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  • The Myth of an Impure GOP (Ideologically sound, but not always effective)

    01/16/2013 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Itís hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movementís problems are mostly problems of success. But the Republican partyís problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movementís success. American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyistsí group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual ó he called himself a ďphilosophical anarchistĒ ó who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were...
  • Obamaís Kiddie Human Shields. The president trots out children to deflect legitimate criticism.

    01/16/2013 7:21:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging ó a feckless attempt to invoke immunity by intoning ďitís for the childrenĒ and hiding behind them. What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-alongs....
  • Obamaís alleged criticism of Netanyahu enlivens Israeli election

    01/16/2013 7:18:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:45am GMT | Dan Williams
    Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Israelís election campaign on Wednesday after the U.S. president was quoted as criticizing the prime ministerís character. Less than a week before a January 22 ballot that opinion polls predict the right-wing Netanyahu will win easily, Israeli media highlighted a U.S. commentatorís column on Obama and questioned whether the Democratic president was trying to sway the vote. Netanyahuís office declined comment on Tuesdayís unsourced column by Bloombergís Jeffrey Goldberg, which described Obama as frustrated at West Bank settlement building that has deepened Israelís diplomatic impasse with the...
  • Gun Control by Executive Order? Are there limits to what the president can accomplish this way?

    01/16/2013 7:15:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2013 | Scott Coffina
    The horrific recent mass murder of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School predictably has reignited the gun-control debate in this country. Over the past month, the Obama administration has focused primarily on guns in its initial response to the Newtown shooting. The task force led by Vice President Joe Biden has met mostly with groups either in favor of or opposed to greater restrictions on guns and ammunition. Facing strong political opposition in Congress from both parties, Vice President Biden and President Barack Obama each have suggested publicly that the president will act by executive order to...
  • Are We At The Tipping Point? (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 7:14:32 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    Me | Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Unclear if Ala. lawmakers will tackle gun debate after Conn. shooting

    01/16/2013 7:13:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    alabamas13.com ^ | January 14, 2013
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- In a couple of weeks, Alabama lawmakers head back to the state capital and it remains unclear if they'll jump into the national gun debate. One month ago, 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The massacre has spurred national dialogue about gun control. Alabama lawmakers met Monday to discuss the upcoming session, however lawmakers and those in high government positions are focusing their efforts on other issues, also a part of that same debate, they hope will protect innocent victims. "We're addressing the disease at the end and it's...
  • Illinois bishops welcome driverís licenses for undocumented immigrants

    01/16/2013 7:12:11 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | January 15, 2013 | CWN
    The Catholic Conference of Illinois has welcomed the legislative passage of a measure permitting immigrants who are not present in the United States legally to apply for temporary driverís licenses. ďThis legislation will give our immigrant brothers and sisters the training to safely get to church, work and school,Ē said Robert Gilligan, the conferenceís executive director. ďAll families are safer when every driver is trained, tested, licensed and insured.Ē
  • Report: Obama to propose federal funding for armed guards in schools

    01/16/2013 7:11:38 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1-16-2013 | Allahpundit
    Knowing that any huge gun bill is doomed in Congress, and aware that he needs to show America how eager he is to Do Something, The One lurches towards plan B ¬ó i.e. including Wayne LaPierre¬ís proposal for more federally-funded security in schools as part of his package of recommendations on reducing gun violence: Mark Knoller‚úĒ @markknoller 16 Jan 13 "Pres Obama will also propose federal funds for schools to provide armed police security." I guess the ad worked, huh? The left mocked this idea after LaPierre¬ís presser last month because more school security guards does nothing to achieve their...
  • A jobs crisis? No, itís a skills crisis

    01/16/2013 7:10:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/16/2013 | Stanley Litow
    As each monthís unemployment figures show only modest declines, some may mistakenly believe that the United States has a ďjobs crisis.Ē But a closer analysis of the data reveals that our fundamental challenge is a lack of skills, not jobs. I made this observation at the recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Summit convened by the Daily News. But donít take my word for it. Look at the January 2013 New York City Real Time Jobs Report, which lists local employers that posted the most new ads in the past 90 days and the number of opportunities available. The...
  • Obama Administration Seeks Approval to Test Anthrax Vaccine on Children

