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  • 4th Quarter GDP Estimate Reduced to .8% from 1.5%

    01/14/2013 5:44:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    <p>Holiday sales of electronics and toys plunged this past Christmas season. Also of note, JPMorgan lowered its annualized 4th quarter GDP estimates down to .8% from 1.5%. Nonetheless, analysts see a silver lining to the data. They always do.</p> <p>Toys R Us reported a key sales figure declined in November and December, hurt by weak demand for videogames, electronics and toys and shoppers who pulled back because of Superstorm Sandy.</p>
  • Local Veterans May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis at VA Hospital (Buffalo NY)

    01/14/2013 5:44:48 AM PST · by Doogle · 6 replies
    wgrz ^ | 01/14/13 | Michael Wooten
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- According to a memo obtained by 2 On Your Side, hundreds of local veterans may have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, due to a mistake made at the facility. The memo says the agency found some insulin pens that should have been used once, but that may have been used for multiple patients. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is informing about 550 people in Western New York who may've been infected. The patients are being asked to have a blood test to make...
  • Current Gun Related Proposed CT State Bills: "Hi-cap" (10+) mag ban, One-shot only guns, etc

    01/14/2013 5:43:22 AM PST · by DTogo · 24 replies
    Connecticut Citizens Defense League ^ | January 13, 2013 | Foolish Politicians in Hartford, CT
    Current Gun Related Proposed State Bills:HB-5112 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS HOLDING HANDGUN PERMITS. HB-5165 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS. HB-5176 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER. HB-5179 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM OF THE SPECIAL LICENSING AND FIREARMS UNIT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE. HB-5268 AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION. HB-5269 AN ACT INCREASING...
  • Clinging, &c.

    01/14/2013 5:40:18 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/14/2013 | Jay Nordlinger
    Remember when Barack Obama said that you boobish Middle Americans cling to your guns and religion? Well, if he confiscates the first, you’d better cling all the tighter to the second. * Once you’ve messed with one amendment, messing with the others gets so much easier. * The honest thing, of course, is to repeal — to repeal an amendment you don’t like. The Constitution has always allowed for that. Over the years, some people have wondered how religious Obama is. I think he may well have answered that question in 2008. He was speaking to a big-money audience in...
  • Bx. livery-cab shooting caught on surveillance tape (Bronx, perp photo at link...)

    01/14/2013 5:37:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/13 | POST STAFF REPORT
    A goateed gunman was caught on surveillance tape moments before shooting a livery-cab driver in The Bronx early Sunday morning, police said.
  • The “Hell No” Left

    01/14/2013 5:33:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Dan Holler
    Last week, Politico profiled freshman Congressman Tom Cotton (R-AK) to give their readers a sneak peak at “the ‘hell no’ caucus.” According to the reporters, the Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who holds a pair of Harvard degrees is “neither a hick, nor a blowhard.” However, they said, “To much of the country, Cotton is nothing more than a straight, Southern, white, male, ‘radical’ conservative — a befuddling relic of a fading slice of politics.” Yes, that actually appeared in print; and, it is a caricature the elite media in Washington and New York City are all too willing to blindly...
  • We're Not The Marlins, Dolphins Say, But We Do Need Tax Money For Our Stadium

    01/14/2013 5:27:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    wlrn.org ^ | 1/14/13 | Rick Stone
    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has an appointment with reporters today to discuss his plans to go after public funding to renovate Sun Life Stadium. The cost estimate is $400 million, says the Miami Herald, some of which Ross apparently hopes to raise from state and local government sources.
  • Broken Families Far More Lethal To Children than Guns

    01/14/2013 5:20:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s not the gun culture, it’s the broken family culture. A new Justice Department study looking at violent crimes committed against “youth”—defined as Americans from 12 to 17 years of age—discovered that the rate of “serious violent crime” committed against youth by a perpetrator using a firearm dropped 95 percent from 1994 to 2010. The study—“Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010”–also discovered that American youth who were victims of a serious violent crime in 2010 were six times more likely to have been attacked by a perpetrator wielding a knife than one wielding a gun. The study, released Dec. 20, also...
  • (shortened) Piers Morgan thinks a tyrannical U.S. government is ....(going to) nuke us all

