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  • Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained [Wassim el Abd Fadel]

    01/24/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    INFOSUR HOY.com ^ | 24/01/2013 | By Marta Escurra for Infosurhoy.com
    "Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah financier detained Wassim el Abd Fadel, a Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship, faces human trafficking and narco-terrorism charges."  SNIPPET: "ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Wassim el Abd Fadel is behind bars inside Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay, as he awaits trial on human trafficking, money laundering and narco-trafficking charges. But Paraguayan authorities suspect the Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship’s involvement in crime is much greater, which is why he’s being investigated for financing the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Fadel, 31, was arrested on Dec. 21 in Ciudad del Este, which is on the border shared by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, about...
  • Piers Morgan Falls Ill Days After Public Flu Shot with Dr Oz

    01/24/2013 4:26:37 PM PST · by opentalk · 86 replies
    natural society ^ | January 24, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    After receiving his very first flu shot live on air from vaccine advocate Dr. Oz in attempt to showcase the safety and effectiveness of the shot, Piers Morgan has now developed flu-like symptoms that even he and his guest have attributed to the reception of the shot. In the January 23 interview with country music celebrity Dwight Yoakam, Piers and Dwight discuss the connection between the recent shot and his new sickness. In the interview, which can be seen below, Piers asks As you can tell, things are deteriorating. Is there any advice you can give me? Yoakam replies with...
  • The Consequences of Our Tax Code

    01/24/2013 4:22:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 12 replies
    My E-Mail Inbox | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | My CPA
    Every year, I sit down with families who made a particular financial move, and as a result, some unforeseen -- and unintended consequence -- kicked in. This could be an unexpected tax event, it may have been a broken relationship, or a business failure. (All of which and more, by the way, is why you should be sure to ask us about tax PLANNING this year, rather than tax "reporting" -- which is what the tax return preparation process really is.) But sometimes these consequences are because of the tax code itself. Take marriage, for example. The foundations of most...
  • A Day After Attacking Clinton, Rand Paul Grills Kerry

    01/24/2013 4:15:58 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dana Hughes
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) posed contentious questions to Kerry about the U.S.s role on the world stage. It quickly became apparent that the two senators not only had different political opinions, but different world views. Rand seems to see the world in absolutes; Kerry maintains intervention in world affairs be judged on a case-by-case basis. Paul, who was publicly critical of President Obamas authorizing U.S. action in Libya to help depose Mohamar Gadhafi, wanted to know Kerrys take on a presidents authorizing military action without congressional approval. Kerry responded that, although he is a strong supporter of the War...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-24-13 ("I think today should be 'William Pitt Appreciation Day'")

    01/24/2013 4:14:33 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 47 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 24, 2013 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    William Rivers Pitt, sitting on the porch of Mother Pitt's cabin in the woods William Rivers Pitt has been on a roll lately. He's been invigorated by Obozo's victory, and emboldened by the big push for gun control. So much so, that lately William has gone into Internet Tough Guy mode. Wee Willie has been talking SMACK to the imaginary Secondment Amendment supporters he's been addressing, and he has them literally shaking in their imaginary boots. We take you back to this past Saturday, when Mr. Pitt was in his cups and feeling especially feisty and in high DUdgeon. William...
  • While David Gregory Gets Off Scot-Free, (Shortened Title)

    01/24/2013 4:14:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    While liberal journalists like David Gregory and liberal politicians like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)* are able to bend and even break District of Columbia gun laws in service of promoting more stringent gun control laws, it's a far different story for apolitical Good Samaritans who use their guns to save lives. Andrea Noble of the Washington Times noted yesterday that a D.C. man could face numerous gun charges related to his discharge of his gun on Sunday to save an 11-year-old boy from being mauled to death by three pit bulls (excerpt follows page break): D.C. police are investigating whether...
  • Obama the fly swatter strikes again

    01/24/2013 4:12:33 PM PST · by TaraP · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 24th, 2013
    There was a buzz at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama announced the nomination of two top financial regulatory officials. A large fly interrupted the president as he presented his picks to head the Securities and Exchange Commission and a watchdog for financial consumer products. Under bright television lights, the fly darted around the president's head as he spoke in the White House's ornate State Dining Room, alighting briefly on the middle of his forehead.
  • Facing Sequestration And Defense Cuts, Lockheed Gives Aggressive Guidance

