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  • Biden: Putting armed guards in schools would be a “terrible mistake”

    01/24/2013 7:48:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Kelsey Osterman
    Vice President Joe Biden figuratively slapped the National Rifle Association in the face on Thursday, indirectly slamming its suggestion to put armed guards in every school in the nation. “We are not calling for armed guards in schools…we think that would be a terrible mistake,” the VP said during a PBS “Fireside Hangout” on Thursday. “The last thing we need to do is be arming school teachers and administrators,” he added. The Vice President did talk about allowing schools to hire more mental health professionals and ‘resource officers.’ Biden said the current proposal — some $40 million for schools to...
  • Penalty could keep smokers out of health overhaul

    01/24/2013 7:48:02 PM PST · by kik5150 · 38 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 01/23/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation. The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of premiums. Younger smokers could be charged lower...
  • Libya's defence minister accuses his former deputy of trying to assassinate him

    01/24/2013 7:42:57 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 1 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | 20 January 2013 | By Esam Mohamed
    In a statement issued on Sunday, Defence Minister Mohammed al-Barghathi claimed Siddiq al-Ghaith was behind the attack on his convoy in the city of Tobruk. He says ...
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • Misrata Imam murdered

    01/24/2013 7:34:50 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Libya Herald ^ | 17 January 2013 | By Taher Zaroog
    The iman of one of Misrata’s mosques, Sheikh Fakhri Husein Jahani, was murdered on Tuesday. He was killed when unknown assailants threw a grenade at him as he was leaving the Omar Ibn Khatab Mosque after Maghreb (Sunset) prayers. Five other people were wounded in the attack, three of them seriously. One of the wounded, a child, lost an eye in the blast. Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing. They deny any involvement but are still being held. ...
  • Reed Exhibitions: Politics Over Money

    01/24/2013 7:22:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (ESS) is one of the biggest in the world. It is (or was) held in Pennsylvania, and had upward of 200,000 attendees each year. On January 18th, word was received that the management of ESS decided to change the show rules at (for major shows) the last minute. They decided the political climate was right to prohibit Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) from the show. The response was immediate and massive, amplified by overwhelming grassroots support. Vendors bailed, even if it cost them thousands, in protest of this blatant politicization of the show. Cabela's, one...
  • List of Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 Legislation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein

    01/24/2013 7:05:57 PM PST · by FoxPro · 79 replies
  • Washington councilman walks out on council meeting because of citizen with Concealed Weapon (Video)

    01/24/2013 7:05:14 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
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  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • We March by Faith: God calls each of us to stand up for life

    01/24/2013 6:51:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | January 2013 | Laura Mirchell
    We March by Faith God calls each of us to stand up for life. By: Laura Mitchell January 25, 2013, will bring hundreds of thousands of people to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life. Tens of thousands more will attend companion events in other parts of the US. Some will carry signs, some will pray the rosary, and others will chant pro-life slogans. In Washington, the site of the oldest and largest rally, participants will walk through the streets, en route to the Supreme Court building. Despite the challenges of a midwinter outdoor event, the March is...
  • Fischer Backs President Obama's Gun Control Measures, but State Law Hampers City Efforts

    01/24/2013 6:50:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey
    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says President Obama's proposal for gun control laws are rational and that he'd like to see new legislation passed. But those comments are in stark contrast to a state law that is forcing changes to the city's definition of deadly weapons and now allow firearms to be carried in city-owned buildings. The mayor was in attendance for President Obama’s recent speech on gun control measures, but avoided direct support of any specific provisions. Last year, Louisville saw a 28 percent increase in homicides and the bulk of those were committed with handguns. Speaking at the Kentucky...
  • Hillary Clinton's Testimony on Benghazi Leaves Real Questions Unanswered

    01/24/2013 6:46:41 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 January 2013 | Alex Newman
    Secretary of State Clinton came under fire in her congressional testimony on the Benghazigate scandal, but GOP lawmakers got few answers to their questions. Clinton Testimony on Benghazi Leaves Real Questions Unanswered The New American 24 January 2013 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came under fire during and after her Jan. 23 congressional testimony on the scandal that has become known as Benghazigate, with Republican lawmakers asking some tough questions but getting little in the way of real answers. Indeed, the most serious concerns about the deadly attack on U.S. personnel in Libya remain as unaddressed today as they...
  • Panetta: ´Everyone Entitled to a Chance´ to be Combat Soldier in ´Gender Neutral´ Military

