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  • Fitch Warns It May Downgrade U.S. Over Debt Standoff

    01/15/2013 12:42:34 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated January 15, 2013, 2:32 p.m.
    A major credit-rating firm warned it could downgrade the U.S. if lawmakers prioritize debt payments over other government obligations such as Social Security, or fail to tackle the nation's growing debt burden in the ongoing budget negotiations. Fitch Ratings, one of the ratings firms that are closely watching the U.S. inch closer to its borrowing limit, unveiled two potential routes to a downgrade Tuesday, laying out their analysis more specifically than in prior reports. Analysts predict the U.S. will hit its so-called debt ceiling between Feb. 15 and March 1. Fitch's warning comes as President Barack Obama and Republican leaders...
  • NRA: Membership Has Grown by 250,000 in One Month

    01/15/2013 12:38:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    USnews.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Lauren Fox
    A quarter of a million people have signed up for new NRA memberships ahead of the White House Task Force's findings. A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden's recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Politico reported membership had grown by more than 100,000 five days ago. The NRA says that when Politico reported the story, membership was close to...
  • BREAKING: Active gunman at St Louis St. Patricia College

    01/15/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 132 replies
    Fox News Alert | 15 JAN 13 | dcbryan1
    Shep Smith just broke in and said that an active shooter situation is breaking at YET ANOTHER SCHOOL....formerly St. Patricia College in St. Louis, MO. Two people are wounded and the police are in an active shooter situation.
  • Surgeon Reports to Prison; Government Sends Message, States AAPS

    01/15/2013 12:33:37 PM PST · by safetysign · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/15/2013 | staff
    According to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), on Nov 1, 2012, vascular surgeon John Natale, M.D., 63, of Arlington, Ill., reported to the federal Bureau of Prisons to serve a 10-month sentence. According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release, he was convicted on two counts of making false statements in connection with surgeries performed between August 2002 and October 2004, and acquitted on two counts of Medicare fraud. Dr. Natale had saved the lives of five seriously ill patients, average age 78, by complicated repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He was, however, accused of describing...
  • McChrystal: Time to think about bringing back the draft?

    01/15/2013 12:24:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 13, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    General Stanley McChrystal is still making the rounds plugging his new book, as well as talking about any old issue of the day the media cares to toss his way. He sat down on Face the Nation this morning and hit a few of the standard questions on Afghanistan, gun control and Chuck Hagel, before Bob Schieffer decided to ask him whether or not it was time to bring back the draft. (H/T NRO) When asked about his thoughts on implementing a draft on CBS’s Face the Nation, General Stanley A. McChrystal said national service would have a positive impact...
  • Misstatement in Operative Report Not a Crime, Doctors' Group Tells Court

    01/15/2013 12:18:16 PM PST · by safetysign · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/15/2013 | staff
    In a motion for leave to file an amicus brief, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons tells the Court that the criminalization of language used in medical reports will have a profoundly chilling effect on the practice of medicine. In November, 2012, John Natale, M.D., of Chicago, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, went to federal prison on charges related to difficult, life-saving operations on several patients performed nearly 10 years ago. The patients survived and did well despite an expected mortality of 90 percent.
  • New Photo ID Law?

    01/15/2013 12:16:04 PM PST · by MNDude · 18 replies
    Last night I went to a Western Union to send money. There was a young black woman ahead of me who was asked for her ID in order to send money. She became very irate with the guys working there and saying she never had to do that before. The Western Union guys insisted it was a new law made for the IRS that came into place this 2013. They finally had to have a security guard escort the woman from their place of business because she was getting very confrontational about having to show ID. In any case, this...
  • How Democrats might get to 'yes' on gun control

    01/15/2013 12:15:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 15, 2013 | David Grant
    If President Obama and congressional Democrats are going to make headway on the gun violence proposals Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver to the president on Tuesday, their strategy will probably look a lot like gun-owning Rep. Mike Thompson – and move with the energy and purpose of political cage fighter Rahm Emanuel. Representative Thompson (D) of California remembers where he was on Dec. 14, the day of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. He was in a duck blind, back home in his Napa Valley district. “Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my...
  • Privacy Only for Gun Owners (If obamacare Section 2716 not repealed)

