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  • Time to Annex Judea and Samaria

    01/17/2013 5:37:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 17, 2013 | Steven Plaut
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Time to Annex Judea and SamariaPosted By Steven Plaut On January 17, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments In a few months it will be the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the “Oslo Accord” on the White House lawn.  In that signing, Yassir Arafat, on behalf of the so-called “Palestinian Liberation Organization,” committed himself and his “people” to conduct negotiations with Israel that would lead to a peaceful resolution of the Middle East Arab-Israeli conflict. He forswore unilateral actions and decisions.Since then, the “Palestinian Authority,” which was set up...
  • ObamaMiles Tax Coming Soon

    01/17/2013 5:33:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Yet another "Trust Fund" is broke. This time, discussion involves an alleged "Transportation Trust Fund". As with Social Security, there is no "Transportation Trust Fund", only a stack of unmarketable IOUs from one branch of government to another. If there is any trust in the system, there shouldn't be, and soon won't be. Obama will surely see to that. Grid Chicago reports Charging by the mile, a gas tax alternative, sees serious movement. Because of vehicles with higher fuel efficiency, slightly less driving, and the gas tax not being changed since 1993, the motor vehicle fuel tax, or gas tax,...
  • AOL/AP celebrates "crafty" dog thief (video)

    01/17/2013 5:33:45 AM PST · by drpix · 3 replies
    aol/ap ^ | 1/17/2013 | staff
    Sneak him into the US; give him amnesty; put a hoodie on him... and you've got an Obama voter!
  • Hostages escape Sahara siege - report Live (Algeria: Dozens reported killed in raid)

    01/17/2013 5:28:09 AM PST · by kristinn · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Andrew Binet
    BREAKING: 34 HOSTAGES AND 15 KIDNAPPERS KILLED BY AIR STRIKES BY ALGERIAN ARMY - ANI NEWS AGENCY SNIP (Previous) UPDATE - Twenty-five hostages escape Algeria siege - source ALGIERS - Twenty-five foreign hostages, including two Japanese, escaped from the siege of a gas plant deep in the Algerian desert on Thursday, an Algerian security source said.
  • P8-Is: Indian Navy's eye in the sky

    01/17/2013 5:26:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    P8-Is: Indian Navy's eye in the sky The Boeing P8-I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft (LRMRA) which the Indian Navy got lat month is the most sophisticated weapon system in its inventory yet. The aircraft, which is now being used for training by Indian naval personnel in coordination with the US Navy in the US, has the latest radars, electronic warfare systems, and weapons to kill hostile submarines, several of which lurk underwater in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal around the Indian coast. Built on the body of a civilian Boeing 737-800 jetliner with the wings of a 737-900,...
  • Ch-Ch-Changes, Plus Personal C-C-Confessions

    01/17/2013 5:17:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    seraphicpress.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert J. Avrech
    With deep condescension, my professors informed me that we live in a post-religious world. Religion, I was lectured, was the opiate of the people. I wondered, but never had the courage to suggest, that perhaps Marxism was the opiate of the elites.
  • India may buy up to 189 French Rafale combat jets

    01/17/2013 5:11:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    India may buy up to 189 French Rafale combat jets PARIS India could buy up to 189 of the Rafale fighter jets currently being used by France to bomb Islamist militants in Mali, sources close to negotiations on the multi-billion dollar deal have told AFP. The possibility of an additional 63 jets being added to an expected order for 126 was raised by India when Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid visited Paris last week, they said. "There is an option for procurement of an additional 63 aircrafts subsequently for which a separate contract would need to be signed," a source...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(1/17/13)[Prayer]

    01/17/2013 5:07:17 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/17/13 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. God Bless America!
  • Brokaw: Silence On Gun Violence Akin To Failing To Oppose Segregation in 60s

    01/17/2013 5:02:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your strained analogies . . . Tom Brokaw has analogized people unwilling support measures aimed at limiting gun violence to those during the 1960s who were unwilling to speak out againt the likes of Bull Connor. Brokaw made his remarks on today's Morning Joe. While asserting that he favored a "holistic" approach to gun violence, including addressing video games and the coarsening of the culture, Brokaw did remark that "guns are the endgame." View the video here.
  • Scholastic News - Meet Obama Book has a few Issues (see jpeg)

    01/17/2013 4:56:23 AM PST · by BCW · 10 replies
    BCW ^ | 17 JAN 2013 | Laine Falk
    This book is interesting, in that, the purpose is to attempt to reshape young minds in what the president actually does. Published on 01 JAN 2009.
  • President Obama - Ginning Up Fear

    01/17/2013 4:52:15 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/17/13 | LD Jackson
    By now, I am sure most of us have read through the list of the 23 executive orders President Obama signed yesterday. If you are like me, you were left shaking your head and wondering what good any of them will do. If you would like to read a breakdown of all 23 orders, along with a common sense response to each one, you should visit Texas Fred. Be warned, he is very plain-spoken, but maybe that's just what we need. I have only watched a small portion of the news conference in which President Obama made his announcement, but...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/17/13)[Prayer]

    01/17/2013 4:49:45 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/17/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures A Stronghold in the day of TroubleNahum 1:7 The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.
  • You Cannot Be More Liberal Than a Liberal

    01/17/2013 4:48:43 AM PST · by expat1000 · 43 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    So after a long bout of mocking Mitt Romney for saying that he sought out binders full of qualified female appointees, complete with protesters outside one of his campaign offices dressed in binders, the appointed hour came and the new cabinet of the man who was too good for binders of women was white and male. There was some awkward fidgeting in the media. A few suggestions that maybe there should be a little more diversity. And that was followed by the new official talking point that diversity doesn't matter, it's all about the impact of the policies. Suddenly the...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, January 17, 2013 sang-froid

