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  • School District’s Sick Day Reform Plan Means Employees Can Miss Two-Thirds of the Year!

    01/20/2013 5:55:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Many school districts allow employees to accrue unused sick days without limit and cash them out upon retirement. In the Detroit district, for example, such a policy cost the district $12.5 million in unused sick leave in 2010-11. It’s a major problem, but too many school districts are only taking baby steps to correct it. In the small Holton, Michigan district, support personnel earn one sick day for each month worked. They’ve been allowed to accrue unused sick days without limit and cash them out upon retirement, or take extended leaves for any reason. But now school officials are patting...

    01/20/2013 5:54:48 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/20/43 | R. Hart Phillips, Ralph Parker, Grant Parr, Drew Middleton, Charles E. Egan, Arthur Krock, more
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  • The Americans With No Abilities Act

    01/20/2013 5:49:33 AM PST · by NCjim · 27 replies
    President Barack Obama and the Senate are considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition. "Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said California Sen. Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be...
  • Two Years After a Very Modest Proposal

    01/20/2013 5:47:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week the inside pages of the daily newspapers mentioned something that should alarm every American taxpayer. The little noted expiration of the two year old payroll tax break of 2011-12, and the consequent increase of the Social Security payroll tax from 4.2% of wages paid to 6.2% of wages paid became effective on New Years Day, 2013. The roughly 140 million Americans on corporate payrolls will see their take-home pay shrink commensurate with their income. Those earners at the poverty level will see a $ 234.00 yearly tax increase, while those in the highest income bracket subject to the...
  • Goldman Sachs And The Big Hedge Funds Are Pushing Leverage To Ridiculous Extremes

    01/20/2013 5:43:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/14/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Goldman Sachs And The Big Hedge Funds Are Pushing Leverage To Ridiculous Extremes By Michael, on January 14th, 2013 As stocks have risen in recent years, the big hedge funds and the "too big to fail" banks have used borrowed money to make absolutely enormous profits. But when you use debt to potentially multiply your profits, you also create the possibility that your losses will be multiplied if the markets turn against you. When the next stock market crash happens, and the gigantic pyramid of risk, debt and leverage on Wall Street comes tumbling down, will highly leveraged banks...
  • PolitiFact: Yes, more people murdered with knives, body parts and blunt objects than rifles in 2011

    01/20/2013 5:38:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    This infographic is floating around Facebook.And according to PolitiFact (and the FBI) it’s true. Our rulingThe post uses data selectively, ignoring the significant role of handguns in gun violence. But the statistics it mentions are solid. FBI data backs up the Facebook post’s claim that in 2011, more people were murdered with knives, “hands or feet” or “clubs and hammers” than with any type of rifle. We rate the statement True. You can read the whole assessment here.  
  • Marines studying mindfulness-based training

    01/20/2013 5:36:15 AM PST · by Candor7 · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2:32 PM EST | JULIE WATSON
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness. Marine Corps officials say they will build a curriculum that would integrate mindfulness-based techniques into their training if they see positive results from a pilot project. Mindfulness is a Buddhist-inspired concept that emphasizes active attention on the moment to keep the mind in the present.
  • Courageous Pennsylvania School Officials Nab 5-Year Old Terrorist

    01/20/2013 5:33:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It appears that my contest between the United States and United Kingdom for the most inane government policy how has to be augmented by a new contest between Maryland and Pennsylvania. Just yesterday, I mocked Maryland officials for suspending two little boys for the horrific crime of playing cops and robbers (and noted that this is not the first time such stupidity has been displayed by Maryland school officials).Preferred Weapon of al Qaeda Apparently, the pencil-neck bureaucrats in Pennsylvania are jealous that their neighbors are getting a lot of attention, so they’ve branded a five-year old girl as a terrorist...
  • USFA ZiP .22 Review

    01/20/2013 5:26:35 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Petersen's Hunting ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mike Schoby
    I first saw the USFA ZiP .22 on USFA’s website and it immediately caught my attention. Why? Well, for starters it is unique—very unique. It captures the imagination, finding something truly new in firearms development is a bit of a rarity. John Browning and Paul Mauser can still say that most firearms are mere modifications of designs they pioneered 100 years ago. So on that merit alone, I wanted to check out this pistol. Secondly, being mainly polymer and uber-lightweight, this gun fills a niche for the survival crowd. It would fit easily in a backpack, truck or tackle box,...
  • The Politic Path of Least Resistance

