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  • Gun tax: N.J. bill would add extra 5 percent sales tax on guns, ammunition

    01/18/2013 6:28:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    A New Jersey assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would add an extra 5 percent sales tax on guns and ammunition. The money would fund safety improvements to public buildings. Since the incident in Newtown, you start to listen to people. I’m listening to students, I’m listening to educators, I’m listening to everybody,” said Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Bergen). “I think the first thing has to be to take care of our infrastructure. then comes up the second question, well how are we going to pay for this?” Under the bill (A3727), gun purchasers would pay the extra sales tax on...
  • Three Troubled Allies, One Superpower

    01/18/2013 6:26:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 January 2013 | IAN BREMMER
    There are three big unfolding stories for international politics and the global economy: The next stage of China's rise, the continuing turmoil in the Middle East and the redesign of Europe. The three countries with the most to lose from these trends are, respectively, Japan, Israel and Britain. They also happen to be America's most reliable allies in the world's three most important regions. As 2013 unfolds, the special relationships that these countries enjoy with Washington won't protect them from the worst effects of these sweeping changes. That is also bad news for U.S. foreign policy. The further expansion of...
  • Would You Eat Horsemeat? (Found in Hamburgers)

    01/18/2013 6:26:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday 16 January 201
    Versatile, healthy and in plentiful supply, there are many ways to prepare delicious dishes with horsemeatThe news that traces of horse DNA have been found in burgers on sale in UK supermarkets has predictably resulted in a minor storm – and a groanworthy selection of jokes – in the newspapers and on social media. But how rational is our horror of eating horse? And is it time to examine our prejudice against what is, after all, an extremely healthy meat? Of course, the main reason to be scandalised by yesterday's revelations is not that Tesco was selling burgers containing horse,...
  • Health insurance exchange myth, fact (Idaho RINO Governor)

    01/18/2013 6:25:43 PM PST · by narses · 19 replies
    CDA Press ^ | Friday, January 18, 2013 10:49 am | Gov. Butch Otter
    From the office of Gov. Butch Otter: Myth - Rejecting a state-run health insurance exchange will ensure Idaho will not be part of any exchange. Fact – The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires every state to have a health insurance exchange. The question is not whether Idaho will have an exchange, but rather who will build and administer the system – the federal government or the state. Ignoring the law would invite increased federal involvement in our state affairs through regulation of our insurance markets, forfeiting the creation of jobs in Idaho to other states, adding to...
  • The Guerrilla Myth

    01/18/2013 6:23:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 January 2013 | Max Boot
    For a student of military history, the most astonishing fact about the current international scene is that there isn't a single conflict in which two uniformed militaries are pitted against each other. The last one was a brief clash in 2008 between Russia and Georgia. In our day, the specter of conventional conflict, which has dominated the imagination of the West since the days of the Greek hoplites, has almost been lifted. But the world is hardly at peace. Algeria fights hostage-takers at a gas plant. France fights Islamist extremists in Mali. Israel fights Hamas. The U.S. and its allies...
  • Gun Crime Not Nearly So Serious When Committed by the Obama Administration?

    01/18/2013 6:16:21 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 18 Jan, 2013 | John Lillpop
    President Obama and Eric Holder, US Attorney General and fellow gun slinger, are salivating with delight at the opportunity to make political hay at the expense of dead children and adults from the Sandy Hook massacre. However, the anti-gun sentiment in the hearts of these die-hard liberals applies ONLY to weapons possessed and used by private American citizens and defended by the NRA. When it comes to potential weapons crimes committed by the Obama administration itself, Obama and Holder are quick to look the other way and deny, obstruct, and deny still more. As reported , the search for truth...
  • House Republicans back off from fiscal clash with Obama

    01/18/2013 6:15:59 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/18/13 | Kim Dixon, Rachelle Younglai and David Lawder
    Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, also said the Republican approach was reassuring. "If the House can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the United States to meet its existing obligations, we will be happy to consider it," he said in a statement.
  • MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control