    01/24/2013 6:34:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/24/13 | Matt Cover
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that whether they are male or female "everyone is entitled to a chance" to become a combat soldier in a military that will now adopt "gender netural" standards. “If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job--and let me be clear, we’re not talking about reducing the qualifications for a job--if they can meet the qualifications for the job then they should have the right to serve,” Panetta said at a Pentagon press conference. The Defense Department announced today that it would rescind its 1994 policy restricting women
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on Defense Department Allowing Female Troops in Ground Combat

    01/24/2013 6:32:07 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Press Release - Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement on the news that the Department of Defense will lift the ban on women serving in ground combat roles: “As a twice-deployed combat veteran, I have a firsthand appreciation and understanding of the contributions women in uniform make every single day, all around the world. I have had the honor of serving with incredibly talented female soldiers who, if given the opportunity, would serve as great assets in our ground combat units. It is crucial that we shed light on the great value and opportunities...
  • Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness [ER admissions and deaths up by 25% since plastic bag ban]

    01/24/2013 6:31:52 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright
    Abstract: Recently, many jurisdictions have implemented bans or imposed taxes upon plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. San Francisco County was the first major US jurisdiction to enact such a regulation, implementing a ban in 2007. There is evidence, however, that reusable grocery bags, a common substitute for plastic bags, contain potentially harmful bacteria. We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar...
  • A controversial theory explains why gold is no longer rising

    01/24/2013 6:29:46 PM PST · by arthurus · 37 replies
    The Daily Crux ^ | January 23, 2013 | Gonzalo Lira
    Why isn't gold higher? Two of the three reserve currencies of the world – the dollar and the yen – are on a relentless race to the bottom, and only recently have the Europeans figured out that they'd better start kicking the euro down, before they price themselves out of the global markets. With this general fiat currency devaluation, you would think that gold would be much, much higher than it is now. But gold isn't higher – it's drifting... Gold was on a relentless climb after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis – with good reason: The markets collectively deduced...
  • 6 standing trial for Bell, Calif., corruption

    01/24/2013 6:27:33 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 24, 2013 | LINDA DEUTSCH | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A half dozen former officials of a scandal-ridden Southern California city heard a prosecutor paint them as thieves Thursday. But their lawyers told jurors in their trial that they were tireless workers for the good of the community of Bell. Defense attorneys said their clients are being wrongly blamed for the misdeeds of a city manager who ripped off the city treasury for millions and a city attorney who never advised them they were giving themselves illegally huge salaries. Ronald Kaye, who represents former council member George Cole, said Robert Rizzo kept council members in the...
  • Communists Cheer On Obama's Gun Grab

    01/24/2013 6:26:35 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 54 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 January 2013 | William F. Jasper
    No surprise that the Communist Party USA, plus official voices from Communist China and Russia, endorse Obama's latest attacks on the 2nd Amendment. Communists Cheer On Obama’s Gun Grab The New American 24 January 2013 It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obama’s plan to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as a means to “end gun violence.” A cardinal feature of communist regimes, like all dictatorships, is the prohibition of private ownership of arms, creating a monopoly of force in the hands of the State. In a...
  • Why are people so nice in the Deep South?

    01/24/2013 6:23:56 PM PST · by FoxPro · 231 replies
    I have lived in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for the past 5 years. I drove down to Huntsville, Alabama to work on some software, with a friend of mine. I have never been to the "deep South". I have been here for 24 hours. It is really a bit of a culture shock after spending a day sorting things out, here. Everybody is "Yes Sir" and "No Sir" with people differing to you with "Am I in your way?" and "Can I help you find something?" Well, this is exactly what happened to me today. I sat down to...
  • D.C. Man Who Used Gun to Save Kid from Dog Mauling May Be Charged

    01/24/2013 6:21:27 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    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. D.C. police are investigating whether a man will face...
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect wants death penalty out

    01/24/2013 6:21:20 PM PST · by Rabin · 48 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | : January 24, 2013 | AP Staff
    The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting rampage case faces a controversial decision next week: whether to spare Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Hasan wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder, Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case...
  • Filibuster Deal Reached in Senate

    01/24/2013 6:14:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senators voted overwhelming Thursday evening to enact a package of modest changes to the Senate’s rules and procedures, adopting an agreement brokered by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The Senate voted, 78-16, to adopt temporary rules changes for the 113th Congress, easily clearing a 60-vote threshold set up for the vote. Then, the Senate adopted a change to the chamber’s rules 86-9. As is customary, the chamber set a two-thirds threshold for the vote, since two-thirds of senators voting are required to limit debate on a rules change facing a filibuster under normal circumstances.Neither...
  • Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit? Source: Explosion destroys much of underground

    01/24/2013 6:10:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/24/13 | Reza Kahlili
    <p>An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.</p> <p>The level of enrichment has been a major concern to Israeli officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has warned about the 20-percent enriched stockpile.</p>
  • BREAKING: J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII!

