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  • NAPOLITANO: The right to shoot tyrants, not deer

    01/10/2013 9:33:35 AM PST · by 7thson · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. Yet the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.
  • Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments

    01/10/2013 9:32:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jonathan Karl
    Rev. Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments and actions, sources confirmed to ABC News. Giglio, who is now Pastor at Passion City Church in Georgia and his role at Obama’s second inauguration was first announced Tuesday. But the liberal website Thinkprogress reported Wednesday on audio of Giglioi delivering a sermon in the mid-1990s in which he said homosexuality is a sin and advocated gay “recovery.”
  • All schools in China to hire security guards after Henan knife attack

    01/10/2013 9:31:09 AM PST · by PGR88 · 3 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Amy Li
    Repercussions from a Henan school knife attack that injured 23 pupils last month are still being felt as Beijing security officials announced on Wednesday that every kindergarten, and primary and middle school in China will hire at least one full-time security officer. The officials, from the Central Comprehensive Social Management Commission that oversees law enforcement, said they had ordered a nationwide crackdown on crimes in neighbourhoods near schools. Illegal businesses and hazardous roads and construction projects nearby are also being inspected. The announcement, reported by the People’s Daily on Thursday, comes weeks after a man stormed into a village school...
  • Opa! Housing, Jobless Claims and Unemployment in USA and Greece

    01/10/2013 9:28:59 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Reducing unemployment is critical to a housing recovery in the USA. Unfortunately, unemployment is not falling as quickly as it should. (Perhaps maybe that is why Hilda Solis stepped down as Labor Secretary!) Initial jobless claims were released this morning and showed an increase of 371,000, up from the downward revised print of 367,000 from last week. The expected print was 365,000. Notice that there has not been much improvement over the past year (SA). On a non seasonally adjusted (NSA) basis, we can see the deteriorating trend in initial jobless claims since September. In addition to mediocre employment numbers,...
  • NRA: 100,000 New Members After Sandy Hook Shooting

    01/10/2013 9:21:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | January 10,2013 | Katie Glueck
    The National Rifle Association has gained more than 100,000 new members in the last 18 days, the organization told POLITICO’s Playbook on Thursday. The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million in that time frame.
  • Gone Bezerkers. Climate change will turn humans into hobbits

    01/10/2013 9:21:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 8th, 2013 | joanne
    Pay up, or we’ll turn you into a Hobbit! This is what our public science establishment has reduced itself to?Science fiction writers have infiltrated universities. They’re running amok, and while it’s all very entertaining (thanks for the laughs) some poor sods (like The Express) might think this is actually science. Mass extinction forecast with 6C temperature rise HUMANS will have to become like Hobbits to survive the rapid climate change facing the world, a report claims today.It says that in the past species have coped with a warming climate by turning to dwarfism.This is because food is less nutritious...
  • Welfare mom with 15 kids wants someone to pay for them (video)

    01/10/2013 9:20:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | January 9, 2013 | Uploaded by thejshep
    Original story & 4 follow-ups... This is where our tax dollars go.
  • Disabled mother refuses to claim benefits, works FIVE jobs even though £300 better off on the dole

    01/10/2013 9:18:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:28 EST, 10 January 2013 | Lucy Crossley
    A hard-working disabled mother with five jobs has been left thousands of pounds a year worse off than she would be if she claimed benefits. Nina Friday, 45, has been in constant pain ever since she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as a 16-year-old schoolgirl. However, instead of living on state handouts, the mother-of-two has overcome her physical problems to work six days a week in five different jobs. Ms. Friday manages to work as a cleaner, a school midday supervisor, a care worker at a nursing home, and as a caretaker at a second school. She even finds time...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 10, 2013

    01/10/2013 9:04:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 94 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 10,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • West New York assemblywoman's bill would require psychological tests for all gun buyers

    01/10/2013 9:04:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 67 replies
    nj.com ^ | January 10, 2013
    <p>Individuals seeking a permit to buy firearms in New Jersey would have to submit results of a psychological evaluation before they could buy a gun, under a bill introduced yesterday in the Legislature by West New York Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez.</p>
  • The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps (From Graduate School to Welfare)

    01/10/2013 8:57:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | 01/10/2013 | Stacey Patton
    "I am not a welfare queen," says Melissa Bruninga-Matteau. That's how she feels compelled to start a conversation about how she, a white woman with a Ph.D. in medieval history and an adjunct professor, came to rely on food stamps and Medicaid. Ms. Bruninga-Matteau, a 43-year-old single mother who teaches two humanities courses at Yavapai College, in Prescott, Ariz., says the stereotype of the people receiving such aid does not reflect reality. Recipients include growing numbers of people like her, the highly educated, whose advanced degrees have not insulated them from financial hardship. "I find it horrifying that someone who...
  • Jaguars fire Mularkey after team's worst season

