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  • Court Bars Navy Vet From Gun Purchase Over 1968 Misdemeanor

    01/17/2013 10:40:20 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 12, 2013 | NewsMax
    A Navy veteran can be barred from owning a gun because of a 1968 misdemeanor conviction over a fistfight, a federal appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel in Washington upheld a lower-court ruling “which found ‘no constitutional impediment’ to including common-law misdemeanants” within the federal firearms ban. The lower court observed that “the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited,” U.S. Circuit Judge David Tatel wrote in Friday’s opinion. The federal ban applies to several categories of people, including fugitives, undocumented aliens, those who are judged mentally incompetent or those who have been convicted of felonies or certain...
  • Presidential Sophistry

    01/17/2013 10:38:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    libertylawsite.org ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Nicholas J. Johnson
    The President has held two news conferences in three days commenting on the coming wave of gun control initiatives. His presentation has been emotional and properly reflects the anguish that we all feel for the victims of gun crime. It also has been a dazzling display of sophistry. I say that because the President is smart. And if he were not smart, I would say that, so far as his gun ban proposals, his comments were a profound display of ignorance. Responding to the run on guns precipitated by the preliminary proposals floated by his team, the President said that...
  • Hotel Mama: Bad Economy Has Young Europeans at Home

    01/17/2013 10:36:33 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | January 15, 2013 – 03:31 PM
    Young Europeans in countries hit hardest by the Continent's economic crisis are finding it difficult to move out of their parents' home. Data shows that over 50 percent of those aged 25 to 34 in some countries have yet to move out. Most young adults are eager to leave home to start independent lives. But in those European countries where the economic crisis has hit hardest -- particularly in southern and eastern EU member states -- that appears to be a difficult move to make. In 2011, more that 50 percent of the 25- to 34-year-olds in Greece, Bulgaria, Slovakia...
  • Top 10 Fighter Jets Flyby Low Pass

    01/17/2013 10:32:03 AM PST · by rocky50 · 10 replies
    Great low pass flyby by Jets.
  • Anonymous likens Obama gun control policy to Hitler

    01/17/2013 10:24:29 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/17/2013 | Josh Peterson
    Hacktivist group Anonymous has now spoken out against President Barack Obama’s intentions to enact wider gun control in the U.S. In a 15-minute YouTube video, which first appeared on the social network two weeks ago, Anonymous criticized the Obama administration’s leveraging of violent gun crime to achieve its goal to control guns. “Throughout history, authoritarian governments have used gun violence as an excuse to take people’s firearms and control their population,” said Anonymous. “This is exactly what Adolf Hitler did to disarm the German people and look at the atrocities his administration did. Obama has been working hard to try...
  • 60 percent of young Americans plan to purchase firearms, study reveals

    01/17/2013 10:19:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 16 January, 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...
  • Midday Market Minute: Gun Industry Thrives in Face of Ban Proposal

    01/17/2013 10:13:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    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) notched up slightly, and has...
  • Germany Repatriating Gold From NY, Paris 'In Case Of A Currency Crisis'

    01/17/2013 10:10:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 20 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 1/16/2013 @ 1:05PM
    Germany’s central bank will repatriate gold reserves held at the New York Fed and the Banque de France. Bundesbank officials acknowledged the move is “preemptive” in case a “currency crisis” hits the European Monetary Union. While the Bundesbank tried to minimize the importance of the move, repatriating gold is a clear indication of public loss of confidence on foreign central banks and the integrity of the monetary union. Over the past few years, Venezuela, Libya, and Iran have also repatriated their gold holdings. “No, we have no intention to sell gold,” a Bundesbank spokesman said on the phone Wednesday, “[the...
  • Wishing the POTUS a safe campaign trip (Vanity)

    01/17/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 4 replies
    under the tinfoil hat | Jan 17, 2013 | me
    It dawns on me that once again, the elected resident of 1600 PA Ave. is off to the podia, leaving behind the budget, the debt, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, not for the golf course but to campaign. This time, though, it isn't so much for himself, as for the abrogation of a fundamental Civil Right enjoyed by millions of Americans, in a direct attack on them for the actions of a few (relatively speaking) madmen and criminals. However, I also recall dire warnings of false flag operations, and recalling the Reichstag Fire, and the waning emotional diatribes over children murdered...
  • Is the US government wildly understating the inflation rate? No, it isn’t

