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  • Fish & Game Club Outs Cops

    01/17/2013 3:29:00 PM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 13 replies
    WPTZ Channel 5 News ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | WPTZ.com
    Shooting Range No Longer Welcomes Burlington Police Range says it can't support a city that threatens constitutional freedoms Published 2:40 PM EST Jan 17, 2013 BURLINGTON, Vt. —The Burlington Police Department is getting caught in the crossfire between Burlington City Council and Second Amendment advocates. A shooting range in Morrisville, Vt. is no longer letting Burlington Police officers train there. The Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club voted on the issue, saying it can no longer support a city that is threatening constitutional freedoms.
  • Chris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid)

    01/17/2013 3:23:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 149 replies
    Mediate ^ | 5:01 pm, January 17th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the National Rifle Association’s latest ad in which they accuse President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for sending his children to a school where they are protected by armed guards. Christie called the ad “reprehensible” and said that the NRA should not be “dragging people’s children” into the gun control debate. RELATED: NRA: Those Who Think New Ad Is About First Daughters Are ‘Missing The Point Completely’ “I think any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe,” Christie said on Thursday at a news conference in Trenton....
  • Catholicity and Calvinism--Or Why Calvinism isn't a Dirty Word

    01/17/2013 3:11:16 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | Jan, 5, 2013 | The V. Rev. Robert Munday
    Those who know me well know my penchant for Great Tradition theology, by which I mean that we need to recover true catholicity, the faith of the early, undivided Church. I believe that the methodology that best gets us there is an embrace of the Vincentian Canon, the product of St. Vincent of Lerins (died c. AD 445). It is tempting to want to reproduce all four paragraphs of this Canon, which come from Chapter 4 of the Vincent's Commonitorium, and I encourage you to click on the link and read the four fairly short paragraphs, because a great many...
  • Homeland Security Releases Binder Detailing Internet Monitoring

    01/17/2013 3:09:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/17/13 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Homeland Security has released their 2011 "Analysts Desktop Binder," detailing how the department has been monitoring activity on the internet and social networks. The binder includes an extensive list of key words and search terms carefully watched by analysts in multiple agencies including the Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Health Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others. Many monitored search terms are basic and used on a regular basis by every day American citizens and journalists.
  • Pauline Phillips, longtime Dear Abby advice columnist, dies at 94

    01/17/2013 3:05:27 PM PST · by Borges · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/13 | Michael Martinez
    Pauline Phillips, better known to millions of newspaper readers as the original Dear Abby advice columnist, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease, her family said Thursday. She died Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 94. Phillips' columns were published in an era when newspaper readers began to prize straight-talking, pithy advice about marriages, children, jobs -- just about anything that troubled people. Phillips wrote under the pen name of Abigail Van Buren, shortened to "Dear Abby" in newspapers. "Abigail" was taken from the wise woman in the Old Testament and "Van Buren" was one of her favorite...
  • Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Blames Tea Party for Unemployment, Proud of Representing

    01/17/2013 3:01:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    sooper mexican ^ | 1/17/13 | fox
    Hilda Solis, the outgoing Secretary of Labor made some surprising comments in an interview with Fox News Latino: In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Fox News Latino on Wednesday, Solis, the first Hispanic Labor Secretary in U.S. history, made it clear that despite her resignation, politics still flow through her blood. When asked whether she would consider running for the mayor of Los Angeles or governor of California, she proudly pandered to illegal aliens: ”I will absolutely make myself available,” said Solis, a four term congresswoman representing districts in the heavily Hispanic East LA area. “Many of the hardworking people...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 17,2013

    01/17/2013 2:58:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 17,2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Dope

    01/17/2013 2:56:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | 1-16-2013 | BigFurHat
    January 16, 2013 Dope by BigFurHat VERSION 2 SANS SARAH-
  • Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

    01/17/2013 2:55:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    abc local, New York News ^ | 1/17/13 | Jim Hoffer
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- It appears someone forgot to exempt police officers from the ban of ammunition clips with more than 7 bullets in New York State's new gun control law. It's a big oversight that apparently happened in the haste by the Cuomo Administration to get a tough package of gun-control measures signed into law. On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the sweeping gun measure, the nation's toughest. It includes a ban on the possession of high-capacity magazines.
  • The Earth Covered With Violence...Genesis 6 pt 3

