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  • House Republican Threatens Impeachment over Gun Control

    01/14/2013 2:13:04 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 61 replies
    house.gov ^ | Steve Stockman
    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36th) released the following statement Monday afternoon. The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic. I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment. The President’s actions are an existential threat to this nation. The right of the people to keep and bear...
  • Gunning for revolution

    01/14/2013 2:12:52 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Larry Klayman
    Since the fraudulent re-election of Barack Hussein Obama as president – the "mullah in chief" not eligible to be president as he is not a natural born citizen – he has thrown his weight around as if he were our king. First, virtually unopposed by a functionally dead Republican opposition, Obama rammed down the people's throats considerable income tax increases to modest and top income earners and small businesses, increased the capital gains and estate taxes and eliminated so called loopholes in the tax code – all to socialize the American economy by having these individuals and businesses "pay their...
  • Obama: No haggling on debt ceiling, can use executive action to tighten gun laws

    01/14/2013 2:12:30 PM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Foxnews.com
  • John Brennan As Much An Architect of 9-11 As Osama Bin Laden…?

    01/14/2013 2:11:55 PM PST · by chrisnj · 10 replies
    some insiders | 1/14/2013 | Chrisnj
    John Brennan as much a 911 architect as osama bin laden. Brennan is a player in the Bill Clinton administration in late 90′s.  He was instrumental in delaying an American response against Osama Bin Laden.  So we have a guy now being considered for the Obama CIA who was instrumental in the terrorist attack of  September 11th through his work both in the Clinton and GW Bush administrations.   A guy who was also instrumental in the raid on the Bin Laden compound of 2011.  The guy who announced the Seal Team Six involvement that likely led to some of them...
  • More cases of UFO sightings near International Space Station

    01/14/2013 2:07:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    zeenews.com ^ | Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 23:09
    Numerous UFOs have been spotted in space near the International Space Station (ISS), a couple of hundred miles above Earth. Videos have cropped up on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different shapes, some moving very slowly, others rapidly hurtling through space. On Christmas Day, YouTube poster Streetcap1 recorded video of a silvery object, moving slowly near the curvature of Earth. At :46 into the following video, the object can be seen in faraway perspective. Streetcap1 also recorded the following two objects-one circular, the other disc-shaped-outside the ISS on New Year's Day. Could it be a...
  • NBC: 'Big Differences' Between Obama's 2006 Vote Against Debt Ceiling And Today

    01/14/2013 2:05:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Uh, well, yeah, true, then-Senator Barack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. But, um, you see, that was very different. Because there were, um, "big differences"—that's it! Such was the way NBC senior political editor Mark Murray sought to cover for President Obama today while discussing the impending debt ceiling vote on MSNBC's News Nation with host Tamron Hall. So just what were these "big differences," you might ask? Well, explained Murray, "in 2006 there wasn't this kind of big protracted battle over the debt ceiling at all. It wasn't a big issue . . . it...
  • My Turn: Gun Rights: Compromise is nothing but theft of a right

    01/14/2013 2:04:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    I think you need a little history lesson. In your editorial, "Common sense must prevail....", you use the phrase "Irresponsible gun availability," as if guns are just so much more available, as compared to the past etc. Did you know that prior to 1968, guns were advertised in the back of comic books, and various magazine, and sold in every hardware store and many department stores, and could be purchased by anybody, of any age, all you needed was money and a postage stamp, and a gun would be delivered to your door by the postman. Licensed gun dealers didn't...
  • Obama: I’m Nice to Republicans.. Doesn’t Stop Them From Blasting Me For Being Big Spending Socialist

    01/14/2013 2:04:33 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    During his press conference today Barack Obama played the socialist card, “When I’m over here at the Congressional picnic folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family. I promise you, Michelle and I are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. But it doesn’t prevent them from going on the floor of the House and blast me for being a big spending socialist.” Oh waah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3r-i8d3xfoo
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (Shut 'er down!)

