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  • Obama’s Dismal Record on Jobs, Explained with Common Sense

    01/17/2013 2:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Economists may not agree on much, but we all agree that economic output is a function of capital and labor. Ask a Keynesian, a Marxist, an Austrian, a monetarist, or any economist, and they’ll all agree that living standards are determined by the quality and quantity of these two factors of production. So it should be very worrisome that there has been a big drop in the share of the population that is employed. Here’s a chart produced from Bureau of Labor Statistics data, showing labor force participation during the 21st Century.There was a big drop during the recession. That’s...
  • Will Obama ban fast cars someday?

    01/17/2013 2:17:42 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 18 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Bluegrass Pundit
    If a young male decided to suicide by driving 100 mph down the  interstate highway the wrong way and deliberately crashing head on into a school bus, killing 20 elementary school students, would Barack Obama issue 23 executive orders on vehicle safety and speeding while calling on Congress to ban fast cars and governor new vehicles to 70 mph? I find this analogy very informative and strikingly similar to the Sandy Hook massacre. I suspect we know the answer to the question I posed. Cars and speeding wouldn't be the issue. If Obama and liberals focused on anything, it would...
  • Comes A Stillness

    01/17/2013 2:16:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 175 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They introduce themselves politely in restaurants or diners, in a movie lobby or at some civic event, even in front of the Little Rock gate in Atlanta, which has become a kind of Arkansas crossroads. ("You don't know me, but . . .") Then they thank me for remembering Robert E. Lee every January 19th with a column on his birthday. They don't tarry, and I may never see them again. Then they fade away, much like the Army of Northern Virginia (R.E. Lee, General). They have a look about them, or rather a manner. They come in different shapes...
  • Universal Background Checks and Physician Reporting Are Just Plain Frightening

    01/17/2013 2:10:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Matt Towery
    For years now, we've heard from all types, ranging from the "over-informed" to the just plain ignorant, claiming that under President Obama the nation isn't just moving towards "socialism," but rather in a direction in which liberty truly disappears quickly and tyranny creeps in and takes its place. But even for those who may have been primarily fiscal conservatives and who otherwise believed social policy should lean toward a "mind your own business" approach, several of the gun-control proposals coming from President Obama likely came as a shock. I don't even want to get into what qualifies as a military...
  • Obama's Gun Plan: Divide or Conquer

    01/17/2013 2:03:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Dabra J. Saunders
    If I were president, what would I do in the wake of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook School shooting, which left 20 first-graders and six adults dead, if I wanted not only to advance an ambitious initiative to reduce gun violence but also to sign a law that actually worked? To punctuate what is at stake, I might launch my effort, as President Barack Obama did Wednesday, in a ceremony with children who had written to me after the school shooting. I also might invite children scarred by the daily urban shootings, which don't garner as much media attention as...
  • Standing on the Graves of Sandy Hook

    01/17/2013 1:54:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, I appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." For the past few weeks, Morgan had been inviting gun rights defenders ranging from the reasonable to the nutty, and then slamming them by appealing to the memory of the children slain at Sandy Hook. And when I appeared with Morgan, that's precisely what I told him: "What you tend to do is you tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don't seem to care enough about the dead kids." Morgan could only stammer, "How dare...
  • An Imperial President

    01/17/2013 1:48:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    One definition of "imperial" on dictionary.com is, "of the nature or rank of an emperor or supreme ruler." At his news conference Monday, a petulant, threatening and confrontational President Obama spoke like an emperor or supreme ruler. All that was missing was a scepter, a crown and a robe trimmed in ermine. This president exceeds even Bill Clinton in his ability to evade, prevaricate and dissemble. I didn't think that possible. Not only did he supply long answers to relatively easy questions, but much of what he said bore no relation to reality. He spoke of having had the debate...
  • Obama Ignores the Rational Answer

    01/17/2013 1:39:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    What do Al Hunt of Bloomberg News, David Gregory of “Meet the Press” and President Obama have in common -- besides their liberal politics? They all send their kids to Sidwell Friends School. With campuses in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Md., the highly selective private school is where the Clintons and the Gores sent their kids, along with Joe Biden’s grandchildren. It’s also where the local 1 Percenters and the government-media elites who can afford to shell out about $32 grand a year send their children to be indoctrinated -- excuse me, educated -- and to be safe. Unlike parents...
  • It's a Christie Thing

