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  • Pro 2nd Amendment Rally at State Capitols Across the Nation January 19th at Noon

    Sorry if this has already been covered. I searched! Pro 2nd Amendment Rally at State Capitols Across the Nation January 19th at Noon. Website http://www.guncontrolmorecrime.com/ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GunControlMoreCrime More info youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUAfft7l4wQ
  • Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures ("Religion of Peace")

    01/12/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 11, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures Rizana Nafeek, a young nanny from Sri Lanka, was beheaded by sword this week in Saudi Arabia, punishment for allegedly killing a baby in 2007 when she was believed to be just 17. The execution has spurred international outcry, given Nafeek's age at the time of the incident and her limited access to a defense attorney. The beheading has also shined a light on the Arab kingdom's medieval system of punishment, which includes cutting the hands off thieves, executing women accused of adultery, and flogging men accused of being gay. Few...
  • "Do not turn off your computer" [Grammar Vanity]

    01/12/2013 3:39:35 PM PST · by re_nortex · 84 replies
    1-12-2013 | re_nortex
    I typically spend 94.37% of my computing time in the Solaris or Linux environments but today was one of those occasions when I ventured outside my comfort zone, launching into Windows 8 for a brief while. A series of updates were available and upon the recommended reboot, I was greeted with this message:Windows Update: Do not turn off your computer. Of course, the Unix platforms have never been noted for the precision of their error and informational messages (the notorious "not a typewriter" as a catchall for an invalid ioctl). Yet the syntax of the Microsoft message struck me as...
  • "Christ the Baptized and Baptizer" (Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord, on Luke 3:15-22)

    01/12/2013 3:35:15 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 13, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    ďChrist the Baptized and BaptizerĒ (Luke 3:15-22)Today in the church year is the Baptism of Our Lord, which we always celebrate on this, the First Sunday after the Epiphany. The Baptism of Our Lord is that auspicious occasion when our Lord Jesus Christ, as he was about to start his public ministry, was baptized by John in the Jordan, and the Spirit descended on him like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, attesting to Jesus as Godís beloved Son, with whom he is well pleased. And so every year on this day the Holy Gospel is the account...
  • Permission Granted

    01/12/2013 3:34:04 PM PST · by 41Thunder · 12 replies
    Personal | January 12, 2013 | 41Thunder
    I posted a letter a short while back that I sent to my State Senators and Congresswoman. I've received several email requests for permission to use the text. Therefore to all Freepers: Permission Granted! Stay united and defend the Second Amendment. Here's the text of the letter. The Honorable *insert name* The Honorable *insert name* The Honorable *insert name* Washington, DC. Subject: Pending Federal Gun Control Legislation The Second Amendment of the US Constitution clearly establishes the limits of the Government concerning gun control. It was established by our founding fathers to give ďWe the PeopleĒ an equal footing with...
  • Governor proposes to eliminate gasoline tax (Virginia)

    01/12/2013 3:31:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Independent Messenger ^ | 1/10/13 | DON KORALEWSKI
    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell delivered his state of the Commonwealth address on Wednesday, marking his vision for the state as the General Assembly opens the 2013 session. One of the most striking parts of his presentation is a proposal to eliminate Virginiaís 17.5-cent per gallon gasoline tax, and replace this portion of state roads funding with an increase in the stateís sales tax.
  • Protect Your Rights

    01/12/2013 3:19:34 PM PST · by FR_addict · 26 replies
    Ruger Reliable Firearms ^ | 1/10/2013 | Ruger
    Dear (Recipients), I am a law-abiding citizen and responsible gun owner. I am saddened by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, but I believe that efforts to impose new restrictions on me and other lawful and responsible owners like me are misguided. Did you know that violent crime with firearms has declined since the Federal "assault weapons ban" expired in 2004? Your focus should be on strengthening mental health care and improving the quality of data supporting NICs checks (National Instant Criminal Background Check System). Do NOT pass more gun laws; instead, work to enforce the more than 20,000 gun...
  • Hobby Lobby Forced to Change Health Insurance to Avoid Mandate Fines

