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  • Stone Age hunters liked their carbs

    01/20/2013 6:21:05 PM PST · by Renfield · 23 replies
    ScienceNordic ^ | 1-4-2013 | Tania Lousdal Jensen
    Analyses of Stone Age settlements reveal that the hunters were healthy and would gladly eat anything they could get their hands on, including carbohydrates – contrary to the modern definition of the Paleolithic, or Stone Age diet. The Stone Age hunter’s food contained large amounts of protein from fish, lean mean, herbs and coarse vegetables and has formed the basis of one of today’s hottest health trends: the paleo diet. The modern version of the Stone Age diet excludes foods rich in carbohydrates. This exclusion of carbs is based on the idea that Stone Age hunters didn’t have access to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/20/2013 6:18:28 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    1-20-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 89:1 I will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord Forever: With my Mouth will I Declare Thy Faithfulness to All Generations.
  • President Bush sworn in (Flashback - January 20, 2001)

    01/20/2013 6:11:45 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 20, 2001
    Changing the guard: George W Bush is sworn in George W Bush has taken the oath of office on Capitol Hill in Washington to become the 43rd president of the United States. In his inauguration address Mr Bush pledged to "work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity". The last formality of the day was a inaugural parade along a rain-soaked Pennsylvania Avenue. Along with the well-wishers were anti-Bush demonstrators. Police in riot gear lined the route of the parade five deep. One protester threw an egg at the new president's motorcade. Mr Bush delighted supporters by getting...
  • Be Bold Texas: A principled case for substantial franchise tax reform (Part I)

    01/20/2013 6:04:56 PM PST · by manic4organic · 33 replies
    TCCRI ^ | 01/16/13 | Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton, et al
    This report lays out the case for elimination of the franchise tax. Part II of this report (which is forthcoming) advocates for a transition Be Bold Texas! Franchise Tax Report Be Bold Texas! Franchise Tax Report (PDF) away from property taxes to consumption taxes to fund the maintenance and operations of public schools. That report will also make the case for a lower property tax appraisal cap or property tax revenue cap to provide homeowners and business owners with relief from inexorable appraisal growth. Taken together, these reforms would represent a substantial transformation of the state’s tax structure, and thus,...
  • Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes

    01/20/2013 6:00:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/20/13 | Lori Montgomery
    Senate Democrats plan to draft a budget blueprint that calls for significantly higher taxes on the wealthy, oil and gas companies and corporations doing business overseas, reopening a battle over taxes Republicans had hoped to lay to rest with the “fiscal cliff.” For nearly four years, Senate leaders have ducked their legal duty to craft a comprehensive budget framework. Now, however, Democrats see the budget process as “a great opportunity” to pursue additional tax increases — and to create a fast-track process to push them through the Senate, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • Popups and Links added while Posting on Free Republic

    01/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 21 replies
    1/20/2013 | BwanaNdege
    Help! Today I started getting pop-ups while Posting Comments on Free Republic. I am also getting some of the words and terms in my comment turned into hyperlinks. This is in Firefox 18.0.1 Popup Blocker is "On" in Firefox Options. Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Win an Free AR-15 - Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show Boycott

    01/20/2013 5:55:14 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    Trop Gun Shop ^ | January 20, 2013 | Trop Gun Shop
    THANK YOU all for standing with us in our defense of the Second Amendment! In order to support other Second Amendment Patriots who have also pulled out of the ES&OS, Trop will be holding a free drawing. Simply bring in a receipt of purchase from any exhibitor who has withdrawn from the Show - dated sometime during the week of the show - and you will be entered into a drawing for a free Windham Weaponry AR. To be clear, this is a free, no purchase necessary, drawing. But you must be of age and legally allowed to own a...
  • China poised to play debt card

    01/20/2013 5:50:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/20/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Could real estate on American soil owned by China be set up as “development zones” in which the communist nation could establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work? That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into equity. Under the plan, China would own U.S. businesses, U.S. infrastructure and U.S. high-value land, all with a U.S. government guarantee against loss. Yu Qiao, a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at...
  • Abortion Insiders Turn Their Backs on the Industry

