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  • Mission told not to feed the homeless in Seattle city parks

    01/19/2013 1:48:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | 1.19.2013 | Brandi Kruse
    The Bread of Life Mission, which has served the homeless community in Pioneer Square for more than 70 years, said the city has directed them to stop feeding the hungry in downtown parks. On the third Saturday of every month for the past three years, volunteers for the mission have handed out meals at places such as City Hall Park. The offering was in addition to the three meals a day they serve inside their building at 97 South Main Street. "It was a service we were offering free of charge to be a blessing to the homeless," said Executive...
  • Tone Deaf Pro-Gun Rally Coming to Columbus Just in Time for MLK Day! (Hurl you will)

    01/19/2013 1:40:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Plunderbund ^ | January 18, 2013
    I’m a pretty big fan of irony and juxtaposition. It doesn’t get any better than a pro-gun rally at the Ohio Statehouse during the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Weekend. Guns Across America is doing just that in several state capitols tomorrow. According to the Facebook event page for Ohio, the group’s intent is to have a peaceful demonstration to stop any and all future gun control legislation. Because nothing says peaceful demonstration like walking around downtown Columbus with an assault weapon strapped to your back. The organizers of the group are being very careful about public perception. There are...
  • 'Taxation Without Representation' plates on Obama motorcade

    01/19/2013 1:35:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/13 | Kevin Bogardus
    President Obama’s motorcade sported “Taxation Without Representation” license plates for the first time on Saturday. As part of the National Day of Service kicking of a weekend of inaugural events, the president has traveled to the Burrville Elementary School in Northeast Washington to participate in a City Year service project. Three vans in Obama’s motorcade were outfitted with the unique D.C. license plates as the president traveled to the school, according to a White House pool reporter. The reporter said other vehicles in the motorcade had Maryland, Virginia or U.S. government plates. The White House decision earlier this week to...
  • Warren joins Menino push for tougher gun control laws

    01/19/2013 1:33:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Friday to press for stricter gun control and throw her support behind three Senate bills that are expected to be filed next week in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. “We owe it to our children to start,” Warren said at a news conference at the Parkman House, the city-owned Beacon Hill residence where Menino is convalescing after a lengthy illness. On Dec. 14, a gunman with an assault rifle and two pistols killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Warren said she will...
  • Muslim patrol Hooded vigilantes walking streets of London telling women to cover up (Video)

    01/19/2013 1:29:32 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/2013 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal

    01/19/2013 1:27:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2013
    Bass Reeves, one of the first African Americans to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River, could have been an inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s fictional character Django. Reeves, who was born a slave, arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot throughout his 32-year career as a federal lawman. The fearless solider was born into slavery in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas, and eventually broke from his owner, George Reeves, to live among the Creek and Seminole Indians.
  • Vatican welcomes Obama gun control proposal

    01/19/2013 1:12:18 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 144 replies
    AP/cnsnews ^ | January 19, 2013 | Staff
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican praised President Barack Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence, saying they are a "step in a right direction."</p> <p>The Vatican's chief spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday that 47 religious leaders have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress "to limit firearms that are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths."</p>
  • Say you're in (Email from Obama re: Organizing for Action)

    01/19/2013 12:57:24 PM PST · by matt04 · 27 replies
    Email
    Today, a new grassroots organization is being launched: Organizing for Action. Following in the footsteps of the campaign you built, Organizing for Action will be an unparalleled force in American politics. It will work to turn our shared values into legislative action -- and it'll empower the next generation of leaders in our movement. Michelle recorded a video to tell you more about the new organization -- take a look and let OFA know you're in: http://my.barackobama.com/Organizing-for-Action We may have started this as a long shot presidential primary campaign in 2007, but it's always been about more than just winning...
  • Mexico Seeks to Limit Amount Local Governments May Borrow

    01/19/2013 12:56:56 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    Fox Business ^ | January 18, 2013
    Mexico's federal government may limit the amount of debt and the size of deficits that states and municipalities accumulate, as local debt levels have doubled in recent years and a handful of governments have defaulted on debt payments. The proposal is tricky to maneuver because Mexican states are independent federal entities, complete with their own constitutions, and as such they may tap as much nonguaranteed debt as they like. The states do require congressional approval to issue long-term debt backed by their shares of federal tax revenue. Local Mexican governments have limited independent revenue sources, relying instead on transfers from...
  • Obama campaign arm begins gun control push

    01/19/2013 12:52:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 17, 2013
    President Barack Obama's political operation began asking its wide network of backers Thursday to voice their support for the president's gun violence proposals, the first step in Obama for America's post-campaign iteration. An email from Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina asks supporters to "stand with President Obama in tackling this critical issue," directing readers to a webpage with a button to express support for Obama's plan, which includes executive actions and legislative proposals to curb gun violence. The appeal comes as Obama for America, the operation formed in 2007 to elect Obama to the White House, transitions from a...
  • Germany creates pile of golden opportunities (repatriated gold)

    01/19/2013 12:48:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 16 January 2013 | Michael Steen in Frankfurt and Jack Farchy in London
    Germany to shift 54,000 gold bars home ___ High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. Germany’s central bank is planning to shift 54,000 gold bars worth €27bn from Paris and New York to its base in Frankfurt, one of the biggest publicly announced shipments of the precious metal on record. Not to make it too easy for anyone planning a series of heists, the Bundesbank declined to say exactly...
  • US representative calls for outlawing 3-D printed gun magazines.

