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  • Why the West Can't Do Business With Iran (Important read)

    01/18/2013 3:53:50 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Standpoint Mag. ^ | January/February 2013 | AMIR TAHERI
    -excerpt- As far as the Islamic Republic is concerned, anti-Americanism may be even more important than professing Islam. This is why Tehran has forged close ties with the handful of regimes across the globe that, each for a reason of its own, shares that visceral hatred of the US. -exceprt- In the dispute over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran supported Christian Armenia against Shia Muslim Azerbaijan. The reason was Armenia's close ties with Russia, while Azerbaijan had become an ally of the US and established full diplomatic ties with Israel. What mattered for the Khomeinist regime was not Islam but...
  • The Concept of Standing Used by Attorneys and Judges is a Canard

    A History of “Standing” Multiple nationwide lawsuits against Obama citing his ineligibility were dismissed because of lack of standing. None were dismissed by judges who heard, understood or read the charges and evidence against Obama. With the thump of their gavels, they refused to uphold their oaths of office and dismissed citizen’s lawsuits questioning Obama’s right to be president under our U.S. Constitution because of their lack of standing. It appears from the judges and attorneys who used standing as a reason to deny or dismiss lawsuits, that absolutely no one has legal standing or the right to question Obama’s...
  • Mom flunked 3 drug tests, records show

    01/18/2013 3:41:35 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 1/17/13 | Paul Shockley
    In alleged violations of the terms of her probation, Heather Jensen failed three court-ordered drug tests in the months before the Nov. 27 incident on Grand Mesa that led to the deaths of her young sons, according to records obtained by The Daily Sentinel. Steps to revoke Jensen’s deferred judgment—potentially jailing her for an unknown period of time—started in December and resulted in a court filing earlier this month. “Ms. Jensen has produced urinalysis tests which tested positive for THC on the following dates: March 21, 2012, October 8, 2012, and October 26, 2012,” reads a summons and complaint filed...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #28 January 18, 2013

    01/18/2013 3:39:04 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 10 replies
    Free Republic | 01-18-2013 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew Irish Stout Yum! Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I will be brewing an Oatmeal Stout next week after I get back from a trip to Mississippi. I have some dark roasted oak cubes that have been soaking in some Maker’s Mark Whiskey for the last two weeks that I will add to the secondary. Hope this turns out good! I hope all of you and your Brews and Wines are doing well. Stop by and share what you are brewing or let...
  • Bullied teen and cheerleader to return to the school where classmates formed KKK 'Kill Katie Klub'

    01/18/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by rawhide · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-18-12
    Bullied former cheerleader Katie Uffens will next week return to the school where classmates tormented the 16-year-old and formed a 'Kill Kate Klub', named KKK. The teenager dropped out of Westview High School in San Diego, California, last September, after the bullies threatened to kill her, harassed her family and taunted her online. One of her classmates who was arrested for allegedly creating the KKK group, Nick Aguiree, was never charged. Miss Uffens then accused the school's principal for covering it up and created an anti-bullying website 'You Matter', to help teens who have faced similar ordeals, while she was...
  • Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam

    01/18/2013 3:37:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    New America Media, ^ | : Jan 18, 2013 | Wendy Diaz
    Image: Nahela Morales touring Mexico City with a group of Muslim women from the congregation of Al Hikmah Center mosque in Mexico City. SOMERSET, N.J. -- Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Center of North America’s (ICNA) WhyIslam Project. Within its confines, in a second floor office decorated with rose-colored walls, sits the administrative assistant and only female employee of the department, Nahela Morales. 
 In a long black garment and gray headscarf, Morales sits in front of a computer entering notes...
  • President Obama's gun control proposal (poll to freep!)

