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  • Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    01/14/2013 1:27:01 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says. The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.
  • Establish a Gun Free Zone around the President; Send Secret Service Home(Jan 14)(nearly there)

    01/14/2013 1:23:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The petition is up to 20,795 only needs 4,205 more.(Jan 14) In a brilliant act of political satire, someone has created a petition to the white house here to create a gun free zone around the President and Vice President. All guns would be eliminated there, and the Secret Service would not have any. If it is good enough for our children, It is good enough for the president, the logic goes. I am constantly amazed that people are perfectly comfortable around someone with a gun, if the person is wearing a uniform. Remove the uniform, and the same people...
  • Obamacare architect cashes out to sue insurers, using Obamacare

    01/14/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013
    s it relevant that the man who helped craft Obamacare’s regulations on insurers will now make lots of money by suing insurers based on those regulations? The firm that hired him seems to think so. Here’s the press release: KEY OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JOINS MEHRI & SKALET, PLLC Former HHS Director, Longtime Insurance Regulator Jay Angoff to Lead Firm’s Insurance and Healthcare Practice as PartnerWASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2013)—After nearly three years at the Department of Health and Human Services—as the first Director of Obamacare insurance implementation, as Senior Advisor to the Secretary, and as a Regional Director—longtime insurance regulator and...
  • Obama and Moderate Republicans See Conservatives as Common Enemy (You need to read this.)

    01/14/2013 1:20:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let me tell you what I think, and I'm gonna tell you this in a balanced way -- a balanced and fair way. What I think is really going on here is our president, Barack Obama, if you'll note, really never talks about plans and proposals to solve problems. What he does is position his political opponents as the enemy. Everything he did today in the debt limit Q&A in his press conference, and even in the setup, was about the enemy. The Republicans are the enemy. He's not proposing solutions to anything. He's not interested in...
  • Oscar-Nominated ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Picketed By People Who Say Movie Advocates Torture

    01/14/2013 1:19:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 11, 2013 11:09 PM | Dave Bryan
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The critics agree “Zero Dark Thirty” — a film depicting the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden — is gritty and moving. The movie is also filled with scenes of disturbing and graphic torture and has many people upset. But not about the images and what they depict — what the images suggest. The film has garnered five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. But it’s also beset with controversy and criticism. CBS2 and KCAL9 Political Reporter Dave Bryan went to a theater in Hollywood Friday evening and spoke to a group of people who say the movie...
  • California boy, now 12, convicted of neo-Nazi dad’s murder

    01/14/2013 1:18:34 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/14/2013 | Dana Feldman
    A California boy, now 12, was convicted of second-degree murder today for shooting dead his neo-Nazi father, following a juvenile trial that centered on abuse allegations and the young defendant’s grasp of right and wrong. The verdict by Superior Court Judge Jean Leonard means that Joseph Hall, who shot his father to death in May 2011, could be sentenced to a juvenile facility until he is 23. Hall’s attorneys had conceded during the trial that Hall, who was then 10 years old, shot his father at point-blank range while the older man was sleeping, but argued that the boy should...
  • Hundreds sign up to live in the Citadel – an armed fortress community planned for Idaho

    01/14/2013 1:18:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Daniel Miller
    Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and 'defensible' fortress city where their freedoms and liberty will be fiercely protected. Organisers have outlined plans for a community of 3,500 to 7,000 families of 'patriotic' Americans in western Idaho and more than 200 have already signed up through their website. The group has already purchased 20 acres in the area where they intend to build an arms factory which will be used to fund the project.
  • Man Runs Car Into Restaurant After Woman Criticizes His Political Views

    01/14/2013 1:17:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 91 replies
    WFMY ^ | Jan 13, 2013
    A Wilmington man told police he intentionally ran a car into a restaurant Friday after a woman criticized his political views, according to Star News Online. Police say at least one person was injured in the wreck that happened just before 11 p.m. Friday. The man ran his dark green Honda Civic through the front of Katy's Great Eats in Wilmington before driving away from the scene. Police later found the car and arrested Jacob Spivey, 26. Spivey told police he was trying to hurt a woman who criticized his political views. The woman, in her 40s, was injured in...
  • Mark Levin Blasts 'Imperial President'

    01/14/2013 1:15:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Talk show host claims Obama riding roughshod over Constitution
  • Gun buyback holds rare economic opportunity for one Tucsonan(poor widow)

