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  • It's Not the Heat. It's the Humidity

    01/20/2013 12:01:46 AM PST · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | January 19, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Climatologists pay too little attention to the role water plays in earth's energy system, including the way water vapor affects air temperature. Water's potential to affect air temperature is well established in science. As I have noted in previous posts the ability of CO2 to affect temperature is highly questionable. Those who spend much time in greenhouses know that they are often very humid places because water evaporates from plants and from surfaces that get wet when the plants are watered. Meteorologists typically refer to the water vapor content of the air as relative humidity which is how close the...
  • “Beautiful, Immaculate, Clean” Abortion Clinics? Hardly

    01/19/2013 11:42:31 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/18/13 | John Jansen
    Are abortion clinics in Virginia “beautiful, immaculate, clean facilities” that pass inspections “with flying colors”? According to NARAL 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 not 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 and safety standards as hospitals....
  • Anonymous Responds To Obama Gun Control Policy

    01/19/2013 11:35:20 PM PST · by Windflier · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 27 December 2012 | Anonymous
    Having watched this video, I've got to say that Anonymous has articulated a powerful case against Obama's aim to disarm the American people that is echoed on Free Republic every day. These people really 'get it'. If you want to break through the firewall of liberal indoctrination with anyone you care about, send them the link to this video. If they're of the liberal persuasion, they'll probably listen to Anonymous.
  • ATF exposes dealers to pressure and risks to satisfy Obama’s executive action

    01/19/2013 11:31:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    examiner ^ | 1/18/13 | david codrea
    An “Open letter to all Federal Firearms Licensees” released Wednesday by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Firearms and Explosives Industry Division Chief Chad J. Yoder fulfills one of the 23 executive actions President Barack Obama announced at Wednesday’s signing, but does so by pressuring dealers who are dependent on ATF approval for their economic survival to “volunteer,” while increasing their liability and exposure for infractions. “Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers” Obama said, not making clear he was going to be making a...
  • Dem congressman says he’s received threats over opposition to NRA

    01/19/2013 11:30:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 19, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday’s broadcast of “Up w/Chris Hayes,” Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan suggested that the National Rifle Association’s rhetoric is at least partially responsible for the increasingly disturbing threats he is receiving from constituents. “I think it would be a mistake to underestimate the kind of toxic effect that the NRA is having,” Nolan said. “I have never, ever in all my life feared for my security. And I’m not fearful of it now. But I’m a little more [concerned] than I ever had been before. We’ve been getting a lot of not-very-thinly-veiled threats and calls into my office. You...
  • 'We're only after the Christians...' ...Terrifying moment gas plant gunmen rounded up non-Muslims...

    01/19/2013 11:23:03 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/19/13 | Anna Edwards
    A British security guard was murdered in cold blood just minutes into the siege at the Algerian gas plant, an IT worker caught up in the hostage crisis has told The Mail on Sunday. The Algerian employee, who managed to escape, has given the most detailed account so far of how Islamist terrorists rounded up foreign workers during the four-day stand-off and placed explosives round their necks. Following his escape, the IT worker contacted a friend who remained in the camp and witnessed yesterday’s final onslaught by Algerian troops. Speaking under condition of anonymity after the Algerian army told him...
  • Hospital Will Stop Delivering Babies, Thanks to Obamacare

    01/19/2013 11:21:23 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life news ^ | 1/17/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obamacare legislation contains no safeguards to stop taxpayer funding of abortions or abortion businesses. Now, a Pennsylvania hospital has indicated it will stop delivering babies thanks to Obamacare. The Obamacare law is causing physicians to cut the number of patients they see or leave their practices entirely — resulting in problems like this one. As AP reports: A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can’t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms. The Windber...
  • Boy, 9, becomes world’s youngest Microsoft certified specialist

    01/19/2013 11:06:42 PM PST · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 19, 2013 | Ryan Lee Hall
    While his friends were out playing games, this nine-year-old, was busy writing computer code. Pranav Kalyan, who lives in California, became the world’s youngest person to pass the examination to become an authorised Microsoft technology specialist. Now, the fourth grader, who is of Indian origin, has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.
  • Governor Cuomo Signs NY Safe Act in Rochester