    01/18/2013 3:37:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Do you agree with Obama’s gun control proposal, which includes closing the background check loophole at gun shows, banning military-style assault weapons and limiting ammunition magazine to 10 rounds? It doesn’t go far enough 20% I agree with his approach I hope it passes 52% We need to do something but this goes too far 8% We don’t need any more gun laws 20% Votes Cast: 605
  • Whoops: PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Turns Out to Be True

    01/18/2013 3:36:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    TWS ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mark Hemingway
    Last month, PolitiFact selected its "Lie of the Year." Given PolitiFact's dubious record of singling out Republicans for lying far more often then Democrats, you probably could have guessed the winner of this particular sweepstakes was a Mitt Romney campaign ad: It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's...
  • NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Moon with Laser

    01/18/2013 3:28:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    space.com ^ | 17 January 2013 Time: 06:12 PM ET | Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com Staff Writer
    Call it the ultimate in high art: Using a well-timed laser, NASA scientists have beamed a picture of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, to a powerful spacecraft orbiting the moon, marking a first in laser communication. The laser signal, fired from an installation in Maryland, beamed the Mona Lisa to the moon to be received 240,000 miles (384,400 km) away by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the moon since 2009. The Mona Lisa transmission, NASA scientists said, is a major advance in laser communication for interplanetary
  • Mom Swings Samurai Sword at Daughter During Fight (Must see perp booking photo)

    01/18/2013 3:24:54 PM PST · by TSgt · 66 replies
    WKRC ^ | 1/18/2013 | WKRC
    DAYTON -- A mother was arrested after an argument with her daughter led to threatening her with a samurai sword. Dayton police said they were originally called about a mother and daughter argument about midnight Thursday. Marie Tingle, 39, told police during that visit that her daughter was talking back to her, running around with boys and being disrespectful and she asked the officers to take the 16-year-old girl to the Juvenile Detention Center. Officers said they couldn't arrest someone for being disrespectful but they did offer Tingle some ideas on discipline and suggested counseling. About 30 minutes later, the...
  • Fresno: Sheriff Margaret Mims addresses gun control

    01/18/2013 3:23:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    abclocal.go.com KFSN-TV ABC 30 ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By Stephanie Stone
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno County's top law enforcer says she's standing with sheriff's across the country- many of whom are coming forward, saying they won't enforce federal gun laws. This comes on the heels of President Obama's new gun violence prevention proposal. 23 executive orders are aimed at gun control. Sheriff Margaret Mims says there's been a steady increase in concealed carry licenses, ever since the President's re-election in November. In order to handle the demand, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office will now feature online applications on it's website. However, local gun dealers can't keep up with the demand....
  • [WATCH] Actor Danny Glover tells students 2nd Amendment was created to protect slavery

    01/18/2013 3:23:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Timothy Dionisopoulos
    The Constitution's Second Amendment was created to bolster slavery and capture land from Native Americans, award winning actor Danny Glover told a group of students at a Texas A&M sponsored event on Thursday. “I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” he said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans.” “A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the second amendment is,” he continued. Glover, best...
  • Pregnant woman, hogtied by traffic cops, for talking on her cell phone wins $250,000 payout

    01/18/2013 3:14:58 PM PST · by rawhide · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-18-13 | By Joshua Gardner
    The pregnant Los Angeles woman who was brutally hogtied by California Highway Patrolmen in August 2011 after being pulled over for chatting on her cell phone while driving has finally received retribution in the form of a $250,000 settlement. According to the LA Times, Tamara Gaglione, 30, was hauled away and charged with misdemeanor evading and resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. Those charges were dropped, however, once Gaglione's terrible treatment was revealed in footage from the cruiser's video camera. It is unclear in the grainy video exactly how aggressive, if at all, Gaglione was toward the cops....
  • William Ayers a keynote speaker next month at the Association of Teacher Educators conference

    01/18/2013 3:13:57 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    The Association of Teacher Educators has recruited Chicago professor – and former domestic terrorist – William Ayers to speak at their the 2013 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia which will be held next month. William Ayers, a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground domestic terror group, was a key figure during the 2008 presidential campaign due to his Chicago ties to then-Senator Obama. ... no specific mention of Ayers’ controversial background, describing him as the “formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.” The online biography also lists several of Ayers’ books,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Stickney Crater

    01/18/2013 3:13:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    NASA ^ | January 18, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos, is named for Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, mathematician and wife of astronomer Asaph Hall. Asaph Hall discovered both the Red Planet's moons in 1877. Over 9 kilometers across, Stickney is nearly half the diameter of Phobos itself, so large that the impact that blasted out the crater likely came close to shattering the tiny moon. This stunning, enhanced-color image of Stickney and surroundings was recorded by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it passed within some six thousand kilometers of Phobos in March of 2008. Even...
  • Compendium of State Pro-Gun Activity

    01/18/2013 3:07:55 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 23 replies
    2013-01-18
    This is intended as an ongoing collection of links to State or Local acts of resistance to Federal Gun Bans. It is intended to include statements from Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Attorneys General, Governors, etc. as well as proposed legislation.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2979603/postsSheriff's Corner: Gun Control (Kimball County, Nebraska)Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun GrabbersChris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid) (NOTE: Anti-gun garbage from Chris Christie.)Oklahoma anti-gun control law to jail federal gun controllers for 5 yearsVA liberal Dem delegate Joe Morrisey waves an AK 47 on the VA House floor (Antigun democRat jackass in...
  • Former Gov. Mark Sanford Plots Comeback

    01/18/2013 3:04:20 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 18 replies
    <p>Charleston, S.C. -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, whose political career was derailed four years ago because of his affair with an Argentine woman, is attempting an improbable comeback.</p> <p>Once mentioned as a potential 2012 GOP presidential contender, the 52-year-old Republican said Wednesday he will run for his old congressional seat in his home district along the South Carolina coast. Sanford, a penny-pinching conservative long before the Tea Party movement, said he is done apologizing for the affair and wants to restore "fiscal sanity" to Washington. He believes voters are ready to give him another shot in office.</p>
  • Signs of Hyperinflation

    01/18/2013 3:02:09 PM PST · by wredlich · 10 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 1/18/2013 | Warren Redlich
    Excerpt - Original at: Hyperinflation Signs: There are a few more signs of currency hyperinflation coming to the US and the world. First, from a global perspective, the Wall Street Journal says even the Swiss are printing money now: The nation’s central bank is printing and selling as many Swiss francs as needed to keep its currency from climbing against the euro, wagering an amount approaching Switzerland’s total national output When even the staid Swiss are printing money, this is a dark sign of not just US hyperinflation, but something we’ve never seen before – a global hyperinflation, with hyperinflation...
  • Obama Phone Lady Wakes Up!

    01/18/2013 2:58:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | Alex Jones
    I had to see it to believe it! Not an Alex Jones fan by any means but there she is...slamming Obama.Obama Phone Lady Wakes Up
  • Colon Powell and Gov. Chris Christie file suit in Federal Court.

    01/18/2013 2:51:34 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 7 replies
    Retired Texas Vet
    Colon Powell has filed suit in Federal Court (in Washington, DC) claiming he is not being protected under the Endangered Species Act as required by law. Black RINOs are an endangered species and the Federal Government is not doing enough to protect him. He claims that he has been openly shunned and "disliked" on Facebook by the evil Tea Party. Conlon has sued to have the court order the Tea Party to "like" him on Facebook and invite him to parties. Gov. Chris Christie has joined the suit stating that as a Blue Whale RINO, that he is not being...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 18,2013

    01/18/2013 2:50:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 18,2013 | 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
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 2:48:37 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • Democrat: Please Don't Release That Document Showing We Actually Do Want to Confiscate Guns

    01/18/2013 2:42:20 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 23 replies
    Late last night, New York Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, one of the few Republicans with a strong enough spine to stand up to the new gun legislation, released the following statement on his Facebook page. "Here it is. This is the video where I was asked to keep the Democrat proposals for the NY SAFE Act away from the public. This list was given to me by a colleague and it is not confidential. This bill was an attack on the 2nd amendment and the Democrats clearly wanted to dismantle the work of the Founding Fathers. None of these amendments were...
  • Investment Banking on the Brink (Bankers now being laid off by the thousands)

    01/18/2013 2:40:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 01/18/2013 | Martin Hesse, Thomas Schulz, Christoph Scheuermann and Anne Seith
    For decades, investment bankers have held the key to untold riches -- but now they're being laid off by the tens of thousands. As the crisis forces the industry to search for a new identity, is it ready to mend its ways? The suicide victims chose a location with symbolic significance. Last fall, only a few weeks apart, a businesswoman and a banker went to the Coq d'Argent, an upscale restaurant and hot spot in the world of London high finance, located on the top floor of a shopping complex, to end their lives. The woman put down her purse...
  • New Coptic Catholic leader receives Pope's approval

