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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...
  • Obama gets bugged

    01/24/2013 3:03:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    politico ^ | 1/24/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Handlers go to great lengths to manage the settings President Obama appears in, from lighting to yes, even insect repelling. For example, they doused a Camp David podium with bug spray last year before a G-8 announcement. But there have been moments, several in fact, when insects have bedeviled their best efforts. As the president announced his nominees to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday, a fly noticeably buzzed around the commander-in-chief, distracting him to the point of his noting, "This guy's bothering me."
  • Mysterious Easter Island Heads Have Bodies Too

    Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies
  • US only advises against traveling to Benghazi while other countries say get out immediately

    01/24/2013 3:01:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The State Department has only advised Americans against traveling to the Libyan city of Benghazi even after Britain, Germany and the Netherlands today urged their citizens to immediately leave the in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners. The US pointed to a travel advisory issued earlier this month and did not strengthen its warning even after the European countries issued statements variously describing the threat as specific and imminent but none gave details as to its exact nature. The warnings come a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified to Congress about
  • N.J. Student Replaces WWII Veteran's Stolen Medals

    01/24/2013 3:00:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2013
    hey were born seven decades apart, but fate brought them together. It's a love story, but not the kind you think. Workplace friendships are generally generational. The young blond at the front desk rarely has time for the old geezer who can't figure out the copier. But, at an Avis in New Jersey, Jack Morris and Allison Eyres are inseparable. "Everybody says, 'Why is a 22-year-old girl sitting around with some 90-year-old at work?'" Eyres said. The answer is because she enjoys it, she explained. Basically she loves history -- and he is history. A couple of years ago, Eyres...
  • Colleges Skirt Obamacare By Cutting Adjunct Faculty Hours

    01/24/2013 2:58:12 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    adjunctnation.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Brian McVicar
    With about a year left before major portions of the federal health reform law take effect, colleges around the country including Grand Rapids Community College are looking for more guidance about how new regulations will affect adjunct instructors. Specifically, the concern is over a provision in the act treating employees working 30 or more hours a week as full-time, thus requiring employer-assisted health care. Considering that many in academe talk more about credit hours and course loads than hours worked, more clarification is needed, Craig Smith, director of higher education for the American Federation of Teachers, recently told...
  • Philadelphia fifth-grader searched, threatened, called a murderer over paper gun

    01/24/2013 2:54:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 24, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Melody Valentin, a fifth-grader in Philadelphia, Penn., was reportedly searched in front of her class and called a murderer for having a piece of paper that looked like a gun, The Blaze reported Thursday. According to Dianna Kelly, the girl's mother, her grandfather made the "gun" for her the previous day using a folded piece of paper with a corner torn out of it. When the girl went to throw the piece of paper away, a boy in her class saw it and called school administrators. "He yelled at me and said I shouldn't have brought the gun to school...
  • Fashion Editor Calls Out Michelle Obama For Acting Like An 'Indulged Starlet'

    01/24/2013 2:53:40 PM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-24-2013 | Ashley Lutz
    Fashion Editor Calls Out Michelle Obama For Acting Like An 'Indulged Starlet' Ashley LutzJanuary 24, 2013 A renowned fashion editor was not impressed with Michelle Obama's behavior leading up to the Inaugural Ball. The first lady reportedly asked between 15 and 30 designers to submit looks before going with this red Jason Wu number, which was kept secret. "Mrs. Obama isnt an indulged starlet primping for the Oscars, nor should she behave like one," writes Bridget Foley, executive editor of Women's Wear Daily. "Women everywhere have big events for which they select a single dress in advance of the moment."...
  • Reid Statement On Record Breaking Visitation To Las Vegas In 2012

    01/24/2013 2:53:20 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | January 24, 2013 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the recently-released record 2012 visitation numbers for Las Vegas. In the past year, Las Vegas had 39.7 million visitors, which beats the citys previous visitation record from 2007 by 500,000 visitors: Nevada tourism is bouncing back stronger than ever, said Reid. This years record breaking visitation to Las Vegas indicates that that our state remains a premier attraction for global travelers and that we are moving in the right direction after being hit hard by the economic recession. While this is an encouraging day for Nevadas tourism industry and...
  • Wavy Gravy's 'Hippy Icon, Flower Geezer'

    01/24/2013 2:50:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Robert Hurwitt
    Wavy Gravy doesn't remember much about his walk around the block with Albert Einstein. Small wonder. He was only a 5-year-old named Hugh Romney at the time. But he says he can remember "a shock of white hair" and "twinkling eyes." And Einstein's particular smell. "I haven't smelled anything like that ever since," Gravy told the audience at the Marsh Berkeley at the opening of his new show last Friday. Then, his eyes twinkling within his own unruly shock of white hair and whiskers, he added that, 71 years later, he's still waiting for the moment a stray familiar whiff...
  • Paroled Felon Sentenced To 35 Years For Occupy Oakland Shooting, Sex Assault