    01/19/2013 11:04:23 PM PST · by Rabin · 18 replies
    governor.ny ^ | January 16, 2013 | Andrew M. Cuomo - Governor
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Rochester to sign the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the power to keep guns out of the hands of potential, felons and/or, potentially dangerous "mental health patients"... New York will ban any weapon without a magazine, as well as any magazine capable of containing a round. Also require, instant background checks on each round ammunition purchases at the time of sale.. The legislation will allow authorities to track ammunition purchases in real time to alert law enforcement , will closes a private sale...
  • The Fingerprints of Perfection Upon Creation

    01/19/2013 11:03:57 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 8 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 20 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    Several years ago while shoveling snow outside of the business I worked for, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and was greeted by a gentleman who asked, “Do you believe in the existence of God?” “Absolutely!” I replied. He then asked “And, you believe that he created everything?” Again, I replied “Yes, absolutely!” This gentleman went on say, “So, of all of His creations, the universe, the stars, the oceans, the animals and so on… He, can reach out and have as much of His creations that He desires at anytime, except for one..” “And, this...
  • Acrobatic kitten helps out with the dirty laundry in cute clip [video]

    01/19/2013 11:02:24 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Thursday 17 Jan 2013
    Doing the laundry is never the most fun task but having a little help does make the mundane a little easier to bear. Like cleaning the bathroom and mowing the lawn, sorting out dirty washing can be a boring job for unwilling hands. It doesn’t seem to be a troublesome chore for this cute kitten however who appears more than willing to help out his owner. Leaping up from inside the laundry basket, the acrobatic feline grabs whatever is thrown its way in this adorable clip. Smelly socks, t-shirts or even grubby underpants don’t appear to faze the moggy who...
  • 2000+ at pro gun rally at the WA State Capitol in Olympia WA today!

    01/19/2013 10:49:52 PM PST · by Keith Brown · 6 replies
    Keith Brown
    Good news! Today at the WA State Capitol in Olympia over 2000 pro second amendment supporters rallied in the cold for freedom! Despite some mis-communication about start time(10am vs noon)there was an out pouring of folks from all walks of life but it was good to note that at least 50% of the group participants were under the age of 35. Not all of today's youth are bums. Most were carrying openly...long guns as well as pistols. At 10 am there were 100 people. At 11am there were 300. At noon there were at least 1200 and the numbers were...
  • Presenting The S&P500's 50 Point Surge Courtesy Of The Illegal "Geithner Leak"

    01/19/2013 10:37:55 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 19, 2013 | Tyler Durden, nom de plume
    Yesterday we broke the news [24]of what is prima facie evidence, sourced by none other than the Federal Reserve's official August 16, 2007 conference call transcript [25], that then-NY Fed president and FOMC Vice Chairman Tim Geithner leaked material, non-public, and very much market moving information (the "Geithner Leak") to at least one banker, in this case then Bank of America CEO Ken Leiws, in advance of a formal Fed announcement - an act explicitly prohibited by virtually every capital markets law (and reading thereof). It was refreshing to see that at least several other mainstream outlets, including Reuters [26],...
  • Vilification of NRA going about as well as you’d expect

    01/19/2013 10:36:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Clearly it’s been a pretty bad month for the NRA. I heard it myself from irrefutable sources at The Hill. NRA stumbles in fight with Obama over gun-control proposals Television commentator Joe Scarborough, a former GOP member of the House, hammered the group’s leaders for creating a “fringe organization.” “Their children have targets on their backs and the NRA is putting something out like [this]? What’s wrong with these people?” Scarborough said Wednesday on his “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC. “They need new leadership is what they need. Their leadership has dragged them over the cliff, they are now a...
  • Just don't call him Mad Dog - General Mattis

    01/19/2013 10:28:56 PM PST · by Saoirise · 11 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 1/19/2013 | Gretel.Kovach
    Mad Dog Mattis. The Warrior Monk. Married to the Marine Corps. It’s all hype that embarrasses Gen. James Mattis, the chief of U.S. Central Command, who is preparing to retire this spring after one of the most productive four-decade sprints in uniform of his generation. To Marines, Mattis is Chaos, his call sign and nom de guerre. According to interviews with more than a half-dozen officers who know him well, Mattis is an iconoclast and innovator who strove to outmaneuver the enemy on the battlefield, paralysis in Washington and the “yes, sir!” culture of the military. Others, particularly civilians, consider...
  • 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...