    01/18/2013 2:40:02 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 18, 2013
    Vatican City, Jan 18, 2013 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI approved Bishop Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak as the new Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts in Egypt, granting him "ecclesiastical communion.'' The former Bishop of Minya was elected during a Synod of Bishops of the Coptic Catholic Church in Cairo, which lasted from Jan. 12 to16. As part of the election, his rank was raised to archbishop. The 57-year-old will replace Cardinal Antonio Naguib, aged 77, who resigned on Jan. 18 after suffering from partial paralysis and undergoing brain surgery. The Vatican hopes his appointment will see...
  • Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun Grabbers

    01/18/2013 2:37:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    The "Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act" is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature. Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check. The language of the legislation is clear: "Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of the United States...and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma." The legislation mentions the "intent" of America's "Founders" and the Constitution's "ratifiers," and sets forth...
  • It's A Wonderful (Italian-American) Life

    01/18/2013 2:37:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | MARK ROTELLA
    We think of It's a Wonderful Life as a great American movie, a great Jimmy Stewart movie, a great Frank Capra movie — and, of course, as a great Christmas movie. We don't think of it as a great Italian-American movie. But we should, especially at Christmastime, when Italian-Americans — of Capra's generation and beyond — can be heard in every shop and restaurant singing many of the songs that define the season. Capra was born in Sicily, and at age 6 moved to Los Angeles. It's a Wonderful Life is spiced with subtle but significant references to his fellow...
  • Obama policies are pro-Islam

    01/18/2013 2:34:06 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    TribStar.com, Terre Haute ^ | December 12, 2012 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    President Obama has an anti-colonial, pro-Islam policy. He maintains deafening silence about Islamic imperialism (manifested as jihad and sharia doctrines of Islam, which have always caused and continue to cause havoc across the world), but apologizes at every opportunity for Western colonialism. Whereas the Nazis killed six million Jews, Islamic Jihad has killed 120 million Africans, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus and 10 million Buddhists, according to the Center for the Study of Political Islam. Whereas Colonialism brought science and technology to many parts of the world, Islamic Imperialism brought no benefits to those it oppressed. President Obama maintains...
  • Self-proclaiming "shoe-bomber" causes panic in Kanawha City

    01/18/2013 2:25:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WOWK ^ | 1.18.2013 | Alexi Alizadeh
    A man claiming to have bombs in his shoes has caused panic in Kanawha City Friday afternoon. Dispatchers say they got a call just before 12:30 p.m. that a white male in a jacket and jeans had been making threats at the Kanawha Village Apartments. Several emergency response units, including the bomb squad are assessing the situation. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
  • Fiscal Farce, Failure, Fantasy, & Fornication

    01/18/2013 2:24:00 PM PST · by johnsmom · 1 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 1/18/2013 | Administrator
    Excerpted "After witnessing the fighting of undeclared never ending wars, passage of freedom destroying legislation like the Patriot Act & NDAA, approval of pork barrel spending to the tune of hundreds of billions, rule by Executive Order, using ZIRP to extract hundreds of billions from senior citizen savers and give it to criminal Wall Street banks, forcing the American people at gunpoint to replenish the Wall Street banks with $700 billion after they had committed the greatest financial fraud in history, and a continuing trampling of the U.S. Constitution, the American people continue to remain willfully ignorant of the truth....
  • 2 immigrants report rapes by South Texas smugglers

    01/18/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 18, 2013
    <p>MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two Central American women have reported being raped by human smugglers in two separate incidents in South Texas.</p> <p>A Border Patrol statement Friday says a Honduran woman apprehended Tuesday in the brush by agents from the Kingsville station said she was raped Jan. 6 by three men at a stash house near Hidalgo. She was taken to a Kingsville hospital for evaluation.</p>
  • State Police Identify Weapons Used In Sandy Hook Investigation; Investigation Continues