    01/15/2013 12:14:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 15, 2013 | Liberty Belle/Betsy McCaughey
    Section 2716 of the Obama health law bars the government from making doctors or hospitals collect information on who owns a gun. Suddenly this little known provision tucked into page 776 of the law is provoking outrage from gun opponents objecting to the National Rifle Association's political clout. In truth, the NRA should be applauded for insisting on privacy protections in the Obama health law. If the American Medical Association and patients' rights groups had fought as hard and successfully as the NRA, all patients would enjoy privacy protections. Under Obamacare, you don't have to worry that your gun ownership...
  • Pakistan supreme court orders arrest of prime minister on corruption charges

    01/15/2013 12:13:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    The Guardian, ^ | Tuesday 15 January 2013 13.58 EST | Jon Boone in Islamabad
    Pakistan's supreme court has ordered the arrest of the prime minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, on corruption charges, heightening fears that the country's fragile democracy could be derailed by the campaign of tens of thousands of anti-corruption protesters camped out on the streets outside parliament. The unexpected announcement came as Tahir-ul-Qadri, an Islamic scholar who led a "million-man march" on Islamabad on Monday, addressed his supporters, railing against the electoral malpractice of Pakistan's political class. When news of the order spread, the crowd erupted in cries of "long live the supreme court". The previous night Qadri had told those camped out...
  • Background Checks a Failed Paradigm: Prohibited Possession Works

    01/15/2013 12:12:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    The failed paradigm that has been followed for 44 years in the United States has been to attempt, unsuccessfully, to prevent crime by not allowing prohibited groups from buying firearms. Obviously, this approach has not worked. It is a failed paradigm because its focus is on the 99 percent of people who do not need to be controlled, instead of the 1 percent who do. The 1 percent can always find a way to obtain firearms illegally. The Supreme court has ruled that in the United States, you have a right to a loaded, unlocked handgun that is in common...
  • For Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Character, Dating Republicans Like Dating Nazis

    01/15/2013 12:09:57 PM PST · by drewh · 78 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | by Breitbart News
    Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO sitcom "Girls," has stated that the character she plays would view dating a black Republican the same way as dating a Nazi. The show's second season premieres Sunday night, and Dunham's character Hannah has found a new love interest in Donald Glover of NBC's "Community," whose character is a Republican. In an interview with New York Magagazine, Dunham explains what his character's politics mean for her character, Hannah. Why make him a Republican? We liked the idea of a Republican entering their universe. And Hannah doesn’t really have a clear sense of why you...
  • Chelsea chairs National Day of Service

    01/15/2013 12:04:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 1/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, members of Congress and their families will be rolling up their sleeves at service projects in our nation’s capital. But you don’t have to be in Washington to get involved. From repairing fire-damaged homes in Colorado and cleaning sidewalks in Detroit to spending time with children with disabilities in New Orleans, every state will offer opportunities to volunteer. …My parents instilled their mothers’ values in me from early on. In Little Rock, Arkansas, we went to church on Sundays, and afterward, conversation often turned to what volunteer project we could do together. Favorites...
  • NRA Releases Controversial First Person Shooter Game: NRA Practice Range

    01/15/2013 12:04:04 PM PST · by VRWCmember · 24 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bert Atkinson Jr.
    Just a few short weeks ago, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said America needs to consider the impact violent video games and movies can have on our children. He specifically noted “vicious, violent video games, with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, and Splatterhouse.” And LaPierre is correct in many ways. The NRA came out during a time in which guns were being given a crazy amount of attention and brought light to a few of the issues that were not being given an appropriate amount of attention, such as mental health issues and entertainment violence. However, it does...
  • Observers think UFOs hovered above the Eagle Ford Shale

    01/15/2013 12:01:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    My SanAntonio.com ^ | 7:52 am, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Roy Bragg
    Strange things are afoot in the South Texas oil patch and in the sky above...cellphone video, taken by worker Xavier Garza, shows a reddish-orange orb in the northern sky. Witnesses say the camera didn't pick up a dozen more lights that appeared and reappeared several times, typically hovering in formation. It happened two nights in a row. And last week, a photo surfaced on the website of the Mutual UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) Network, a volunteer group that investigates UFO claims, purportedly taken at a well site in the same stretch of the Eagle Ford. Allegedly taken from a security...
  • Ninth Circuit Court Gets One Right

