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  • New Clues Into Leprosy Boost Hopes for Smarter Drugs: Study

    01/18/2013 11:34:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Asia One ^ | Friday, Jan 18, 2013
    Leprosy spreads to muscles and other tissues through a stealth operation in which it reprogrammes key cells in the nervous system, a new study stays. Tests on mice show that the parasitic germ which causes the disfiguring disease is extraordinarily skilful in hijacking so-called Schwann cells, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. These are fatty cells which wrap around nerves, acting as insulation to protect the electric signals that pass through the nerve strands.
  • Oil boom causing housing problems in Snyder (West Texas)[Cline Shale]

    01/18/2013 11:18:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KTXS-TV ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jenna Rogers
    SNYDER, Texas - Snyder is a small city of just 11,000 people, but the recent oil boom has put it on the map. "You've gone from being the unknown sleepy little town in West Texas to we've got the bullseye on our back," said Bill Lavers, Executive Director of the Development Corporation of Snyder. Snyder hasn't seen growth like this in decades. With the discovery of the Cline Shale oil area, people and businesses are flocking to the area. "It appears that it's going to be one of the larger growth areas and booms that we've had in Snyder for...
  • Chris Christie Positions Himself to Challenge Hillary in the 2016 Democrat Primary

    01/18/2013 11:01:19 PM PST · by barmag25 · 42 replies
    /www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 10/18/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have, of course, the gun control battle raging on. The status of the Republican Party, where are they today, where do they stand, what are their prospects? We have the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he condemned the NRA ad. Did you see that? Let me find the sound bite. I told the broadcast engineer we're gonna start with Lance Armstrong, and I just decided we're not. Now, I gotta find Chris Christie. There it is. Number one.
  • California man empties grandkids' piggy banks to pay his $14,000 property tax bill in CHANGE

    01/18/2013 10:52:09 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Most people think spare change just weighs them down. But one California man put his to good use - saving up enough coins and dollar bills to pay his hefty $14,000 property tax bill. Larry Gasper shocked tellers at a Redding bank branch when he showed up with a wheelbarrow full of change this week.
  • Dandy Mini Marts' Field of Gas Dreams: Shale gas booming, retailer to enter CNG business...

    01/18/2013 10:38:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CSP Magazine ^ | January 17, 2013 | Samantha Oller
    TOWANDA, Pa. -- In the backyard of the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation, another petroleum retailer is entering the natural gas business. This Friday, Dandy Mini Marts is debuting its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling location in a grand opening at its Towanda, Pa., c-store, with local dignitaries and industry representatives in attendance. The site--said to be the first public CNG fueling site in Northern Pennsylvania--has been open for the past month (see slideshow below), with a second site under construction in Sayre, Pa., due to open around the beginning of March, and third location slated for Elmira, N.Y....
  • Election Is Banned in Islam: Saudi Scholar

    01/18/2013 10:34:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013
    A well-known Saudi Islamic scholar has issued a new fatwa (edict) saying holding elections for a president or another form of leadership is prohibited in Islam. Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Nassir Al Barrak, reputed for his radical views, described western-style elections as an alien phenomenon to Islamic countries. “Electing a president or another form of leadership or council members is prohibited in Islam as it has been introduced by the enemies of Moslems,” he wrote on his Twitter page, according to Saudi newspapers. “Selecting an Imam (leader) must be up to the decision-making people not the public…election is a corrupt...
  • California Tries to Counteract Residents Fleeing Increased Taxes

    01/18/2013 9:39:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2013 | Tony Lee
    After California residents voted to increase taxes via Proposition 30, state revenues have decreased, and residents and businesses are leaving to avoid burdensome taxes and regulations. However, as Forbes notes, “leaving” California “is not always easy”; the state considers anyone in the state for anything other than a temporary or transitory purpose as a resident. The burden is on the taxpayer to show they are not a Californian. The state presumes anyone who has been in California for at least nine months is a resident. It “usually takes 18 months” for someone to no longer be presumed a resident, which...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-19-13

    01/18/2013 9:22:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-19-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 19, 2013 Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 4:12-16 The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.No creature is concealed from him,but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of himto whom we must render an account. Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,let us hold fast to our confession.For we do not have a high priestwho is unable to...
  • Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock [Buys 60,000 Shares Valued @ $7.48/Share!]

