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  • Gun Control and the Stupid Liberals Who Love It

    01/10/2013 5:48:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Guardian lv.com ^ | January 10, 2013. | Todd Jackson
    President Obama seems hell-bent upon foisting bad gun control legislation upon America. And why not? He loves this stuff. Just every other stupid liberal. Many conservatives are quick to ascribe malevolent motives, sometimes to a degree that is bluntly ludicrous. Liberalism is above mental dullness, a way of being carried along by sentiment instead of thought. I don’t care how many degrees the President has. His problem is not that he’s evil. His problem is that he just isn’t terribly bright. In this, he is typical. Terribly bright people don’t get to be President. Middling narcissists do. This is a...
  • Al Gore is now 'richer than Romney'

    01/10/2013 5:40:36 PM PST · by jakerobins · 11 replies
    Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine. "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives...
  • Al Gore is now 'richer than Romney'

    01/10/2013 5:40:20 PM PST · by jakerobins · 13 replies
    Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine. "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives...
  • Jack Lew Bagged $950,000 Bonus After Citigroup Bailout

    01/10/2013 5:30:38 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | Wynton Hall
    In the wake of the financial meltdown, President Barack Obama derided Wall Street bonuses as obscene, calling them examples of fat cats who are getting awarded for their failure. But now, Mr. Obama has announced that he will nominate as his next Treasury secretary Jack Lew, a man who in 2009 bagged a $950,000 bonus after his bank, Citigroup, received billions in a taxpayer-funded bailout. Mr. Lew is the former chief operating officer of Citigroups Alternative Investments unita group that bet billions against homeowners paying their mortgages.
  • Call from a Real Live Hero

    01/10/2013 5:25:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go to Apple Valley, California. Larry, are you there? Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. I'm honored that you took my call. RUSH: Well, it says up here that you're a former SEAL, and I'm honored that you're in the audience and that you called. CALLER: Well, I wanted to tell you a couple things, if I may. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: I won't waste any of your time. After losing my right leg and part of my right arm and fingers and disfigured on my face, I...
  • Snakes On A Plane Director David R. Ellis Found Dead In South African Hotel Room

    01/10/2013 5:22:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    AP) ^ | January 9, 2013 8:04 AM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) David R. Ellis, the actor-turned-stuntman-turned-director of Snakes on a Plane, has died. He was 60 years old. Ellis manager, David Gardner, confirmed his death Monday and said Ellis body was found in a hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ellis was in Johannesburg working on Kite, a remake of the 1998 Japanese anime film that was to have starred Snakes on a Plane actor Samuel L. Jackson. Gardner declined to provide additional details, and no cause of death has been released.
  • DC Mayor: Redskins Must Change Name

    01/10/2013 5:21:34 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 10,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The mayor of Washington, DC, picked up on Courtland Milloy's piece in the Washington Post yesterday. The Redskins are gonna have to get rid of that nickname 'cause it's racist and it's bigoted. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Here's Vincent Gray. Vincent Gray is the mayor of Washington, DC, said this last night. GRAY: I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would love to be able to sit down with the team -- and I'm happy to do that, to sit down with the team -- and others who are concerned with this and see if a...
  • Sequestration, Chuck Hagel and the Democrats

    01/10/2013 5:14:17 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Jan 13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Lost somewhat in the fight over the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the upcoming standoff over the debt ceiling is the defense sequestration. If you will recall, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cuts would be devastating. In the campaign, the president said he would take care of that, and he has consistently argued that it was the Republicans who were holding the troops hostage to protect the rich from tax hikes. The GOP has given on the taxes, but the troops and our national security are still being held hostage by the president, who would only agree...
  • President Obama: Where are the Women? [The National Organization for Women (NOW)...]