    01/14/2013 1:14:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    arizonadailyindependent.com ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Sergio Arellano-Oros
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some pictures are so powerful that there are not enough words to spin away their message. One scene that the media hoped you would never know about played out before their cameras at the political stunt gun buyback held by Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik last week. The crews got the pictures, learned the story, and then deliberately tossed them in an online gallery with a hundred others pictures, or left on the television newsroom cutting floor. She said she came to sell a gun to feed herself for two weeks....
  • Embryonic Sharks Freeze to Avoid Detection

    01/14/2013 1:10:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jane J. Lee
    These shark pups can sense the electrical field of potential predators.Although shark pups are born with all the equipment they'll ever need to defend themselves and hunt down food, developing embryos still stuck in their egg cases are vulnerable to predators. But a new study finds that even these baby sharks can detect a potential predator, and play possum to avoid being eaten. Every living thing gives off a weak electrical field. Sharks can sense this with a series of pores—called the ampullae of Lorenzini—on their heads and around their eyes, and some species rely on this electrosensory ability to...
  • McCrystal Shoots Off His Mouth Again: We Should Look at Banning Weapons that are Already Banned

    01/14/2013 1:07:24 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-14-2013 | Bryan Preston
    January 14, 2013 McCrystal Shoots Off His Mouth Again: We Should Look at Banning Weapons that are Already Banned Bryan Preston Last week, retiring Gen. Stanley McCrystal made a stir when he suggested that America ought to take a look at enacting new gun control laws. Specifically, McCrystal said he supports banning military firearms such as M4 and M16 rifles. Such weapons are already banned from civilian ownership except in very few cases, and have been since 1934. Such weapons have played no role in any of the recent shootings that have been in the national headlines.Appearing on America’s Radio...
  • Al Qaeda Lives--The real story behind Benghazi and the other attacks of 9/11/12

    01/14/2013 1:06:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    What actually happened in Egypt and Libya on September 11, 2012? The story from the U.S. government has changed many times in an effort to craft a narrative that causes as little damage as possible to the Obama administration. Now the administration seems to have settled on something approaching a final version.The U.S. embassy in Cairo, September 11, 2012Newscom It goes like this:On September 11, and in the days that followed, citizens in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa gathered to protest The Innocence of Muslims, a video on YouTube produced in California that was disrespectful to Islam and the...
  • MSNBC Host Lawrence O’Donnell Blasts Use of Bible at Inauguration: ‘No One Believes the Bible’

    01/14/2013 1:06:08 PM PST · by massmike · 33 replies
    http://christiannews.net ^ | 01/14/2013 | Heather Clark
    MSNBC talk show host Lawrence O’Donnell took aim at the Bible on his broadcast The Last Word this week, claiming that it has no place at the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama. In discussing the matter, O’Donnell began to claim that no one believes the Bible, and that it has no business in being a part of the Inauguration. Following his comments, which have been reported by major news outlets nationwide, a number of Christians have expressed their disgust and disapproval. “[W]hat he says is almost amusing if it weren’t so sick,” wrote one commenter. “Let’s not forget O’Donnell did...
  • Did Great White Bite Croc's Head Off?

    01/14/2013 1:04:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2013
    A GIANT crocodile's head has been found washed up on a beach with locals speculating it was the victim of a massive shark attack. Brigitte Cary-Smith, 50, and husband Neale, 56, discovered the huge decapitated head while walking their dogs on the beach in St Lucia, South Africa. See the photos, video here The gruesome scene was photographed and videoed and has quickly become an internet hit, with people wondering how the animal met its end. See the photos, video here It's not certain how the croc met its gruesome end but local experts believe it was attacked by a...
  • Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation (Gun control report from Soros/Hillary/Obama-linked group)

    01/14/2013 1:01:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Center for American Progress ^ | January 13, 2013 | Neera Tanden, Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Danielle Baussan
    After last month’s senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut—in which 20 children and 6 adults were shot and killed—we need to immediately address the gaps in our current law that enable mass shootings, as well as the everyday shootings that on average claim the lives of 33 Americans each day. In this issue brief we recommend 13 legislative proposals and executive actions to prevent gun violence in our nation. These actions are targeted in the following three key areas: ■Better background checks ■Taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands ■Better data, better...
  • Curbside Langer's for National Pastrami Day (1/14 Pastrami Day)

    01/14/2013 1:00:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Zagat ^ | 1/14/2013 | Lesley Balla
    Is there any other way to celebrate such an auspicious holiday as National Pastrami Day than with a #19 from Langer's? Nope. That meat. That bread. The slaw. No doubt there's a line at the MacArthur Park deli right at this moment, so we recommend getting it to go; the wait won't be as bad. Or just call ahead and they'll bring your order out to your car. Yep, curbside pastrami. Nothing better (704 S. Alvarado St.; 213-483-8050).
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (McConnell, Boehner preparing to surrender?)

    01/14/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit.
  • Brave Julianne Moore bravely accepts Golden Globe for brave parody of Palin

    01/14/2013 12:52:22 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    ... Julianne Moore won an award for playing Sarah Palin in Game Change, because of course she did. And then, apparently, the director of the movie was gushing about how “brave” she was for doing that. That’s right: Daring to depict Sarah Palin in an unflattering light is an act of bravery. In Hollywood.
  • (VANITY) FREEP THIS POLL -- SENATOR BILL NELSON - FLORIDA

    01/14/2013 12:48:35 PM PST · by I got the rope · 21 replies
    SENATOR BILL NELSON'S WEBSITE ^ | 14 JAN 13 | I GOT THE ROPE
    Please vote on Bill Nelson's gun control survey. Scroll down, survey on the right. http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/
  • Florida teachers among 50 charged in online child-sex sting

    01/14/2013 12:48:21 PM PST · by Sopater · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013
    Two teachers and two other school employees were among 50 people arrested as part of an online child-sex sting in central Florida, MyFoxOrlando.com reports. "Operation Cardea" targeted people who use the Internet to sexually exploit children, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said, and the suspects were arrested over the past week, including four men arrested late Sunday night. The list of those arrested includes two local school teachers and two other employees at local schools. Jorge Daniel Ferreira, a science teacher at Ocoee Middle School, was one of those arrested. Orange County Schools officials tell Fox 35 that Ferreira has...
  • Obama Blames Media ‘Preferred By Republican Constituencies’ For Unfriendliness In D.C.

    01/14/2013 12:44:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/14/13 | Noah Rothman
    During a Monday press conference in the White House, President Barack Obama was asked about his seeming lack of interest in socialization with other members of the political establishment in Washington. Obama said that, while he is a friendly person, it takes two to socialize and Republicans are generally not interested in being seen with him. He blamed “media that is preferred by Republican constituencies” for creating an environment in which a Republican politician seen with Obama has to fear a primary fight in their next election. President Obama said he does socialize with members of Congress from the other...
  • Hobby Lobby Delays Obamacare Fines for Now; Avoids $18.2 Million Penalty

    01/14/2013 12:42:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Craft chain Hobby Lobby said it has found a way to delay compliance with the Obamacare mandate, which requires companies to cover contraception in their employees' health care. Pastor Rick Warren has warned that religious freedom, at the heart of the company's battle, might become this decade's civil rights movement. The evangelical Christian-owned company plans to shift the beginning of its employee health plan to temporarily avoid $1.3 million a day in fines for each day since Jan. 1 that it did not comply with the Affordable Care Act. Without the delay, the fine would now have totaled $18.2 million....
  • Miss America journeys from small town to big city1

    01/14/2013 12:41:51 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    Charter ^ | January 14, 2013 | HANNAH DREIER and GREG MOORE
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a hometown of 26,000 people to an adopted home borough of 2.6 million, Miss America's story includes a journey from a small town to the big city — but it doesn't start there. Mallory Hagan, 23, moved from Alabama to New York City as soon as she became a legal adult, and though she says she left because "I needed to find myself," it turns out she knew who she wanted to be all along. snip [money quote]"I'm not sure that it came out as eloquently as I would have liked it to, but my...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Oppose Same-Sex Marriage in France

    01/14/2013 12:37:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Hundreds of thousands of people from across France gathered in Paris on Sunday to oppose President Francois Hollande's plan to legalize same-sex marriage, which would allow gay couples to adopt and conceive children. Police estimated about 340,000 people participated in the "demo for all" march to oppose a proposed legislation billed as "marriage for all." It was one of the largest demonstrations in the French capital since an education protest in 1984, according to The Associated Press. Organizers claimed more than 800,000 people turned out to oppose the proposal. Protesters started the march from three points in the city, walking...
  • Maryland to gun owners: We want your fingerprints

    01/14/2013 12:37:22 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    WaPo (Maryland local) ^ | 1-14-2013 | Aaron C. Davis and John Wagner
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will seek to institute some of the nation’s strictest gun-licensing requirements, ban assault weapons and restrict visitor access to schools in one of the most expansive government responses sought to last month’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Perhaps most controversially, O’Malley (D) will ask the General Assembly to force prospective gun owners to provide fingerprints to state police, complete a hands-on weapon-familiarization and gun-safety course, and undergo a background check to be licensed. And the governor is seeking new measures to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illness who show violent tendencies....
  • Hundreds sign up to live in the Citadel –

    01/14/2013 12:34:14 PM PST · by FeliciaCat · 40 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 1.14.2013 | Daniel Miller
    Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and 'defensible' fortress city where their freedoms and liberty will be fiercely protected. Organisers have outlined plans for a community of 3,500 to 7,000 families of 'patriotic' Americans in western Idaho and more than 200 have already signed up through their website. The group has already purchased 20 acres in the area where they intend to build arms factory which will be used to fund the project.
  • Obama: Gun Lobby "Ginning Up Fear" That Government Will Take Away All Your Guns

    01/14/2013 12:33:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/14/13 | staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I think, for example, how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals and how we track that more effectively -- there may be some steps that we can take administratively, as opposed -- through legislation. As far as people lining up and purchasing more guns, you know, I think that we’ve seen for some time now that those who oppose any common-sense gun control or gun safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government’s about...
  • Oak Lake waters recede, revealing guns

    01/14/2013 12:32:50 PM PST · by posterchild · 27 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Nicholas Bergin
    As the worst drought since 1956 gripped the nation last year, lakes and ponds slowly receded, revealing decades worth of dropped and discarded fishing tackle, pop cans and all sorts of flotsam. At Oak Lake in Lincoln, the debris included at least two guns. A person walking along the edge of the lake last summer spied a suspicious item and called Lincoln police, who found a handgun rusted beyond recognition. “That thing could have been in there for 50 years for all we know,” said Sgt. Ben Miller. After that gun turned up, officers Kevin Hinton and Jen Mullendore couldn’t...
  • West Virginia Decision Makers WOWKTV video on gun control

    01/14/2013 12:32:46 PM PST · by Dagny&Hank · 1 replies
    WOWKTV.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | Keith Morgan
    Keith Morgan of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League in a television interview with WOWKTV defends our 2nd amendment rights.
  • Freshman lawmaker threatens impeachment over gun rights

    01/14/2013 12:32:28 PM PST · by Ron H. · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Republican Rep. Steve Stockman (Texas) on Monday said he would "seek to thwart" executive action by President Obama in regard to gun laws by any means necessary, even if it means "filing articles of impeachment." ....... Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/277021-gop-rep-threatens-obama-with-impeachment-over-gun-action#ixzz2Hz2ZtaWO
  • Board eyes new security measures (Washington, Illinois)

    01/14/2013 12:31:25 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 1 replies
    Pekin Daily Times ^ | Jan. 13, 2013 | Steve Stein
    A proposal to train and arm Washington Community High School administrators will be discussed Monday by the District 308 School Board. Washington Police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker and Superintendent Jim Dunnan devised the plan in the wake of the tragedy last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Three administrators would become special part-time Washington police officers with authority to possess a firearm only inside the high school. The administrators would undergo the same firearms training as all police officers, including a 40-hour course and monthly qualification. “We feel this is a sound, logical plan because Illinois doesn’t allow...
  • Is the News Media Worse Than Normal ? [Vanity]

    01/14/2013 12:29:06 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 17 replies
    Vanity | 01/14/2013 | Self
    For the past week or so, seems to me that no news network, including Fox, has said anything about anything other than 1) gun control, 2) the fake flu epidemic and 3) the mind-numbing doubletalk about the debt ceiling. IMHO, talking heads on Fox (I don't watch the others other than flipping past but they also only had the same three stories) seem very concerned, noticeably more than usual. Usually after a few days we get on to a "new" news cycle, but this one does not seem to be ending. And when it does, it just seems like it's...
  • California could be next oil boom state (That is, if drilling is allowed)

    01/14/2013 12:28:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/13/2013 | Steve Hargreaves
    California is sitting on a massive amount of shale oil and could become the next oil boom state. But only if the industry can get the stuff out of the ground without upsetting the state's powerful environmental lobby. Running from Los Angeles to San Francisco, California's Monterey Shale is thought to contain more oil than North Dakota's Bakken and Texas's Eagle Ford -- both scenes of an oil boom that's created thousands of jobs and boosted U.S. oil production to the highest rate in over a decade. In fact, the Monterey is thought to hold over 400 billion barrels of...
  • [Video] Rand Paul On Gun Control: Obama's No King

