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  • CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism ‘playbook,’ officials say

    01/19/2013 10:11:44 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2013 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Karen DeYoung
    The Obama administration is nearing completion of a detailed counterterrorism manual that is designed to establish clear rules for targeted-killing operations but leaves open a major exemption for the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. officials said. The carve-out would allow the CIA to continue pounding al-Qaeda and Taliban targets for a year or more before the agency is forced to comply with more stringent rules spelled out in a classified document that officials have described as a counterterrorism “playbook.” The adoption of a formal guide to targeted killing marks a significant — and to some uncomfortable —...
  • The Bankruptcy of The United States

    01/19/2013 9:53:26 PM PST · by Tigen · 2 replies
    The Bankruptcy of The United States United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House: "Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11.. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise. It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking...
  • Please Take Away My Right to a Gun

    01/19/2013 9:50:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | Wendy Button
    A FEW years ago, I awoke at 2:30 a.m. to more than a “rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” It was a full-force pounding of a body trying to break into my little house in Washington, D.C. It was the sound and scenario that, as a single woman living alone, I feared more than spiders in the house. Because I was writing political speeches at the time, my BlackBerry slept on the pillow beside me. I grabbed it and looked out my bedroom window at the stoop below. There he was: tall, dark clothes, big. He backed up and then...
  • 2 Dead, 7 Wounded (Chicago) vs. 5 HURT AT GUN SHOWS IN OHIO, IND., NC

    01/19/2013 9:29:09 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies
    2 sources ^ | January 19, 2013 | Me
    2 Dead, 7 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/19/2-dead-6-wounded-in-shootings-since-friday/ And this. 5 HURT IN SHOOTINGS AT GUN SHOWS IN OHIO, IND., NC http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GUN_SHOW_SHOOTINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-19-22-34-55
  • Ben Affleck Quits Politics, Fears Poker, Stripper Orgy, and Rehab History Would Hurt Career

    01/19/2013 9:27:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    celebrity dirty laundry ^ | January 12, 2013 | Sphinx Cat
    Ben Affleck has been off the radar for a while, coming out of his married-with-kidslife only for bigger films (and maybe to cheat!). We all thought he was taking time off to prepare for his political career, but he’s reportedly nixed it amidst fear of all his scandals which would be stirred up in the campaign process! The father of three has a dark past, which he isn’t eager to put back on the radar! An insider reported his decision to National Enquirer, print edition January 21, 2013. “The real reason he’s decided not to run for US Senate” is...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Antikythera Mechanism

    01/19/2013 9:15:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    NASA ^ | January 20, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What is it? It was found at the bottom of the sea aboard an ancient Greek ship. Its seeming complexity has prompted decades of study, although some of its functions remained unknown. X-ray images of the device have confirmed the nature of the Antikythera mechanism, and discovered several surprising functions. The Antikythera mechanism has been discovered to be a mechanical computer of an accuracy thought impossible in 80 BC, when the ship that carried it sank. Such sophisticated technology was not thought to be developed by humanity for another 1,000 years. Its wheels and gears create a portable orrery...
  • First Graders Suspended for Playing Cops & Robbers

    01/19/2013 9:10:34 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    The Stir Cafemom Blog ^ | January 16, 2013 at 12:03 PM | Posted by Jeanne Sager
    You know, I'm really getting tired of kids being punished for being normal kids. But here we go again. First graders at a Maryland elementary school have been suspended for having the audacity to play a good old-fashioned game of cops and robbers.
  • Men use fire extinguisher in Gaithersburg restaurant robbery

    01/19/2013 9:09:32 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Gazette.net ^ | January 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Waibel
    Men use fire extinguisher in Gaithersburg restaurant robbery Police investigating Thursday evening incident by Elizabeth Waibel Staff Writer Montgomery County police are investigating an armed robbery at a Gaithersburg restaurant Thursday evening. Shortly after 8 p.m., police responded to a call about a robbery at El Meson restaurant at 615 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. Witnesses said two men opened the front door of the restaurant and discharged a fire extinguisher inside the restaurant, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department.
  • 5 injured after firearms go off at Ohio, N.C., Indiana gun shows

