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  • From Same-Sex Marriage to Polygamy and Polyandry

    01/13/2013 4:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2013 | James M. Arlandson
    I keep hearing same-sex marriage (SSM) activists assuring us that no one else will legally redefine the essence of marriage, after they enjoy the privilege of doing so. It's a red herring to distract us from the real issue: redefining it for them alone. But if we redefine marriage for one group, there's no logical reason to deny other nonconformist advocates their right to do so, especially if they successfully argue their version of marriage on utilitarian grounds -- it benefits or does no harm to society. I don't know who invented the slippery slope fallacy, but he or she...
  • Complaint Filed Against MK Tibi for Incitement and Racism

    01/13/2013 4:01:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Elad Benari
    A complaint was filed on Sunday to the police against Arab MK Ahmed Tibi on suspicion of incitement, racism and contempt for state symbols. The complaint was filed by Eliyahu Nissim, a member of the Otzma LeYisrael party, headed by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari. Eliyahu explained that he filed the complaint since, "a few days ago Tibi posted on his Facebook page a picture that depicts himself with the Arabic caption 'Allahu Akbar on you' with small pictures of dogs made up of the symbols of the Star of David, the State emblem and the flag of the...
  • Decision time for rails {Alaska-Alberta proposal ready to launch feasibility study, needs C$40M}

    01/13/2013 3:33:52 PM PST · by thackney · 36 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of January 13, 2013 | Gary Park
    Two ventures aiming to break the logjam facing Western Canadian producers seeking new markets for their crude oil face crucial tests in January. Vancouver-based Generating for Seven Generations, or G7G, is expecting to know whether it will get C$40 million in financing to study the feasibility of its plan to build a rail line from Alberta to Alaska to connect with the Valdez Marine Terminal, while a coalition of railroads and producers is scheduled to decide whether it will conduct an experimental shipment of 2 million barrels of crude this summer through the Hudson Bay port at Churchill, Manitoba, to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and our Nation

    01/13/2013 3:16:09 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 17 replies
    1-13-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Job 23:14 He will Perform that which is Appointed for me, And Many Such Things are with Him.
  • Statistician Nate Silver predicts Seahawks-Patriots rematch in Super Bowl(Seahawks Lose Today)

    01/13/2013 3:10:22 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 1-10-2013 | Nick Eaton
    Nate Silver, the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blogger and statistician who rose to prominence accurately predicting sports and elections, has run the numbers and has come to a conclusion: The Seahawks, he predicts, will play in the Super Bowl. There, they’ll take on the New England Patriots, Silver thinks. And while the Seahawks may not be the second-best team in the NFL — Silver says that’s probably the Denver Broncos — they may just be the best team in the NFC. “There’s always uncertainty with any metric,” Silver told ESPN’s “First Take.” “I do think with a Seattle team that...
  • Prayer request for my mother and sisters

    01/13/2013 3:08:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    Please pray for my mother and family. My mother has dementia and she is fighting off a lung infection. She has been given some medicine, but we think the end may be near. My mother will be joining my father in Heaven when she passes, but please pray for my family as well as my mother, Dorothy. My sisters cannot get along, please pray for both of them and I need the prayers as well. Thank you,
  • Schumer: Retailers Should Suspend Some Gun Sales

    01/13/2013 3:07:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation. Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium. The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn....
  • The Bible and the New Evangelization

    01/13/2013 3:04:34 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 12, 2013 | Alberto Carosa
    Pope Benedict XVI leads a closing session of the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2012 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) Rome. The positive effects of the recent XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on “the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith” (Oct. 7-28, 2012) should be seen and experienced for a long time to come. As a follow-up to the Synod’s reflections, the proceedings of the second meeting of the XIII Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on November 26 were...
  • Police chiefs have some say on gun shows (Another new tactic?)

    01/13/2013 3:01:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Meriden Record-Journal ^ | January 12, 2013 | Jesse Buchanan
    Most gun laws are set by the state, but with gun shows, local police chiefs have some leeway. Recently Waterbury Police Chief Michael Gugliotti made the news when he refused to grant organizers of a gun show a permit following the Newtown shooting, drawing on authority given to police chiefs and town executives by state statutes. Gugliotti said he was concerned that guns sold at the show might one day be used in a mass shooting. Police chiefs say the law gives them discretion in their municipality and allows them to determine whether a gun show is suitable. Critics say...
  • Obama's Ambitious Second-Term Agenda Could Backfire

    01/13/2013 2:53:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 11, 2013 | 11:26 a.m. | Josh Kraushaar
    On gun control, immigration, and Hagel, the president's biggest roadblocks are Democrats. The White House’s ambitious agenda on gun control, immigration reform, and, perhaps, even climate change is a sign that President Obama believes he locked up precious political capital with his reelection and intends to spend it quickly. But that isn’t welcome news to many of the Democrats who need him the most in the short term--the seven Democratic senators in conservative states facing tough reelection bids. Just one week into the new year, Obama has already hit some unpleasant stumbling blocks with his own party. On gun control,...
  • Rand Paul: Building in Jerusalem None Of Our Business