    01/14/2013 5:20:01 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-13-2013 | Jim Treacher
    Piers Morgan has finally said something so stupid, it could’ve come out of the mouth of Larry King. Morgan is obviously still filled with helpless shame after losing that gun-control debate to Ben Shapiro, because he’s still coming up with stuff he thinks he should’ve said that night. That’s why, instead of keeping it to himself, he delighted us all with this: "America has over 5000 nuclear warheads. Quite hard to defend against a ‘tyrannical U.S. government’ with that kind of firepower. #GetReal" — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 13, 2013
  • ‘South Park’ Creators to Start Company, Important Studios

    01/14/2013 5:19:36 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01/13/2013 | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and AMY CHOZICK
    The creators of “South Park” are branching out beyond the underpants business...
  • Gangs are Latest Excuse for Not Closing Failing, Half-Empty Chicago Schools

    01/14/2013 5:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Instead of appropriately dealing with gang-related violence, an independent Chicago school closure commission is recommending no school closures because such a move could force students to cross gang lines. So in Chicago, gang violence is the “new normal” and instead of combating and gaining some control over the problem, city leaders are simply accommodating it. Wow. Gangs of street punks are now influencing public policy and million dollar decisions. It looks like they really have won. Of course the Chicago Teachers Union, which stands to lose money if schools close, agrees with the recommendation. The CTU has been arguing against...
  • Why the Senate Shouldn’t Give John Kerry a Pass

    01/14/2013 5:14:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    In nominating John Kerry for Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel for Defense, Barack Obama has highlighted both men’s combat service in Vietnam. In doing so Obama repeats the common fallacy that combat experience necessarily qualifies someone to make decisions about when, why, and how to conduct a war, decisions that in our political system are reserved for citizens and their representatives whether veterans or not. In fact, though, often those same experiences––whatever they teach about the horrors of combat, or reveal about the bravery and character of those who experience it––can distort someone’s judgment about the larger aims and...
  • Taking pot shots at free speech ...

    01/14/2013 5:07:23 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 14, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Anyone know what Vice President Joe Biden’s gamer handle is? Maybe “StandUpChuck” or “Amtrak1” or “NoChanceIn2016?” How about Attorney General Eric Holder (“Fast-
andFuriousUnleashed”)? Or Health and Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius (“WhatsAGamerHandle?”). I ask because these folks led Friday’s session of the White House task force that grilled members of the video game industry. Three people who couldn’t tell “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” from “Assassin’s Creed II.” To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I could, either. (Is “Halo” the one with Master Chief, or is it “Gears of War”?) But I’m not the one accusing an entire multibillion-dollar,...
  • War On Women And Minorities In Oklahoma

    01/14/2013 5:03:38 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/14/12 | LD Jackson
    For the better part of four years, all we have heard out of the Obama administration and the rest of the liberal Democrats is that Republicans are waging a war. They claim it is a war on women, hence the hyperbole over contraception, and a war on minorities. To hear Vice-President Joe Biden tell it, you would think the Republican Party wants to put minorities "back in chains". I'm here to tell you their claims just are not true, at least not here in Oklahoma. In 2010, we elected our first female governor in Mary Fallin and by all accounts,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/14/13)[Prayer]

    01/14/2013 5:01:49 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/14/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem HusbandHosea 2:16 "And it shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, That you will call Me 'My Husband,' And no longer call Me 'My Master,'
  • Your Paycheck in 2013: Part 3

    01/14/2013 5:00:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Dealing with Washington D.C. is a lot like The Godfather, Part III: Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in. As expected, the IRS scrambled on 3 January 2013 to supersede and replace the withholding instructions it had previously issued on 31 December 2012, which we immortalized in the Part 2 version of our 2013 paycheck tool. That makes our tool "Your Paycheck in 2013: Part 3" the final version of our 2013 paycheck estimating tool, at least until the politicians in Washington D.C. start monkeying with the tax code. Again. For now however, it would appear...
  • Stick to your guns--no matter what!

