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  • New York Times Highlights Hannity 'Boomtown' Cronyism Special

    01/25/2013 6:55:56 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 33 replies
    Briebart, New York TImes ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the New York Times Television section highlighted tonight's Sean Hannity one-hour special “Boomtown,” a program featuring Government Accountability Institute President and Co-founder Peter Schweizer and Breitbart News Executive Chairman and Government Accountability Co-founder Stephen K. Bannon. 9 P.M. (Fox News) BOOMTOWN: WASHINGTON, THE IMPERIAL CITY In this edition of “Hannity,” the host, Sean Hannity; Peter Schweizer, the president and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute; and Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, investigate what they call crony capitalism among the city’s power elite and the tactics used by...
  • Gingrich to Piers Morgan: Let’s hold gun-control hearings in Chicago

    01/25/2013 6:55:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Twelve minutes long but worth watching in full, partly because Gingrich is in fine form and partly because it’s a nice demonstration of how futile and bad-faith the “debate” over guns is. Morgan’s point is straightforward: If gun-rights fans think it’s okay to ban machine guns because rapid-fire weapons are too dangerous for the public to own, why not ban assault rifles? Granted, automatics fire much more rapidly than semiautomatics, but you can still get off an awful lot of shots quickly with an AR-15 if you’re pulling the trigger fast enough. Gingrich comes at that logic from the other...
  • Women in Combat Spells Trouble

    01/25/2013 6:54:36 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    With little discussion or fanfare, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat that has been in effect for as long as there has been a U.S. military. Feminists and some women serving in the military are applauding the move as a victory for equal rights. They claim that justice requires nothing short of opening all positions to females, regardless of the consequences to combat effectiveness, unit cohesion, or military readiness, factors whose importance they minimize in any event. What is perhaps most striking about Secretary Panetta's action is that it reverses the combat exclusion policy that...
  • Government Motors to clear its backlog of Chevy Volts

    01/25/2013 6:39:15 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 17 replies
    Retired Texas Vet
    Government Motors determines a way to reduce the inventory backlog of Chevy Volts.
  • Bang For Your Buck: A Guide To Affordable & Reliable Firearms For Preppers

    01/25/2013 6:39:08 PM PST · by dynachrome · 120 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1-24-13 | IK
    Rifles Your needs: Hunting, varmint control, “just in case” Why: While some people may use or need a rifle for home defense, all the rifle owners I know use their rifles for either target shooting or hunting and varmint control. They use a different kind of gun for personal or home defense. However, for the sake of argument let’s say that the proverbial excrement has hit the rotating airfoil and that you, despite the fact that you get your meat from the grocery store and don’t run into coyotes at the bus stop, could be called upon to defend all...
  • Interference with bid-rigging probe alleged at USAID

    01/25/2013 6:27:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2013 | By Josh Hicks
    Documents from an inspector general’s probe last June allege that a top-level USAID official interfered with an investigation of possible contract rigging by the foreign-aid agency’s general counsel. The alleged obstruction occurred while the inspector general’s office was investigating whether former USAID general counsel Lisa Gomer had worked with former chief financial officer David Ostermeyer to design a contract that would go to Ostermeyer after he retired. The inspector general’s office said in an internal memo that Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg, who ranks No. 2 at the U.S. Agency for International Development, told investigators that their efforts to gather information...
  • The all-female militias of Syria (pictures at link)

    01/25/2013 6:27:49 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
    Washington Post blogs ^ | January 25, 2013 | Liz Sly and Ahmed Ramadan
    BEIRUT – The Syrian regime is arming and training Syrian women to fight for President Bashar al-Assad, putting it out in front of the Pentagon when it comes to sending women to the front lines. A video posted on Russia Today’s Arabic channel from the central city of Homs shows dozens of women in combat fatigues marching around a training ground carrying Kalashnikovs, performing drills and chanting slogans in support of Assad. “Be prepared Syria. Stand up Assad,” they shout. “With our blood and our soul we protect you Bashar.” The trainer explains that the women are trained to use...
  • Inaugural Address Redefines Basic Freedoms

    Urging that “we break free of the archaic notions of our nation's so-called 'Founding Fathers,'” President Barack Obama launched his second term with a stirring call to “update our concepts to fit our modern circumstances.” The President maintained that “the Founders' original idea that 'liberty' means freedom from government abuses and usurpations has no relevance today. Our government does not usurp our rights. The people elect their rulers and expect them to create the kind of
  • Is Your Stocks Portfolio Ready for What’s Going to Happen?

