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  • Anti-Defamation League: Stop using Nazi analogies in gun debate

    01/24/2013 1:00:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 62 replies
    politico.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Anti-Defamation League is calling on critics of gun control legislation to stop using references to Hitler and the Nazis, calling such statements “historically inaccurate and offensive,” especially to Holocaust survivors and their families. The ADL cites the following examples in a new press release: The Drudge Report, under the headline “White House Threatens ‘Executive Orders’ on Guns,” featured photos of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin (Jan. 9). Former Major League pitcher John Rocker wrote on WorldNetDaily.com about what he described as “…the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would never have taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’s Germany...
  • Biden: 'Buy some shotgun shells'

    01/24/2013 12:58:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    politico ^ | 1/24/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "You know, it's harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun, OK. So if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells."
  • Marissa Karp Murder: Father's Decade-Long Investigation Pays Off

    01/24/2013 12:56:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Thursday, Jan 24 2013 | Kyle Swenson
    A weak breeze was pushing in from the south, rippling the broad boulevard of water as it caught the midmorning sun. The canal, wide as a football field, ran north to south, slashing an engineered course through the unruly tangle of low-lying bush in Big Cypress National Preserve. Monica McGivern After a decade, Gary Karp is still pushing for resolution in the murder of his daughter. Courtesy of Gary Karp After spending time in shelters for troubled youth, Marissa Karp ran from the state in April 2002. Courtesy of Gary Karp Since 2005, the Karp family has taken out a...
  • Anti-Gun "Connecticut Against Gun Violence" skipping School Safety and Mental Health hearings

    01/24/2013 12:52:39 PM PST · by matt04 · 4 replies
    Self
    An article was recently posted on FR about CAGV and their anti-2A agenda and proposed legislation. Amongst other things, their proposed ideas include a AW ban of 1 military style feature, limit mags to 7 rounds. No grandfathering, bans possession and sale. Handguns would require a yearly background check, annual fee and three year safety inspection. I have saved their full proposal here: I had never heard of the group before, and decided to do some research. What I found was shocking, but unsurprising. First, on Dec 14, while the bodies were still warm, they posted the following in their...
  • Harbaugh parents brace for ‘thrill of victory’ and ‘agony of defeat’

    01/24/2013 12:52:13 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 4 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night in 2011 – and John Harbaugh beat younger brother, Jim, in the first-ever NFL matchup of coaching brothers – Jack Harbaugh peeked into the Ravens’ locker room after the game. Jack Harbaugh, John and Jim’s father, was impressed by how ecstatic everyone was. There was nothing but celebration and smiling faces. “I thought to myself, we really aren’t needed here,” Jack Harbaugh recalled, speaking to local and national media during a Jan. 24 conference call. He walked across the hallway at the Baltimore football stadium. The mood in...
  • Caption Lurch

    01/24/2013 12:43:40 PM PST · by crosshairs · 29 replies
  • Women must meet same physical standards as men under new order (Link Only)

    01/24/2013 12:40:27 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 50 replies
    This is a USA Today article, and as such, can only be linked to.
  • Cameron prods Europe’s sore spot

    01/24/2013 12:36:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    PressEurop ^ | 24 January 2013 | (Les Echos, Die Welt, Gazeta Wyborcza & 4 others)
    The British Prime Minister’s speech on January 23 on the future of relations between his country and the EU has made the front pages of most European newspapers. The idea of a UK exit provokes reactions ranging from outrage to—more frequently—understanding. There are also many newspapers that, like much of the British press, recognize that Cameron has raised legitimate questions that deserve answers at both the national and European levels. …
  • L.A.’s chocolate prince reigns overseas ( Right Here in California --)

    01/24/2013 12:25:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    businesswithoutborders.com ^ | Monday October 1st, 2012 | Sarah Treleaven
    It’s fair to say that Jonathan Grahm, known in some circles as “the chocolate prince,” is big in Japan. Years ago, the Los Angeles-based chocolatier won a competition in Tokyo – the only American in a sea of Old World European expertise – and has been racing to keep up with demand there ever since. His refined truffles are available in department stores across Japan, and this year he had 72 Valentine’s Day popup shops.Chocolatier Jonathan Grahm, president of Compartes“In Japan, they thought American chocolate was M&Ms, and it’s nice to shatter those stereotypes,” says Grahm.While other international projects –...
  • Feinstein Opens Gun Control Presser With Prayer By Clergyman

    01/24/2013 12:25:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | January 24,2013 | Michael Warren
    The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, said Thursday morning that "people of faith" should come together to fight for gun control against the "gun lobby."
  • If it weren’t for low integrity... [Hillary Testifies With Mendacity]

    01/24/2013 12:25:07 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-24-2013 | MOTUS
    “There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity...You can smell it. It smells like death.”                                       Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof “What difference does it make!!” (snip)Hillary has always been a good student. This was evidenced again yesterday as she maneuvered the Benghazi obstacle course with legendary Clintonian skill; managing to take 100% responsibility with 0% blame. She was a master of the parsed phrase; the queen of evasion,   prevarication, scout’s honor misrepresentation, so help me God and deflection. How dare you suggest… In short: a monument of mendacity. Peace in our time, I...
  • 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    01/24/2013 12:16:51 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-14 | Curt
    Chris Matthews on Hillary Clinton's "performance" yesterday during the Benghazi hearing: “Venturing forth in unprotected waters today, she showed how not to be defensive, how not to sweat [and] also how to exhibit humanity and yes, compassion. Even when the witnesses are looking desperately — those people around her — to target her weaknesses. Again, it was a magnificent display of smarts, I think, guts definitely and caring. She looked every bit like a person who could run for president, run well, win big and serve confidently. What a day it’s been for the progressive side of American politics. What...
  • Feinstein's Proposed List of Banned Firearms [LIST ONLY]

    01/24/2013 12:04:24 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 188 replies
    January 24, 2013 | Sen. Dianne Feinstein's "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013"
    List of Firearms Prohibited by Name: Rifles:All AK types, including the following:AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR–10, AR–15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15–T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR–70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R–15 rifles,...
  • Show of "Assault Rifle" Scares Perps in Gun-Phobic NY (Surprised this got air time!!)

    01/24/2013 12:02:09 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    wham1180.com ^ | 1/23/2013 | Evan White
    (13-WHAM, Evan White) 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. Read more: http://www.wham1180.com/pages/localnews.html?feed=122742&article=10722226#ixzz2IvO1OFTT
  • Eu Carbon price loses 40% of its value in one day

    01/24/2013 11:57:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 24, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    What today’s closing graph may look like: A Tiljander-Mann hockey stickHmmm, looks like they might read WUWT, that headline below looks familiar.CO2 prices in freefall as traders despair over EU vote 24 Jan 2013 11:26 Last updated: 24 Jan 2013 13:44LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters Point Carbon) – European carbon prices went into freefall on Thursday, dropping 40 percent at one point to a record low 2.81 euros, after members of the EU Parliament’s industry committee voted against a plan to rescue the ailing market.  http://www.pointcarbon.com/news/reutersnews/1.2151825==============================================================Yesterday’s close was 4.74 euros. The market hasn’t closed yet, so there could be some...
  • We Just Replaced a Unionized Truck Company!

    01/24/2013 11:56:54 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 34 replies
    1-888-no-union.com ^ | 24 January 2013 | Superb Website
    We had a critical shipment of machinery due out of Michigan yesterday. The truck line which our vendor booked said the roads were bad and they wouldn't be able to pick up for at least an extra day. Normally, our plant is a beehive of activity and I would have shrugged this off and waited the day. However, since the shipment was critical, I decided to check out the story. Our vendor reported the roads weren't nice, but passable and the truck line was making an excuse due to some arcane union rules.I asked the vendor to fire them on...
  • Rand Paul reacts to tense exchange with Hillary Clinton

    01/24/2013 11:53:20 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Hannity
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Since our founding, the United States is been a nation that respects all favorites, we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justifications for this type of senseless violence, none. CLINTON: Let me state very clearly, and I hope it is obvious, that the United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its contents and message. America's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. (END VIDEO CLIP) HANNITY: Senator, that's eight days after the attack, 14 days...
  • Lomborg: Electricity prices for German households have increased 61% since 2000 – renewables blamed

    01/24/2013 11:48:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 23, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Pursuant to my earlier story today about the article in Spiegel, Bjřrn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page:Real German electricity prices for households have increased 61% since 2000. One quarter of household costs now stems directly from renewable energy. Also, the increase is *not* because of increasing production costs (which have actually slightly declined since 1978).The increase is due to dramatically increasing taxes, most noticeably from the Renewable Energy Act (EEG). In 2013 the EEG will increase 50% to 6.28 euro-cent (5.28 cents plus 19% VAT).  In June 2011, Chancellor Angela Merkel famously promised to keep EEG prices stable, but...
  • Kerry Calls for ‘Economic Patriotism’ for Better Standing in World

    01/24/2013 11:47:53 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/24/13 | Fred Lucas
    “More than ever, foreign policy is economic policy,” Kerry continued. “The world is competing for resources and global markets. Every day that goes by where America is uncertain about engaging in that arena or unwilling to put our best foot forward and win, unwilling to demonstrate our resolve to lead, is a day in which we weaken our nation itself. Kerry did not explain “economic patriotism,” but it was frequently a term used in the 2012 campaign by both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as a means for raising taxes.
  • Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill To Disarm America

    01/24/2013 11:45:11 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Ammoland staff
    •Requires owners of existing “assault weapons” to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA imposes a $200 tax per firearm, and requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), to inform the BATFE of the address where the firearm will be kept, and to obtain the BATFE’s permission to transport the firearm across state lines. •Prohibits the transfer of “assault weapons.” Owners of other firearms, including those covered by the NFA, are permitted to sell them or pass them to heirs. However, under...
  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Becoming Europe’

    01/24/2013 11:43:20 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-22-2013 | Nile Gardiner
    BECOMING EUROPE: ECONOMIC DECLINE, CULTURE, AND HOW AMERICA CAN AVOID A EUROPEAN FUTURE By Samuel Gregg Encounter Books, $25.99, 384 pages “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess,” declared Margaret Thatcher in a television interview before she became Britain’s prime minister. “They always run out of others people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.” The Iron Lady’s words rang true back in 1976 as Britain faced bankruptcy under the Labor government of Harold Wilson. They are just as relevant today as economies across Europe are reeling from decades of mismanagement, heavy overspending, excessive government regulation and over-taxation. The...
  • Dung beetles guided by Milky Way

    01/24/2013 11:33:39 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 38 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | Alan Boyle
    When dung beetles roll their tiny balls of poop across the sands of South Africa on a moonless night, they look to the glow of our Milky Way galaxy as a navigational aid, researchers report. "Even on clear, moonless nights, many dung beetles still manage to orientate along straight paths," Marie Dacke, a biologist at Sweden's Lund University, said in a news release. "This led us to suspect that the beetles exploit the starry sky for orientation — a feat that had, to our knowledge, never before been demonstrated in an insect."
  • Confirmed: Beyonce lip-synced her inauguration day performance, White House official says

    01/24/2013 11:25:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | National Post Staff
    The debate is over: According to a White House official, singer Beyonce lip-synced her performance of The Star Spangled Banner at Monday’s presidential inauguration. “She did not sing live,” an inaugural official told CNN, adding that what audience members and home viewers heard was a pre-recorded version of the U.S. national anthem, which was sung by Beyonce. Beyonce herself has not commented
  • Immigration fallout from saying no to 'Obamacare' (Brewer opts in for Medicaid expansion in Arizona)

    01/24/2013 11:25:07 AM PST · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 23, 2013
    Immigration fallout from saying no to 'Obamacare' WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors who reject health insurance for the poor under the federal health care overhaul could wind up in a politically awkward position on immigration: A quirk in the law means some U.S. citizens would be forced to go without coverage, while legal immigrants residing in the same state could still get it. It's an unintended consequence of how last year's Supreme Court decision changed the Medicaid provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law. The overhaul expanded the federal-state program for low-income and disabled people. The Supreme Court made the...
  • Up to 233 billion barrels of oil discovered in southern Australia

    01/24/2013 11:24:52 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 24, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    From the Telegraph:The discovery in central Australia was reported by Linc Energy to the stock exchange and was based on two consultants reports, though it is not yet known how commercially viable it will be to access the oil. The reports estimated the company’s 16 million acres of land in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia contain between 133 billion and 233 billion barrels of shale oil trapped in the region’s rocks. The find was likened to the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale oil projects in the US, which have resulted in massive outflows and have led to predictions that...
  • Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

    01/24/2013 11:19:29 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    KPTV ^ | 01/23/2013 | FOX 12 Webstaff
    SALEM, OR (KPTV) - If you're a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature. Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription. Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both. Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids. "The State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules placing...
  • Details of assault weapons ban bill

    01/24/2013 11:15:53 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 77 replies
    Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider ^ | 1/24/2013 | Jamie Dupree
    Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 The legislation bans the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of: 1. All semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: pistol grip; forward grip; folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; barrel shroud; or threaded barrel. 2. All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: threaded barrel; second pistol grip; barrel shroud; capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm. 3. All semiautomatic rifles...
  • Naked Man Poops, Goes On Rampage Inside SW Florida Home

    01/24/2013 11:12:48 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 01/24/2013
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A southwest Florida man was arrested after he reportedly jumped off the roof of a couple’s North Ft. Myers home, knocked one person over and then went on a rampage inside the residence. Oh, he was naked at the time. The homeowners told Lee County sheriff’s deputies that just before 7 p.m. they heard noises on the roof and went outside to see what was going on. That’s when they spotted a nude Gregory Bruni, 21, from Venice on the roof, according to the News-Press. Bruni jumped off the roof and knocked over one of the victims....
  • How Green Was My Bankruptcy? U. S. Army Edition.

    01/24/2013 11:09:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 24, 2013 | David Middleton
    Guest Post by David MiddletonGreat News! Siemens will generate an 18% return on a project that will have a negative return on investment (-9%)… All at the taxpayers’ expense!At first glance, this looked too good to be true… White Sands breaks ground on Army’s largest solar arrayApril 26, 2012By Ms Miriam U Rodriguez (ATEC)White Sands Missile Range leaders came out to break ground and to commemorate the start of a renewable energy project at the site of the new Solar Photo Voltaic Array Project, the Army’s largest solar array, April 19 on WSMR.A 42-acre tract of land located about...
  • Texas Women Sue X-Rated Revenge Website

    01/24/2013 11:06:04 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    CBS local ^ | 01/23/2013 | J.D. Miles & Angela Martin
    FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – Sexy pictures, taken for private purposes, are finding their way online. The website, described as a revenge porn site, is posting explicit photos submitted by men seeking revenge on their ex-girlfriends. But a group of Texas women may get the last laugh, after filing a lawsuit against the site. Hollie Toups, 32, says she “stopped breathing for awhile” when she found semi-nude pictures of herself on the site. Toups went from being a modest teacher’s aide in Beaumont to an unintended porn star, after an ex-boyfriend posted explicit photos along with personal information. “I...
  • 3 Incredibly Outrageous Evasions by Hillary Clinton About Benghazi

    01/24/2013 11:04:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/24/2013 | Nick Gillsepie
    During a long day of testifying before House and Senate panels, outgoing Secretary of State - and presumptive Democratic Party candidate for the presidency in 2016 - Hillary Clinton batted away contentious questions from Republicans like Ted Williams at a Little League game. She also soaked up extreme adulation from Democrats (including a a not-so-coded call to run for president by Sen. Barbara Boxer, who said, "You will be missed, but I for one hope for not too long").The scene reminded me of nothing so much as Oliver North's appearance before a joint Congressional committee investigating Iran-Contra back in the...
  • Sandy Hook - it doesn't pass the smell test.

    01/24/2013 11:04:39 AM PST · by eastexsteve · 107 replies
    Though I have never thought of myself as a conspiracy nut, there are just some things about this incident that don’t pass the smell test for me. Perhaps there are some of you out there who can help me through some of this confusion. I speak as someone who owns many guns, including a couple AR-15 variants. (Well, maybe I’m a nut after all.) But, be that as it may, I think I have a few unanswered questions that haven’t been mentioned before on this topic. 1) A day after the shooting occurred, NBC News and the morning show in...
  • Spiegel’s stunning 8 part series – Climate Catastrophe: A Superstorm for Global Warming Research

    01/24/2013 10:59:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 23, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    If you have not read this yet, now is the time. Given what president Obama recently said about skeptics in his inauguration address, I thought this 2010 article would be worth revisiting. In Germany, there’s a revolution going on. That revolution is that they are backing away from the global warming issue, and taking on much more pragmatic outlook on it an many things “green”. For example, they are going big on coal power. Below is one excerpt from the series, describing the David and Goliath story of Steve McIntyre. Links to all eight articles of the series follow. I...
  • Balanced budget in 10 years: “Mission Impossible”? (That’s the plan announced by Boehner this week)

    01/24/2013 10:59:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    That's the plan announced by John Boehner this week, as House Republicans broke huddle and the RNC went into another. The previous House budget plans balanced the federal budget on a much longer time frame, at some point in the third decade out, and it triggered grumbling from the fiscal conservatives in the Tea Party movement, who want an end to escalating debt and looming disasters in unfunded entitlement liabilities. It's a tall order, and so far more aspirational than concrete: House Speaker John Boehner's promise on Wednesday to balance the federal budget "over the next 10 years" was aimed...
  • Janet Napolitano: Internet users need to practice good 'cyber-hygiene'