    The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.(Genesis 6:12-13)But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking,...
  • Algeria reportedly completes hostages rescue, after 2 Americans escape

    01/17/2013 2:42:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 17, 2013
    Two Americans escaped unharmed Thursday from a hostage standoff with an Al Qaeda-linked group as Algeria's state news agency reports special forces have completed a rescue operation to free the remaining foreign hostages, but casualties have been reported. Algerian state television said that four captives, two Britons and two Filipinos have died. But the militants said at least 35 hostages had died in the state's rescue attempt. There was no way to independently verify the toll in the remote location, 800 miles from Algiers. The two Americans who managed to escape the Ain Amenas gas plant where they were being...
  • Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault (12 minutes ago)

    01/17/2013 2:40:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2013 | By Lamine Chikhi
    (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said. Two Japanese, two Britons and a French national were among at least seven foreigners killed, the source told Reuters. Eight of the dead hostages were Algerian. The nationalities of the rest, as well as of perhaps dozens more who escaped, were unclear. Americans, Norwegians, Romanians and an Austrian have also been mentioned by their governments as having been captured. Underlining the...
  • Redlined Carney: White House can't rule out chemical weapons use in Syria

    01/17/2013 2:33:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/17/13 | Adam Kredo
    The White House on Thursday again evaded direct questions about whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria. White House press secretary Jay Carney would not deny definitively that chemical weapons were used in the city of Homs, despite claims made in a recent classified State Department cable that such weapons had been used. Carney referred to the information in the cable as “anecdotal” and said that the State Department could not independently corroborate the information in the cable, which originated from a third-party source on the ground in Syria.
  • If You EVER 'Facebook Stalk' There's An Embarrassing Feature You Need To Be Aware Of

    01/17/2013 2:27:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/17/2013 | Nicholas Carlson
    Some people (not me, of course) use Facebook to look up old flames from time to time. They (not me, of course) do this not because they are trying to do anything inappropriate.They (not me, of course) do this merely because they are curious about people who used to play an important role in their lives.(And to see if these old flames have gained weight/lost their jobs/are dating losers now – I imagine.)ANYWAY.If you are one of these people (I am not) then you should be aware of a new Facebook feature that is potentially very embarrassing.It is this: Facebook now...
  • Fox News signs Karl Rove for 4 more years

    01/17/2013 2:25:06 PM PST · by elephant · 49 replies
    Yahoo news/Associated Press ^ | 1/17/2012 | Associated Press
    Karl Rove enlivened Fox News Channel's election coverage last year by questioning the network's declaration that Barack Obama had been re-elected. It hasn't affected Fox's desire to keep him on the air. The network announced Thursday that it had signed Rove to a new contract as a contributor. The deal runs through the 2016 election.
  • There's An App That Can Detect If You Have Skin Cancer And It's Right 98% Of The Time

    01/17/2013 2:24:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/17/2013 | Megan Rose Dickey
    There's an app for just about everything these days. Well, now there's an app that correctly detects skin cancer 98% of the time, Christopher Weaver of WSJ reports. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tested four apps to analyze images of 188 moles, including 60 melanomas. All of these moles were pre-evaluated by a dermatologist. The best-performing app forwarded the images to board-certified dermatologists to review at cost of $5 per mole, while the other three used algorithms and cost less than $5. The worst of those apps determined that dozens of swollen, discolored moles were benign. During...
  • A Beautiful Summary of Eucharistic theology in an antiphon by Aquinas

    01/17/2013 2:24:16 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 16, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is a great hymn, an antiphon actually, written by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Office of Corpus Christi. It is O Sacrum Convivium and it serves as a wonderful summary of Eucharistic theology that is worth our attention. With that in mind I’d like to make a brief reflection on some of its compact teachings. First the text, then some commentary:O sacrum convivium!in quo Christus sumitur:recolitur memoria passionis eius:mens impletur gratia:et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.O sacred Banquet In which Christ is received The memory of his Passion is recalled The Mind is filled with grace And Pledge of...
  • Report: Rand Paul to introduce bill nullifying Obama’s executive orders on guns

