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  • Chinese man keeps himself alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

    01/22/2013 6:54:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 56 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 22 January 2012 | Clair Bates
    •Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills •He said two of his friends had died after building and using similar machines •Offered Government medical aid after story went national, but says nearest hospital is too far away and too crowded Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine. Hu, who suffers from kidney disease, made it from kitchen utensils and old medical instruments after he could no long afford hospital fees. He was a college...
  • In India, it’s illegal for IKEA to sell the following products

    01/22/2013 6:53:51 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 22, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog In India, it’s illegal for IKEA to sell the following products In India, it’s illegal for IKEA to sell the following products: Home and office use products, solutions, fittings, furnishings and accessories including stationeryTextile products including apparels and fabricsConsumer electronics and accessoriesCleaning products and accessoriesLeather productsStorage and sorting products and accessoriesChildren’s products and accessoriesSafety-related productsTravel-related productsCosmetics and accessoriesRecycling solutions and productsLifestyle products and accessoriesDecorative productsGift articles and accessoriesFood and beverages to be served at the IKEA restaurants and café to customers in the IKEA retail storesBeach products and accessories Apparently, the Indian government would prefer to...
  • Tiger Woods: I left California over tax rates too [VIDEO]

    01/22/2013 6:51:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/22/13 | David Martosko
    During a press conference Tuesday, golf legend Tiger Woods said he moved to Florida in 1996 because of California’s high tax rates. The comments came after fellow golfer Phil Mickelson hinted Sunday that he might leave the Golden State — or perhaps even move out of the U.S. completely — because of income tax increases. “I moved out of here back in ’96 for that reason,” Woods told reporters at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif. (RELATED: Pro golfer Phil Mickelson may leave US in response to state, federal income tax hikes) “I enjoy Florida, but also...
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show

    01/22/2013 6:51:22 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    NRA ^ | January 22, 2013 | NRA
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • PHOTOS - World War II Army Nurses Wearing Gas Masks

    01/22/2013 6:50:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy | Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy
    Members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, 1942. U.S. Army Nurse Corps members in formation. World War II Army Nurses onning their gas masks. Mary Brown, Nurse and Soldier
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:50:21 PM PST · by Politicalmom · 7 replies
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • Beyonce forced the U.S. Marines to fake it to.

    01/22/2013 6:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1/22/2013 | Geofrrey Ingersoll
    So not only did Beyoncé lip sync her performance, but she essentially forced the Marine Corps band to pretend to be playing their instruments. Kristin DuBois, a spokesperson for the band, said "the Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times writes: The Marine Corps Band has confirmed that it, along with Beyonce Knowles, faked Monday’s national anthem at President Obama’s second Inaugural. Band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn conducted the Star-Spangled Banner energetically, but the band members were actually mimicking blowing...
  • Netanyahu, allies narrowly cling to victory in Israeli election

    01/22/2013 6:40:59 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2013 | AP
    JERUSALEM – In a stunning setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election Tuesday, exit polls showed, possibly forcing the incumbent Israeli leader to invite surprisingly strong moderate rivals into his government and soften his line toward the Palestinians. TV exit polls showed the hard-liners with about 61 seats in the 120-seat parliament, a bare majority, and the counts could change as actual votes are tallied. The unofficial TV results had Netanyahu winning only 31 seats, though he combined his Likud Party with the far-right Yisrael Beitenu for the voting. Running separately four...
  • It might not get weirder than this

    01/22/2013 6:35:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Disclaimer: I am a North Korea amateur and can only share what it's like to be part of a NK-bound delegation. Straightforward trip report here: no discussion of meeting details or intentions--just some informal observations.
  • Schultz Salutes Obama's Plan For Republicans:'Grab The Jugular'

    01/22/2013 6:32:04 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember then-obscure Senator Barack Obama's speech to the 2004 DNC? All the no blue state, no red state stuff? Fugedaboutit. Now, he's all about killing—figuratively of course—his political opponents. Schultz sees Obama for what he is: and applauds him for it, of course. On his MSNBC show tonight, Schultz repeatedly claimed--polls notwithstanding--that America is a center-left, progressive country. On Obama's coming battles over his liberal agenda, Schultz said--with a sly grin--that when it comes to Republicans, the president's plan is to "grab the jugular." View the video here.
  • Obama Brings God Into the Climate-Change Fight

