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  • Obama Once Called Raising Debt Ceiling 'a Sad State of Affairs'

    01/15/2013 8:44:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Here's audio of then-senator Barack Obama calling a vote to raise the debt ceiling "a sad state of affairs": The one time the debt ceiling was up for a vote when Obama was in the Senate, he voted against it.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 15,2013

    01/15/2013 8:40:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
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  • Wal-Mart pledges to hire 100,000-plus veterans

    01/15/2013 8:39:30 AM PST · by djf · 80 replies
    KING5 ^ | Jan 15, 2012 | AP&KING5
    NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every recently discharged veteran who wants a job. The plan is set to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retail industry convention by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's namesake U.S. business. ...
  • Heineman wants to eliminate the state income tax

    01/15/2013 8:38:56 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | Jan 15 2013 | By Paul Hammel and Martha Stoddard
    LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman called Tuesday for a "bold and courageous" plan to eliminate the state income tax, both individual and corporate. In exchange, the governor would eliminate certain sales tax exemptions, though he deferred until later this week offering details of his proposed multi-billion dollar tax shift. Heineman, a conservative Republican, unveiled his tax reform plan during his annual state of the state speech to the Nebraska Legislature. The governor's two-year state budget plan calls for a 4.9 percent increase in spending.
  • Jon Stewart Fires Back At Paul Krugman (Trillion dollar coin)

    01/15/2013 8:35:01 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 15 replies
    business insider ^ | 1-14-13 | Bret Logurato
    Two effeminate progressive Mean Girls pull each other's Hair Plugs at the cafeteria Cool Table. (summary)
  • Teen who stabbed girl more than 100 times gets life in prison

    01/15/2013 8:34:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    CBC ^ | January 14, 2013
    A Cape Breton teenager found guilty of second-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend more than 100 times has been sentenced as an adult to life in prison. Melvin Skeete Jr., who was 16 years old at the time of the incident, was sentenced Monday in Nova Scotia Youth Court to life in prison with no chance of parole until Dec. 3, 2017.
  • Vatican Article Likens Gay Marriage to Communism

    01/15/2013 8:22:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 134 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 1/14/13 | Joel Connolly
    The Vatican has taken multiple blasts at same-sex marriage in the last month, just as it is on the way to becoming legal in Britain and France, and as a poll by an evangelical-backed organization finds opposition in the United States on the wane. A front-page article in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, likens marriage equality to 20th-century communism, reports the Religion News Service, saying it is equal to “the egalitarian utopia that did so much damage during the 20th Century . . . deceiving humanity as socialism did in the past.” The Vatican blast follows a Christmas season message...
  • Gun buybacks don’t reduce gun violence, either

    01/15/2013 8:12:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    While we're "vigorously" pursuing "meaningful" gun legislation that can't possibly make it through Congress if it's anything near "meaningful" enough for this president, let's also remind everyone that those flashy gun buyback programs local politicians love to tout do about as much to reduce gun violence as, well, gun control does in Chicago.USA Today covers the latest outbreak of gun buybacks, popping up across the nation in the wake of Newtown. They come with flashy local news reports, B-roll rich with antique rifles and other castoff weapons whose confiscation would have been great for preventing stagecoach hold-ups but not modern...
  • When progressives use the word "liberty", they mean setting the government free

    01/15/2013 8:10:09 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    In "Constitutional government in the United States", Woodrow Wilson writes the following: (page 70-71) Some of our Presidents have deliberately held themselves off from using the full power they might legitimately have used, because of conscientious scruples, because they were more theorists than statesmen. They have held the strict literary theory of the Constitution, the Whig theory, the Newtonian theory, and have acted as if they thought that Pennsylvania Avenue should have been even longer than it is; that there should be no intimate communication of any kind between the Capitol and the White House; that the President as a...
  • How much do you know about US entitlement programs? Take our quiz.