    01/20/2013 5:45:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jim Graves
    Abortion Insiders Turn Their Backs on the Industry January 18, 2013 For different reasons and in different ways, these former clinic workers have rejected abortion and embraced life. Jim Graves Pro-life advocate Patricia Bankeser of St. Joseph Parish in Kings Park, N.Y., holds a placard near the entrance to a Planned Parenthood center in Smithtown, N.Y., in January 2011. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) As Americans mark the 40th anniversary of the 1973 US Supreme Court decision striking down the nation’s anti-abortion laws, Americans remain deeply divided on the issue. There is one small group, however, that has a unique...
  • Cancer-Stricken Chavez ‘Enters New Phase of Treatment’

    01/20/2013 5:38:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | January 20, 2013 | none stated
    Venezuela’s cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez is entering a new phase of treatment after finishing post-operative care, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday. -- Univision channel said on Friday Chavez was transferred from the intensive care unit to a secret underground bunker-hospital in Havana, which was designed for emergency medical assistance to Fidel Castro.
  • Farmers baaa-ffled after hundreds of sheep are branded with smiley face

    01/20/2013 5:32:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    SUN UK ^ | 18 January 2013
    A MYSTERIOUS smiley face has appeared stamped on the side of hundreds of sheep across the UK. The odd image was first spotted on 20 animals grazing in a field in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. There have since been sightings in a further five fields, from Perthshire in Scotland to Exeter, 500 miles away in Devon Photos of the sheep have gone viral on Twitter, with users sharing sightings and speculating about the source of the smiley face - using the hashtag #creepysheep. Pranksters are being blamed for the bizarre branding - but some internet users are convinced aliens are responsible....
  • The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action

    01/20/2013 5:31:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | BarackObamaDotCom
    Say you're in for the next phase of this grassroots
  • We Told You So (Obamacare is making health care less affordable)

    01/20/2013 5:25:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/20/2013 | Robert Tracinski
    As the Affordable Care Act--otherwise known as ObamaCare--begins to be implemented, we are seeing its first big consequence: it is making care less affordable. The New York Times reports that "Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration's health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers." "Even though"? In fact, Obamacare is simply doing what a lot of people predicted it would. Critics of ObamaCare warned that it would produce precisely the kind of...
  • Cuba's new love for the Union flag

    01/20/2013 5:22:21 PM PST · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 January 2013 | Sarah Rainsford
    'Cuba has been swept by a new craze - the red, white and blue of the UK's flag. The Union flag is now all the rage, sported by young Cubans on their clothes, nails - and even spotted as tattoos, and shaved into the back of people's heads. While for some it is just another fashion symbol, others say the trend began with the London Olympics, which were followed avidly in Cuba and hugely popular.'
  • NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes bill allowing abortions after 24 weeks

    01/20/2013 5:19:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 20, 2013 | Howard Portnoy
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made headlines last week by cramming a gun law through the state legislature that is so restrictive that it limits the amount of ammunition members of law enforcement can carry on the job. Clearly, though, New Yorkers ain’t seen nothing yet. Cuomo’s next act, addressed in a news conference on Saturday – pushing through the 6-year-old Reproductive Health Care bill – if accomplished, will represent the biggest assault on the liberties of residents conceivably in the Empire State’s 236-year history. The National Catholic Register (h/t Weasel Zippers) notes that the bill has become a facet...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Axe Man Wilko Johnson Announces Farewell Tour

    01/20/2013 5:18:31 PM PST · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 19, 2013 | Drishya Nair
    'Wilko Johnson, the influential British rock guitarist who recently played mute executioner Ilyn Pane in the HBO series Game of Thrones, has announced details of his farewell tour, one week after going public with news that he is suffering from terminal cancer. Johnson first sprang to fame in the early 1970s as the guitarist for Dr Feelgood, an Essex 'pub rock' band whose style and attitude opened the door for punk rock and new wave music. Johnson's aggressive style of guitar playing was picked up and mimicked by bands including The Clash, The Stranglers and The Sex Pistols. The farewell...
  • Hispanic playing of loud music