    01/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 1/24/13 | CBS SF
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) A paroled felon was sentenced Thursday to 35 years and eight months in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011 and for a sexual assault that occurred five days later. Issac McDaniels, 32, of Oakland, had faced a potential life term for sexually assaulting a woman on 13th Avenue in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2011, but prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge against him last November in exchange for him pleading no contest to four felonies. The charges are forced oral copulation and...
  • J.J. Abrams To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    01/24/2013 2:46:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    mtv.com ^ | Jan 24 2013 5:03 PM EST
    Abrams was frequently cited as a fan-favorite pick for the "Star Wars" job, but his connection to the "Star Trek" series seemingly took him out of the running. Abrams even clarified in a December interview that he was approached by Lucasfilm to direct the new "Star Wars" movie, but he passed out of loyalty to "Trek." "[Lucasfilm president] Kathy Kennedy is a friend and there are no smarter producers," he said at the time. "It's in great hands. There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to 'Star Trek,' and also just being...
  • 2013 U.S. March for Life - schedule of events

    01/24/2013 2:44:33 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013
    THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood 1108 16th St NW Fr. Frank Pavone, Bryan Kemper, Lila Rose, Fr. Terry Gensemer, Kristan Hawkins 12:00 pm- 9:00 pmPro-Life Exhibits Hall Hyatt Regency Hotel [source: Marchforlife.org] 12:00 - 5 p.m.Americans United for Life Legal Conference The Future of Roe: Women, Health and Law in the Obama Era Charmaine Yoest, Bill Kristol, Gerald Bradley and several more National Press Club (advance registration required) Call 202-289-1478 529 14th St NW 11:00 am- 2:00 pmLaw of Life Summit Note: John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews will be a speaker at...
  • Immune system molecule with hidden talents

    01/24/2013 2:41:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | January 22, 2013 | NA
    Dendritic cells, shown here in an electron microscopic picture, need antibodies produced by B cells for their maturation. Dendritic cells, or DCs for short, perform a vital role for the immune system: They engulf pathogens, break them down into their component parts, and then display the pieces on their surface. This in turn signals other immune cells capable of recognizing these pieces to help kick-start their own default program for fighting off the invaders. In order to do their job, the DCs are dependent upon the support from a class of immune system molecules, which have never before been associated...
  • A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks

    01/24/2013 2:39:15 PM PST · by traumer · 85 replies
    A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Thursday, January-24-2013

    01/24/2013 2:37:52 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 51 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • CATO Institute Guns and Self Defense Map

    01/24/2013 2:37:48 PM PST · by tired&retired · 13 replies
    This is a USA map of Guns used for self-defense. Gun control proponents cannot deny that people use guns successfully against criminals, but they tend to play down how often such events take place. The purpose of this map is to draw more attention to this aspect of the firearms policy debate. It is not comprehensive, but is useful. http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense
  • Canada Offers Lessons on Women in Combat

    01/24/2013 2:32:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24, 2013 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD
    In spring 2008, Canadian Infantry Cpl. Katie Moman landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, trained, equipped and ready to fight for one of the few Western armies that allow women in all front-line combat roles. But as her six-month tour progressed, Cpl. Moman found her troubles had less to do with Afghan insurgents and more to do with what she says was her commanders' desire to keep her from them. The complaintechoed by other Canadian women serving in combatunderscores one of several pitfalls America's neighbor to the north has encountered in its decadeslong experience with allowing women to enter front-line jobs. Canadian...
  • Mountain View Man Guilty Of Smuggling Heroin in Tortilla Press

    01/24/2013 2:31:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 | Chris Roberts
    A Mountain View man faces 10 years to life in prison for receiving a shipment of black tar heroin hidden in a tortilla press. Mike Gama, 23, was found guilty Tuesday in federal court for accepting a package on June 20, 2011. The package was shipped from Michoacan, Mexico, via DHL, according to the San Jose Mercury News. It contained a wooden tortilla press -- and 1.07 kilograms of black tar heroin, according to the federal Justice Department. The DHL package was sniffed out by federal agents first in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then in San Jose. Agents were ready to...
  • Author Joe McGinniss Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (Gov. Palin's creepy author next door)

    01/24/2013 2:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Wrap's Media Alley ^ | January 24, 2013 | Greg Gilman
    Joe McGinniss, the author of "Fatal Vision," "Final Vision" and a 2011 Sarah Palin biography, announced that he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer last May. "I was diagnosed in May with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer," he wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page. "There is no cure, so sooner or later it's terminal." --snip-- Most recently, McGinniss profiled Sarah Palin in "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," which portrayed the former GOP vice presidential candidate in a less than positive manner. After renting a house neighboring Palin's Alaskan home to carry out his research, he emerged with claims...
  • A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama ... [CAPTION PHOTO]

    01/24/2013 2:24:45 PM PST · by Third Person · 65 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Larry Downing
    A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 24, 2013.
  • Dempsey: Sex assault, combat ban on women linked