    01/15/2013 12:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Robert Knight
    The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the hippiest, dippiest, most-reversed appellate court in these United States. It’s where the Pledge of Allegiance gets scrutinized for possible eradication, at least, the “under God” part. But every so often, the Court gets something right. On December 22, a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel reversed a federal district judge’s order to evict the Boy Scouts from their longtime camp and local headquarters in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The ruling came in a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 2001 on...
  • White House 'strongly condemns' Morsi slurs against Jews

    01/15/2013 11:58:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    politico ^ | 1/15/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration "strongly condemns" slurs made against Jews and Zionists by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi, during a speech in 2010 and subsequent television interview, urged Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” for Jews and Zionists and then slammed Zionists as “these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs,” the New York Times reported. "President Morsi should make clear he respects people of all faiths," Carney said during a press briefing Tuesday.
  • IRS breaks law to implement Obamacare

    01/15/2013 11:58:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.teapartypatriots.org ^ | january 15, 2013 | dustin siggins
    Since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, there have been many “complications” to implementing the law. One of the most recent was the majority of states choosing to not run a state-based health care exchange. On December 18, however, Cato’s Michael Cannon picked out another one: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposes a $2,000-per-worker charge on employers only if one of their employees receives a “premium assistance tax credit,” and the act authorizes those credits only if states create their own exchanges. If a state opts instead for a federal exchange, as more than 30 states have, the...
  • Public School Teaches “White Privilege” Class

    01/15/2013 11:51:06 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/15/13
    A school district in Wisconsin said they will review a high school diversity class that exposed students to radical leftist thinkers and promoted a critical race theory that alleges white people are oppressors. The “American Diversity” class was taught to students at Delavan-Darien High School in Wisconsin, Fox News has learned. “They’re teaching white guilt,” one parent told Fox News. “They’re dividing the students. They’re saying to non-whites, ‘You have been oppressed and you’re still being oppressed.’” The parent, who asked not to be identified, has an 18-year-old son who was enrolled in the class and became alarmed after she...
  • Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State

    01/15/2013 11:50:28 AM PST · by Ironfocus · 68 replies
    WOAI Radio ^ | 1/15/2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state. "If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person...
  • Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State

    01/15/2013 11:49:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state. "If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person...
  • Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State

    01/15/2013 11:49:08 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 13 replies
    WOAO ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state. "If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person...
  • The Wrong End of a Gun

    01/15/2013 11:41:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Lincoln Brown
    So Congress is not going to pass gun legislation. It doesn’t sound as if they need to worry about it as the President is all too willing to take care of that for them. And New York has a deal in the works to begin limiting firearms. And Chuck Schumer is asking for an end to gun sales until Congress can find a way to limit gun sales. If anyone is still mind-numbingly stupid enough to remain in the State of New York under the leadership of a bunch Hugo Chavez wanna-be’s, hey they are free to screw up their...
  • If Gun Control Works, Chicago ought to be safe

    01/15/2013 11:41:11 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Former House speaker Newt Gingrich talked about gun control this morning on CBS: Gingrich revealed that he's been urging House Republicans to hold hearings about gun control in Chicago, President Obama's hometown and "the murder capital of the United States." "Well, I think it's amazing that we're having all this discussion about gun control: The president's hometown, Chicago, is the murder capital of the United States. Over 500 people were killed there last year. Vice President Biden doesn't seem to want to go there. I'm trying to get the House Republicans to hold hearings there. It's illegal to have all...
  • Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism [Rush Limbaugh Caller Upset at Local Hacks]

    01/15/2013 11:37:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    J-lab.org ^ | Scott Rosenberg
    With journalism entrepreneurs launching local news startups at a rapid pace, the local news landscape is evolving ­– and so are the rules of the road guiding ethical decisions. Where a bright ethical line once separated a newsroom from its business operations, one person now often wears multiple hats, as editor, business manager and grants writer. Site publishers navigate new kinds of critical decisions daily. This guide examines a number of them. You can click to any topic in any order. Or, you can cruise through the Table of Contents. On every page you'll find a box that says, "Share...
  • Time to purge (Throw out Conservatives who rejected Boehner!)

