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  • Don’t Honk; I’m Deaf: RTA Launches ‘Deaf Driver’ Initiative

    01/16/2013 1:12:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Campaign aims to educate motorists about hearing- impaired driversThe Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the ‘Deaf Driver’ initiative to sensitise road users to deaf drivers and alert motorists to vehicles driven by people with hearing disabilities. “The objective of the ‘Deaf Driver’ initiative is to educate drivers on how to deal with hearing-impaired persons and alert them that the driver in front is deaf,” said Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency. “We are therefore compiling a brochure on how to deal with personnel suffering hearing loss. We are also designing a poster to be...
  • ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dad Conrad Bain Dies at 89

    01/16/2013 1:06:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies ^ | january 16, 2013 | Duane Byrge
    Conrad Bain, who starred as Phil Drummond, the rich white businessman who adopts Harlem kids Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges on the popular sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 89. TMZ first reported Wednesday that Bain died Monday night in Livermore, Calif., according to family sources. Other details were not immediately known. Bain, who played in many stage productions during his long career, also was known for his six-year role as Dr. Arthur Harmon, the blundering next-door neighbor on CBS sitcom Maude.
  • Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions

    01/16/2013 1:06:20 PM PST · by thackney · 68 replies
    Office of the Governor, Texas ^ | January 16, 2013 | Rick Perry
    Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama's executive actions: "The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there. "Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror. "There is evil prowling in the world - it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way...
  • The story about Jason (MrColionNoir's Newest Video)

    01/16/2013 1:05:39 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-16-13 | MrColionNoir
    This short video says it all.
  • Slowing Debt? Fat Chance!

    01/16/2013 12:57:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Charles Payne
    The newest phenomenon discovered in medicine is one few people want to discuss, even businesses that are probably snickering in delight. It's called the Obesity Survival Paradox. Essentially it means that fat to obese people live longer than people of normal weight. Apparently Reverse Epidemiology became known in 1999 with heart failure patients. It was found that a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 to 34.9 enjoyed lower mortality than normal weight patients. The same for peripheral artery disease and post recovery from cardiac bypass surgery. Even fat people with health problems live longer than thinner people. Go figure. Scientists...
  • Doctor Gun training doc (my title)

    01/16/2013 12:52:20 PM PST · by Revelation 911 · 3 replies ^ | unknown |
  • Chuck Hagel? Hell No! Defense Pick Linked to Institute for Policy Studies, Anti-Military Marxists

    01/16/2013 12:50:06 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 9 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Trevor Louden
    President Barack Obama‘s proposed appointment of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as US Secretary of Defense is generating interest and even approval, on the far left. Phyllis Bennis, of the Washington DC based Institute for Policy Studies, wrote an article for The Nation, January 8, 2013, posing the question “Will Chuck Hagel’s Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?” While claiming that Hagel is a conservative, Bennis outlined advantages to leftist “peace movement” activists of Chuck Hagel becoming US Secretary of Defense. Bennis is particularly happy that Hagel’s appointment is a clear signal that Obama intends to move forward with the...
  • Should Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence be made into law?

    01/16/2013 12:49:33 PM PST · by ZULU · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2013 | Wall Street Journal
    Should Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence be made into law?
  • Stockholm train crashed into apartments 'by cleaner'

    01/16/2013 12:47:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/16/13 | BBC
    A cleaning woman stole an empty commuter train in a suburb of Stockholm and crashed it into a house, injuring herself, Swedish officials say. The four-carriage train was driven out of the depot for about a mile until it jumped the tracks, becoming wedged into a three-storey building. Police arrested a woman, who was flown to a Stockholm hospital with serious injuries. Nobody else was hurt. A railway official confirmed the woman in custody was an employee. "We have only heard good things about her," Tomas Hedenius, a spokesman for train operator Arriva, was quoted as saying by AP news...
  • The Peruvian Miracle

    01/16/2013 12:46:21 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | JAIME DAREMBLUM
    In late November and early December, Peruvian business leaders gathered in the industrial city of Arequipa for the 50th Annual Conference of Executives (CADE). When the polling firm Ipsos Apoyo asked CADE attendees whether they approved of the job performance of Peruvian president Ollanta Humala, a remarkable 75 percent said yes. In other words, a former Hugo Chávez acolyte—who led a failed military coup in 2000, who reportedly received money from Chávez during his 2006 presidential campaign, and whose wife once earned $4,000 per month in “consulting” fees from a pro-Chávez newspaper based in Caracas—now enjoys overwhelming support from the...
  • We need your support to keep FR on the air!! [FReepathon thread VI]

    01/16/2013 12:44:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 466 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by your donations. We cannot exist without you. If you have not yet made your donation, today would be an excellent day to do so. Every donation counts no matter how big or small. If you can donate $5, $10, $20 or more, it would be greatly appreciated. Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one, independent, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense, grassroots conservative forum on the Net!! And we're going to need FR now more...
  • San Antonio Spurs being sued over sending players home against (Miami) Heat (class action lawsuit)

    01/16/2013 12:40:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 15, 2013 | Zach Harper
    Remember when San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sent home four of his players before a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat and was fined $250,000 for it? Well, so does a lawyer who just filed a suit against the team in Miami-Dade County, citing that the Spurs broke a state law regarding "deceptive and fair trade practices." According to's Darren Rovell, Larry McGuinness filed a class action lawsuit against San Antonio for sending Tim Duncan, Danny Green, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili home before their game against the Heat on Nov. 29, 2012. On Monday, Larry McGuinness...
  • Obama’s Hidden $236 Billion Tax Hike

    01/16/2013 12:37:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Obama imposed a big tax hike last year. But I’m not talking about the fiscal cliff and the President’s class-warfare trophy of higher tax rates on those evil rich people. That happened this year.Instead, I’m referring to the increase in the regulatory burden.Here are some excerpts from a report in The Hill. The Obama administration issued $236 billion worth of new regulations last year… The analysis from the American Action Forum, led by former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, found that the administration added $216 billion in rules and more than $20 billion in regulatory proposals in 2012. Complying...
  • Healthcare providers to provide gun safety tips?

    01/16/2013 12:36:37 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 40 replies
    01-16-13 | Me
    I've owned firearms and hunted for 30+ years of my life and now some idiot from Kaiser Permanente is going to school me on gun safety tips? Really?? I feel so much better now! FUBO!
  • FBI Hauls Away The Trash

    01/16/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/16/13 | Friends of Ours
    Early this morning the FBI made its appointed rounds throughout the New York and New Jersey to pick up the trash. The feds have variously charged 32 individuals including suspected mobsters from the Gambino, Lucchese and Genovese crime families for their alleged roles in the waste carting, loan sharking and other rackets pursuant to three indictments as reported by Larry Mcshane and Robert Gearty for the Daily News. A press release from the Department of Justice states: "The main Indictment charges 12 defendants under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ('RICO') for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1999, Obama wouldn’t support tougher prosecution for school shooters

    01/16/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Vince Coglianese
    In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school. That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year. SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.
  • THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading" — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

    01/16/2013 12:26:14 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 13 replies
    This is a link to a new Bad Lip Reading video featuring the NFL. Apropos the season. Bad Lip Reading - NFL
  • Cadillac unveils the Chevy Volt-based ELR plug-in hybrid coupe

    01/16/2013 12:19:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2013
    Someone gave the Chevy Volt a tuxedo, and it fits well. The Cadillac ELR coupe is the luxury automaker’s take on extended range electric vehicle, and its first ever hybrid car. The dramatic two-door is wider than the Volt and dressed in a slightly toned down version of the sharply creased, broad shouldered bodywork seen on the Cadillac CTS coupe. It rides on turbine-look 20-inch wheels and features vertical head and brake light clusters, the latter with a slight tailfin design. Like the Volt, the ELR is powered by a combination of an electric drive unit and 1.4-liter internal...
  • Bob Schieffer Likens Obama 'Taking on the Gun Lobby' to Hunt for Bin Laden, 'Defeating the Nazis'

    01/16/2013 12:19:46 PM PST · by MissesBush · 14 replies
    Newbusters ^ | 01/16/13 | Matthew Balan
    Bob Schieffer somehow topped Chris Matthews during CBS News's special coverage of President Obama's gun control press conference on Wednesday, as he became the worst caricature of a foaming-at-the-mouth cheerleader for the chief executive. Schieffer lauded "one of the best speeches I've ever heard him [Obama] deliver", and compared Obama's new gun control agenda to Lyndon Johnson's push for civil rights legislation in the 1960s. The CBS veteran even went so far to liken the President's cause to the ten-year hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and the difficult endeavor of winning World War II [audio available here; video...
  • 'SNL' Star Says Hillary Clinton Sexiest Woman of 21st Century

    01/16/2013 12:18:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 55 replies ^ | 1/16/13 | Christian Toto
    Liberals have spent years praising Hillary Clinton, calling her smart, tough and tenacious. Did it matter that her record of accomplishment in office was wafer-thin, or that the media is currently letting her skirt blame for the Benghazi debacle? "Saturday Night Live" star Seth Meyers is adding a new compliment to the liberal talking points to describe the outgoing Secretary of State. Sexy. And we don't think Meyers is trying to be funny.