    01/10/2013 5:13:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    President Obama: Where are the Women? January 10, 2013 President Obama has made a number of high-profile appointments recently -- four at last count, and they are all white men. Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., was in line to follow Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. The right wing unjustly smeared Rice, and despite the efforts of NOW and allied women's organizations, she was pushed aside and replaced with a white male nominee. And now we hear that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is leaving her post. Who will be her replacement? Write to President Obama today and...
  • Favorite"Little"Song's.Small,Tiny-title-lyrics.Tell us your Favorite's.Freeper Canteen 1~11~13

    01/10/2013 5:12:02 PM PST · by fatima · 267 replies
    ~Favorite Little Song's~ Little Bitty Pretty One-Thurston Harris-1957 Little bitty pretty one Come on and talk-a to me A-lovey dovey lovey one Come sit down on my knee Tell you a story Happened long time ago Little bitty pretty one I've been watchin' you grow Little bitty pretty one Come on and talk-a to me A-lovey dovey lovey one Come sit down on my knee *Video* little darlin' - the original diamonds Eye, yi-eye-eye-eye Yi-eye-eye-eye Ya-ya-ya-ahh Little darlin', oh, little darlin' Oh-oh-oh where a-are you? My love-a, I was wrong-a (la-la-la-la-la-la) To-oo try to lo-ove two A-hoopa, a-hoopa, hoopa...
  • Chicago police chief: WE'LL SHOOT LICENSED CIVILIANS WITH GUNS

    01/10/2013 5:11:01 PM PST · by gwjack · 134 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | January 10, 2013 | LiveLeak
    Chicagos illustrious Police Chief, Superintendent or SuperNintendo (whichever you wish to call him) got on a local radio station in Chicago and told it like he perceives it. He said that citizens licensed to carry could be, and indeed predicted they would be shot by Chicago Police Officers.
  • James Holmes Supporter, I Have Written To Him

    01/10/2013 5:07:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 2, 2013 3:33 PM
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)- During a hearing Wednesday for the man who allegedly opened fire inside an Aurora movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 58 others, there were supporters in court for the suspect. Supporters for James Holmes included one woman who said she has tried to contact him while he is in custody. I have written to him. I am writing to him, other than that, I dont expect anything back, honestly. Because he doesnt know who we are. He doesnt know who his supporters are. He doesnt know who the people who hate him are, really. I dont think...
  • Immigration is a natural right

    01/10/2013 5:03:11 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Bishop Kevin Farrell ^ | Jan 9, 2013 | Bishop Kevin Farrell
    This week is National Migration Week, a campaign of the American bishops aimed at comprehensive immigration reform in order to legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants. The campaign has five goals: Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons; preserve family unity as a cornerstone of our national immigration system; provide legal paths for low-skilled immigrant workers to come and work in the United States; restore due process protections to immigration enforcement policies; address the root causes of migration caused by persecution and economic disparity. Since 1975 the Immigration and Legal Services (ILS) department of Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. has...
  • window war

    01/10/2013 4:58:32 PM PST · by Nanomaker · 3 replies
    keep and bear arms.com ^ | 11\22\2000 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Author's Note: The events related in this story are true. It is set in the real town of Hobbs, New Mexico, although some names have been changed to protect the guilty. It begins early in the morning, the day after tomorrow... Bob Stone stared at the ceiling in the darkness, the popcorn surface barely discernible in the soft glow of the porch light filtering through the bedroom curtains. He had come home angry-- just about as angry as he'd ever been-- and he knew that sleep would not come with his mind still clicking along at about ninety miles an...
  • Once Democrats Get Rid Of Ammo Biden Plans To Target Another "Menace" To Society

    01/10/2013 4:56:54 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-10-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Nate Silver Predicts Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl [VIDEO]

    01/10/2013 4:56:54 PM PST · by Third Person · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 10, 2013 | ESPN
    Nate Silver discusses his Super Bowl prediction with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.
  • What Defines an American?