    01/17/2013 1:33:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | John Ransom
    Let me say on the record that I don’t really care about New Jersey. I know very little about it. But, I know this much: I don’t want to live there and I don’t want the rest of the United States to resemble New Jersey. For me New Jersey is the Joe Piscopo character asking anyone and everyone “Are you from Jersey? I’m from Jersey.”Also, I’ve never seen the TV show “Jersey Shore,” but still I don’t like it. And know that I don’t want the rest of the country to resemble it, either.It’s the state that elected Jon Corzine...
  • “The Terrorists Released 150 Algerian Hostages”

    01/17/2013 1:31:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/13
    Al Qaeda terrorists have seized a gas field in Algeria and have taken 40 Western hostages. 3 have been executed. The terrorists successfully thwarted a military raid Wednesday night. The hostage nationalities are US, Britain, Norway, France and Japan. 150 Algerian hostages were released...
  • Ivory-tower Obama Can't Abide Views He Doesn't Share

    01/17/2013 1:23:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern. His point blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad. But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government's debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of...
  • 'Gun Culture' -- What About the 'Fatherless Culture'?

    01/17/2013 1:15:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Larry Elder
    The face of gun violence is not Sandy Hook. It is Chicago. In 2012, President Barack Obama's adopted hometown had 506 murders, including more than 60 children. Philadelphia, a city that local television newscasters frequently call 'Killadelphia," saw 331 killed last year. In Detroit, 386 people were murdered. Since 1966, there have been 90 school shootings in the U.S., with 231 fatalities. Yes, Sandy Hook shocked us. But the odds of a child being killed at a school shooting are longer than the odds of being struck by lightning. Of the 11,000 to 12,000 gun murders each year, more than...
  • The War Between the Amendments

    01/17/2013 1:09:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other. Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution. Many liberals believe there...
  • Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

    01/17/2013 1:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Januay 15, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment. But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho's mental health problems because of federal privacy laws. At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. He was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for one night and then unaccountably unleashed on the public, whereupon he proceeded to engage in the...
  • Jakarta floods leave hundreds of thousands homeless

    01/17/2013 12:46:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    australia news network ^ | 1/17/2013 | ann
    Indonesian disaster authorities have lost count of the number of people who have been left homeless in widespread flooding, but say it could reach the hundreds of thousands. The centre of Jakarta, including the Presidential Palace, is awash and parts of the Indonesian capital that have never seen flooding before are now underwater. Yesterday 10,000 people had to flee their homes but hours of heavy downpours overnight and rivers bursting their banks, have added to the problem. Audio: Australia Network's Indonesia correspondent, Helen Brown, speaks to News Radio (ABC News) Three people have been killed so far in the seasonal...
  • Saudi cleric favours one-eye veil

    01/17/2013 12:45:30 AM PST · by Cronos · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 Oct 2008 | BBC
    A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive. The question of how much of her face a woman should cover is a controversial topic in many Muslim societies. The niqab is more common in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, but women in much of the Muslim Middle East wear a headscarf which covers only their hair. Sheikh Habadan, an ultra-conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious...
  • Belgian twins euthanized over fear of going blind

    01/17/2013 12:40:15 AM PST · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Cassy Fiano
    Sad news out of Belgium: two twins, deaf from birth, were euthanized after discovering they were going blind. The brothers worked and lived together, and they were productive members of society. They weren’t suffering, in extreme pain, or terminally ill. Belgium’s euthanasia law requires that a person be suffering from extreme pain or a terminal illness. The twins, despite not meeting the requirements to be eligible for euthanasia, were still put to death by lethal injection. The pair were euthanised by lethal injection by doctors at Brussels University Hospital on December 14. “They were very happy. It was a relief...
  • Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

    01/17/2013 12:38:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Joanna Blytheman
    Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it's keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food lovers as a novel addition to the familiar ranks of couscous and rice. Dieticians clucked over quinoa approvingly because it ticked the low-fat box and fitted in with government healthy eating advice to "base your meals on starchy foods". Adventurous eaters liked its slightly bitter taste and the little white curls that formed around the grains. Vegans embraced quinoa as a credibly nutritious substitute for meat. Unusual among...
  • Video: NRA's 'Stand and Fight,' targets Malia and Sasha Obama (Uh, no it doesn't)