    01/13/2013 2:38:37 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | HERB KEINON
    It is “none of our business” whether Israel builds new neighborhoods in east Jerusalem or withdraws from the Golan Heights, and the US should not tell Israel how to defend itself, US Sen. (R-Kentucky) said on Saturday night at the end of a week-long visit to the country. Paul, a maverick libertarian senator known for his advocacy of slashing US foreign aid, said at a press briefing that the issue of cutting aid to Israel – something he advocates as part of a gradual process – did not come up during his meetings with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu or President...
  • Orlando Florida Patrolled By Surveillance Drones As Early As This Summer

    01/13/2013 2:34:10 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-13-2013 | Robert Johnson
    Orlando Florida Patrolled By Surveillance Drones As Early As This Summer Robert JohnsonJan. 13, 2013, 8:18 AMOctatron shows the camera aboard the SkySeer drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance for law enforcement When Congress passed a bill last February allowing unmanned drones to fly American skies it became only a matter of time before UAVs patrolled U.S. cities for local law enforcement. While most drones in the U.S. are flown along the Mexican border, the Orange County Sheriff's Office wants to put them over metro Orlando within the next few months. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is home to more...
  • Corker: Say, that Hagel’s got quite a temper, eh?

    01/13/2013 2:30:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve spent plenty of time covering the litany of complaints being raised against Chuck Hagel’s nomination for SecDef based on various policy positions he’s taken or past comments he’s made. But now a different and less discussed – though already well known – aspect of his past is bubbling back to the surface. During the round of Sunday morning shows, Senator Bob Corker weighed in, asking whether Hagel has the proper temperament for an upper level management position. Raising concerns about former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary, Sen. Bob Corker said Sunday the former Nebraska senator’s temperament should...
  • A Nation Pawned (vanity)

    01/13/2013 2:18:33 PM PST · by GeronL · 18 replies
    grey matter at 50% power | 1/13/2013 | geronl
    Does this sound familiar? I have generalized it as much as I could but this is a real life example and a family that I know well. Pawn Shop Lifestyle ............... There is a family living on income from an annuity gotten from a lawsuit. They really have no other income. They own a lot of large TV's, electronics of all kinds and laptops. BUT these are often in the pawn shop, for longer and longer spans of time. They have gone to Peachtree or JG Wentworth and borrowed larger sums from their future annuity payments. Now they find that...
  • More than 1,000 priests sign letter claiming gay marriage is biggest threat to religious freedoms

    01/13/2013 2:15:07 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2013 | ANTHONY BOND
    More than 1000 priests have signed a letter voicing concerns about how same-sex marriage will threaten religious freedoms and may even lead to Catholics being excluded from jobs.In the letter, which is one of the biggest open letters of its type ever written, the priests claim that same-sex marriage could threaten freedoms in a way that was last seen during centuries of persecution of Catholics in England.The letter, signed by 1054 priests as well as 13 bishops, abbots and other senior Catholic figures, expresses fears that the simple acts of practising or speaking about their faith will be severely limited.They...
  • Paying for Petting Time in Japan's Cat Cafés [video]

    01/13/2013 2:00:03 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    In Osaka, Japan, where many apartment dwellers aren't allowed to keep pets, cat fanciers spend time with their favorite felines at the Cats' Time Café
  • Hundreds rush to gun store in hopes of buying semi-automatic rifle (VIDEO)

    01/13/2013 1:45:58 PM PST · by matt04 · 64 replies
    WFSB ^ | Jan 11, 2013
    A controversial gun sale caused a traffic jam on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington well before 9 a.m. as people stood in line outside Hoffman's Gun Shop hoping to get their hands on a semi-automatic rifle value bundle. Hoffman's Gun Center & Indoor Shooting Range was selling only 100 of the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport value packs, and that had people lined up in droves. The gun itself has been the target of a lot of controversy, and many lawmakers are looking to ban it and other semi-automatic rifles. But it's what came in addition to the rifle that...
  • Hollywood Nightclub Brawl -- Clubgoer Shot Dead (VIDEO)

    01/13/2013 1:43:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 13, 2013
    A man was shot dead outside a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning in the throes of a massive brawl ... and our photog captured it all. Cops tell us ... It started inside Empire nightclub ... where several fights broke out between some women ... before it moved outside.
  • Crunching the numbers of the 2013 tax increases (It's official - the rich now pay their fair share)

    01/13/2013 1:42:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    WTOP ^ | 1/02/13
    WASHINGTON - The prospect of the American economy careening off a cliff overshadowed a tax increase that takes effect immediately, rich or not. Even with the deal on Capitol Hill, the so-called payroll tax is scheduled to bounce back up to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent in 2011 and 2012. In practical terms, this amounts to a $1,000 tax increase for someone earning $50,000 a year and a $2,200 tax increase for someone earning $150,000. Even workers taking home less than $20,000 annually will be impacted, paying roughly $100 more. "I think it will have a negative effect," says Neil...
  • Low-Info Voters Just Not Interested In Politics

    01/13/2013 1:34:19 PM PST · by upchuck · 42 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Alicia Colon
    Conservatives simply have no one in the media that has any credibility with the ill-informed masses. It does not have Ronald Reagan waiting in the winds to blast these frauds and hypocrites for the outrages against decent, hard-working Americans. How many times have you tried to have a serious conversation about current events only to have your listeners say, "I'm not interested in politics"? These are the low-info voters that the Republicans have never been able to communicate with but the Democrats know exactly how to reach them. That is why they concentrate their connections in the mainstream media and...