    01/15/2013 8:09:06 AM PST · by shove_it · 51 replies
    ChristianScienceMonitor ^ | undated | Allison Terry
    The push to reform entitlement programs is at the heart of debates about the future of the US budget. Many Republicans want big changes as Medicare and Medicaid, in particular, consume a larger share of federal spending. Most Democrats merely want to ensure the programs' survival. Entitlement programs include Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (welfare). How much do you know about them? [...]
  • Chuck Hagel says he regrets 'Jewish lobby' remark

    01/15/2013 8:08:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Obama's pick for Defense secretary, expressed regret for a past comment about the “Jewish lobby” that has threatened to derail his nomination. In a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) released Monday, Hagel called the remark a "poor choice of words," and vowed that he would work to "expand the depth and breadth of U.S.-Israel cooperation" if confirmed for the Pentagon’s top post. "I regret saying it," Hagel wrote. "I used that terminology only once, in an interview. I recognize that this kind of language can be construed as anti­-Israel. I know the pro­-Israel...
  • PRUDEN: The long season of rage ahead

    01/15/2013 8:06:43 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 January 2013 | Wes Pruden
    Barack Obama is laying out a revolutionary agenda for his second term, and he’s calling up his heaviest artillery to enforce the transformative presidency delayed in the first. The campaign to confirm Chuck Hagel will be no campaign for the fainthearted summer soldiers who know only small-caliber combat. The emerging White House strategy is to repeat and repeat the canard that anyone who criticizes the president and his agenda is a racist, probably a Klansman and maybe even a conservative. If the canard is repeated often enough, some people will believe it, even if they’re mostly people who believe it...
  • Feds: Immigrants were paddled at stash house; alleged captors charged(South Texas illegals)

    01/15/2013 8:04:25 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 14, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN — Federal authorities arrested three men accused of holding 51 undocumented immigrants, threatening them with a handgun and a machete as well as paddling them to keep them in line. The arrests came after a Guatemalan immigrant managed to escape the house and alert authorities. On Friday afternoon, agents with U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division went to a house in the 6600 block of North Bentsen Road, where they arrested 51 undocumented immigrants and three men who, in addition to being immigrants from El Salvador, were in charge of holding them...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/15/2013 8:01:27 AM PST · by Hiskid · 15 replies
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  • Mexicans sign petition for U.S. gun control

    01/15/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by AuntB · 49 replies
    http://www.whptv.com/news/world/story/Mexicans-sign-petition-for-U-S-gun-control/c3oLDyvpy0mJUgXuDEB | Jan. 14, 2013 | whptv
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking.</p> <p>Mexico says the majority of guns used by the country's violent drug cartels are smuggled over the border from the United States.</p>
  • How Many Bullets Are Enough?

    01/15/2013 7:58:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2013 | William Sullivan
    Gun control advocates, in their infinite wisdom, seem to think they have the definitive answer to this question. The answer is "less than ten." Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York is seeking extensive gun control legislation to "tighten the assault weapons ban" and "ban all large-capacity gun clips." To these ends, he addressed the gun "extremists" by quipping, "It's simple -- no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer." The first time I remember being introduced to this feeble (yet somehow, incredibly persistent) argument for gun control was while watching an Eddie...
  • White House Press Corps Going Through the Motions

    01/15/2013 7:53:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    You know that old saying that there are no dumb questions? It's not true. I know. As a journalist, I've asked my share of stupid questions. Yet even in the context of my own shortcomings, I do not understand what the White House press corps is thinking during what passes for a news conference in the Obama White House. Consider Monday's news conference. The last presser of President Barack Obama's first term spanned 53 minutes. Seven reporters asked questions -- after Obama called on them as if according to script. In his fashion, Obama answered a couple. There's a law...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HUMANITARIANISM, 01-15-13

    01/15/2013 7:51:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-15-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HUMANITARIANISM An ethical system that places temporal welfare of the human race as an exclusive goal of human effort and basic standard of conduct. It makes the personal and social good of human beings the primary object of human existence and subordinates, if it even considers, the worship of God to the interests of human beings. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Reality Doesn’t Match Rhetoric on Low-Income Program Spending

    01/15/2013 7:43:34 AM PST · by ksen · 10 replies
    Off the Charts Blog ^ | 1/14/2013 | Sharon Parrott
    “Under the current administration, we have . . . seen an explosion in the spending for welfare programs,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor claimed in support of a new, House-passed rule requiring the annual budget resolution to detail past and projected growth of entitlement programs and propose reforms to them. The rule will “allow us to begin to responsibly control the growth of these welfare programs and ensure they can help those who need them most,” he argued. But, Rep. Cantor’s statement ignores two key facts: ■First, safety net programs are not a primary cause of the nation’s long-term budget...
  • Michigan a Cigarette Smuggling Haven

