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  • Girl, 15, with low IQ gang-raped under desk during class in Elmont: suit (New York)

    01/12/2013 8:21:27 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    New york Daily News ^ | 1-12-13 | Barbara Ross AND Lisa Colangelo
    A mentally challenged 15-year-old girl was gang-raped beneath her desk during class — only feet away from her teachers — at an Elmont, N.Y., school, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. When the girl reported the horrific incident the next day, school officials failed to report it, the victim’s mother claimed in the suit. The special-needs teen, known by the initials K.J., was allegedly sexually assaulted for 10 minutes under her desk by two teenage boys, as another “hit her on the head whenever she tried to escape,” during science class at Martin De Porres Academy, claims the lawsuit
  • Hannity foresees states leaving union if fed government continues ‘radicalized, abusive’ pattern

    01/12/2013 8:19:29 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jan 12 2013 | dailycaller.com
    On his Friday radio show, conservative talker and Fox News host Sean Hannity warned that the United States may fall apart if tax rates remain high. “The states are now fighting and battling against their own federal government,” Hannity said. ”Same thing with individuals. If you live in a state like New York, New Jersey, California [or] one of these high-tax states [where] 60-plus cents of every dollar goes to taxes, you’ll say, ‘What the hell am I doing this for?’” “A lot of people have told me that,” Hannity continued. “A lot of people are moving. … I noticed...
  • Prayer Vigil for Lawrence Auster

    01/12/2013 8:18:38 PM PST · by River Hawk · 4 replies
    The Orthosphere ^ | January 8th, 2012 | Kristor Lawson
    Lawrence Auster, archon of the Traditionalist Christian Right, is very ill. We are sponsoring a global prayer vigil in intercession for him, on the evening of Sunday, January 13. More information on the event may be found herehttp://orthosphere.org/2013/01/06/a-prayer-for-lawrence-auster/ .
  • NBC Sports set to air four games live from 2013 National Curling Championships (Feb 15-16)

    01/12/2013 8:12:08 PM PST · by Kolath · 16 replies
    USA Curling ^ | 01/12/2012 | Terry Kolesar
    STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Twelve hours of live playoff action from the 2013 USA Curling National Championships presented by Brooms Up Curling Supplies will be broadcast on Universal Sports and NBC Sports Network. On Friday, Feb. 15, Universal Sports will air both the women's semifinal and the men's semifinal games live. The women's game is set for 3 p.m. ET with the men's game following at 9 p.m. ET. On Saturday, Feb. 16, the championship finals take center stage. NBC Sports Network will air the women's gold-medal match at 10 a.m. ET followed by the men's gold-medal final at 4...
  • VANITY: Can anyone name the countries that sent aid to the United States after Hurricane Sandy?

    01/12/2013 8:04:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    VANITY | 01/12/2013
    Can anyone name the countries that sent aid to the United States after Hurricane Sandy? I am asking this because I got an e-mail from a friend that I am trying to fact check. Here it is ... ____________________________________ As you know, America is always the first country to send aid to other countries when they are in trouble. It is highly appropriate that we Americans, must now send our "THANKS" to all those countries that reciprocated our help with their disasters, misgivings, social turmoil, & poverty when they returned to the USA monetary and physical help after Hurricane Sandy...
  • Seattle gun buyback program offering Amazon gift cards [Amazon sponsoring]

    01/12/2013 7:52:30 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    KIVI TV ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Turn in a handgun in Seattle and pick up a $100 gift card for online shopping at Amazon.com. -snip- Amazon is kicking in $30,000 to start the program and the Seattle Police Foundation is adding $25,000. Pemco and other businesses also are contributing to push the total over $70,000. -snip- Handguns, rifles and shotguns are worth a $100 gift card. Guns classified as assault weapons are worth $200. Participants need not worry about being accused. Police say they won't take photos or record license plates. No ballistics tests will be conducted on the weapons.
  • Pew global survey: The most anti-American country in the world is…

