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  • It wasn't robbery: Hunt continues for killer of gun channel boss (Georgia)

    01/13/2013 4:25:52 AM PST · by Candor7 · 20 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | 10 January 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police are continuing their hunt for the killer of the highly popular YouTube channel operator whose site is dedicated to high-powered guns and explosives. Investigators have ruled out robbery as a motive in the murder of Keith Ratliff, who was a business partner at FPSRussia, YouTube's ninth most popular channel with more than three million active subscribers and a half billion total views. Ratliffe, 32, was discovered dead in his office that was connected to a residence in Carnesville, Georgia.
  • Bracken: Stick To Your Guns!

    01/13/2013 4:07:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 10, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    I posted this elsewhere, but I like it, so here it is. All of my stuff you feel has merit, please feel free to repost or clip anything I write, with or w/o attribution, I could not care any less about that. If my words are ammo, “Fire for effect.” Here it is. Stick to your guns, no matter what. If they come to take them by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was on another big gun confiscation raid on April 19, 1775. If it...
  • RFK Jr.: 'It Was Not A Lone Gunman' Who Killed JFK

    01/13/2013 4:05:24 AM PST · by fella · 69 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 12, 2013 | JAMIE STENGLE
    <p>Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told an audience at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas that he doesn't believe a lone gunman was responsible for his uncle's 1963 assassination.</p> <p>DALLAS (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."</p>
  • Patriotic Group To Build Armed 'Defensible' Neighborhood Fortress

    01/13/2013 3:50:29 AM PST · by Candor7 · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12th January 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...
  • Comrades Have a Jersey Thing

    01/13/2013 3:44:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | John Ransom
    Kathleen396 wrote: These talk show hosts and those libertarians who write for Townhall are the socialist democrats best friend, they helped get Obama re-elected by being anti-anything GOP. If you voted for Gary Johnson, if you stayed home, you own this mess. -Obama Gives GOP a BailoutDear Kathleen,In elections the only one responsible for the outcome is the candidate. Romney had every chance to win and he didn’t. His bad, not Gary Johnson’s. Unfortunately the GOP has too often put forward candidates that advocate the very policies that they criticize their opponent for. Asking Americans to vote Romney because he...
  • Why Are You Opposed To Ending Violence?

    01/13/2013 3:34:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    There’s an epidemic in this country, something that has or will affect all of us in our lives. And the government needs to act to protect us from those who may do us harm. This plague is particularly felt in schools. The children must be made safe. President Obama, bravely speaking out against this horror, said, “We have an obligation to ensure that our schools are safe for all our kids.” Amen, Mr. President. Amen. The best course of action to protect as many of our citizens, particularly children, as possible is to place sensible restrictions on this right we...
  • It's the Waste, Stupid!

    01/13/2013 3:26:11 AM PST · by Moseley · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Conservatives are forgetting their most important lever: Voters logically must support raising taxes if they believe that every dollar of Federal spending is needed. But if some spending is unnecessary, cutting spending is correct. America is divided by assumptions about whether the Federal budget includes a lot of lard or is completely necessary. Conservatives need to return to what built the conservative movement, to return to what works. We need to stop talking as if helping rich people become richer is our main priority. Despite years of effort in the past, conservatives must now explain all over again to today's...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    01/13/2013 3:24:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of political humor/OpEd 'toons from around the USA this week... Think about it  ____________________________________________________________ More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Cow pies become cobra in Siberian village

    01/13/2013 2:49:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 12, 2013
    MOSCOW, - A giant cobra made out of cattle dung was created to entertain children in a Siberian village during the frigid winter months, its 52-year-old sculptor says. "I made it so the kids could play around and have some fun," said Mikhail Bopposov, a native of the Siberian republic of Yakutia, RIA Novosti reported Friday. The 880-pound sculpture shows the snake coiled and its hood spread. It's displayed in the village of Yolba, about 125 miles east of the republic's capital, Yakutsk. Bopposov is the building manager for the village school and gets his art supplies from the 17...
  • Precedent Teaches Us The Left Really Wants ALL Our Guns

    01/13/2013 2:33:11 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/11/13 | Charlie Daniels
    When the Supreme Court, or any other court for that matter, makes a ruling in a case they first look for precedent, in other words to see if there has been a court decision rendered on the same subject in the past and usually defer to the old decision in ruling on the case. The greatest teacher in life is experience; it only takes one time of burning your fingers on a hot stove to know that you never want to touch another one. The next greatest teacher is observation, paying attention to someone else's experiences and profiting from their...
  • Gun Rights March Across America- Jan 19th, 2013 Noon

    01/13/2013 1:09:12 AM PST · by FroedrickVonFreepenstein · 29 replies
    Guns Across America is organizing a coordinated march on all the state capitols on January 19th at noon. At the link you'll find information on the event and the email address for the coordinator of your state. Let's turn en mass for this one.
  • Musket Morgan confuses car ownership with gun rights,

    01/12/2013 11:29:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/12/13
    Musket Morgan confuses car ownership with gun rights, retweets claim that people ‘take freedom too far’
  • The Striking Similarities Between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln

    01/12/2013 11:27:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    patriotstatesman.com ^ | 1/13/13 | staff
    I’m sure most of us have read the so-called comparison of Lincoln and Kennedy, but did you ever consider the relationship between Obama and Lincoln? You might be surprised. Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein Obama: 1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama used the same Bible. 2. Lincoln came from Illinois. Obama comes from Illinois. 3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the Illinois Legislature. 4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had very little experience before becoming President. 5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to...
  • Crime Writer Patricia Cornwell Has Her Own Legal Drama

    01/12/2013 11:04:39 PM PST · by TheMole · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | SUSANNA KIM
    Fiction crime-writer Patricia Cornwell is used to writing about a heroic medical examiner investigating complex mysteries, but now she is in the middle of a drama of her own, claiming her former financial management firm cost her tens of millions of dollars in lost money over four years. Cornwell, 56, and her partner, Staci Gruber, a neuroscientist at Harvard University, have lived in the Boston area for the last six years. In October 2009, she filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts against her former accounting firm and business manager, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP and its...
  • It’s a War Zone! More Murders in Chicago in 2012 Than Allied Losses in Afghanistan

    01/12/2013 11:04:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gatway Pundit ^ | 1/13/13 | Jim Hoft
    There were 405 Coalition deaths in Afghanistan in 2012. 310 of the 405 deaths were Americans. Meanwhile in Chicago… There were 532 homicides in 2012. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attributes the rise in homicides, in part, to the broader problem of illegal guns.
  • Chief Nulty Says Journal News Endangers Undercover Officers,

    01/12/2013 10:55:43 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Rockland County Times ^ | 1/12/13 | ROBERT KNIGHT
    Their names have been broadcast in bright daylight. Undercover officers, some who pose as “bad guys” that should not be allowed to have a pistol permit, outed by their own local newspaper. Orangetown Police Chief Kevin Nulty joined a growing chorus in blasting The Journal News. “I think The Journal-News went overboard on this,” he said, noting that in his opinion the listing of names and addresses of gun permit holders jeopardizes their health and safety, and clearly jeopardizes the safety of all local undercover officers regardless of the department for which they work. Joining Nulty and the County of...
  • There she is ... Miss New York, a Brooklyn resident, wins Miss America pageant

    01/12/2013 10:20:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    AP ^ | January 13, 2013
    LAS VEGAS — A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn won the title of Miss America in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Mallory Hagan, who hails from Park Slope, won the beauty pageant after tap dancing to James Brown's "Get Up Off of That Thing" and answering a question about whether armed guards belong in grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence.
  • Gun Self-Defense List

    01/12/2013 10:19:12 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 14 replies
    VetsCoR ^ | January 12, 2013 | A Navy Vet
    Besides the NRA and GOA limited reports, is there a list on this board that shows the weekly/daily news reports that show how many protect their lives with a legal gun? I see it daily.
  • Obama is IN THE LEAST a False Prophet

    01/12/2013 10:07:41 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 36 replies
    The bible says the world won't go out like a lion.. but rather in several small steps. This also happens to be how communism, socialism are taking over America. In the last days Christians won't be able to participate in society without taking the mark of the beast. That means no food, ability to use money or other active participation in society. Obama has got the ball rolling with Obamacare. The first small step. Christians can have a business. But they'll be expected to contribute to the Health Care Law, which pays monies for abortions. Knowing real Christians won't accept...
  • Japanese Coast Guard to bolster patrols around Senkaku Islands

    01/12/2013 10:02:55 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | January 11, 2013 | Ryuji Kudo
    The Japan Coast Guard is planning to create a fleet of 12 cutters to patrol the waters around the Senkaku Islands in response to the constant presence there of ships affiliated with the Chinese government. A special team of about 400 coast guard officers will be assigned to the Senkaku patrols. Because the necessary number of officers cannot be secured through new enlistment alone, the coast guard is considering a plan to extend the retirement age for officers. To create the fleet of 12 cutters, sources said the government will include a request in the supplementary budget to be submitted...
  • Joliet Authorities: 4 Young Adults Rob, Murder 2 Friends, Then Continue ‘Party Atmosphere’

    01/12/2013 9:46:39 PM PST · by BBell · 61 replies
    JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) — Police say four young adults, one the son of a Joliet police sergeant, lured two friends to a house, robbed and strangled them and then played video games until police arrived. After attempting to dismember the bodies Thursday afternoon, the suspects “continued the party atmosphere,” Police Chief Mike Trafton said. “This is one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I’ve ever seen in my 27 years of law enforcement,” Trafton said Friday. “Not only the crime scene, but the disregard for common decency toward human beings.” Adam M. Landerman, 19; Alisa R. Massaro, 18;...
  • Black Reality TV and the Rebirth of Fool