    01/18/2013 2:12:13 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 228 replies
    The Newtown Bee ^ | January 18, 2013 | Newtown Bee
    In press conferences that have been held since 12/14, the Connecticut State Police have identified all of the weapons seized from the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "To eliminate any confusion or misinformation, we will again describe and identify the weapons seized at the school crime scene," Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt J. Paul Vance said Friday, January 18, via a press release. Seized inside the school were the following: a Bushmaster .223 caliber-- model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips; a Glock 10 mm handgun; and a Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun. Seized from the suspect’s...
  • Advocates push idea of requiring gun insurance

    01/18/2013 2:12:04 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 48 replies
    As lawmakers cast around for ways to curb gun-related violence, some are hoping the insurance market might offer incentives. A bill filed Friday in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event that a firearm is used to injure. The insurance policies would give those injured by a weapon a legal recourse, backers of the bill say, but they also would create financial incentives that could reduce accidents and fatalities. Gun owners, for example, might see lower insurance rates if they agreed to take firearms training courses and properly stored their weapons. "Insurance companies were able...
  • A Dude Named Weed Is Trying to Raise the Beer Tax in New Hampshire (Demoncrat)

    01/18/2013 2:11:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 18 2013 | David A Graham
    And other lessons on how morality can affect policy, from New England to the Bible Belt Some people like to smoke marijuana. Some people like to drink beer. And some people like to do both. The amount that they do each depends on incentives -- for example, easy accessibility or higher prices of one of them -- but it's fair to say that for many people weed and beer are what economists would call substitute goods: if your consumption of one goes up, the other will go down, a phenomenon scientists have quantified in various contexts. Enter into this tension...
  • Let´s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

    01/18/2013 2:11:00 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    <p>In the last 24 hours,the media have scrutinized Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o's life more completely than they did President Barack Obama's in the last eight years. And that is shameful -- on both counts.</p>
  • Apply online for 7th Ward seat on Chicago City Council (Sandi Jackson's old $115,000 spot)

    01/18/2013 2:10:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/18/13 | Hal Dardick
    **SNIP** Although applications cannot be submitted until Monday morning, the city put the site up Friday so people can prepare to file, said Tom Alexander, a spokesman for the mayor. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Jan. 25. In addition to the power and influence, the job comes with a $115,000 annual salary, a $73,280 expense account to set up a ward office and control over $176,484 in staff salaries. Jackson told supporters this week she would like her chief of staff, Keiana Barrett, or local Pastor Scott Onque, to be appointed to replace her. But sources said the...
  • Mark Steyn: ‘Screw Algeria’s sovereignty,’ rescue the hostages

    01/18/2013 2:08:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    National Review columnist Mark Steyn wants the United States to be more aggressive in its efforts to rescue to Islamist-held hostages in Algeria. As of Friday, at least one American had died in a hostage standoff near the Algerian border with Libyan border amid growing speculation that the United States may attempt a rescue operation. And according to National Review columnist Mark Steyn, it’s time the United States got more aggressive in its efforts.On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Thursday night, Steyn, the author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” scoffed at the idea of Algerian forces conducting the...
  • Why Young Men are Giving Up on Marriage

    01/18/2013 2:05:46 PM PST · by NYer · 216 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | January 17, 2013 | Hilary White
    Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center.Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time.Pew’s findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of the culture,...
  • Manatee Sheriff: Sarasota Man Stole Steaks, Wine to 'Impress a Lady'

    01/18/2013 2:05:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | January 15, 2013
    A man hoping to make a good impression with his date was charged with petit theft for allegedly stealing beer, wine and steaks from Walmart, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. About 5 p.m. Monday, James Flenniken, 48, was observed by a loss prevention officer taking the items worth $79.30 at Walmart, 8498 Lockwood Ridge Road. Without being questioned, Flenniken said he took the items in order to "impress a lady," according to the sheriff's office. Flenniken, charged with petit theft-shoplifting, is being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.
  • NJ Town proposes flag ban

    01/18/2013 2:02:02 PM PST · by Gefn · 28 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | myfoxny.com
    NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown. The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for "General Sign Regulations". Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be "Flags, banners and pennants." This has opponents upset. Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20621844/nj-town-proposes-flag-ban#ixzz2IMnDG2Gt
  • Poll: Voters pessimistic as Obama prepares for second inauguration (From 'hope' to 'cope')