    01/17/2013 12:00:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | January 16, 2013 | JohnThomas Didymus
    The NRA released on Tuesday an ad that accuses Obama of being an "elitist hypocrite," because he provides armed protection for his children but insists that the nation's schools remain "gun-free zones." The video is part of the NRA's offensive dubbed "Stand and fight," in response to its anticipation of Obama's announcement of stricter gun control measures. According to Boston.com, the 35-second video posted to YouTube by user HotWeirdNews, also appeared on the NRA's website on Tuesday. However, the video was removed from the NRA's website by Wednesday morning. The ad begins with a shot of a school, the American...
  • Senator Rand Paul on Obama: 'I'm against having a king'

    01/16/2013 11:33:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | January 16, 2013
    "I'm against having a king," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said of U.S. President Barack Obama in an interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network. Paul expressed his apprehension on the president's threats to impose gun control through executive orders. "I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that's someone who wants to act like a king or monarch," Paul said. "Suffering rule," wherein the people of a nation suffer through a decision made unilaterally by the ruler - whether he is elected, or not, was a...
  • Hemlock to lay off 400 amid global solar capacity glut

    01/16/2013 11:21:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    US-based Hemlock Semiconductor said Monday it planned to shed 400 of the staff at its Michigan and Tennessee production plants due to an oversupply in the polysilicon industry and an expected drop in orders from China. Hemlock, a joint venture of US silicon-based materials maker Dow Corning, Japanese Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd (TSE:4063) and Mitsubishi Materials Corp (TYO:5711), makes polycrystalline silicon for the production of semiconductors and solar cells. The company is suffering from the expanding trade dispute between the US and China in which the Asian country launched anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probes into polysilicon imported from the US, the...
  • Obama extends presidential power in bypassing Congress on gun control

    01/16/2013 11:02:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Marcus Stern
    During the past two years as his frustration with a "dysfunctional" Congress has grown, President Barack Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws. "Where they won't act, I will," he said in October 2011 as part of a "We Can't Wait" campaign he launched 10 months after Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, the president has turned to executive orders, policy directives, waivers, signing statements and other administrative steps to bypass Congress and act on contentious issues, including immigration, welfare, education reform and now...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-13, M, St. Anthony, Abbot

    01/16/2013 10:21:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-17-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 17, 2013   Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot   Reading 1 Heb 3:7-14 The Holy Spirit says:Oh, that today you would hear his voice,“Harden not your hearts as at the rebellionin the day of testing in the desert,where your ancestors tested and tried meand saw my works for forty years.Because of this I was provoked with that generationand I said, ‘They have always been of erring heart,and they do not know my ways.’As I swore in my wrath,‘They shall not enter into my rest.’”Take care, brothers and sisters,that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,so...
  • The Thin… Red White and Blue Line

    01/16/2013 10:10:52 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 12 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 17 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    In America, we are about to experience the most sweeping, restrictive gun control legislation ever enacted since the second amendment was written. So, where do we draw the line? When do we stand up and boldly proclaim: “Enough is Enough?” Since the first inauguration of Obama in 2008, the average American citizen has witnessed an onslaught of restrictions to their freedoms emanating from the Office of the Executive. There has been the debt incurred through the “Quantitative Easing” Programs, the restrictions to our freedom of speech on the internet and the violations to our freedom of religion through the recent...
  • Express Scripts lays off 332

    01/16/2013 10:07:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is cutting its payroll. St. Louis-based Express Scripts Holding Co. announced its laying off 332 employees nationwide, including 103 workers at the former Medco Health Solutions site in Franklin Lakes and 12 at its facility in Willingboro. The layoffs are the latest in a series that followed the company's $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco in April...
  • Food prices may be catalyst for 2013 revolutions

    01/16/2013 9:56:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Market Watch ^ | January 16, 2013 | Matthew Lynn
    What is the trigger for a revolution? Sometimes it a brutal act of repression. Sometimes it a lost war, or a natural catastrophe, that exposes the failings of a regime. But more often than not, it is soaring food prices. The easiest prediction to make for 2013 is that everything we eat will once again rise sharply in price. So where will the revolutions start this year? Keep an eye on Algeria and Greece — and if you want to feel very nervous, Russia and China. And if you are smart, keep your money out of those countries as well....
  • Maariv Poll: Close Race Between Bayit Yehudi and Labor