    01/17/2013 2:20:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on "Hannity" later tonight. If I didn't know better, I'd say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.The bill will go nowhere but conservatives will appreciate the gesture: “I’m told Sen. Rand Paul will introduce language within hours, within hours, to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the president’s executive actions announced today and possibly even using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things that he...
  • Police spies court case suggests sexual relations with activists were routine

    01/17/2013 2:18:58 PM PST · by posterchild · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thur Jan 17, 2013 | Paul Lewis and Rob Evens
    Hundreds of political activists were bedding down in a field near the Drax power station in North Yorkshire. It was August 2006 and eco-activists had erected tents beside the UK's single biggest carbon emitter. As night fell on the inaugural Climate Camp protest the campaigners near the coal-fired station had no idea that their camp had been infiltrated by three undercover police officers. Mark Kennedy, now the most famous of police spies, and, it now seems, a woman constable known as Lynn Watson – were that night inside tents sleeping with activists. The third, an officer using the alias Mark...
  • Democrat introduces bill to restrict access by minors to violent video games

    01/17/2013 2:16:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    During his media event yesterday to roll out his "comprehensive" plan to address gun violence, Barack Obama didn't mention the entertainment industry at all, despite hints from Joe Biden that films, television, and video games would all be on the table for discussion. Instead, another Democrat has picked up that issue in the House. Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) has introduced legislation that would require all retailers to prevent the sale of violent video games to minors: Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a bill this week that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors.The Supreme Court struck down...
  • GOP pollster: Stop talking about rape

    01/17/2013 2:12:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/17/2013 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN |
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — It’s way past time: House Republicans need to stop talking about rape. That’s the message GOP lawmakers got here Wednesday evening from Kellyanne Conway, a top GOP pollster. Conway dispensed the stern advice as part of a polling presentation she made alongside fellow GOP pollsters David Winston — an adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) — and Dave Sackett. The comment was described by several sources in the room. Conway said rape is a “four-letter word,” and Republicans simply need to stop talking about it in their races for office. Several GOP candidates got themselves in...
  • 'Religious Freedom Day' prompts renewed opposition to mandate

    01/17/2013 2:09:12 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | January 17, 2013 | Adelaide Darling and Michelle Bauman
    Pres. Barack Obama with HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius announce the contraceptive mandate at the White House, Jan. 12, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2013 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama’s designation of a national Religious Freedom Day is leading to calls for his administration to show greater respect for the conscience rights of Americans. “If it is not to be an empty promise,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, “religious freedom must also include acting on one’s deepest religious beliefs when one is feeding...
  • San Diego top cop boasts 'we broke the NRA' as some chiefs aim for gun control

    01/17/2013 1:59:49 PM PST · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | January 16, 2013 | Kimberly Dvorak
    Newtown massacre pushes some police chiefs beyond enforcing the law, to advocating new ones Lawmakers and mayors aren’t the only ones ratcheting up the debate on gun control. Some big city police chiefs are also stepping into the political arena, lobbying for tighter controls that they and their officers would then enforce. Take for instance San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, who in an interview last week called for tougher gun laws and clearly chafed at the influence the National Rifle Association has held for years over the national debate. Lansdowne suggested the Newtown, Conn., massacre may have undercut the...
  • Manti Te'o Fake Girlfriend.

    01/17/2013 1:52:21 PM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Too funny! Go to link
  • What Te'o, Armstrong, and Steubenville Say About the Media Coverage of Paterno/Penn State

    01/17/2013 1:52:06 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    The Framing of Joe Paterno ^ | 1-17-13 | John Ziegler
    I do know however that I am even more sure than ever that the media, as proven by Te’o, Armstrong, and Steubenville, is simply not to be trusted on any story where they become enamored with the narrative and is particularly vulnerable to being completely fooled on a "perfect storm" story like the Sandusky scandal. In other words, I was always confident that we were correct, but the events of the past couple of weeks have made me morally certain of it. Unlike with Sally Jenkins and Buzz Bissinger, that doesn’t happen unless I am right.
  • Andrew Cuomo’s Brave New 'Roe' (Catholic governor pushes on-demand abortion leg)