    01/18/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 18, 2013 | Javier E. David
    Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock By Javier E. David Former U.S. vice president Al Gore recently netted a huge payday by selling his cable station. Now, it appears he's making another big profit buying Apple's (AAPL) stock on the cheap. Al Gore According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, Gore -- a director on Apple's board -- exercised an option to purchase nearly 60,000 shares of the tech giant at the bargain basement price of $7.48, costing him a total of about $445,000. But with Apple's current market price at about $500 a share,...
  • As It Gets Worse, It Cannot Get Desperate

    01/18/2013 8:58:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Jared C. Wilson
    For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. – Mark 6:18-20 We have been tracking the shift for some time. To simply say what the Bible says — as one who believes what it says, of course, not as some...
  • William Bratton: The Real Cures for Gun Violence ('certainty of punishment')

    01/18/2013 8:47:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | By DAVID FEITH
    The last time America had a gun-control debate was the early 1990s, and it was followed by the great two-decade-long decline in American crime. The irony is that gun control had very little to do with that decline. William Bratton did. Serving as New York City's top cop for 27 months from 1994 to 1996, he helped turn around a violent, crime-ridden city with policies that later were adopted nationwide and across the globe. The 65-year-old now runs a consulting business and a tech firm that focus on law enforcement, and in a recent chat he puts the gun debate...
  • Labor unions give to Obama’s inauguration

    01/18/2013 8:39:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Several unions have contributed to President Obama’s inauguration. At least nine unions are listed as donors to the inauguration, according to the latest update on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website. The committee has been releasing donors’ names to the inauguration every Friday for the past several weeks. The unions that have donated to Obama’s second inauguration include the American Federation of Government Employees; the American Postal Workers Union; the International Association of Fire Fighters; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the Laborers International Union of North America; and the United Food & Commercial Workers. Labor was a key ally of...
  • Eva Longoria's Next Role: Hispanic Activist in Washington

    01/18/2013 8:32:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | January 18, 2013 | MONICA LANGLEY
    Eva Longoria's Next Role: Hispanic Activist in Washington By MONICA LANGLEY Eva Longoria emerged in 2012 as President Obama's secret weapon in securing the Hispanic vote. Now the Hollywood star is starting in earnest her transition from celebrity to political activist. WSJ's Monica Langley sat down with Ms. Longoria for an interview. When Barack Obama takes the presidential oath of office on Monday, he will be joined on the platform by Supreme Court justices, former presidents—and one of the "Desperate Housewives." Actress Eva Longoria, the 37-year-old star of the hit television show and twice Maxim magazine's Hottest Woman of the...
  • Crisis in Mali: 'Mali-trained militants in Nigeria'

    01/18/2013 8:26:04 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Actualités Afrique ^ | January 18, 2013
    Nigeria has revealed the presence in the country of terrorists trained in Mali, the northern part of which is in the hands of armed Islamist groups who seized it last year. The influx of the terrorists may have heightened the activities of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram, which has been more active lately. The sect has killed over 3,000 people in gun and bomb attacks in northern Nigeria since 2009. Nigeria has started the deployment of over a battalion of troops to Mali to participate in the African-led International Support Mission for Mali (AFISMA), which is battling alongside Malian...
  • Is The Second Amendment a collective right or a personal right?

    01/18/2013 8:25:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 76 replies
    Vanity | 1/18/2013 | Vendome
    Just a thought game for us.
  • Hitler Reacts to Manti Te'o Hoax

    01/18/2013 8:14:46 PM PST · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/2013 | aunoonan
    The fuehrer received some very troubling news about his favorite team, the Fighting Irish.
  • Welcome to Marriage: Unique for a Reason! (Catholic and Open)

    01/18/2013 8:12:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    MarriageUnique for aReason.org ^ | Nov. 14, 2011 | Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
      Welcome to Marriage: Unique for a Reason! Read a welcome message from the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco and chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.——————————————————————————————-What is marriage? Are a man and a woman really essential to marriage? What about the child … and the role of mothers and fathers? Is it discriminatory to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman? What impact does the redefinition of marriage have on religious liberty?These are just a few of the many questions about marriage today. They all...
  • Gotta love it,the wrap up show of Fringe did not wrap it up.Writers got lost.

