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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 24 January 2013

    01/23/2013 6:02:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SHARED VISION Navy Cmdr. Jeff Saville tours his son around the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill during a family day cruise in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012. The Bunker Hill hosted more than 180 guests to show them the operational capabilities and life aboard the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karolina A. Martinez Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. DOOR GUNNER A coalition special operations forces member...
  • The Peaceful Transfer of Mobocracy

    01/23/2013 6:01:21 PM PST · by drewh · 5 replies
    The disturbing hollowness of Obama’s inauguration derives from this more subtle form of revolution. All the usual trappings of tradition were on display but at the service of a revolutionary ideology antithetical to them. Obama swore to uphold the Constitution, by which he meant his lawless reading of it. He invoked God-given rights, by which he meant man-made ones. “There is no mob” here, said Republican Senator Lamar Alexander in his inaugural remarks, praising the day’s “orderly” transfer of power. But Obama’s concept of a living constitution is a species of mobocracy, in that it revolves around a demagogue seducing...
  • GEICO: Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled...

    01/23/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by kiryandil · 197 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | sundance
    GEICO Insurance Cultural Marxist Hypocrisy – Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled Because He Is In Firearm Business…. Because he makes gun parts for a living this policy holder received a letter from GEICO cancelling his auto insurance. The letter says his auto insurance is being cancelled because he owns a company that manufactures parts for firearms:(fyi, to insure the authenticity I have submitted a copy along with a request for verification to GEICO via email – we’ll see their response)“The reason for cancellation is your vehicle [...] does not meet our underwriting guidelines because it is used in conjunction with a...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-23-13

    01/23/2013 5:47:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-23-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Trayvon remembered during MLK banquet in Daytona

    01/23/2013 5:46:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old on Jan. 15 if he hadn’t been killed in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, at age 39 by an assassin’s bullet. Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 years old this coming Feb. 5 had he not been shot and killed Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford at 7:17 p.m. while walking from a store to an apartment in a gated community. How both deaths galvanized a nation was explored on Jan. 17 during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. banquet in Daytona Beach. Derrick Henry, Daytona’s...
  • Egyptian president to U.S. senators: Watch out for those Jews who control your media

    01/23/2013 5:43:25 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    The only silver lining in having the Muslim Brotherhood run Egypt is the grim amusement we’ll get from watching American diplomats forced to continuously polish this guy’s rhetorical turds. This latest one was dropped at the same meeting where McCain et al. supposedly gave him a talking-to about his anti-semitic comments in 2010 before they flounced out in front of the microphones and promised to keep the foreign aid flowing to Cairo. And they were true to their word. Just this morning, four F-16s left the U.S. destined for Egypt as part of our aid package. Twelve more will follow....
  • Hillary Clinton tries to silence Bindi Irwin on population growth

    01/23/2013 5:43:25 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 25 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 24th January 2013 | Kristin Shorten
    PASSIONATE wildlife campaigner Bindi Irwin has gotten into a biff with one of the world's most powerful women. The 14-year-old has stood her ground after an essay she was invited to write for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-journal was drastically edited before it was to be published. The young conservationist, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, was asked to write 800-1000 words on why she had chosen to devote her life's work to wildlife conservation. The piece was supposed to be published in the December issue titled Go Wild Coming Together for Conservation as part of...
  • Hillary Laments Lack of Funding

    01/23/2013 5:40:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11:45 AM, Jan 23, 2013 | Daniel Harper
    Hillary Clinton lamented the lack of State Department funding at a hearing this morning on the Benghazi terror attack on Capitol Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YbyIdPVkCxUThe implication in the exchange is that the Republican led House of Representatives has threatened the security of State Department officials abroad.
  • Stem-cell approach shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    01/23/2013 5:28:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | January 14, 2013 | NA
    University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Suzanne Berry-Miller, veterinary clinical medicine professor Robert O’Brien.Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice that model the pathology associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) prevents the decrease in heart function associated with DMD. Their findings appear in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the gene for dystrophin, a protein that anchors muscle cells in place when they contract. Without dystrophin, muscle contractions tear cell membranes, leading to cell death. The lost...
  • Hillary Puke Fest: Sound Bites