    01/12/2013 3:18:57 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | January 11, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Hobby Lobby, the Christian craft company, has been forced to alter its employee health insurance plan in order to avoid millions of dollars in fines each and every day it refuses to comply with the HHS mandate.The mandate compels religious employers to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees in their health insurance plan. Late Thursday, in a statement, Hobby Lobby attorney Peter Dobelbower said the company will shift the plan year for employee health insurance that will delay the implementation date of the plan from January 1, so it does not coincide with...
  • Republicans Talking Tax Reform (North Carolina)

    01/12/2013 3:14:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 1/10/13 | John Hammer
    The newly elected North Carolina General Assembly was sworn in this week. It is decidedly Republican, with the Republicans having a 31-to-19 advantage in the state Senate and a 67 to 52 advantage in the state House. There is also a huge change for 2013 in that North Carolina has a Republican governor. Former Gov. Bev "Dumpling" Perdue vetoed quite a few bills in the last session and even more bills were never introduced because the Republicans knew they would never make it past the governor's desk. Now the legislature has a governor who will be working with them, not...
  • Op-Ed: Obama's True Colors

    01/12/2013 3:09:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/13 | Ron Jager
    ....I depart and return to Israel with a sense of sorrow and dismay. For many, Israel remains a focal point of their lives enriching their collective sense of responsibility and Jewish identity. For these American Jews their frustration has only been reinforced by Obama's reelection only to be followed by him turning his back towards those very American Jews aligned with the White House, those Jews who wholeheartedly supported Obama's reelection yet now find themselves unable to defend his latest betrayal. Two major supporters of Obama, former NY Mayor Ed Koch, a life long Democrat and Prof Alan Dershowitz have...
  • Indicted UT Businessman Links Harry Reid To Bribery Attempt

    01/12/2013 3:06:45 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2013 | Tom Harvey and Robert Gehrke
    Embattled St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson says new Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped broker a deal in 2010 in which Johnson believed he was to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid $600,000 to make a federal investigation into Johnsonís company go away. But when the federal government filed a lawsuit Johnson thought he had paid to quash, he demanded Swallow return some of the $250,000 initial payment. Then, just days before the Nov. 6 election, Johnson engaged in a frenetic but unsuccessful effort to get Swallow to drop out of the race, saying information about what Johnson called a...
  • Boehner takes flak from Republican defense hawks on sequester stance

    01/12/2013 3:06:01 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 Jan 13 | Russell Berman and Jeremy Herb
    House Republican defense hawks are pushing back strongly against Speaker John Boehnerís (R-Ohio) claim that he has GOP support to allow steep automatic budget cuts to take effect if President Obama does not agree to replace them with other reductions. Party leaders have for more than a year railed against the Pentagon portion of the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration, but in an interview published Monday, Boehner pointed to the reductions as leverage and said he had significant Republican support, including from defense hawks, in his ďback pocket.Ē Not so fast, two defense-minded House Republicans told The Hill. ďI donít...
  • Cat Fights!

    01/12/2013 3:03:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    LiveLeak / YouTube
    Dash-Cam Perfect Timing Catches Cat Fight!Epic Cat Fight (cat's horror) Crows vs Cat vs Cat Street FightCat Betrayed His Girlfriend! Sex! Heat! Rage! Foul language! (ORIGINAL ENGLISH CAPTIONS)
  • Car explodes near Israeli defence ministry in Tel Aviv

    01/12/2013 3:03:32 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12 Jan 2013 | News Wires
    A car exploded near the Israeli defence ministry in Tel Aviv on Thursday, injuring several people, in what police said was a crime-related incident and not linked to militant groups. ...
  • Pope's Twitter success praised as evangelization breakthrough