    01/15/2013 11:35:19 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday January 15, 2013 | John Feehery
    If the vote for Speaker on opening day confirmed anything, it confirmed that simple fact. By having a dozen of his Republican colleagues either vote against him or not vote at all, John Boehner just barely squeaked by in his bid for a second term for Speaker. The vote against Boehner wasn’t a vote against the Speaker’s actual performance. By all accounts, Boehner has done yeoman’s work leading the House under what can only be called difficult circumstances. The vote against Boehner was really a vote against the Republican Party. It was a protest against Republican policies and against the...
  • NYPD looks to GPS bottles to combat pill bandits

    01/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | 01/15/13 | Tom Hays
    The New York Police Department wants pharmacies in and around the city to fight prescription drug thefts by stocking pill bottles fitted with GPS tracking chips.
  • Obama signs slew of bills

    01/15/2013 11:27:43 AM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    politico ^ | 1/14/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama on Monday signed 20 bills into law, from legislation naming post offices to bills authorizing intelligence spending and increasing penalties for stealing trade secrets for the benefit of foreign entities. Among the new laws are the "North Korean Child Welfare Act of 2012," which requires the State Department to regularly brief Congress on efforts to advocate for North Korean children, and the "Drywall Safety Act of 2012," which would limit sulfur content and establish drywall labeling requirements. Also on the list: the "Clothe a Homeless Hero Act," which requires the TSA to make every
  • Rant: Fake Bravery

    01/15/2013 11:25:10 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 5 replies
    100,000 Before 50 ^ | January 15, 2013 | Chris Burke
    What is it about Hollywood, the media, and liberals in general, that causes them to misunderstand the word "brave"? Once upon a time, there were many brave liberals, who stood up to voice original dissenting opinions, whether valid or not, rational or not, in an effort to persuade any of the rigid minds about them to come to their cause. Some of them suffered setbacks to their careers and their lives because of it, but that did not deter them from speaking out further. And that was brave of them. Nowadays, people stand up to regurgitate the same bullet points...
  • Court rejects appeal of man convicted of killing Oklahoma City women (83 and 93 years old)

    01/15/2013 11:25:09 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 15 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/14/2013 | Associated Press
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for killing two Oklahoma City women more than 25 years ago.</p> <p>The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday rejected the claims by 53-year-old Ronald Lott. Lott was convicted in December 2001 after several trial delays of raping and killing 83-year-old Anna Laura Fowler in 1986 and 93-year-old Zelma Cutler in 1987.</p>
  • US ordered delay in intern's arrest

    01/15/2013 11:22:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 01/15/2013 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress. The Homeland Security Department said last month, when The Associated Press first disclosed the delayed arrest of Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, that AP's report was "categorically false." Sanchez, 18, was an immigrant from Peru who entered the country on a...
  • Obama "No Ransom For Crashing Economy"

    01/15/2013 11:21:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    I am pleased to report the debt-limit charade is progressing in order, right on cue, perhaps slightly ahead of schedule. In Trillion Dollar Coin Idea Dies Sudden Death; Treasury, Fed Oppose Using Platinum Coin; Republican Strategy I proposed this seven-stage sequence of events. Politics of the Debate Obama will chastise Congress with talk of financial Armageddon if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling.Congress will pretend to hold the president hostageThe secretary of the Treasury will get into the act with its own version of the default debatePerhaps a few payments on non-critical budget items will be temporarily skippedWall Street...
  • AP Exclusive: US ordered delay in intern's arrest

    01/15/2013 11:17:26 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 15,2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections
  • Obama Plans to Surround Himself with Children During Gun Control Announcement

    01/15/2013 11:05:53 AM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2013 | 1:12 pm | Modified: January 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon that President Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals including assault weapons bans, high capacity ammunition magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks. Carney said that the president will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden as well as children who wrote to the president after the Newtown shootings. “They will be joined by children around the country expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents,” Carney confirmed. (See video of Carney's remarks here.) President Obama specifically mentioned children during his December...
  • 5-Year-Old Found Safe Was Blindfolded by Abductor: Victim's Mom