    01/24/2013 6:09:38 PM PST · by Tyrannis · 36 replies
    TheWrap ^ | January 24, 2012 | N/A
    Star Trek Into Darkness helmer J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII for Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, reports TheWrap. The site says that Ben Affleck was also in contention.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-24-13

    01/24/2013 6:07:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies ^ | 1-24-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Gold Won't Save You From Hyperinflation According To A New Study

    01/24/2013 6:03:55 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI - American Enterprise Institute ^ | 1-24-2013 | James Pethokoukis
    Gold Won't Save You From Hyperinflation According To A New Study James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise InstituteJanuary 24, 2013, 6:18 PM A new NBER working paper, “The Golden Dilemma”, looks at the investment history — and possible investment future — of gold. Many fascinating nuggets and charts in the research. Especially interesting is its negative take on gold as a safe-haven hedge against hyperinflation (or even regular inflation, for that matter) or other crises: We also parse the safe haven argument and come up empty-handed. We examine data on hyperinflations in both major and minor countries and find it is certainly...
  • Rand Paul to John Kerry: If it was wrong to bomb Cambodia without Congress's approval, why is

    01/24/2013 6:01:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/24/13 | Allahpundit
    Excellent, and not just the Libya stuff. Stick with it for Paul’s questions about how smart it is to be arming the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt when Morsi is already wheezing about Jews controlling the media in official diplomatic sessions with the U.S. If you’re wondering why it fell to Paul to ask this question instead of any of the more senior senators who preceded him, it’s because the Senate was perfectly happy to have Obama act unilaterally on Libya. The Iraq war authorization came back to haunt many of them; no one knew at the time how messy Libya...
  • Freep a Poll! (Women in combat roles?)

    01/24/2013 6:00:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 1-24-13 | LA Daily News
    Do you believe women should be allowed to serve in combat? Yes No
  • Stolen Valor: The John Kerry Story - Full Video

    01/24/2013 5:57:48 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies ^ | December 22, 2012 | Delcon Six
    This is the story John Kerry does not want you to hear. The story of these valiant POW's is compelling and powerful. "Stolen Honor" is their story. It reveals the pages of history the liberal media won't tell you
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/24/2013 5:57:21 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies ^ | 01/24/2013 | Dan Weil
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws. “Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference?” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, referring to November’s election. “You have to appeal with policies and programs to these people who are going to be the leaders of our country in a generation,” Powell says.
  • HuffPo: Obama Inaugural Ignored Rights of Transgendered Preteens

    01/24/2013 5:55:58 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Well, this will teach President Obama’s speech writers to double check their pander list. It seems his special shout-out to gays in his inaugural speech – though widely praised by the Left as a “historic” moment – just wasn’t enough. Not for the Huffington Post and the parents of 11-year-old ‘Sadie,’ who is “transgender” (a boy pretending to be a girl). Obama needed to call out for transgender rights as well. HuffPo’s “Gay Voices” page reported that Sadie corrected the oversight, writing a second speech. Sadie’s mother put it on Face Book, it hit Twitter and, according the “Gay Voices”...
  • Freep a poll! (Fox. Time for Constitutional changes to gun rights?)

    01/24/2013 5:49:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 1-24-13 | Fox News
    Is it time to make constitutional changes to gun rights? Not sure. Our Constitution is not something to fiddle with lightly. Yes. The senseless killing of innocent Americans must end. No. It's not guns that are the problem.
  • Kerry: Door for 'Two-State Solution' May be Closing

    01/24/2013 5:44:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    ..... Senator John Kerry says he is worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closing and that would be "disastrous". .....
  • Piers Morgan Accuses GOP of 'Misogyny,' 'Political Grandstanding' at Clinton Hearing