    01/10/2013 4:53:33 PM PST · by conserv8 · 7 replies
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    I see the turmoil that is sweeping the great nation to the south of me and was moved to compose a web page voicing concern. I got to the point where I was about to voice my opinion of what an American is. I now think it might be better if members of this site did so themselves. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When I was in my seventh year my family moved to a small town...
  • Small Utah town encourages a gun in every home (video)

    01/10/2013 4:51:10 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/10/2013 | Bill Hemmer
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  • Jersey City mayor appears on CNN to decry 'national plague' of guns

    01/10/2013 4:49:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy spoke to CNNs Christiane Amanpour yesterday about gun control, saying illicit guns are a national plague that requires a national cure. Healy stressed that the city doesnt want to take guns from hunters, adding that his problem is with assault rifles and weapons that hold clips of 30 or more rounds of ammunition. No hunter, no collector, no target shooter has any reason to have those weapons, the mayor told Amanpour. They were all banned up until about eight years ago. The bans expired. Wed like to get them back in place. Healy touted the...
  • Military to use Glock pistols after 40 years of Browning (UK)

    01/10/2013 4:43:16 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/1/2013 | Agency staff
    LONDON (Reuters) - The military has changed its standard issue pistol to the Glock after using the Browning for more than 40 years, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday. It said it had awarded a 9 million pound contract to Austrian arms firm Glock for 25,000 guns because their pistol is lighter, carries more bullets and is more accurate than the U.S.-made Browning. "I have seen this pistol demonstrated in target ranges and am impressed that this new lighter, safer generation of pistol provides better value for money for the MoD," Defence Equipment Minister
  • Cult YouTube gun channel boss found shot dead on rural Georgia road

    01/10/2013 4:39:41 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2013 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    An operator of a highly popular YouTube channel dedicated to high-powered guns and explosives was found mysteriously shot to death, authorities said. Keith Ratliff, who was a business partner at FPSRussia, YouTube's ninth most popular channel with more than three million active subscribers and a combined half billion views, was discovered on a rural road in Carnesville, Georgia. Ratliff had a single gunshot wound the head and police are treating his death as a homicide. When authorities made the grisly discovery on Thursday, they noticed there were several guns near Ratliff, according to a local radio station report. 'For him...
  • Mr.L: I Hope Glenn Beck Fails

    01/10/2013 4:34:51 PM PST · by Kolath · 84 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01/10/2013 | Mr L
    GOP establishment RINOs still haven't learned. They stick the middle finger up at conservatives once again and tout their think tanks that will embrace Democrats and shun conservatives. The fraud Glenn Beck announces that he has reinvented himself and his network once again. Do you still listen, watch, follow & support this fraud still? If so why? Do not forget Glenn Beck has a wrap sheet against good conservatives in the movement.
  • Shoot Him Again! Shoot Him!: Husband Coaches Wife to Shoot Home Invader in Chilling 911 Audio

    01/10/2013 4:28:16 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Police have released audio from a 911 call made during a home invasion in Georgia, in which a concerned husband tells his wife to shoot a lawless intruder. The mom was home alone with her twin 9-year-old children when the man broke into their home with a crowbar. The mother, later identified as Melinda Herman, shot the man five times with a .38 caliber revolver after he cornered them in an attic crawlspace,
  • Obama pal Bill Ayers calls Teach for America 'a fraud'

    01/10/2013 4:28:03 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/10/2013 | Garrett Tenney
    Weather Underground terrorist-turned-academic and Obama confidant William Ayers is taking up a cause near and dear to teachers unions: bashing a program that sends young, idealistic college grads into the inner city to teach poor kids. The nonprofit Teach for America is a "fraud" whose participants are nothing but educational tourists, said Ayers, a onetime associate of President Obama who was a professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago before retiring. The 68-year-old firebrand, now a self-styled educational theorist, said the program's young grads are merely passing through the gritty neighborhoods where they serve...
  • Poll: Most of Ireland favors wider abortion access

    01/10/2013 4:27:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 2:46 PM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Most people in Ireland want lawmakers to give women wider access to abortion, a poll revealed Thursday as senior clerics testified before a parliamentary committee investigating Irelands ban on the practice. Prime Minister Enda Kennys government has pledged to legalize abortion for women whose lives are deemed in danger from a pregnancy, including those who threaten to commit suicide if denied an abortion. Opponents of abortion argue that the suicide-threat rule would be open to deceit and permit increasingly broad access to abortion in this predominantly Catholic country.
  • Report: 100K New NRA Members Since School Shooting

    01/10/2013 4:24:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Susan Jones
    The National Rifle Association tells Politico it has signed up more than 100,000 new members since the Newtown school shooting, bringing the number of paid members to 4.2 million from 4.1 million. Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over, the NRA told Politico. A regular, one-year NRA membership is $35, a 5-year membership is $125, and a lifetime membership costs $1,000, which can be paid in installments. NRA leaders were meeting Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden, who at President Obama's request, is heading a task force seeking legislative solutions to "gun violence." The...
  • Socialism and High Taxes: Did Russia Learn Its Lesson?