    01/12/2013 7:33:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2013 | AllahPundit
    If you look only at the topline question it's a tie between Jordan and Pakistan. But don't look only at the topline question. Click around in the left sidebar at the link and watch how some of the numbers change as you get into specifics --- opinions of American democracy, American business, etc. When you get to American technology and scientific advances, even a near-majority of Pakistanis (47/27) have a favorable opinion. There's only one country where anti-Americans outnumber pro-Americans on every single question. Here's a hint: We're duty bound by treaty to come to their defense if they’re attacked.While...
  • France Could Be Next European Economic Disaster

    01/12/2013 7:26:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    US News ^ | 01/13/2013
    A failed plan to tax the rich at 75 percent. A glaring lack of global competitiveness. Famous actors trading in their French citizenship for Russian to avoid paying high tax rates. The news from Paris as of late has been a bit sensational, but also dire. Could France be the first northern country in the European Union to confront potential economic demise in 2013? Perhaps that assessment is not unlike Gerard Depardieu's highly publicized Moscow defection—a bit dramatic. But according to recent economic figures, there is some cause for concern. The French economy—Europe's second largest—grew at just 0.1 percent in...
  • Mexico dog mutilated by drug traffickers recovers

    01/12/2013 7:20:33 PM PST · by thecodont · 9 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 9:13 am, Saturday, January 12, 2013 | Associated Press Staff
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A dog reportedly mutilated by Mexican drug traffickers is recovering at a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs. Sanctuary owner Patricia Ruiz says Pay de Limon, or Lemon Pie, was fitted with prosthetic front legs last year. The Belgian shepherd mix now walks, jumps and runs. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Mexico-dog-mutilated-by-drug-traffickers-recovers-4188866.php#ixzz2Hp0KVWJK
  • Obama Gun Control Executive Order: Is Defense Pick Chuck Hagel a Factor?

    01/12/2013 7:20:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | January 12, 2013 | George Ertel
    In the three years President Barack Obama represented Illinois in the Senate, he became aware of maverick Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.). They served together on the Foreign Relations committee. It became clear to both men that they shared an antipathy for the war as well as for then-President Bush. In 2008, as Obama ran for the presidency, Hagel joined him on a tour of Iraq and Afghanistan. Once Obama was elected, Hagel, having retired from the Senate after two terms, served on the president's Intelligence Advisory and Defense Policy Boards. In January, President Obama nominated Hagel to be the country's...
  • Treasury: We won’t mint a trillion dollar platinum coin to sidestep the debt ceiling

    01/12/2013 7:18:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/12/2013 | Ezra Klein
    The Treasury Department will not mint a trillion-dollar platinum coin to get around the debt ceiling. If they did, the Federal Reserve would not accept it. That’s the bottom line of the statement that Anthony Coley, a spokesman for the Treasury Department, gave me today. “Neither the Treasury Department nor the Federal Reserve believes that the law can or should be used to facilitate the production of platinum coins for the purpose of avoiding an increase in the debt limit,” he said. The inclusion of the Federal Reserve is significant. For the platinum coin idea to work, the Federal Reserve...
  • Piers Morgan's Anti-gun Argument Destroyed in 4 Minutes by Ben Swann

    01/12/2013 7:15:07 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    Piers Morgan's Anti-gun Argument Destroyed in 4 Minutes by Ben Swann......please spread this if on social media. Great info contained within. 4 minutes but well worth the watch.
  • Sweeping new gun laws proposed by influential liberal think tank (Center for American Progress)

    01/12/2013 7:03:20 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    The Center for American Progress is recommending 13 new gun policies to the White House — some of them executive actions that would not require the approval of Congress — in what amounts to the progressive community’s wish list. CAP’s recommendations, presented Friday to White House officials and detailed in an 11-page report obtained by The Washington Post, establish a benchmark for what many in Obama’s liberal base are urging him to do after last month’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. CAP’s proposals — which include requiring universal background checks, banning military-grade assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition...
  • Django.WhiteHut.gov Petition to outlaw guns around pResident needs 6,709 more signatures