    01/14/2013 4:57:30 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 27 replies
    Western Rifles Shooters Association ^ | January 13, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Stick to your guns–no matter what! by Matt Bracken, January 2013 If a firearm was legal in 2012, under the 2nd Amendment it’s still legal in 2013 and it will be legal forever, no matter what so-called “executive orders” are handed down or new “laws” are passed by a panicking Congress. Those who say otherwise are liars and traitors and oath breakers and domestic enemies. If they come to take away your guns by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was during another famous gun confiscation...
  • Poll Shows Kadima isn't Dead Yet

    01/14/2013 4:53:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    A Panels Politics poll conducted for the Knesset Channel predicts that Kadima – until recently the Knesset's largest party with 28 seats – will receive 3 seats in the next Knesset. Most other polls predict that Kadima, which was created by Ariel Sharon following the Gaza Disengagement, will completely disappear from the Knesset. Otzma Leyisrael, headed by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben Ari, also receives three seats in this poll. The poll is largely consistent with most other polls in showing that Likud / Yisrael Beytenu will receive 35 seats, whereas Labor would receive 17 seats. Bayit Yehudi would...
  • Gun Control Shootout at the DC Corral

    01/14/2013 4:53:29 AM PST · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    After years of languishing under the duck boots of gun owners, gun control advocates are dusting off their iPads and heading into the fray. Their renewed excitement has as much to do with the dead kids of Newtown as it does with the prospect of four years of a lame duck leftist who asserts imperial executive authority and uses the Constitution to clean up coffee spills in the Oval Office. Taking on the NRA with a gun ban, like taking on pro-Israel voters by nominating a Defense Secretary and CIA Director who prefer that Israel not exist, is part of...
  • UK finance job sackings and suspensions at five-year high

    01/14/2013 4:51:57 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin
    (Reuters) ^ | Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:08am GMT | By Kylie MacLellan
    Financial services staff sacked or suspended in Britain last year for wrongdoing or incompetence reached the highest level in five years, law firm Pinsent Masons said. Citing figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request, Pinsent Masons said 1,373 individuals were dismissed or suspended from financial services jobs - as distinct from those who lost their jobs through general redundancy programmes - a 76 percent increase on the previous 12 months. The finding comes after a succession of financial scandals and efforts by regulators to clamp down on misdemeanours. Britain's Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulator, due to be replaced later...
  • If You’re a Moocher, Common Sense Should Tell You Not to Kill all the Producers

    01/14/2013 4:50:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I have a serious question for readers. What’s worse, bailouts for government or bailouts for the private sector? Yes, both are bad, but is it worse to bail out a bankrupt entitlement program, such as Social Security, or it is worse to bail out an industry, such as the financial sector?To bail out the housing sector, or to bail out Medicare? Fannie and Freddie, or GM and Chrysler?All these examples involve huge amounts of money, and both private-sector and public-sector bailouts have perverse long-run effects, but which is worse?And don’t forget there are lots of other bailouts in our future,...
  • Too Cowardly To Print Muhammad Cartoons?

    01/14/2013 4:46:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/10/2013 | Robert Spencer
    The "Free Press" continues down the path of Sharia compliance. The British Daily Mail recently posted a story about the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo‘s new comic book life of Muhammad; they illustrated the story with a photo of a man standing in front of the Charlie Hebdo offices after Islamic jihadists had firebombed them. The man is holding one of the earlier issues of the paper that featured cartoons of Muhammad, but the Daily Mail pixelated out the image of Muhammad that was on the front cover of the paper the man was holding. This is the suicide of...
  • Bennett: Greater Israel is Not Our Main Issue