    01/17/2013 10:06:53 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 81 replies
    AEI ^ | January 17, 2013 | James Pethokoukis
    It’s hard to find much inflation in the US economy right now. As measured by the Labor Department’s consumer price index, prices increased by just 1.7% in 2012. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy prices, rose by 1.9%.Nor can much inflation be found in an alternate measure, the Commerce Department’s personal consumption expenditures prices index. It rose 1.45% for the twelve months ending last September. Excluding food and energy, it rose 1.58%. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke prefers the PCE price index because he believes it better reflects changes in consumer purchasing habits.But some skeptics say those...
  • Gun range newbie: A personal tale

    01/17/2013 10:06:29 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/17/2013 | Emily Babay
    When reporting about guns, I'm often asked whether I've fired one myself. "Just once," I'd reply, not elaborating to say I found my trip to a Virginia shooting range terrifying. So when I was sent to see how gun shops and shooting ranges around Philadelphia were faring amid the debate over firearms, I was prepared for the same question. But I wondered: Would shooting again change my ambivalence about guns? A Gallup poll found 47 percent of U.S. adults say they have a gun in their home or property.
  • 'Turmoil' For Many Parents As NYC School Bus Drivers Strike

    01/17/2013 10:04:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    npr.org ^ | 1/16/13 | MARK MEMMOTT
    It's been a rough morning for many parents and their children in New York City, where about 8,000 school bus drivers and monitors have gone on strike —meaning about 152,000 students had to get to school some other way... It's going to be chaotic," New York City school's Chancellor Dennis Walcott tells NY1 as his system and the city head into Day 1 of a strike by school bus drivers. About 152,000 students, one third of them with special needs, rely on the yellow buses to get back and forth to school each day. According to our colleagues at WNYC,the...
  • Rick Perry: Say, I’m not too happy about Obama’s gun control

    01/17/2013 10:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    OK, raise your hands — how many of you are surprised by this? Governor Rick Perry gave Barack Obama a Texas-sized pushback on the new gun-control agenda at the White House: “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...
  • BBC Live: Algeria hostage siege

    01/17/2013 9:59:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 2013 | Staff
    Latest news at the top of the article.....From the Begginnin.....i.e.....the bottom.***********************************EXCERPT********************************************1353: The hostages were seized on Wednesday morning after heavily armed militants attacked a bus leaving the plant but were repelled by their police escort.    1350: Welcome to our live coverage of the Algerian hostage siege. We will bring you updates as the situation develops with expert analysis from BBC correspondents and comment from readers.
  • Obama gun speech shows misdirection, desperation and weakness

    01/17/2013 9:59:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Announcing anti-gun measures in front of a theatrical backdrop of children, itself a tactic associated with troubling historical precedents, President Barack Obama yesterday proposed specific legislative efforts related to guns for Congress to pass, and also outlined 23 measures he says can be implemented under executive authority. To set the stage for using children, the White House, along with a complicit anti-gun media, made a point of sharing letters from children, particularly those that resonate with the childish emotions of those who don’t know enough about guns to know they’re being manipulated. Case in point is the message from an...
  • NBC Admitted: No ‘Assault Rifle’ Used in Newtown Shooting

    01/17/2013 9:57:45 AM PST · by MeganC · 48 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 15 January 2013 5:10pm | Kyle Becker
    When the president surrounds himself with children while giving his announcement that reasonable gun control measures are necessary, bear in mind that those ‘assault rifles‘ the government is sure to be going after were not even used in the Newton, Connecticut elementary shooting. As NBC admits in the video above, four handguns were used to carry out that despicable atrocity. This directly contradicts other reports.
  • Just Received This in my Work E-mail Today (Vanity)

    01/17/2013 9:57:34 AM PST · by EnigmaticAnomaly · 13 replies
    Hi, Thank you for signing the petition supporting President Obama's plan for sensible gun safety measures. Showing intense public support today is incredibly important--can you also share this petition with your friends, and urge them to sign it? A sample email you can send to your friends is below. Thanks! -------- Hi, Did you hear about President Obama's plan for gun safety, released today? It's a really great plan, the boldest any politician has been on this issue in a long time. It includes executive actions, and a call for legislation to ban military style assault weapons, high capacity ammunition...
  • Obama, Netanyahu seem headed for US-Israel clash

    01/17/2013 9:50:59 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 23 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/17/13 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel's prime minister on Wednesday dismissed President Barack Obama's reported displeasure with his hardline policies toward the Palestinians, a sign that the two could be headed for a showdown. Polls suggest Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to win Israel's elections next week and continue in office. This week an American columnist with close ties to the White House described Obama's disdain for Netanyahu, warning that Israel's all-important relationship with the U.S. could suffer in unprecedented ways if the Israeli government doesn't change its policies. Such a clash would come at a tense time when regional developments appear to...
  • Va. killer who asked for it gets his state execution