    01/16/2013 7:08:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 1/16/13 | Vera Sharav
    Alliance for Human Research Protection FYI / Action A public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 14-15, to be held at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center, Florida: The stated topic for discussion is ďethical issues associated with the development of medical countermeasures for children.Ē http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-26/pdf/2012-31037.pdf The Obama Administration is seeking approval to conduct morally impermissible, wholly non-therapeutic medical experiments that would expose healthy children to risks of serious harm. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to test the highly controversial, dangerous...
  • Iceberg Ahead: Unions May Play Right-to-Work Off on Teachers

    01/16/2013 7:06:07 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2013 | Michael Van Beek
    Michigan made national headlines when it became the 24th right-to-work state: Employers will no longer be able to fire employees who do not join or financially support unions, and this will certainly impact heavily unionized public school districts and their employees. But, depending on how districts respond in the short term, it could be either beneficial for both or neither. This new law wonít affect districts for several months or maybe even a few years, since it only applies to new contracts signed after March. Unions, however, likely will try to deny or at least delay this new freedom for...
  • Promised Land [Anti-Fracking Film Has Been a HUGE BOX OFFICE FAILURE]

    01/16/2013 7:04:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
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  • Bill aims to repeal (Florida) Stand Your Ground law

    01/16/2013 6:58:43 AM PST · by rarestia · 29 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Staff
    Trayvon Martin's mother is going to join Florida lawmakers to announce a bill that would repeal the state's Stand Your Ground Law. The announcement is scheduled to happen at 11:30 a.m. in Tallahassee. The bill, HB 4009, was filed on Jan. 9, 2013. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mom, will be there along with the Martin family attorneys. George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin, has used the Stand Your Ground Law as his defense in the shooting.
  • Paul Krugman: The Mostly Solved Deficit Problem (Nobel Prize Winner says Debt-to-GDP ratio is down)

    01/16/2013 6:55:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/1 | Paul Krugman
    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a graph: The vertical axis measures the projected ratio of federal debt to GDP. The blue line at the top represents the projected path of that ratio as of early 2011 ‚ÄĒ that is, before recent agreements on spending cuts and tax increases. This projection showed a rising path for debt as far as the eye could see.And just about all budget discussion in Washington and the news media is laid out as if that were still the case. But a lot has happened since then. The orange line shows the effects...
  • 10 Countries Hoarding Enormous Stockpiles Of Gold

    01/16/2013 6:51:59 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-16-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    10 Countries Hoarding Enormous Stockpiles Of Gold Mamta BadkarJanuary 16,2013AP Photo/Newmont Mining Germany is reportedly repatriating gold it has stashed with the New York Fed and the Bank of France, and some policymakers want to bring back all their gold in case the financial crisis worsens. People continue to debate whether gold is or should be considered money. However, this hasn't kept the world's central banks from increasing their gold reserves. The World Gold Council estimates that central banks have purchased 500 tons of gold in 2012, up from 465 tons last year. Analysts attribute some of the support in...
  • Time to Grow Up, GOP

    01/16/2013 6:42:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movement's success. American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyist's group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual -- he called himself a "philosophical anarchist" -- who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were rubes,...
  • The Secular Bear Market Will End And The World - On A Sustainable Path By The End Of The Decade

    01/16/2013 6:39:42 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-16-2013 | John Mauldin
    The Secular Bear Market Will End And The World Will Be On A Sustainable Path By The End Of The DecadeJohn Mauldin, Thoughts From The FrontlineJanuary 16, 2013, 12:09 AMďThere are decades when nothing happens and there are weeks when decades happen.Ē Ė Vladimir Ilyich Lenin "People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." Ė Jean Monnet "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." ĖHerbert Stein As we begin a new year, we again indulge ourselves in the annual (if somewhat futile) rite of forecasting the...
  • The TSA Blog: A Look at the Items our Officers Found in 2012

