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  • Did Beyoncé Lip-Sync the Star-Spangled Banner?

    01/22/2013 9:01:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 1/22/13 | Sophie Gilbert
    <p>Beyoncé sang the national anthem at yesterday’s inauguration ceremony for President Obama and received overwhelming praise for her performance, ranging from Business Insider (“It was just amazing”) to TMZ (“f*cking awesome”). Beyoncé’s Instagram photo of herself in a recording studio with members of the Marine Corps Band.</p>
  • The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 2: Demonizing the Opposition

    01/22/2013 8:55:00 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    Most modern-day leftists in Western countries have abandoned the idea of a violent revolution, having replaced it with "the long march through the institutions" as part of the culture war to transform the society through cultural hegemony. Instead of commanding firing squads, they play mind games of manipulative illusions, in which the demonization of dissent plays a crucial role. The basic premise hasn't changed: as much as the statists want you to love them, they want you to hate their opponents even more
  • Bali drugs: Death sentence for Briton Lindsay Sandiford

    01/22/2013 8:54:52 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    A 56-year-old British grandmother has been sentenced to death by firing squad in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Lindsay Sandiford was arrested at Bali's airport in May last year after 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine was found in the lining of her suitcase during a routine customs check. Sandiford, whose last UK address was in Gloucestershire, said she was coerced into bringing the drugs to the island. Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire has condemned the sentence. He told MPs the government strongly objected to the death penalty imposed. Her lawyers have said they were "surprised" at the verdict and would appeal. Prosecutors...
  • Need help finding old court ruling

    01/22/2013 8:54:36 AM PST · by jstaff · 12 replies
    I seem to remember an older federal court ruling that addressed the number of rounds a weapon's detachable magazine could hold. IIRC it said something to the effect that a 12-round magazine was not materially different from an 8 or 10 round magazine, and therefore the capacity of a detachable magazine could not be regulated. Does anyone else recall this, or am I finally losing it? Any help will be appreciated, my hair is gray enough.
  • No Backdated Punishment in Eden by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.

    01/22/2013 8:51:08 AM PST · by fishtank · 29 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Jan. 2013 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
    No Backdated Punishment in Eden by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * At the end of Day Six, God said all was “very good” (Genesis 1:31), which means no death existed on earth because death is not good (Romans 8:20-22, 1 Corinthians 15). No animals died or were eaten before Adam sinned (Genesis 1:29-30, 9:1-4). Likewise, the Bible doesn’t mention the existence, much less the death, of any pre-Adamite subhuman primates before Adam sinned.1 Adam’s sin triggered the curse of death, fulfilling God’s warning (Romans 5:12-21). Only then did Adam experience the death that God had warned about. But...
  • Obama's Anti-Zionism

    01/22/2013 8:48:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 22, 2013 | Daniel Pipes
    Were Barack Obama re-elected, I predicted two months before the Nov. 2012 presidential vote, "the coldest treatment of Israel ever by a U.S. president will follow." Well, election's over and that cold treatment is firmly in place. Obama has signaled in the past two months what lies ahead by: Choosing three senior figures – John Kerry for State, John Brennan for the CIA, and Chuck Hagel for Defense – who range from clueless to hostile about Israel.Approving a huge gift of advanced weapons - 20 F-16 fighter jets and 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks - to the Islamist government in Egypt...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOON-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 22,2013

    01/22/2013 8:45:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 88 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 22,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Some questions for Secretary Clinton when she testifies on Benghazi this week

    01/22/2013 8:45:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/13 | Scott Varland
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify on the Benghazi debacle before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, two days after President Obama is inaugurated. I doubt that very many journalists and citizens will closely follow the hearing held so soon after the inauguration. But even so, I have some questions that a member of the Committee may want to ask. (Of course, these questions are the tip of the iceberg.) 1. On October 15, 2012, did you take responsibility for the lapses in Benghazi security that resulted in the 9/11/12...
  • Is Qatar fuelling the crisis in north Mali?