    01/12/2013 3:02:08 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 11, 2013 | Kevin J. Jones
    Credit: File Photo/CNA. Vatican City, Jan 11, 2013 / 01:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict's mass of 2.5 million followers in eight languages during his first month on Twitter has one Vatican priest calling the pontiff's online presence ‚Äúa new frontier‚ÄĚ of evangelization. Father Paolo Padrini, a collaborator of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said it is good that the Pope has so many followers, but it even more important that the Pope ‚Äúseeks to co-exist and share on Twitter.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBeing present in social media is evangelizing, if just for the fact that he is present with his...
  • Defence chiefs prepare new plans to defend Falkland Islands

    01/12/2013 2:58:56 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Defence chiefs prepare new plans to defend Falkland Islands Defence chiefs have drawn up new contingency plans designed to prevent hostile action by Argentina towards the Falkland Islands. By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent 9:00PM GMT 12 Jan 2013 A series of military options are being actively considered as the war of words over the islands intensifies. It is understood that additional troops, another warship and extra RAF Typhoon combat aircraft could be dispatched to the region ahead of the March referendum on the Falkland Islandsí future. The options being proposed by planners at the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood, north-west...
  • Italian consul in Libya escapes gun attack: report

    01/12/2013 2:57:18 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12Jan 2013 | anon
    Italy's consul to Benghazi in eastern Libya escaped unscathed after an attack on his bullet-proof car in the city on Saturday, Italian news agency ANSA and local security sources said. The car in which the consul, Guido De Sanctis, was travelling was shot at when it stopped at a crossroads, but no one was injured, ANSA said. ...
  • Archaeology: Bulgaria claims find of temple to Priapus

    01/12/2013 2:52:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    The Sofia Globe ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 | staff in Bulgaria
    In a claim certain to prick the interest of followers of archaeology and mythology everywhere, the head of Bulgaria's National History Museum has said that an ancient temple to the Greek god Priapus has been found in the Black Sea town of Sozopol. National History Museum chief Bozhidar Dimitrov, who hails from Sozopol, said that archaeologists had found a clay phallus inscribed "to Priapus" during a dig in the Black Sea town, which in the past 24 months has boasted everything from the finding of the purported hand bones of Christian saint John the Baptist to a temple to Poseidon....
  • Blessed Are the Nobodies (LA Cathedral Tomb of St. Vibiana)

    01/12/2013 2:31:09 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    i-italy.org ^ | January 11, 2013
    Saint Vibiana Whenever I visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angeles I head straight downstairs to the mausoleum to take a peek at my friendís crypt.† Heís still very much alive but has his place already for when his time is up.† His name is Mike Dugan and I never get tired of reading the inscription below his name, ďMike tried!Ē† I find his healthy attitude and sense of humor toward death very comforting.† On a recent visit I felt the urge to check out an area Iíve never been before.† I felt drawn to what appeared to...
  • Businessman in fraud case ties Utah AG to scheme (Harry Reid mentioned)

    01/12/2013 2:30:33 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ap ^ | Jan 12 , 2013
    A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear. ... Johnson says be believed that Reid, a Nevada senator, might intervene in the Federal Trade Commission's investigation.
  • Video: Arabs Gang Up on Hareidim in Jerusalem

    01/12/2013 2:29:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    A disturbing video began circulating on Facebook Saturday evening. It shows a group of about 20 Arabs ganging up on two helpless Hareidi Jews, kicking one of them, hurling snowballs in their faces and humiliating them. At one point, one of the Jews falls to the ground, apparently slipping on the ice as he is chased up some steps. Video The attack apparently took place near Shechem Gate. The Jews were most likely on their way back from praying at the Kotel. Border Police who are usually stationed in the area are nowhere to be seen. ..... More video Arab...
  • The Scandal That Will Bring Obama Down [Benghazi-gate Good read]