    01/23/2013 5:26:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, folks, time to get to the audio sound bites. There are too many good ones and I gotta get to some. But I do want to point something out to you. Mrs. Clinton today in her testimony this morning before the Senate committee... Get this, now. Mrs. Clinton said that she has always said the Benghazi attacked was caused by "militants," and that simply isn't true. Mrs. Clinton for weeks went out and blamed the video. She blamed protests. She did not blame Al-Qaeda. She said today that she always blamed Al-Qaeda, that she always said...
  • Ryan blames Republican election loss on poor communication, turnout

    01/23/2013 5:25:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 97 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/23/13 | Thomas Ferraro
    (Reuters) - Ending a self-imposed silence about the November election, 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that he and presidential running mate Mitt Romney lost not because of ideas, but due to ineffective communication.
  • The VAT

    01/23/2013 5:22:11 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 62 replies
    My favorite radio talk show host, Mark Levin, has repeatedly warned us that among the possible new taxes, on retirement accounts and carbon, we can expect first off, a Value Added Tax. The lead-in will be ever wilder annual deficits; the spark may be a another threatened credit downgrade. A new “do something” solution will magically appear from another long weekend séance hosted by Plugs Biden, and voila, the masterminds will determine our once republic must have a VAT . . . NOW! Its European pedigree is well known to the Obot regime and rat masterminds in Congress, and it...
  • IPCC/HadCRUT Data Set Confirms Global Cooling

    01/23/2013 5:21:19 PM PST · by fx45guy · 9 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | 1/23/2013 | Burt Rutan
    Engineer and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan writes to me in an email today: The chart the Alarmists do not want you to see. Human Carbon emissions vs. The ‘Gold Standard’ global temperature data set (chart from C3). The alarmists are now fighting hard to protect their reputations and their damaged careers, not fighting to protect a failed theory of Dangerous Human GHG warming.
  • Limbaugh Unloads On Hillary Clinton's 'Bleeping' Testimony

    01/23/2013 5:17:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    <p>RUSH: Okay, folks, time to get to the audio sound bites. There are too many good ones and I gotta get to some. But I do want to point something out to you. Mrs. Clinton today in her testimony this morning before the Senate committee... Get this, now. Mrs. Clinton said that she has always said the Benghazi attacked was caused by "militants," and that simply isn't true. Mrs. Clinton for weeks went out and blamed the video. She blamed protests. She did not blame Al-Qaeda. She said today that she always blamed Al-Qaeda, that she always said that it wasn't a protest, that it was terrorism.</p>
  • Donald Hornig dies at 92: Ex-Brown president developed atomic bomb

    01/23/2013 5:14:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Donald F. Hornig, a scientist, former president of Brown University, and a key member of the Manhattan Project, has died at 92-years-old. The Associated Press reports that he passed away following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Hornig was a physical chemist who studied at Harvard before working on the Manhattan Project from 1944-1946. The Manhattan Project was the government program that developed the atomic bomb for use in World War II. When asked, in a 1968 interview, about the first atomic detonation, Hornig recalled, "The minute the firing needle dropped off and I knew it had detonated, I dashed out...
  • A Brief History Of Secretary Salazar’s Failures At Interior

    01/23/2013 5:12:18 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 17, 2013
    With the imminent return of Ken Salazar to Colorado, and talk of his future political aspirations bubbling up in the papers, we thought it a good time to recount a brief history of Secretary Salazar’s failures at the Interior Department. ... First and foremost amongst Salazar’s fiascos is the BP oil spill. The Deepwater Horizons disaster is firmly etched in the American conscience as an example of bumbling incompetence and haphazard, if not non-existent, leadership. Salazar mucked up his role so badly that unnamed White House sources spanked him publicly in The Washington Post as an “erratic spokesman” who was...
  • Threat to Israel Explained on Capitol Hill

    01/23/2013 5:10:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13
    The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET, which is Hebrew for “truth), held a series of discussions on Capitol Hill Thursday, to a standing room only crowd of over 80 Congressional staffers, foreign diplomats and citizen activists, focused on the geopolitical and ideological threats facing the nation of Israel. The talks were part of EMET’s Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Seminar Series, a monthly briefing series held on Capitol Hill, intended to inform members of Congress and their staff on Middle East national security matters. Speaking first was Mark Langfan, who specializes in producing 3d topographical maps of Israel and...
  • Nebraska OKs Pipeline; Now It's Climate Myth Vs. Jobs

