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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
    newser.com ^ | 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...
  • THE ELEPHANT'S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT, BUT HOW DID THEY KNOW? (L Anthony death)

    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,...
  • ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH

    01/22/2013 5:30:27 AM PST · by shortstop · 25 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 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 - http://frontpagemag.com - 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Once a Critic of Deficits, Obama Now Goes for Broke

    01/22/2013 4:49:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Byron York
    "You don't have to be a deficit hawk to be disturbed by the growing gap between revenues and expenses," said Sen. Barack Obama during a Nov. 3, 2005, debate on the Senate floor. At the time, Obama had been a senator for less than a year and the federal budget deficit was in fact shrinking, from $248 billion in fiscal 2006 to $160 billion in fiscal 2007. Still, Obama seemed deeply concerned about the deficit, and he appeared to believe it when he said the only way to close the shortfalls was to force Congress to pay for what it...
  • Mark Dayton ready to lay out Minnestoa tax, spending wishes

    01/22/2013 4:47:25 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-22-13 | Brian Bakst
    Months in the making, Gov. Mark Dayton's two-year state budget plan is set to be released Tuesday, Jan. 22, and will likely rely heavily on tax increases to solve a projected $1.1 billion deficit and boost spending on his other priority programs. His plan is the starting point in a tax-and-spending debate that will reach well into spring. With fellow Democrats now in charge of the Legislature, Dayton's plan carries tremendous weight and a high likelihood that much of it will be enacted. Lawmakers must approve a budget by July 1 to avoid service interruptions. Barring unexpectedly deep spending cuts,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 22, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/22/2013 4:45:23 AM PST · by Vision
    Email ^ | 1/22/13 | Joel Osteen
    Give Your Faith a Voice Today's Scripture “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak.” (2 Corinthians 4:13, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Every believer has been given a measure of faith. In order to see the promises of God come to pass in your life, you have to give your faith a voice. You must declare what God says about you in His Word. Those seeds of faith inside you are activated when you speak them out into...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 22, 2013]

    01/22/2013 4:43:32 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Am I Looking To God? "Look to Me, and be saved . . ." —Isaiah 45:22 Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved . . . .” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2013 #1

    01/22/2013 4:31:05 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 309 replies
    Freepers Who Care | JANUARY 22, 2013 | TM CREW
    ~2003~THREAT MATRIX~2013~ TM LAST 73 72 71 SEVENTY 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 SIXTY 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 FIFTY 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 FORTY 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 THIRTY 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 TWENTY 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 TEN 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 ONE MM
  • TRIPOLI’S FALL IMMINENT AS BRITISH CLOSE IN; GERMANS AGAIN PUSH FRENCH BACK IN TUNISIA (1/22/43)

    01/22/2013 4:25:40 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/22/43 | Grant Parr, Raymond Daniell, Harold Callender, Ralph Parker, Milton Bracker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • 7 Political Questions for Republicans Who Support Amnesty

    01/22/2013 4:03:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Republicans who support amnesty are like global warming alarmists. They can't answer the most basic questions about what they believe. Since the Republican Party is now once again considering going to war with itself over amnesty instead of trying to move the ball forward for conservatism, it seems like a good time to ask some of the crucial questions that always seem to be conspicuously ignored because the pro-amnesty side has no answers. 1) How many net votes would the GOP lose if illegal immigrants become citizens? Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney 73% to 27% with Hispanic voters. Given that...
  • Israel: America's Model for Reducing Violent Crime (Part 1 of 2 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

    01/22/2013 3:55:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Chuch Norris
    This past week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's general election Tuesday, Jan. 22. I explained in the endorsement: "You might think I'm a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu." Netanyahu's leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967, when he was a part of the Israel Defense Forces' elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. And they were just as obvious in his public service through the years, as I...
  • Study: "Debt Problem Began Four Decades Ago"

    01/22/2013 3:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reminds Americans that, contrary to the narrative that huge deficits and debt are merely a recent product of the Great Recession, the problem began over forty years ago. Daniel Thornton, the St. Louis Fed's Vice President and economic adviser, finds what conservatives have been saying all along is true: it's steadily increasing government spending, not a lack of tax revenues, that's causing all of this. [A]fter 1970, both revenues and expenditures increased on average relative to the previous two decades; however, revenue increased marginally while expenditures increased significantly... on...
  • Premiums set to rise this year in run-up to ObamaCare tax on insurance industry

    01/22/2013 3:35:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/21/2013 | By Joseph Weber
    While the most sweeping provisions of the health care overhaul have not yet gone into effect, plenty of Americans will still be paying higher insurance premiums this year -- as insurance companies try to preemptively cover the cost of a tax increase included in President Obama's Affordable Care Act. That tax doesn't take effect until next year, when other major provisions like the so-called "individual mandate" and insurance subsidies also kick in. But that hasn't stopped insurance companies from charging higher premiums this year to cover the hike, as well as the cost of ObamaCare benefits such as free birth...
  • Today's Toons 1/22/13

    01/22/2013 3:23:21 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 1/22/13 | pookie18
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  • Russia to outlaw 'homosexual propaganda' and ban public events that promote gay rights.