    01/12/2013 2:25:56 PM PST · by upchuck · 103 replies
    westernjournalism ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    It‚Äôs even worse than we previously thought. A retired four-star admiral is now claiming that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America‚Äôs enemies to stage a bogus attack and the kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could ‚Äúnegotiate‚ÄĚ the release of a ‚Äúhostage‚ÄĚ and bolster his mediocre approval ratings just prior to the election!The Washington Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: ‚Äúthe attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi‚Ķ was the result of a bungled abduction attempt‚Ķ. the first stage of an international prisoner exchange‚Ķ that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‚ÄėBlind Sheik‚Äô‚Ķ‚ÄĚBut...
  • The Children of Caesar /( Government Schools and Children)

    The Children of Caesar Dr. Voddie Baucham explains that if parents turn their children over to Ceasar don't be surprised that they come home as Romans. Some facts in the video: ---A government indoctrinated child in the godless government schools will spend 14,000 hours of "seat time" in these schools. ---70% of children from evangelical homes will not be active in their faith after their freshman year in college. Please conservatives! Remove your children from the godless government schools. Yes, we may win short term political goals but we will lose in the long run if we continue to allow...
  • Obama Appoints Islamís Apologists

    01/12/2013 2:16:19 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    pj media ^ | January 11, 2013
    Waving aside any pretense of diversity, invoking seldom heard themes of merit and competence, President Barack Obama is about to appoint to his cabinet three of the most naive older white guys that ever walked up the Capitol steps.For an administration that has made ¬ďdiversity¬Ē a worn shibboleth for almost every other series of appointments, why this sudden departure from generating a photo-op like a Benetton ad of Christmas past? Were there no ¬ďwise Latina women,¬Ē ¬ďacademically distinguished African-Americans,¬Ē or ¬ďexperienced white women¬Ē available? What is it that makes these three candidates so phenomenal as to cause Obama to...
  • Fed Court Denies Navy Veteran From Owning Gun Due To 1968 Misdemeanor

    01/12/2013 2:12:05 PM PST · by middlegeorgian · 39 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 1/11/2013 | unknown
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) ó A federal appeals court says a Maryland veteran canít own a gun because of a misdemeanor assault conviction more than four decades ago.</p> <p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday turned away an appeal from 68-year-old Navy veteran Jefferson Wayne Schrader, who sued after failing a 2008 background check.</p>
  • Why I gave up my guns (NY bred metrosexual loses his nerve, throws in the towel on gun ownership)

    01/12/2013 2:06:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 213 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Patrick Blanchfield
    (1918 Bolshevik Poster by Alexander Apsit reads "Citizens, hand over your weapons!") Why I gave up my guns ē A former firearm enthusiast explains his personal epiphany Late one night in the spring of 2008, I was jolted awake by the sound of yet another a burglar trying to break into my Atlanta home. Weíd already had a series of scary close calls, but this time I was ready: I had staged my shotgun and a box of shells in a broom closet right by the back door, next to the umbrellas. While my girlfriend called the police, I...
  • Obama Executive Orders on Guns Would Spark Mass Resistance

    01/12/2013 2:05:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | January 10, 2013 | Alex Newman
    As the Obama administration openly vows to use unconstitutional ďexecutive ordersĒ to further infringe on the right to keep and bear arms, gun rights activists, members of the law enforcement community, military personnel and others are pledging to resist. Everything from an armed uprising and nationwide civil disobedience to legal means of resistance like the courts and nullification is being openly discussed online and even in the establishment media. ďThe president is going to act,Ē pledged Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading an administration task force to further restrict gun rights in the wake of the Newtown massacre. "Executive...
  • "Why did Jesus insist on being baptized?"

    01/12/2013 2:03:54 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 12, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for January 13, 2013, the Baptism of the Lord | Carl E. Olson Readings: ¬ē Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 40:1-5, 9-11 ¬ē Ps 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 or Ps 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30 ¬ē Acts 10:34-38 or Or Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7 ¬ē Lk 3:15-16, 21-22 If baptism is necessary for the forgiveness of sins, why did Jesus insist on being baptized by his cousin, John? And if baptism, as St. Peter wrote, ‚Äúnow saves you ‚Ķ through the resurrection of Jesus Christ‚ÄĚ (1 Pet 3:21), why would the Messiah deem it appropriate,...
  • Police: Deaf Man Stabbed After His Sign Language Was Mistaken For Gang Signs