    01/10/2013 4:23:33 PM PST · by juliosevero · 5 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Socialism and High Taxes: Did Russia Learn Its Lesson? By Julio Severo Russian President Vladimir Putin giving a Russian passport to French actor Gerard Depardieu made international headlines this week. Gerard Depardieu and Russian president The actor is abandoning France because socialist president Franois Hollande plans to increasehistaxes from 41 percent to 75 percent. In Russia, there is a flat tax of only13 percent, an unimaginably lowlevyfor a nation that formerly was a communist power that used its citizens as mere slaves, without rights and freedom. An American lawyer recently told me that the Russian tax rate is much...
  • Life As A Recording Engineer

    01/10/2013 4:21:21 PM PST · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    How Justin Bieber and others sound better.(Video)
  • Self-professed 'gun nut' Keith Ratliff found fatally shot in the head in suspected homicide

    01/10/2013 4:13:13 PM PST · by jakerobins · 34 replies
    Keith Ratliff was a fervent Second Amendment gun advocate and believed all Americans should be able to possess assault weapons. In a rather macabre bit of irony, a self-professed "gun nut" who was a YouTube channel producer for fellow gun enthusiasts was found fatally shot in the head in his Carnesville, Ga., home on Jan. 3. Police are investigating the case as a homicide. Keith Ratliff, 32, was a channel producer for the popular FPSRussia firearms channel on YouTube, according to FoxNews.com. The channel boasts 3.4 million subscribers and has more than 537 million video views. The videos largely consist...
  • Livni Slams Likud and Jewish Home 'Extremists'

    01/10/2013 3:57:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Tzipi Livni, who chairs the Hatnua party, slammed on Wednesday what she termed "the extremists" in her former party, the Likud. Livni, who visited a bar in Tel Aviv, warned that a coalition between these Likud extremists and the Jewish Home would be a threat to Israel. "Extremists are taking over our lives and if we do not stop them today - we'll end up in a situation that is dangerous for Israel," Livni said. "These extremists are now in the Likud in the form of (Moshe) Feiglin, (Tzipi) Hotovely, (Yariv) Levin and others - they are in the same...
  • Letter from Casey (PA) on AWB.....thinks 2A is about hunting/target shooting

    01/10/2013 3:50:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope...
  • Biden butts heads with NRA in gun violence drive

    01/10/2013 3:49:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2013 | Steve Holland
    Vice President Joe Biden butted heads with the powerful National Rifle Association on Thursday in his drive to reduce U.S. gun violence, drawing complaints from the lobby group that the White House is trying to limit constitutionally protected gun rights. Biden sat down for about an hour and a half of talks with an NRA representative and officials from other gun owners' groups after telling reporters he is likely to recommend background checks for all gun buyers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips. "It is unfortunate that this administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our...
  • Disturbing School Bus Stop Brawls Caught On Camera

    01/10/2013 3:42:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 61 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 1/9/2013
    Swissvale police are increasing patrols near a school bus stop where two major brawls happened the past few days. Cell phone videos captured by students show a crowd of as many as 60 students and parents fighting in the streets of Swissvale, on both Monday and Tuesday. They were riots, says Swissvale Police Chief Greg Geppert. Even worse, the fights were made up of both kids, and adults. Police say they have already arrested five adults and minors, and are looking for close to a dozen more. The students, and parents were reportedly from the Woodland Hills School district. It...
  • Hey, Media, will you be next?