    01/22/2013 8:43:36 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies ^ | 22JAN12 | By Mark Thompson (video) Ségolène ALLEMANDOU (text)
    Oil-rich gulf state Qatar has a vested interest in the outcome of the north Mali crisis, according to various reports that have been picked up by French MPs, amid suspicion that Doha may be siding with the rebels to extend its regional influence. Since Islamist groups exploited a military coup in the Malian capital of Bamako in early 2012 to take control of the entire north of the country, accusations of Qatari involvement in a crisis that has seen France deploy troops have been growing. Last week two French politicians explicitly accused Qatar of giving material support to separatists and...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 1: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 8:40:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/22/13 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • Justice Department Report Contradicts Anti-Gun Claims (2001)

    01/22/2013 8:39:45 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    CNS News Service ^ | November 5, 2001 | By Jeff Johnson
    A new Justice Department report on criminal gun use contradicts several anti-gun claims by groups opposing the Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms. One of those groups, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (BCPGV), has long argued against firearms ownership by private citizens except for "legitimate purposes," which the organization does not believe, based on its writings, include self-defense. The group promoted President Clinton's ban on so-called "assault weapons," legislation that prevents law-abiding citizens from possessing many semiautomatic firearms. "Until 1994, when the federal assault weapons ban passed Congress as part of President Clinton's crime...
  • The 'Best' Countries In The World Have Changed A Lot Since 1988

    01/22/2013 8:37:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/22/2013 | Rob Wile
    The Economist Intelligence Unit recently published its "Where To Be Born in 2013" list, a measure of which countries provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.WOND, an infographics and data visualization outfit based outside London, has put together a great repackaging of the data, which also included the list from 1988.Needless to say, things have changed over the past 25 years.With their permission, we're republishing it here. (Check them out at WOND/EIUAnd here are the measures:  Material wellbeing as measured by GDP per head (in $, at 2006 constant PPPS)Life expectancy...
  • Stoic Musing

    01/22/2013 8:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 22, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill... I can neither be harmed by any of them, for no man will involve me in wrong, nor can I be angry with my kinsman or hate him; for we have come into the world to work together... -Meditations Marcus Aurelius I find speaking to people all the time, from all walks of life, that people are wearier of other people, which really means, they are weary of...
  • HAM Vanity - Technician looking to work your local repeater for QSL

    01/22/2013 8:36:38 AM PST · by struggle
    Me | 01/22/13 | struggle
    My call is KK4NWA out of Waxhaw NC looking to get some QSL and maybe some QSL card exchange. Reply your sign and location and I'll try to work you. Or mail it to me if you want to keep it private.
  • Vandals spray-paint 93-year-old World War II veteran's home

    01/22/2013 8:31:29 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 20 replies ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | Phillip Mena
    Jan. 21, 2013: Two teenagers are accused of spray-painting walls and furniture inside a 93-year-old World War II veteran's home, and police say that paint helped them identify their suspects. Phillip Mena reports.
  • Hava Nagila Texas Style

    01/22/2013 8:30:16 AM PST · by Wuli · 9 replies
    Cornerstone Church ^ | October 28, 2008 | CUFI Cornerstone Singers
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  • Reconciling Roe v. Wade

    01/22/2013 8:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Roe v. Wade, the SCOTUS decision that legalized abortion in the United States, marks a dubious 40th anniversary on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  According to published data by the Guttmacher Institute more than 55 million abortions have been performed during the last four decades.  Abortion -- and those children who were never born – exist in a place that is primarily out-of-sight and out-of-mind.  Although legally protected, abortion is among the few unspeakables in American society.  Thus, comprehending the impact on American society is even more difficult.  In a sense, it is hard to understand that which you never see. ...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: For first time, majority thinks abortion should be legal in all or most cases

    01/22/2013 8:23:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | AllahPundit
    If you're hung over from drinking the blues away on Inauguration Day, bad news: It's time to open another beer. New numbers on the 40th anniversary of Roe: According to the poll, 54 percent of adults say that abortion should be legal either always or most of the time, while a combined 44 percent said it should be illegal – either with or without exceptions...In addition, a whopping 70 percent of Americans oppose the Roe v. Wade decision from being overturned, including 57 percent who feel strongly about this...By comparison, just 24 percent now want the Roe v. Wade decision...
  • Levin to Conservatives: FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

    01/22/2013 8:23:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "The day may come -perhaps soon- when abandoning the GOP for a new party is the best way to deal with events and stop the rise of tyranny.  I think the answer -at this moment- is for conservatives to retake the Republican Party. Reagan did it, and Reagan was opposed by the Republican establishment every step of the way, including the Bush family..." Mark Levin of course good to tune-into on a depressing Inauguration Day- and The Great One was in fine form yesterday afternoon: ...I don’t think Obama knows exactly what (Obama’s) going to go for in his second term,...
  • Pen colour makes students anxious

    01/22/2013 8:23:09 AM PST · by Daffynition · 34 replies
    News.AU .com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Lucy Kippist
    RED pen is bad for children's development. Or so say US researchers from University of Colorado who claim the pen colour can have a negative impact on how students feel about themselves and their teachers.