    01/18/2013 6:09:47 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Sneaky executive order bankrolls anti-Second Amendment propaganda. The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless. A closer look at the president’s first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda. Getting this done has been on the White House “to do” list for some time. In his 2013 budget submission, Mr. Obama deleted the prohibition that has been in effect since 1995 on the use of federal funds to advocate or promote gun control.
  • Archaeologists Mistake Viking Brewhouses For Bathhouses

    01/18/2013 6:09:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    FRIDAY, JAN 18, 2013 LATEST STORIES
    Archaeologists Mistake Viking Brewhouses For Bathhouses
  • Tina Fey Hates People Reminding Her of Sarah Palin Impression (Karma & Schadenfreude)

    01/18/2013 6:08:11 PM PST · by Kolath · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2012 | Breitbart News
    Most comedians would kill to create a character which impacted not just his or her own career but the national conversation. Others, like Tina Fey, would rather not be reminded of their creation - assuming said creation is former Gov. Sarah Palin.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 19 Jan 2013

    01/18/2013 6:03:07 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 350 replies
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  • Backfire: Obama Approval Plummets During Gun Push

    01/18/2013 6:02:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Just a week before the New Year, Obama enjoyed his highest approval ratings of 2012. According to Gallup, 58% of Americans approved of the job Obama was doing. Survey results released today by Gallup, though, show Obama's approval rating has plummeted to just 49%. It is a dramatic drop, especially coming over a holiday period when people traditionally pay little attention to politics. Four years ago, at his first inauguration, a full 69% of Americans approved of Obama. The drop in Obama's approval from 4 years ago is understandable, given the sluggish economy and the hope American's had as his...
  • TN Metro Police Prepare To Carry Rifles

    01/18/2013 5:56:32 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    newschannel5 ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | news staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Police patrol officers will soon carry their own rifles in their police cars. It's a new and affordable option Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson said will be implemented almost immediately after some training. Since last month's massacre of 26 people including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School security has changed all over the country. In Nashville, the Metro Police Department is taking steps to better arm first responding officers. "We're not going to be sitting outside a school in an active killer situation. We're going to respond to that situation. We're going to make a tactical...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-18-13

    01/18/2013 5:55:48 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-18-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Former New Orleans mayor Nagin charged with bribery, fraud (get on the prison bus!)

    01/18/2013 5:53:58 PM PST · by Kolath · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 1/18/2012 | AP
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The charges against Nagin are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen and a prison sentence for a former city vendor.
  • Mr Orator and the Blowhard have a battle on their hands (Bucket needed)

    01/18/2013 5:53:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Scotland Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Alison Rowat. columist & film writer
    THEY are the unlikeliest double act since Tom and Jerry. One is quiet and thoughtful, the other makes PT Barnum look like Marcel Marceau. One has great power and responsibility, the other reaches for the foghorn in a New York minute. When placed beside this pair, even the shotgun wedding of John McCain and Sarah Palin begins to look sensible. As far as we know, Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, did not put in a personal plea for Piers Morgan, second-best-known host of CNN's Tonight, to join him in a quest to bring in serious and lasting...
  • A Voluntary Federation ( Lincoln was Wrong )

    01/18/2013 5:53:09 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 81 replies
    http://mises.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Donald W. Livingston
    This Humean notion of Americanism that acknowledges the right of a self-governing people to secede is framed in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is primarily a document justifying secession, but it has been thoroughly corrupted by Lincoln’s reading of it and the ritualistic repetition and expansion of that reading. The Lincoln tradition reads the Declaration as affirming a metaphysical doctrine of individual rights (all men are created equal) and takes this to be the fundamental symbol of the American regime, trumping all other symbols, including the symbol of moral excellence internal to those inherited moral communities protected by the...
  • CBS Sets Up NYC Mayor Bloomberg to Rip NRA, Promote Stricter Gun Control