    01/12/2013 2:02:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11 Jan 13 | None
    <p>BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) ó Police in Burlington say a deaf man was stabbed several times after his sign language was mistaken for gang signs by another man.</p> <p>Sgt. Mark Yancey said 45-year-old Terrance Ervin Daniels was using sign language with another deaf man. A third person saw them, thought they were flashing gang signs and stabbed Daniels several times with a kitchen knife. A neighbor saw the victim and called emergency personnel.</p>
  • History warns against disarming public

    01/12/2013 1:48:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Evansville Courier & Press ^ | January 12, 2013 | David Coker
    The gun control hysteria and propaganda emanating from President Barak Obama, members of Congress, state legislators, mayors of major cities and assorted interest groups finds them in a considerable dither. With some wanting no less that the eventual confiscation of any weapon that can shoot more than one round of ammunition upon reloading, a rancorous debate and considerable push-back from the grass roots of the nation is inevitable. The very use of the term "assault weapon" ó a propaganda term for any semi-automatic firearm ó has been repeated so many times by media pundits that the very term has lost...
  • (Al) Sharpton: Is Obama Ready for Mt. Rushmore?

    01/12/2013 1:47:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 11, 2013
    'If Teddy Roosevelt is the measure, I think it strengthens the case for President Obama' Al Sharpton aired a segment concerning a recent National Journal article which analyzed President Obamaís chances of attaining a coveted spot on Mt. Rushmore Friday evening on MSNBC. Teddy Rooseveltís presence on the landmark garnered particular attention from Sharpton, who expressed his opinion that Rooseveltís thin resume as a ďtransformative presidentĒ strengthens the case for Obama to be included: ABBY HUNTSMAN: You look at Reagan, he ended the Cold War. I think they have to have a legacy that changed America. Obama was the first...
  • Ore., Calif., require transgender health coverage

    01/12/2013 1:45:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2013 7:05 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    Regulators in Oregon and California have quietly directed some health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity. The states arenít requiring coverage of specific medical treatments. But they told some private insurance companies they must pay for a transgender personís hormone therapy, breast reduction, cancer screening or any other procedure deemed medically necessary if they cover it for patients who arenít transgender. The changes apply to companies insuring about a third of Oregonians and about 7 percent of Californians, but not to people on Medicare and Medicaid or to the majority of Californians...
  • PANIC: One Million AR-15 Magazines On Backorder

    01/12/2013 1:41:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 96 replies
    According to the gun review site, "Haus of Guns," backorders for the Magpul AR-15 30-round magazine ("PMAG") have surpassed one million. In a Facebook post dated today, January 9, Haus of Guns writes the following: "Had breakfast with a buddy who has reasonably close ties to the Magpul family. Word is the great PMAG panic backorder of 2012/13 has topped 1 million at Magpul HQ." Magpul is a designer and manufacturer of firearms accessories. The PMAG is one of their most popular products. It is a 30-round magazine designed for the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
  • What does the Republican Party Want?

    01/12/2013 1:39:44 PM PST · by DanMiller · 73 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 12, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Reelection of its incumbents and power of course, but what else matters? Anything? An article by Scott Rasmussen published yesterday contends that Just a few days after reaching [the fiscal cliff] agreement, an inside-the-Beltway publication reported another area of bipartisan agreement. Politico explained that while Washington Democrats have always viewed GOP voters as a problem, Washington Republicans "in many a post-election soul-searching session" have come to agree. More precisely, the article said the party's Election 2012 failures have "brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They have a primary problem." As seen from the halls of power, the problem...
  • Gay marriage: ... the Catholic Church really is at war with the Government (UK)