    01/12/2013 6:57:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    If gun-free zones make people safe, then why don’t we declare the immediate vicinity of the President and Vice-President to be gun-free zones and send the Secret Service home? Or are gun-free zones good enough for our kids, but not good enough for our overlords? It is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy for politicians to surround themselves with armed guards while insisting that our children be soft targets. There are 10 more days to get the required number of signatures on the petition
  • Two Dogs Eating In A Restaurant

    Firstly the dogs loved it - they are best friends and really like getting all the attention. We practiced with the cutlery in advance, and both dogs very quickly figured it out.
  • Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push (for most illegal aliens)

    01/12/2013 6:40:30 PM PST · by kristinn · 131 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 13, 2013 | JUlia Preston
    WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week. Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party...
  • Breaking News: Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Promises Hope for the Unborn

    01/12/2013 6:35:38 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 4 replies
    WND.com ^ | 11 January 2013 | Bob Unruh
    A ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court has concluded that a reference in state law that prevents exposing children to dangerous chemicals also protects an unborn child. While the decision itself is unrelated to abortion, in a court where at least one justice has advocated overturning Roe v. Wade the decision today in Ankrom v. State undoubtedly will be referenced again. The case upheld the convictions of two women, Hope Ankrom of Coffee County and Amanda Kimbrough of Colbert County, who were prosecuted for using drugs during their pregnancies. The state law originally was intended to prevent parents from operating...
  • Commercial flight uses fuel produced from natural gas

    01/12/2013 6:26:30 PM PST · by thackney · 27 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 11, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    Qatar Airways completed the first commercial flight this week using fuel produced from natural gas, the company said. The flight used fuel from the Pearl GTL plant in Qatar, through a partnership between the airline and the plant, jointly owned by Qatar Petroleum and Shell. The fuel was made from a blend of gas-to-liquids kerosene and conventional oil-derived jet fuel. It powered an Airbus A340-600 on a flight from Doha to London, the companies said in a statement. Shell says its gas-to-liquids products have fewer emissions than conventional jet fuel and are more environmentally friendly. The gas-to-liquids kerosene can comprise...
  • Ben Stein: Guns not the problem

    01/12/2013 6:23:30 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 9 January 2013 | Bobby Cervantes
    Economist and humorist Ben Stein placed the responsibility of gun violence on Monday squarely on a media culture that shows “guns resolving problems.” “I don’t really think, with all due respect, that guns are the problem. I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of hate mail for saying this,” he said. “It has to do, in my humble opinion, with how much people are brainwashed by Hollywood into thinking that the solution to all their problems is a gun.” He continued, slamming violent video games: “After a while, I think, the distraction between the imaginary and real is blurred...
  • Eagle Ford drilling fuels income surge for all, despite recession

    01/12/2013 6:16:42 PM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 12, 2013 | Jennifer Hiller and Joe Yerardi
    The Eagle Ford Shale is turning out to be more than an oil boom. It’s also a shot in the wallet, pulling up personal income in counties across the region — some of the poorest in the state. With a sudden abundance of well-paid oil field jobs, counties with Eagle Ford Shale wells permitted or in production saw an average increase in per capita income of 13.62 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Texas as a whole saw an increase in per capita income of 1.34 percent during...
  • The Love and Judgment of God Sodom and Gomorrah condemned for homosexual behavior

    01/12/2013 6:13:38 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 1-11-13 | David W. Virtue
    It is now standard wisdom, held by most Episcopalians and not a few liberal Protestant denominational fellow travelers, that an all loving God would never judge people with any degree of harshness (if at all) and that His love, in fact, rules out such a possibility, over-ridden by His all embracive inclusive love. But Scripture declares that God is both judge and lover. The two cannot be divorced from each other. "God is not at odds with himself, however much it may appear to us that he is. He is 'the God of peace', of inner tranquility not turmoil. True,...
  • Trillion Dollar Coin not Legal