    01/22/2013 6:31:26 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | By Will Oremus
    Here is what Obama said: "We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other...
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:30:51 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Ammoland
    MISSOULA, Mont. --(Ammoland.com)- Due to recent decisions instituted by Reed Exhibitions regarding the disallowing of legal modern sporting rifles, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will withdraw as an exhibitor and conductor of the elk calling contest from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. RMEF believes the actions taken by Reed, a British company, are detrimental to the Second Amendment and our right as Americans to bear arms. RMEF reached this decision after careful deliberations and taking into account the stance of our members, volunteers, industry partners and fellow hunters. We urge Reed Exhibitions to reconsider its policies to...
  • Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby (Roe vs. Wade)

    01/22/2013 6:29:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/22/13 | ReproductiveRight100·
    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade we didn't buy a ruby. Instead, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked Mehcad Brooks of the USA Network's "Necessary Roughness" and HBO's "True Blood" to prepare a special video message just for you. To learn more and to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights visit DrawTheLine.org.
  • US government seeks 30 to 35 years imprisonment for David Headley

    01/22/2013 6:21:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Washington - The United States has sought a jail term of 30 to 35 years for American born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley for his role in Mumbai attack and other terror activities. "The government submits that a sentence of 30 to 35 year's imprisonment strikes a fair and just balance between the aggravating and mitigating factors applicable to Headley." "While there is no question that his criminal conduct was deplorable, his decision to cooperate, and the uniquely significant value that cooperation has provided to the government's efforts to combat terrorism, support the government's recommendation," Attorney Gary S Shapiro said in...
  • Drunk driving permits approved as suicide prevention method in Ireland

    01/22/2013 6:20:13 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    he Kerry county council in Ireland has approved a measure that would allow for the creation of drink-drive permits, allowing motorists to drive in rural areas if they have had "two or three drinks." The Guardian reports the measure was brought to the council by a local government official, Danny Healy-Rae, who claims allowing such activity would help combat depression and suicide in the area. Healy-Rae, who conveniently owns a pub in the county, claims the move will help lonely people who have been without a social outlet since stricter drinking and driving laws were enacted. He also insists, "They're...
  • Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico in fight against cartels

    01/22/2013 6:18:19 PM PST · by exbrit · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/2013 | Unspecified
    "In less than a month, they have done something that the army and state and federal police haven't been able to do in years," said local resident Lorena Morales Castro, who waited in a line of cars at a checkpoint Friday. "They are our anonymous heroes." Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/21/vigilante-squads-spring-up-in-mexico-in-fight-against-cartels/#ixzz2IlDpMg3b
  • Tennessee To Rollout Temporary Paper IDs Statewide

    01/22/2013 6:17:45 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Channelr News ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Adam Ghassemi
    DICKSON, Tenn. – Paula Ruppert went to her local Driver Service Center over the lunch hour Tuesday to get her license renewed, but she only left with a paper ID. She can blame it on identity thieves. The longtime waitress knows how vulnerable personal information can be. "I have to check credit cards. I have to check everything, the back of their driver's license everything. Just so I can run a credit card," Ruppert said. "It's important to know that somebody can't steal my driver's license.". The Tennessee Department of Safety is testing a "centralized issuance" system in Dickson, Robertson,...
  • No assault rifle at Newtown (aired Dec. 15, 2012)

    01/22/2013 6:16:36 PM PST · by simka · 39 replies
    http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495 NBC finally admits "No AR-15 at Newtown
  • High school graduation rate hits 78.2 percent, highest since 1974 (surge in Hispanic rate)

    01/22/2013 6:13:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/22/13 | James B. Kelleher - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Graduation rates at high schools have improved to their highest level in nearly 40 years, driven by a surge in the percentage of Hispanic students earning diplomas, a government study released on Tuesday showed. ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan said .. he was especially encouraged by the improvement among Hispanic students, whose graduation rates surged 10 percent to 71.4 percent between 2006 and 2010, .. ... Across the United States, four-year graduation rates were highest for students of Asian and Pacific-Islander heritage at 93.5 percent, .. white students at 83 percent, and Hispanic students at 71.4 percent,...
  • The Wrong Automation

    01/22/2013 6:08:46 PM PST · by Wuli · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 24, 2010 | kaseycorp
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  • Poll to FReep: How would you rate President Obama's Inauguration speech?