    01/12/2013 1:33:58 PM PST · by Salman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 12th, 2013 | Damian Thompson
    More than a thousand Catholic priests have signed the letter to The Daily Telegraph arguing that the Government's gay marriage plans will "severely restrict the ability of Catholics to teach the truth about marriage in their schools" and rejecting promised safeguards as "meaningless". I'll be honest: when I read the news story about the letter, I thought: gosh, a thousand conservative/traditionalist priests are standing up to be counted. But that just goes to show the folly of assuming that the Catholic Church is as factional as the Church of England. Because when I worked my way down the names, I...
  • Computer users told to disable Java

    01/12/2013 1:29:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Computer users told to disable Java Press Association Ė 16 hours ago Press Association - Computer owners in the US have been advised to temporarily disable Java software (AP) The US Department of Homeland Security has advised people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. The recommendation came in an advisory which was issued following concerns raised by computer security experts. Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other hi-tech mischief. Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/12/2013 1:24:29 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 14 replies
    January 12, 2013 | Irish Rose
    I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORDís great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ďThe LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.Ē (Lamentations 3:19-24)
  • Citizens armed with ďassault rifles,Ē brings PEACE to a town in Mexico.

    01/12/2013 1:23:52 PM PST · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    iowntheworld ^ | January 12, 2013 - 07:00 | BigFurHat
    "Mexican drug gangs face civiv self defense. Citizens armed bring peace to a town in Mexico. Learn proggies. The government is not only not the answer, they can be your defacto enemy by their inaction. Thus, another reason for the 2nd amendment..[ Two minute video ]
  • Randy Travis charged with DWI from August incident

    01/12/2013 1:15:07 PM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    Herald Democrat ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jerrie Whiteley
    A statement from the Grayson County District Attorneyís Office said the charges filed this week arise from the Aug. 7 incident in which Travis was involved in a traffic accident in western Grayson County. Reports from the time of the incident show that Travis was booked into the Grayson County Jail by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers after they found Travis near the scene of a wreck at Hwy. 922 and Clover Road, just outside of Tioga. Travis was naked and officers said he refused blood and breath tests. The officers also alleged that Travis threatened to shoot them.
  • Global Average Temperature an Impossibility

    01/12/2013 1:14:47 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | January 11, 2013 | Reasonmclucus J
    The following is a news release from the University of Copenhagen in March, 2007. I've decided not to put it in my own words because I agree with Professor Andresen, and want the article to reflect his views rather than mine. He is the professor not me. Discussions on global warming often refer to 'global temperature.' Yet the concept is thermodynamically as well as mathematically an impossibility, says Bjarne Andresen, a professor at The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, who has analyzed this topic in collaboration with professors Christopher Essex from University of Western Ontario and Ross McKitrick from...
  • Post Newtown: Time to Just Ban Everything?

    01/12/2013 1:13:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Steve Pauwels
    Perhaps the Christmas 2012 season was bloodier than normal ó or perhaps December 14thís particularly heinous Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in suburban Newtown, Connecticut only makes it seem so. In any case, lots of people died violently over several pre-holiday weeks. And, adding to the awfulness, the widespread reaction has been an exasperatingly predictable exercise in distraction and misdirection. Actually, to clarify: itís the reaction to the Connecticut atrocity thatís been vocally wrongheaded. Decemberís other outbreaks of firearms carnage have, by comparison, been forgotten pretty quickly by the national press and commentariat. In case you donít know, three days...
  • RFK children speak about assassination in Dallas

    01/12/2013 1:06:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2013 3:24 AM EST | Jamie Stengle
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasnít solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a ďshoddy piece of craftsmanship.Ē Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the presidentís death. Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Five...
  • Jay Leno's Garage: Decoliner Custom Built

    01/12/2013 12:55:55 PM PST · by RegulatorCountry · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 25' 2012 | Jay Leno
    Went into the grocery store last night to pick up a few things, and happened to glance at the magazine display. What I saw on the cover of Drive really caught my eye, so I looked at the magazine. There is an automotive custom design group called Blastolene, that is doing some really crazy, beautiful stuff, equal parts rat rod, Buck Rogers and alternative historical fantasy with a steampunk edge to it. The YouTube video is the best example I could find since the current issue of the magazine doesn't seem to be available online yet. It features the head...
  • 19-year-old male confesses threat to burn home with Mom and Dad inside