    01/18/2013 1:56:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/18/13 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama is entering his second term with many of the nation’s voters still pessimistic or unsure about their economic prospects, a new poll for The Hill has found. The president was reelected for another four years by a relatively comfortable margin, but 39 percent of likely voters say his first four years were worse than expected, compared to just 18 percent who say he exceeded expectations. Forty-one percent of those polled said his first term went as expected. The president assumed office in the midst of one of the worst financial meltdowns in U.S. history, and those polled are...
  • W.H. continues using kids in guns push

    01/18/2013 1:45:19 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    politico ^ | 1/18/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Now, the White House has posted videos of the children reading their letters.
  • Hillary Clinton urges Algerian leader to use 'utmost care' in hostage situation

    01/18/2013 1:42:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    politico ^ | 1/18/13 | DONOVAN SLACK and HADAS GOLD
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that she underscored to Algerian Prime Minister Abdul-Malik Salal that "the utmost care must be taken to preserve innocent life" in the unfolding hostage crisis. “The U.S. extends our condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones in this brutal assault," she said. "We remain deeply concerned about those who remain in danger. "I spoke with the Algerian prime minister again this morning to get an update on this very difficult situation, and to underscore, again, that the utmost care must be taken to preserve innocent life."
  • Chris Christie is playing with fire

    01/18/2013 1:39:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | January 18, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Chris Christie is immensely popular and is a huge favorite for reelection in New Jersey this year, with voters from across the political spectrum giving him the thumbs up. When it comes to the national conservative base, though, the governor is at risk of earning a different one-finger salute. Christie is already on probation with some conservatives for his praise of President Obama’s work on Hurricane Sandy in the closing days of the 2012 election — something a few critics have even suggested put the president over the top. Now the potential 2016 presidential contender has lashed out at the...
  • Men's Imagination Became Evil Continually...Genesis 6 pt 4

    And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.(Genesis 6:5-6) We have been looking at the universal conditions that led directly to the flood , in the “days of Noah”, because Jesus told us that this same state of affairs will be duplicated in some way at the time of the Parousia, and the final judgment of this world. “As in the...
  • Missouri House Proposes Jail Time for Feds Violating the 2nd Amendment (Don't tread on Missouri)

    01/18/2013 1:37:30 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    Missouri conservatives proposed a bill that will punish feds violating the Second Amendment with jail time. The Tenth Amendment Center reported: Introduced by Missouri State Representative Casey Guernsey, with 61 co-sponsors, is the Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. House Bill 170 (HB170) would nullify any and all federal acts, orders, laws, statutes, rules, or regulations of the federal government on personal firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition. The bill states, in part: “Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government upon a...
  • Background check obama (Gun Appriciation Day 1-19)

    01/18/2013 1:27:40 PM PST · by chrisnj · 7 replies
    chrisnj | 1/18/2013 | Chrisnj
    For gun appreciation day (1/19), the following sign will hit 2 birds with 1 stone - BACKGROUND CHECK OBAMA! How dare he demand background-check on us when his background was NEVER checked! They don't want to background-check obama, then they cannot background check We the people! In 1 sign we We challenge obama's legitimacy and his illegal moves to take away our right to bear arms!
  • Philadelphia Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks (Video)

    01/18/2013 1:22:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/18/13
    It has happened again. An apparently random, unprovoked subway attack, ending with a woman thrown to the tracks. You see it right there. Thankfully, she survived. And abc's john muller has the details.
  • Biden’s claim of brush with gun massacre questioned

    01/18/2013 1:22:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Dave Boyer
    “I happened to be literally — probably, it turned out, to be a quarter of a mile [away] at an outing when I heard gunshots in the woods,” Mr. Biden recounted. “We didn’t know … we thought they were hunters.” But a search of maps of the area in Lancaster County, Pa., shows the nearest golf course to the site of the shooting, Moccasin Run Golf Club, is about five miles away. Rodney King, the golf pro at Moccasin Run, said Friday he was working at the course on the day of the shooting and never saw Mr. Biden, who...
  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...