s ‘The Five’ Retaliates Against Gawker’s NYC Gun Owner List by Airing Founder’s Phone Number

    01/09/2013 7:11:02 PM PST · by XXXoholic · 28 replies
    In response to Gawker’s controversial decision to publish the names of every registered handgun owner in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Fox’s The Five retaliated by publishing the phone number and email address of Gawker founder Nick Denton for its audience. Give the dude a ring and give him a piece of your mind. 646-470-4295 nick@gawker.com
  • E-cigarettes: no smoke without ire

    01/09/2013 7:06:47 PM PST · by Eric Blair 2084 · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2013 | Lionel Shriver
    I've long been a decorative smoker. One daily roll-up hasn't imperilled my health much, and it's rescued me from the ranks of the self-righteous. I've relished the dash of badness, but my indulgence has come at a price: complicity. My more heavily addicted husband has smoked from the age of 19. So long as I join him in the odd postprandial drag, I'm a bad influence. Last month I switched to an e-cig. I'm a convert. Sleek, black, and easily confused with a fine-point felt-tip, this newfangled "nicotine delivery system" is dead cool. The gently warm vapour ingeniously replicates the...
  • Ha Ha! Obamacare Senate Amendment Forbids Ammo and Gun Registration

    01/09/2013 7:01:20 PM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies
    fire andrea mitchell ^ | January 9, 2013 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    I guess we really did have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. Of course, Obama is the lawless president and doesn’t abide by laws anyway. But still, it’s funny to find out that ObamaCARE, rammed down America’s throats by Marxist Democrats in 2010 forbids any gun or ammo registration. Good news — it has become known that hidden deep within the massive 2800-page bill called Obamacare there is a Senate Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms. It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the Amereople, then-Speaker...
  • Ryan asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year

    01/09/2013 7:00:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/13 | Erik Wasson
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress. Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009. “Given the critical importance of addressing our nation´s fiscal problems, I am writing to ask whether the President will submit
  • 'Demand a Plan' Gun Control Celebrities Ignore Harsh Realities

    01/09/2013 6:57:34 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 4 replies
    Gun supporters need to answer the Mayor Bloomberg-inspired, self-righteous video of celebrities who “demand a plan” to end gun violence. The original video, filmed mostly in black and white, features emotional, self-righteous actors who “demand a plan” for the mass shootings that have occurred. The subtext clearly called for banning guns.
  • US Officials: China Refuses to Help Stop Investment Scams

    01/09/2013 6:55:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    ABC News | 1/9/13 | Matthew Mosk & Brian Ross
    The Chinese government snubbed a U.S. request for help in cracking down on a string of alleged investment frauds that have cost Americans billions, outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told ABC News. The lack of cooperation has stymied efforts to recoup investor losses, she said, in one of the largest sprees of alleged financial crimes in recent memory -- one that has gone largely unnoticed by most Americans. "The consequence is it´s very much more difficult for us to prove our cases," Schapiro said in one of her final interviews before leaving the post,
  • RedBlueAmerica: Does Second Amendment guarantee right of rebellion?

    01/09/2013 6:55:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Record Searchlight ^ | January 6, 2013 | Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis
    The renewed debate over gun rights that has followed the massacre of elementary schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., has included scrutiny over why gun advocates believe they need a right to bear arms. Among the reasons: Many advocates believe that individual gun ownership helps preserve American liberty, making government fearful of trampling on rights of its citizens. If government goes too far, the argument goes, Americans have the right to revolt by force. Is that argument correct? Or does it belong to fringe gun enthusiasts? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, debate the question. Joel Mathis Does the Second...
  • Cops: Here are the four guys who killed Raphael Ward for his Marmot jacket

    01/09/2013 6:51:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 01/07/2013 | THOMAS TRACY
    Police have released surveillance video showing the four suspects wanted for gunning down a Manhattan teen for his coat Friday night. In the video, the foursome is seen entering a grocery store on the lower East Side a few minutes before the fatal shooting, police said Monday.
  • 5 troopers sue over union dues in Alaska

    01/09/2013 6:50:07 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    ap ^ | January 9, 2013 | BECKY BOHRER
    Five Alaska State Troopers are suing over the way union dues are collected, arguing the current system infringes upon their constitutional rights. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Alaska, states that even though the five are non-union members, they still pay dues. The lawsuit states that employees who do not opt-out of the current system wind up paying full dues, including those that go toward political purposes.
  • A California Drought: Not Enough Children

    01/09/2013 6:47:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 8th, 2013 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Declining migration and falling birthrates have led to a drop in the number of children in California just as baby boomers reach retirement, creating an economic and demographic challenge for the nation's most populous state. "After decades of burgeoning population and economic growth…the state now faces a very different prospect," said a report released Tuesday by the University of Southern California and the Lucile Packard Foundation. The report, "California's Diminishing Resource: Children," analyzed data from the 2010 census and the American Community Survey to conclude that the trend marks a "historic transition" for the state.
  • Japan and China step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands (drone skirmishes?)

    01/09/2013 6:42:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Guardian ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jonathan Kaiman and Justin McCurry
    Both countries claim drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn of future skirmishes in region's airspace. Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race between China and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China is rapidly expanding its nascent drone programme, while Japan has begun preparations to purchase an advanced model from the US. Both sides claim the drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn the possibility of future drone skirmishes in the region's airspace is "very high". Andrei Chang, editor-in-chief of the Canadian-based...
  • Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": ....

    01/09/2013 6:42:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Greg Stengler
    My (rhetorical) question is this: Why would a pro-abortion--or, "pro-choice" if you're looking for something more value neutral--advocate like Andrea Mitchell want the issue of life and death to be "value-neutral"? Here's a little nugget I came across today from Pastor John MacArthur: "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb. Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": "Anti-Abortion Is More Value-Neutral"