    01/17/2013 1:44:17 PM PST · by NYer · 56 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 16, 2013 | PETER JESSERER SMITH
    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is flexing his political muscle to give abortion advocates their biggest state victory in 40 years since Roe v. Wade: a sweeping expansion of abortion law that, if enforced, would put Catholic hospitals and many state-funded ministries out of business. Cuomo’s approval ratings have topped 70% for six straight months, and, with just two years in office, he has already pushed through controversial same-sex “marriage” legislation and the most restrictive gun-control law in the nation. Cuomo, who is Catholic, now is setting his sights on succeeding where governors for the past six...
  • Ex-Police Commissioner’s son surrenders in house-stealing scheme

    01/17/2013 1:39:23 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/17/2013 | Sam Wood
    The son of former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson surrendered to authorities today a week after being charged in a house-stealing scheme. Steven Johnson, 49, a former SEPTA police lieutenant, was arrested at the District Attorney's office this morning and charged with criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, forgery, tampering with records and related counts. A three-year investigation uncovered 22 cases of forged deeds recorded with the city that were used to transfer uninhabited properties. The properties often were sold to innocent purchasers without the knowledge of the lawful owners, said a spokeswoman for the District...
  • Panetta: People Don’t ‘Need’ Assault Rifles

    01/17/2013 1:34:01 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-17-2013 | Rick Moran
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed assault weapons. From Reuters: 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 that there were areas where steps could be taken, “I mean who the hell needs armor-piercing bullets except you guys...
  • Obama Recess Appointment Ruling Coming Soon

    01/17/2013 1:30:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    Labor insiders expect a federal appeals court to rule in the near future on a landmark case challenging President Barack Obama’s controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in December in Noel Canning v. NLRB. At issue is the legitimacy of three NLRB board members appointed by Obama while the Senate remained in pro-forma session in an attempt to block the president from making a recess appointments. Insiders expect the court to expedite the proceedings. “Given the importance of this case, the decision should come out in the next...
  • It Will Take The Fed Seven Years To Deliver 300 Tons Of German Gold

    01/17/2013 1:30:40 PM PST · by Renfield · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 1-16-2013 | Tyler Durden
    ....The biggest news of the day comes from the official Buba announcement that, in its official capacity as a prudent central bank, it - as first of many - is looking to repatriate some 300 tons of gold from the New York Fed. That, however, is not today's news - that was Monday's news. What is news is that courtesy of the supplied calendar of events in the Buba statement, it will take the Fed some seven years to procure Germany's 300 tons of gold. This is the same Fed that, in its own words, holds some "216 million troy...
  • Republicans Considering "Temporary" Debt-Ceiling Increase

    01/17/2013 1:25:30 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/17/2013 | Tyler Durden
    In what is sure to be a complete non-starter with the Obama administration, WSJ reports that Paul Ryan said that "Republicans are discussing whether to support a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority, possibly linking the debt ceiling to future talks aimed at reaching a major deficit deal...."Mr. Ryan wouldn't say what he meant by a temporary debt-ceiling increase, declining to give a specific increase figure or timeframe for an extension."
  • Biden on guns: 'We're going to go around the country.'

    01/17/2013 1:25:18 PM PST · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    politico ^ | 1/17/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    but Biden’s remarks at the Capitol Hilton mark the first declaration that the White House plans to barnstorm to build support for its gun proposals. “We’re going to take this fight to the halls of Congress, Biden said. “We’re going to take it beyond that. We’re going to take it to the American people. We’re going to go around the country making our case and we’re going to let the voices, the voices of the American people be
  • Michelle Obama's inaugural gown (who would you pick as the designer?)