    01/15/2013 7:42:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/13/2013 | Michael LaFaive
    Supporters of punitively high tobacco tax rates should be careful what they wish for. According to the Mackinac Center’s latest estimate of cigarette smuggling rates, Michigan is No. 10 nationally in the proportion of cigarettes being smoked here that are illegally smuggled in. This is the third such estimate the Center has produced, and the details are disconcerting. The smuggling rate here increased 12 percent since 2009, with contraband smokes now representing 29.3 percent of all consumption. The increasing rate of both casual and commercial cigarette smuggling over the past two decades is staggering. Casual smuggling occurs when individuals shop...
  • @ProjectVeritas_ Journalists, Politicians Refuse to Post Lawn Sign saying "HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE

    01/15/2013 7:38:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/15/13 | veritasvisuals
    New effort by James O'Keefe
  • Dueling Documentaries: FrackNation gives the counter-argument to the anti-fracking Gasland

    01/15/2013 7:36:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jack Kemp
    FrackNation is an independent documentary that recently premiered in New York City's Chelsea Clearview Cinema. The film will be shown on Mark Cuban's cable station AXS.TV on January 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Since accusations fly freely on both sides of the fracking issue ("the fracking war" might be a more appropriate phrase here), and billions of dollars -- literally -- are being contested around the world, the producers decided the best way to fund the film would be by using the website Kickstarter.com to aggregate small donations -- and also not take any money from energy industry executives. PRNewswire...
  • Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?

    01/15/2013 7:34:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    NEWSDAY ^ | January 14, 2013 | TIMOTHY O'CONNOR and MEGHAN E. MURPHY
    Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home? January 14, 2013 by TIMOTHY O'CONNOR and MEGHAN E. MURPHY / meghan.murphy@cablevision.com 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 Atheist Response to Sandy Hook: The intellectual and emotional emptiness at the heart of atheism

    01/15/2013 7:32:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism’s response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. What prompted Susan Jacoby to write her piece was a colleague telling her that atheism “has nothing to offer when people are suffering.” She wrote the piece, “The Blessings of Atheism” (“It is Here and It is Now!” screams the subhead), to prove her colleague wrong by offering a consoling atheist alternative to religion’s consoling belief in an afterlife. Atheists cannot believe that there is any...
  • Control Politicians, Not Guns

    01/15/2013 7:27:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty. The latest effort to "control" guns in America is as likely to deter someone intent on breaking the law as outlawing lust would affect one's libido. What's in a heart can't be controlled by restricting what's in a hand. Following the Newtown tragedy, President Obama vowed to seek the passage of an assault weapons ban and hastily assembled an administration-wide gun control task force, an effort that amounts to little more than a political act designed to impress what Rush Limbaugh calls "low-information voters." Government must be seen...
  • Biden Proposals Include Framework for Gun Registry and Confiscation

    01/15/2013 7:27:03 AM PST · by FR_addict · 92 replies
    email Gun Owners of America ^ | 1/15/2013 | Gun Owners of America
    Up to 50-80% of all guns in circulation could be covered Press reports now make it clear what Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control package will look like. Biden wants to impose: * A Feinstein-like semi-auto ban which, according to experts who have done the counting, could ban up to 50% of all long guns currently in circulation and up to 80% of all handguns. Incidentally, if you wanted to keep the AR-15 you currently have, you would have to have a 6-month FBI background check, be fingerprinted, and get a machine gun-type license. * The framework for national gun...
  • Obama warns of 'disaster' if House GOP doesn't raise debt ceiling (Another Obama disaster!)

    01/15/2013 7:25:47 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/14/13 | Linda Feldmann
    In the final press conference of his first term, President Obama called on House Republicans to pay the bills Congress has already racked up. He also reiterated that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. President Obama warned congressional Republicans Monday that a failure to raise the federal debt ceiling in the next several weeks would spell “disaster” for the US and global economies. And he reiterated his position that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. “These are bills that have already been racked up, and we need to pay them,” Mr. Obama said in the last...
  • The Will to Make Tough, But Correct Decisions: Harbaugh and McCarthy [NFL]