    01/23/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | January 23, 2013
    Energy: With a clean bill of health from the Cornhusker State's governor, only the president's green base and the State Department's shared belief in nonexistent climate change stands in the way of jobs and growth. As we noted earlier, Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality recently gave the revised Keystone XL pipeline route from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, through that state a thumbs up. Not surprisingly, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the revised Keystone XL pipeline proposal through his state, seemingly removing the last excuse for the Obama administration to delay the economy-boosting pipeline. Yet even before the...
  • The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

    01/23/2013 5:09:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 99 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 23, 2013 | RYAN SMITH
    America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday's news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics and others who will likely now include women. The Pentagon would do well to consider realities of life in combat as it pushes to mix men and women on the battlefield. Many articles have been written regarding the relative...
  • Update: Inaugural Official--Beyonce' 'Did Not Sing Live' Decision Made Night Before Inauguration Day

    01/23/2013 5:05:35 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    Click Orlando.com/CNN ^ | Updated On: Jan 23 2013 07:25:53 PM EST | By Jim Acosta CNN National Political Correspondent
    An inaugural official who asked not to be identified told CNN Wednesday that pop star Beyonc233; lip-synced her performance on Inauguration Day. "She did not sing live," the official told CNN. A pre-recording of the artist's rendition of the National Anthem was played instead. What was heard by spectators and viewers was the sound of that recording, according to the official. The official said Beyoncé made the decision herself the night before Inauguration Day. Quick Clicks Famous lip-syncers caught in the act Beyoncé arrived so late Sunday night she did not have time to rehearse with the U.S. Marine Band,...
  • The Wall St Journal and Fox News are all that remain of legitimate journalism

    01/23/2013 5:04:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-13 | DrJohn
    In May of 2009, Barack Obama made a "joke" at White House Correspondents Dinner. He said about those in attendance: "Most of you covered me (pause)... All of you voted for me." Mildly amusing if it weren't true. Not only do they vote for Obama, they are allied with Obama. They are his public relations people. They protect him. They defend him. In turn, he makes them giddy and tingle. Chrissie Matthews tingles whenever he even thinks of Obama: I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when...
  • Israel at UN: Mali Threatens France? Gaza's in our Living Room

    01/23/2013 5:04:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    As the world begins to lend international support to a French-led military intervention against Islamic terrorists in Mali, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday brought the issue home, comparing the situation in northern Africa to Israel’s fight against terrorism in Gaza. “France’s foreign minister said this month that his country was fighting to prevent the creation of an Islamist terrorist enclave ‘at the doorstep of France and Europe.’ If Mali is on France’s doorstep, Gaza is in Israel’s living room,” Ron Prosor said. Speaking at the UN Security Council’s monthly open debate on the Middle East, the Israeli...
  • White, “Christian” and Treasonous: Who Will They Kill? (Guess who he's talking about?)

    01/23/2013 5:03:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 23, 2013 | Frank Schaeffer
    The battle over gun control has exposed a truth the mainstream media is apparently too shy to mention: A bunch of far right white mostly southern paranoid extremists are preparing for armed revolution and apocalypse. They speak treason: literally. They are preparing to “defend” America from America with arsenals of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition. Their “enemy” is everyone in America not like them. They think the world is ending and/or that the government is out to get them. That doesn’t mean it will happen. But expect violence and assassinations. Their ideology is made up of equal parts racism, evangelical...
  • Ted Turner's son vying in SC congressional primary (R)

    01/23/2013 5:03:37 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/23/13 | Bruce Smith
    Teddy Turner inherited his love of sailing from his father, media magnate Ted Turner. But there is less of a family resemblance when it comes to politics. While the elder Turner leans Democratic, Teddy Turner is running as a Republican in a crowded race for an open South Carolina congressional seat created by a U.S. Senate appointment. "My dad asked, 'What's the minimum amount I can give because you're a Republican?'" Teddy Turner, 49, said. "My dad has been asking for years, 'How the heck did you become so conservative?'"
  • The Cleansing of Mrs. Clinton's Record

    01/23/2013 5:02:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hi, friends. It was a puke fest. It was unlike anything I've ever seen. It was right out of a banana republic. And I've seen it all. I mean, in my 62 short years I've seen a lot. I've never seen groveling, butt kissing, sucking up. I've never seen anything like Hillary Clinton's appearance before a joint congressional committee on that Benghazi guy who went nuts over there in Libya. And I guess everybody's favorite part, she lost her cool at one point. By the way, she opened up crying, which is part of the script. But...
  • So what if abortion ends life? (Barf Alert)