    01/16/2013 6:35:21 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 40 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | January 9, 2013
    After screening 637,582,122 passengers in 2012 (around 1,746,800 a day), here are some of the more dangerous, scary, and downright unusual items our officers found in 2012. This post is a reflection of the outstanding work our officers are doing in the field thanks to their vigilance and attention to detail. More at site...
  • Panetta to Pope Benedict: ĎPray for meí

    01/16/2013 6:34:45 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2013 | Craig Whitlock
    VATICAN CITY ‚Äď Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta took a break Wednesday from war planning and leading the world‚Äôs most powerful military to pay his respects to Pope Benedict XVI, a champion of peace.Panetta, a devout Catholic who proudly wears his Italian American heritage on his sleeve, was beaming as he sat in a front row reserved for VIPs during the pope‚Äôs weekly general audience in a Vatican auditorium. After listening to a papal address in several languages, Panetta and three of his military aides ‚ÄĒ along with dozens of other Catholics ‚ÄĒ lined up to meet Benedict and receive...
  • The Statistical and Moral Case for Gun Rights

    01/16/2013 6:34:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    The Northwestern Chronicle ^ | 1-13-2013 | Dane Stier
    Of the more than 4,500 words in the United States Constitution, a mere 27 words comprise the most controversial section: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This, of course, is the second amendment, whose many interpretations have been argued incessantly in every facet of the media over the past few months. While I believe this entire country can agree we need to find ways to prevent tragedies such as those at Sandy Hook, what we disagree about is how...
  • IDF says Ďshalomí to the M-16

    01/16/2013 6:32:52 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 30 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 14, 2012 | Staff
    Army transitioning to Israeli-made assault rifle for all units, according to report An IDF infantry soldier armed with an Israeli-made Tavor rifle takes part in an urban warfare drill. (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90) The IDF is phasing out its American-made M-16 assault rifles and replacing them with its Israeli-made Tavor assault rifles, according to a report on Maarivís website NRG. The Tavor ó featuring a very different design than the M-16, developed for the IDFís needs by Israel Military Industries during the 1990s ó was introduced into service with regular infantry troops in the early 2000s, and slowly integrated to...
  • Morning Joe's Melodramatic Reaction To NRA Ad On Elite Hypocrisy Over Armed School Guards

    01/16/2013 6:28:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Have a look at the screengrab: it shows Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, she holding chin in hand, he hanging head. Their melodramatic reactions come in response to an NRA ad decrying the hypocrisy of political and media elites who want "gun free zones" in the schools where most Americans send their children, while sending their own children to schools with armed guards. The panel's reaction was one of collective hyperventilation. Mike Barnicle called the ad "political pornography." Donny Deutsch said it's "one of the grossest things I've ever seen in my life." Scarborough asked Mika "what's wrong with these...
  • Allen West launching online show

    01/16/2013 6:21:04 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1-16-2013 | Katie Glueck
    January 16,2013 Allen West launching online show Katie Glueck Former Rep. Allen West‚Äôs next move will be to a new online show.‚ÄúNext Generation‚ÄĚ will aim to ‚Äúshine a spotlight on the challenges facing young Americans,‚ÄĚ the fiery conservative former lawmaker said Tuesday in an introductory video."I'm Allen West and this is Next Generation,‚ÄĚ he said in a clip posted on the show‚Äôs website. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôll shine a spotlight on the challenges facing young Americans, whether it be out-of-control spending, crushing debt or unacceptable levels of unemployment. These issues threaten the opportunities of the next generation, our nation‚Äôs collective future.‚ÄĚThe program is...
  • Good News: Liberals Say I'm the Ultimate Tool!