    01/12/2013 6:13:19 PM PST · by shineon · 14 replies
    Treasury Department spokesman Anthony Coley said Saturday that neither his department nor the Federal Reserve believes the law can or should be used to produce such a coin to avoid a coming battle with Congress over government borrowing.
  • Because They Understand Americans, They Can Destroy America

    01/12/2013 6:13:11 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 12, 2013 | Joe Nathan DeWight
    Because the Communists, Marxists, Socialists, Islamists, and Liberals understand Americans, they will be able to use American virtues against us. They have studied us for decades to learn our weaknesses and our strengths. They have been patient. They had nothing to lose and everything to gain by destroying America. They know that we are trusting, to the point of naivety. True Americans believe in hard work and enjoy the feeling that comes from succeeding, and we believe in honesty and respecting others. We also have a tendency to believe in the truth. Because of our standards, we have a tendency...
  • White House Petition: Defund Planned Parenthood

    01/12/2013 6:12:17 PM PST · by Teófilo · 11 replies
    Vivificat - From Contemplation to Action ^ | 12 January 2012 | Teófilo de Jesús
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus Christ. I’ve created a petition in the WhiteHouse.gov website, asking the Obama Administration to cut government funds to Planned Parenthood. As many of you may know already, in these times of budgetary constraints, nothing is more urgent than defunding private organizations whose contribution to the Nation is nil. According to their own reporting, Planned Parenthood (PP) received over $1 billion in government funds, whereas for 2011-2012 alone PP received $542.4 million in government funding, which represents 45.2 percent of the group’s total annual budget. On June 30, 2012, PP had...
  • The Mundane Morality of Les Misérables [No Man Is Above the Law of Morality]

    01/12/2013 6:10:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 1/9/13 | Jordan Ballor
    The release of the film Les Misérables is a remarkable achievement, not only for its ambitious cinematic scope but also for its inspired cast and stunning dramatic and musical performances. A key driver of the ongoing popularity of the musical play over the better part of the last three decades is the source material’s deep moral and spiritual seriousness. The narrative focuses in large part on the transformation of Jean Valjean, who after nineteen years of hard labor as a violent criminal is released on parole to see “what this new world” might bring. The dynamics of sin and salvation,...
  • Patriotic Group To Build Armed 'Defensible' Neighborhood Fortress

    01/12/2013 6:08:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 42 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/12/13 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed community to protect their liberty. The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho. The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who "voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of Rightful Liberty." According to the Citadel website, Rightful Liberty means that "neighbors keep their noses out of other neighbors' business, that neighbors live and let live."
  • Reddit co-founder commits suicide

    01/12/2013 6:03:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-12-13 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER and NATALIE O'NEILL
    Swartz helped create Reddit and drafted an early version of the RSS format, a “Web feed” that syndicates popular headlines. Friends yesterday called him a prolific intellectual — and a computer geek legend — who had long suffered from depression. “We have lost someone today who had more work to do — and who made the world a better place,” his pal Cory Doctorow wrote on the blog Biong Boing. Swartz was also an avid Internet activist, who pushed to make web files open to the public. He opposed the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” which keeps hackers from swiping web...
  • God punishes Denver for cutting Tebow

    01/12/2013 5:59:10 PM PST · by Perdogg · 118 replies
    Baltimore wins in double overtime 38-35 after Peyton Manning throws an interception. Was Pat Robertson correct?
  • As depth of betrayal sinks in, followers of Al Gore feel confused and misled

    01/12/2013 5:57:39 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 11, 2013 | Ed Farnan
    In the history of mankind there are countless instances of cult figures who have lead their followers to ruin and disillusionment. Names like Jim Jones, David Koresh, The Pied Piper, Bernie Madoff, Adolph Hitler, Charles Manson, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and a whole host of TV evangelists have done their damage. It was easy for those outside and not sucked in by these hucksters to see the message they peddled defied logic, science and the laws of economics: Alchemy, master race, buy your way into heaven, getting something for nothing, all have that common thread. ... Gore was making hundreds of...
  • Drag Gun Owners Behind A Truck???

