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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 Kennard · 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...
  • 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...