    01/16/2013 6:18:52 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Ransom
    Kathleen396 wrote: These talk show hosts and those libertarians who write for Townhall are the socialist democrats best friend, they helped get Obama re-elected by being anti-anything GOP. If you voted for Gary Johnson, if you stayed home, you own this mess. -Obama Gives GOP a BailoutDear Kathleen,In elections the only one responsible for the outcome is the candidate. Romney had every chance to win and he didnít. His bad, not Gary Johnsonís. Unfortunately the GOP has too often put forward candidates that advocate the very policies that they criticize their opponent for. Asking Americans to vote Romney because he...
  • Sen. Bob Casey: Gun control measures would not infringe on certain gun rights

    01/16/2013 6:05:57 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Ivey DeJesus
    Just hours before President Obama unveils proposals for executive measures that would impose stricter policies on gun control, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips would not infringe on gun owners' rights. He also said that an assault weapons ban would not have an ďadverse impactĒ on important considerations for Pennsylvanians: ďOne, the basic right to protect yourself and purchase a gun if you need to protect your family," Casey said. "And two the hunting tradition we have in Pennsylvania, which is strong and a part of the community and state, really...
  • Journalists Refuse Yard Signs That Say 'This Home Is Proudly Gun Free'

    01/16/2013 6:04:36 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Being publicly identified as to whether or not you are a gun owner is fine for thee but not me. That is the attitude of many newspaper editors and journalists† as was revealed in a video produced by Project Veritas. Here is the Project Veritas explanation of what happened: Posing as "Citizens Against Senseless Violence," we visit the homes of journalists working for Westchester Journal News, MSNBC, and the Star-Ledger. We also visited the home of Eric Holder. None will take our signs that say "THIS HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE."
  • Robert Gibbs: NRA No Match For Obama Campaign Apparatus

    01/16/2013 6:02:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Kludt
    Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the leftover campaign apparatus from President Barack Obama's re-election bid is more than capable of overpowering the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. Gibbs said the president may have to return to campaign mode in order to push for new gun policies, suggesting that Obama should barnstorm the country to promote the proposals that the White House will unveil on Wednesday. "He's got to get out of the White House and travel the country," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "He's got to make his case directly to the...
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar leaving

    01/16/2013 6:00:38 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to step down from his post in March, after four tumultuous years overseeing oil drilling, recreation, grazing and other activities on federal lands and waters. According to administration officials who confirmed the decision, Salazar plans to return home to his family in Colorado, the state that he represented in the Senate and where he served as attorney general for six years. In the post, Salazar oversaw the reorganization of government agencies that oversee offshore drilling in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Under Salazarís watch, the Minerals Management Service was...
  • American Idol 2013--Live Thread

    01/16/2013 5:55:19 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 7,032 replies
    americanidol.com ^ | January 16, 2013
  • Sandy Hook and Christopher Rodia Ė Most ĎConspiracy Theoristsí Canít Think

    01/16/2013 5:55:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 283 replies
    JoeQuinn.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Joe Quinn
    Apparently many alternative news pundits and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists are still fixated on the idea that a man named Christopher Rodia was the REAL owner of the black Honda Civic that has been identified as the car of Adam Lanzaís mother and which was found outside the Sandy Hook elementary school. The basis for this erroneous belief is police scanner audio that was picked up from the morning of Dec. 14th and details Connecticut State Police response to the massacre. I obtained the original audio files from Radioreference.com. I had to pay a small sum for the full files....
  • Michigan Mayors Pushing for Changes in Gun Laws

    01/16/2013 5:51:43 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    fox47news.com ^ | January 15, 2013
    On the one month anniversary of the Newtown school shooting, a group of Michigan mayors called for action to end gun violence. They're demanding universal background checks, a ban on military assault-style weapons and gun trafficking made a federal crime. "We're facing an avalanche, we are having guns rain down on us and bullets are raining down on our citizens," Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said. "It has already been a terrible January in Lansing and we're not unique." Joining with law enforcement, the mayors are asking for the federal government to step in. They want additional, legal means to curb...
  • Petition: Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families...

    01/16/2013 5:49:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov blinked. The petition has 22,717 signatures and was going to make 25,000. Now they have changed the threshold to 100,000. They could feel that heat. This petition implements RULES FOR RADICALS #5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" against Obama. If gun-free zones make people safe, then why donít we declare the immediate vicinity of the President and Vice-President to be gun-free zones and send the Secret Service home? Or are gun-free zones good enough for our kids, but not good enough for our overlords? It is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy for politicians to surround themselves with...
  • Constitutional Analysis of the Cuomo Gun Ban