    01/12/2013 5:37:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 12, 2013 | Dudley Brown
    I wake up every morning waiting with baited breath for another shoe to drop . . . I’ve spent nearly 20 years fighting the gun-grabbers, but I’ve never seen the sheer HATRED for law-abiding gun owners higher than it is right now. After the tragedy in Connecticut, the gun-grabbers think they have the perfect “excuse” to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights. So I’m asking you — if at all possible — to sign up to serve as the Second Amendment’s first line of defense. I developed the FRONTLINE DEFENDER program explicitly to fight back against crises like the one...
  • US taking steps to protect Gunnison sage grouse

    01/12/2013 5:35:12 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    ap ^ | January 10, 2013
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... has proposed designating 1.7 million acres in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah as critical habitat for the bird ... The designation sometimes, but not always, means restrictions on human activities on that land. The public and the scientific community have until March 12 to comment before the agency makes a final decision on whether to list the Gunnison sage grouse as endangered.
  • Married people are THREE times more likely to survive middle age

    01/12/2013 5:34:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:15 EST, 11 January 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Being married could be the key to a longer life—by improving your chances of surviving middle age, claim scientists. People who never married were almost three times as likely to die early than those who had been in a stable marriage throughout their adult life, US researchers found. The new research suggests for the first time that not having a spouse in midlife increases the risk of dying during those years. Being single after 40, or losing a partner without marrying again, increased the risk of early death during middle age and cut the chances of getting to 60. Even...
  • State Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Provisions

    01/12/2013 5:29:17 PM PST · by Patriot95 · 19 replies
    UCLA Law School ^ | 2006 | Professor Eugene Volokh
    Alabama: That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state. Art. I, § 26 (enacted 1819, art. I, § 23, with "defence" in place of "defense," spelling changed 1901). [Self-defense right explicitly protected.] Alaska: A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State. Art. I, § 19 (first sentence enacted 1959, second...
  • Kargil strategy behind IAF chief’s tough talk (Nuclear War in Asia?)

    01/12/2013 5:25:50 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 13, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: IAF chief Norman K. Browne's assertion that India has a few strings in its bow to get a delinquent Pakistan to halt frequent ceasefire violations could stem from confidence in tactics the air force developed in operations along the line of control (LoC) during the 1999 Kargil war. Use of air power had never before been attempted at heights of 14,000 to 18,000 feet and IAF's critical contribution in demoralizing intruding Pakistani forces by destroying supply lines and dumps rewrote existing air combat manuals. IAF's rapid innovation after initial setbacks to refit top-end fighters with laser-guided bombs and...
  • Smart Phone to PC app transfer

    01/12/2013 5:16:35 PM PST · by agrace · 15 replies
    Last resort here. For the life of me I can't locate a specific app on my samsung galaxy s3 in files to transfer it to my PC and then transfer it to my son's kindle fire. My old android phone was easy; this one shows no apk files readily. I've gone through astro file manager etc to no avail. Any thoughts on locating a specific app on this particular phone for transfer? Thank you.
  • Patriotic Group To Build Armed 'Defensible' Neighborhood Fortress

    01/12/2013 5:15:00 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 112 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1-13-2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed community to protect their liberty. The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho. The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who "voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of Rightful Liberty." According to the Citadel website, Rightful Liberty means that "neighbors keep their noses out of other neighbors' business, that neighbors live and let live." Citadel explains that residents in the community will be bound...
  • Hostess Strikes Deal to Sell Wonderbread, Fate of Twinkies Not Yet Settled