    01/10/2013 8:49:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Mike Mularkey Thursday after just one season, the worst in franchise history. New general manager David Caldwell made the announcement, giving him a clean slate heading into 2013. Caldwell said he made the move just 48 hours after he was hired because he wants to immediately explore every avenue possible to turn the Jaguars around.
  • Obama and his media use "No Soap Radio" to herd "hip and cool" dupes to the polls

    01/10/2013 8:48:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/10/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Speaking with characteristic clarity Ronald Reagan summed up talking to liberals saying, “It isn’t that Liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” The Great Communicator’s point was that in “Liberal-speak” making sense is not important; how you feel about something and how your words make others feel is the desired end result. Barack Obama has a perfect understanding of this feature of the liberal psyche. He has reintroduced “No soap radio” to unsuspecting dupes trying to be relevant. Obama uses it to herd stupid people into thinking whatever he says makes sense and the...
  • Bill Clinton On Opposition To Gun Control: "This Is Nuts"

    01/10/2013 8:39:12 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 72 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | January 9, 2013
    In a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, former President Bill Clinton outlined the importance mobile technology but also talked about political issues like gun control calling the availability of high-capacity gun magazines "nuts." FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: I grew up in the hunting culture, but this is nuts. Why does anybody need a 30 round clip for a gun? Why does anybody need one of those things that carries 100 bullets? The guy in Colorado had one of those.
  • States Provide Lucrative Subsidies For Gunmakers

    01/10/2013 8:38:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 2 replies
    Reuters via the Hartford Courant ^ | January 9, 2013 | MICHAEL C. BENDER and WILLIAM SELWAY
    WASHINGTON — — Governments in nine states have awarded at least $49 million in subsidies in the past five years to gun and ammunition makers whose products are under scrutiny after the school shootings in Newtown. Almost 85 percent of those tax breaks or grants have gone to two companies: Olin Corporation, the Clayton, Mo.-based maker of Winchester-brand bullets and shotgun shells, and a unit of Freedom Group, the Madison, N.C.-based company that produces the rifle used in the Dec. 14 killing of 20 children and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The subsidies from state and local governments...
  • Police: Man stabbed after sign language mistaken for gang signs

    01/10/2013 8:38:14 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 17 replies
    BURLINGTON - A deaf man was stabbed several times Wednesday after another man mistook sign language for gang signs, according to police. The victim was walking down East Morehead Street at 5:10 p.m., using sign language with another man who was also deaf, said Burlington police staff Sgt. Mark Yancey.
  • Virginia Poll: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in Dead Heat in Virginia 2013 Governor's Race

    01/10/2013 8:38:12 AM PST · by HokieMom · 25 replies
    McLean Patch ^ | January 9, 2013 | Mary Ann Barton
    Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows race has tightened a bit since November. Democratic gubernatorial candidate and McLean resident Terry McAuliffe and GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli are virtually tied at the beginning of the race for the governor's seat in Virginia, according to a new poll released Wednesday morning. The Quinnipiac University poll shows McAuliffe with 40 percent to Cuccinelli's 39 percent. One in five voters say they are undecided, according to the poll. In November, a similar poll showed McAuliffe with 41 percent to Cuccinelli's 37 percent. "While all three candidates for governor have run statewide previously, voter...
  • Noting Army flap, Marine Corps orders its spouses clubs to allow same-sex members

    01/10/2013 8:35:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Noting Army flap, Marine Corps orders its spouses clubs to allow same-sex members By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor Marine Corps leaders have directed their legal teams to alert spouses clubs at all Marine bases to begin allowing same-sex spouses as members if those social groups want to continue operating on Marine installations, Marine officials confirmed to NBC News Wednesday evening. In an all-hands memo to legal offices across the branch, the Marine commandant's Staff Judge Advocate warned against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and he specifically mentioned a controversial decision made last month by the officers' spouses club at...
  • It’s a deadly cold Russian winter: minus 50 in Siberia ( Dec 2012 so the Heat is in USA)

    01/10/2013 8:33:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    JoNova ^ | December 21st, 2012 | joanne
    Photo: Telegraph  REUTERS/Marian StriltsivSpare a thought for people in Russia. Its the coldest winter since 1938. Temperatures may hit -25 in Moscow this weekend. They have already hit -50C in Siberia. Twenty-one people froze to death in one day. (See the Telegraph photo gallery) Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits Russian TimesRussia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized.­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said,...
  • Academy Awards: 9 Films Vie for Best Picture Oscar; 'Lincoln' Tops With 12 Nominations

    01/10/2013 8:26:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Seth MacFarlane will host the Oscar show when it airs live by ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24. With 12 nominations, Lincoln led the pack as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated nine movies for its best picture Oscar on Thursday morning. Academy voters embraced a widely eclectic list of films that included the French-language drama Amour and the indie breakout Beasts of the Southern Wild as well as Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Silvers Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. In a year that appeared to embrace extremes, the nominees for...