    01/16/2013 5:47:10 AM PST · by wredlich · 25 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 1/15/2013 | Warren Redlich
    NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's so-called SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) is unconstitutional. The law explicitly goes after "military-style" firearms while purporting to protect hunting and sporting purposes. The Second Amendment is not about hunting and sporting uses of arms. Despite all the disputes about the phrasing, there can't be any question that it refers to "militia" and "the security of a free state." Neither of these has anything to do with hunting or sports. The key language in the ban shows that the legislative intent is to discriminate against "military-style" features, and favoring (in a relative sense)...
  • White House now requires ĎWe the Peopleí petitions to have 100,000 signatures for official response

    01/16/2013 5:36:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obamaís deputies have quadrupled the number of signatures that petitioners on the administrationís ďWe the PeopleĒ website must collect to get an official response from the White House, following a series of popular, provocative and disrespectful signature drives by his critics. Some of the petitions sought approval for states to secede after Obamaís re-election, while others called on the White House to disavow executive orders that restrict gun rights, or to deport CNNís British-born, progressive host Piers Morgan. ďStarting today, as we move into a second term, petitions must receive 100,000 signatures in 30 days in order to...
  • American Rifle

    I posted this a year ago and I think it's time again. It's written and performed by a friend of mine and I believe it has far more meaning now than it did then.
  • People For the American Wayí Smears Michele Bachmann

    01/16/2013 5:29:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - ‚ÄėPeople For the American Way‚Äô Smears Michele BachmannPosted By John Perazzo On January 16, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments To read and order Frank Gaffney‚Äôs pamphlet, The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration, click here.Last June, Rep. Michele Bachmann and four Republican colleagues sent letters to the Inspectors General at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State, asking them to investigate whether the Muslim Brotherhood¬óthe ideological wellspring from which such terrorist outfits as al Qaeda and Hamas first emerged¬ómight be gaining undue influence over high-level U.S. government officials....
  • Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith Ellison-Vindicated Bachmann Under Attack

    01/16/2013 5:27:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-16-12 | Robert Spencer
    Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith Ellison - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith EllisonPosted By Robert Spencer On January 16, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments Editors’ note: While Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been vindicated for suggesting that Muslim Brotherhood elements have infiltrated the U.S. government, the left-wing activist group, People For the American Way (PFAW), has launched a petition drive against Rep. Bachmann in an effort to remove her from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Frontpage editors felt this was an opportune time to...
  • Fla. Senate Panel Votes To Ban Spying With Drones

    01/16/2013 5:22:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay via AP ^ | 1/15/2013 | CBS Tampa Bay via AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ó A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens. A bill (SB 92) that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote Tuesday. It also would ban government agencies from using drones for code enforcement
  • 100 Wars

    01/16/2013 5:08:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The French are in Mali now, being shot at by Islamists armed with the very same weapons that France airdropped into Libya. Either those or the weapons that France sold to Gaddafi in the preceding period when European countries were competing to be his arms dealers. The joke is equally bleak, either way. It used to be that decades would have to pass before a bad policy unraveled, but these days it only takes a few years to go from arming a tyrant to arming the rebels to shooting at the rebels. In less time than it takes a pop...
  • What Is the Future of Conservatism?

    01/16/2013 5:07:51 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Jan 2013 | Mark Steyn
    (Note: This same topic was posted by Jeff Jacoby, and discussed here. Now we get to read from Steyn) Not to be too pedantic, but for there to be a ďfuture of conservatism in AmericaĒ there first has to be a future in America. And thatís a more open question than my more optimistic comrades like to admit. The Brokest Nation in History has just told the rest of the world that it is incapable of serious course correctionĖand around the planet prudent friends and enemies will begin planning for a post-American order. So at some point reality will interveneĖeither...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/16/13)[Prayer]

    01/16/2013 5:00:44 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/16/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyÖThe Names of God in The Scriptures Merciful GodJeremiah 3:12 "Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say: 'Return, backsliding Israel,' says the LORD; 'I will not cause My anger to fall on you. For I am merciful,' says the LORD; 'I will not remain angry forever.
  • City of Austin furthers effort to control guns

