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  • Will longer school year help or hurt US students?

    01/13/2013 5:39:15 AM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year. But there's a catch: a much shorter summer vacation. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a chief proponent of the longer school year, says American students have fallen behind the world academically. "Whether educators have more time to enrich instruction or students have more time to learn how to play an instrument and write computer code, adding...
  • Several hundred thousand due in Paris to protest gay marriage

    01/13/2013 5:38:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | Tom Heneghan
    Several hundred thousand people are expected to march through Paris on Sunday against the planned legalization of same-sex marriage in the first mass protest against the unpopular President Francois Hollande. Strongly backed by the Catholic hierarchy, lay activists have mobilized a hybrid coalition of church-going families, political conservatives, Muslims, evangelicals and even homosexuals opposed to gay marriage for the show of force. So many are expected to converge on Paris from around France that police had organizers split it into three separate columns starting from different points around the city and meeting in the Champ de Mars park at the...
  • Massacre Solution: The Brady Bunch Bill to Prohibit the Procreation of Irresponsible People

    01/13/2013 5:34:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Doug Giles
    As most of you know, Vice President Joe Biden has been appointed by Obama to make certain that another Sandy Hook never goes down on American soil. Being an American who digs freedom, I’m not getting the warm and fuzzies about this legislative venture. A myopic cyclops staring into the sun can see where this duo is heading. And as most of you can guess, Biden and Obama are talking about levying an executive order on our populace that would ban certain semi-automatic rifles and high capacity pistol and rifle magazines. It’s a similar policy to the Clinton Assault Weapons...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/13/13)[Prayer]

    01/13/2013 5:25:33 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/13/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures My PortionPsalm 73;26 My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
  • CAUCASUS DRIVE SWEEPS ON, BUT NAZIS STIFFEN AT DON; FRENCH WIN PASS IN TUNISIA (1/13/43)

    01/13/2013 5:23:14 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/13/43 | Ralph Parker, Drew Middleton, Hanson W. Baldwin, Arthur Krock
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  • IRS Warns Employers: Do Not Try to Avoid ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

    01/13/2013 5:18:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/10/2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate. The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes. “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28. The IRS said it would issue a so-called...
  • Hagel vs. too-big-to-fail Defense Department ... Mark Steyn

    01/13/2013 5:11:35 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Jan 2013 | Mark Steyn
    If you had buttonholed me in the Senate men's room circa 2003 and told me that a decade hence Joe Biden would be America's vice president, John Kerry Secretary of State, and Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense, I'd have laughed and waited for the punch line: The Leahy administration? President Lautenberg? Celebrate lack of diversity! But even in the republic's descent into a Blowhardocracy staffed by a Zombie House of Lords, there are distinctions to be drawn. Sen. Kerry having been reliably wrong on every foreign policy issue of the past 40 years, it would seem likely that at this...
  • Think government mass murder for 'gun control' can't happen here? It already has

    01/13/2013 5:10:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 January, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    The hope here is to direct readers' attention to an important piece published today by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. The article is especially recommended to those who believe that the notion of the U.S. committing mass murder in pursuit of "gun control" is a paranoid, right-wing fantasy. If so, it's a "fantasy" that has already happened. The massacre of Wounded Knee was the direct result of the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry enforcing the government's forcible disarmament edicts against the Sioux Indian Nation. December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at...
  • “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Tennessee Johnson” (Movie Reviews-1/13/43)

    01/13/2013 5:08:10 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/13/43 | Bosley Crowther, T.S., Louis Stark
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  • Using Cultural Technology in the Culture War

    01/13/2013 5:07:23 AM PST · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 12, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    We often talk about a culture war, but we don't usually talk about what that means beyond protests over movies and art exhibits. Culture is programming. The culture war is a programming conflict. Ideas are code. They're viruses. They're memes. Our form of code is communication. A man alone isn't an island, he's one of those feral wolf children that sometimes turn up in abusive households or backward countries. And those children are never fully human because they are missing something basic. They have never been shaped by talking with another member of their species. The communication that we engage...
  • So Goes Venezuela, So Goes The U.S.? The Limited Powers Of Government Are Weighing In The Balance

    01/13/2013 5:02:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Some Venezuelans are concerned that their President might be violating their nation’s Constitution. So, where have these Venezuelans been for the past 14 years? And do any Americans have the same concerns about their own President? The headlines emerged about a week ago on January 7th. In a hastily arranged press conference, the leadership of the Venezuelan Catholic Church announced that delaying President Hugo Chavez' inauguration would be a "morally unacceptable" violation of their national constitution. According to the Venezuelan constitution, Chavez’ term in office was to have officially ended on January 10th, whereupon he would have been sworn in...
  • Libyan Gun Control Policies Left Guards Unarmed at U.S. Compound in Benghazi

    01/13/2013 5:01:47 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 9, 2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The gun control policies of the post-Gaddafi government in Libya delayed the arming of bodyguards for U.S. diplomats in that country and left the local guard force hired to watch over the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi unarmed, according to internal State Department memos and written testimony by the State Department officer who was in charge of the department’s security in Libya until six weeks before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks. “Our long term security plan in Libya was to recruit and deploy an armed, locally hired Libyan bodyguard unit,” State Department Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom...
  • Gun debate lights up phone lines in congressional offices

    01/13/2013 4:57:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 12 January, 2013 | Craig Smith
    Mass shootings, ammunition shortages and fear that government might snatch away gun rights have driven new voices to the gun control debate, and congressional offices are hearing from them. Sen. Bob Casey‘s office has received more than 500 calls on the issue since mid-December, with about 60 percent in favor of reforming gun laws and 40 percent against. Most of the 200 calls to the office of Rep. Mike Doyle, a Forest Hills Democrat, were “very heavily in favor of doing something.” In one Arizona House district, calls were said to be running 9-to-1 against gun control measures. Casey, D-Scranton,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2013

    01/13/2013 4:46:01 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 132 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 January 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 13th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress; Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Manchin;...
  • Replacing Louis Giglio: IRD’s Helpful Benediction List

    01/13/2013 4:40:49 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | Jeffrey Walton
    Following the announcement and subsequent withdrawal of Evangelical pastor and Anti-Trafficking crusader Louie Giglio to offer a closing prayer at the Presidential Inauguration, several liberal groups have helpfully offered their own suggestions to replace Giglio. The lists, mostly featuring liberal clergy from rapidly declining Oldline denominations, seem to miss the point: according to Addie Whisenant, the Presidential Inauguration Committee spokesperson, “Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction in large part for his leadership in combating human trafficking around the world.” Giglio was selected by the inaugural committee to close the ceremony not just because he was a clergyman (indeed,...
  • Treasury: We won’t mint a platinum coin to sidestep the debt ceiling

    01/13/2013 4:35:01 AM PST · by listenhillary · 8 replies
    WP ^ | January 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...
  • 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)
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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