    01/17/2013 9:48:29 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 January 2013 | Dena Potter
    RICHMOND — A man who strangled his prison cellmate and made good on a vow to continue killing if he wasn’t executed was put to death Wednesday in Virginia’s electric chair. Robert Gleason Jr., 42, was pronounced dead by authorities at 9:08 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center. He became the first inmate executed in the U.S. this year and the first to choose death by electrocution since 2010. In Virginia and nine other states, death row inmates are allowed to choose between electrocution and lethal injection. Gleason was serving life in prison for the 2007 fatal shooting of a man...
  • MILLER: Obama is coming for your guns

    01/17/2013 9:47:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun control is back. President Obama on Wednesday unveiled a series of feel-good measures designed to play on the emotions of Americans saddened by the horrific shooting of 20 students at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. Almost nothing he proposes to do would make anyone safer. Surrounding himself with children, Mr. Obama said, “This will be difficult. There will be pundits and politicians and special-interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty — not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.” The president said that...
  • Gold nugget found near Ballarat[Australia- 12 pounds]

    01/17/2013 9:45:27 AM PST · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Courier ^ | 17 Jan 2013 | Dellaram Vreeland
    A MASSIVE gold nugget that could be worth upwards of half a million dollars has been unearthed in Ballarat. See your ad here The nugget, weighing slightly more than five kilograms (177 ounces), was discovered by a local prospector on Wednesday morning, who rushed it to the Ballarat Mining Exchange Gold Shop. The exact location and the identity of the lucky prospector remain secret, but gold shop owner Cordell Kent said the nugget was found within 30 kilometres of the Ballarat CBD. It was found about 60 centimetres below the surface, with the prospector using a state-of-the-art detector worth more...
  • Guns Across America: New York (Saturday, January 19th)

    01/17/2013 9:44:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Facebook ^ | Unknown
    Where: NY State Capitol - Capitol Building, State Street, Albany, NY 12230 When: High Noon, Saturday Jan 19th 2013 Why: To show support of our Second Amendment Right
  • Press 1 for English Press 2 to Deport-Protest Austin,TX.

    01/17/2013 9:43:53 AM PST · by magna carta · 3 replies
    U-tube ^ | 1-16-13 | HOUSTONPETITIONS
    RNC leadership meets in Austin with cheap labor lobby to discuss how to garner "Hispanic" votes and the Texas Solution. Stop the Magnet protests to stop the abandonment of law and order and concern for American citizens.
  • Obama Uses Children as Props To Undremine Your 2nd Amendment Rights!

    01/17/2013 9:43:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-17-2013 | MOTUS
    Disgusting. First Lance, now Manti Te’o.(snip)Manti hoaxed us about his dead girlfriend. Apparently she never actually existed; she was a composite. Seriously, who would do that?   I predict a future in politics for that boy…Manti, I mean. (is that racist?). Butt enough of that, we have bigger catfish to fry. Did you watch BO’s lecture on guns yesterday?     I know you’re going to get all over me about this - butt isn’t that little pawn girl on the left dressed rather inappropriately? I mean, really; a sleeveless dress? In January? To meet with the President? Who does...
  • Addressing Voter Fraud – A 14 Point Plan For 2013

    01/17/2013 9:38:56 AM PST · by w4women · 3 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Kristen Smith
    A poll by the Washington Post in 2012 indicates that “Almost three-quarters of all Americans support the idea that people should have to show photo identification to vote, even though they are nearly as concerned about voter suppression as they are about fraud in presidential elections, according to a new Washington Post poll.”
  • Vanity- Need advice from an electrician

    01/17/2013 9:38:22 AM PST · by petercooper · 49 replies
    Vanity | 01/17/2013 | Self
    Hello Freepers, I am seeking some insight from any electricians out there before I proceed. I have a house at the beach in Long Island, NY which was hit with 5 feet of water under the house. The electrical panel was under water, but is fairly new (maybe 6 years.) The question I have is, does the entire panel box have to be replaced, or would it just be the individual breakers? LI Power will require signoff from a licensed electrician before they restore power. Also, if you could provide some rough estimates of what it should cost out there...
  • Oil Filter Suppressor (Video - hickok45)

    01/17/2013 9:33:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-17-2013 | hickok45
    Yep, it should be called the "Foxworthy Suppressor"! Check it out. Hope you're going to be at your state capital this Saturday (January 19th)! http://www.ncsilencer.com/Home.html http://www.cadizgunworks.com/ http://www.stp.com/
  • Fears for hostages as Algeria attacks gas complex – live updates (5 Americans dead?)