    01/18/2013 7:54:18 PM PST · by fatima · 29 replies
    Waste of time .
  • Reward in slaying of 4 bald eagles up to $14,000

    01/18/2013 7:46:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | AP
    The reward for information to help convict the person who killed four eagles near Granite Falls is now nearly $14,000. The Stillaguamish Tribe, Humane Society of the United States and Conservation Northwest are offering money to help state Fish and Wildlife investigators. The dead birds were found Jan. 9 floating in a lake and were apparently shot.
  • TSA 'Viper' team makes appearance in Emeryville (CA)

    01/18/2013 7:46:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 54 replies
    kgotv ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013
    EMERYVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- People are used to seeing TSA inspectors at airports but on Wednesday, a specialized team made their presence known at the Amtrak station in Emeryville. Train stations are difficult to secure because they're so wide open but on Wednesday, the TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are keeping an eye on the rails. Amtrak passenger Vera Molina said she noticed all the black-clad TSA inspectors right away and it's a presence she appreciates. Asked if she would like to see them more often she said, "I would, can't...
  • Sandy Hook and the Rush to Ban Guns

    01/18/2013 7:44:16 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 38 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 17, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When over two dozen children and adults were murdered in a school in Connecticut in December, 2012, millions were horrified, millions mourned, millions prayed. The horror of the mass murder at Sandy Hook rightly focused attention on some of this society’s risks… but it was also quick to be used as propaganda by the Left, and in particular, by a president who has been itching for the right opportunity for four years. There have been mass murders before, even, sadly, during his presidency’s first term – an islamofascist terrorist at Fort Hood, a madman in a cinema at Aurora, Colorado...
  • A Lesson On Firearms - Jessie Duff World Champion Shooter On The Range

    01/18/2013 7:42:02 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    Hannity had Jessie Duff, a world champion shooter on his show tonight to demonstrate several different semi-automatic rifles and pistols showing the caliber and how they fire as well:
  • You Can't Ban Evil

    01/18/2013 7:40:14 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    youtube.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kira Davis
    Video Link
  • Exclusive: Woman tried new hoax in December call to Te'o

    01/18/2013 7:28:09 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 18, 2013 | Ferd Lewis
    Manti Te'o has told family and friends that the woman who was the voice of his fictitious girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” called him in December and said she had to fake her own death months earlier to elude drug dealers, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned. The woman, who has yet to be identified, tried to re-engage a relationship with Te‘o months after she supposedly had died of leukemia in early September, the Notre Dame All-American linebacker has told the people close to him. The account was shared with the Star-Advertiser by a source close to the Te‘o family. According to the...
  • UN fails in attempt to restart Iran nuke probe

    01/18/2013 7:28:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 2:57 PM EST | George Jahn
    U.N experts returned from Tehran on Friday without sealing a long-sought deal that would restart a probe of suspicions that Iran worked on atomic arms, adding to doubts that upcoming separate talks between six world powers and the Islamic Republic will succeed in reducing fears about Iran's nuclear ambitions. Herman Nackaerts, who headed the team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts, said the two sides would meet again in the Iranian capital Feb. 12. But even if those talks make progress, they will come too late for an Iran-six nation meeting tentatively scheduled for the end of this month. …...
  • Massachusetts to limit access to guns, ammunition

    01/18/2013 7:24:00 PM PST · by pabianice · 83 replies
    Office of Govbernor Patrick ^ | 1/19/13 | Patrick
    GOVERNOR PATRICK FILES GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION BOSTON – Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – Seeking to put an end to the gun violence that impacts too many families and neighborhoods across the Commonwealth, Governor Deval Patrick today will file commonsense gun safety legislation to enhance background checks, close licensing loopholes, reduce access to high-powered rounds of ammunition and prevent illegal firearm possession. Additionally, in the FY14 budget he files next week, the Governor will include a $5 million increase for Department of Mental Health (DMH) programs that promote public safety and increase public awareness that mental health treatment is available and...
  • Guns Across America - California (Saturday Jan. 19th)

    01/18/2013 7:20:15 PM PST · by GVnana · 7 replies
    Where: California State Capitol Building, Sacramento.When: Saturday, January 19, 2013. High Noon.
  • Inauguration.

    01/18/2013 7:17:28 PM PST · by donaldo · 18 replies
    Will Obama give Chief Justice Roberts a kiss on Monday after being sworn in? It was Roberts who saved Obamacare, and for the silliest of reasons - Roberts didn't want to appear vindictive. Remember that Obama and Biden both voted against Roberts's confirmation in the Senate. Roberts is a coward, plain and simple.
  • ‘Beautiful, immaculate, clean’ abortion clinics? Hardly.

    01/18/2013 7:07:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.18.2013 | John Jansen
    January 18, 2013 (ProlifeAction) - Are abortion clinics in Virginia “beautiful, immaculate, clean facilities” that pass inspections “with flying colors”? According to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director Tarina Keene and her Huffington Post water carrier, the answer is yes. But are they right? In March 2011, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law regulations that required the State’s Board of Health to write new rules for regulating abortion facilities, which had been largely unregulated for more than 20 years. Late last month, McDonnell signed into law permanent regulations that will now hold the state’s abortion facilities to the same health...
  • Experts on deception say everyone lies

    01/18/2013 7:05:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 3:49 PM EST | Helen O’Neill
    Lance Armstrong may have been branded liar and cheat of the month, but experts say he's not as different from the rest of us as we’d like to believe. Lying, they say, is part of the human condition, something most people do every day. And that’s reflected in the cavalcade of celebrities cowed into confession after their deceptions were exposed—from Richard Nixon’s denial of the Watergate break-in to Bill Clinton’s denial of an affair with an intern, from drug-abusing baseball players to fraudulent Wall Street executives. … “Lying is extraordinarily common and we couldn’t get along without it,” says David...
  • See what all those crazed shooters the last years had in common

    01/18/2013 7:01:23 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 73 replies
    The answer is hitting you right in the face, as to what we need to get rid of! Why is it that none of the disturbed and evil men, who steal guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in school, has ever been identified as a conservative NRA member? Ft. Hood~~~ Registered Democrat ~ Muslim Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat Colorado Theater ~~~ Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street...
  • American Airlines Gets a New Logo

    01/18/2013 7:00:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Genevieve Shaw Brown and Jim Avila
    American Airlines today unveiled a new design scheme for its fleet. The new logo and livery are the first fleet-wide update in 40 years. The nation’s third-largest airline is in merger talks with US Airways. Should the airlines merge, the new airline will be called American Airlines, so there won’t be a need to repaint to match US Airways. If the airlines do merge, the new airline will be the world’s largest.
  • 77 percent of Americans view porn once a month

    01/18/2013 6:56:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 60 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.18.2013 | Cardinal Newman Society
    LATROBE, PA, January 18, 2013, (Cardinal Newman Society) -- Seventy percent of 18-24 year-old males visit porn sites monthly. That’s not just a frightening number. That’s an epidemic of pornography that is likely going on at college campuses all throughout the country — even Catholic colleges. Jason King, chair of the theology department at Saint Vincent’s College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, wrote about the accessibility and damage of pornography in his latest piece at Catholic Moral Theology. King summed up the situation well when he wrote that people used to have to exert an effort to view pornography. Now you have...
  • Freep a Poll! (CNN. Do you support Pres__ent Obama's gun-control initiatives?)

    01/18/2013 6:52:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1-18-13 | CNN
    Do you support President Obama's gun-control initiatives? Some None All
  • “Django Unchained” action figures discontinued

    01/18/2013 6:52:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 4:03 PM EST | Christy Lemire
    The Weinstein Co. has asked a toy maker to discontinue a line of “Django Unchained” action figures after receiving complaints that they were offensive. The studio said Friday that such collectibles have been created for all of director Quentin Tarantino’s films, including “Inglourious Basterds,” and that they were meant for people 17 and older, the audience for the film. …
  • George Tiller’s abortion clinic to reopen this year

    01/18/2013 6:52:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lan ^ | 1/18.2013 | Cassy Fiano
    Late-term abortionist George Tiller’s clinic was closed after he was murdered in 2009. The building has been purchased by the Trust Women Foundation and is slated to open this year. The new owners of the former Wichita clinic of slain abortion provider George Tiller say they expect to open the facility during the first quarter of this year with one full-time and two part-time doctors. Trust Women director Julie Burkhart told The Associated Press Tuesday the clinic will offer comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological health care services as well as abortions. The clinic has contracted with the doctors and has hired...
  • MPs call for doctors to record the sex of aborted foetuses (girls killed in Britain)

    01/18/2013 6:47:02 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | Peter Dominiczak
    There have been calls for an inquiry after minister disclosed that birth rates for girls and boys vary noticeably according to where their mothers were born. It was the first official statistical evidence potentially backing up concerns that sex-selection abortions are being carried out in Britain. Fiona Bruce, the Conservative MP for Congleton, has tabled an early day motion which calls on the Department of Health to ensure the data of aborted foetuses is reported “so that statistical evidence of crime cannot be hidden”. The early day motion was also signed by Jim Dobbin, the Labour MP for Heywood...
  • Voter ID is back after all (NM Rep lawmaker says constituents changed her mind)

    01/18/2013 6:46:37 PM PST · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Elpaso Times ^ | 1/16/2013 | Milan Simonich
    SANTA FE -- State Rep. Cathrynn Brown, reversing herself based on her constituents' wishes, said Wednesday she will introduce a bill requiring identification to vote. Brown, R-Carlsbad, had said only two weeks ago that she would not offer a voter ID bill this session because it had no chance to pass. "I changed my mind after hearing from my constituents," she said in an interview. "The prevailing view is that election integrity is too important not to do anything."
  • Hovering DeLorean spotted near Golden Gate Bridge