    01/19/2013 8:50:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat January 19, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Greg Botelho
    <p>An injured person is taken from the North Carolina State Fairgrounds after being wounded in a gun accident on Saturday.</p> <p>The most casualties came at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, where attendees bolted -- with at least one woman wiping out in the frenetic scene -- when gunfire rang out around 1 p.m., as seen on video captured by CNN affiliate WRAL.</p>
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-20-13, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/19/2013 8:44:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-20-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20, 2013   Second Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,until her vindication shines forth like the dawnand her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication,and all the kings your glory;you shall be called by a new namepronounced by the mouth of the LORD.You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,a royal diadem held by your God.No more shall people call you “Forsaken, “or your land “Desolate, “but you shall be called “My Delight,...
  • Arizona: Over 1,000 Support Second Amendment at Capitol

    01/19/2013 8:39:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Just a quick note. I am tired from driving to Phoenix to the protest against more gun laws at the capitol, then a quick look at the fairgrounds for the gun show, and then found my place in the desert broke into on the way back. I have some pictures of the rally at the capitol that I hope to post later. We arrived at the show about 11:45, and had a hard time finding parking. Finally found a spot and moved to the capitol. I counted out a hundred people, cut the crowd into roughly equivalent slices, and figured...
  • [Month old story] Investigation is "very complex" (No "assault" rifle was used at Newtown shooting,

    01/19/2013 8:15:04 PM PST · by Ron/GA · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | Week of December 11, 2012 | Pete Williams, NBC News - Justice Corespondant
    NBC News Special Report is now reporting that NO assault rifle was used in the Newtown school shooting. The AR15 rifle WAS left in the car and not used. For weeks now, who knew this and when? What then is the agenda for the attack on "assault rifle" or AR15 that was not used. Why the extreme effort to get effective defensive weapons out of the hands of citizens using whatever lies necessary? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8004316/ns/video/#VpFlash
  • Officer Corp Propaganda, Gun Control, Media Bias, the Fed - Warning Lights [Vanity]

    01/19/2013 8:14:50 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 42 replies
    Vanity | 1/19/2013 | Self
    If you've done some serious reading on 20th century activities of the "international banking elite", and reviewed the patterns of the last century, you would see the world's most powerful international banking new world order types way too close to the goal line for your personal comfort. The officer corps of the U.S. military is a key piece of the puzzle. At the beginning of the U.S. Civil War, the U.S. military basically divided itself into two sides and fought itself. The question then was on succession. In the future the question to the service members would be on federation:...
  • College Girls Looking for “Sugar Daddies” Abound

    01/19/2013 8:08:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    kidfocused ^ | October 16, 2011 | Julie Samrick
    Watch out parents of young women, there’s a new Satan in town looking to tempt and then profit from your daughters. The problem is, there isn’t only just one. There is a plethora of on-line dating sites, calling themselves arrangement sites, where young women looking to pay down college debt are matched to older, wealthy donors. What is not advertised, but is clearly understood by reading young women’s confessionals in a recent Huffington Post piece about “sugar daddies” and the financially beleaguered “sugar baby” girls, is that these arrangements are for paid sex, and the industry is booming. One college...
  • Re-hashing a 25 year old theory on how Salmon might find their way back to their Scottish birthplace

    01/19/2013 7:56:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    The Scotsman, Tall and Handsome Built ^ | December 2, 2008 | Ben Bailey
    Every year, 20 million of them leave Scottish rivers and travel thousands of miles to Norway and Greenland to feed. Remarkably, they then return to Scotland, often to within 100 metres of where they were hatched, in a process that can take more than two years. How salmon complete such voyages across sea and ocean without getting lost has baffled scientists for generations. But a new theory proposes that the fish use the earth's magnetic field to locate their origins in Scottish rivers. Scientists believe that, in a process called "natal honing", salmon imprint the magnetic signature of their home...
  • There was no GOP entitlement-cutting plan

    01/19/2013 7:56:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/19/2013 | Byron York
    In the fights over the fiscal cliff and now the debt ceiling, many conservatives were adamant: Republicans should reach an agreement with President Obama only in exchange for serious cuts in entitlement spending. It is the entitlements — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — that will drive future deficits, the conservatives argued, and without real cuts, the nation’s debt will spiral out of control in the not-too-distant future. Some Republican lawmakers have been stressing that point for weeks and demanding that the president agree to “real cuts” before any deal could be struck. But what has emerged from the House GOP...
  • Diane Dimond: America’s Immigration Mess — the Next Big Issue?

