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  • Public University To Offer Course On ‘Sibling Incest’

    01/13/2013 5:17:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | Jan 12, 2013 | Clash Daily
    A public university plans to offer a course this spring on “sibling incest in theory and literature,” Campus Reform learned on Tuesday. Professor Stefani Engelstein will teach a class this spring focused on “sibling incest.” According to the University of Missouri’s official description, the class will “examine the deployment of erotic desire, love, and sympathy as political, economic, and textual strategies, and analyze the gender dynamics involved in such deployment.” Professor Stefani Engelstein of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will teach class in hour-long sessions twice a week. Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/public-university-to-offer-course-on-sibling-incest/#ixzz2HuM3n1Gd Get more Clash on ClashDaily.com, Facebook, Twitter,...
  • Caught Red-Handed, Aaron Swartz Was Prepping For Key Federal Court Evidence Hearing

    01/13/2013 5:13:19 PM PST · by libstripper · 54 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 13, 2013 | Smoking Gun Staff
    At the time of his suicide, Aaron Swartz was preparing for a crucial hearing in his federal criminal case, likely his best chance to thwart federal prosecutors who had developed solid evidence against the Internet activist who was facing an April trial on a 13-count felony indictment. The 26-year-old Swartz, who killed himself Friday in his Brooklyn apartment, was scheduled for a January 25 evidentiary hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts. Lawyers for Swartz were seeking to suppress material gathered in connection with Swartz’s breach of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer network. The January 2011 incursion netted...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/13/13

    01/13/2013 5:09:27 PM PST · by mylife · 49 replies
    Gun Talk ^ | 1/13/13 | Tom Gresham
    The second part of the show is very good
  • Citi Reveals The Most Likely Debt Ceiling Endgame, And Why It's Bad News For The US Dollar

    01/13/2013 5:08:35 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-13-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Citi Reveals The Most Likely Debt Ceiling Endgame, And Why It's Bad News For The US Dollar Joe WeisenthalJanuary 13, 2013CitiFX guru Steven Englander has a new note out this evening titled: No coin + temporary debt ceiling extension + sequester = USD negative. In it he notes that the rejection of the trillion dollar coin idea to avert the debt ceiling is not alone a market moving event, but that the hard language taken by the White House that the choices boil down to clean lift or default raises the odds of a debt ceiling breach. His take: So...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Daniel Inouye ~ January 14, 2013

    01/13/2013 5:03:54 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Daniel Inouye Info from here.             Daniel Ken "Dan" Inouye (September 7, 1924 – December 17, 2012) was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator from Hawaii, a member of the Democratic Party, and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 2010...
  • Following the Truth: Worrying About Finances? Here’s A Message From Jesus…

    01/13/2013 4:47:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    FolloeingtheTruth.com ^ | 01-04-13 | Gary Zimak
    Worrying About Finances? Here’s A Message From Jesus…Jan 4th, 2013 by Gary ZimakAs the author of a book on anxiety, I do a lot of speaking about the topic. As a result, I’ve met many people who are worried about lots of things. Somewhere near the top of the list are those who are struggling financially. Many people don’t know how they will pay their rent, buy food or pay their bills. Jesus has a clear message about this matter. It has nothing to do with financial irresponsibility or burying one’s head in the sand. Rather, it’s a reminder that...
  • Call them fair share zombies

    01/13/2013 4:44:13 PM PST · by campg · 9 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 1/13/13 | Dennis Clayson
    Anyone who uses the term "fair share" when writing or talking about government revenues should be required to take a physical. We need to discover if they are indeed alive. One can see them figuratively as zombies shuffling down the street, driven by an unquenchable appetite to eat the rich. Instead of growling, they keep repeating "fair share, fair share." Their brains are no longer alive, but they are automated nevertheless by a virus spread by political demagogues who gain power by creating social class enmity and propagating greed. The ironies inherent in the "fair share" demagogues are delicious, if...
  • Stag Arms has TWO YEARS worth of orders for rifles!