    01/24/2013 5:43:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    Could Piers Morgan be any more of an Obama hack? After Republicans grilled Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the Benghazi attacks on Wednesday, Morgan unloaded on their criticism as "political grandstanding" showing "a whisper of misogyny." "I've been listening to the Republicans getting on their high horse about this for a long time. Now I've thought a lot of today's criticism was political grandstanding in many ways," said the CNN host who has done plenty of grandstanding of his own from his high horse on gun control. "I'm getting a little bit weary, I'll be honest with you, with...
  • God’s law should be the final word on same-sex marriage (a GREAT letter to the editor)

    01/24/2013 5:39:49 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 14 replies
    Montana Standard ^ | January 16, 2013 | Joe Warren
    Had the residents of Montana voted to accept same-sex marriage, God’s law will trump it. God spoke thousands of years ago in Genesis, Chapter 19, regarding sexual sins. The apostle Paul also wrote in Romans, Chapter 1, regarding man suppressing the truth and exchanging the truth for a lie, which resulted in men and women performing in unnatural functions. These laws were given to us by God for our own protection. God’s word is holy and sovereign. Any laws passed that are in direct contradiction to God’s word become man’s law. As a believer and follower of my Lord and...
  • Rhode Island House easily passes gay marriage bill

    01/24/2013 5:36:59 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Fox News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow gays and lesbians to marry in the only New England state where they can't. The House voted 51-19 after an often emotional debate that touched on civil rights, religion and the nature of marriage. The bill now moves to the Senate, where both supporters and opponents of gay marriage say it is difficult to predict the bill's fate. "This has been a long journey," said House Speaker Gordon Fox, who is gay and supported same-sex legislation when it was first introduced in 1997. "Today...
  • French troops face complicated military landscape in Mali

    01/24/2013 5:36:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2013 | Sudarsan Raghavan and Edward Cody
    DIABALY, Mali — When France entered the world’s newest war against terrorism, French officials boldly declared that the ragtag radical Islamists they planned to oust from northern Mali would scatter in the face of a modern fighting force. But two weeks later, reality has sunk in. Even as they bombard Islamist targets, the French troops are facing a military landscape that is far more complicated than it appeared at the outset, raising questions about France’s long-term goals. With no clear exit strategy, the French are encountering a host of problems: Mali’s interim government is weak, its military is disorganized, and...
  • NASA tests vintage Apollo 11 rocket engine for ideas for new US missions

    01/24/2013 5:34:29 PM PST · by Islander7 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | AP
    A vintage rocket engine built to blast the first U.S. lunar mission into Earth's orbit more than 40 years ago is again rumbling across the Southern landscape. The engine, known to NASA engineers as No. F-6049, was supposed to help propel Apollo 11 into orbit in 1969, when NASA sent Neil Armstrong and two other astronauts to the moon for the first time.
  • A Cultural Misunderstanding: The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/24/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    For a number of years, I visited the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The show, which is held in a hideous rambling building originally intended to handle livestock, is a genuine monster. For a solid week, people in the tens of thousands come from near and far to grope sporting goods, book hunting and fishing trips, attend demonstrations, and generally see what is what. ESS, as it will hereinafter be referred to, is put on by Reed Exhibitions. Reed is the world’s largest organizer of trade shows and the like; the firm handles 500 events in 39...
  • GOP 'Thugs' in Congress Guilty of 'Assaulting' Hillary,

    01/24/2013 5:31:35 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    Surely without intending to do so, liberal radio host Bill Press has providing a compelling argument against renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. On his radio show this morning, the easily piqued Press sniffed in disdain at the sheer effrontery of Republican senators asking pointed questions of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. (audio clip after page break) Here's what the indignant Press had to say "I have to tell you, man, watching the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday and she appeared...
  • NYPD to Receive 'T-Ray' Vision to Detect Concealed Firearms

    01/24/2013 5:26:22 PM PST · by haffast · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 1/25/2013, 1:15 AM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The New York Police Department is testing a new device that can detect firearms concealed beneath layers of clothing. Dubbed “T-Ray,” the machine detects terahertz radiation, a high-frequency electromagnetic natural energy that is emitted by people. It also detects the presence of hidden metal from a distance, The Wall Street Journal reported. snip The boxy machine can be hidden in a vehicle, allowing officers to discreetly scan their target and may provide an alternative to the NYPD's reliance on the controversial tactic of stop-and-frisk, where officers routinely search large numbers of men in high-crime areas, AFP reported. snip The program...
  • Barack Obama provides landing pad for fly (Pics and Videos -- Get Your Barf Bag)