    01/17/2013 9:32:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/17/13 | Guardian
    Foreign nationals from eight countries were taken hostage at the Amenas plant. The Associated Press rounds up what we know about the hostages so far: -snip- • United States: Seven Americans were hostages, the militants said, but they claimed only two survived the Algerian strafing on Thursday. The US has confirmed that some of its citizens are hostages but gave no numbers.
  • Editorial: Gov, this is WAR!

    01/17/2013 9:31:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 17, 2013
    Last night Gov. Deval Patrick declared war on the taxpayers of Massachusetts, proposing the largest tax hike in state history — nearly $2 billion. Today it’s time for voters to demand that their elected representatives choose up sides. They can give in to this lame duck governor intent on bringing taxpayers to their knees and economic growth to a standstill, or they can side with their hard-pressed constituents. The worst part is that this is a “crisis” of the governor’s own making. MBTA debt and deferred maintenance on it and state highways would be manageable with some reforms and a...
  • And so, we march

    01/17/2013 9:29:29 AM PST · by frogjerk · 4 replies
    Diocese of Trenton ^ | 1/17/2013 | ThMost Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton
    And so, we march A message from Most Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton While standing in a grocery store checkout line recently, I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the cover of Time magazine which read: “40 Years ago, abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade … they’ve been losing ever since.” Wow! That certainly is good news in a battle that those of us committed to the pro-life cause have been waging ever since the Supreme Court’s tragic decision in 1973. I bought the magazine and read the article which pointed...
  • There already is a national gun registry. It’s called the NRA membership list.

    01/17/2013 9:28:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | January 17, 2013 | John Aravosis
    A colleague made an interesting point this morning. If the NRA and its paranoid membership are so worried about the government creating a national gun registry, lest the government use that list to confiscate guns, they should stop worrying: The best list in the country already exists. It’s called the NRA membership. Sure, the NRA membership list doesn’t contain a gun registry of “all” firearms owners in America. But it does contain a list of many of the most paranoid, crazy, militant gun owners. The very people a “fascist” government would be most concerned about. Why does this matter? Well,...
  • Congressman: 'Older White Guys the Most Insecure' Part of Society

    01/17/2013 9:26:46 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 25 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 17 Jan 2013 | Warner Todd Huston
    Virginia Representative Jim Moran has taken PC, pop psychology to its logical extremes by claiming that "older white guys" are the "most insecure" part of American society . Moran, one of the nation's most left-wing Congressmen, appeared on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show on January 16 and went into an aspect of the next election cycle that seemed to trouble him. It was during this discussion that he found what is wrong with our nation. Clearly, we had a very successful election in November. I worry a bit about 2014, when we don't have the President at the top of the...
  • When Neutered Men Speak to Boys [where have the real men gone?]

    01/17/2013 9:18:29 AM PST · by virgil283 · 45 replies
    hinkinghousewife ^ | WHEELER MacPherson
    "And so I began to search my memory, and I could not recall a single adult male in my boyhood speaking to me or my friends in such tones. I cannot recall any men routinely squatting down or leaning over to make themselves appear closer to my own height. I cannot remember any men putting a breathless wheezing whisper into their words. I cannot bring to mind a single incident in which a grown man opened his eyes and mouth as wide as possible and talked to me like some grinning, masculine Norma Desmond. What I do remember are the...
  • 'Thirty-five hostages killed in Algerian helicopter attack on BP gas plant siege': Two Brits feared

    01/17/2013 9:18:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Thursday, Jan 17 2013 3PM | Simon Tomlinson and Nabila Ramdani And Peter Allen
    'Thirty-five hostages killed in Algerian helicopter attack on BP gas plant siege': Two Brits feared dead, but some captives including Americans and Irish have escaped Helicopters 'began strafing' complex, also killing 15 militants, claim rebelsMilitants had earlier threatened to blow up the hostages if they intervened Al-Qaeda group also demand safe passage out of facility with the hostagesTwo British nationals and Algerian are believed to have been killed in siegeBritain will allow Algeria to 'take the lead', but will consider request for helpPM Cameron: 'Extent of attack suggests considerable degree of planning'Attack was planned by 'one-eyed Islamist known as...
  • What's Happening in Williamsburg: The GOP "Retreats"