    01/23/2013 4:57:50 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | January 23, 2013 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms. While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life” conversation is often too thorny to even broach....
  • Hillary's New Job For The Obama Administration Fits Her Perfectly

    01/23/2013 4:57:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Lord Monckton: Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Signals End of the Left

    01/23/2013 4:57:00 PM PST · by scottfactor · 34 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/23/2013 | Gina Miller
    I admire England’s Lord Christopher Monckton. He has an impressive history that includes careers as a scientist, editor and journalist, political leader, policy advisor and businessman. He is a strong, fearless voice of reason in the face of the tyrannical, freedom-robbing global warmist hoax. So, it was with great interest that I read his latest column at WorldNetDaily. His piece titled, “Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Marks End of the Left,” makes the case that Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his atrocious, lawless behavior in the United States presidency will ultimately discredit the Left and end its political force. He...
  • NYC lawyers spar with beverage industry in court over large soda ban

    01/23/2013 4:55:17 PM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    New York City defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks today as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health. The first courtroom arguments in the closely watched case ended without an immediate ruling — and with opponents saying they planned to ask a judge to delay enforcement during the suit, which has broached questions of racial fairness alongside arguments about government authority and burdens to business. The NAACP's New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups have joined a legal effort...
  • $20 trillion shale oil find surrounding Coober Pedy 'can fuel Australia'

    01/23/2013 4:51:04 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies
    Adelaide Advertiser ^ | 24th January 2013 | Cameron England
    SOUTH Australia is sitting on oil potentially worth more than $20 trillion, independent reports claim - enough to turn Australia into a self-sufficient fuel producer. Brisbane company Linc Energy yesterday released two reports, based on drilling and seismic exploration, estimating the amount of oil in the as yet untapped Arckaringa Basin surrounding Coober Pedy ranging from 3.5 billion to 233 billion barrels of oil. At the higher end, this would be "several times bigger than all of the oil in Australia", Linc managing director Peter Bond said. This has the potential to turn Australia from an oil importer to an...
  • More skeletons in BBC closet: 83-year-old broadcaster charged with rape

    01/23/2013 4:41:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | IANS
    London - Veteran TV and radio broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault. The 83-year-old BBC presenter is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in 1976. He is also charged with 14 offences of indecent assault against 10 girls aged nine to 16 between 1967 and 1986, The Sun reported. The charges are related to new alleged victims but not linked to his previous court appearance on sex abuse charges, which he has denied. Hall was arrested on Tuesday morning after attending a police station by appointment. He was bailed to face Preston...
  • Lingerie Football League shedding lingerie, and not in the fun way

    01/23/2013 4:39:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    philly.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013, 2:26 PM
    the Lingerie Football League has announced plans to rename itself the “Legends Football League.” As part of the move, the LFL will be ditching the thing that made the league noteworthy in the first place: lingerie. Other changes include new team logos absent of "sexy female figures," redesigned shoulder pads to increase protection, and changing their slogan from "True Fantasy Football" to "Women of the Gridiron." The players will no longer wear modified bras, panties, and garters while playing tackle football on turf (ouch!), instead favoring more traditional performance wear which will “replace all lingerie aspects” of the league’s uniforms....
  • Do You Feel Illegal Immigrants Should Be Allowed To Stay In The US?

    01/23/2013 4:35:10 PM PST · by zeestephen · 34 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 January 2013
    MSN.com Poll - 19% Yes - 77% No - 4% Not Sure - 560,000 Responses
  • Historys Mysteries-The unlikeliest heroes of WWII - The Swordfish.

    01/23/2013 4:33:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 16 replies
    maggiesfarm ^ | Tuesday, January 22. 2013 | Dr. Mercury
    "Hitler's Germany has conquered all of Europe; all except for one resolute island nation. And, with his eye on Russia, Hitler has no interest in fighting Great Britain, he simply wants to relegate it to the inconsequential. This means stopping the supply convoys from America.... . The terrifying armada of U-boats had already caused the American supply ships to huddle in close-knit convoys; perfect targets for the long guns of a battleship. And even if the convoy was accompanied by a cruiser, or even a battleship, that's not much of a challenge when your own battleship is so big and...
  • Man who lost nose to cancer will grow a new one on his arm