    01/22/2013 6:04:20 PM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 38 replies
    KGUN9 News TV Tucson ^ | 1-22-2013 | KGUN9 News TV Tucson
    How would you rate President Obama's Inauguration speech? Excellent, Good, Bad, Undcided
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Is Your Summer Ride? ~ 23 January 2013

    01/22/2013 6:03:13 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know .... What Is Your Summer Ride? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-22-13

    01/22/2013 5:58:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-22-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Obama Plays the Gay Card

    01/22/2013 5:48:07 PM PST · by grumpa · 29 replies
    Faith Facts Publishing ^ | january 22, 2013 | Charles Meek
    Obama played the gay card in his inaugural address. There is a lot of misconception about homosexuality. Frankly, most of what we hear is based in ignorance. Let’s get to the truth about this issue. This is a very brief summary of our article at http://www.faithfacts.org/christ-and-the-culture/gay-rights. In the original article we cite numerous scientific studies which we invite the reader to investigate. 1. What causes homosexuality? There is no scientific evidence to support the idea that homosexuality is genetic. All such studies that once purported to support that idea of a gay gene have been discredited. There are various factors,...
  • France Brings Bigger Gunships, Heavy Artillery to Mali as Militants Dig In (Link Only)

    01/22/2013 5:46:52 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    January 22, 2013
    This is a Wired.Com article, and as such, can only be linked to, not directly posted.
  • Chairman Paul Ryan, Meet DOJ Lawyer Daniel Freeman

    01/22/2013 5:39:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 22, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    I thought you might like to learn more about the fellow who boasted he started that wave of boos at your inaugural appearance : Department of Justice Voting Section lawyer Daniel Freeman. Here at PJ Media we’ve been covering Freeman’s partisan enforcement of federal election laws for years . We understand, however, that your duties setting spending levels for federal agencies like the Department of Justice often leave you too busy to keep up with the partisan rot deep inside the civil service at DOJ. If your duties as chair of the House Committee on the Budget permit just a...
  • Pro-Life Events Across Nation Mark 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

    01/22/2013 5:38:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    TheNewAmerican.com ^ | Jaunary 19, 2013 | Dave Bohon
     Saturday, 19 January 2013 11:30 Pro-Life Events Across Nation Mark 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Written by  Dave Bohon   On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court issued its infamous Roe v. Wade decision that effectively granted women the right to “terminate” a pregnancy, thus condemning, at last count, over 50 million pre-born babies to death. One year later, on January 22, 1974, pioneering pro-life leader Nellie Gray launched the first March for Life rally that brought 20,000 pro-life activists together on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to pray, protest, and plan for the overturning of...
  • Last major gun dealer from Lancaster County pulls out of Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 5:36:06 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 36 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | P.J. REILLY
    On Tuesday afternoon, The Sportsman's Shop in New Holland was the last major gun dealer from Lancaster County still scheduled to attend the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. On Tuesday evening, owner Joe Keffer pulled the plug. "As a member of the Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, I have been working, in good faith, with Reed to find a compromise to allow the show to continue at the caliber to which my fellow exhibitors, manufacturers and the more than 200,000 attendees have come to expect," Keffer wrote on the store's Facebook page. "After nearly...
  • What Is The Most Inappropriate Four-Letter Word That Can Be Said In Planned Parenthood?

    01/22/2013 5:33:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-22-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Smith & Wesson pulls out of Pennsylvania sports show to protest restrictions on display

    01/22/2013 5:29:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 49 replies
    Smith & Wesson will not attend or support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa. in response to organizers banning the display and sell of tactical-looking firearms often called assault rifles from the show. Smith & Wesson manufacturers a successful line of what it and the industry calls “modern sporting rifles” under the M&P brand name. ... In a news release, James Debney, president and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said: “As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is...
  • Whitehouse: Syria is the U.S.’s ‘Lafayette Moment’

    01/22/2013 5:27:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/22/13 | staff
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) came out today to the media, calling for the United States to take an active role in the Syrian Civil War that has claimed the lives of over 600,000, half of which are civilians. Whitehouse spoke in favor of direct U.S. intervention, comparing it the U.S. helping the Allied Forces in Europe in World War I.
  • U.K. Rethinks Ties to Europe

    01/22/2013 5:21:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    U.K. Rethinks Ties to Europe In Surprise Shift, Cameron to Offer Vote on Staying in EU, Fueling Trade Worries By CASSELL BRYAN-LOW and NICHOLAS WINNING [image] European Pressphoto Agency U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, leaving Downing Street in London Tuesday, is setting a risky political path. LONDON—Prime Minister David Cameron plans to let the British people vote on whether or not to stay in the European Union, a surprise move critics say will inhibit trade and cast a new shadow over the troubled bloc. More Chief Defends Bank of England's Record Mr. Cameron planned to say in a public address...
  • Jessie Duff to appear on Hannity again tonight (1/22)

    01/22/2013 5:21:37 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    Tonight I will be back on @seanhannity!! Fox News live at 9pmET! Further discussion of demo, and a lil' bit of my opinion! Prayers please!
  • Do you agree with Groupon's decision to pull gun-related promotions? (FREEP THIS POLL!)