    01/24/2013 10:55:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 24, 2013 | 10:52 am | Modified: January 24, 2013 at 11:00 am | Charlie Spiering
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned internet users at the Wilson Center this morning that cyberspace was becoming more dangerous as more and more Americans go online. “Every individual on the net is vulner – is a potential, uh, opening,” Napolitano stated, adding that the internet was a “great thing.” “We just want to make sure that everyone remains safe and free,” she continued. “So that requires everyone to take some responsibility, have good cyber-habits, make sure we use the phrase ‘Stop, think, connect.’”
  • Salon: Yeah, abortion takes a human life. So what?

    01/24/2013 10:55:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    I had an odd moment today reading this Salon piece because within it is a paragraph or two I could have written and probably have said a dozen times: I have friends who have referred to their abortions in terms of “scraping out a bunch of cells” and then a few years later were exultant over the pregnancies that they unhesitatingly described in terms of “the baby” and “this kid.” I know women who have been relieved at their abortions and grieved over their miscarriages. Why can’t we agree that how they felt about their pregnancies was vastly different, but...
  • FORMER GOLDMAN BANKER: I Miss The Great Recession Already

    01/24/2013 10:54:52 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-24-2013 | Michael, Bankers Anonymous
    FORMER GOLDMAN BANKER: I Miss The Great Recession Already Michael, Bankers AnonymousJanuary 24, 2013 I’m just going to come out and say it, ok? I miss the Great Recession already. I miss it for two reasons: first as an investor and second as a human. The Investment Side of the Great Recession As an investor, the Great Recession represented the good times, now past.[1] Recessions – or at least their financial unfolding via changes in asset prices – cause not only wealth destruction, but also wealth creation. For investors[2] in particular, a recession is often necessary in order to deploy...
  • In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

    01/24/2013 10:53:50 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 27 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | John Tomasic
    Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cańon City on New Year’s Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she passed out as she was being wheeled into an examination room. Medical staff tried to resuscitate her but, as became clear only later, a main artery feeding her lungs was clogged and the clog led to a massive heart attack. Stodghill’s obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, who also happened to be the obstetrician on call for emergencies that night, never answered a page....
  • Joe Manchin backpedals on gun control after constitutents confront him

    01/24/2013 10:51:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the summer of 2009? Members of Congress came home to hold town-hall meetings as usual in August, part of their annual listening-tour strategy to keep incumbents in favor back in home states and districts. When voters started showing up in droves to berate these Senators and Representatives over ObamaCare, however, the town-hall meetings started getting canceled, and those that did continue made for great moments on YouTube --- especially the declaration from former US Representative Baron Hill (D-IN), who declared that no one could tape the meeting because he didn't want it to end up on YouTube [update: video...
  • This Is How We Are Expected To Take Crap From Democrats...

    01/24/2013 10:49:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If the "baby" looks familiar, it should, I recycled it from this July 2011 post.
  • McConnell, Reid agree on rules reform package (filibusters 'mostly' intact)

    01/24/2013 10:46:56 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1-24-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Get ready for plenty of liberal howling over this outcome, because Harry Reid made the mistake of overpromising and underdelivering. Reid’s vow to use the nuclear option to get rid of the filibuster turned into only a limitation on how many filibusters the minority can stage on one issue. The filibuster otherwise lives — even for judicial appointments, although somewhat restricted: ..... Yes, but the filibuster still applies, and the post-cloture debate was moot anyway. The only really significant changes to the filibuster itself is that it can no longer be applied to a motion to proceed, but only to...
  • When We Blew Up Arizona to Simulate the Moon

    01/24/2013 10:45:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    the atlantic ^ | Jan 23 2013, 3:36 PM ET
    In the late 1960s, NASA created an offworld analogue with dynamite and fertilizer bombs outside Flagstaff, Arizona, so that astronauts could train for the Apollo missions. As Northern Arizona University explains, NASA's Astrogeology Research Program "started in 1963 when USGS and NASA scientists transformed the northern Arizona landscape into a re-creation of the Moon. They blasted hundreds of different-sized craters in the earth to form the Cinder Lake crater field, creating an ideal training ground for astronauts."
  • Europe urges citizens to leave Libya's Benghazi