    01/20/2013 5:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    People have an incredible knack for self-preservation that nations sometimes, surprisingly, lack. The United States of America is not unalterably locked into future bankruptcy, taking you and me and hordes of other innocents down together. But the road to that fateful — if not in ways “fatal” — day now lies stretched before us like a superhighway. Indeed, it is the path of least resistance. “For all the bitterness in Washington these days,” Ezra Klein wrote last week in the Washington Post, “it’s easy to miss the broad consensus that undergirds our contentious politics.” That consensus, as Klein notes, has...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    01/20/2013 5:14:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Inaugural deficit (obummed--inaug concert cancelled)

    01/20/2013 5:13:19 AM PST · by Liz · 25 replies
    NY POST ^ | 1/19/13 | PAGE SIX
    .....because of a lack of enthusiasm for Obama's inauguration, the WH was trying new initiatives to sell inaugural concert was canned because there were not enough big acts. Streisand and Bon Jovi said they couldn’t make it. The Inaugural Committee then announced “new talent” for the inaug balls. Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson were added to the Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and Usher lineup.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 January 2013

    01/20/2013 5:04:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 76 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 January 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): David Plouffe, adviser to President Barack Obama; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Plouffe; Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state under President George W. Bush; Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary for President Bill Clinton; Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio..THIS WEEK (ABC): Plouffe; actress Eva Longoria, co-chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. STATE OF...
  • Va. lawmaker who brandished AK-47 during legislative session was disbarred following death threat

    01/20/2013 5:02:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2013 | David Martosko
    A Virginia lawmaker who drew gasps from his colleagues when he brandished a borrowed AK-47 during an anti-gun speech Thursday was found guilty in 2002 of committing a vicious 1999 assault, was sanctioned for legal misconduct while prosecuting a rape case, spent six months in jail for contempt of a federal court, and saw his law license revoked in 2003. Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey brought the rifle to the floor of the House of Delegates to demonstrate how easy it is to carry firearms in Virginia. Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to remove his finger...
  • The Authenticity of Fake

    01/20/2013 5:01:32 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last week featured the shocking revelation that two athletes had lied to the whole country for years in order to become rich and famous. This is the same thing that politicians do except without the exercise regimen. Moral theater is an odd event in a country which has mostly given up on morals. In the absence of any notion of right and wrong, the only truly punishable offenses involve hurting people's feelings. That includes famous people "betraying our trust" by doing something that we didn't expect them to be doing thereby deceiving us into liking them for the wrong reasons....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 20, 2013]

    01/20/2013 4:45:55 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    Are You Fresh for Everything? "Jesus answered and said to him, ’Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God’" —John 3:3 Sometimes we are fresh and eager to attend a prayer meeting, but do we feel that same freshness for such mundane tasks as polishing shoes?Being born again by the Spirit is an unmistakable work of God, as mysterious as the wind, and as surprising as God Himself. We don’t know where it begins— it is hidden away in the depths of our soul. Being born again from above...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/20/13)[Prayer]

    01/20/2013 4:40:25 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/20/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Shield of Abraham...Mogen AvrahamGenesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward.
  • Obama's Promise Could Send You to Prison

    01/20/2013 4:37:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Like a lot of Californians, Stockton businessman Matt Davies, 34, expected that when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the new administration would not prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries operating under a law passed by California voters in 1996. After all, as a candidate, Obama contended that he saw federal enforcement against medical marijuana as a waste of resources. On Oct. 19, 2009, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden released a memo that instructed the Department of Justice not to focus federal resources "on individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use...
  • Obama's private swearing-in to be brief affair with family in White House Blue Room

    01/20/2013 4:32:05 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Obama to take private oath in brief family service President Barack Obama's private swearing-in will be a brief, sparsely attended ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office on Sunday just before noon, the time required by the Constitution. Obama's family will attend along with a few reporters, and Obama isn't expected to make a speech.
  • When I Want a Progressive’s Opinion on What Guns I Should Have/Hunt with, I’ll Give it to Them

    01/20/2013 4:28:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Town ^ | January 20, 2013 | Doug Giles
    My buddy, Green Beret badass Bryan Sikes, shot a massive whitetail buck last week during our South Texas Purple Heart Adventure. He whacked said muy grande with a LaRue Tactical OBR chambered for the glorious .308 Win. round. Oh and BTW, Sikes used a high capacity magazine during this hunt. For those of you who aren’t hip to the LaRue, it is a weapon that progressive darlings say we should not have because we don’t “need” such a weapon for hunting. Hunting, according to these wizards of odd, is what they think our founding fathers had in mind when...
  • VANITY: Anti-Fracking Progs Stoop to GRAFITTI In Ithaca NY