    01/15/2013 11:04:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 1.15.2013 | Kelly Bayliss
    The missing 5-year-old girl who was snatched from a Cobbs Creek school Monday was found safe in Delaware County overnight. The victim was found on a playground on 69th Street by a good samaritan, wet, wearing only a T-shirt, according to Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "This morning around 4:40 [a.m.] a fellow on his way to work heard screams for help, he was walking, he goes over to a playground area and finds a little girl hiding underneath the jungle gym," Chitwood told NBC10's Tim Furlong. The man immediately called police. Police tell NBC10 that she told them she was...
  • The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go

    01/15/2013 11:03:26 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti
    The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti, The AviationistJanuary 15, 2013, 7:20 AMThe B-2 is the only aircraft capable of delivering the 30,000 lb MOP Boeing has successfully improved its 30,000-lb Massive Ordnance Penetrator bomb UK’s Royal Air Force to support French forces deployed to Mali with airlifters. And drones. French Rafale “omnirole” fighter jets join air strikes in Mali. With brand new weapons. U.S. spyplanes, drones already flying over Mali France escalates war in Africa: Mirage 2000D bombers hit targets in North Mali Senior Pentagon officials told Congress the nation's largest...
  • The Escalating Effect

    01/15/2013 11:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    Sometimes, looking at the political discourse in this country, I wonder if we really understand the ratchet effect of increasing government programs and power over time: unlike in business, unlike in nature, unlike in, well, real life -- failure is not punished, but at best ignored, at worst rewarded. Once a program is in place, it is almost impossible to repeal, even when Republicans obtain political power because voters become dependent on it. Progressives have known this for as long as they have been blowing up the bureaucracy. Congressman Henry Waxman famously said that, if it took losing a few...
  • Gun Control, the Dick Act of 1902, Bills of Attainder & Ex Post Facto Laws

    01/15/2013 11:02:48 AM PST · by WXRGina · 20 replies
    American Clarion ^ | January 14, 2013 | Publius Huldah
    The latest round of rubbish flooding our in boxes is an ignorant rant claiming that the Dick Act of 1902 (which respects our Right to be armed) can’t be repealed because to do so would “violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws”. Who dreams up this stuff? Does anyone check it out before they spread it around? Of course we have the God-given right to keep and bear arms, to self-defense, etc., etc. Our Declaration of Independence (2nd para) recognizes that our Rights come from God and are unalienable. In addition, the 2nd Amendment to our federal Constitution...
  • Genomes link aboriginal Australians to Indians

    01/15/2013 10:52:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 31 replies
    Nature ^ | 14 Jan 2013 | Ed Yong
    Mingling of genes four millennia ago suggests continent was not isolated after all. Some aboriginal Australians can trace as much as 11% of their genomes to migrants who reached the island around 4,000 years ago from India, a study suggests. Along with their genes, the migrants brought different tool-making techniques and the ancestors of the dingo, researchers say1.This scenario is the result of a large genetic analysis outlined today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. It contradicts a commonly held view that Australia had no contact with the rest of the world between the arrival of the...
  • Still off the hook: ABU HAMZA AL-MASRI awaiting hands in NY jail

    01/15/2013 10:49:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    He still can’t get a grip. The taxpayer-funded purchase of new prosthetic devices for a handless, hate-spewing Islamic preacher appears to be on hold, one of his lawyers said yesterday. Abu Hamza al-Masri underwent an initial fitting last month to replace the infamous metal hooks that were yanked off his forearm stumps as a security risk following his extradition from Great Britain in October.
  • Activist Group Claims Government Subsidized Green Energy Projects Are Worthwhile

    01/15/2013 10:44:00 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/7/2013 | Tom Gantert
    In a recent article in The Christian Science Monitor, two analysts from the Union of Concerned Scientists make the argument that President Obama’s investments in green technology were a good deal. The Union of Concerned Scientists’ John Rogers, a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy Program, and David Friedman, the senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles Program, described the well-publicized bankruptcies of Solyndra and A123 Systems as “a few falling acorns” and call critics “Chicken Littles.” President Obama’s green energy investments have received a lot of publicity in Michigan because four of the largest nine green companies to...
  • Obama plans to surround himself with children during gun control announcement