    01/14/2013 12:27:34 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 8 replies
    CBN News ^ | Eduardo89rp
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pledges to fight any Obama executive action on gun control: "I'm against having a King... We will fight tooth and nail to stop him usurping the Constitution"
  • Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List

    01/14/2013 12:27:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/14/2013 | By Elaine Woo
    Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family. The boy Schindler called "Little Leyson" survived the Holocaust to start life over in Los Angeles. He taught high school in Huntington Park for 39 years, rarely mentioning to anyone the pain and perils he experienced during the war that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews. Then came the celebrated 1993 movie "Schindler's List," which ignited...
  • White House to Paul Ryan: Yeah, about that budget deadline… (Sorry, it won't be submitted on time)

    01/14/2013 12:24:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Every year, the White House is required by law to submit the president's budget plan to Congress by the first Monday in February. While it is common for administrations to miss the date in their first year, the Obama administration has only managed to meet that simple, regular deadline once --- a record for which The Most Transparent Administration, Evah evidently has no plans for improvement.Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan queried the White House on whether they had any intention of getting him a budget proposal in a timely fashion: "Given the critical importance of addressing our...
  • None Dare Call It…

    01/14/2013 12:17:36 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 14, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Malcolm A. Kline, Share/Save Every now and then, professors let down their guard and reveal how left-wing they really are. In a lecture on 1030s propaganda that he delivered at the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 meeting in Boston, UC Davis English professor Matthew Stratton noted that FDR’s head of the National Recovery Administration, Hugh Johnson, “was fond of handing out Italian fascist pamphlets to his colleagues.” “He didn’t last long,” Stratton averred. “One should certainly not compare the New Deal with Italian fascism unless one is trying to get on a conservative talk show and I’m not going to...
  • NY Poised to Pass First Gun Bill Since Sandy Hook Shooting

    01/14/2013 12:08:01 PM PST · by Tirian · 47 replies
    NBC NY ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    A key New York Senate leader and the Assembly speaker said they expect the state Legislature to vote Monday to enact what would be the nation's first gun control measure following last month's Connecticut school shooting. "I think when all is said and done, we are going to pass a comprehensive gun bill today," Sen. Jeffrey Klein told reporters Monday morning. "I'm very excited about it. I am very confident we are going to vote on a comprehensive bill that will be agreed on by the governor, the Senate and Assembly." People familiar with closed-door negotiations told The Associated Press...
  • The Obama Military – Evolution and Legacy

    01/14/2013 12:07:50 PM PST · by arthurus · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 13 January 2013 | Paul E. Vallely MG, US Army (ret)
    President Obama is working very hard to destroy US military superiority, consciously and unconsciously to the advantage our global enemies. In an attempt to seize control over national security and another overt attempt to bypass Congress, the Obama administration may have already made this play as of this writing. That play is that the United States and Russia both reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, as a treaty would require ratification by the Senate. This would allow Obama and the Executive Branch to unilaterally cut our military capability and nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution. It...
  • The Conservative Environmentalist

    01/14/2013 12:06:26 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/10/2013 | Bruce Walker
    The moral high ground of environmentalism seemingly was ceded by free-market proponents a long, long time ago. There exists multiple reasons why this appears to be so, but perhaps the most often argued — if not the most persuasive — case employed against the free-marketers is the intrinsic “evil” ascribed to the profit motive of businesses and individuals alike. Nothing could be further from the truth, but urban mythology abounds with bad actors passing out carcinogens like Halloween candy while polluting groundwater, rivers, lakes and streams. This mythology is bolstered by the Hollywood subgenre of whistle-blower flicks of the past...
  • Southern Sexuality, MLA-Style

    01/14/2013 12:05:03 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    http://www.academia.org/11519/ ^ | January 14, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 Boston meeting, at least on the program, homosexuality seemed to be the new heterosexuality. This year’s conclave, where just about every English department is represented, at least once, featured panels on: • Queer Theory without Antinormativity; • Postqueer? Postrace? The Political Stakes of Queer; • Queer Theory in a Post Colonial World; • Queerness as Form; • Transgender France; • Movements, Incantations, and Parables of Queer Performance • LGBTQI Graduate Students and Academia; • Queer Sexualities in African Literatures and Film; • Queer Occupations; • Gay Culture in Eastern Europe and the Former...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    01/14/2013 12:02:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Former President George H.W. Bush was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston on Monday after being admitted in November. An illness and complications stemming from a bronchitis-related cough extended his stay. The 88-year-old spent a week in intensive care.
  • Overthrowing the Money Power