    01/18/2013 6:45:56 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco’s present-day citizens got a recent visit from the “future” — a DeLorean hovercraft wowed onlookers by spinning out near the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday.
  • DWI Suspect 'Moonwalks' Field Sobriety Test

    01/18/2013 6:41:23 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies
    KRIS TV ^ | Updated: Jan 18, 2013 6:03 PM | Staff
    Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:52 AM Updated: Jan 18, 2013 6:03 PM Police: DWI Suspect Moonwalks - KZTV CORPUS CHRISTI - A suspected drunk driver showed off her dancing skills to police early Friday morning when she was asked to do a field sobriety test. Police say 23-year-old Coral Li Rape stopped her black Cadillac, at a green light, in the intersection of Holly Road and Flynn Parkway. She eventually turned onto Flynn Parkway, driving south in the northbound lane. When officers pulled her over she appeared intoxicated and was not cooperating with police. When Rape was asked to perform...
  • In rural America, some sheriffs vow to defy Obama on gun control

    01/18/2013 6:39:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 17, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
    A vocal contingent of rural lawmen and red-state lawmakers say they won't go along with any new federal crackdowns on the ability of law-abiding Americans' to own guns, and that they'll even side with residents against federal authority in any gun seizure cases resulting from looming gun-control measures. Remarking on "worrisome times," Sheriff Stacy Nicholson of Georgia's Gilmer County writes on Facebook that "I, along with a large number (which is growing daily) of Sheriffs across the state of Georgia as well as the entire United States, have no intention of following any orders of the federal government to perform...
  • Bieber’s mom produces anti-abortion short film

    01/18/2013 6:38:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 9:17 PM EST | Christy Lemire
    Justin Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette, is an executive producer on an upcoming anti-abortion short film. The makers of “Crescendo” hope to raise $10 million for pregnancy centers at screenings worldwide starting Feb. 28. Mallette herself will appear at some of these, said production company Movie to Movement on Friday. …
  • Reid insists immigration reform must include path to citizenship

    01/18/2013 6:38:24 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 18, 2013 | Tovin Lapan
    Searchlight —Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he is hoping to build an immigration reform bill with bipartisan support but that some related issues are not up for debate in his view.Meeting Thursday morning at his Searchlight home, Reid outlined his top priorities for the U.S. Senate in 2013, including immigration reform, to reporters who cover the Southern Nevada Hispanic community. “There will be nothing done in my Senate (on immigration reform) without a pathway to citizenship,” he said.
  • The Darkest Design of Barack Obama

    01/18/2013 6:36:05 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/18/2013 | Erik Rush
    For some time, there have been unsubstantiated reports of the Obama administration engaging in clandestine negotiations with China toward satisfying America’s debt to that nation via exchanges of land and resources. Such an arrangement would be illegal and treasonous of course, but given its deportment to date, that would not likely deter this administration. Also, in the face of having trillions of dollars in debt called by China, and the economic catastrophe that would ensue, it is entirely possible that Obama might request and be granted some manner of dispensation from Congress to legitimize this pact...
  • French homosexuals demonstrate against same-sex ‘marriage’

    01/18/2013 6:31:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1-18-13 | Wendy Wright
    Perhaps as many as a million people marched in Paris last Sunday and at French embassies around the world against proposed legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in France. One of the surprises in the French campaign for traditional marriage is that homosexuals have joined pro-family leaders and activists in the effort. “The rights of children trump the right to children,” was the catchphrase of protesters like Jean-Marc, a French mayor -- who is also homosexual. Even though France is known for its laissez faire attitude toward sex, pro-family leaders were quick to organize huge numbers. When President Hollande announced...
  • Ted Nugent on Obama “When a man, can dictate to another man

    01/18/2013 6:30:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-18-2013 | Mike Piccione
    Ted Nugent, the 64 year old rock star and NRA board member, unloaded his opinion on current gun control measures, our elected leaders and gun free zones to the team at Guns.com while at the SHOT show. The SHOT show, being held this year in Las Vegas, is the nation’s largest shooting industry trade show with 60,000 attendees. Nugent is a gun rights quote machine. “If you want another Concord Bridge, I’ve got some buddies” “Anyone who questions the most basic fundamental right of self-defense is a dangerous, freedom threatening, scary person that we must beat down” On gun free...
  • 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...