    01/23/2013 4:32:45 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/23/2012
    A man who lost his nose to cancer is growing a new one – on his arm, The Belfast Telegraph reported. Scientists are using the unnamed man’s bone marrow cells to grow a new nose on two nose-shaped scaffolds in the lab. Professor Alex Seifalian from University College London told Focus Magazine that an extra nose is being made “just in case someone drops one.” Once the noses are fully grown, one of them will be implanted in the skin on the man’s arm, which will give the nose some skin.
  • With Shakespeare's help, researchers show potential of DNA for storing digital information

    01/23/2013 4:29:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    fox ^ | January 23, 2013
    It can store the information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger, and could keep it safe for centuries. Is this some new electronic gadget? Nope. It's DNA. The genetic material has long held all the information needed to make plants and animals, and now some scientists are saying it could help handle the growing storage needs of today's information society. Researchers reported Wednesday that they had stored all 154 Shakespeare sonnets, a photo, a scientific paper, and a 26-second sound clip from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. That all...
  • Local Man Uses AR-15 To Repel Armed Robbers

    01/23/2013 4:28:40 PM PST · by rochester_veteran · 25 replies
    13wham.com ^ | 1/23/2013 | Evan White
    Rochester, N.Y. — Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment. "They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise. One of them had a handgun trained on Boise. Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond Zheng. "It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," explained Zheng. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag." Zheng...
  • Checkmate: Who's Letting Debt Collectors Terrorize Consumers

    01/23/2013 4:27:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jan 23 2013 | Denise Grollmus
    Julie Orr has plenty of reasons to bounce a check. In just a few years, she's gone from running a successful advertising business to being a single mom on disability. Hers is a dilemma of American life: A leg injury keeps her from working, but she can't afford the surgery without health insurance. Yet Orr says her woes didn't lead her to write a bum check at the grocery store. "Sure, we've fallen on tough times," says the 54-year-old from Riverside. "But I've never bounced a check before in my life. I've always been on top of my finances." Accidentally...
  • Obama's Honeymoon With Hip-Hop Is Over

    01/23/2013 4:25:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    TNR ^ | January 23, 2013 | Eric Nielson
    The Lupe Fiasco debacle only highlighted a deeper fissure. Lupe Fiasco at Sunday's concert. (NowThisNews) At a pre-inaugural party three nights ago, rapper Lupe Fiasco lived up to his reputation for stirring controversy when he played an extended, 30-minute version of his anti-Obama track “Words I Never Said.” For this, he was thrown off the stage by security guards. It’s unclear whether Fiasco was booted for repeating the song’s lyrics ad nauseam or for what StartUp RockOn, the concert’s organizer, described in an official statement as a “bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance.” The debacle raises legitimate questions about the wisdom of...
  • Elderly should ‘hurry up and die’: Japanese minister

    01/23/2013 4:24:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LSN ^ | Hilary White
    TOKYO, January 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The recently-elected government of Japan has made itself heard on the life issues. Finance minister Taro Aso, said on Monday that elderly and financially dependent Japanese have a duty to die quickly to take pressure off the government-funded social service system. “Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die,” Aso said. He described elderly people in need of care as “tube people” and complained that it costs “several tens of millions of yen” a month to care for a patient in the final stages of life. Aso, who...
  • Democrat Wishes Hillary Success in 2016 -- During Benghazi Terrorism Hearing

    01/23/2013 4:20:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Jr. (D-American Samoa) used his time during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya to essentially give his endorsement for Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, saying, "I salute you and I look ahead to 2016, wishing you much success and extending to you my highest regards." “It is no good for any of us to use this tragedy for political gain,” Faleomavaega said at Wednesday’s hearing.
  • NYPD will begin testing a new high-tech device that scans for concealed weapons

    01/23/2013 4:20:48 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 23, 2013 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Get ready for scan-and-frisk. The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday. The department just received a machine that reads terahertz — the natural energy emitted by people and inanimate objects — and allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance. “If something is obstructing the flow of that radiation, for example a weapon, the device will highlight that object,” Kelly said. A video image aired at a Police Foundation breakfast Wednesday showed an officer, clad in a New York...
  • Boycott of Harrisburg show over assault weapon ban snowballs

    01/23/2013 4:17:53 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    Patriot News ^ | January 23, 2013 | David Wenner
    Rob Kaufhold's gut told him it would get "ugly" when the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show banned the presence of assault rifles and high-capacity magazine rounds. The explosiveness of the gun control issue, and the power of social media, he believed, would assure that. His instincts were looking good Wednesday, as a growing list of vendors and celebrities announced they would boycott North America's largest outdoor show, which is set to begin Feb. 2 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. The owner of Lancaster Archery Supply said he quickly concluded outdoor enthusiasts would hold it against his business if...
  • Beyonce' Should Have Sung the National Anthem Live