    01/24/2013 3:57:29 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 24 Jan 13 | None
    Despite uncertainty over the future defense budget and the possibility of sequestration, and after a recent scandal that led to the resignation of CEO-elect Chris Kubasik, Lockheed managed to deliver a decent fourth quarter on Thursday. The defense and aerospace company beat top-line estimates and revealed a record backlog, while guiding aggressively for fiscal 2013. Investors werent pleased, though, as the stock sold-off in early trading. Net earnings from operations fell a dramatic 18.5% to $569 million as Lockheed made large pension contributions and paid high tax rates. In a per share basis, Lockheed earned $1.73, well below the $1.82...
  • America, we have a problem - we have been attacked from within. Am I wrong?

    01/24/2013 3:51:09 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 45 replies
    1-24-2013 | johnwk
    . America we have a problem! We have a group of DOMESTIC ENEMIES who have managed to gain political power and whose mission is in fact to bring “change” to America ___ the dismantling of our military defensive power; the disarming of the American Citizen; the allowance of our borders to be overrun by foreign invaders, the diluting of our election process by allowing ineligible persons to vote; the circumvention of our Republican Form of Government which is now replaced with a 12 member committee vested with power to make law; the weakening and destruction of our manufacturing capabilities by...
  • Neighbor who shot dead pit bulls mauling 11-year old boy could face charges

    01/24/2013 3:46:46 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man who fatally shot a pit bulls as it viciously attacked an 11-year-old boy with two other dogs could face charges for violating Washington D.C.'s gun laws. The young boy, who has not been identified, was riding a new bike on his home street in the Brightwood neighbourhood on Sunday when he collided with a pack of unattended pit bulls. The dogs immediately began attacking him, sinking their teeth into his arms, legs, stomach and chest, and leaving him in need of surgery. A neighbour, who has also not been identified, witnessed the attack, ran into his home and...
  • Lizzy Seeberg or Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend: which ghost haunts Notre Dame the most?

    01/24/2013 3:46:33 PM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 1-21-13 | Tom O'Toole
    Noting the unusual amount of online chatter linking Manti Te'o, his hoax of a (dead) girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, and Lizzy Seeberg (and perhaps connecting that to my long-held belief that the Fighting Irish would never be national champions again until Notre Dame better reflected its namesake), my wife, Jeanette, told me that "perhaps the good thing about the Kekua-Te'o tale is that it brings the Lizzy Seeberg story back out into the open." Trusting Jeanette's intuition, but not yet grasping the exact connection, I pondered the similarities (and differences) of the trusting girl naively thinking she was getting involved...
  • Home : News : SLC Utah Sheriffs send open letter to President on gun control

    01/24/2013 3:29:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    abc4.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | Marcos Ortiz
    HEBER CITY Utah (ABC 4 News) - Utah's sheriffs are prepared to take on the president when it comes to guns. Last week they sent him a letter stating they would not enforce any new gun laws they believe are unconstitional. "We are prepared to trade our lives in defense of the constitution of the United States," says Summit County Sheriff David Edmunds. 28 of Utah's 29 sheriffs signed off on the letter. Edmunds says it's meant as a preemptive strike in case the president enacts tougher gun laws like limiting assault rifles or restricting the amount of ammo in...
  • 11-Year-Old Transgender Girl: This Is the Speech Obama Should Have Given at the Inauguration

    01/24/2013 3:24:11 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 23, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    President Obama made history, as they say, when he became the first U.S. president to mention gay rights during an inaugural speech. Now, following in the footsteps of her peers, an 11-year-old transgender girl is praising the president for his efforts but saying we still have work to do. Sadie was so proud of President Obama for including the gay community in his inaugural address on Monday; however, she felt like the trans community wasnt included, her mother explained for the Huffington Post. Heres the speech young Sadie would have given: The world would be a better place if everyone...
  • Researchers show how cells' DNA repair machinery can destroy viruses