    01/15/2013 7:24:24 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    The Sports Economist ^ | January 14, 2013 | Brian Goff
    Related to the prior post on managerial decision making [4th Downs and Beyond: Coaches as Optimizers], Jim Harbaugh has finally won over almost all his critics for his decision to hand the starting QB job to Colin Kaepernick as Jim Trotter from SI.com discusses.  For me, the most interesting part of this is Harbaugh’s willingness to flout conventional thinking and management his resources.  Replacing your winning QB with an young and untested QB is the kind of thinking that will get media and former players screaming if it doesn’t work out, just like going (and failing) for 4th down on...
  • Fed up, Obama says Israel ‘doesn’t know its own best interests’

    01/15/2013 7:22:17 AM PST · by massmike · 37 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 01/15/2013 | Times of Israel Staff
    Barack Obama, frustrated with continued construction in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, has reportedly become “inured” to the issue and has begun telling colleagues that Israel is acting against its own best interests. If accurately reported, such comments, expressed by the head of state of the country Israel considers its closest ally, may represent a new low in relations between this US administration and Jerusalem, which in recent years have suffered strains over the Palestinian and Iranian issues. According to the report by Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg published Tuesday morning, Obama last month began repeating the mantra that “Israel...
  • (New Jersey) Teacher Fired for Giving Student Bible

    01/15/2013 7:22:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A longtime substitute teacher in Phillipsburg, NJ, has been fired after he shared a Bible verse with a student – and upon request gave the child a Bible. The Phillipsburg School Board voted Monday night to terminate the employment of Walter Tutka. He was accused of breaking two policies – distributing religious literature on school grounds and another policy that directs teachers to be neutral when discussing religious material. “It’s unfortunate the Phillipsburg School District chose the path of religious hostility and intolerance against a retired man serving his community and simply responding to a student’s intellectual curiosity,” Hiram...
  • House GOP Leaders Consider Four-Year Debt Limit Deal

    01/15/2013 7:21:02 AM PST · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | Daniel Newhauser
    With the administration’s debt ceiling deadline fast approaching, House Republican leaders are considering a four-year debt limit increase that would take the issue off the table for the rest of President Barack Obama’s presidency. The plan would, however, come at no easy price for Obama, who pledged as recently as Monday morning not to negotiate with Republicans on a debt ceiling hike. Republicans would demand major tax and entitlement changes — the latter of which has been anathema to many Democrats — and they could also ask for movement on the sequester and an expiring continuing resolution that must be...
  • Averting Default, Achieving Restraint (Here's how to do it if we're serious)

    01/15/2013 7:21:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | The Editors
    The federal government will hit the statutory limit on its debt within the next two months, and further borrowing would require congressional action. Almost everybody recognizes that such action will need to take place, since no one has proposed a way to end all deficit spending immediately. But Republicans want to make sure that as Congress takes that action it both highlights the problem of overspending and takes steps to address it, while Democrats want to make sure that the problem receives neither attention nor remedy. To achieve its end, each party has focused on a different element of the...
  • Swedish heavy metal man: 'I'm still addicted'

    01/15/2013 7:20:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | January 11, 2013
    A Swede who gained worldwide fame for having his love of hard rock classified as a disability says he remains addicted to heavy metal music five years after being granted social security benefits for his affliction. "I'm still very addicted," Roger Tullgren, 47, told The Local this week from his home in Hässleholm in southern Sweden. "I listen to heavy metal music 24 hours a day."
  • Spending Cuts Are Mostly Fiction (Why are spending hikes and tax hikes called spending “cuts.”?)

    01/15/2013 7:15:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/15/2013 | A. Barton Hinkle
    Would you like to save $20,000 this year? Of course you would. Here’s how: Plan a month-long vacation to Disneyland, and budget $20,000 for the trip. Then don’t go. Presto! You just “cut” your family budget by 20 grand. This sounds absurd—because it is. Yet that is precisely how Washington operates. A couple of weeks ago, President Obama claimed on national TV that “I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011.” But as many people quickly pointed out, in fiscal 2011 federal spending rose from $3.4 trillion to $3.6 trillion. Nevertheless, the President repeated the claim on Jan....
  • 2 moms book returned to shelves of Utah school district after legal fight

    01/15/2013 7:12:20 AM PST · by Abathar · 13 replies
    Theindychannel/AP ^ | 01/15/2013 | uncredited
    SALT LAKE CITY - A book about a lesbian couple raising children has returned to a Utah school district's library shelves, amid a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union. Officials with the ACLU of Utah say they were informed of the district's decision Monday, two months after the suit was filed.
  • HMV calls in administrators {HMV bankruptcy}