    01/16/2013 9:51:48 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/17/2013 | Israel National News
    A Maagar Mochot Institute poll released this morning shows a close race between Sheli Yechimovich's Labor party and the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party headed by Naftali Bennett for the second largest party in the Knesset. According to the poll, Likud-Beytenu party gets 37 seats, Labor is down to 15 and Bayit Yehudi gets 14 seats.
  • The Danger of Rogue Central Government versus Crazed Assassins

    01/16/2013 9:50:57 PM PST · by publius321 · 11 replies
    Which of the two are a more likely to kill you: (Video)
  • Sign the Petition to Outlaw Crime

    01/16/2013 9:47:33 PM PST · by DennisR · 8 replies
    Seld ^ | 1/16/2013 | DennnisR
    Please sign the White House petition that will outlaw crime. Absurd? About as absurd as passing even more gun laws to stop crime.
  • Rapper Arrested for Card Fraud

    01/16/2013 9:40:04 PM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    bankinfosecurity dot com ^ | 1-2013 | Tracy Kitten (what?)
    Rapper Arrested for Card Fraud Alleged Fraudster Linked to POS Hacking Scheme By Tracy Kitten, July 13, 2012. Follow Tracy @FraudBlogger A California rap artist has been arrested for his alleged connection to an international carding fraud and point-of-sale hacking scheme that involved thousands of debit and credit accounts. The scheme, reported in June, is believed to involve two hackers who intercepted and sold nearly 200,000 debit and credit numbers they stole from restaurants in Seattle (see Feds Charge Hacker in POS Attacks). Now authorities allege Charles Tony Williamson, a rapper known as "Guerilla Black," along with accomplices in California...
  • Newly Released Morsi Video: Nurse Children on Hatred of Jews

    01/16/2013 9:24:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Elad Benari
    As Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said that virulent anti-Semitic comments which he reportedly said prior to his election were taken out of context, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released another video which depicts him making similar comments. The latest video is an address delivered by Morsi, which was posted on the Internet on January 10, 2010. It was translated by MEMRI and published on Wednesday. In the newly exposed remarks, Morsi calls U.S. President Barack Obama “insincere” and calls for Arabs to raise their children on hatred of Jews.
  • Firearm Homicides Dropping. Assault Weapons Ban Not Correlated With Decrease In Homicides.

    01/16/2013 9:17:26 PM PST · by Tirian · 2 replies
    William M. Briggs - Statistician to the Stars ^ | 16 January 2013 | W. M. Briggs
    Murder in the United States1 is illegal, and has been for over two hundred years. Strong penalties, up to and including the penalty of death, are incurred by those who commit this heinous crime. Yet, strangely, despite murder’s high illegality, there were in 2011 over 12,000 of them committed! The largest number of murders were in 1991, with nearly 25,000 of these frowned-upon unlawful incidents. It is difficult to imagine a penalty more severe than death, so it remains a curiosity that so many murderers are found when such strong laws are in place. Perhaps this scourge can be eliminated...
  • Roger Ebert: Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery

    01/16/2013 9:12:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 67 replies
    We've already heard Constitutional scholar Matthew Modine opine on the Second Amendment this week. Now, it's film critic Roger Ebert's turn. And the Thumbs Up pioneer offers an even daffier version of U.S history than the "Vision Quest" star.
  • MPs urge Cameron to ditch EU status quo

    01/16/2013 9:10:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 16 January 2013
    A caucus of euroskeptic Conservative MPs has issued a manifesto today (16 January), two days before Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make a landmark speech on Europe, stating that “the status quo is no longer an option” and demanding “a new and different relationship” with the European Union. The Fresh Start group of Conservative backbenchers—numbering nearly 100 of the party’s 304 deputies—sets out proposals to repatriate legislative powers to the UK and cut Britain’s bill for EU membership by billions of pounds a year. … The MPs also raised the possibility of the UK withholding funds for EU...
  • Celebrate Gun Appreciation Day, Saturday, 1-19, In North Central Ohio -- VANITY

    01/16/2013 9:06:31 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 4 replies
    Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party ^ | 1-16-2013 | bimboeruption
    This article came from one of the local papers. MANSFIELD — The Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association will have a rally in support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and to celebrate Gun Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Central Park Gazebo, at Main Street and Park Avenue. There will be special speakers. For details, go to www.bloodofpatriots.org.
  • 3D Printing of Magazines Used by Kel-Tec for Three Years

    01/16/2013 9:05:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    3D printed magazines have been successfully used by Kel-Tec for three years, I discovered at the NSSF Shot Show in Las Vegas yesterday. I talked to Tobias Obermeit, Lead Design Engineer at Kel-Tec, one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in the United States. Mr. Obermeit said that "Without 3D printing, the PMR-30 would not have been developed, especially the magazine." Mr. Obermeit informed me that a prototype magazine would be printed and then be used for 100 to 150 rounds, when they would develop cracks. The magazine would then be discarded and another magazine printed. Tobias Obermeit holding a...
  • Petition to Create "Gun-Free Zones" Around President, VP and their Families Reaches 25,000!

    01/16/2013 8:58:27 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 32 replies
    White House web site ^ | January 16, 2013 | self / White House web site
    The petition has reached 25,000 signatures. (And yes, the screen shot is real - I happened upon it at exactly the magic number!)
  • Doctors and Guns (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 8:51:44 PM PST · by BobL · 68 replies
    (none) | Jan 16, 2012 | Bobl
    Given President Obama's list of 23 Exective Orders, the one that seems to have the quickest and most direct effect on the public is #16, which will likely result in a defacto regulation that doctors will ask about guns at home...and they won't just ask you, they will ask your children (as happened to me a number of years ago), every time. The reason that it is a defacto requirement is that no doctor wants to be the one that didn't ask, the next time a Newtown-type shooter goes nuts. So how to respond? I'll give a few possible answers,...
  • Gun Appreciation Day - March on Denver Capitol

    01/16/2013 8:51:04 PM PST · by Washi · 4 replies
    Gun and Game ^ | January 10, 2013 | pcman312
    As many of you know, the first Gun Appreciation Day has been set for January 19th. The organizers want you to go out to your local gun range, gun store, gun show and show support for gun rights around the country. I think that this should be taken a step further and we should make it a march on each state capitol in the US. To that end, to all people in the state of Colorado, I hereby invite you to join me at the gun rights march at the Denver Capitol Building on January 19th at 11AM. I have...
  • WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning’s motives are no defense, judge rules

    01/16/2013 8:49:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:03AM GMT 17 Jan 2013
    A US military judge ruled Wednesday that Bradley Manning’s motive for allegedly leaking a huge cache of secret files to WikiLeaks is no defense against the long list of charges he faces. Manning, an army private who was arrested in May 2010 while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, faces trial in June for passing diplomatic cables and war logs to the anti-secrecy website run by Julian Assange. Manning’s lawyers had argued that evidence should be heard at trial about why the soldier chose to illicitly transmit the confidential documents to WikiLeaks, but the request was largely thrown out....
  • Rand Paul Seeks to Undo Obama's Executive Actions on Guns

    01/16/2013 8:49:12 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday night announced plans to try to undo parts of President Barack Obama’s executive proposals to curb gun violence, saying the president may be developing a “king-like complex.” “We will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation,” the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News in reference to 23 actions Obama unveiled earlier in the day. The executive actions range from steps to encourage states to improve information sharing on background checks to directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct new studies related to gun violence. “I’m very concerned about this president,”...
  • A Theory (Resurrected Thread from 1999)

    01/16/2013 8:47:17 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    Free Republic | 11/22/1999 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I propose to show you all how JFK, Dallas, the Lindberg Baby, Dana Plato, Route 77, UFO's, the doomed flights 800 and Swiss Air 111, "Clandestine Luciferian Masons" or (CLuMs for short), the Atlantic Ocean, Larry King, neckties, Francis Bacon, Marshall Ney, and lemon-flavored taffy all add up to the biggest and most compelling conspiracy ever recorded in human history. Let us begin at the beginning: HOW DOES JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY, SENIOR FIT? JFK's murder was a Luciferian Masonic human sacrifice. Dallas was picked as the site of sacrifice because it is located close to the 33rd degree of north...
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania hospital to stop baby deliveries (obamacare)

    01/16/2013 8:44:16 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Pregnant women in one southwestern Pennsylvania town will soon need to look elsewhere to deliver their babies, after a local hospital announced it will end the practice in March -- blaming ObamaCare in part for the decision. The Windber Medical Center will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can't afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms. In a lengthy statement posted to its website Wednesday, the hospital cited several reasons for the decision -- including a claim that the...
  • 50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

    01/16/2013 8:32:36 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-16-2013 | Michael Snyder
    50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet By Michael Snyder January 16th, 2013 Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up. Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something. When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called "the Socratic method". It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States. Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate...
  • Len Tillem Show outrageous comment...