    01/24/2013 2:21:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    ap ^ | 1/24/13 | ap
    Treating the genders equally, he says, is more likely to lead people to treat each other equally.
  • Norwalk (CT) Rep. Lavielle Wants Wi-Fi On Metro-North Trains

    01/24/2013 2:21:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Norwalk Daily Voice ^ | 01/23/2013 | Vanessa Inzitari
    Metro-North commuters may be able to browse the Internet from their laptops, tablets and other devices using wi-fi as they travel to and from their destinations if state Rep. Gail Lavielle gets her way. Lavielle, R-143rd Districtwhich includes parts of Westport, Wilton and Norwalkproposed a bill that would require Metro-North to provide wi-fi access to passengers. The proposed legislation would also allow a private contractor to provide the service. Our hardworking commuters travel for hours every day on Metro-North, and they want to spend their time productively, Lavielle said in a statement. Commuters have seen a steep spike in their...
  • Harry Reid squanders opportunity for filibuster reform

    01/24/2013 2:19:44 PM PST · by SSDecontrol · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/24/13 | Some Liberal
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blew it. He had the votes for serious filibuster reform in the palm of his hand, and he chickened out. Reid feared a day ahead when Democrats are no longer the majority party in the Senate. But his legacy will be that he abandoned desperately needed reform and chose more gridlock instead. Every four years, following a presidential election, the Senate can review and revise its rules. Filibuster rules have strayed far from the tactic's purpose and now allow the minority party to block not only votes but even debate on issues of the day....
  • The latest excommunication call (A canon lawyer weighs in)

    01/24/2013 2:19:00 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    canonlawblog ^ | January 23, 2013 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    Alexis de Tocqueville once observed that “Every generation is a new people.” Demographers reckon a generation at 20-25 years, so that means that every 20-25 years, a lot of folks need a lot of things explained to them that their parents and grandparents take for granted. No big deal, we just do it. But on the internet, it seems that every month is a new generation, so that means that about once a month, questions arise that many of us have treated numerous times in the past. Problem is, these allegedly novel questions shoot through cyberspace with amazing speed,...
  • Rich Lowry: Rush Was Right About Obama

    01/24/2013 2:18:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to give a shout out. This does not happen much. Rich Lowry is the editor at National Review and he has a column now that runs at Politico. The column today is called "Rush Was Right." And as I say, I'm only calling this to your attention because this doesn't really happen much. He starts out by saying: "There should have been something for everyone in President Barack Obama's second inaugural address. For liberals, a full-throated call to arms. For conservatives, vindication. Obama settled once and for all the debate over his place on the...
  • Ted Cruz shoots down Feinstein gun ban: 'Real assault weapon' are already illegal

    01/24/2013 2:17:38 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    As Senate Democrats unveiled an assault weapons ban encompassing a variety of rifles, shotguns, and pistols, the newest lawyer in the U.S. Senate pointed out that real assault weapons have been illegal since 1934. Washington politicians shouldnt be taking advantage of recent tragedy to try to push an aggressive gun control agenda, said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in a statement today. Real assault weaponsmachine gunsare already functionally illegal, and they have been since 1934. This proposal would have done nothing to prevent the terrible murders in Newtown, but it would limit the constitutional liberties of law-abiding citizens. Through the National...
  • Biden: 'So You Want to Keep People Away in an Earthquake? Buy Some Shotgun Shells' (Vid)

    01/24/2013 2:17:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Jan 24 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    In his Google hangout on gun control today, Vice President Joe Biden made this recommendation: "So you want to keep people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells." Video at link
  • Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior

    01/24/2013 2:16:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    CAIN TV ^ | 1-23-2013 | Dan Calabrese
    January 23, 2013 Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior By DAN CALABRESE - Bet you didn't know this. I've decided to reprint a piece of work I did nearly five years ago, because it seems very relevant today given Hillary Clinton's performance in the Benghazi hearings. Back in 2008 when she was running for president, I interviewed two erstwhile staff members of the House Judiciary Committee who were involved with the Watergate investigation when Hillary was a low-level staffer there. I interviewed one Democrat staffer and one Republican staffer, and wrote two pieces based...
  • DOJ's Lanny Breuer to Resign in Wake of Fast and Furious Scandal

    01/24/2013 2:12:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Department of Justices Criminal Division who played a critical role in lying to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious, plans to resign soon, the Washington Post reports, citing anonymous sources. It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave his post, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutors days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, the Post wrote. When asked for a comment on the Posts report, and to verify...
  • Penneys pinching vendors on pricing (Desperation at JCP)

    01/24/2013 2:08:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/13 | JAMES COVERT
    Fake prices are coming back at JCPenney, and this time theyll be more fake than ever. In a fresh bid to highlight Penneys prices as low, CEO Ron Johnson is pushing some manufacturers to concoct phony suggested retail markups for their clothing, sources told The Post. The plan, insiders say, includes erecting signs and fixtures that will display the sometimes made-up retail prices, while tagging the clothes and accessories themselves with Penneys own lower prices. They want to have a table of sweaters with a sign saying regular price, $30, and the price tag will be $22, one source told...