    01/10/2013 3:40:04 PM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 22 replies
    Local | January 10, 2013 | From The Deer Stand
    Now that Obama has decided he has unlimited powers and can ignore Congress and the U.S. Constitution, how far will he go with his "executive orders" and "recess appoitments?" Now it's gun control, next it'll be what? As this power-hungry, law-ignoring, dictator keeps flexing his muscles is the media in his sights? How about an executive order that all news stories or articles concerning the government have to be reviewed by a government panel prior to publishing or airing? Sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But, as Obama keeps stealing powers that he doesn't legally have the sky is the limit. Be careful...
  • Largest Anti-Muslim Ad Campaign Hits NY Subway System

    01/10/2013 3:37:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The group behind last years controversial anti-Jihadist advertisements that appeared throughout the New York subway system is planning what is expected to be its largest campaign to date. The American Freedom Defense Initiative purchased space next to 228 clocks in 39 New York subway stations for ads with an image of the burning World Trade Center and a quote attributed to the Quran saying: Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. The clocks are suspended from ceilings above subway platforms in stations across the city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said the ads went up Monday...
  • John Cook, Gawker writer who published two-year-old list of gun-owning [expletive], promoted

    01/10/2013 3:33:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/10/13 | Staff
    Kristina Lucarelli @KristinaLuca AJ's out at Gawker, Cook's in, the world keeps turning for folks not in NYC media, because they don't know/care who either one is. 10 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Sigh. We hadnt really heard of Gawker writer John Cook until just this week, when he made a splash by publishing a two-year-old list of legal, registered gun owners in New York City. Sure, the list was out of date, and the morally questionable stunt had already been pulled by the folks at the Journal News in suburban New York. Cook gave the piece his own special...
  • Silencers: The NRAs latest big lie

    01/10/2013 3:30:52 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | Dec 30, 2012 | Alexander Zaitchik
    A gruesome holiday season exercise: Think of some firearms and accessories that might have added to the body counts of Aurora and Newtown. More starkly, imagine the means by which coming Auroras and Newtowns will be made more deadly. The exercise starts with a militarized baseline, as both shooters unloaded designed-for-damage rounds from high-capacity magazines loaded into assault rifles. Improving their killing efficiency would require one of two things: the ability to shoot more bullets faster, or more time. A fully automatic machine gun would provide the first. More minutes to hunt, meanwhile, might be gained by employing a noise...
  • To "The Precious Metal Purchasing Act" From Executive Order 6102 - Santelli's Take

    01/10/2013 3:16:53 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/10/2013 | Tyler Durden
    First they want gun registration and now precious metal registration? Im sure the government would only use such information in our best interests, because as we all know: Your Government Loves You. Sounds reasonable, after all, only 'terrorists' buy guns and gold anyway."
  • SUNDAY [Catholic] CELEBRATIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF A PRIEST

    01/10/2013 3:15:50 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Southern Orders ^ | January 10, 2013
    In 1994 there was a book prepared by the Committee on the liturgy of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and approved for use in the Dioceses of the USA by the NCCB. It is entitled, "Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest." It is a liturgical book that gives options for parishes when no priest is available on a Sunday. The expectation in the norms of the "General Instruction or Introduction" of this liturgical book is that the bishop be very much involved in the decision making process of the necessity of such a celebration in particular...
  • Plane Crash Victims Families File Suit Against Jenni Riveras Company, Owners Of Plane

    01/10/2013 3:09:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 10, 2013 11:14 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) The families of four of the six victims who were killed in a plane crash along with singer Jenni Rivera have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that owned the plane, which crashed at more than 600 miles per hour. Starwood Management, which owned and operated the Learjet 25, has been named in the suit. The families are blaming the company for negligence in allowing the plane to take flight. Records show the jet, built in 1969, was heavily damaged during a 2005 landing and then later cleared to fly by officials. According to...
  • Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

    01/10/2013 3:01:39 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | January 9, 2013 | CBS
    CHICAGO (CBS) jihad against the white devil,
  • A Christmas card come to life: Jerusalem hit by worst snowstorm for TWENTY YEARS(8 inches)