    01/20/2013 4:17:24 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 15 replies
    Hubby snapped photo of some anti-fracking grafitti in the People's Republic of Ithaca.
  • Saving America From The “Make Somebody Else Pay” Mindset

    01/20/2013 4:05:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | Austin Hill
    “I don’t know what ‘moral grounds’ you think you’re standing on, but as far as I am concerned, what you’re saying is very immoral…”I was an interview guest last month, and the radio talk show host was asking me about the looming fiscal cliff. In the midst of discussing how our government must cut spending, the host had noted the title of my latest book – “The Virtues Of Capitalism, A Moral Case For Free Markets” – and after a few minutes of discussion, asked “do you mind if we take a phone call, Austin?” Sometimes that word “moral” in...
  • NEWS/Justin Bieber's Got Back, Flashes His Rear for Instagram Photo

    01/20/2013 4:03:33 AM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Justin Bieber's been caught with his pants down—and on purpose! The newly single 18-year-old posted a revealing photo of himself, er, his backside, via his Instagram Saturday. Speaking of Bieber's split, take a look at his and Selena's romance rewind here The "Beauty and the Beat" singer, donning a black tank top, sunglasses and a hat, posted a photo of himself revealing his lower half with a come-hither glance over the shoulder. Biebs later deleted the shot, but according to his manager Scooter Braun it was all in good fun. Braun took to his own social media site, tweeting: "as...
  • Trip to the inaugural ball.

    01/20/2013 3:57:15 AM PST · by grame · 24 replies
    Vanity | 1/20/13 | GramE
    My son, an Iraq Medal of Valor, was one of 3 MOV recipients from the Indiana Nat'l Guard to receive an invitation to the Commander-in-Chief inaugural Ball. Without interjecting any politics, he was ecstatic. They sent him orders to report to purchase dress blues. We laid out the 547 bucks to buy the blues, he didn't tell me that didn't include the hat because he was trying to keep the total down. The Sgt that drove him had bought the hat for him without his knowing until later. Thurs morn they called him & said no airline or room reservations...
  • With 3-D printers, solid objects may be several clicks away

    01/20/2013 3:50:52 AM PST · by Haddit · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2013 | R. Daniel Foster
    At its most basic level, a 3-D printer is like an automated hot-glue gun programmed to spit out solid objects. The machines extrude layers of plastic into virtually any three-dimensional shape. Print whimsical garden statuary. Reproduce an anatomically correct heart with moving parts for your son's science project (actually, he could do that himself). Create a signature bookend, cookie cutter, necklace — anything.
  • Liberals Have All The Answers, But Their Answers Aren't Actually True

    01/20/2013 3:50:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | John Ransom
    Moonbat Exterminator wrote: JR, your assertion that computing a single number for the average temperature of the planet is mathematically impossible is incorrect. It would in fact be a simple, straightforward calculation. In statistics, it's called the mean of sampling means. The weakness of such a statistic is that the enormous variability in the data far exceeds the variability in that number. Even the 90 % confidence interval would be much larger than the variations in that average, making it useless from a practical standpoint. - Al Gore WarmingDear Moon,I think we are talking about two different things, but your...
  • Imaginary People Are More Real Than You Know

    01/20/2013 3:37:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 20, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Who hasn’t laughed at the revelation that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o had a “fake” girlfriend? I meant to spend five minutes on the subject on my radio show and ended up doing an hour and then making fun of it randomly throughout all three hours. As funny as it is, and it is pretty funny, it’s also not foreign to me. A friend of mine (who I won’t name) has fallen for this several times. The hoaxes perpetrated against him eventually evolved to the point of fake woman needing money to get out of some horrible situation...
  • Guns Across America Rallies Support For 2nd Amendment

    01/20/2013 2:56:23 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/20/13 | LD Jackson
    If one were to believe gun control advocates, one would come to the conclusion that those of us who are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment are nothing but a lot of gun-crazy, law-breaking, and unruly citizens who believe the government is out to take our guns. To hear them tell it, all they want to do is reinstate the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines (high-capacity is considered to be anything over 10 rounds). We have nothing to fear, or so they say. The assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans are nothing more than common sense measures that...
  • FBI Documents Shine Light on Clandestine Cellphone Tracking Tool