    01/17/2013 1:18:31 PM PST · by illiac · 85 replies
    Glamour Magazine via MSN ^ | 1/17/13 | Tracey Lomrantz Lester
    Four years ago--January 20, 2009 to be exact--the First Lady stepped onto the world's stage in a white one-shouldered gown by Jason Wu and catapulted the young designer to insta-fame. What followed was a trajectory any designer would envy, including a Target collection, a slew of celeb fans, a new bridge line, and the impressive company of other designers who have dressed first ladies, including Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta.
  • Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress

    01/17/2013 1:18:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2013 | Philip Rucker and Ed O’Keefe
    The gun-control agenda that President Obama unveiled with urgency on Wednesday now faces an uncertain fate in a bitterly divided Congress, where Republican opposition hardened and centrist Democrats remained noncommittal after a month of feverish public debate. By pursuing an expansive overhaul of the nation’s gun laws, Obama is wagering that public opinion has evolved enough after a string of mass shootings to force passage of politically contentious measures that Congress has long stymied. Yet there was no indication on Wednesday that the mood on Capitol Hill has changed much. Within hours of Obama’s formal policy rollout at the White...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-17-13 (Kucinich betrays DUmmies, joins Fox News!)

    01/17/2013 1:16:33 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 30 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 17, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    As you can see above, at one time, the DUmmies had no greater hero than Dennis Kucinich. There was nobody they liked better. The former Boy Mayor of Cleveland, the former Wunderkind of the Cuyahoga, the truest, bluest progressive in Congress, the prog-preferred presidential aspirant in '04 and '08, and a moonbat as wacky as the DUmmies themselves--there was no one who could surpass Dennis Kucinich in the eyes of the DUmmies. But all that has changed now. Due to Ohio losing a seat in Congress, Rep. Kucinich was forced into a primary against fellow congressperson Marcy Kaptur--and he...
  • Julian Assange 101

    01/17/2013 1:09:49 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 17, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been called many things but he may soon become a business ethics course. Kathleen V. Willis of Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus, is exploring the possibility of doing so. “Assange launched WikiLeaks in 2006 to challenge world hegemony,” Willis said at the 2013 annual meeting in Boston of the Modern Language Association. In order to do so, he “leaked military and diplomatic correspondence,” Willis noted. Willis admits that Assange’s own background makes him problematic but focuses her inquiry upon his enterprise. “Where is Assange’s ethical slippage?” Willis asked. “According to his own business ethics?” “Who is...
  • Storms Reveal Iron Age Skeleton

    01/17/2013 1:06:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 16 January 2013 Time: 09:59 AM ET | LiveScience Staff
    A series of storms that hit Scotland's Shetland Islands over the holidays revealed what archaeologists believe could be 2,000-year-old human remains. Local archaeologist Chris Dyer said the ancient skeleton looked as if it were contemporary with the remains of Iron Age structures revealed nearby. Researchers then identified evidence of one or possibly two more burials at the site, but another storm caused a further chunk of the cliff to crumble, covering up the discovery. "The original burial now lies under several tons of fallen bank, and the Iron Age structures have also disappeared from view," Dyer said in a statement...
  • Viewed as out of touch, GOP gathers forces to plot rebirth (And guess which way they want to go)

    01/17/2013 1:05:09 PM PST · by cizinec · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Kevin Madden, a GOP strategist who worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign last year, said the retreat gives lawmakers a chance to start laying the groundwork necessary to re-establish the GOP brand. “Right now, we are caught in a vicious cycle of just reacting to events that happen in two-week increments. Instead, we have to look at our challenge of rebuilding in a much more comprehensive fashion,” Mr. Madden said. “What is the positive impression that we want voters to have two years from now, and then four years from now, when we have another presidential election?” SNIP Ford O’Connell,...
  • Obama gun order triples Cabinet agencies required to track guns

    01/17/2013 1:02:36 PM PST · by TLI · 45 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama is tripling the number of Cabinet agencies with gun control law enforcement responsibilities in his new bid to track guns, adding six agencies to the three typically included--Justice, Homeland Security and Defense. Section 1.e of his executive order released Wednesday adds State, Treasury, Interior, Agriculture, Energy, and Veterans Affairs. It reads: "For purposes of this memorandum, 'Federal law enforcement agencies' means the Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, the Interior, Agriculture, Energy, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security, and such other agencies and offices that regularly recover firearms in the course of their criminal investigations as the President...
  • Loyal Dog Continues to Attend Mass Where Owners funeral was Held

    01/17/2013 12:59:39 PM PST · by mgist · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/16/13 | Dylan Stableford
    A loyal dog whose owner died late last year has apparently been showing up for Mass every day for the last two months at the church where the funeral was held. Tommy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, used to accompany his owner, Maria Margherita Lochi, to services at Santa Maria Assunta church in San Donaci, Italy, according to the Daily Mail, and was allowed to sit at her feet. After Lochi died, the dog "joined mourners at her funeral service" according to locals and "followed after Maria's coffin" as it was carried into the church. Tommy, a stray who was adopted...
  • Hamster- VTEC -missed shift-Video 30 sec.{Warning: Potty Mouth}

    01/17/2013 12:58:54 PM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    Mr. Wiskers spins out, loses control and crashes...oh the humanity.... http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=166306
  • Study: Feces Transplant More Effective For Diarrhea Than Antibiotics

    01/17/2013 12:52:05 PM PST · by knife6375 · 47 replies
    CBS CONNECTICUT ^ | January 17, 2013 12:24 PM | CBS CONNECTICUT
    A procedure that inserts fecal matter from a healthy person into the intestines of someone with diarrhea has been found to be a better treatment than antibiotics.
  • Some Hostages Killed, but Raid Rescues Many, Algeria Says

    01/17/2013 12:50:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 17, 2013 | By ADAM NOSSITER, ALAN COWELL and SCOTT SAYARE
    BAMAKO, Mali — Kidnappers and at least some of their hostages were killed on Thursday as Algerian forces raided a gas facility where a heavily armed group of Islamist extremists was holding dozens of captives, including Americans and other foreigners, the Algerian government announced. In a statement on national radio, the communications minister, Mohand Saďd Oublaďd, said that many of the hostages had been freed, but he warned that the military assault was not yet complete and that some captives remained trapped inside the remote facility in the Algerian desert. “The operation resulted in the neutralization of a large number...
  • Scarborough Warns: GOP ‘Better Tread Lightly,’ Obama Gun Proposals Enjoy ‘Overwhelming Support’

    01/17/2013 12:49:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    mediate.com ^ | 1/17/13 | Andrew Kirell
    After reviewing President Obama‘s 23 “executive actions” signed into law yesterday, Joe Scarborough said Thursday morning that his Republican Party had better proceed with caution, seeing as how he believes the policy proposals have the “overwhelming” support of the American people. The president’s plan included universal background checks on gun purchases, which Scarborough said has the support of at least “85% of Americans.” The president’s call for a
  • Tips for Braving Icy Swim on Russian Holiday [Epiphany]

    01/17/2013 12:44:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 1/17/13 | Vitali Ankov
    MOSCOW, January 17 (RIA Novosti) – Long shirts, no vodka and dry armpits – these are just a few of the recommendations Russian doctors, swimmers and priests are giving to those who plan on dipping into ice-cold water to mark the Russian Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany on January 19. The nerve-testing tradition symbolizes Jesus Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River and traditionally lures the hardiest churchgoers, and not only, to rivers and lakes across Russia. Through holes cut in the ice, celebrators plunge into the water – typically three times, in honor of the Holy Trinity – around midnight,...
  • U.S. Embassy in Algeria Posts ... 'Rubik’s Cubes Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.'

    01/17/2013 12:44:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/17/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    With Americans being held hostage in Algeria, the U.S. embassy in that country is posting Facebook photos of ... "Rubik’s Cubes Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr." Here's a screen grab:
  • Why you can't compete with Chinese labor

    01/17/2013 12:27:54 PM PST · by brityank · 13 replies
    Why you can't compete with Chinese labor Check out this video: Chinese Labor
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    01/17/2013 12:26:12 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
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  • Analysis: Obama's gun-control plan faces steep challenge in Congress

    01/17/2013 12:23:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | John Whitesides and Thomas Ferraro
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  • U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer initiation ill-advisedly abolished

    01/17/2013 12:20:18 PM PST · by Kenika · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - Lower 9th Ward Conservative by Bill Randall Read more: http://communiti
    What has the U.S. Navy done? Will it prove harmful, or will it even matter in the grand scheme of things? My prediction is that this will exponentially increase the number of glorified managers in the Navy’s senior enlisted ranks. In the aftermath of the “Tailhook” incident at the Las Vegas Hilton Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/lower-9th-ward-conservative/2013/jan/15/us-navy-chief-petty-officer-initiation-ill-advised/#comment-771142230#ixzz2IGXItfa1 Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter