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  • Anne Frank's Stepsister Keeps Holocaust Story Alive

    01/16/2013 7:12:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    Eva Schloss calmly thrust out her forearm as if a routine gesture, revealing a row of tattooed numbers. The 83-year-old Holocaust survivor fields plenty of requests to see them, as she travels the world telling of her time in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. “They ask me questions and ‘Can I give you a hug?” Schloss said this week, sitting in the lobby of a San Francisco hotel, where the London resident is on a California speaking tour. “’I’ve never met a Jew, I’ve never met a Holocaust survivor.’ It’s quite amazing.” If Schloss’ story was simply...
  • Immigration activist who’s a leader in Dream Act movement joins Arizona congresswoman’s staff

    01/16/2013 7:11:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | , January 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    Immigration activist who’s a leader in Dream Act movement joins Arizona congresswoman’s staff PHOENIX — An immigration activist who’s one of the leaders of the Dream Act movement is joining the staff of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as a district outreach director.
  • Mavericks Surf Contest Called for Sunday

    01/16/2013 7:10:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | Lori Preuitt
    Surf's up as the Mavericks big wave surfing contest is called for this weekendThe Mavericks Invitational will be held Sunday, according to texts that have been received by contestants and other leaders of the surfing contest. Contest founder Jeff Clark confirmed the news just before 2 p.m. “The waves are going to be insane, the weather is going to be beautiful, and the level of surfing will break new ground,” Clark said. Mavericks will begin at 8 a.m. to coincide with a forecast of large west-northwest swell. The news means 24 of the world's best surfers will be making their...
  • U.S. Military Stops Sending Detainees to Some Afghan Prisons on Rights Fears

    01/16/2013 7:05:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | By ROD NORDLAND and THOM SHANKER
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The American military has suspended the transfer of detainees to some Afghan prisons out of concern over continuing human rights abuses and torture, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said Wednesday in response to questions about the subject. In addition, the American-led coalition said that it had asked the Afghan government to investigate allegations of torture by Afghan Local Police units that have been trained and advised by American Special Operations forces. The moves were a setback on detention issues that have created tension between the countries, and on years of international efforts to promote humane treatment...
  • The Magical Illinois Checkbook

    01/16/2013 6:59:30 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    The Comptroller's job is to pay the bills. And, all people deserve to see the electronic record- the State's checkbook- of exactly where those dollars are spent. Responding to our lawsuit, Illinois Comptroller Spokesman Brad Hahn said, "... there is no 'magical' state checkbook to flip through." The Comptroller's office can practice semantics all they want. However, the facts are: there are accounts; there are checks written out of the those accounts; and, there are records of those transactions. The public has a right to see each of those transactions. It's that simple... After nine months of stonewalling by the...
  • Sixty Percent of Young Americans Plan to Purchase Firearms, Study Reveals

    01/16/2013 6:58:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Campus Reform.org ^ | Januar 16, 2013 | Scott Greer
    Sixty percent of high school and college students say they plan on owning guns at a later stage in life, an academic study from American University revealed on Monday. According to a brand new study, sixty percent of young Americans plan on purchasing firearms in the future. According to the study, about 40 percent of the American students surveyed said they definitely planned to own firearms once they had established their own households. Another 20 percent said they were “contemplating” owning guns. Those findings were part of a broader study conducted by American University professor Jennifer L. Lawless and Loyola...
  • The Letter Blew Away

    01/16/2013 6:51:48 PM PST · by palmer · 63 replies
    vanity ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | palmer
    "I was going to write my Congressman but there was a sudden gust of wind and the letter blew away." Make sense? How about: this: "I lost my firearms in a (insert overused unfunny cliche) accident so I no longer exercise my Second Amendment rights." In other words, I'll just pretend to not be armed until some ill-defined time in the future, and then I'll get out my firearms, and do some practice since I won't have had any for years and then... ?? Maybe at that point I'll find my pen and some more paper and ???
  • The Wages of Unemployment

    01/16/2013 6:47:05 PM PST · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2013 | Richard Vedder
    From the mid-17th century to the late 20th century, the American economy grew roughly 3.5% a year. That growth rate has since declined significantly. When the final figures are in for 2012, the annual rate of real output growth for the first dozen years of this century is likely to be about 1.81%. What accounts for the slowdown? An important part of the answer is simple: Americans aren't working as much today. And this trend reflects more than the recession and sluggish economy of the past few years. The national income accounts suggest that about 70% of U.S. output is...
  • Homicide rates have dropped steadily in U.S.

    01/16/2013 6:41:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 December 2012 | Neely Tucker
    The national homicide rate for 2011 was 4.8 per 100,000 citizens — less than half of what it was in the early years of the Great Depression, when it peaked before falling precipitously before World War II. The peak in modern times of 10.2 was in 1980, as recorded by national criminal statistics. “We’re at as low a place as we’ve been in the past 100 years,” says Randolph Roth, professor of history at Ohio State University and author of this year’s “American Homicide,” a landmark study of the history of killing in the United States. “The rate oscillates between...
  • The U.S. Firearms Industry: Inside the Numbers

    01/16/2013 6:41:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Here’s a look at the numbers: The U.S. firearms industry's economic impact is $32 billion. To put that in perspective, that’s about the same size as the U.S. organic industry and more than the budget of Nigeria. It’s grown from a $19 billion business in 2008 and appears to be accelerating at a quick clip. Background checks for gun buyers increased nearly 60% from December 2011 to December 2012. The FBI has already recorded 16.5 million background checks from Jan. 1, 2012 to November 2012 – the most on record. There are 51,000 gun shops in America, according to the...
  • L.A. Mayor: Keep “Non-Serious Criminal” Aliens in U.S.—It Will Make Us Safer

    01/16/2013 6:37:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 15, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, said the federal government should stop deporting “non-serious criminal” aliens as a means of making the nation safer. “It is time to put an end to the practice of deporting non-serious criminals,” said Villaraigosa. “Our neighborhoods will be safer and our families will be more secure.” …
  • Alabama Supreme Court: “Unborn Children Are Persons With Rights”

    01/16/2013 6:32:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    The Alabama Supreme Court ruled in a case on Friday that “unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law.” The case involved two women who had been charged under a “chemical endangerment” law because they had ingested illegal drugs—one, cocaine, and the second, methamphetamine—while pregnant. … In its concluding remarks, the Alabama Supreme Court said: “The decision of this Court today is in keeping with the widespread legal recognition that unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law. Today, the only major area in which unborn children are denied legal protection is...
  • A Letter to the President...from the most defenseless child.

    01/16/2013 6:26:25 PM PST · by ealgeone · 27 replies
    Vanity | 01-16-12 | Self
    Dear Mr. President: I'm writing this letter to you from Heaven. You see, my mom had an abortion when I was eight months old and in her womb. I really thought I was safe there. It was warm and I could hear my mom's voice. I was so looking forward to seeing her face. I don't know what I did to make her want to have an abortion. I'm sorry if I made her mad. Would you do something to help other children like me be safe while I'm in mommy's tummy? I don't even know my name.
  • An Oil Town Where Men Are Many, and Women Are Hounded

    01/16/2013 6:24:45 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 2013 | JOHN ELIGON
    On a dance floor in Williston, N.D., where single men say there are not enough single women. WILLISTON, N.D. — Christina Knapp and a friend were drinking shots at a bar in a nearby town several weeks ago when a table of about five men called them over and made an offer. They would pay the women $3,000 to strip naked and serve them beer at their house while they watched mixed martial arts fights on television. Ms. Knapp, 22, declined, but the men kept raising the offer, reaching $7,000. “I said I make more money doing my job than...
  • 50 charged in central Florida child predator sting

    01/16/2013 6:15:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1.16.2013 | WFTV
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Fifty people, including two teachers, were arrested in connection with a multi-county child predator operation in central Florida. The investigation began on the Internet with postings on message boards and in chat sites. Investigators said the men exchanged photos and even had lengthy conversations with what they thought were children, and in some cases, the parents of those children. Investigators said each suspect then traveled to Seminole County, thinking they were going to be having sex with children. A young woman met every suspect at the door of the meet-up home, and hidden deputies arrested them...
  • Marco Rubio:The President Doesn't Have the Guts To Admit He Doesn't Believe in 2nd Amendment

    01/16/2013 6:09:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    Marco Rubio had this to say on Barack Obama's 23 gun control actions. "I actually believe the president doesn't have the guts to admit he doesn't believe in the Second Amendment."
  • My wife retired her 9mm today.