    01/18/2013 5:46:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mattew Balan
    On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell granted staunch gun rights supporter Michael Bloomberg a platform to blast the NRA as "stupid", and brush aside gun-owning Americans as a radical minority. O'Donnell set up the New York City mayor to accuse the gun rights group of being under the thumb of gun manufacturers. The CBS anchors also took a more subdued approach to the Bloomberg segment, compared to their contentious interview of NRA President David Keene just minutes earlier. Co-anchor Charlie Rose led the segment with a softball question to the billionaire politician [audio clips from the...
  • Stealth Hoodie Hides Wearer From Drones

    01/18/2013 5:43:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Jan 18, 2013 02:38 PM ET // | by Jesse Emspak
    Surveillance cameras are ubiquitous, especially in the U.K.. and in the United States, Congress has already approved the use of drones for domestic surveillance. ... New York-based artist Adam Harvey doesn’t like it one bit. So he’s taken it upon himself to design anti-surveillance clothing to foil government snoopers. An Invisibility Cloak For Heat Harvey has been looking at the effects of such surveillance on culture for some time. Last year he designed a kind of face makeup called CVDazzle to avert face-recognition software. In the spirit of fooling cameras – and messing with surveillance – Harvey has now come...
  • Obama Jobs Council hits 1 year without official meeting

    01/18/2013 5:37:49 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1/18/13 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Barack Obama's Jobs Council hit a notable milestone on Thursday: one year without an official meeting. The 26-member panel is also set to expire at the end of the month, unless Obama extends its tenure. The group, formally known as the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, last convened on Jan. 17, 2012 for a White House session where it presented formal recommendations to Obama. It was the panel's fourth official meeting since it was created in early 2011. A spokesman for Jobs Council chairman Jeffrey Immelt, who's the CEO of General Electric, referred questions about the panel's future to...
  • How bummed is Brent Musberger that Manti Te'o's girlfriend doesn't exist?

    01/18/2013 5:36:05 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 7 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Jan 18 2013 | Mike Bianchi
    Running off at the typewriter. … Thank goodness for Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his fake girlfriend, both of whom have been the genesis of some of the best comedic lines since the invention of Twitter. Here are the top 10 one-liners that fellow tweeters and I came up with this week: •Now we know who was sitting in Clint Eastwood's empty chair: It was Manti Te'o's girlfriend. Two people most disappointed Manti Te'o's girlfriend doesn't exist: (1) Manti Te'o (2) Brent Musburger. Who has a better chance of being a starting quarterback in the NFL next year —...
  • Trump records YouTube endorsement of Netanyahu (Bibi seeking "birther" backing to annoy Obama?)

    01/18/2013 5:35:19 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    Townhall from AP ^ | January 18, 2013 | Unattributed
    Donald Trump says he recorded a YouTube endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu for re-election because the Israeli prime minister asked him to. Trump tells Shalom TV that Netanyahu called and asked if he would "do an ad or a statement" to support his campaign in next week's Israeli parliamentary election.
  • Congressman Says There's No Public Safety Case for Big Magazines

    01/18/2013 5:29:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 31 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made a strenuous argument for limiting the number of bullets a given gun ought to be able to fire before needing to be reloaded. “I find the argument that a person might need more than two or three shots to defend himself from an assailant unconvincing,” Nadler said. “I mean, if you're that bad of a shot giving you more bullets seems like it would be a greater threat to public safety than if the attacker murders you.” Nadler maintained that “a dispassionate look at the numbers is what I'm arguing for. A victim wildly spraying...
  • Wayne LaPierre on Hannity Special: Inside The Gun Debate (Show time: 9 - 10 PM ET)

    01/18/2013 5:26:20 PM PST · by 2111USMC · 29 replies
    NRA Media (Email) | 01-18-2013 | Wayne LaPierre
    It's time to STAND AND FIGHT for freedom! That's why I'm going on Sean Hannity's show tonight for one full hour. If you want to hear the facts about gun control's failures, and hear the truth about how NRA is fighting to make our families, homes, schools and communities safer, then I urge you to watch. If you can't watch tonight, record it so you can watch it this weekend. And if you want to help NRA win the battle to protect the Second Amendment, please tell family, friends and fellow gun owners to watch as well. The nightmare battle...
  • IRS loses lawsuit in fight against tax preparers

