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  • Guy Buys $123 Safe on eBay, Finds Major Cash Inside

    01/22/2013 5:41:37 AM PST · by rawhide · 88 replies ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
    When James Labrecque listed an old safe—to which he did not have the combination—on eBay, the seller warned, "What you see is what you get, no returns, and no money back." A Tennessee man purchased it for $122.93, had a welder cut it open—and found $26,000 inside. The buyer shared the news with Labrecque via a positive review on the auction site, and Labrecque quickly attempted to convince the buyer to give him some of the cash, to no avail. In fact, WMC-TV reports, the buyer quoted Labrecque's own eBay disclaimer right back to him when turning him down. "I...
  • Cleopatra Comeback and ‘The Second Coming’

    01/22/2013 5:36:43 AM PST · by humblegunner · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    2013 is ‘The Year of Cleopatra’ and ‘The Second Coming’. Michelle Obama’s new wig is a throwback to the the Cleopatra look that is supposed to be registering raves. “Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today, Newsweek—at least what’s left of it, an online product for tablets and e-readers—made it official.” (Newsbusters, Jan. 18, 2013). Like the last sting of the scorpion before death, Newsweek gave its parting shot trying to immortalize Obama as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Portraying Obama as the Good Lord above...
  • Firsthand look at natural gas as transportation fuel

    01/22/2013 5:35:42 AM PST · by thackney · 36 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    The future or the flavor of the month? Some of the businesspeople who crowded around as driver David Cox pumped natural gas into his 18- wheeler Monday weren’t sure that the fuel – plentiful and cheap in the United States because of shale drilling – is inevitable as a substitute for diesel. But that didn’t stop them from pulling out their iPhones to document the moment as they considered the evidence. “You see the oil companies getting into it,” said Marion Barnes, president of Frontier Trailer Associates in Rocky Mount, N.C. “They’re spending billions, not millions. Boone Pickens is spending...
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program; and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress’ 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | January 18, 2013
      THE ELEPHANT'S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT, BUT HOW DID THEY KNOW? Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.   Anthony, Nana and calf (Photo courtesy of the Anthony family) On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons and numerous elephants. Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up...
  • For Future Deficit Reduction, Policy Choices More Important Than Amount

    01/22/2013 5:31:31 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    Concord Coalition ^ | 1-18-2013 | Joshua Gordon
    In his press conference this week, President Obama suggested that policymakers only need to pass another $1.5 trillion worth of deficit reduction, on top of the $2.5 trillion already enacted, to stabilize the growth of the nation’s debt and, in his words, “finish the job.” The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, two well-respected fiscal policy organizations, basically agree with the President’s math, and there is nothing to quibble about in those calculations regarding stabilizing the debt. However, that level of deficit reduction would hardly mean the “job is finished.” In fact,...

    01/22/2013 5:30:27 AM PST · by shortstop · 25 replies ^ | 01/22/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    It was a speech liberals will love, conservatives will hate and history will forget. It was 18 minutes of paying off the base and rewarding the coalition. It was a president who won 52 percent of the vote thumbing his nose at the other 48 percent. There was pomp and circumstance, a torturous poem and some good singing. The family looked good, the crowd seemed large, the Capitol was stunning. As inaugurations go, it was a good, solid medium. It upheld tradition, it showcased the president, it followed tradition and law. Sure, there was too much Schumer, and the crowd...
  • No More Peace Solutions for Israel

    01/22/2013 5:26:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thomas Friedman, among many other columnists, is complaining that the so-called “Peace Process” isn’t a factor in the Israeli election. Neither is perpetual motion, the infinite money tree or anything else that doesn’t exist. “Meanwhile, with a few exceptions, the dome and wall have so insulated the Israeli left and center from the effects of the Israeli occupation that their main candidates for the Jan. 22 elections — including those from Yitzhak Rabin’s old Labor Party — are not even offering peace ideas but simply conceding the right’s dominance on that issue and focusing on bringing down housing prices and...
  • Real Top Guns F-111 Belly Landing (Aussie from 2009)

    01/22/2013 5:26:12 AM PST · by Doogle · 14 replies
    YT ^ | 08/22/09 | wkomar
    f you're into special airplanes even a little, here is a video I'm sure you'll enjoy. These guys do a remarkable job getting their aircraft back on the ground with a minimal amount of damage. It could have very easily gone the other way. Also, notice early in the video there is a sequence showing a F-111 dumping fuel with the afterburners on lighting up the night sky. Something a little unique to the F-111. The Australians flew the F-111 a lot longer than our Air Force. The airplane was originally designed to land on a carrier deck so the...
  • It’s the Message and Yes the Messengers — NOT the Voters

    01/22/2013 5:16:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2013 | David Horowitz
    - FrontPage Magazine - - It’s the Message and Yes the Messengers — NOT the VotersPosted By David Horowitz On January 21, 2013 @ 4:02 pm In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 41 Comments Bruce Thornton, a highly intelligent and eloquent writer is one hundred percent wrong in attributing the Republican election loss to the alleged fact that 47% of the country are now “takers” from government. If Thornton is right, how is it that Republicans were the minority party in 1960 and 1964, before Medicare and all the entitlements that followed the Great Society programs were in place? I say...
  • President Obama Must Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in His Second Term

    01/22/2013 5:14:45 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    ACLU ^ | 1-21-2013 | Kara Dansky
    President Obama is the first sitting president in recent history to speak out against criminal justice policies that hurt inner city and rural communities. This is a big deal. With state budgets and vulnerable communities crippled by misguided criminal justice policies, the president is certainly right that the time for reform has come. ...... Over the last 40 years, our American criminal justice system has been brutally damaged by politicians’ commitment to misguided “tough-on-crime” policies. It started in the 1970s, on the heels of a major uptick in crime rates, but our obsession with incarceration quickly surpassed its utility. Since...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday January 22, 2012

    01/22/2013 5:14:40 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 37 replies
    Word For The Day, January 22, 2013 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". lollygag [lah-lee-gag, lal-ee-] -vi 1. to spend time idly; loaf. 2. to indulge in kisses and caresses; make love; neck. [1625–35; < Latin fatuus silly, foolish, idiotic; see -ous]
  • Ariz. bill would outlaw US firearms enforcement.

    01/22/2013 5:13:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - With the threat of new federal gun control laws and regulations looming, a state legislator wants to provide legal cover for Arizonans who do not want to obey them - and penalize federal officials who try to enforce them. The proposal by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, makes it illegal for any public servant to enforce "any act, law, statute, rule or regulation" of the federal government relating to personal firearms or accessories within the boundaries of Arizona. It defines public servants to include not just state and local employees but also legislators, judges, jurors, witnesses and consultants who...
  • No Gold in Them Thar Hills

    01/22/2013 5:10:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 1/22/2013 | Diane Alden
    The Germans and most of the world no longer trust us. Rather the Germans no longer trust the Federal Reserve, our political or economic elite and leaders — why should they? The United States has held the world’s reserve currency status since 1971 when Nixon took us the gold standard after Charles DeGaulle demanded that any transfer payments between the US and France be in gold. After that, the world accepted us as reserve currency, the dollar became the gold standard. Along with London and the Swiss the United States became a financial empire as well as a military and...
  • Beware of Those Advising GOP To Unilaterally Disarm

    01/22/2013 5:09:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | January 22, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Isn't it ironic that Republicans keep receiving advice to be more conciliatory and work with President Obama while President Obama not only is receiving the opposite advice but fully intends to be even more divisive in his second term? On "Meet the Press" last week, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said: "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the (Republican) party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." That is outrageously false, but lest you think hypersensitivity to race is all that's...
  • The Great Power of Washington

    01/22/2013 5:01:15 AM PST · by expat1000 · 17 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    As I write this the sun has set, the shadows crawling up and down the grid of America's first truly planned city. There was a time when it was thought that the Potomac extended across the continent and the city of government would lie at the opening of an interstate aquatic highway. That was not to be. And like so many other dreams of government, the Washington City Canal has seen better days. Washington D.C. is America, as many of the men and women who work in government envision it. It is a place of great wealth and great poverty....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/22/13)[Prayer]

    01/22/2013 4:58:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/22/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures The King of GloryPsalm 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah
  • Connecticut Democrat Introduces Gun Confiscation Bill To Congress H.R. 226

    01/22/2013 4:57:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Government Slaves ^ | 1/17/2013 | Kurt Nimmo
    On January 13, 2013, H.R. 226 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The bill will amend the 1986 IRS code and allow a credit if taxpayers “surrender” their guns to the government. Cited as the “Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act,” the proposed legislation represents another effort to convince citizens that they must voluntarily turn in their guns as a civic duty and to do their part to reduce “gun violence” and protect children, as Obama said yesterday. The bill is yet more evidence that federal and state governments...
  • The Progressive Agenda Marches On

    01/22/2013 4:52:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/22/13 | LD Jackson
    There seems to be a common theme among the pundits and talking heads this morning, as they discuss the 2nd coming inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States. I first heard it on NPR, as one of newscasters described Obama's speech as progressive. As quoted by Hot Air, a former White House speechwriter described it this way. Atlantic Editor James Fallows, a former White House speechwriter, tweeted that the address was “the most sustainedly ‘progressive’ statement Barack Obama has made in a decade.” Admittedly, I have yet to watch Obama's speech. I will probably watch portions of...
  • (OH)There is a reason legislators ignored the Chicken Little objections

    01/22/2013 4:49:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 21 January, 2013 | Chad D. Baus
    Lost in all the attention being rightly given to the mass murder in Connecticut one month ago was the Ohio legislature's passage of yet another bill designed to improve the state's concealed carry law. The few news articles written to cover passage of HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization), which passed the day before the horrific events in Newtown, CT, were quick to point out that the legislation was passed above the objections of "law enforcement" (despite the fact that the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Buckeye State Sheriff's Association did not object to the bill). If the OSHP and...