    01/23/2013 4:17:43 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    US News and World Report Magazine ^ | four hours ago | Susan Milligan
    There's no rational reason to care whether Beyonce was lip-syncing or really singing when she performed at the presidential inaugural Monday. But the disclosure was troubling nonetheless. It's not that we were all cheated, exactly. No one paid to stand outside in the cold to watch the ceremonies (though presumably the well-connected and the sponsors had no trouble getting bleacher seats). It's that Beyonce looked overwhelmed with emotion as she belted out the national anthem, giving the impression that her performance reflected her excitement about Obama being re-elected, or better yet, just pride in American democracy. The fact that she...
  • Pentagon leaders continue push against sequestration

    01/23/2013 4:16:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 4 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 23 Jan 13 | Charles S. Clark
    With the revised deadline for preventing automatic spending cuts only six weeks away, the Defense Department continues its pleas to Congress to come up with a new budget deal because national security readiness “is at a tipping point.” On Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said reluctant preparations for sequestration are a drag on the department. “We’re investing a great number of manhours, resources and intensive planning for sequestration, which we, of course, hope to avoid,” he said. “When you have [forward deployed] service members who are asking about appropriations, that’s a signal to me that [it’s] weighing on their...
  • A battlefield from the War of 1812 is 'frozen in time'

    01/23/2013 4:13:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    lat ^ | January 19, 2013, 10:07 p.m. | Candy Thomson
    For nearly two centuries, musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes? State archaeologist Julie Schablitsky hopes to figure that out. With the help of cadaver-sniffing dogs and history buffs armed with metal detectors, she is retracing the footsteps of Sir Peter Parker, a British marine captain who led 170 troops, and a like number of militiamen commanded by Col. Philip Reed....
  • Sheriff says unconstitutional laws will not be enforced in Collin County (DFW TX Metroplex)

    01/23/2013 4:10:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Plano Courier Star ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bill Conrad and Chris Beattie
    When Collin County Sheriff Terry Box posted his thoughts on the national gun control debate Sunday on Facebook, he did so in response to emails and phone calls he had received from county residents asking for his position on gun control. He knew his post would generate discussion, but he didn't foresee the statement spreading like wildfire across the Internet, Box said Tuesday. While his words have been twisted to say that he will not enforce any new gun laws, Box said this is not the case, adding his comments had nothing to do with the 23 recommendations made by...
  • Nielsen: 20.6 Million Watched Inauguration, Ratings Down 46%

    01/23/2013 4:10:01 PM PST · by John W · 15 replies
    TV Newser ^ | January 23, 2013 | Alex Weprin
    Nielsen says that 20.6 million people across 18 networks watched President Obama be sworn in for his second term Monday. As we noted yesterday, NBC led the way among broadcasters, with CNN topping cable news. The 20.6 million figure was down from 37.8 million viewers in 2009, a drop of 46%. That said, it was an improvement over George W. Bush‘s second inauguration in 2005, which saw a similar percentage drop from his first. In a post explaining the numbers, Nielsen throws in this factoid: Viewership has historically slid for second term inaugurations. Pres. Richard Nixon is the only president...
  • A Common Thread Among Mass Murders....

    01/23/2013 4:05:07 PM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies
    ".....has emerged among the worst mass killings involving firearms in recent US history: Ft Hood: Registered Democrat/Muslim. Columbine: Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals. Virginia Tech: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. Colorado Theater: Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal. Connecticut School Shooter: Registered Democrat; hated Christians. Banning guns won’t help. Maybe we should try banning moonbats.
  • Connecticut Against Gun Violence Offers Tough Legislative Agenda (Confiscation, taxes..)

    01/23/2013 3:58:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Litchfield County Times ^ | January 22, 2013 | Mary E. O’Leary
    FAIRFIELD — Connecticut Against Gun Violence has proposed a tough legislative agenda that would expand the definition of an assault weapon and ban them from the state, including all such existing firearms. CAGV also in its proposal would not grandfather in all large capacity magazines of more than seven rounds that, along with the assault weapons, would have to be destroyed, turned over to police or taken out of Connecticut. New York just adopted a law that reduces the largest capacity magazine from 10 bullets to seven bullets. Connecticut Against Gun Violence is a nonprofit formed in 1993 to advocate...