    01/18/2013 5:19:41 PM PST · by Kolath · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 1/18/2012 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday barred the IRS from imposing a series of new regulations, including a competency exam, on hundreds of thousands of tax preparers. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington ruled against the IRS in favor of three tax preparers who filed suit last year with the help of a libertarian legal group, the Arlington, Va.-based Institute for Justice. Since 2011, in response to what it says has been a growing problem of poorly done returns, the IRS has sought to impose a series of new regulations on tax preparers. That included...
  • Chris Matthews Accuses George W. Bush of 'Speaking English as a Second Language'

    01/18/2013 5:13:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 17, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been almost exactly four years since George W. Bush left the White House, yet liberal media members still can't resist taking a poke at him when the opportunity presents itself. On Thursday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews accused the former President of "speaking English as a second language" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): http://www.mrctv.org/videos/chris-matthews-accuses-george-w-bush-speaking-english-second-language> Coming back from a commercial break, Matthews introduced Bush's first inaugural address with a brief discussion of the Florida recount debacle. After a short clip of Bush's speech, Matthews swiped, "You know, he seemed to be speaking English as a second language there, didn't...
  • Grizzly Bear Cub Escapes in Florida Neighborhood (Pet Named Boo Boo)

    01/18/2013 5:10:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | Alyssa newcomb
    A pet grizzly cub is on the lam after escaping from its Naples, Fla., home. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading the search for the 125-pound cub, which disappeared from its habitat Tuesday afternoon. Dexter Osborn, the owner of the cub, has two other bears and tours the country with an educational show, “A Grizzly Experience,” visiting festivals, fairs and sport shows, according to his website.
  • Whoops: PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Turns Out to Be True

    01/18/2013 5:03:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    here's PolitiFact's original "fact check" on the matter: [Mitt Romney] Says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs. (link at article) Ok. Now here's what the Reuters reported earlier this week: Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world's biggest car market. ... "We expect production of around 100,000 Jeeps per year which is expandable to 200,000," [Chrysler CEO Sergio] Marchionne, who...
  • Poll Shows NRA More Popular Than President Obama; As Usual, Media Ignore

    01/18/2013 5:01:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Randy Hall
    Despite constant hammering by the national news media, the National Rifle Association has a favorability rating of 54 percent in the latest Gallup survey, slightly higher than President Obama's rating of 53 percent. While those figures are within the poll's margin of error, they show that the NRA's popularity is in the same range as that of the Democratic president who issued 23 executive orders to accomplish goals the gun-rights group has promised to combat in “the fight of the century.” According to an article by Frank Newport, the Gallup poll -- which was conducted Dec. 19-22 -- showed that...
  • Fox News poll: Twice as many favor more guns over banning guns to reduce crime

    01/18/2013 4:56:07 PM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/18/2013 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly twice as many voters say there would be less violent crime if more law-abiding Americans owned guns, than if guns were banned. In addition, while American voters generally favor strengthening gun laws, 71 percent do not think tougher laws can stop shootings like the one last month in Newtown, Connecticut. Some 22 percent say new laws can prevent the next Sandy Hook. These are just some of the findings from a Fox News poll released Friday.
  • The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment

    01/18/2013 4:55:38 PM PST · by NamVet71MP · 8 replies
    JPFO ^ | unknown | Richard W. Stevens
    FIRST: The Second Amendment protects an individual right that existed before the creation of any government. The Declaration of Independence made clear that all human beings are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that governments are created to protect those rights.
  • What If Conservative Kids Wrote Letters To Obama?

