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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
    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
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...