    01/12/2013 5:11:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    The iconic Wonderbread, once in jeopardy after Hostess declared bankruptcy, seems likely to return to store shelves under a new brand. A $390 million bid from Flower Foods Inc., for six of the Twinkie maker’s bread brands, was the leading bid on Friday. Flower Foods, which is based in Thomasville, Ga., is best known for making Tastykakes, which are cream filled chocolate cupcakes. The company also makes breads, including Nature’s Own and Cobblestone Mill. Higher competing bids can still be made before the final deal is approved in bankruptcy court. Flower Foods made a $360 million bid for Wonder Bread,...
  • Robbery victim wants to thank Good Samaritans who came to his rescue

    01/12/2013 5:07:39 PM PST · by suthener · 23 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | January 11, 2013 | Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News
    HOUSTON -- A couple of strangers came to the rescue when a man was robbed at gunpoint. Now, the victim wants to say thank you to the Good Samaritans. Police believe the criminal who was canvassing a neighborhood in the 2500 block of Wichita near Hermann Park had no idea what he was in for when he picked his target. The victim in this case had just walked back to his car from a bar around the corner.
  • Food Storage: How much do you have right now?

    01/12/2013 5:04:17 PM PST · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    Ferfal's Blog Spot ^ | 1/10/13 | Ferfal
    It goes without saying that food is a top priority for survival from any perspective. No matter what happens, food will be needed. If you get hit by a tsunami, you’ll need food (and potable water!!!) and it may be ruined and scattered all over the area with the rest of your belongings except for what you managed to keep in a Bug out Bag or other Survival/Emergency Kit. If you’re snowed in during a storm, you better have supplies. If inflation sends food prices up 25% each passing year (or each passing WEEK! yes, can happen) trust me on...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ KEEPING THE FAITH ~ 13 January 2013

    01/12/2013 5:03:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            KEEPING THE FAITH The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was...
  • Patrick Kennedy sees ‘mad rush’ to legalize marijuana

    01/12/2013 5:01:28 PM PST · by Wolfie · 72 replies
    Patrick Kennedy sees ‘mad rush’ to legalize marijuana Ex-congressman’s cautionary efforts provoke pushback DENVER — Not all Coloradans appreciated former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy harshing their buzz Wednesday with his anti-marijuana effort. Mr. Kennedy received a mixed reception at the unveiling of Project Smart Approaches to Marijuana, known as Project SAM, which seeks to spread information about the medical and public-health drawbacks of legalizing marijuana. “Project SAM was created because we were concerned about the mad rush to legalization in this country and the false dichotomy presented as policy,” Mr. Kennedy said. “Incarceration or legalization. Lock ‘em up or let...
  • Pedaling Peddlers

    01/12/2013 4:59:43 PM PST · by Revolting cat! · 30 replies
    self | January 12, 2013 | Revolting cat!
    If you happen to care about grammar and spelling, then in these post-literate times you can expect to be considered a pedant by the semi-literate, and a "grammar nazi" by the illiterate. My blood pressure rises when I see misuses of the apostrophe, pluralization with an apostrophe, "impact" as a verb, "pro-active" in all its uses, "there is a lot" and "there is many", "He would have if he would have", among other errors familiar to the readers among whom I don't expect to see makers of such errors. Still, I realize that the battle has been lost now. Here...
  • Action Alert: Whether the Semi-Auto Ban Passes May Depend on What Happens to the Senate Rules

    01/12/2013 4:58:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 38 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 1/10/2013 | Gun Owners of America
    McCain may be working to stab us in the back Oppose the McCain package and support the Paul amendment The Blaze reported recently that Vice President Joe Biden "guaranteed" to ailing Boston Mayor Tom Menino that sweeping gun control legislation would be passed by the end of January. How sweeping? A quick look at Feinstein's semi-auto ban legislation suggests that up to 75% of all handguns currently in circulation would be banned, along with as much as 50% of all long guns. Depending on its configuration, the AR-15's already in circulation would be treated like machine guns. The owner would...
  • Tory MPs call on David Cameron to claw back swathes of powers from EU

    01/12/2013 4:42:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:00PM GMT 12 Jan 2013 | Patrick Hennessy
    David Cameron will this week be urged by a leading group of Conservative MPs to push for Treaty changes to help claw back swathes of powers covering crime, justice and policing from the European Union. The Fresh Start Group will call for the repatriation of more than 130 powers which it claims are vital to retain “national democratic accountability”, protect British interests and resist the rise of the EU superstate. The call comes in a manifesto by the group—the leading Euroskeptic parliamentary body—to be published on Wednesday ahead of a major speech by the Prime Minister on Britain’s future relationship...
  • The real agenda behind antibullying campaign

    01/12/2013 4:38:21 PM PST · by rhema · 139 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 1/12/13 | Katherine Kersten
    Who -- in the sensitive, civilized Minnesota of 2013 -- could possibly be in favor of bullying? If you were short or fat in sixth grade, you may have cringed from bullies yourself. If your kids have endured bullying, you've suffered through it with them. No child should have to put up with bullying. So how could a decent person oppose a campaign at our State Capitol to prevent it? But what if the antibullying campaign now unfolding there has little to do with protecting the traditional targets of bullies: kids who are pudgy, shy or "vertically challenged"? What if...
  • Florida's 'Python Challenge' draws adrenaline junkies, eco-warriors

    01/12/2013 4:07:33 PM PST · by george76 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The chance to traipse through Florida's Everglades in search of wild pythons up to 15 feet long has attracted nearly 700 thrill-seekers from throughout the county. The Sunshine State is offering cash prizes in the month-long “Python Challenge,” which begins tomorrow and is aimed at helping to control the exploding population of the non-native Burmese pythons, which have devastated Florida's eco-system. Anyone is eligible for the hunt ... cash prizes of up to $1,500 will be given to hunters who catch the largest and most pythons. The pythons that have nearly eradicated entire native species such as deer, bobcats and...
  • Pakistan may force us to look at other options: IAF chief

    01/12/2013 4:06:18 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 13, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: A furious India on Saturday kept up the pressure on Pakistan over the killing of two soldiers and beheading of one of them with Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Norman K. Browne saying that the country may have to look at "other options" for ensuring the sanctity of the line of control (LoC) and the ceasefire along it. "We are monitoring the situation carefully because if these things continue to be the way they are and these violations continue to take place, then perhaps we may have to look at some other options for compliance,"...
  • Riot Breaks Out At Housing Assistance Event In Metro Detroit

    01/12/2013 4:03:25 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 94 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | Jan 12, 2013
    An event designed to help assist Michigan families with housing expenses turned into a chaotic scene after there was a mad rush to collect Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. The incident happened Saturday morning at the Wayne County Family Health Services Center on Eureka Road, between Beech Daly and Inkster roads in Taylor — where thousands of people were waiting to get housing vouchers, many who had been waiting outside in the cold since the night before. Reports say the amount of people who showed up looking for assistance heavily outweighed the number of vouchers to be distributed. As the...
  • White House rejects debt-ceiling move

    01/12/2013 3:56:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    The White House flatly rejected Saturday the proposal for President Obama to bypass Congress in raising the nation’s borrowing limit, a day after the Senate’s top Democrats urged Mr. Obama to take that step. “There are only two options to deal with the debt limit: Congress can pay its bills, or it can fail to act and put the nation into default,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. “Congress needs to do its job.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and other Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mr. Obama Friday urging that the president perform an...
  • The Millennial Generation's Acceptable Sin

    01/12/2013 3:53:36 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-7-13 | Barton Gingerich
    Every human institution and society has its own list of sins and virtues that contradict the law of God. With the rise of the Millennial generation in evangelical churches, a vice is creeping up into the realms of acceptance, indifference, or at least resignation: fornication (i.e. extramarital sex or unchaste living). A few decades ago, this was one of the main issues that evangelicals hammered in their social witness. The skeptical news cycle and entertainment industry mocked this often; they saw pleas for chastity as a laughable result of pietistic sexual repression and no small bit of hypocrisy. Theological leaders...