    01/20/2013 5:17:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 116 replies
    Myself ^ | Moonshinner
    I just wanted to ask you freeper's.. Some new hispanics moved in my neighbourhood 3 months ago. It is a man,wife, son 22 years old,daugher 9 years old. Their son likes to smoke weed and drinks beer sitting in his driveway in his suv. He smokes the weed in a way, it is hard to capture him on film doing it. He sits in his driveway next to my driveway and he has his music turned up in his suv as loud as it can be made to go up.My whole house shakes,rattles, it's boom,boom,boom.The other home owners are Hispanic...
  • Bill Clinton on Rural Culture: 'All They’ve Got Is Their Hunting and Their Fishing'

    01/20/2013 5:12:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Bill Clinton on Rural Culture: 'All They’ve Got Is Their Hunting and Their Fishing' By Tom Blumer Created 01/20/2013 - 3:50pm It's hardly news to those who have followed Bill Clinton for the past two decades, and it's probably even more of the same-old, same-old for those who had to endure having him as governor during the 1980s in Arkansas. Nonetheless, something Mr. Clinton said in a speech at "a joint meeting of the Obama National Finance Committee and a group of business leaders," which was captured without even being deemed possibly offensive by Byron Tau at the Politico, should...
  • "A Global Force for Good" [US NAVY Marketing Campaign goes Limp Wristed]

    01/20/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    PrintShare This The strength and status of any nation can be measured in part by the will and might of its navy. That’s not an outdated thought; it’s a modern reality. As the largest, most versatile, most capable naval force on the planet today, America’s Navy epitomizes this idea. And yet, far more impressive is what it does with the distinction. A symbol of power, a force for stability America’s Navy serves as an essential force of stability in an increasingly unstable and interconnected world – as well as a vanguard for positive change. Why is this important? Because what...
  • Vanity: Oklahoma has gone so politically red it's matching the clay-red dirt!

    01/20/2013 5:07:09 PM PST · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Muskogee Politico ^ | 1/20/2013 | Jamison Faught
    Continuing my map series on voter registration, this shows the county-by-county trend from last January. Democrats had a positive trend in only one county (Adair), and that was only +0.29%. Republicans netted positive percentages in the other 76 counties, capped with +8.22% in Marshall County. With the rate at which the GOP is catching up to the Democrats, the Republican Party will likely take the lead in voter registration sometime in 2014.
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/20/13

    01/20/2013 5:05:30 PM PST · by mylife · 95 replies
    Gun Talk ^ | 1/20/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 1/20/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lt Col Anthony Henderson ~ January 21, 2013

    01/20/2013 5:04:22 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Anthony Henderson Info from here.             For Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Henderson, it was a lifetime of service and professional development in the U.S. Marine Corps that prepared him to command 1,200 Marines in southern Afghanistan and engage in the most vicious combat fighting he had ever seen. "Your...
  • In the Energy Debate between Palin and Obama...Obama Lost

    01/20/2013 5:01:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2013 | Professor Ben Voth
    "You know we can't just drill our way to lower gas prices. If we're going to take control of our energy future, and can start avoiding these annual gas price spikes that happen every year when the economy starts getting better, world demand starts increasing, turmoil in the Middle East or some other parts of the world, if we're going to stop being at the mercy of these world events, then we need a sustained, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy - oil, gas, wind, solar, and nuclear, and biofuels, and more." President Obama made these...
  • Leo DiCaprio Vows To Save Environment By Flying All Over The World

    01/20/2013 5:01:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Leo DiCaprio Vows To Save Environment By Flying All Over The World Django Unchained and Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio says he is planning to take a significant break from filming and concentrate on his environmental campaigning. In an interview with Germany's mass circulation daily Bild, the 38-year-old American actor said: "I am a bit drained. I'm now going to take a long, long break. I've done three films in two years and I'm just worn out.'' "I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment,''
  • Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

    01/20/2013 4:53:56 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 21 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 Jan 2013 | Mélanie Matarese
    Many of the Islamist terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound on Thursday using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi. They brought F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, said the security source. The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – yellow flak jackets with brown patches, known as "chocolate chip" camouflage. The garments are copies of ones worn by Americans in the Gulf war. The terrorists also employed 60mm gun-mortars used...
  • ABC News' Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall at inauguration party

    01/20/2013 4:53:41 PM PST · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador's home in Washington and has been hospitalized. Walters, 83, fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said. The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead, he said. Walters, out of an abundance of caution, went to a hospital for treatment of the cut and for a full examination, Schneider said on Sunday. She was alert and was "telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a...
  • Judd taking a look at Senate run

    01/20/2013 4:51:34 PM PST · by Bratch · 36 replies ^ | Jan 20, 2013 | Sarah Eisenmenger
    FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky native Ashley Judd says she is taking a close look at running against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. Judd, a Hollywood actress, is in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama's inauguration. Saturday night, on her way to the Kentucky Society of Washington's Bluegrass Ball she told reporters, "The people of Kentucky need a fighter." Judd would not say whether she has decided to mount a campaign. She has been mentioned as a potential Democratic challenger to McConnell, who is the Senate Minority leader. McConnell did not attend the Bluegrass Ball.
  • Gun rights film project releases powerful trailer

    01/20/2013 4:48:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    The producer of a documentary on the civil right to keep and bear arms has posted a trailer in advance of the film’s release that provides a powerful, timely and resonating counter to the ongoing media frenzy pushing for citizen disarmament edicts. Kris Koenig, Emmy award-winning producer and writer, and founder of Dead Patriot Films, Inc., which is producing “Assaulted, Civil Rights under Fire,” has been the driving force behind an effort to provide an all-encompassing look at the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment, both from an historical perspective and as a contemporary societal necessity. “This film will...
  • Mark Steyn subbing for Rush Limbaugh on Monday

    01/20/2013 4:41:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    JayCee ‏@free2chuckle Monday @MarkSteynOnline Will be subbing for Rush!! I'm so excited!!!! WABC 12PM-3PM
  • The Son of Ernest P. Worrell

    01/20/2013 4:36:03 PM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Billy Crank's webpage ^ | Aug. 28, 2012 | Billy Crank
    The Son of Ernest P. Worrell
  • Despotism in America Exclusive: Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations

    01/20/2013 4:35:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1-20-13 | Rick Santorum
    President Obama’s announcement last week on his plans to make sweeping changes to our nation’s gun laws by presidential executive order is yet another example of his continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat. Putting aside for a moment the misdirected emphasis on gun ownership, as opposed to mental illness and cultural glorification of violence to curb gun crime, President Obama’s actions represent another attempt to circumvent Congress – a Congress elected by the people but controlled by Republicans – to establish public...
  • White House rejects U.S. embassy report on Syrian poison gas attack

    01/20/2013 4:31:26 PM PST · by An Old Man · 15 replies
    The World Tribune ^ | Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 | Special to
    WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has rebuffed reports by U.S. diplomats on the use of poison gas by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. A cable from the U.S. consulate in Turkey asserted that chemical weapons might have been used in a Syrian military attack on Homs on Dec. 23, 2012. An investigation into claims that Bashar Assad deployed chemical agents against rebels in Homs concluded that there was a “compelling case” that some form of poison gas had been used, according to a leaked diplomatic cable. “The reporting we have seen from media sources regarding...
  • Europeans will come as supplicants to the Silk Road Khans

    01/20/2013 4:27:44 PM PST · by Lorianne
    You Tube ^ | 14 January 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    Video/Audio 1:14
  • #NoBudgetNoPay: With Debt Undermining Our Economy, a Budget Should Be Passed that Cuts Spending

    01/20/2013 4:26:55 PM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    Speaker of The House ^ | January 20, 2013 | John Boehner
    If you think Members of Congress should have to pass a budget before they get paid, watch and share the (weekly Republican address) (with Rep. James Lankford) (R-OK). To give Congress time to pass a budget, the House of Representatives will vote this week on a temporary three-month debt limit increase. But if the House or Senate fails to pass a budget in that time, Members of Congress will not be paid. Here are some facts to remember:
  • Mali conflict: France aiming for 'total reconquest'