    01/19/2013 7:54:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Noozhawk ^ | 01.19.2013 | Diane Dimond
    In the midst of national debates on fiscal cliffs and gun control, could this also be the time to tackle our immigration woes? Let’s be honest and agree that U.S. immigration policy is a complete disaster. For too many decades, this country has ignored violations of our immigration laws, and now we have a real mess on our hands — an estimated 11 million people who have entered the country illegally and are living and working here under the radar. Whose fault is it? There is plenty of blame to go around, so I suggest we don’t even go there...
  • Law School Enrollments are Plummeting. What Happens Next?

    01/19/2013 7:53:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/19/2013 | by Megan McArdle
    "I couldn't do this if I didn't have tenure." That's what law professor Paul Campos told me, sitting at a table in Brasserie Beck after a Cato panel on law schools. By "this", he meant "crtiticize law schools for their graduation rates", something he's been doing, vociferously, since 2011. In an interview with me a few months ago, Campos laid out the dire math facing current law students: I found that half of our graduates, like more than half of graduates nationally, weren't getting real legal jobs at all, and the majority of those who did get jobs weren't making...
  • Huzzah: Appeals court upholds Gov. Walker’s collective bargaining reform law

    01/19/2013 7:51:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The drama has long since died down, but there are still ongoing challenges to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget-balancing and public-sector union-disempowering reforms, as big labor will certainly use even its dying breaths to fight for their right to party. The legal battles will certainly continue, but Gov. Walker scored a win when a federal appeals court upheld his uber-controversial restrictions on public unions on Friday: A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerÂ’s contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights in a decision hailed by Republicans but not undoing...
  • The Experiment That Never Ends: Arctic oil spill study still producing results

    01/19/2013 7:49:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Alaska Science Forum ^ | August 25, 2011 | Ned Rozell
    In late July 2011, Paul Boots, a supervisor at an oilfield on Alaska's North Slope, found a small, yellow plastic disc on a creekbed. Scientists 30 years ago tossed the disc into the sea as part of a study on arctic oil spills. Boots, who works at the large gravel pad that hosts the Badami oil field, was with his coworkers on an annual cleanup day along a nameless creek just west of the gravel pad. "I was enjoying a beautiful day and strayed a bit farther than most in my search for 'fugitive emissions' (everything we pick up has...
  • Rand Paul hits Chris Christie for criticizing NRA ad, grandstanding on Sandy relief bill

    01/19/2013 7:48:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    I'm intrigued and oddly impressed at how obviously Rand Paul's maneuvering for 2016. First the trip to Israel, then the bill to nullify any executive actions taken by Obama on guns, now this double-barreled shot at grassroots conservatives' new bete noire. One of the things about the elder Paul that some people loved and others found off-putting was that he never seemed terribly interested in ingratiating himself with mainstream conservatives. If you're a fan, maybe you took that as proof of principle, that he was above gladhanding political nonsense towards people foolish enough not to embrace libertarianism wholeheartedly. If you...
  • CBS News Political Director: 'Obama Can Only Cement His Legacy If He Destroys the GOP'

    01/19/2013 7:44:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    "The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat." So astonishingly wrote CBS News political director John Dickerson at Slate Friday evening in a piece astonishingly titled "Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party."Dickerson is no longer interested in Obama trying bipartisanship in his second term - as if that's what the President did in his first. "Obama’s only remaining...
  • Oodles of Single Men May Not Be as Awesome as You'd Think

    01/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 201 | Amanda Marcotte
    Young, single ladies: America is worried about you. You just keep going to college, moving to urban areas after graduation and finding yourselves outnumbering, sometimes dramatically, the available men of your demographic. How will you ever get married? How will you ever go from being the subject of one kind of magazine cover to being the subject of another? Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking. Or it was, until Tuesday, when an enterprising New York Times journalist named...
  • The most polluted cities of the world's largest economies

    01/19/2013 7:43:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Economist ^ | 01/19/2013
    BEIJING is frequently shrouded in dense, yellowish smog so thick that the other side of the road is obscured. But the deadly smog that enveloped the city over the past weekend was so bad that air-quality readings from a monitor on the roof of the American Embassy said simply: "Beyond Index". The embassy uses the US Environmental Protection Agency's air-quality index (AQI), which measures the concentration of PM 2.5 (total mass of particulate matter of 2.5-micron diameter or smaller per cubic metre). Such particles are small enough to be inhaled and can damage lungs. The AQI range ends at 500;...
  • Embarrassing-vintage-photos-of-celebrities

    01/19/2013 7:42:16 PM PST · by virgil283 · 17 replies
    Elvis meets.....11 photos down
  • GOP's No Budget, No Pay Bill to Go Before Congress

    01/19/2013 7:41:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 01/19/2013 | David Yonkman,
    House Republicans will vote next week to raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling for three months and stop pay for members of Congress in until the Senate passes a budget — something it has not done in nearly four years. Speaker John Boehner said that the "principle is simple: no budget, no pay," during his closing remarks at the House Republican members retreat Friday in Williamsburg, Va. Details of how the no-pay proposal would work in practice are unclear, in light of existing budget law and constitutional restrictions on changing congressional salaries in the middle of a term. “We...
  • Tony Lee: Palin Predicted Obama Using Health Care to Curb Second Amendment Rights

    01/19/2013 7:36:56 PM PST · by Bratch · 58 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 19 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Via Breitbart: On August 1, 2009–just seven months into President Barack Obama’s first term–former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin predicted Obama would attempt to leverage health care to “take away” the Second Amendment rights of Americans.In a speech to National Rifle Association members in Anchorage, Alaska, Palin said Americans should be “wary” of this “tie-in” because Obama would attempt to “take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan”:And by the way, [with] health care being so big in D.C. right now, be wary when some kind of tie-in occurs. Because it will crop up: a tie-in...
  • Obama seeks "fuller understanding" of what happened in Algeria siege

    01/19/2013 7:20:18 PM PST · by ImNotLying · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Staff journalist
    President Barack Obama offered on Saturday to provide any assistance the Algerian government needs after a deadly hostage siege at a desert gas plant and said the United States was seeking a "fuller understanding" from Algerian authorities of what took place there.
  • "Marriage and the Family: The Cultural Slide and the Christian Response" (Sermon)

    01/19/2013 7:12:59 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 20, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Marriage and the Family: The Cultural Slide and the Christian Response” (Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 128:1-6; John 2:1-11)The readings for today--the Old Testament Reading, the Psalm, and the Holy Gospel--these readings are filled with references to marriage and the family. They use the language and imagery of marriage and the family--and in the Gospel’s case, even the occasion of a wedding--to describe God’s love for humanity. The blessings of marriage and children are gifts that God gives to all people, and they are also pictures of the relationship that God has with his own people, the church. Look at how that...
  • Eight Stages of Democracy: This Should Scare You

    01/19/2013 7:11:42 PM PST · by Fawn · 19 replies
    http://didshesaythat.com/?p=515 ^ | written in 1787 | Professor Alexander Tyler
    I was searching random things the other day and I ran across this little gem. I mentioned it on my radio show, WHWDRadio this Wednesday and I’ll share it with you today. Helpless plug, I know. LOL These eight steps were written in 1787 by Professor Alexander Tyler. The United States was in the planning process of a young and fragile Democracy. So, this Professor took a look at the past and tried to map out the evolution of a Democracy. He determined a time line for these eight steps and an estimate of how long the process would take,...
  • The New Cold War in the Middle East

    01/19/2013 7:11:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | January 16, 2013 | Mohammed Ayoob
    Because of its strategic location between the two twentieth-century centers of Arab power, Egypt and Iraq, Syria has been for many decades a bellwether of Arab politics, viewed widely in the region as the heartland of Arab nationalism. The fact that the first major pan-Arab nationalist party, the Baath, was established in Syria and the leading roleplayed by Syrian (including Lebanese) intellectuals and activists in making pan-Arab ideology popular contributed greatly to this perception.Moreover, whichever ideological or political trend emerged victorious in Syria came to dominate, more often than not, the Arab political scene. This was true in the...
  • Man Points A Gun At Bulgarian Politician On Live TV

    01/19/2013 7:07:00 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 5 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Summer Anne Burton
    According to Reuters, an unidentified man jumped on the stage and pointed a gun at Ahmed Dogan, the leader of Bulgaria's Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party, during the televised party congress in Sofia, Bulgaria. VIDEO HERE: VIDEO
  • New Book Claims Journalists 'Swooned' Over Obama During Off The Record Bar Visit Last Year

    01/19/2013 7:06:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for years, there is no objective press anymore - only sycophants gushing and fawning over the political leaders they agree with and admire. More evidence of this came Friday from the Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering who shared with readers some startling observations in Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings' new book including journalists swooning over Barack Obama at an off-the-record event held at a bar in Orlando, Florida, last year: “The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings...
  • Obama Doctrine, Reagan Doctrine

    01/19/2013 6:59:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | James Joyner
    As his second term is about to begin, we may finally be seeing the emergence of an Obama Doctrine in foreign policy. It's one that looks very much like the Reagan Doctrine.In his 1985 State of the Union address, Reagan asserted that "we cannot play innocents abroad in a world that's not innocent; nor can we be passive when freedom is under siege." He urged that "we must stand by all our democratic allies. And we must not break faith with those who are risking their lives—on every continent, from Afghanistan to Nicaragua—to defy Soviet-supported aggression and secure rights which...
  • Take Your Medicine

    01/19/2013 6:54:02 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 1 replies
    01-19-13 | Frank Broom
    God has given you a prescription for your healing. In Proverbs 4:20-22 God says, "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh." That word health is translated as medicine, remedy, and cure. So, God has already made a way for you out of that sickness. But, you have your part to play in receiving your healing. In the natural if you went to a doctor for...
  • At least 1,000 attend gun rally in Nashville

    01/19/2013 6:19:47 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    fox17.com ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Staff Reporter
    At least 1,000 people have gathered on the Legislative Plaza across from the Capitol building in Nashville TN to show their support for gun rights. The "Guns Across America" rallies are being held in state capitols nationwide. Activists have promoted the rallies primarily via social media. They're being held days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping package of gun-control proposals. Many who came to the Nashville event carried signs and flags with messages like "Don't tread on me." A few also carried guns. Republican State Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas told the crowd that ".any assault on the Second...
  • Kirsten Powers: Obama Ignores Fox at News Conferences 'Because He Doesn't Want to be Embarrassed'

    01/19/2013 6:08:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Fox News Watch host Jon Scott on Saturday asked his guests why President Obama typically ignores Fox News at his rare press conferences. Kirsten Powers smartly answered, "Because he doesn't want to be embarrassed" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Kirsten Powers: Obama Ignores Fox at News Conferences 'Because He Doesn't Want to be Embarrassed' JON SCOTT, HOST: Eric Ostermeier - to go to your point, Judy - at the University of Minnesota put together a piece called “Fox Still Shunned at Obama Press Conferences.” “A smart politics analysis,” he writes, “finds that ABC reporters have been called on the...
  • Protest The President: TV Blackout on Monday – Obama’s Inauguration Day

    01/19/2013 6:06:14 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 51 replies
    Clash Daily. com ^ | 8 January 2013 | Susan Poper Gordon
    Turn off ALL news and inauguration broadcasts – if you possibly can, just turn the TV off for the day. Let them see that we CARE about our country but we DON’T care about the crowning of the freedom choking, Barack Obama. * Please facebook, email and tweet this bad boy to every Tom, Dick and Harry you know who love our founding documents and loathe the hijacking of our sacred liberties by the abysmal administration. - Doug Giles
  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial Dies at Age 92

    01/19/2013 6:01:28 PM PST · by bd476 · 61 replies
    ABC News and Associated Press ^ | ST. LOUIS January 20, 2013 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer
    Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star with the corkscrew stance and too many batting records to fit on his Hall of Fame plaque, died Saturday. He was 92. Stan the Man was so revered in St. Louis that he has two statues outside Busch Stadium — one just wouldn't do him justice. He was one of baseball's greatest hitters, shining in the mold of Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio even without the bright lights of the big city. Musial won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in...
  • Algeria crisis: Captors and hostages die in assault

    01/19/2013 5:45:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2013 Last updated at 18:30 ET
    Seven hostages were killed by their captors during a final raid by Algerian troops - at least 23 hostages and 32 hostage-takers died in the four-day stand-off, Algerian officials say.Five Britons are feared dead or missing - five Norwegians are unaccounted for. US President Barack Obama said blame for the violent outcome rested with the "terrorists" behind the attack."We will continue to work closely with all of our partners to combat the scourge of terrorism in the region," said Mr Obama.His defence secretary, Leon Panetta, earlier told the BBC the US would go after al-Qaeda wherever they tried to hide....
  • The Right Calls Obama a Dictator, but Sarah Palin Disarmed the Alaska Civil Militia

    01/19/2013 5:32:14 PM PST · by Bratch · 133 replies
    Politicususa ^ | Jan. 18th, 2013 | Sarah Jones
    In 2008, the Anchorage Daily News ran this deck bellow the headline: “NO MORE GUNS: Alaska State Defense Force stripped of many powers.” Irony knows no bounds when it comes to the Tea Party. In 2008, Tea Party Queen and Shoot ‘Em Up and Hang ‘Em Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) disarmed brigade members of the Alaska State Defense Force (think volunteer militia) at the recommendation of the state military officials, based on a report by an investigator with the Washington National Guard. (I)n a major decision proving unpopular with at least some of the force’s roughly 280 members, the...
  • The time bomb in Obamacare?

    01/19/2013 5:31:15 PM PST · by Kolath · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/2012 | George Will
    A willow, not an oak. So said conservatives of Chief Justice John Roberts when he rescued the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — a.k.a. Obamacare — from being found unconstitutional. But the manner in which he did this may have made the ACA unworkable, thereby putting it on a path to ultimate extinction.
  • WHERE DOES THE FRAUD BEGIN? Review of banking fiasco.

    01/19/2013 5:30:54 PM PST · by edcoil · 6 replies
    The Embassy | 1-19-2013 | Ben Johnson
    WHERE DOES THE FRAUD BEGIN? This document is meant to take the reader down a road they have likely never traveled. This is a laymanÂ’s explanation of what has been happening in this country that most have no idea or inkling of. It is intended to give the reader an overview of a systemic Fraud in this country that has reached epic proportions and provoke action to eradicate this scourge that has descended upon the people of America. Depending on what your situation is, you may react with disbelief, fear, anger or outright disgust at what you are about to...
  • New Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Authorized Storage Depots

    01/19/2013 5:29:49 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    Because you can never have too many laws, regulations and mandates, Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would, among other things, force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, acquire liability insurance, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be stored outside of their homes and only at government approved storage depots. Provisions in the bill include: Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun...
  • Germany initiates gun registry, to barely a peep

    01/19/2013 5:22:56 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 | Michael Birnbaum
    Imagine a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms. Now imagine the gun lobby not making a fuss about it. That’s what has happened in Germany, where a new gun database went into service at the beginning of the year. Until recently, some records were kept on index cards across what used to be 551 separate local registries. Now, law enforcement officials can sit down at their computers and scroll through lists of owners and their guns in seconds. Hunting is popular in Germany, and gun manufacturers are...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/19/2013 5:19:23 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    January 19, 2012 | Irish Rose
    Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. (Hosea 6:3)
  • Florida Deputy Threatens to Shoot Concealed Carry Permit Holder

    01/19/2013 5:19:18 PM PST · by 45semi · 59 replies
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    Citrus County Florida Deputy Andy Cox threatens to shoot concealed carry licensee for lawfully carried handgun & then arrests him for accidental exposure.
  • Pa. kindergartner suspended for bubble gun remark [government labels her as "terrorist threat"]

    01/19/2013 5:12:49 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 19, 2013
    MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two. Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus. Ficker says the girl didn't even have the bubble gun with her and has never fired...
  • Cardinals mourn loss of Stan Musial

    01/19/2013 5:10:34 PM PST · by Borges · 54 replies
    The entire St. Louis Cardinals family is deeply saddened by the passing of Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial at the age of 92. Musial, who played his entire 22-year major league career (1941-63) for the Cardinals, died this evening at his home in Ladue surrounded by his family. “We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family,” said William DeWitt Jr., Chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball.” “The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Stan’s...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE TREE OF LIFE ~ 20 January 2013

    01/19/2013 5:04:52 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE TREE OF LIFE "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him." (John 3:16,17) One night I was watching a movie. At the end, the cowboy turned and put the name of his girlfriend in the window of his car for all to see. Then he put his arm around her and pulled her close....