    01/22/2013 5:13:17 PM PST · by rarestia · 22 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Christine Webb
    Do you agree with Groupon's decision to pull gun-related promotions? Yes(34%) No(62%) Not Sure(4%)
  • Anyone talking about the inauguration?

    01/22/2013 5:12:36 PM PST · by matt04 · 40 replies
    Self
    Today at work, I did not hear one person discuss the inauguration of Obama Monday. Not one person. I work in MA and nave numerous liberal co-workers. Anone have similar experiences? The day after the election, no one talked about the outcome either. Just walked around eerily silent.
  • NBC's Williams Invites Colin Powell to Slam GOP 'Hatred' and 'Nastiness'

    01/22/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    mrc.org ^ | January 21, 2013 | Kyle Drennen
    In an exchange with former Secretary of State and prominent Obama supporter Colin Powell during NBC's live inauguration coverage on Monday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams urged Powell to go after Republicans: "General, there's just flat-out hatred out there, too. There's nastiness out there in the land. There's nastiness between these two parties....Let's especially go to the Republican Party....What do they do to widen, if it is in their interest, widen their doorway to membership, to entry?" Powell seized the opportunity to double down on his recent smear of the GOP having a "dark vein of intolerance": "I've been...
  • Four colleges to cut faculty hours to Part-time status, blames Obamacare

    01/22/2013 5:10:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | 1/17/13 | Brandon Jones
    Four public colleges and universities: Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University, are all planning to move adjunct and “contingent” faculty members to part-time status in order to avoid an Obamacare provision requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage for at least 95 percent of their workers. **SNIP** Teachers’ associations like AAUP and AFT are bracing for the shift. Next week, AFT will host a webinar for its members addressing “the implications of the Affordable Care Act for contingent faculty.” In the...
  • 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Preview: Prepare To Cry

    01/22/2013 5:06:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    MTV ^ | January 22, 2013 | Josh Wigler
    In space, no one can hear you scream. But in theaters showing movies set in space, everyone should be able to hear you cry — as long as director J.J. Abrams does his job right. In space, no one can hear you scream. But in theaters showing movies set in space, everyone should be able to hear you cry — as long as director J.J. Abrams does his job right.
  • New Zealand environmental advocate launches campaign to ban cats as pets

    01/22/2013 5:04:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his new anti-feline campaign. Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat their last in order to save the nation's unique bird species. He set up a website, called Cats To Go, depicting a tiny kitten with red devil's horns. The opening line: "That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer." He doesn't recommended people euthanize their current cats -- "Not necessarily...
  • State Department delays Keystone pipeline decision

    01/22/2013 4:58:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/13 | Timothy Gardner & Andrew Quinn*
    Washington-The Obama administration has delayed a decision on TransCanada Corp´s rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline until after March, even though Nebraska´s governor on Tuesday approved a plan for part of the line running through his state. "We don´t anticipate being able to conclude our own review before the end of the first quarter of this year," said Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman at the State Department, which had previously said it would make a decision by that deadline. She said the department would take into consideration approval of the line by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman.
  • Help Wanted: Seductive Women to Get Insider Info

    01/22/2013 4:45:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Someone has placed a job placement notice on a controversial online classified ads site seeking "beautiful, sophisticated ladies" to seduce businessmen in hopes of "extracting key pieces of information." .... Let's start with the basics. The legal prohibition against insider trading is not embodied in any specific statute. Instead, the ban is based on an interpretation of a broader ban on fraud under SEC Rule 10b-5. The classical theory of insider trading is that insiders violate Rule 10b-5 by using material, nonpublic information for personal gain in breach of their fiduciary duties. People who don't have fiduciary duties can engage...
  • Couple Gets $75K In Settlement After Arrest For Dancing The Charleston In NYC Subway

    01/22/2013 4:44:18 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Unless you live in the world of Footloose, it’s quite uncommon for dancing to be classified as a crime. But one couple has been defending the right to do the Charleston in public since they were arrested for doing so back in July 2011, and it sounds like they’ve come to a satisfactory resolution. New York City has settled with the couple for $75,000 after police arrested them for dancing in a subway station. From what CBS New York says, it doesn’t sound like the twosome were hotstepping it to solicit money, but were simply dancing together on the station...
  • Veteran stands up for 2nd Amendment at Chicago anti-gun forum (w/video)