    01/17/2013 9:16:38 AM PST · by Bratch · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    The welcoming remarks of an unidentified member of the senior GOP House leadership to the assembled Republican conference gathering for a "retreat" in Williamsburg have leaked: Welcome to Williamsburg, Members of the House Republican Conference. We hope you enjoy your retreat. Perhaps we should begin with that age old tradition: Look to your left. Now look to your right. Either you or one of those two people won’t be here in two years. Perhaps two of the three will be gone. If you are sitting in the wrong row, all three of you could be looking for work with the...
  • The Office of Congressional Ethics survives to judge another Congress

    01/17/2013 9:13:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | MARY KATHERINE HAM
    We could have a debate about which matters least, I suppose— the signature threshold on the “We the People” petitions or the survival of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Oh, I kid. The Office of Congressional Ethics, despite its creation at the hands of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and the oxymoronic ring to its name, is not without merit. It’s independent of the actual Congress, it ticks off entrenched Republicans and Democrats alike, and has been unfairly accused of racism for holding members accountable regardless of skin color— all signals it can and has unearthed real issues. In December, the board...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 17,2013

    01/17/2013 9:04:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 61 replies
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  • Egyptian Cleric: It Is the "Dream of My Life" to Wage War against Israel; There Is No Such...

    01/17/2013 9:02:17 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1-10-13 | Al-Tahrir TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Hisham Al-‘Ashri, which aired on Al-Tahrir TV on January 10, 2013. Al-‘Ashri, who recently returned to Egypt from the U.S., has established a committee for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice. Interviewer: Does the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11 constitute Jihad? Hisham Al-‘Ashri: Well, it depends who did it. Jihad is only for Muslims. They even say “Jihad” in English because they have no equivalent. [...] I call on everybody to type in Google “911”, and then click. You will get an incredible amount of...
  • Dem. Jerrold Nadler: "2 to 4 self-defense shots are enough," he's a jackass--Period

    01/17/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 70 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/17/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For liberals facts are never really important. “Truth” to liberals like Democrat New York City Congressman Jerrold Nadler is what he “feels” it is. Nadler has said: “Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self- defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber… two or three or four shots should be enough—period.” It’s a safe bet Nadler has never faced an assailant fueled by adrenalin drugs and alcohol. That doesn’t matter, of course, since no one will ever challenge Nadler on his supposed knowledge of the danger presented by...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Build Iron Dome Over White House, Capitol, Key Cities

    01/17/2013 8:59:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 10:18 AM | Bill Hoffmann
    Sen. Rand Paul says The White House, Capitol buildings, and key U.S. cities should build their own versions of Israel's Iron Dome to defend them from missile attacks, BuzzFeed reports. “I saw presentations of the Iron Dome and it was very impressive … [I am] absolutely in favor of it,” Paul told reporters in a conference call after touring Israel and Jordan. …
  • Obama, Clinton Silent on Hostage Crisis

    01/17/2013 8:59:06 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2013 | Daniel harper
    At least two American hostages are being held hostage at a gas plant in Algeria, but there's been no word on unfolding the situation from either President Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In fact, the only official word to come from the Obama administration is confirmation from the State Department that indeed Americans are being held hostage there. "[W]e condemn in strongest terms the terrorist attack on British Petroleum personnel and facilities at In Amenas, Algeria earlier today. We are obviously closely monitoring the situation. We’re in contact with Algerian authorities and our diplomatic counterparts in Algiers,...
  • Electronic pulltabs for new Vikings stadium still are not taking off

    01/17/2013 8:59:00 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jean Hopfensberger
    The electronic pulltab sales slated to help fund the Vikings stadium are nowhere near their projected target, even after the state lowered that target last month, a House committee learned Wednesday. (snip) The sale of electronic pulltabs, run by Minnesota charities, was supposed to generate $348 million in taxes to underwrite the state's share of the cost of a new Vikings stadium. But the electronic pulltab games, introduced in September, have pulled in just $4.2 million in gross receipts -- and $635,000 in net receipts after prizes were paid.
  • Te'o Hoax = 120 mil Google refs (how about Te'o death certificate vs Obama birth certificate?)

    01/17/2013 8:57:05 AM PST · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    google (dfu comments) ^ | 1-2013 | google; dfu comments
    GOOGLE SEARCH: "Te'o Hoax" results in 120,000,000 references. GOOGLE SEARCH: "Obama fake birth certificate" results in 1,750,000 references Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend story is trending around the world. It is a firestorm. We do not know exactly where this is going, but one of my first observations is marveling at the reporter feeding frenzy - both sports and regular news journalists. From what I understand, this is a good kid, from a good family, who is an Eagle Scout. He may have been really immature in relationships with the opposite sex, let a story get out...
  • What's A Word For Piers Morgan's Intelligence That Rhymes With "Twit"?

    01/17/2013 8:56:37 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Watching Piers get destroyed last night on his show Dana Loesch and Scottie Hughes was something of a treat. Morgan wanted to hang his hat on the second amendment applying to tanks. It was pretty darn funny.The annoying thing about it is that liberals, the constitutional loose constructionists who found a right to abortions, via a right to privacy, via the fourteenth amendment (which says nothing about privacy, much less inferring that said privacy is a good enough impetus to allow infanticide) would think it's crazy that the second amendment would be "loosely" interpreted to include anything that could be...
  • People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary

    01/17/2013 8:55:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:12am EST | David Alexander
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined the gun control debate on Thursday when he told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed armor-piercing bullets or assault weapons. Asked by a soldier what President Barack Obama would do to protect school children from gun violence without infringing Americans’ right to own guns, Panetta said action was needed after the attack on a Connecticut school in December in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. He told members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team at Vicenza (Italy) that there were areas where steps could be taken....
  • Tinkering With CPI Won't Erase Social Security's Insolvency

    01/17/2013 8:52:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 01/17/2013 | Victor Nava
    2031 is likely the next 2012. No, the Mayan calendar hasn't been reinterpreted -- but the Social Security Administration's statistical projections have, and it's not looking good. A new study by professors Gary King of Harvard University and Samir Soneji of Dartmouth College finds that the Social Security Administration's (SSA) $2.7 trillion trust fund that is supposed to fund the retirement of baby boomers, will be exhausted in 2031 -- two years earlier than the SSA's original projection. Indeed, 2010 was the first time in more than 25 years that Social Security ran a deficit; spending $49 billion more in...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: How black is black enough?

    01/17/2013 8:52:35 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 39 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 01-16-2013 | Leonard Pitts, Jr,
    Leonard Pitts Jr.: How black is black enough? BY LEONARD PITTS JR. | Published: January 16, 2013 I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness. It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's “First Take” program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired outright. It seems Parker, who is black, analyzed what he saw as the insufficient blackness of Robert Griffin III, rookie quarterback for the Washington, D.C., football team that is named for a racial slur. Having returned their team to relevance for...
  • Madison Co. Sheriff: Gun Control Laws That Violate Constitution Won’t Be Enforced

    01/17/2013 8:50:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | January 16, 2013 | Nick Banaszak
    A sweeping set of gun control proposals laid out by President Obama on Wednesday is adding more fuel to a growing national debate, and one local lawman is raising concerns that the proposed legislation is unconstitutional. Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning told WHNT News 19 that his office will not enforce new gun control legislation if he feels those laws violate the Second Amendment. Dorning said he has serious doubts about President Obama’s latest proposals, stating that any gun laws which do pass would have to be in line with the U.S. Constitution and Alabama state law in order to...
  • Texas A Model State For Dynamic Job And Economic Growth

    01/17/2013 8:49:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 01/17/2013 | WENDELL COX
    The American economy has had little to cheer about since the 2008 financial meltdown and the resulting recession. Recovery has been feeble, and many states continue to struggle. One bright spot in the general gloom, however, is Texas, which began shining long before 2008. Not only has Texas created jobs at a stunning rate; it has also — pace critics such as the New York Times' Paul Krugman — created lots of good jobs. Indeed, the rest of the nation could turn to the Lone Star State as a model for dynamic growth. Texan job creation has far outpaced the...
  • New Details Emerge In Controversy Surrounding Teacher Fired For Her Porn Past

    01/17/2013 8:47:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    cbsla.com ^ | January 16, 2013 11:35 PM | Suraya Fadel
    OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — Almost a year after Oxnard Unified School District removed Stacie Halas from her classroom for having a porn past, CBS2 and KCAL9 obtained a 48-page document revealing what went on at a closed-door competency hearing. Halas, 32, admitted she did porn for about nine months before being hired at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard. She told a panel she only took the porn work because of financial hardships. (She appeared in XXX videos under the name Tiffany Six.) Suraya Fadel, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said the document revealed Halas not only had money woes of her...