    01/13/2013 4:42:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 112 replies
    We would like to thank all of our customers for your support. Currently we have approximately two years of backorders for rifles, upper halves, and lower receivers. Due to this overwhelming demand most of our office staff have temporarily been pulled from their normal positions to pack and ship orders. This will allow us to get our products into your hands as fast as possible before any potential governmental restriction. Orders will be processed in the order they were received. Our normal billing policies will be in effect and your payment will be processed (your order will be charged) just...
  • Newtown Officers Traumatized By Sandy Hook Shooting Could Get Leaves of Absence

    01/13/2013 4:41:24 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 59 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | January 10, 2013 | DAVE ALTIMARI
    <p>Newtown police officers struggling emotionally after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings may be given up to six months of leave with at least partial pay under an agreement being discussed between the town and union.</p> <p>The officers could receive at least two-thirds, and possibly 100 percent, of their regular pay as part of the deal, which was being negotiated Wednesday. The negotiators hoped to complete the final details over the next two weeks.</p>
  • BREAKING NEWS: ATTEMPTED GUN BURGLARY TIED TO JOURNAL NEWS GUN MAPS

    01/13/2013 4:36:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 147 replies
    nysenate.gov ^ | 1/13/13
    Brewster, N.Y. – 1/13/2013 – Today Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) announced that a burglary has been reported on Davis Ave. in White Plains, New York that evidently ties into The Journal News gun maps. It is reported that the burglar used The Journal News’ interactive gun map to target a home included on the map. Luckily the gun was locked up and no one was hurt.
  • Iran unable to get life-saving drugs due to international sanctions

    01/13/2013 4:32:14 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 13 January 2013 13.20 EST | Julian Borger and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Hundreds of thousands of Iranians with serious illnesses have been put at imminent risk by the international sanctions, due to dire shortages of life-saving medicines such as chemotherapy drugs for cancer and bloodclotting agents for haemophiliacs. Western governments have built waivers into the sanctions regime in an effort to ensure that essential medicines get through, but those waivers conflict with blanket restrictions on banking, as well as bans on "dual-use" chemicals which might have a military application. "Sometimes companies agree to sell us drugs but we have no way of paying them. On one occasion, our money was in the...
  • Colin Powell offers strong defense of Chuck Hagel's nomination

    01/13/2013 4:23:41 PM PST · by South40 · 70 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 13, 2013 | Don Lee
    WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. Colin Powell offered a vigorous defense of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the next Defense secretary, even as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee added questions about Hagel’s temperament to lawmakers’ other concerns about the nominee, particularly his position on Israel. Powell, former secretary of State to President George W. Bush and a widely respected member of the GOP, had voiced strong support for Hagel shortly after President Obama named the former Nebraska senator as his choice to replace Leon E. Panetta. On Sunday, Powell spelled out further why he regards Hagel as “superbly...
  • 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 · 88 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...
  • Kim Komando: 5 Facebook privacy settings you need to check now

    01/13/2013 1:33:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Kim Komando Show ^ | January 13, 2013 | Kim Komando
    Facebook is a fabulous way to connect with friends and family. Of course, Facebook is also a spectacular way to embarrass yourself. And it happens almost every day. Users post personal photos and intimate status updates that they think only a few friends will see. Then the posts get broadcast to friends of friends or - worse - everyone.
  • Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Piers Morgan 2004 Flashback)

    01/13/2013 1:31:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, 14 May, 2004 | staff
    Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake. In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures. Roger Goodman, of the QLR, said the regiment now felt "vindicated". Mr Goodman added: "It is just a great pity it has taken so long... and that so much damage has been done in the meantime." Daily...
  • Duck Hunting Shotgun Proven To Be more Dangerous Than A Huldra AR-15

    01/13/2013 1:23:42 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    youztube ^ | 1-10-13 | stuart mills
    This is a video letter to Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan, and Senators Amy Klobucher, and Al Franken. This video proves that a duck hunting shotgun is more destructive and lethal than a AR-15 modern sporting rifle.
  • CAIR’s New Disinformation Campaign on “Jihad”