    01/24/2013 3:18:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | January 21, 2013 | NA
    This is an illustration of what happens when viral DNA enters the nucleus of a cell with low dUTP levels (left) versus high dUTP levels (right). A team of researchers based at Johns Hopkins has decoded a system that makes certain types of immune cells impervious to HIV infection. The system's two vital components are high levels of a molecule that becomes embedded in viral DNA like a code written in invisible ink, and an enzyme that, when it reads the code, switches from repairing the DNA to chopping it up into unusable pieces. The researchers, who report the find...
  • 3M to Cut 300 Jobs in Restructuring Move

    01/24/2013 3:16:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Twin Cities Business ^ | January 24, 2013 | Jake Anderson
    Maplewood-based 3M Company is cutting 300 jobs as part of a restructuring process, CEO Inge Thulin told investors on Thursday during the companys fourth-quarter earnings call. Thulin said that the company is combining its securities systems division with its traffic safety systems business; the divisions have been underperforming due in part to reduced government spending on safety systems. The merger will result in the reduction of 300 positions, he added. 3M spokeswoman Jacqueline Berry told Twin Cities Business on Thursday that the 300 job cuts represent a global number, and the company is still determining where geographically the reductions will...
  • Abortion and the Will to Power: So what if abortion ends a life? asks Salon writer

    01/24/2013 3:15:06 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013 | HILARY WHITE
    Salon staff writer Mary Elizabeth Williams ROME, January 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An item came to my attention today in my daily inspection of the internet, asking a very pertinent question. And though I’m sure it was meant rhetorically, I thought I’d have a go at answering it. A short piece, clearly published in answer to the hundreds of thousands gathered this week on the Washington Mall demanding an end to the slaughter of children, asks, “So what if abortion ends life?” Mary Elizabeth Williams wrote yesterday on the “progressive” online magazine Salon, “I believe that life starts at...
  • New video of Kraken in natural habitat released (giant squid)

    01/24/2013 3:13:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013
    Discovery Channel has released the first clip from its upcoming documentary about the elusive giant squid, which can grow to a monstrous 26 feet in length and is likely the source of the Nordic legend of the kraken. Discovery Channel will air the footage -- the first time the giant squid has ever been seen in its underwater habitat -- in the special Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real, on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • United Airlines to cut 600 jobs companywide

    01/24/2013 3:10:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 24, 2013 | Staff
    United Airlines, which has a hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, said Thursday it would cut 600 jobs companywide. United Continental Holdings Inc. officials said management and administrative staff positions were being cut to save money, in an industry that has seen declining passengers. "In December, I announced a 7 percent reduction in our officer headcount," Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek told employees in a statement. "Today, we announced a difficult but necessary 6 percent reduction in our management and administrative staff that will begin in early February...
  • Newest climate change warrior: Derek Jeter

    01/24/2013 3:08:04 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    Green Room ^ | 1-24-2013 | Allahpundit
    Just doing my part as an avowed Yankee-hater to spread fear and loathing of the pinstripes among AGW skeptics who might otherwise root for them. Hes in Davos this week, by the way. Really. When do we get Mariano Riveras views on the debt ceiling? I was in New York for Hurricane Sandy, Jeter told The Dispatch this morning, following a private function in Davos, Switzerland. Jeter is here for the Forum this week with Pepsi. Its just something thats gotten so much attention, Jeter said of climate change. Regardless of how you feel about it, its something that needs...
  • We are not cannon fodder: Woman conceived in rape calls out pro-lifers over rape exceptions

    01/24/2013 3:07:54 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Rebecca Kiessling (right) and Reggie Littlejohn (left) Photo: Patrick Craine, LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life leader Rebecca Kiessling, who was conceived in rape when her mother was abducted at knifepoint, says pro-lifers are guilty of discrimination if they are willing to compromise by including exceptions for rape in pro-life legislation.  Speaking at the Law of Life Summit in Washington, D.C. the day before the 40th annual March for Life, she lamented that “so many people, pro-life people … think nothing of discriminating against children who are conceived in rape.” “Let me tell you, to those who...