    01/24/2013 5:20:40 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-24-2013 | Raf Sanchez,
    Subtitle: Not even the Secret Service could keep the fly away from Barack Obama's furrowed brow. The buzzing insect stole the show as the President announced his two new members of his second administration, cutting wild loops around the leader of the free world before landing squarely on his forehead. The official White House transcript simply reads: "This guy is bothering me here - (swatting at a fly.)" Meanwhile, the pool report which describes the President's movements throughout the day, noted that "the president spoke for about five minutes while being menaced by a house fly". It wasn't the first...
  • John Kerry: Mr. Climate

    01/24/2013 5:16:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    John Kerry: Mr. Climate By: Darren Samuelsohn and Jonathan Allen January 24, 2013 07:00 PM EST President Barack Obama’s chief global climate cop won’t be stationed at EPA or on the White House staff. He’ll be at the State Department. Obama’s choice of John Kerry as the nation’s top diplomat is the strongest signal to the international community — and the smart set in Washington’s political class — that the American president is truly committed to striking deals designed to save the world. Add that to his mention of climate change in his inaugural address, and it’s giving hopes to...
  • Favorite Street-Road Songs.Blvd,Lane etc.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 1~25~13

    01/24/2013 5:15:11 PM PST · by fatima · 321 replies
    ~Favorite Road-Street Song's~ Werewolves Of London I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein Aaoooooo! Werewolves of London! Aaoooooo! (Repeat) If you hear him howling around your kitchen door Better not let him in Little old lady got mutilated late last night Werewolves of London again Asoooooo! Werewolves of London! Aaoooooo! (Repeat) He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amuck in Kent Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair Better...
  • If They Were Baby Seals Instead of Just Babies...

    01/24/2013 5:11:19 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2013 | Robert Babcock
    Perhaps our pro-abortion friends will better understand why we pro-lifers oppose any tax-funded support for Planned Parenthood if we explain our opposition in a way that engages their sympathy: Suppose there were a company called Planned Parkas that manufactures very warm winter coats for people who otherwise would have difficulty obtaining them.  Planned Parkas provides a vital wintertime resource to low-income and homeless people from Bangor to Boise, so the federal government uses taxpayer money to support Planned Parkas -- except, of course, for that part of the operation that clubs baby seals, skins them, tans their hides, and sews...
  • Kerry: Door for 'Two-State Solution' May be Closing

    01/24/2013 5:10:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/13 | Elad Benari
    Senator John Kerry hinted Thursday he has a plan up his sleeve to rekindle the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority but warned he was worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closing, AFP reports. If the opportunity is lost, it would be "disastrous," Kerry told U.S. lawmakers meeting to confirm his nomination to be the next secretary of state. "We need to try to find a way forward, and I happen to believe that there is a way forward," said Kerry, according to AFP. "But I also believe that if we can't be successful that...
  • CIA operative and national security analyst Chet Nagle is Rick Wiles's guest today.

    01/24/2013 5:10:08 PM PST · by Errant · 1 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 24 January, 2013 | Rick Wiles
    Topic: Rick and Chet discuss a wide array of national security issues including Iran, North Korea, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Barack Obama’s gun control scheme. Streaming audio linkMP3 file download
  • Anonymous 'hacktivists' jailed for cyber-attacks

    TWO men from notorious hacking group Anonymous were jailed today for carrying out cyber-attacks which cost one website £3.5MILLION. Christopher Weatherhead, 22, from Northampton was given an 18-month sentence for conspiring to impair the operation of computers. Ashley Rhodes, 28, from Camberwell, south London, was handed seven months for the same charge. The self-styled “hacktivists” targeted websites as part of their Operation Payback because they did not agree with the companies' views. Visitors to websites including Mastercard, PayPal and Visa were routed to a page with the message: “You’ve tried to bite the Anonymous hand. You angered the hive and...
  • Honey, I Shrank The Army; On Brink Of A Hollow Force

    01/24/2013 5:02:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | 1/24/13 | Editor
    Defense: As sequestration looms and an advocate of military budget cuts prepares to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense, the Army reports that it will have to cut base operations by almost a third, jeopardizing its missions. 'The readiness of our Armed Forces is at a tipping point," Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey wrote to Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a Jan. 14 letter also signed by the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The letter was written as the Pentagon braces for a looming...
  • The Perfect Analogy For Obama's Vision Of Expanding Government

    01/24/2013 4:53:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    An very on-his-toes photographer caught this fly doing what a fly does best...