    01/20/2013 4:16:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 January 2013
    There are now some 2,000 French troops in Mali France's military aim in Mali is its "total reconquest", French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said. "We will not leave any pockets" of resistance, he told French television. France has sent in 2,000 troops to help Malian forces fight Islamist militants who now control the northern half of the country. Mr Le Drian said the former Islamist stronghold of Diabaly had not yet been retaken, even though the militants withdrew from the town two days ago. However, he added that "everything points to a favourable evolution of the situation in...
  • Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show

    01/20/2013 4:06:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 102 replies ^ | 20 January, 2012 | AP
    (Philadelphia) -- Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela's Inc. says it won't participate in what has been billed as Pennsylvania's largest outdoor sports show next month following the decision to ban display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
  • Mali takes key town as nations ready more troops

    01/20/2013 4:06:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun January 20, 2013 | Nima Elbagir
    Sevare, Mali (CNN) -- The Malian military has gained control of the central town of Diabaly, Mali, a key advance in the battle against Islamist militants in the north. The country's forces retook the town without ground assistance from French troops, a military spokesman said. The French military confirmed that it provided only air support. French officials later said Malian forces had managed to push the Islamists into the forest beyond Diabaly. But battles in the region continued to rage. Rebel control over Diabaly was one of the chief concerns to Mali and France in trying to stop the Islamists'...
  • This Week In History: The Battle of Rorke's Drift

    01/20/2013 4:05:47 PM PST · by Argus · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/20/13 | Me
    This week, January 22-23 marks the 134th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift in Natal Province, South Africa. Everyone knows the story of the small company of Welsh troops from the 24th Regiment of Foot who held off a force of up to 4,000 Zulu warriors who outnumbered them twenty to one. I plan to celebrate the occasion tomorrow by viewing the classic movie of the siege starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine, made fifty years ago. It looks like there won't be anything else worth watching on TV that day anyway.
  • Jarrett: Expect more diversity in future Obama Cabinet picks (nothing but old white guys so far)

    01/20/2013 3:53:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Sunday predicted more minorities and women would be tapped for positions in the president’s Cabinet. “His cabinet, when he's finished -- and he's far from finished -- will have diversity, including women, including people of color,” said Jarrett in an interview with CNN. “He believes he makes his best decisions when he is surrounded by people who have different perspectives and give him their best ideas,” she continued. “And so, one picture does not speak a thousand words in this instance. I spent a lot of time in the Oval Office, and I'm in...
  • The Thanks and Reverence We Owe Undocumented Immigrants

    01/20/2013 3:34:02 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    FlaglerLive | January 20, 2013 ^ | January 20, 2013 | Pierre Tristam
    While the national obsession with guns takes a turn for the hysterical, an interesting duel is taking shape in Washington between Barack Obama and Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio. It involves an issue almost as incendiary as guns. Immigration.Luckily for us, neither Obama nor Rubio is being hysterical about it. They both recognize that 11 million undocumented immigrants can’t be wished away. Nor will they self-deport, in the unforgettably Stalinist phrase of the late Mitt Romney. And we can’t arrest them all and ship them across the Mexican border. Dwight Eisenhower tried that in 1954 with Operation Wetback, when the casual...
  • Albuquerque Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Teenager Charged

    01/20/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 56 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 1-20-13 | staff
    An Albuquerque shooting has left five people dead and a teenager charged, with investigators still combing over a home on the outskirts of the New Mexico city for clues as to what happened. In the Albuquerque shooting, a man, a woman, and three children were found killed in a home near the city. The victims were found on Saturday night at a home on the southwestern edge of the city, said Deputy Aaron Williamson, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Each victim was shot multiple times, and police found several guns at the home including what they termed...
  • Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Attack (Wednesday)