    01/20/2013 2:35:53 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 21 replies ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Ryan Gallagher
    The FBI calls it a “sensitive investigative technique” that it wants to keep secret. But newly released documents that shed light on the bureau’s use of a controversial cellphone tracking technology called the “Stingray” have prompted fresh questions over the legality of the spy tool. Functioning as a so-called “cell-site simulator,” the Stingray is a sophisticated portable surveillance device. The equipment is designed to send out a powerful signal that covertly dupes phones within a specific area into hopping onto a fake network. The feds say they use them to target specific groups or individuals and help track the movements...
  • FYI: Aloha ‘Aina — Stop the Bombing & Ground the Drones at Pohakuloa!

    01/20/2013 1:31:42 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Malu Aina ^ | Jan. 19th , 2013 | James Albertini
    As usual, when Malu ‘Aina announces a protest at PTA, members of “The Gathering of Eagles,” were there waving their American and Israeli flags in support of U.S. war policies.
  • Our Royalty: Bangs Aren't All Michelle Obama And Kate Middleton Have In Common (NPR)

    01/20/2013 12:51:29 AM PST · by Drango · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | January 20, 2013 | Linda Holmes
    Ask yourself this question: How weird would it be if you changed your hair and it was on the news? No, seriously. Pull back from everything you know about celebrity and pretend it's about you. You change your hair. You decide, "Hey, you know what? It's been long for a while; what if I went a little shorter?" And so you go a little shorter. And then it is on the news. That's what happened to Michelle Obama when new photographic evidence emerged that proved — no paperwork needed, no investigative journalism, no shoe-leather reporting — that she has bangs....
  • Making downtown less dodgy (Urban renewal in South Africa)

    01/20/2013 12:49:49 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jan 12th 2013
    DAYLIGHT filters through the ether in Africa’s tallest residential building, a brutalist cylindrical skyscraper with a hollow core that drops 54 floors to a ragged base of exposed bedrock. The view into the interior is eerie, a dim light giving it a sci-fi feel that recalls the film “Blade Runner”. But the outward-facing windows offer breathtakingly clear views, some of the best in Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital. Ponte City was a posh address when it opened in 1975 at the edge of what was then the trendy inner-city district of Hillbrow, during the race-segregated era when central Johannesburg boomed....
  • Money In Bad Faith - The Depredations Of The Fed

    01/20/2013 12:47:20 AM PST · by zeestephen · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 28 January 2013 | Judy Shelton
    Monetary policy today delivers the biggest benefits to the world’s largest borrower​ —​ our federal government. The Fed [harms] people who actually contribute real value to the economy, who live and work in the belief that saving is a virtue.
  • Flashback: Palin Predicts Obama Admin. Using Health Care to Curb Second Amendment Rights

    01/20/2013 12:22:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 19, 2013 | Tony Lee
    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...
  • Muslims Enforcing Sharia Law on the streets of London (Video)

    01/20/2013 12:14:09 AM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    Live Leak ^ | January 17, 2013 | unknown
  • 11 Killed In Mexican Drugs Clashes

    01/20/2013 12:06:55 AM PST · by fella · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 Jan 2013
    11 killed in Mexican drugs clashes AFP - Police and army troops squared off with presumed hitmen working for drug traffickers in two deadly incidents in Mexico that left 11 gunmen dead, authorities said. In Puente Nacional, in the eastern state of Veracruz, armed men attacked army troops who responded, killing six of the gunmen. And in Culiacan, in northwestern Sinaloa state, police and army troops clashed with gunmen, and five more gunmen were killed in that incident. Mexico's relentless drug violence has claimed more than 70,000 lives across the country since 2006.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pictures found on cellphone show TWO MORE girls semi-naked and face down....

    01/20/2013 12:06:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 1.20.2013 | Laura Collins In Steubenville, Ohio
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: Pictures found on cellphone show TWO MORE girls semi-naked and face down in basement where 16-year-old was 'raped by Ohio school football stars' Shocking images have been found on a cellphone showing two more girls, facedown and partially naked on the floor of the same basement where the Ohio rape of a 16-year-old girl allegedly took place, it can be revealed today. The photographs were stored on a cellphone belonging to a teammate and friend of the Steubenville case accused, Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays – and raise the chilling possibility of two more, as yet unknown,...
  • 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],...