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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...