    01/20/2013 3:24:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    VOA News ^ | 1/19/13 | Michael Bowman
    **SNIP** But Clinton’s testimony before House and Senate panels is likely to be mostly forward looking, said National security expert Rudy deLeon. “What we are expecting to hear, in the secretary’s own voice, is the plan she has to reinvigorate and enhance diplomatic security services," he said. "What we are reminded of is how delicate the security situation is, and how attentively we need to stay focused.” Will the Benghazi attack be a permanent and defining stain on Clinton’s tenure at the State Department? Former U.S. NATO Ambassador Robert Hunter does not think so. “I do not think her image...
  • Newsweek Cover: Obama The Second Coming

    01/20/2013 3:09:58 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This Newsweek cover is just laughable. And offensive if you ever get around to stopping laughing. Yes, this is how they think of Obama in their hearts but in the end, this is just stunt journalism. This is the same as DC killing Superman back in the 90's. They've ceased caring about what they're writing about. Everything is good or bad simply based on how many heads turn to look. It's a stunt. They've clearly ceased to care about journalism in any way, shape or form. They don't care if what they do is impressive or a car wreck as...
  • Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus

    01/20/2013 3:00:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Fox ^ | January 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.” “Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.” “So you see, Barak was destined to be a...
  • From 'Hurt Locker' to 'Paper Chase': A look at the newest military service members at HLS

    01/20/2013 3:00:04 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 14 replies
    Harvard Law School ^ | 11/8/2012 | Staff
    Graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2007, Alexandra Mealer J.D./M.B.A. ’16 wanted a career path that would challenge her intellect. She became a specialist in defusing bombs. “As opposed to other things that were more about how strong you are, this was about how smart you are,” says Mealer, who, as an Army captain, spent 14 months in Afghanistan, first as a platoon leader in Kandahar, then as a company commander in Bagram responsible for 600 soldiers and civilian contractors. “You’re trying to take things apart, having to make quick decisions as safely as possible.” There...
  • UK man jailed for 5 years for posting beheading videos online

    01/20/2013 2:49:22 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01.19.13 | Fox News
    A British court has sentenced a man to five years in prison for posting gruesome beheading videos on Facebook. The 42-year-old Craig Slee also put online links to a communique by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, that encouraged terrorism. Read more:
  • Changing America's course: An interview with Stanley Mack

    01/20/2013 2:48:38 PM PST · by SincerelyAmanda · 1 replies
    The Communities at The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2013 | Amanda Read
    . . . "To this district and anybody who intends it harm, or anybody who wants to allow it to just exist and fester: This is a wake-up call for all conservatives, Republicans. This is a wake-up call for our nation," says Mack. "There is no other reason that we have allowed the issues to go this far, and to continue the dogma and lip service that we’re getting from some of our elected officials." In the midst of a challenging era, Mack won't be an ideologue bound by negative talking points. On the subject of making Alabama's budget more...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’: New Video Trailer

    01/20/2013 2:45:56 PM PST · by virgil283 · 39 replies
    "The Walking Dead new video trailer shows things will be heating up in Woodbury when Season 3 resumes. The second part of Season 3 airs on February 10. A brewing war between Rick’s group and The Governor is expected to come to a head very quickly, if Walking Dead spoiler alerts are accurate. As all die-hard TWD fans recall, the first half of Season 3 cliffhanger ended with Daryl and Merle Dixon’s lives hanging in the balance. The Walking Dead videos previously released show Andrea standing up to The Governor and trying to get her new lover to spare her...
  • Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach

    01/20/2013 2:45:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 20, 2013 | Jonathan Freedland
    Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach Jonathan Freedland The Guardian, 20 January 2013 Barack Obama was treated to a performance by the cellist Yo-yo Ma at his first inauguration in 2009. America will on Monday witness its quadrennial act of political alchemy. The base metal of a previously partisan candidate is transformed by the incantation of a few, solemn words into gold, becoming not just a head of government but a head of state – the only figure capable of transcending low politics and representing the republic itself. That, at least, is the idea. Inauguration...
  • French troops advance in Mali as Islamists melt away

    01/20/2013 2:37:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 20, 2013 | Bate Felix
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