    01/16/2013 8:08:49 PM PST · by Axenolith · 27 replies
    I was driving home this afternoon and had the Len Tillem show on (advice show from a lawyer). Note in podcast at 15:45 (today, 1-16-13), he's admonishing a caller not to get confrontive because "people can have guns on them" and then he says "There's loonies out there... shooting up schools... and THE NRA IS TELLING THEM IT'S A GOOD IDEA" [emphasis mine).
  • Man accused of luring teen girl with drugs, free tattoo (ILLEGAL alien)

    01/16/2013 7:59:45 PM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/16/2013 | SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    DANA POINT – A 29-year-old man lured a 14-year-old girl with the prospect of drugs, alcohol and a free tattoo to get her to go to his Mission Viejo home, authorities allege. The tattoo artist, who worked at a shop near Fourth and Bush Streets in Santa Ana, is accused of having "highly inappropriate contact and sexual advances" toward the teen and her friend, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.((snip))After the incident was reported, investigators learned Nieves-Vera had been deported after he had been arrested by Murrieta police in 2004 on suspicion of child annoyance....
  • New Thoughts on the Maya City of Kiuic

    01/16/2013 7:48:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, January 08, 2013 | unattributed
    A pyramid at the Maya city of Kiuic in Yucatan Peninsula started out as a ceremonial platform in 700 B.C., much earlier than previously thought, according to George Bey of Millsaps College. Many scholars think that the Maya collapse was caused by long-term drought and the depletion of natural resources, but Kiuic seems to have been abandoned rapidly around 880 A.D. Bey and Tomas Gallareta Negron of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History have found evidence that the residents left behind their grinding stones and other valuable kitchen tools, along with the remains of ancestors. “These were the Maya...
  • Rand Paul: Obama ‘arrogant and presumptuous’ about Israel

    01/16/2013 7:41:18 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    In a conference call today with a small group of journalists, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that President Obama was “arrogant and presumptuous” in saying in recent weeks that Israel “doesn’t know what its own best interests are.” “That’s an arrogant and presumptuous point of view and doesn’t further progress on anything,” the senator said, and he returned to that view throughout the call as he discussed the location of Israel’s capital and Israeli settlements. Paul decried U.S. politicians who display “this flippant and arrogant” attitude about internal Israeli affairs, saying that “no one can really know as much as...
  • Warren Brookes Brief life of a “pneumatic” journalist: 1929-1991

    01/16/2013 7:40:49 PM PST · by Pelham · 4 replies
    Harvard Magazine ^ | September-October 2012 | Charles G. Kels
    In an address at Moscow State University, President Ronald Reagan described how information technology was rapidly transforming industrial societies. As if from “a chrysalis,” the world was emerging from a reality constrained by “physical resources into, as one economist titled his book, ‘the economy in mind,’ in which there are no bounds on human imagination and the freedom to create is the most precious natural resource.” That remark may have disappointed Warren Brookes ’50 slightly: he had noted in its preface that The Economy in Mind (1982) was “the work not of an economist but of a journalist.” But in...
  • Ancient floor not seen for 10,000 years

    01/16/2013 7:38:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | January 10, 2013 | unattributed
    An ancient floor which has not seen the light of day for 10,000 years has been uncovered at the Ayia Varvara-Asprokremmos site, the antiquities department said yesterday. The department said new finds during the latest excavations had redefined the understanding of the kind of human occupation that existed at the Neolithic site in the Nicosia district, which has been radio-carbon dated to between c. 8,800-8,600 BC... The presence of buried artefacts (usable, but abandoned) and evidence of erosional episodes indicated the punctuated character of the structure’s occupation, while the nature of the artefacts demonstrated the domestic character of the building,...