    01/18/2013 4:52:16 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This was inspired by #ConservativeKidLetters at Twitter, which was inspired by the obnoxious Kabuki theater that has been the letters from kids urging Obama to press for gun control.There's a reason children aren't allowed to make such decisions, but there's also a reason liberals think their opinions are valid.         
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Union Law

    01/18/2013 4:48:54 PM PST · by Kolath · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/18/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has upheld the Wisconsin union law that was the subject of massive protests in 2011, including a takeover of the State Capitol and widespread threats and acts of intimidation. The decision was unanimous in most respects. The full decision is embedded at the bottom of this post.
  • Eric Holder: We Will Go After Gun Traffickers

    01/18/2013 4:46:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | dentonexabledentonexable
    Holder goes for the guns
  • Obama Closing Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border: Texas & America Vulnerable to Attack

    01/18/2013 4:42:33 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | January 18, 2013 | David Bellow
    URGENT: Call your Congressman and Senators immediately and demand that the recent budget cuts do not affect the security of America’s borders. The Federal Government wastes billions of dollars on things they should not even be involved in, but securing our country’s borders is one of the jobs that the federal government is actually supposed to do! Obama has always pushed massive cuts in the military as part of any budget cuts he will accept as part of any fiscal deals. Obama seems to be getting what he wants and it will leave AMERICA’s borders vulnerable to attacks and other...
  • The Ticking Trillion Dollar Debt Bomb

    01/18/2013 4:42:25 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | Graham Summers
    The Ticking Trillion Dollar Debt Bomb Politics / US DebtJan 18, 2013 - 08:41 AM By: Graham Summers Since the EU Crisis went into overdrive in 2010, EU politicians have largely resorted to political posturing rather than implementing any actual financial solutions to the EU’s debt and banking crisis. To clarify that statement, we view a “real solution” as one that A) cleared bad debts from the system, B) brought debt levels down to manageable levels, and C) got the troubled country’s economy back on track. By way of example, real solutions would involve outright debt defaults, bank failures, and...
  • Say What? 64 Percent Of Republicans Admit To Being Birthers

    01/18/2013 4:42:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Arceneaux
    This just in: The majority of Republicans still don’t believe that President Barack Obama is from ’round these parts. a new nationwide survey of registered voters that examines Americans’ belief in political conspiracy theories, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind project found that 64 percent of Republicans think it’s “probably true” that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life. Yes, even though the President has a memoir he released long before he became a national political figure and released his birth certificate and had his kinfolk attest to his story — ditto for the teachers, neighbors, and...
  • Dreamliner crisis: Boeing halts 787 jet deliveries

    01/18/2013 4:33:31 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 January 2013
    US safety officials earlier joined an investigation into the Dreamliner Boeing has suspended deliveries of its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft until a battery problem is resolved. An email from the US aerospace giant said it would continue to build the plane, but not deliver any until US safety officials gave their backing. The Federal Aviation Administration has joined the Dreamliner investigation. All 50 of Boeing's 787s have been suspended from flying since an All Nippon Airways flight on Wednesday made an emergency landing due to a fault. "We will not deliver 787s until the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] approves a...
  • Diane Feinstein on Gun Control "Turn 'Em All In!"

    01/18/2013 4:29:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | David SchweikertDavid Schweikert
    DiFi finally bares her soul for all to see
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air!! [FReepathon thread VII]

    01/18/2013 4:29:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 335 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by your donations. We cannot exist without you. If you have not yet made your donation, today would be an excellent day to do so. Every donation counts no matter how big or small. If you can donate $5, $10, $20 or more, it would be greatly appreciated. Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one, independent, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense, grassroots conservative forum on the Net!! And we're going to need FR now...
  • U.S. Oil-Production Rise Is Fastest Ever

    01/18/2013 4:28:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 January 2013 | TOM FOWLER
    U.S. oil production grew more in 2012 than in any year in the history of the domestic industry, which began in 1859, and is set to surge even more in 2013. Daily crude output averaged 6.4 million barrels a day last year, up a record 779,000 barrels a day from 2011 and hitting a 15-year high, according to the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group. It is the biggest annual jump in production since Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial oil well in Titusville, Pa., two years before the Civil War began. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts 2013 will...
  • Breaking: Journal News Taking Down Gun Map