    01/16/2013 6:06:55 PM PST · by Farmer Dean · 110 replies
    After reading the story of the mother who shot the home invader 5 times,she went to the store and bought a Beretta PX-4 in .45acp.Anybody have any experience with this weapon?
  • Hitler Honored in Upscale Istanbul Mall

    01/16/2013 6:06:29 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 14 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 15, 2013 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    People who have been paying attention know that relations between Israel and Turkey have been eroding, but not many realize that Turkey is now not only openly hostile to the Jewish State, but also to the Jewish people. On Friday, January 11, a Turkish citizen took a picture to show exactly how belligerent Turkey has become. The picture is of a huge poster with the words, “Who Would You Like to Meet if You Could?” and the last name, and only photograph, is of Adolf Hitler. The other choices include Suleiman I, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Napolean Bonaparte, the Beatles, Elvis...
  • The Ugly Side of the Southern Belle

    01/16/2013 6:05:31 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 15, 2013 | Blain Roberts
    From 1921, when the contest began in Atlantic City, through World War II, only one woman representing a former Confederate state won the competition. Then, beginning in 1947, when a woman from Memphis earned the top honor, the fortunes of Southern contestants rose precipitously. From 1950 to 1963, seven southerners were crowned (each served the following year), including back-to-back wins by Mississippians in 1958 and 1959 — though southerners made up only one-fifth of the possible winners. These were, of course, the years when black Southerners opened a full-scale campaign against Jim Crow, prompting a bitter backlash by white Southerners....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 17 January 2013

    01/16/2013 6:03:06 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MARINE FOR A DAY Jorge Solis, 5, shows Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin Maple the challenge coins he received during his tour of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012. Solis, who has retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer, wished to be a Marine for a day. Maple is kennel master at the K-9 kennels on the Marine base. U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jovane Henry Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-16-13

    01/16/2013 6:00:10 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-16-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Senate Democrats hold key to passage of gun legislation

    01/16/2013 5:52:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2013 | Dana Bash
    Unlike most issues these days that divide along party lines, the immediate fate of President Obama's new gun proposals will depend not as much on Republicans as his fellow Democrats in the Senate. Senate Democratic leadership sources tell CNN that passing any new legislation will be extremely difficult because more than a dozen vulnerable Democrats from conservative states will probably resist much of what the president is pushing. These Democratic sources say the most likely legislation to pass will be strengthening background checks, since it is the least overt form of gun control and it also appeals to gun rights...
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Gun industry thrives in face of ban proposal

    01/16/2013 5:48:34 PM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/16/2013 | Aaron Smith
    Gun stocks rose Wednesday, even as President Obama called on Congress to pass an assault weapon ban. The stock prices for Smith & Wesson Holding Co. (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR) rose about 4%. The stock for Sturm, Ruger has risen 13% in the month since the shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 20 children and six educators dead. Retailers that specialize in guns have also done well. The stock price for Cabela's (CAB) surged 6% on Wednesday and has gained 20% over the last month. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS, Fortune 500) notched up slightly,...
  • Email from Joe Biden

    01/16/2013 5:32:06 PM PST · by Greystoke · 34 replies
    Hello Today President Obama announced a plan to help protect our kids and communities from gun violence. You're going to hear a lot about it, but I wanted to make sure you got a chance to get the facts, straight from me.
  • Children As Shields Or “Let’s Play Take The Guns”

    01/16/2013 5:30:00 PM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 16,2013 | AnneM040359
    Today, a little over one month after the horrible shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut, United States of America, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School which left twenty-six dead, United States of America President Barack Hussein Obama today unveils up to twenty-three executive actions in regards to “gun control measures”.
  • The 2nd Amendment’s “Militia”

    01/16/2013 5:26:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-16-13 | CJ
    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. I know I've been talking a lot about guns, gun control, and the 2nd Amendment (2A) a lot lately. I can't help it. Our basic rights, recognized and enshrined in our Constitution, are under attack and I feel compelled to respond. I've been reading a lot from the Federalist Papers recently. I've also been reading the debates that took place during the adoption of that amendment so that I could understand what those...
  • Transgender Woman Who Deserted Marines 31 Years Ago Gets Honorable Discharge

    01/16/2013 5:17:07 PM PST · by Salman · 58 replies
    Home Post ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | Beth Ford Roth
    A transgender woman named Elizabeth Tremblay, who deserted the Marines 31 years ago when she was Pvt. Donald Tremblay, learned today she will get a discharge "with honorable conditions." ... I've posted video up top of the interview Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal reporter Daryn Slover conducted with Tremblay before she learned she would get her honorable discharge.
  • Krugman: More Government Spending Would Revive Economy in Two Years

    01/16/2013 5:11:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 16, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Paul Krugman, a liberal economist and New York Times columnist, said increased government spending is key to economic recovery. During an interview on Friday on “Moyers & Company,” on PBS, Bill Moyers asked, “And you argue that this could actually be solved in two years?” …
  • Brett Baier's All Star Panel Comments on NRA ad

    01/16/2013 5:07:22 PM PST · by FR_addict · 163 replies
    Fox News Brett Bair Special Report ^ | 1/16/2013 | Brett Baier
    FoxNews Bret Baier’s All Star panel, Charles Krauthammer, Juan Williams, and Steve Hayes, all called the NRA ad a mistake, vile and repugnant. I guess they all believe that the elite should have armed protection for their children, but not for ours. Krauthammer even went so far as to say, of course the President's children should be protected because of who the President is and out kids don't need that type of protection. What about kids of policemen, judges, FBI, ATF, correctional officers, etc? Their children may be targets because of who their parents are. Don't they deserve armed protection...
  • The Story of a Man Who Outsourced His Work to China so He Could Watch Cat Videos All Day

    01/16/2013 5:03:56 PM PST · by eldoradude · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/16/13 | Megan Rose Dickey
    A Verizon case study recently revealed that some people will go through great lengths in order to be able to watch cat videos all day. We first heard about it on TNW. The study documents the scam of a developer, who is referred to as Bob. He worked at a "critical infrastructure" company in the U.S. and started outsourcing his work to China underneath his company's nose, and would only pay those people less than one fifth of his six-figure salary. Here's how it was possible. Bob's company had started letting employees work remotely from home on certain days, so...
  • Prince Harry named world's most eligible bachelor

    01/16/2013 5:03:30 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    EW ^ | 165 January 2013 | Erin Strecker
    Heavy may be the head that wears the crown, but hot is the head that’s third in line. Prince Harry, 28, has been named the Top Bachelor, according to the editors at Town & Country, which named the current top 50 bachelors in the world. “Prince William’s baby brother flirts and flies Apache helicopters with equal aplomb,” the magazine wrote. The list isn’t very Hollywood specific (although both George Clooney and Jack Nicholson made the cut). Instead, in addition to the prince, people like Ralph Lauren’s son, Andrew, President Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, and Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos (who...
  • the NRA won this day--could the GOP please take notice? (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 4:55:30 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 56 replies
    Vanity | 1-16-13 | Mmzelle
    The NRA advertisement was a brilliant, daring and effective challenge not only to the arrogant and overreaching president, but to the timorous Republicans and the media rabble. Brilliant and daring because the ad committed the taboo of actually mentioning that the president has children and they deserve and require armed protection. There were many among the easily terrified Republican class who squealed in dismay, although the children were neither named nor were they, wisely, pictured. But it was impossible to make a criticism of the ad that hit the mark clearly when Obama so tendentious lay assembled four little children...
  • Andre Jackson among trio busted for Jacqueline Gallegos's shocking cold-case murder (1994)