    01/14/2013 4:45:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13
    Chairman Naftali Bennett and members of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) want to be members of a government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, according to a Monday report by the Ha'aretz daily. The newspaper quoted Bennet as saying, "We'll be responsible partners." He made it clear, "We're not coming to explode the government two months after we join it. We're not coming to bring the government for any reason." Bennett said, "As long as there's o decision to give away land, we have no reason to leave the government. On the contrary, we are coming with a...
  • A Fiscal Fix or Another Fix

    01/14/2013 4:42:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    Were you relieved when you heard on January 2nd that the House passed the Senate "compromise" bill to reinstate the Bush tax cuts for everyone making less than $400.000? People sighed, "At least my income taxes aren't going up!" The market reacted with immediate gains--the money keeps flowing. Like the drug addict in search of his next "fix"--Americans seem deluded into thinking that more spending is the solution. How many times have you heard the media comment on the next "solution" to deal with the crisis in Greece only to realize that the "solution" quickly failed leading to a new...
  • Yesh Atid's Rabbi Piron: Bennett's Annexation Plan 'Delusional'

    01/14/2013 4:35:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    Rabbi Shai Piron, number two on Yesh Atid's Knesset list and a resident of the Judea and Samaria town of Oranit, clarified his policy stance in regards to a possible two state solution and land swaps in Judea and Samaria an interview on the Knesset Channel, taking time to also attack Bayit Yehudi's Naftali Bennett for what he called a "delusional" plan. During the interview, Rabbi Piron said that a two state solution would be best for both sides, claiming, "There is a solution that speaks about two states for two peoples -- that is the future of the State...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 14, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/14/2013 4:31:07 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/14/13 | Joel Osteen
    Your Ever-Present Help Today's Scripture “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God is always with you. That means He is present at all times, continually, perpetually, throughout all time. In your day of trouble, He promises to be a help to you. How is He your help? “Help” means something different to each person. That’s because “help” is specific to your need. If you need money to pay your bills, a chocolate cake isn’t going to be much help! But we serve a God who...
  • FORTRESSES BAG 34 PLANES IN RAID AND FIGHT AT TRIPOLI; FOE DRIVEN BACK IN CAUCASUS (1/14/43)

    01/14/2013 4:30:57 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/14/43 | Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, Ralph Parker
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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 14, 2013]

    01/14/2013 4:29:27 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Called By God "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ’Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ’Here am I! Send me’" —Isaiah 6:8 God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “. . . who will go for Us?” The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). That...
  • So much uncertainty...and the markets go UP? Total manipulation.

    01/14/2013 4:16:14 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Financial News | 14 January 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Markets generally up with all of the uncertainty in the world. Pundits say markets don't like uncertainty. Pundits either ignorant or lying. Next, when and if economies start to improve, are markets going to crash?
  • Kentucky Sheriff to Feds: 'You Are Never Going to Pull Guns Out of Jackson County'

    01/14/2013 4:15:55 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 100 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 01/13/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    As I wrote on Jan. 11, Jackson County Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman has made it clear that gun laws which violate the United States Constitution or the Kentucky Constitution will not be enforced in his county. On Jan. 12, he followed this up with a press conference in which he explained that a Sheriff's powers are predominant over the powers of federal and state agents. When he says these things he drives gun-grabbers batty because he says them with the conviction that rests on knowledge, and he has no intention of backing down. During the press conference, he took time...
  • Riot Breaks Out At Housing Assistance Event In Metro Detroit

    01/14/2013 4:14:18 AM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | January 12, 2013 12:50 PM | staff
    An event designed to help assist Michigan families with housing expenses turned into a chaotic scene after there was a mad rush to collect Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. The incident happened Saturday morning at the Wayne County Family Health Services Center on Eureka Road, between Beech Daly and Inkster roads in Taylor — where thousands of people were waiting to get housing vouchers, many who had been waiting outside in the cold since the night before. Reports say the amount of people who showed up looking for assistance heavily outweighed the number of vouchers to be distributed. As the...
  • The Lost Concept of a Public Servant

    01/14/2013 4:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    This is the second in a series on unions in America.Public Servant is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a government official or employee. When I was growing up that perception was accepted on a near-universal basis. Christopher Stevens, our deceased Libyan Ambassador, would fulfill that role in most people’s eyes. Certainly members of the military are truly public servants. But because of public employee unions, our former public servants are really at odds with the public. We have felt that our public employees were against us for a long time as they have used their unionized power to collect massive...
  • Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?