    01/19/2013 12:44:11 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 63 replies
    NBC News Technology ^ | 1/19/13 | Devin Coldewey , NBC News
    U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-Huntington, N.Y.) plans to propose a ban on creating gun magazines with 3-D printers. The bill is still in the drafting stage, but Israel intends to make sure existing legislation includes consideration for this new kind of homemade firearm. Last month, Rep. Israel proposed to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act, which was adopted in 1988 and will expire in December of this year. Israel suggested that the act, which requires all guns to be detectable by such devices as X-ray machines and metal detectors, is more relevant than ever.
  • FREEPER INPUT REQUESTED

    01/19/2013 12:29:33 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 12 replies
    Dear Freepers This is a draft of something I am planning for a wider distribution. Please take a look at it. In the past you have given me great feedback on typos and grammar corrections which I am thankful for, but I can also take feedback on concepts or things that need clarification. The group this is intended for I assume knows how to google so I am not going to document anything as everything in here should be common knowledge or easily web searched. Thank you in advance. All the best... CGTGOC Why Obama is Different On the eve...
  • Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash

    01/19/2013 12:25:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 19, 2013 | ROD McGUIRK
    SCOTTBASE, Antarctica (AP) — Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to Scotland to recreate the long-lost recipe. But not even New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who personally returned the stash, got a taste of the contents of the bottles of Mackinlay's whisky, which were rediscovered 102 years after the explorer was forced to leave them behind. "I think we're all tempted to crack it open and have a...
  • Broken Arrow lawmaker's bill would defy federal gun laws

    01/19/2013 12:17:34 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 25 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/18/2013 5:36 AM | By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
    A freshman state senator from Broken Arrow has filed legislation challenging the federal government's authority to regulate weapons in any way. Sen. Nathan Dahm's Senate Bill 548 says that "the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms free from infringement; that federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans, or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right, are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma,...
  • 'Flu sorbet' offers $12-a-pint treatment

    01/19/2013 12:11:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    <p>A small-batch ice-cream company claims to have scooped up a cure for the worst epidemic in years — a bold new flavor called “Influenza Sorbet.”</p> <p>The virus-soothing treat — made by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams — blends Maker’s Mark bourbon, lemon and cayenne pepper to mimic an old family flu remedy.</p>
  • Inaugural Sponsors Spent $160 Million Lobbying Government [Liar Obama claims the amount is zero]

    01/19/2013 12:07:09 PM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    It's a fool's game to take anything Obama says at face value. There is always a catch. For his second inaugural, he publicly congratulates himself for banning lobbyists from sponsoring the events. Of course, no such prohibition exists on the companies who hire the lobbyists. The companies who are trying to influence the government are welcome to participate, even if their hired guns are not. The corporations who are the biggest donors to the inauguration have spent $160 million lobbying government since Obama first took office. From a report by The Center for Public Integrity: "Chief among corporate inaugural donors:...
  • Is CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman an Obama Stalker? He Wrote President Letters Every Day

    01/19/2013 12:05:53 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Most people would cut a 13-year-old girl some slack if she became obsessed enough with Justin Bieber to write the teen singer emails and letters all the time, but what if an ostensibly professional journalist were to do the same to a politician? This odd scenario actually is not a hypothetical, however. A CNN correspondent named Tom Foreman has admitted publicly to writing a letter every single day to President Obama for the past four years. Foreman's admission came on the CNN website where he does not really explain why on earth he ever did such a strange, stalkerish thing....
  • Newsweek: Obama is 'The Second Coming'

    01/19/2013 12:03:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2013 | Paul Bedart
    How did the rest of the media miss this? According to the new issue of Newsweek online, President Obama, who this weekend begins his second term--the third president in a row to do so--is "The Second Coming." With flattering photographs, the magazine edited by Obama fan Tina Brown holds out hope that in his second Inaugural Address, Obama can inspire and show that he can also lead. The conservative media watch dog, Media Research Center, first noticed the God-like cover. "Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today,...
  • Algeria Hostage Crisis Comes to a Bloody End

    01/19/2013 11:59:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    A four day hostage crisis ended Saturday in a final assault by Algerian special forces on a group of Islamic terrorists who were holed up, along with dozens of hostages, in a gas facility in the country. The forces stormed the complex resulting in the deaths of at least 19 hostages and 29 Islamist terrorists. The Niger terrorist believed to lead the al-Qaeda splinter group, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, is reported...among those killed.