    01/22/2013 4:44:03 PM PST · by Kolath · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/22/2013 | Anne Sorock
    After enduring hours of derision and mockery by the panelists at a Chicago-area guns “forum” Sunday, one man in the audience stood up and addressed the crowd, identified himself as a veteran, and proceeded to give a straightforward but passionate defense of his support for the First and Second Amendments.
  • Boehner Commits to Ten-Year Balanced Budget

    01/22/2013 4:43:45 PM PST · by andyk · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 22, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans this afternoon that the GOP’s upcoming budget will balance the federal books in a decade. Due to the Democrats’ control of the White House and Senate, the possibility of that promise becoming law is remote. But the speaker’s vocal support for the idea reportedly drew cheers within the House Republican conference. According to sources in the room, Boehner made the pledge at a closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement. The speaker said that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the budget committee chairman, will lead the effort. Boehner’s commitment is a signal to House conservatives...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright calls on Obama to promote peace (not satire)

    01/22/2013 4:31:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/21/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the president's former pastor whose sermons touched off a firestorm in the 2008 political campaign, urged today that Barack Obama heed the words of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and transform the country into the world's "No. 1 purveyor of peace." **SNIP** Wright said he hasn't seen Obama in person since 2008. "I think that the media created a firestorm that caused him to distance himself from me," he said Monday.
  • Governor Palin: Forty Years Ago Today

    01/22/2013 4:24:46 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Conservatives4Palin via Sarah's Facebook ^ | January 22, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Forty years ago today the Supreme Court rendered its Roe v. Wade decision. Those who believe in the sanctity of human life and long to see America embrace a culture in which innocent life is honored and protected continue to look for a day when humanity is again deemed valuable, where we cherish even those who would be born in “less than ideal circumstances.” Children are our most precious resource and remain the greatest symbol of hope God has given us. This is just one reason why the annual March for Life has been such a powerful aspect of the...
  • Who shot JR this time? Hagman’s ‘Dallas’ character *Spoiler*

    01/22/2013 4:22:08 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    This time, the question will be “Who killed J.R.?” Conniving Texas oil baron J.R. Ewing, played by the late Larry Hagman, will be murdered in an upcoming episode of TNT’s “Dallas” — harkening back to the show’s “Who Shot J.R.?” 1980s heyday. Hagman completed five episodes of the upcoming season before his death on Nov. 23 forced “Dallas” writers to re-tool the series to reflect his passing. “We all felt having J.R. die of natural causes would have been completely inappropriate, not only to the character, but also to Larry Hagman,” series executive producer Cynthia Cidre tells TV Guide Magazine,...
  • Over 150 sponsors pull out of Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show; causing concern over fate of show

    01/22/2013 4:21:47 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 60 replies
    CBS21 ^ | Jan. 22, 2013 | Chris Papst
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is billed as the largest show of its kind in North America. But after the event made a decision to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines, it may now lose that title. "We felt that getting involved last year was a good business decision. It has a lot of coverage, a lot of exposure," said Ben Bode of Trop Gun Shop in Elizabethtown. Trop was one of the first vendors to boycott the show, and their customers responded. Trop's Facebook page exploded with 'likes', they received letter, faxes and praise from clients. But...
  • San Diego Pension Reform Ballot Initiative — the biggest untold story of 2012

    01/22/2013 4:21:44 PM PST · by Kolath · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/22/2013 | Leslie Eastman
    Professor Jacobson made an exceedingly important point yesterday: Our focus must be on “changing what we can change, protecting what we can protect, undermining what we can undermine, acting locally.” Based on my experience in San Diego, I cannot stress enough the vital role that local activism is playing in fiscal reform. Here is Exhibit A as proof of the success of can-do citizen activism: Proposition B – San Diego’s Pension Reform Initiative. The measure, which passed in June 2012 with over 65% of the votes, put new city employees (except police) into a 401(k) style pension, rather than a...
  • Rand Paul 2016: His Role At CPAC Could Put Him On the Path, But Hurdles Remain

    01/22/2013 4:16:44 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies
    policymic ^ | January 22, 2013 | By Grant Ferowich
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), son of the recently-retired libertarian Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), was recently announced as a featured speaker for this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC is essentially a litmus test for the Republican Party; it provides a general sense of the party’s direction. Backed by tremendous Tea Party support, Rand Paul is eyeing a 2016 bid to take the reigns of the country, and he doesn’t care if you know it: "I am different than some in that I'm not going to deny that I'm interested," said Paul. The GOP finds itself in an identity crisis....