    01/15/2013 7:10:39 AM PST · by Cronos · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | 15 January 2013 | Steve Hawkes
    The 92-year-old music store become the latest high street casualty of the credit crisis and called in administrators. Some 4,350 jobs are at risk if the chain closes. The blow follows the recent collapses of camera trader Jessops and electrical retailer Comet that together cost more than 8,000 jobs. Today restructuring giant Deloitte will be confirmed as administrator and will look to trade HMV’s 230 UK stores and find a buyer. But experts said that at BEST a profitable “core” of stores will remain trading. It is understood HMV has emailed all stores telling staff not to accept gift card...
  • Meese: Obama Risks Impeachment If He uses Executive Order for Gun Control

    01/15/2013 7:08:50 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 74 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 14, 2013 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama could easily be impeached if he bypassed Congress and enacted gun-control legislation by executive order.
  • Mental Illness Gets too Much Room to Grow

    01/15/2013 7:01:58 AM PST · by Conservaliberty · 39 replies
    StarTribune ^ | January 14 | Rich Stanek
    Gun control alone will not solve the complex problem of guns and extreme violence. We have an access problem. The mentally ill should never have access to guns. Eight of the nine killers in mass shootings in the United States in 2012 had a history of mental illness or suffered from untreated mental illness. Their families, friends, classmates, teachers or coworkers knew something was wrong. The mass murders (defined by the FBI as four or more murders during one incident) occurred across the country -- including one right here in Minneapolis -- and targeted schools, movie theaters, stores, religious facilities...
  • An Open Letter To General Powell

    01/15/2013 7:00:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    I was disappointed with the clear implication in your Meet The Press interview that those of us, in the GOP who defend life, protect traditional marriage and advance religious liberty are intolerant. It was obvious to anyone who watched the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, that NO! had it. There was no way the convention chairman could have heard a two-thirds vote for the YES! position. Three times the chairman asked them to vote. Three times they denied God. Denied Him Thrice! What has happened to the Democratic Party that,in the 1960's, provided such leadership for the cause...
  • QUESTION: HOW MANY GUNS PROTECT THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF?

    01/15/2013 7:00:44 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 8 replies
    me | Jan 15, 2013 | yosemitest
    QUESTION: HOW MANY GUNS PROTECT THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF? When I was active duty, there was a minimum of about 30 guns around the POTUS, established in 3 "rings of security". Senators and Congressmen in active service were assigned a minimum of 2 guns (men) each, and, when retired were assigned one each. They carried large magazines of ammo and a minimum of 3 magazines each. So how many gun that the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF wants to outlaw, along with the magazines he wants to outlaw, does he have protecting him every day? The United States Citizens KNOW...
  • Gang of {Moslem} men 'groomed girls as young as 11 for sex{ in the UK}

    01/15/2013 6:59:10 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2013 | Arthur Martin & Keith Gladdis
    An '11 or 12 year old' victim of a child sex ring was forced to miscarry after her attacker used an 'instrument' on her in a home abortion when she became pregnant, a court has heard. A gang of nine men face accusations of grooming and horrifically abusing vulnerable girls from the age of 11 - making their lives a 'living hell. The men, all from Oxford, allegedly plied six girls with alcohol, cocaine and heroin before repeatedly raping them. Kamar Jamil, 27, Akthtar Dogar, 32, Anjum Dogar, 30, Assad Hussain, 32, Mohammed Karrar, 38, Bassam Karrar, 26, Mohammed Hussain,...
  • GOLDMAN: Hide Your Kids, The Sequester Is Coming

    01/15/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-15-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    GOLDMAN: Hide Your Kids, The Sequester Is Coming Joe WeisenthalJan. 15, 2013, 5:15 AM Goldman's Alec Phillips writes in a note that the automatic spending cuts required by the so-called "Sequester" (the spending caps imposed by the 2011 debt ceiling deal) are now a matter of "when" and not "if." He examines the sequester as part of the broader fiscal triple threat that we're seeing right now: Debt ceiling + ongoing budget resolution + sequester. While the debt ceiling has the potential to do the most damage, from a probabilistic standpoint (because the debt ceiling is unlikely to be breached)...
  • China's Smog Is So Bad No One Noticed A Factory Was On Fire