    01/13/2013 1:19:48 PM PST · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 January 13 | Christopher Holton
    The internet has literally been littered with news reports about a new propaganda campaign being waged by the head of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Chicago director. The man’s name is Ahmed Rehab and his methodology has been to run advertising on buses to change the public perception of the word “Jihad.” Rehab has chosen two of the most liberal cities in America in which to conduct his campaign so far: Chicago and San Francisco. The name of the campaign is “MyJihad” and it aims to convince Americans that Jihad only means “to struggle” or, more specifically, an...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965)

    01/13/2013 1:18:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Norman Jewison
    Today's MFASA features the only film to star both the King of Cool(Republican and later in life born-again Christian, Steve McQueen) and the Queen of Hot(sweet Lutheran girl Ann-Margret). McQueen's the title character, a young hotshot card player who goes up against the Man(Edward G. Robinson) in a high tension poker game in Depression-era New Orleans. A-M(as Melba, the bad girl or "Ginger" of the film) and Tuesday Weld(as Christian, the good girl or "Mary Ann" of the film) are the women in his life. They both look more like swingin' 60s chicks than 1930s women but hey, they're both...
  • Dalton gun show draws big crowd

    01/13/2013 1:15:11 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 7 replies
    The (Dalton, Georgia) Daily Citizen ^ | January 13, 2013 | Charles Oliver
    By noon, three hours after the doors opened for the latest Eastman’s Gun and Knife Show, the line to get into the building still snaked around the trade center. Dozens of people, many carrying weapons — unloaded — that they hope to sell or trade stood patiently as they waited to get into the packed arena. “I’ve been to these before. There’s always a crowd. But I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Ringgold resident Jess Orton. “I think President Obama is going to get a lot of guns sold.”
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 1/13 7-11pm est

    01/13/2013 1:14:00 PM PST · by Vision · 51 replies
    WAMU ^ | 1/13/13 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • The Tyranny of Barack Obama's Department of Justice: Targeting Jews, Aaron Swartz, 26-year-old

    01/13/2013 1:06:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/13/13 | Pamela Geller
    Aaron Swartz, 26-year-old genius, computer prodigy, co-creator of RSS and Reddit, is dead. Swartz committed suicide in the wake of relentless bullying and persecution/prosecution by Eric Holder's Department of Justice. Swartz was "driven to the edge" by the government's aggressive prosecution of a non-existent legal case. Swartz made public documents available to everyone -- this was his crime. “It’s like trying to put someone in jail for allegedly checking too many books out of the library.” Put this in context. Obama's DoJ, headed by Eric Holder, refused to prosecute thr Black Panthers who violently threatened voters with billy clubs and...
  • Secondhand Lions Original Ending

    01/13/2013 12:58:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | yursparky1
    I had no idea that there was an different ending for this movie! And as there are many FReepers who are fans of this movie I though you would enjoy it as much as I did!
  • Licensing Criminals, on the Road to the Polling Place

    01/13/2013 12:57:43 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 12, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Thoughts on the growing drive to issue drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens… There is nothing inherently wrong with allowing non-citizens to legally drive in the United States. The United Nations Convention on International Road Traffic, for example, has been providing a framework for issuing International Driving Permits to world travelers ever since 1949. Without one, we Americans could not rent cars in most foreign countries, and we would be restricted to passenger trains and taxicabs overseas. The key to that permit, of course, is that it’s issued by the driver’s home country, his country of citizenship. We Americans get one...
  • Views on Gay People Shift in Singapore [Cites Research Showing People With Low IQ Anti-Gay!]

    01/13/2013 12:55:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Megan Gannon ^ | January 12, 2013
    Views on Gay People Shift in Singapore By Megan Gannon Americans' views about gay people have shifted dramatically in the past few decades. For instance, a Gallup poll last month showed that support for same-sex marriage in the United States stands at 53 percent — still a polarizing figure, but about double what it was in 1996. New research shows that positive attitudes toward homosexuals are becoming more common in other countries, too, like Singapore, where the increasing visibility of gay people seems to be helping to move the needle. A nationally representative survey in the Southeast Asian city-state found...
  • Year of Faith: Indulgences and Places of Pilgrimage [Ecumenical]