    01/16/2013 4:59:39 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    kvue.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | JESSICA HOLLOWAY
    AUSTIN -- The City of Austin's Health and Human Services Committee spent the first hour of its Tuesday meeting discussing ways to expand gun control and safety. "We are taking part in an important discussion that's going on at the national level," said Austin City Council member Mike Martinez. The committee took part in a question/answer session with Austin Police Assistant Chief Sean Mannix. Mannix says since 2010, Austin police seized more than 780 guns through a buy-back program called Guns for Groceries. Mannix says the weapons seized are either destroyed or used by the police department. APD also has...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 16, 2013-- intestate

    01/16/2013 4:59:33 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 45 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 16, 2013-- intestate ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". intestate [in-tes-teyt, -tit]hear it pronounced adjective 1. (of a person) not having made a will: to die intestate. 2. (of things) not disposed of by will: Her property remains intestate. noun 3. a person who dies intestate. Origin: late 14c., from L. intestatus "having made no will," from in- "not" + testatus, pp. of testari "make a will, bear witness" (see testament). Related forms:...
  • NRA TV Ad: Obama ĎElitist Hypocriteí Because His Daughters Have Armed Guards

    01/16/2013 4:56:44 AM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    TPM ^ | January 15, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    The National Rifle Association is amping up the political rhetoric in advance of President Obama's gun violence prevention announcement scheduled for Wednesday. On Tuesday, the NRA posted a video on its website accusing the president of being "an elitist hypocrite" because his daughters have armed guards at school. CNN reported Tuesday night that the video "is running on the Sportsman Channel, a cable network focused on outdoors programming such as hunting and fishing." Video ad at source.
  • Harry Reid: ďIíver Shed TearsĒ Over Obamaís PictureÖ

    01/16/2013 4:53:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | january 15, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpGyR0Pwes
  • President Obama To Announce New Gun Control Initiative

    01/16/2013 4:51:55 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/16/13 | LD Jackson
    There are a lot of rumors floating around this morning about what President Obama will say during his mid-day speech to announce his new initiative on gun control. We know he will have some of the children who wrote him about gun violence as a backdrop to his speech. We also know he is weighing 19 different actions he can take, via Executive Order, to push for stricter gun control. Speculation on those actions is rampant and according to what I have read, they will include things such as the following items. (Fox News) Sources say he's weighing as many...
  • President Obama To Announce New Gun Control Initiative

    01/16/2013 4:51:26 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 1 replies
    Political Realities | 01/16/13 | LD Jackson
    There are a lot of rumors floating around this morning about what President Obama will say during his mid-day speech to announce his new initiative on gun control. We know he will have some of the children who wrote him about gun violence as a backdrop to his speech. We also know he is weighing 19 different actions he can take, via Executive Order, to push for stricter gun control. Speculation on those actions is rampant and according to what I have read, they will include things such as the following items. (Fox News) Sources say he's weighing as many...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 16, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/16/2013 4:45:59 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/16/13 | Joel Osteen
    Ultimate Victory Today's Scripture ďI have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer...for I have overcome the world.Ē (John 16:33, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When trials and challenges come, itís easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged. You may feel lost or uncertain about the future. Thatís when we need to turn our hearts and minds to God because He has promised that no matter what we face, we can have His...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 16, 2013]

    01/16/2013 4:45:00 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Voice of the Nature of God "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: íWhom shall I send, and who will go for Us?í" óIsaiah 6:8 When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us today. Some of these calls will be answered, and others will not even be heard. The call is the expression of the nature of the One who calls, and we can only recognize the call if that same nature is in us....
  • Texans likely to fight Obama's gun proposal

    01/16/2013 4:44:58 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ted Oberg
    A representative from The Woodlands is vowing to file legislation that would make it illegal to enforce federal bans on semi-automatic weapons. Under Republican State Representative Steve Toth's "Firearms Protection Act," anyone trying to enforce federal gun bans could face felony charges. Toth's announcement comes on the eve of President Barack Obama's unveiling of his initiative to fight gun violence. Some of the so-called concrete steps will address both gun control and mental health care. So how will Texas respond to the recommendations? .... "What should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe and that we're...