    01/10/2013 2:56:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Dailymail (uk) ^ | UPDATED: 14:12 EST, 10 January 2013 | Steve Robson
    The Holy City of Jerusalem has been covered in a brilliant white blanket after the worst snowstorm in 20 years.Schools and highways have been closed as up to eight inches of snow piled up in the city centre by this afternoon.Israel and much of the surrounding region has been hit by five days of rain, wind and snow as temperatures have dipped below freezing.Scroll down for video
  • Obama signs protection bill for former presidents

    01/10/2013 2:55:58 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 31 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives. The measure Obama signed Thursday applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and former President George W. Bush. It reverses a 1994 law that ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president leaves office. Under that law, the Homeland Security secretary could extend such protection on a temporary basis.
  • Experts urge PC users to disable Java, cite security flaw

    01/10/2013 2:51:44 PM PST · by alancarp · 38 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jan 10, 2013 5:06pm EST | Jim Finkle
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  • SC Gov. Haley's husband deploys with SC Guard

    01/10/2013 2:49:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 1/10/13 | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) Gov. Nikki Haley and her family have bid a tearful farewell to her husband Michael as he leaves with a South Carolina National Guard unit for a month of training and then deployment to Afghanistan. Capt. Michael Haley wrapped his arms around his wife and two children, ages 10 and 14, as his unit was given a send-off Thursday by several hundred family members, friends and Guard officials at a National Guard site outside Columbia. The Republican governor issued a statement saying "we are a proud military family who understands the sacrifices any family goes...
  • CFPB Reduces Consumer Choice by Banning Mortgage Features (Thou Shall Not ..)

    01/10/2013 2:48:30 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), built by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and run by Robo Cop Richard Cordray (the former Attorney General of Ohio), has issued its new list of mortgage feature bans for the qualified mortgage. Kerri Ann Panchuk from Housing Wire has a nice summary in her article. 201301_cfpb_ability-to-repay-factsheet Here are the features of Qualified Mortgages and what is banned: No excess upfront points and fees No toxic loan features o No interest-only loans, o No loans where the principal amount increases, such as a negative-amortization loan; and o No loans where the term is...
  • The Sandy Relief Bill: A Sham, Wrapped In A Disappointment, Inside A Travesty

    01/10/2013 2:41:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-10-13 | Michael Henkins
    My apologies to the late Sir Winston Churchill, minter of the the original words It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma speaking of the now defunct Soviet Union. This is the only way I can describe what I feel the upcoming Sandy Relief bill has become. One would think, after the disaster left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, that elected officials from both parties would show some respect for citizens who have suffered the hurricanes destruction. That would be far beyond a reasonable expectation it now appears. Neil Cavuto, of Fox News, recently interviewed New...
  • 60% of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled: report

    01/10/2013 2:41:18 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/10/2013 | Aaron Smith
    New York has the highest cigarette tax rate of any state, and nearly two-thirds of the state's cigarette market is illegal, announced the think tank Tax Foundation on Thursday. The Tax Foundation said that 60.9% of cigarettes sold in New York State are smuggled in from other states. This makes New York the biggest importer of black market cigarettes, along with the state's highest tax rate of $4.35 per pack. That's compared to Missouri, the state with the lowest rate, of 17 cents per pack. In New York City the tax rate is even higher, adding another $1.50 per pack...
  • Edison Bailed Out CA Cap and Trade Auction

    01/10/2013 2:40:19 PM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 11 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    NEW: Edison bailed out CA Cap & Trade auction The facts slowing coming out about the states first Cap and Trade auction seriously question whether the system is already being gamed by government, together with electric utilities. Edison International made an announcement on Dec. 20, 2012: At Californias first Cap and Trade auction held back on Nov. 14, 2012, it offered to buy 21 times more pollution permits than allowed. Edisons overbidding error ended up amounting to 72 percent of all the bid offers and bailed out the Cap and Trade auction from failure. About a month later, Edisons unregulated...
  • Statement From the National Rifle Association of America Regarding Today's White House Task Force...

    01/10/2013 2:40:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 74 replies
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