    01/14/2013 12:01:11 PM PST · by No One Special · 1 replies
    Financial Sense ^ | January 14, 2013 | JR Nyquist
    Oswald Spengler once wrote, "A power can be overthrown only by another power, not by a principle, and only one power that can confront money is left. Money is overthrown and abolished by blood." One might ask what Spengler meant by this. What was he referring to? What is signified by the power of money opposed by the power of blood? According to Spengler, "Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect." Next comes the rule of naked force - the power of blood and the ways of war. In the end, this is what Spengler...
  • Hemlock Semiconductor Announces Layoffs

    01/14/2013 11:59:47 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    clarksvillenow.com ^ | Jan 14,2013 | Clarksville now Staff
    HEMLOCK, Mich. – Hemlock Semiconductor Group has announced that it will lay off approximately 400 employees in Michigan and Tennessee in the coming weeks due to significant oversupply in the polysilicon industry and the threat of potential tariffs on its products sold into China. The layoffs will affect approximately 300 employees at Hemlock’s Clarksville Tennessee site and 100 at its Michigan site. According to a release from Hemlock Semiconductor Group, if the market conditions continue, the layoffs could become permanent. “This is a difficult but necessary decision to enable Hemlock Semiconductor to navigate the volatility in the polysilicon and solar...
  • Feinstein Gun Ban Just Tip of Iceberg!

    01/14/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by arthurus · 19 replies
    http://www.nraila.org ^ | Posted on January 11, 2013
    While Senator Feinstein's soon-to-be-introduced bill to ban semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines is garnering the most attention from anti-gun politicians and their media allies, attacks on our Second Amendment rights are by no means limited to this one proposal, nor to just Congress. Based on bills introduced on the first day of the 113th Congress, we clearly face the most serious threat to our fundamental Second Amendment rights in the last 20 years, and law-abiding gun owners need to ACT NOW to ward off an unprecedented onslaught on our rights. Here are just some of the proposals pending in...
  • Rikers Island inmates cost city big $$ with 'frivolous' lawsuits

    01/14/2013 11:46:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    .nypost. ^ | 2:15 AM, January 14, 2013 | By DOUG MONTERO AND DAN MACLEOD
    These jailbirds are proving that crime does pay. Rikers Island inmates are soaking city taxpayers by suing over everything from slippery shower floors to beds they claim are too short, a Post analysis has found. Legal claims against the Department of Correction have resulted in $111.1 million in payouts over the past five years — including settlements of “frivolous” cases that would have cost more to fight in court. Sources said the situation is “out of control,” with a growing network of prisoners sharing the names of lawyers and even scrawling the attorneys’ contact info near the jail’s pay phones....
  • The US federal government is a deadbeat

    01/14/2013 11:42:37 AM PST · by Robert357 · 3 replies
    AP and cambridge dictionary ^ | Jan 14m 2013 | self vanity
    Today President Obama told the American people that the US government is not a deadbeat. Depending on the definition used, he is wrong. According to the cambridge dictionary, there are two major definitions of a deadbeat: (1) a person who is not willing to work, does not behave in a responsible way and does not fit into ordinary society (2) a person or company that is not willing to pay debts If we used the first definition, I would contend that the US federal government is both "not willing to work" and "does not behave in a responsible way." Therefore...
  • Guns, Drugs Prove Society Is Rudderless

    01/14/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 8 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 1/14/2013 | Shout Bits
    In the time a man can hold his breath, the Colorado State Legislature began its plot to ban and confiscate previously legal semi-automatic weapons. With a new Democrat sweep of all lawmaking powers, the first order of business is to thwart the will of most Coloradans and ban guns and restrict their private transfer. Simultaneously, a political committee is drafting rules for the commercial sale of recreational marijuana. Blessedly, Mayor Blumberg does not live in CO, but his spirit of central control, arrogance, and fascist allegiance to the common good is alive and growing in the West. When the voters...
  • Mistrust of Government Is a Beautiful Thing

    01/14/2013 11:34:42 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaZwPPd7m0 ^ | June 10, 2011 | Penn Jillette
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaZwPPd7m0