    01/14/2013 4:09:05 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://newyork.newsday.com ^ | january 13, 2013 | TIMOTHY O'CONNOR and MEGHAN E. MURPHY
    A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars' target was the homeowner's gun safe. At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday but were unsuccessful in an attempt to open the safe, which contained legally owned weapons, according to a law enforcement source. One suspect was taken into custody, the source said. The gun owner was not home when the burglary occurred, the source said. The victim, who is in his 70s, told Newsday on Sunday that he did not want to comment while...
  • Report: PM Plans Leftist Coalition because of Obama

    01/14/2013 4:02:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    ....Netanyahu is expected to redefine his "natural partners" after the upcoming election, shifting from a nationalist government to a more leftist one. The Ma'ariv newspaper quoted senior Likud members as saying that because of a need to focus on issues such as the economy and due to pressure that is expected to come from US President Barack Obama in regards to the peace process, Netanyahu is expected to shift his coalition more towards the center-left in an effort to build as broad a coalition as possible. "Netanyahu would prefer to give up the religious parties, especially in light of the...
  • The Tyranny of Solutions

    01/14/2013 3:52:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Sinclair Lewis was so 20th Century. Progressives have effectively burnt the cross and the flag already. Thus, old-style patriotism and religiosity can’t even win elections in heartland states- just ask Senators Akin and Mourdoch. No, that’s not where the threat festers. When tyranny comes to America, it will be advanced by earnest public officials, enforcing intrusive rules declared necessary to stamp out social problems and purify us of bad consumer choices. The oppression generally will be applauded by elites and educated people. Whether or not it prevails and becomes the new normal depends on the rest of us, our outrage,...
  • Should We Give the Muslims the Sharia Law They Seek?

    01/14/2013 3:51:54 AM PST · by Masada Mossad · 16 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 14 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    …Absolutely and unequivocally, Yes! With the rise in Islamic immigration and a greater proportionate rise in Islamic conducted crime, we are left searching for methods to counter their imported cultural violence. Most of us are familiar with the islamic jihad that has washed up on our shores and the calls for sharia law echoing from the chambers of their ever-increasing number of mosques. Radical Islamists seek out our western nations for a combination of reasons. One of the primary reasons being to take advantage of our numerous social-welfare programs that far outweigh the standard of life they left behind. Another...
  • Ted Nugent: Obama's Gun-Control Plans "Psychotic"

    01/14/2013 3:51:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | January 14,2013 | Drew Zahn
    Rock legend and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent took the Obama administration to task Sunday evening for pledging to make gun control a priority, telling a radio host the president’s plans are practically “psychotic.”
  • Guns and Love

    01/14/2013 3:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Guns, guns, guns. Love, love, love. America needs guns and love. As humans, we have an inherent right to life. Our right to life (or self-defense) is a natural right and does not come from any document, even the Constitution. The Bill of Rights or the first ten amendments to the Constitution simply acknowledge our natural rights. Specifically, the Second Amendment recognizes our natural right to bear arms for self-defense. Guns are the reactive, defensive answer to evil in the world. Love is the proactiveanswer to evil. We need both—guns and love. LOVE Good men express themselves through love; love...
  • Judge Jeanine: The cowardice of The Journal News (Video)

    01/14/2013 3:36:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 13, 2013 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    The irony couldn't be richer. Duration 6:03
  • Biden's Policy Recommendations Coming Tuesday [Rush Anti-Gun Laws Strategy?]