    01/24/2013 10:44:34 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Mohammed Abbas
    (Reuters) - Britain urged its nationals to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, citing a "specific and imminent" threat to Westerners days after a deadly attack by Islamist militants in neighbouring Algeria. Britain's Foreign Office declined to give details of the nature of the threat, but has warned in the past of the long reach of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the North African wing of al Qaeda. At least 38 hostages were killed in an attack on the remote In Amenas gas complex in Algeria, about 100 kms (60 miles) from the Libyan border. French...
  • Bipartisan senators to Obama: Come on with the Keystone pipeline already

    01/24/2013 10:42:06 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on January 24, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed off on TransCanada’s revised route through his state earlier this week, effectively clearing what the Obama administration has cited as a major hurdle to green-lighting the entire Keystone XL pipeline. Having already been through years of multiple State Department reviews, and with the southern portion of the project already under construction, it appears that bipartisan members Congress in fact can agree on at least one thing: The administration’s level of well-orchestrated stalling on this thing is starting to get downright ridiculous. A letter signed by 53 senators said Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a...
  • NCAA investigation of Miami destroys credibility and legality of Penn State sanctions.

    01/24/2013 10:41:50 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 52 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Marc Rubin
    Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA has put out a statement regarding the investigation into the Miami Hurricanes that the NCAA has " found a very severe case of improper conduct" committed by NCAA investigators during their investigation of the Miami Hurricane football program. The "severe case of improper conduct", according to NCAA president Mark Emmert, was that the NCAA "improperly obtained information through a bankruptcy proceeding that did not involve the NCAA". This admission and clear hypocrisy by Mark Emmert, all but assures that the law suit filed by the state of Pennsylvania against the NCAA seeking to dismiss...
  • Apple plummets (10% today) after earnings on disappointing iPhone sales

    01/24/2013 10:40:45 AM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    Last night, Apple reported fourth quarter earnings of $13.81 per share, which was well above the $13.44 that analysts were expecting, but the stock cratered in after-hours trading and is down more than 10% so far today. Typically, when a company blows away analyst estimates for its quarterly earnings you can expect to see a big jump in the stock, but in this case, there were other indicators that bothered traders. As we noted in our earnings preview yesterday, no matter what results Apple published, we were going to see a big move in the stock, and that is exactly...
  • Republicans threaten ‘formal action’ over EPA head’s ‘Richard Windsor’ emails

    01/24/2013 10:40:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2013 | Ben Geman
    House Republicans are threatening “formal action” against the Environmental Protection Agency unless the agency hands over records about Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of a secondary government email account. Republicans allege that Jackson’s use of an internal account under the alias “Richard Windsor” undercuts the agency’s transparency. Top Republicans on the Science, Space and Technology Committee sent the EPA a letter Thursday that says the agency has failed to comply properly with prior requests for records about use of “dual, secondary and non-public” email accounts by EPA officials. The letter suggests a subpoena could be in the offing if lawmakers don’t...
  • The purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time

    01/24/2013 10:38:02 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) laid out the conditions of her proposed assault weapons ban Thursday, saying it would prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. “The purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time,” Feinstein said. “Therefore, there is no sunset on this bill.” Feinstein said the bill prohibits the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds, but said it would not affect hunting or sporting firearms. “Instead, the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2,200 specifically-named weapons used for hunting...
  • Video: Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?

    01/24/2013 10:33:04 AM PST · by TXnMA · 21 replies
    Next News Network ^ | 24 January 2013 | Jim Garrow
    On the first thread on this subject, MestaMachine challenged me with: "All Nobel Prize nominees are not exactly trustworthy. " I had the same concern -- so I checked out his Facebook postings. Jim Garrow appears to be as right-wing, pro-Constitution, pro 2nd Amendment as a good FReeper. In fact, Garrow just posted a link to a video that is far better than the article I posted. In it, he is interviewed, (for some 20 minutes) and it is 100% ANTI-0bama. And, on many subjects, he "rips Řbozo a new one"! Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American...
  • Mark Zuckerberg to host Chris Christie fundraiser

    01/24/2013 10:32:43 AM PST · by FewsOrange · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/24/13 11:52 AM EST | DAN BERMAN
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has friended New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan will host a fundraiser next month in California for the Republican’s reelection campaign, a Christie official and Facebook confirmed. BuzzFeed first reported the fundraiser, noting that Christie met Zuckerberg three years ago when the Facebook founder gave $100 million to Newark public schools. The two appeared on Oprah with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who was expected to challenge Christie this year until deciding to campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2014. At the time, Zuckerberg was facing negative press associated with the then-upcoming...