    01/18/2013 4:27:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 76 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 January 2013 | Jacob Gershman
    A New York suburban newspaper that came under criticism for publishing the names and addresses of pistol-permit holders has decided to remove the map from its web site, according to a spokesman for the publication. Just before Christmas, in the wake of the Newtown school massacre, the Journal News published a map of the names and addresses of tens of thousands of pistol-permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties outside of New York City. The newspaper immediately faced a barrage of criticism from gun-owner advocates and some local public-safety officials. Conservative bloggers retaliated against the paper, posting the names and...
  • Malik Obama Runs for Governor in Kenya, Boasts of Direct Line to White House

    01/18/2013 4:25:46 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 3 replies
    <p>President Barack Obama’s half brother has hit the campaign trail in his native Kenya in a bid to get a county gubernatorial seat in the upcoming March 4 elections.</p> <p>Malik Obama, 54, who shares a father with the US president, told AFP that the achievements of his more famous brother have “inspired and challenged” him to get into politics.</p>
  • New York newspaper removes gun permit database from website after outcry

    01/18/2013 4:25:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/18/13 | ap
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A suburban New York City newspaper has removed the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits from its website. ~~SNIP~~ The president and publisher of The Journal News Media Group announced the move Friday. Janet Hasson said the new law does not require removing the data, but "doing so complies with its spirit."
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 4:21:07 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-17-13 | John Lott
    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...
  • DeParle: More executive actions this term

    01/18/2013 4:19:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    politico ^ | 1/18/13 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Departing White House deputy chief of staff Nancy-Ann DeParle said in an interview out Thursday that President Barack Obama will be “flexing his authority” more in his second term. “I think you’ll see more of his flexing his authority to use executive action, to take executive action in areas so he can do everything he can,” she told Reuters.
  • The Mission For Today***War Birds Photos-

    01/18/2013 4:16:30 PM PST · by virgil283 · 25 replies
    P-47 pilot Ed Fisher, 1944: 7 enemy planes,3 V-1s,25 enemy trucks,5 locomotives,40 bombing missions,25 dive bombing missions,15 clean sweeps. -Helldiver, B25 plant, Hangar deck 1945, Guam 1945, Bell YFM-1 Airacuda, Piper L-4 and B-24, Dauntless, PBY....
  • Black student who helped integrate University of Alabama dies

    01/18/2013 4:14:18 PM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Yahoo, Reuters ^ | 1/18/2013 | Verna Gates
    One of the first black students to enroll at the University of Alabama 50 years ago, defying then-Governor George Wallace's pledge to block integration of the state's public schools, died on Thursday of natural causes, a funeral home said. James Hood, 70, died in his hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, according to his obituary notice published on Friday. Hood and Vivian Malone were the first African-American students to register to attend the all-white state university, and did so over the objections of a governor known for his resistance to the U.S. civil rights movement. Fifty years ago this week, on January...
  • Presidents Bush to Skip Obama Inaugural

    01/18/2013 4:13:23 PM PST · by traumer · 49 replies
    Former President George W. Bush does not plan to attend President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, joining his father, former President George H.W. Bush, among the living former presidents who are sending regrets, according to several officials with knowledge of inaugural planning. The decisions mean Obama’s second oath of office will occur with only Democratic former presidents sharing the stage. Both former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter plan on attending. The younger President Bush is citing his father’s health in declining the invitation to attend, according to the officials. The older Bush, who is 88, was just...
  • Texas Official Invites NY Gun Owners to Lone Star State

    01/18/2013 4:10:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2013 | William Bigelow
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is rolling out the welcome mat for New Yorkers who would like to keep their guns—and their money. Abbott used his campaign money to produce and place ads on media websites in New York City and Albany encouraging residents to move to Texas. Why? To avoid the severe gun restrictions put into place by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as the high income taxes of the Empire State. One ad reads: "WANTED: Law abiding New York gun owners seeking lower taxes and greater opportunities." If the viewer clicks on the ad, the link...