    01/14/2013 3:26:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Meriden Patch ^ | 1/14/13 | Gary Jeanfaivre
    ... Joe Biden is expected to announce sweeping policy changes to gun laws and mental health care on Tuesday — two weeks earlier than expected. The recommendations, at the request of President Barack Obama, are a response to the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the life of 20 first-graders and sixeducators. According to a report by the Huffington Post, Biden's proposals are likely to address the availability and access to certain types of guns and ammunition and tackle the issue of data collection and background checks.
  • History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

    01/14/2013 3:25:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    It's often good fun and sometimes revealing to divide American history into distinct periods of uniform length. In working on my forthcoming book on American migrations, internal and immigrant, it occurred to me that you could do this using the American-sounding interval of 76 years, just a few years more than the Biblical lifespan of three score and 10. It was 76 years from Washington's First Inaugural in 1789 to Lincoln's Second Inaugural in 1865. It was 76 years from the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 to the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Going backward, it was 76...
  • Today's Toons 1/14/13

    01/14/2013 3:15:57 AM PST · by pookie18 · 18 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 1/14/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Stand For Life

    01/14/2013 3:10:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Editor’s note: Dr. Adams will speak at Christ Church Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ on January 19. The speech, which is part of the Voices for the Voiceless "Redefine" Conference, will begin shortly after the conference opens at 8 am. Dr. Adams will then go to Minneapolis to speak at the Minnesota Youth for Life Conference on January 21. The all-day conference will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A former student recently emailed that she was disappointed that I had gotten so heavily involved with the student pro-life movement in recent years. She said she could remember a...
  • Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

    01/14/2013 3:00:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Star Parker
    The number forty has great significance in the Bible. Perhaps best known is the forty years that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the desert before being permitted entry into the Promised Land. Maybe this mystical quantity will bear significance as we note, this month, the fortieth year since the Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion in America. Forty years we have lived with the silent, and sometimes not so silent, holocaust in our midst as the lives of 55 million innocent and unborn children have been killed, plucked from their journey to enter this world. Who were they?...
  • Bad Guys' Lawyers

    01/14/2013 2:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Lawyers representing three of the men charged in the New Delhi gang rape case said last week that they would enter pleas of not guilty on their clients' behalf. In most criminal prosecutions, that would be unremarkable. But the lawyers who stepped forward to represent the suspects in this case did so in the face of emotional protests by fellow attorneys, many of whom insisted that no one should defend those accused of such a terrible crime. "There was a good response from the members, and they will not represent," the president of the local bar association had warned....
  • Pentagon Report Cites "Lack of Maturity" Of Lockheed F-35 Jet

    01/14/2013 2:39:58 AM PST · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 January 2013
    Lockheed Martin's new F-35 fighter jet has completed over a third of its planned flight tests, but it is still facing problems with the helmet needed to fly the plane, software development and weapons integration.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 14, 2013

    01/14/2013 2:30:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Hawks on Iraq Prepare for War Again, Against Hagel

    01/14/2013 1:32:15 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/12/2013 | Jim Rutenberg
    In the bitter debate that led up to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska said that some of his fellow Republicans, in their zest for war, lacked the perspective of veterans like him, who have “sat in jungles or foxholes and watched their friends get their heads blown off.” Those Republicans in turn called him an “appeaser” whose cautious geopolitical approach dangerously telegraphed weakness in the post-Sept. 11 world. The campaign now being waged against Mr. Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense is in some ways a relitigation of that decade-old dispute. It is...
  • 'The Nanny 2'

    01/14/2013 1:01:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    No, not the sexy one- THIS one: This weird, prissy control-freak has even mandated the replacement of iconic NYC taxicabs throughout the five boroughs with a hideous Nissan minivan made in Spain... what's up with that?
  • Doctors euthanize Belgian twins who said they could not bear the thought of going blind

    01/14/2013 12:49:44 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | 13 Jan 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws. The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding out that they would soon go blind. They told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each other again. The twins, who have not been named but have been pictured on Belgian television, had spent their entire lives together, sharing a flat and working as cobblers. Belgium’s Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reported on the weekend that doctors at Brussels University...