    01/17/2013 4:45:37 AM PST · by secret garden · 61 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 17 January 2013 | Thursday's sub
    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".sang-froid (san*-FRWA) [* the first syllable is nasal] nounCalmness, especially under stress. Example sentence: "We can take a lot more, we the stoic nation with its legendary sang-froid."--S. Prasannarajan; Shame el-Sheikh; India Today (New Delhi); Aug 3, 2009. Etymology: From French sang-froid (cold blood). Earliest documented use: 1750 The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.......
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 17, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/17/2013 4:45:01 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/17/13 | Joel Osteen
    File It Away Today's Scripture Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me. Psalm 131:1, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When things happen in your life that you dont plan, do you find yourself trying to reason it all out or look for a file so to speak in your mind to put it in? What happens when you cant reason it out or make sense of it all? Heres the answer: Every one of us needs to create a...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 17, 2013]

    01/17/2013 4:44:15 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Call of the Natural Life "When it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me . . ." —Galatians 1:15-16 The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize what I truly desire to do for Him. The call of God is an expression of His nature; the service which results in my life is suited to me and is an expression of my nature. The call of the natural...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cas A: Optical and X-ray

    01/17/2013 4:28:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | January 17, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The aftermath of a cosmic cataclysm, supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is a comfortable 11,000 light-years away. Light from the Cas A supernova, the death explosion of a massive star, first reached Earth just 330 years ago. Still expanding, the explosion's debris cloud spans about 15 light-years near the center of this composite image. The scene combines color data of the starry field and fainter filaments of material at optical energies with image data from the orbiting NuSTAR X-ray telescope. Mapped to false colors, the X-ray data in blue hues trace the fragmented outer ring of the expanding...
  • Business CEOs call for raising retirement age

    01/17/2013 4:26:52 AM PST · by Wolfie · 96 replies
    http://www.krqe.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2013
    <p>WASHINGTON - An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.</p> <p>The Business Roundtable's plan would protect those 55 and older from cuts but younger workers would face significant changes. The plan unveiled Wednesday would result in smaller annual benefit increases for all Social Security recipients. Initial benefits for wealthy retirees would also be smaller.</p>
  • RUSSIANS STRIKE NEAR VORONEZH; CUT FOE AT STALINGRAD BY 140,000 (1/17/43)

    01/17/2013 4:24:25 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/17/43 | Ralph Parker, Drew Middleton, Bertram D. Hulen, Hanson W. Baldwin, Brooks Atkinson, George Axelsson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  • Canada's Crusader for Conservatism

    01/17/2013 4:14:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Standpoint ^ | November 2012
    When thinking of Canada, I strongly doubt that the first thing to pop into most people's heads would be "bastion of political conservatism". Yet in this liberal country, prime minister Stephen Harper has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the world's most successful centre-right leaders. Through two minority Tory governments (2006 and 2008), and since May 2011 at the head of a majority government, Harper has balanced strong leadership with a confident domestic and foreign policy agenda. Canada may be a middle power, but our prime minister will accept nothing less than a seat at the top table.
  • What happened with the Rep from Texas that was going to push for impeachment? (Vanity)

    01/17/2013 4:11:23 AM PST · by vmivol00 · 53 replies
    1/17/13 | VMIVol00
    What happened with the Rep from Texas that was going to push for impeachment if Obama issued his 19 EOs? Well he issued 23 I'm pretty sure. Did I miss something or was this just another GOP pretend to have guts moment?
  • Trying to Find a Good HTML Web Hosting Site

    01/17/2013 4:07:38 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 39 replies
    1/17/13 | Ducttape45
    I am trying to find a good web hosting site where I can start a very basic, very simple, website using HTML. I'll probably upgrade to a better programming language later, but for I'm not much of a programming geek. HTML is about all I can muster the neurons to learn. It can be a free site, it can be a paid site. I just want something I can dump my HTML files to and not have difficulty doing so.
  • Today's Toons 1/17/13

    01/17/2013 3:58:09 AM PST · by pookie18 · 22 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/17/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • The Debt Ceiling has TEETH (What would happen if Obama violates it)

    01/17/2013 3:31:13 AM PST · by Moseley · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    President Obama should violate the debt ceiling, Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are urging. Force Republicans to sue in court. Democrats are already violating legal requirements to pass a national budget each year. Republicans would lose even more influence if Democrats broke more laws. So does the national debt ceiling have 'teeth?' What would happen if Barack Obama simply shattered the debt ceiling, to avoid negotiating with Congressional Republicans? Democrats argue it would take a long time for appeals courts to wrangle through the dispute. Obama could go on spending for years while unpredictable judges sort it all out. In...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - January 17, 2013

    01/17/2013 2:56:37 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • The Hagel Case

    01/17/2013 2:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Former senator Chuck Hagel is a suave, energetic, spirited fellow. He is intelligent, and from his early youth apparently patriotic and undoubtedly courageous. He showed that in Vietnam. Hagel has been a Republican senator and an accomplished businessman. Now he is President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of defense. Because he is President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense he is attracting dutiful scrutiny, and that is all to the good. This is not your ordinary presidency. In domestic policy and foreign policy President Obama is showing every indication of attempting to be an epochal president (with four...
  • Obamas 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 theyll 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. Heres 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. Thats...
  • 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 Bidens grandchildren. Its 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 dont really care about New Jersey. I know very little about it. But, I know this much: I dont want to live there and I dont 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? Im from Jersey.Also, Ive never seen the TV show Jersey Shore, but still I dont like it. And know that I dont want the rest of the country to resemble it, either.Its 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...