    01/12/2013 9:42:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Root ^ | January 12, 2013 | Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.
    It's official. Reality-television executives have lost their minds. The reality-TV shows featuring mostly black casts debuting in 2013 are setting back images of black folks in television at least 60 years. While critics are obsessed with the controversial film Django Unchained, there is a movement taking place in reality television that has elevated black buffoonery to the highest level possible while diminishing black culture to the lowest level in recent memory. The images of blacks on TLC's reality shows Best Funeral Ever and The Sisterhood and Oxygen's All My Babies' Mamas are appalling. They are also reminiscent more of images...
  • Church in U.S. Set for Annual Week to Focus on Vocations

    01/12/2013 9:41:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | January 10, 2013 | Zenit.org
    Church in U.S. Set for Annual Week to Focus on Vocations Study Suggests 600,000 Youth Have Considered Religious Vocation WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2013 (Zenit.org). The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week this coming week, beginning with Sunday's Masses.The annual event calls parishes to consider their role in promoting the role of priests, deacons and men and women religious and consecrated persons. "National Vocation Awareness Week gives dioceses and parishes across the country a chance to promote vocations through prayer and education," said Archbishop Robert Carlson, chairman of the bishops' Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life...
  • Catholic League: Obama should swear on Marx's 'Das Kapital' instead of Bible

    01/12/2013 9:34:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1-12-03 | Joe Newby
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue said in a press release that Barack Obama should use Karl Marx's "Das Kapital" instead of the Bible when he takes his oath of office later this month, the Huffington Post reported Friday. "Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital," Donohue wrote. Donohue issued his release in response to comments made by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who suggested that Obama should not use the Bible in his swearing-in ceremony. "O’Donnell starts his rant by focusing on Atlanta Pastor Louie Giglio; the evangelical minister bowed to pressure from...
  • Russians Nab First Sample of Lake Vostok

    01/12/2013 9:06:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Christina Reed
    Russian drilling operations at Lake Vostok, Antarctica, have succeeded in collecting a long-sought core sample of water frozen into the borehole from the glacier-covered, 20 million-year-old lake they cracked into last year... In February last year the Russian drilling team cracked the ice over the surface of the lake using a melt drill for the final 40 feet. But no lake water was collected. An elaborate publicity stunt on Feb. 10, 2012, in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ceremoniously received a sample of what was billed as water from Lake Vostok was later explained to be water from the point...
  • NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss Space Station Expandable Module

    01/12/2013 8:52:10 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | NASA
    WASHINGTON -- NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a new addition to the International Space Station. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module will demonstrate the benefits of this space habitat technology for future exploration and commercial space endeavors. "The International Space Station is a unique laboratory that enables important discoveries that benefit humanity and vastly increase understanding of how humans can live and work in space for long periods," NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver said. "This partnership agreement for the use of expandable habitats represents a step forward in cutting-edge technology that can allow humans...
  • Wide load coming through

    01/12/2013 8:43:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Jokeroo
    [Video] A foreign diplomat in Rabat, Morocco cruises around in a custom vehicle made up of two Jeep Wranglers!
  • Niners advance to NFC championship [Colin Kaepernick sets Rushing record for a QB]

    01/12/2013 8:39:25 PM PST · by kik5150 · 97 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 01/12/13 | None
    Most rushing yards by a quarterback, game: 183, Colin Kaepernick 1-12-2013. Game still in progress.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-13-13, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

    01/12/2013 8:36:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 53 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-13-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 13, 2013   Feast of the Baptism of the Lord   Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Thus says the LORD:Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,upon whom I have put my spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.a bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,I have grasped you by the hand;I...
  • NH Police Chief Association To Raffle Off 31 Guns

    01/12/2013 8:34:21 PM PST · by freeandfreezing · 4 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 1/12/13
    AP article, but worth reading
  • NBC Sports listed as leading sponsor for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) in Las Vegas

    01/12/2013 8:32:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 2 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Bob Raissman
    NBC Sports listed as leading sponsor for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) in Las Vegas as U.S. debates gun control The show, the nation's largest event of its kind, lists NBC Sports as one of its leading sponsors; the SHOT Show's website lists NBC Sports as 'It's New Product Center Sponsor.' There is one NBC personality Peacock suits presumably aren’t inviting to Las Vegas next week for the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show known as the SHOT Show — Bob Costas. But while Costas won’t be there, the show, the nation’s largest event of its kind, does list NBC...
  • Pakistan's new LoC bunkers have 'made by China' stamp

    01/12/2013 8:31:19 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, January 13, 2013 | Pradip R. Sagar & Aditya Kaul
    LoC (Mendhar), New Delhi - India has more than one reason to worry at the Line of Control (LoC). Military Intelligence sources have confirmed to DNA that Pakistani troops stationed at the LoC are receiving logistical and technical support from China's PLA regulars who are stationed in PoK in the garb of engineers and workers. Sources said that they have information indicating that the Pakistani army is receiving “guidance” from PLA engineers. “They are involved in every activity at the LoC and are helping create fresh bunkers across the LoC,” an Intelligence source told DNA. With “heavy build up” of...
  • 21 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

    01/12/2013 8:28:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 63 replies
    Modern Survival Blog ^ | June 8, 2011 | Ken (MSB)
    1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have. 4. Yes, I really do look...
  • 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...