    01/13/2013 12:54:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicSentinel.org ^ | 11-08-12 | Most Rev. John Vlazny
    Year of Faith: Indulgences and Places of Pilgrimage Most Rev. John VlaznyArchbishop of Portland Who among us would claim not to be a sinner?  Who is without need of forgiveness?  All our sins have consequences.  They disrupt our relationship with God and the church.  They make it difficult for us to resist temptations and they certainly hurt other people.  Healing is necessary and sometimes help is needed.  Our prayers, fasting, almsgiving and works of charity truly help the healing process.  But over the centuries the church has offered another aid, indulgences. Church law and the Catechism of the Catholic...
  • Florida firearm violence hits record low; concealed gun permits

    01/13/2013 12:53:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    wptv ^ | 01/07/2013 | JACOB CARPENTER
    In the so-called Gunshine State, home to the most gun permits in the country, firearm violence has fallen to the lowest point on record. As state and national legislators consider gun control laws in the wake of last month's Connecticut school shooting, Florida finds itself in a gun violence depression. The Firearm-involved violent crime rate has dropped 33 percent between 2007 and 2011, while the number of issued concealed weapons permits rose nearly 90 percent during that time, state records show. "We're happy to have facts and statistics put into these debates, because every time they do, we win," said...
  • Secession? Sean Hannity says it's not such a radical idea

    01/13/2013 12:52:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2013 | Jake Jones
    Sean Hannity, a FoxNews prime time anchor for conservative news and views, says that secession is not necessarily a radical concept. Hannity is currently ranked No. 2 in Talker Magazine's Top 100 Talk Host in America. His remarks came yesterday, Jan. 11, 2013, during his evening show. At the end of his program, Hannity has a short opinion segment where he espouses his opinion on the day’s hot topics. He oft times incorporates his personal feelings into that segment, as he did yesterday. (Listen to the audio and video below) Quoting him from the show, he said, ““The states are...
  • Powell defends Clinton on Benghazi: ‘You can’t keep everything from happening’

    01/13/2013 12:50:52 PM PST · by driftdiver · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell defended current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying it could've happened under anyone's watch. "I think she's had a distinguished record," Powell said in an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press" broadcast Sunday. "And I don't think that this one incident--which is one of these things that those of us in government have been through many, many times where suddenly an action happens late at night ... I don't think it's a blot on her record." "You're surprised," Powell said of the...
  • 6 Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages Everyone Believes (contains offensive language)

    01/13/2013 12:37:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Cracked ^ | January 13, 2013 | Steve Kolenberg
    When you think of the Middle Ages, chances are you picture gallant knights sitting astride brilliant destriers galloping through a sea of plagues, ignorance, and filth. And you can hardly be blamed for that, when everything from the movies you watch to your high school history teacher (who was mainly the football coach) has told you that ...
  • 400-pound woman who plunged through UES sidewalk says size saved her life (NYC)

    01/13/2013 12:34:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/13/13 | ERIN CALABRESE, REBECCA HARSHBARGER and FRANK ROSARIO
    Size does matter! The 400-pound Queens pedestrian who crashed through an Upper East Side sidewalk said yesterday that a thinner woman might have died from that fall. “Thank God, they said that my size was the only thing that saved me,” Ulanda Williams, 32, told The Post as she was discharged from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Williams, of Springfield Gardens, was waiting for a bus at about 9:10 p.m. Friday when she tried to hide from the rain under an awning. The ground suddenly disappeared beneath her — and she was swallowed whole by the cavernous space adjacent to the cellar of...
  • Staten Island's Community Education Council voted Monday night for armed guards in schools...

    01/13/2013 12:32:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 7, 2013 | Edgar Sandoval , Jennifer H. Cunningham and Stephen Rex Brown
    The historic vote — approving its own controversial proposal to station 300 to 500 retired police officers at local schools — was symbolic because Mayor Bloomberg and Dennis Walcott can veto the council’s recommendations. Staten Island residents voted Monday night for armed guards in schools, but the city’s top education official said he’ll shoot down the initiative. “It’s not happening. Plain and simple,” said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. “I can’t be any clearer than that,” he added, echoing Mayor Bloomberg’s longstanding position in favor of gun control, not gun-toting guards. Walcott said armed guards are not needed: “We have safe...