    01/22/2013 3:09:57 AM PST · by klpt · 50 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 21 January 2013 | Sarah Johnson
    A public kiss between two men could be defined as illegal 'homosexual propaganda' and bring a fine of up to Ł10,000 if a bill that comes up for a first vote this month becomes law in Russia. The legislation being pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church would make it illegal to tell minors information that is defined as ‘propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism.’ It includes a ban on holding public events that promote gay rights.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 22, 2013

    01/22/2013 3:00:39 AM PST · by sneakers · 27 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Upside Down Flag flown at Inaugural

    01/22/2013 2:53:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    At least one brave and patriotic American attended the Presidential Inauguration and is in the parade route with an American flag in the 'distress position' and the white Gadsden flag by the way, which is affiliated with the Culpepper Militia Minutemen so they were very brave! LINK HERE: go to photo #50 http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/21/opinion/opinion-inauguration-roundup/index.html?hpt=op_t1 —
  • 'White and black don't mix'

    01/22/2013 2:12:07 AM PST · by Anila · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 01/20/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Take one stripper with California, golden-girl looks. Lock her up for acting crazy. Ads by Google emeibaby Tuch- und Tragepatentierte Bauch -und Rückentrage Versandkostenfrei nach A und D emeibabyshop.at easycare BabytragetuchTragetücher in schlichten Designs Onlineshop und einfache Anleitung www.easycare.at One day later, release her into the most dangerous ghetto in Chicago – dressed only in short shorts and a bikini top. At night. Still acting crazy. Deny her pleas for help because “white and black don’t mix.” Then try to figure out what happened when a group of black people take her into the nearby projects, where she is raped...
  • Women, Work, and Freedom

    01/22/2013 2:10:42 AM PST · by cartan · 10 replies
    Takimag ^ | 2013-01-20 | Nicholas Farrell
    Willingly or not, women play a starring role in the death of the West. Women in Europe and America have made one great big fat suicidal error as a result of modern feminism since the movement’s inception: They have confused work with freedom. This confusion has had catastrophic consequences for all of us because it has fatally infected the core activity of any healthy civilization: the creation and upbringing of children. During World War II there was a chilling slogan stamped in wrought iron above the entrance gates of Auschwitz in Poland where it can still be seen: ARBEIT MACHT...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?
  • Museum's ancient 'gaming' display actually primitive toilet paper

    01/21/2013 11:34:48 PM PST · by ApplegateRanch · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10:04 AM GMT 18 Jan 2013
    The Roman artefacts, deliberately shaped into flat discs, have been in the collection at Fishbourne Roman Palace since the 1960s. And up until now the museum thought the items were used for early games, such as draughts. But, a British Medical Journal article has now proposed they have a very different function. The broken pieces range in size from 1 inch to 4 inches in diameter and were excavated near to the museum in Chichester, West Sussex in 1960. It is well publicised that Romans used sponges mounted on sticks and dipped in vinegar as an alternative to toilet paper....
  • Israelis head to polls to elect 19th Knesset

    01/21/2013 11:33:29 PM PST · by onyx · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | LAST UPDATED: 01/22/2013 05:34 | By GIL HOFFMAN
    Concerns about complacency hang over elections as 10,132 polling stations poise to open nationwide; Likud Beytenu worried about dropping below 30 seats; Labor party leader says with high turnout "we can replace Netanyahu." An IDF soldier stands with a ballot box at a base on the Golan Heights, during the 2009 elections Photo: Reuters Israel’s fate for up to the next four years will be decided on Tuesday when 5,656,705 voters will be eligible to choose among 32 parties at 10,132 polling stations nationwide from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Politicians from across the political spectrum expressed optimism that, with...
  • FaceBook inaction

    01/21/2013 11:31:50 PM PST · by Kenika · 20 replies
    Self | 01/22/13 | Kenika
    Where have all the libs gone to....
  • Crowd Takes to Brooklyn Bridge in Push for Gun Limits

    01/21/2013 11:13:05 PM PST · by RC one · 19 replies
    new york times ^ | January 21, 2013 | SARAH MASLIN NIR
    It was an ice cream cone that brought Joseph Allen from New Jersey to the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday morning, where he was singing a song denouncing violence as he marched with hundreds of other parents and children to demand stricter gun control laws. Mr. Allen mounted the bridge for the march, along with a group of about 200 people, by some estimates, drawn together by a social media campaign begun by Shannon Watts, a mother from Zionsville, Ind., who founded One Million Moms for Gun Control after shootings at a Connecticut school.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-22-13, Day of Prayer/Legal Protection of Unborn

    01/21/2013 9:58:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-22-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 22, 2013   Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time  —   Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children  Reading 1 Heb 6:10-20 Brothers and sisters:God is not unjust so as to overlook your workand the love you have demonstrated for his nameby having served and continuing to serve the holy ones.We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagernessfor the fulfillment of hope until the end,so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who,through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises. When God made the promise to Abraham,since he...
  • 'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

    01/21/2013 9:48:38 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 176 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1-22-13 | Dennis Prager
    For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America -- because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones. By "social conservatism," I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity -- liberty, "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum." It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist...
  • State Controlled Media pressing "Slave Patrols" reason for 2nd Amendment / Dr. Carl T. Bogus

    01/21/2013 9:46:24 PM PST · by horsappl · 24 replies
    Fergus Falls Journal ^ | 01-21-13 | Mike Van Horn
    Our fast and furious president It is time to examine the motives of President Obama, in light of his campaign to weaken American citizens by restricting access to arms... ...President Obama’s exectutive branch armed criminals, resulting in murders in the U.S. and Mexico. The guns Obama’s administration authorized were primarily semi-automatic AK47′s, what Obama refers to as “assault weapons”. President Obama is advocating the American citizen to be weaker than the criminals that recieved “Fast and Furious” guns. President Obama’s actions are the exact reason the second amendment was written.
  • Two strippers, one pregnant, brawl over a dollar

    01/21/2013 9:31:36 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    AP via Houston Comical ^ | January 21, 2013
    JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Two dancers at an exotic club in Juneau have been cited after they allegedly brawled over a dollar bill.A Post-Crescent of Appleton report says one of the women is pregnant.Dodge County deputies say they were called to Silk Exotic last week to break up a fight. They say it started when a customer tried to give a dollar to one of the dancers but the other dancer took it.
  • Arizona Senator Jeff Flake to consider "Universal Background Checks"

    01/21/2013 9:24:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Freshman Senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, appears to be bending from pressure in the media to "do something" to infringe on Second Amendment Rights. Given the rumors about Senator John McCain, one wonders if John may be giving his younger colleague advice. On Sunday, 20 January, this was published in the Arizona Republic: Echoing many of his lower-chamber colleagues on Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he likely would have a hard time supporting a new federal ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines but suggested there may be common ground on universal background checks. “I’ve always said we’ve got...
  • Obama says decade of war ending (Neville Chamberlain II)

    01/21/2013 9:24:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Associate Press ^ | Jan 21, 12:07 PM EST | none stated
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  • Masked Mexican vigilantes take to the streets to protect their villages from the drug cartels

    01/21/2013 9:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2013
    Tired of the scourge of organized crime, civilians in two rural towns in southwestern Mexico have taken matters into their own hands over the last two weeks. Since the second week of January, around 800 masked and armed residents have set up vigilante groups who are manning checkpoints, imposing curfews and arresting alleged criminals. This unofficial police force says they are providing security for the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Teconoapa in Guerrero state, an area that has been hit hard by Mexico's drug violence. More than 70,000 people killed across the country since 2006 and residents in...
  • MORAL IMPERATIVE: Rep John Campbell, CA 45th

    01/21/2013 8:39:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    campbell.house.gov ^ | 21 January 2013 | Rep. John Campbell
    Moral Imperative: I speak often in these pages about things fiscal, financial and economic. Given that I am a CPA and sit on three committees in Congress that deal with money (Budget, Financial Services and Joint Economic), this is to be expected. But, I am not all about money. And, the nation's problems are not all about money. As big a problem as our debts and deficits are, they are emblematic of deeper and actually more significant moral and cultural issues. For some time now, we have heard of those who Tom Brokaw dubbed "the greatest generation", those who sacrificed...
  • Clues to Prehistoric Human Exploration Found in Sweet Potato Genome

    01/21/2013 8:39:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    Science ^ | 21 Jan 2013 | Lizzie Wade
    Europeans raced across oceans and continents during the Age of Exploration in search of territory and riches. But when they reached the South Pacific, they found they had been beaten there by a more humble traveler: the sweet potato. Now, a new study suggests that the plant's genetics may be the key to unraveling another great age of exploration, one that predated European expansion by several hundred years and remains an anthropological enigma. Humans domesticated the sweet potato in the Peruvian highlands about 8000 years ago, and previous generations of scholars believed that Spanish and Portuguese explorers introduced the crop...