    01/14/2013 2:03:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/14/2013 | 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. "If the goal is to make sure that we are being responsible about our debt and our deficit - if that's the conversation we're having, I'm happy to have that conversation," Obama said. "What I will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the American people," he told a news conference. Republican leaders quickly reiterated their demand that increasing the debt limit...
  • The perfect socio-economic storm

    01/14/2013 2:03:21 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 1 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Donald Hank
    There is a perfect socio-economic storm coming and part of it is here now. Items 1-8 below are some of its components, which can be described as: Government-incited unrest, the rush to snatch our protection, government aid to the enemy, encouragement of unlimited illegal immigration (both parties), crime rising and about to spin out of control (thanks to the above and economic factors), and unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility that led to the demise of Detroit and a half-dozen cities in CA, and heading for a potentially cataclysmic downgrade of US debt. Here is an impartial list of the signs of the...
  • “We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation”, Obama Says, Then Misses Deadline for Sending Budget to Congress

    01/14/2013 2:03:16 PM PST · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    frontpage ^ | 1/14/13 | d greenfield
    But don’t call the man, lazy. According to Colin Powell, that’s incredibly racist. “The issue here is whether or not America pays its bills,” Obama said at a press conference on Monday, the last of his first term in office. “We are not a deadbeat nation.” There are so many things wrong with that… 1. In 2006, Obama said that raising the debt limit was “a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies”. Now failing...
  • A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell

    01/14/2013 2:03:02 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-14-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 14, 2013 Earlier today, President Barack Obama almost dared Republicans to not increase the nation's borrowing limit in a White House press conference. "If Congressional Republicans refuse to pay America’s bills on time, Social Security checks, veterans benefits will be delayed," Obama said. "... Investors around the world will ask if the United States of America is in fact a safe bet. Markets could go haywire. Interest rates would spike for anyone who borrowed money." One analyst — Michael Feroli, the chief economist at JP...
  • Man Charged With Spitting at Agent Outside Obama Home (Black Man)

    01/14/2013 1:52:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 14, 2013 | Naomi Nix
    A Hyde Park man accused of spitting in the face of a Secret Service agent guarding President Barack Obama’s Chicago home last month was ordered held on $50,000 bond Sunday. The agent was inside a car stationed on the 5000 block of South Greenwood Avenue on Dec. 29 when Kevin Lawrence approached the vehicle, according to police records. Lawrence spit inside the car, hitting the agent’s face and neck, police records state.
  • Activities for Gun Appreciation Day

    01/14/2013 1:47:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 January, 2013 | David Kopel
    Saturday, January 19, is Gun Appreciation Day. Americans are urged to “go to your local gun store, gun range, or gun show” and to show their support for Second Amendment rights. The blog Shall Not Be Questioned, which has long been one of the most influential and thoughtful pro-RKBA blogs, endorses Gun Appreciation Day, but raises some important caveats. In particular, many people imagine “that by going to the gun show, or by buying guns and some ammunition, they were making a statement. Folks, if this belief becomes widespread, we’re going to lose. Communicating with lawmakers is crucial at a...
  • Obama: Unemployed Pennsylvanians Cling to Guns, Religion...[Flashback to '08]

    01/14/2013 1:35:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    national review ^ | April 11, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Obama, at a fundraiser in San Francisco, describing voters in Pennsylvania: “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment...
  • European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice

    01/14/2013 1:30:47 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Shawn Sullivan is a fugitive and accused pedophile, and to some, he's also a poster child for a European judicial system that often would rather let criminals roam their streets freely than see them subjected to American justice. Nearly 20 years ago, Sullivan, who is now 43, fled to Ireland after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and molesting two boys in Minnesota. Sullivan, who had dual citizenship, was accused of assaulting two girls in Ireland in 1997, but fled to London, where police finally caught up with him in June 2010. Although he did time in Wandsworth Prison...
  • Number of female students seeking sugar daddies to pay college tuition doubles

    01/14/2013 1:29:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Olivia Fleming
    Nearly three thousand U.S. college students went online in the search for a 'sugar daddy' to fund their education last year. Georgia State University and New york University were the top two schools for female students to seek out men willing to fund their tuition, with Pennsylvania's Temple University following closely behind for third place. According to the website SeekingArrangement.com, 2012 saw a 58per cent growth in female students signing up to be 'sugar babies,' which the site describes as 'attractive, intelligent, ambitious and goal oriented' women seeking 'financial pampering.'
  • Santa Fe Mayor Joins Anti-Gun Coalition [800 Mayors JUST HAPPEN to speak out today against 2A]

    01/14/2013 1:29:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | 1/14/13
    Santa Fe Mayor David Coss is supporting a national campaign aimed at lobbying Congress for federal gun control reforms. Coss and Police Chief Raymond Rael held a news conference Monday to announce their support. Coss says he also plans to travel to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to lobby with other mayors. More than 800 mayors across the nation belong to the organization called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns."
  • 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...