    01/15/2013 10:42:50 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 206 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1-15-13 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon that President Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals including assault weapons bans, high capacity ammunition magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks. Carney said that the president will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden as well as children who wrote to the president after the Newtown shootings. “They will be joined by children around the country expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents,” Carney confirmed.
  • Release of EPA Administrator’s Non-Public Emails Called ‘Deeply Troubling’

    01/15/2013 10:41:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (Update: CEI's Chris Horner tells CNSNews.com the next step is a meeting with Justice Department officials: "We will ask them to right EPA's ship, and if they do not agree, we will ask the court," he said. Horner says he wants a "straight answer" to a direct question: Did the EPA, as part of a FOIA request, search the "Richard Windsor" email accounts? Richard Windsor is the alias used by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield some official communications from public view.) (CNSNews.com) – Complying with a court order minutes before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, the Environmental Protection...
  • And First Prize for Gall Goes to ... Barack Obama!

    01/15/2013 10:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Bill Murchison
    Here's the really nice thing about being president of the United States: You can hold a press conference, make any cockeyed statement you like and glare down all critics, inasmuch as you're King of the Microphone. You can, that is, if you're a certain kind of president. Let's say, theoretically, you're a president like Barack Obama, who, standing before the media on Monday, declared up to be down, red to be green and wolves to resemble sweet little lamb-y pies. With four more years to run in his engagement with the American people, Obama may yet startle us by representing...
  • Debt, Government Dysfunction Rise To Top Of American's Issue List

    01/15/2013 10:33:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://www.gallup.com/ ^ | January 15,2013 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' concerns about the federal budget deficit and government dysfunction rose high enough in January to knock unemployment out of the top two slots on Gallup's "most important problem" list for the first time since 2009.
  • We’ve come a long way, but we have far to go (JESSE JAGMO ALERT)

    01/15/2013 10:31:28 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Updated: January 15, 2013 2:17AM | JESSE JACKSON jjackson@rainbowpush.org
    Updated: January 15, 2013 2:17AM When President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, his hand will rest not only on President Abraham Lincoln’s Bible, but on Dr. Martin Luther King’s, too. As the ceremony falls on the federal holiday celebrating Dr. King’s birth, the civil rights leader would no doubt be proud as an African-American president is sworn in on the steps of a Capitol built by slave labor, about 170 miles from Jamestown where slave ships landed. We have come a long way. But Dr. King would not be satisfied. He marched to his own drummer,...
  • Former Obama Staff Complain Of Cold Inaugural Shoulder

    01/15/2013 10:29:48 AM PST · by muffaletaman · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed Politics ^ | Jan 14, 2013 10:29pm EST | Zeke Miller
    "In a sour footnote to President Barack Obama's sweeping electoral victory last November, many of his campaign staffers have been shut out of the inaugural festivities, more than a dozen of them complained to BuzzFeed Monday."
  • A World Without America

    01/15/2013 10:22:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Frank Gaffney
    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly declared that "a world without America is not only desirable, it is achievable." While that sentiment won't be embraced in President Obama's inaugural address next week, all other things being equal, it seems likely to be the practical effect of his second term. Of course, Iran's regime seeks a world literally without America. More to the point, Ahmadinejad and the mullahs in Tehran are working tirelessly to secure the means by which to accomplish that goal. Specifically, they have or are developing the ability to engage in devastating electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks, biological warfare...
  • Hate Crime Stats Deflate 'Islamophobia' Myth

    01/15/2013 10:22:29 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | January 11, 2013 | David J. Rusin
    A detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year — 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim...
  • SAPD: Car thief killed, another wounded at Stone Oak home

    01/15/2013 10:21:04 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    KENS 5 San Antonio ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jenny Suniga
    SAN ANTONIO -- A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood. San Antonio police said the shooter, who was visiting family at a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak, heard the men breaking into his Toyota 4Runner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men who were rifling through his vehicle and opened fire, according to a police report. He later told police that he...