    01/16/2013 4:54:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Denver Westwood ^ | Wed., Jan. 16 2013 | Michael Roberts
    Periodically, we post about unsolved murders in Denver -- and one of the ten cases we featured last May focused on the 1994 slaying of Jacqueline Gallegos. Now, however, a grand jury has indicted three men -- Andre Jackson, Samuel Sims and Jackie McConnell -- with the grisly and shocking crime. Details and the document below. Here's the personal story about the Gallegos case as shared on the invaluable website Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons: Jacqueline Collette Gallegos, 28, graduated from Great Bend (KS) High school. Next to the oldest of seven children, she loved music, dancing and...
  • Police: Hug triggers officer's gun, kills woman

    01/16/2013 4:49:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Detroit police say a woman was fatally shot when she hugged an off-duty police officer while dancing at a party, causing the officer's service weapon to fire.
  • SAGA OF TIM TEBOW STANDS AS LESSON IN STRUGGLES AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF THIS WORLD

    01/16/2013 4:45:54 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 38 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | 1/16/2012 | Spirit Daily
    It's a battle between Tim Tebow and worldliness, and right now worldliness is winning -- or was, until last weekend. It always seems to win. Really, it never does (in the end). Let's back up a moment. Tebow, as you probably recall, is the openly Christian quarterback who often wins in improbable (read: miraculous) fashion. Two years ago, he and his mother made headlines when they appeared in a pro-life Super Bowl commercial (controversial because it stood against abortion). Last year his remarkable, come-from-behind victories as quarterback for the Denver Broncos captivated the American imagination. "Tebowing" became a new way...
  • Obama’s New Executive Orders (Awesome "translation" of the formal bureaucratese)

    01/16/2013 4:45:11 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 14 replies
    The Everlasting Phelps ^ | The Everlasting Phelps | The Everlasting Phelps
    So Obama released his Executive Orders to Prevent Maniacs From Being Maniacs today.  I’ve taken the time to translate the summaries into plain English below: 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. Tell the government to follow the law. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. Tell the regulators to stop the stupid and useless regulations. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the...
  • How 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana’s creationists

    01/16/2013 4:41:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 266 replies
    io9 ^ | January 15, 2013 | George Dvorsky
    For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class. Nearly five years later, the 19-year-old Kopplin has become one of the fiercest — and most feared — advocates for education reform in Louisiana. We recently spoke to him to learn more about how he's making a difference.
  • Where are American Men (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 4:38:35 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 31 replies
    January 16, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    I am listen to Hannity (delayed) while I wait for my daughter to complete her music lesson this evening. Hannity amazes me. He calls himself a conservative, but he is so willing to spend tax dollars to solve the "gun violence" problem. It got me thinking about where are American men. What I mean by that, is a man that has the courage to defend his family instead of spending tax dollars and going further in debt for ineffective solutions. (E.g., the police are only minutes away ...). If anything, all of the solutions being proposed cost more money, puts...
  • Tourist, 24, brutally beaten with tire irons and bats in New York City neighborhood

    01/16/2013 4:38:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Michael Zennie
    A tourist from Massachusetts was recovering at a New York City hospital after being brutally beaten by a gang of seven young men armed with a tire iron and a baseball bat, police today revealed. Kevin McCarron, 24, from Andover, was battered and stomped unconscious by the men after an argument in the trendy Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan early Sunday. An onlooker captured horrific cell phone video of the attack, showing several young men kicking the victim on the ground.
  • Obama the Party Animal

    01/16/2013 4:37:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Mary K. Bruce
    President Obama pushed back against criticism earlier this week that he is too insular and not social enough in Washington. He said simply, “I like a good party.” Today, he reinforced the message. Leaving a farewell reception at the Treasury Department for Secretary Timothy Geithner, Obama was asked “So, you like a good party?” “They didn’t serve any alcohol,” Obama responded with a big grin, as he appeared to munch on something.
  • Why Liberals Like To Make Children Political Pawns On More Than Just Gun Control

    01/16/2013 4:36:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It's very very simple....h/t The Jawa Report for the quote belowAlso, an interesting window into the unending abyss that is liberal hypocrisy from Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin: Jay Carney responded this way to an NRA ad that called the president an “elitist hypocrite” because his kids go to a school protected by armed security: “Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight.”Agreed…that’s what somebody else’s kids are for. See the list of orders here.
  • Vehicle That Can Handle Thin Ice

    01/16/2013 4:34:24 PM PST · by rocky50 · 7 replies
    Video of Home Built Vehicle That Can Handle Thin Ice
  • Rep. Denham: Not 'one more penny' for Calif. high-speed railway

    01/16/2013 4:32:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2013 | Keith Laing
    The House lawmaker responsible for oversight of the nation's railways promised Wednesday to use his new position to put the brakes on a controversial high-speed railway in his state. California Rep. Jeff Denham (R) was appointed chairman of the House Transportation Committee's Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials subcommittee Wednesday. Denham has sought previously to deny federal funding for the proposed California high-speed railway, and he said Wednesday afternoon in an interview with The Hill that he would use his new perch to keep the up roadblock. "I've obviously taken a very storing position about California high-speed rail and I'm going...
  • Police shoot and kill soldier in Waikiki

    01/16/2013 4:28:45 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    The Maui News ^ | January 16, 2013 | AP
    Honolulu (AP) - A Schofield Barracks soldier was shot and killed by police early Tuesday after he repeatedly rammed multiple police cars with his truck in Waikiki. Several police officers were injured in the incident. The 25th Infantry Division said in a statement that it's cooperating with the Honolulu Police Department as officers investigate. The unit won't release the soldier's name until his family members are notified. "This is an incredibly tragic incident, and we offer our condolences to the soldier's family and to the officers injured," Lt. Col. Derrick Cheng, spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division, said in a...
  • Army Major from South Florida to Attend Obama's Inauguration (Military Excited About Him)

    01/16/2013 4:28:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | Juan Ortega
    "It’s an honor to be part of this historic event," Maj. Jorge E. Vargas saysAn Army major who hails from South Florida says he is looking forward to his rendezvous with history: Monday, he will serve in his military capacity at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. “In my shoes, it’s an honor to be part of this historic event, celebrating democracy and supporting the military in celebrating freedom,” Maj. Jorge E. Vargas said in a phone interview Wednesday. Vargas, 36, said that even though he has served in the military 17 years, Monday’s inauguration will be the first one he...
  • Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions

    01/16/2013 4:22:52 PM PST · by wk4bush2004 · 20 replies
    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...
  • Coroner identifies Reno Ave. shooting victim as 14-year-old boy

    01/16/2013 4:20:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    KTNV ^ | January 14, 2013 | Joyce Lupiani
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County coroner's office has identified 14-year-old Haji Mohamud from Las Vegas as the victim in a fatal shooting on Jan. 12. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, numerous calls about shots fired at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of East Reno Avenue at about 1:30 a.m.
  • Panetta Vows 'Proper' Response to Algeria Hostage-Taking

    01/16/2013 4:14:36 PM PST · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Al Pessin
    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has condemned the taking of as many as 41 foreign hostages at a natural gas facility in Algeria, a move apparently linked to the French military operation in neighboring Mali. Secretary Panetta says the United States will take “all necessary and proper steps” in response to the hostage crisis at the facility, run by British, Norwegian and Algerian companies. “The United States strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. It is a very serious matter when Americans are taken hostage, along with others," he said. Speaking in Rome, Panetta said he did not know how...
  • Minn. Man Wants Threatening Tattoo Gone

    01/16/2013 4:13:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KARE11 ^ | Jan 16, 2013
    A suspected gang member wants to remove his tattoo that prosecutors allege was a threat aimed at a Minneapolis police officer. But the attorney for Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr. says the state grant that paid for removal of gang-related body art ran out.