    01/15/2013 6:48:07 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-15-2013 | Adam Taylor
    China's Smog Is So Bad No One Noticed A Factory Was On Fire Adam TaylorJanuary 15, 2013China's smog problem is reaching historically high levels, with air quality in parts of the country now 40 times higher than standards set by the WHO. There's also serious visibility problems — and these can have real ramifications. State news agency Xinhua reported Monday that a fire in a 1,000 square foot factory in China’s Zhejiang province went unnoticed for 3 hours as locals couldn't tell the difference between the smoke and the smog blanketing the area. By the time anyone noticed, the fire...
  • House panel blocks most GOP attempts to trim Sandy disaster-relief bill

    01/15/2013 6:47:37 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/13 10:08 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Republican-led House Rules Committee late Monday approved a rule for a massive Hurricane Sandy relief package that shuts out most GOP proposals to pare back the size of the bill. The main bill provides $17 billion in relief, and an amendment made in order would add another $33.7 billion, for a total of $50.7 billion. Late last week, Republicans offered amendments that would trim the bill significantly, but few of those were made "in order" by the Rules Committee on Monday. For example, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) proposed amendments that would have slashed $22 billion from the total package,...
  • Why All The Green Pork In A Deal Meant To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff?

    01/15/2013 6:39:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/15/2014 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    When President Obama’s autopen turned the fiscal cliff deal into law, Americans might have thought that the federal government had begun to walk down the road to a balanced budget. But the 157-page American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 is business-as-usual. The backroom deal, chiefly engineered by Vice President Biden, fed the special-interest well while leaving the federal budget in crisis. The final bill includes some $68 billion in favors over the next ten years. The fiscal irresponsibility continues unabated. A look at the energy provisions alone shows why. For starters, the cliff deal renewed the twenty-years-and-counting “temporary” tax credit...
  • Who needs guns? Just call 911

    01/15/2013 6:35:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | January 14, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah stresses absurdity of expecting police to protect you Maybe you’re one of those people who doesn’t think you’ll ever need a gun – or want one. After all, all one has to do in 21st century America is call 911 when you’re faced with danger, right? The first time I realized I needed a gun was as a young man living in a nice section of Los Angeles. It was not the kind of neighborhood in which one expected to experience a home invasion. Yet, one night, that’s what I was faced with. It started with a...
  • Alcatraz pays tribute to Indian occupation

    01/15/2013 6:29:53 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Carl Nolte
    The National Park Service does not usually approve of graffiti. "It's a federal offense," said Marcus Koenen, site supervisor for Alcatraz, the former prison that is now part of a national park. However, the government has made an exception for graffiti left behind during the Indian occupation of the island - and it helped restore signs painted by hand on a landmark water tower. "PEACE AND FREEDOM WELCOME HOME OF THE FREE INDIAN LAND," the writing says in red letters 4 and 5 feet high. "We restored it because it has a social significance," Koenen said recently. "It is part...
  • Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    01/15/2013 6:28:24 AM PST · by jakerobins · 9 replies
    VERNAL — When George Burnett first set up shop in Vernal, he knew he had to find away to connect with his adopted community if his custom seat cover business was going to survive. So, armed with a sandwich board emblazoned with the phrase "Honk If You (Heart) Drilling!," Burnett took to the corner of 500 East and Main Street and began his one-man crusade to boost the spirit of a community that was getting its first glimpse of another oil and gas bust. Fast-forward nearly five years and Burnett — now a local celebrity for his tireless support of...
  • The Crescent and the Cross – A First Encounter

    01/15/2013 6:28:12 AM PST · by obsnob · 6 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | 15/01/13 | Sam Vaknin
    Within the space of 500 years, southeast Europe has undergone two paradigmatic shifts. First, from Christian independence to Islamic subjugation (a gradual process which consumed two centuries) and then, in the 19th century, from self-determination through religious affiliation to nationalism. The Christians of the Balkan were easy prey. They were dispirited peasantry, fragmented, prone to internecine backstabbing and oppressive regimes. The new Ottoman rulers treated both people and land as their property. They enslaved some of their prisoners of war (under the infamous “pencik” clause), exiled thousands and confiscated their lands and liquidated the secular political elites in Thrace, Bulgaria,...
  • Biden: W.H. eying 19 executive actions on guns

    01/15/2013 6:25:55 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/15/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But Biden, who has been leading Obama’s task force on the response, spent two hours briefing a small group...