    01/12/2013 12:50:20 PM PST · by qwertyz · 8 replies
    Fitzwilliam Notebook ^ | 1662 | Isaac Newton
    Another bright, young male with time on his hands, another violent fantasy. This time, however, the young man who was "threatning [sic] my father and mother Smith to burne [sic] them and the house over them" was stopped in time. An owner of a crossbow, the teen was a resident of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth in Lincolnshire, England. Removed from King's School, Grantham, two years prior to the incident, the suspect is son of Hannah Ayscough and stepfather Rev. Barnabus Smith. The incident was recorded in the teen's diary which listed several violent episodes -- including an assault on another student with a...
  • Netanyahu Orders Arab Outpost Taken Down

    01/12/2013 12:48:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered security forces to immediately evacuate the Arabs who have gathered in the area between Maale Adumim and Jerusalem, known as E1. To this end, the State said it would, on Saturday evening, request that the High Court of Justice rescind the injunction that it had issued, which is delaying the evacuation. Until the High Court responds to the State's motion, the Prime Minister has ordered the closure of access roads to the area in order to prevent gatherings. At this stage, the area has been declared a closed military zone and IDF forces have...
  • Section 8 Housing Voucher Distribution Canceled After Thousands Waiting In Line Get Out Of Control

    01/12/2013 12:47:26 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 32 replies
    Action News - ABC Affiliate WXYZ, Detroit, Michigan ^ | January 12, 2013 | Scripps Media, Inc
    TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - A chaotic scene erupted at the Taylor Human Services Center when the crowd waiting for a Section 8 housing voucher distribution got out of control. The center is located at Eureka and Lange Roads. That's on Eureka, between Beech Daly and Inkster. Police say thousands of people from all over the area were at the center. Many were homeless, single moms, or disabled. They were hoping to get help paying for their housing from the government. "There was elderly, disabled people, pregnant single women. They were here for help, to get their Section 8 vouchers. It...
  • Request to Drop Charges in Kelly Thomas Case Denied

    01/12/2013 12:45:51 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | Friday, Jan 11, 2013 | Updated 4:14 PM PST | By Olsen Ebright
    A judge has denied two Fullerton police officers' request to drop charges against them in the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, according to court documents obtained by NBC4 on Friday. In a Jan. 4 decision (PDF), Orange County Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg ruled there was enough "competent evidence to show the commission of a crime or the defendant's connection with it." According to the ruling, the judge didn't want to rule on whether or not reasonable force was used. Instead, that matter should be left to a jury, he wrote.
  • NFL Divisional Playoffs - January 12-13, 2013

    01/12/2013 12:40:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
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  • Revolutionary Language

    01/12/2013 12:37:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 11, 2013 | Charles M. Blow
    Listen closely. That sound you hear is the sound of a cultural paranoia by people who have lost their grip on the reins of power, and on reality, and who fear the worst is coming. And they are preparing for it, whatever it may be ó a war, a revolution, an apocalypse. These extremists make sensible, reasonable gun control hard to discuss, let alone achieve in this country, because they skew the conversations away from common-sense solutions on which both rational gun owners and non-gun owners can agree. These people, a vocal minority, have extreme fears ó gun confiscation, widespread...
  • Will the Air Force of the Future Be Capable of Flying?

    01/12/2013 12:10:30 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 11 Jan 12 | Michaela Bendikova
    ďAmong the most difficult challenges facing the Air Force is the need to modernize,Ē writes Michael Donley, the Secretary of the Air Force. Despite major engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Libya since the end of the Cold War, the Air Force currently operates the oldest fleet it has ever had. Sadly, sequestration threatens the future of modernization plans, drives up operations and maintenance costs, and prevents the United States from building the Air Force that the country needs in the future. The Air Force fleet is often described as ďgeriatricĒ or ďdecrepit.Ē It is becoming inadequate to support U.S....