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  • Gandhi and Guns: The Mahatma Championed Right to Bear Arms

    01/22/2013 9:25:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 20, 2013 | by Kushagra Aniket
    At a time when President Obama has announced severe gun control proposals, it might come as a surprise to note that Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest champions of non-violence and someone whom the president counts among his personal inspirations, actively campaigned for the right to bear arms during the Indian freedom struggle. Today it is often argued that a large part of the purpose behind the Second Amendment—protection against the prospect of government tyranny—is unjustified or irrelevant. But this argument is strikingly similar to the one advanced by the British colonialists who presented themselves as the redeemers of their...
  • Historic Visit Scheduled Between Pope and Vietnam Communist Leader

    01/22/2013 9:23:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    In a move that surprised many, Benedict XVI will receive today the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party. Nguyen Phu Trong will stop by the Vatican during a tour of European capitals. The audience with Benedict XVI is unusual for several reasons. The first is that Tuesday is usually a rest day for the Pope. In addition, papal audiences are usually reserved for heads of state, and not leaders of political parties.
  • Howard Baker’s sell out of our rights to pursue Democrat voter fraud is still haunting America

    01/22/2013 9:22:30 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The last presidential election produced a number of documented claims of Democrat voter fraud. A group known as truethevote.org has examined the many allegations and readied a list of voter fraud claims they have found to be credible and genuine…… Among America’s registered voters more than 1,800,000 have been proved to be dead. This of course provides more opportunities for fraud by the Party that survives on voter fraud. In Maryland dead people have registered (guess which Party got their check mark) and voted AFTER their death. Over 2,750,000 people are registered to vote in at least two states. We...
  • Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister

    01/22/2013 9:22:24 AM PST · by rawhide · 19 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1-22-13 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances. Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care. "Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government," he...
  • Why Only A Narcissist Would Say "Keep Your Laws Off My Body"

    01/22/2013 9:17:58 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-22-13 | The Looking Spoon
    40 years after Roe v. Wade militant pro-choicers only think of themselves, and they're missing the point...
  • Where is the Breaking Point?

    01/22/2013 9:17:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Spanish banks have already shed 30,000 jobs in ins banking crisis. Another 20,000 cuts are due in 2013, along with pay cuts and reduced pension contribution. In response Spain's Banking Unions Announce Strikes. Workers at three of Spain's bailed-out banks will stage strikes in coming weeks as they fight mass layoffs, unions said on Monday, spreading industrial unrest to a sector where walkouts have so far been rare. While the banks, crippled by a property bubble that burst five years ago, have hogged headlines, employees have so far mostly kept a low profile even as protests become a way of...
  • Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla

    01/22/2013 9:17:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1-22-13 | peter allen
    Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing to move to London to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund, it was claimed today. If the move goes ahead, the controversial Frenchman will become the latest to escape a potential top tax rate of 75 per cent in his home country. He and his former supermodel third wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy would be likely to settle in an affluent district like South Kensington – so becoming the most high profile Gallic celebrity couple in the city.
  • Republicans Against Right-to-Work: Four Michigan Senators voted against worker freedom

    01/22/2013 9:16:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/20/2013 | Jack Spencer
    For nearly two years, many doubted a right-to-work bill had enough support in the State Senate for passage. In December, the measure passed easily. Republicans, led by Gov. Rick Snyder, resoundingly approved the bill, which became a reality after unions in Michigan tried to pass Proposal 2 in November. Four Republican State Senators, however, voted against giving workers the freedom to choose whether they want to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. They were: Sen. Tory Rocca, R-Sterling Heights; Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville; Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek; and Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba. Michigan becoming the...
  • Riding Mass Transit Is Like Inviting 20 Random Hitchhikers Into Your Car....

    01/22/2013 9:14:14 AM PST · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    smalldeadanimals ^ | January 20, 2013 10:32 AM | Kate
    *Disturbing Video* Woman Thrown On Subway Tracks During Violent Attack. Police keep incident secret.
  • BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route (Keystone)

    01/22/2013 9:06:01 AM PST · by Zeneta · 31 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | January 22, 2013 | By Deena Winter
    BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route....... LINCOLN — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline path through Nebraska, putting the final decision squarely in the lap of President Obama’s administration. snip
  • Bumber Sticker

    01/22/2013 9:05:51 AM PST · by al baby · 47 replies
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  • Forty Years in the Wilderness

    01/22/2013 9:03:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Marvin Olasky
    Abraham Lincoln, deeply troubled by four years of Civil War bloodletting, gave a great second inaugural address in 1865. By then Lincoln saw slavery as a terrible stench in God’s nostrils, so he mused about why God was taking so long to blow it away with His mighty breath. Lincoln’s words: “If God wills that [the war] continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago,...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
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    01/22/2013 8:45:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 88 replies
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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...