    01/25/2013 6:20:34 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-25-2013 | InvestmentContrarian
    Is Your Stocks Portfolio Ready for What’s Going to Happen? Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013Jan 25, 2013 - 09:13 AM By: InvestmentContrarian Sasha Cekerevac writes: As corporate earnings season continues for S&P 500 companies, it is becoming quite evident that revenue growth is lacking across many sectors of the economy. However, we are continuing to see growth in corporate earnings per share. How is this possible? One method is through share buybacks. S&P 500 corporations, which are generating very high levels of cash, are buying back shares and reducing the number outstanding, which increases the corporate earnings-per-share level. From April...
  • Al Gore Skewers TV News

    01/25/2013 6:18:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 25, 2013 | Andy Meek
    Three weeks after announcing he would sell his struggling cable news channel, Current, to Al Jazeera — pocketing an estimated $100 million in profit — Al Gore skewered television news in an interview with BuzzFeed. "I think that the influence of television over the last half century has been harmful to the operations of our democracy," said Gore. "In the age of our founding, and for much of the history of the republic, crucial. Individuals could gain easy access to information and could express their own views. They can't do that on television." "They get plenty of information from it,...
  • TSA does surprise check at Lamar Boulevard Amtrak (Austin , TX )

    01/25/2013 6:17:17 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    KXAN ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Chris Sadeghi
    Random checks happen at stations across country. Passengers catching the 9:30 a.m. Amtrak train from Austin to Dallas were met with an unexpected surprise when they got to the station. Transportation Security Administration agents, Austin police officers, and the Department of Homeland Security were all waiting for them. ... Random security checks are voluntary ... The random check takes about 10-15 minutes and happens hundreds of times a day at bus, train, and subway stations across the country.
  • Two great Glock commercials

    01/25/2013 6:07:12 PM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies ^ | 1-25-2013 | Bookworm
    Thanks to beefrank for making me aware of these new Glock commercials. The first is funny, while the second is unnerving and should, I think, be watched by every parent in America. Wrong Diner - Extended Version Wrong Girl - Extended Version
  • 30 Shotguns and Pistols, Ammunition; found hidden in wall for fear of gun bans in UK

    01/25/2013 6:03:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>A secret arsenal of guns and ammunition hidden in the wake of the Dunblane massacre have been found stashed behind a false wall by a builder renovating a house.</p> <p>Builder Simon Berni, 41, was shocked to discover a secret haul of more than 30 shotguns and pistols as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he began working on a south Wales property.</p>
  • Biden: "Mental Capacity" To Be Criteria To Deny Gun Sale (my title)

    01/25/2013 6:03:26 PM PST · by wolfman23601 · 10 replies
    Vice President Biden says a mental health check on gun sales may have averted the 2007 mass shooting on Virginia Tech‘s campus. Biden’s comments came after a roundtable discussion in Richmond today that included experts involved with the gun control commission convened after the university tragedy. The vice president reported the panel had reached “pretty broad consensus” over what criteria they proposed should deny a sale, including “mental capacity.”
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 26 Jan 2013

    01/25/2013 6:02:33 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 266 replies
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  • No Need For Guns In America

    01/25/2013 6:02:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 25, 2013 | Erik Rush
    For those of you who know me, you can pick your jaw up off the floor (after reading the title) and move on. There is a pseudo-discussion taking place all over America about gun ownership which consists of the actual “need” for firearms in citizens’ hands and limits that should be placed on American gun owners. As unlikely as it might seem, this is pure distraction. In an earlier life – the one the press refuses to report – Obama summarily declared that he believed Americans should not own guns. That declaration seems to have been forgotten by some who...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-25-13

    01/25/2013 5:54:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies ^ | 1-25-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Senators Nearing Agreement On Broad Immigration Reform Proposal [Bi-Partisan Amnesty!]

    01/25/2013 5:51:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Senators Nearing Agreement On Broad Immigration Reform Proposal By Rosalind S. Helderman and David Nakamura January 25 A working group of senators from both parties is nearing agreement on broad principles for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, representing the most substantive bipartisan effort toward comprehensive legislation in years. The six members have met quietly since the November election, most recently on Wednesday. Congressional aides stressed there is not yet final agreement, but they have eyed next Friday as a target date for a possible public announcement. The talks mark the most in-depth negotiations involving members of both parties since a...
  • Here is video of Dianne Feinstein from “60 Minutes” in 1995, saying she wants guns confiscated

    01/25/2013 5:49:43 PM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 25, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here is video of Dianne Feinstein from “60 Minutes” in 1995, saying she wants guns confiscated Here is video of Dianne Feinstein from “60 Minutes” in 1995, saying she wants all guns confiscated. She stated:“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them – Mr. and Mrs. America turn them all in - I would have done it. I could not do that – the votes weren’t here.” 2004, when Barack Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing...
  • Marisa Tomei's representative denies engagement rumours

    01/25/2013 5:49:04 PM PST · by Gamecock · 21 replies ^ | January 25, 2013
    The Oscar winner, 48, was said to have accepted the Prometheus star's proposal over the Christmas (12) holidays, having dated on and off since 2008. However, a spokesperson for Tomei insists there is "no truth" to the wedding rumours, reports The Wrestler actress, who has previously been romantically linked to Robert Downey, Jr. and Lenny Kravitz, has previously claimed she did not believe in marriage, saying, "I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings."