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  • Russia's Vladimir Putin says West is fomenting jihadi 'blowback'

    01/26/2013 3:44:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 25, 2013 | Fred Weir
    Moscow Both Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister have lashed out at the West in recent days for pursuing what they regard as naive and incoherent Middle East policies. The critique targets Western backing of anti-dictator rebellions in Libya and Syria, which, as Mr. Putin tells it, only fuels the spreading flames of extreme Islamist insurrection, including the current war in Mali and last week's terrorist strike on a gas complex in Algeria. "The Syrian conflict has been raging for almost two years now. Upheaval in Libya, accompanied by the uncontrolled spread of weapons, contributed to the deterioration of the...
  • Chandra Levy murder conviction may be overturned due to questionable witness

    01/26/2013 3:06:32 AM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    Twelve years after her disappearance, and the case of Chandra Levy still hasn't reach it's conclusion. The 24-year-old Capitol Hill intern was last seen in May 2001. Following the disappearance, her family disclosed to police that she had been having an affair with U.S. Representative Gary Condit. When Condit was unwilling to cooperate with investigators, speculation arose that he was behind the disappearance. While he was never charged, it completely derailed his political career. The man who was eventually charged in her death, Ingmar Guandique, was convicted in 2010 with no physical evidence linking him to the crime. However, two...
  • Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm

    01/26/2013 2:54:46 AM PST · by Plainsman · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Mamet
    Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death. For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused must read “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs.” “Needs and...
  • Anonymous Hacks US Sentencing Commission’s Website For Aaron Swartz [Video, Statement]

    01/26/2013 2:22:36 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 9 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | January 26, 2013 | Kim LaCapria
    Anonymous has hacked the US Sentencing Commission’s website in retaliation for the suicide of internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, and as of now, the site is still displaying in its compromised state.More on this breaking story as it develops. Statement below from Anonymous on the decision to hack [Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that Anonymous' attack affected the Supreme Court's website, when in actuality, it is the US Sentencing Commission's website as stated above.]In addition to the defacing of the site with a video, a statement on Swartz’s death and the government’s alleged harassment of the activist...
  • Germany government to outfit military with armed drones

    01/26/2013 1:59:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Deutsche Welle
    The German government has said that it favors the purchase of armed drones to support Bundeswehr troops in missions abroad. Although the idea is controversial, a decision is expected in the next few months. Strictly speaking the idea is not entirely new, but it turned up on Berlin's political agenda on Friday after Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right government responded to a question posed by the opposition Left party. A spokesman for the defense ministry said that Germany's mission in Afghanistan had shown that it would "certainly make sense" to have armed drones at the military's disposal. And Merkel's spokesman, Steffen...
  • Comic novel about Hitler takes Germany by storm

    01/26/2013 1:53:09 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Greg Quill
    A comic novel that imagines Adolf Hitler survived the Second World War is the surprise hit of Germany’s winter book season. Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s Here Again) conceives that Hitler spent 66 years asleep in an open field in Berlin, then becomes something of a quizzical, harmless folk hero in the new millennium’s celebrity-driven media and cynical political machinery. The debut novel by German journalist Timur Vermes has sold 250,000 copies of its initial 360,000 print run in Hitler’s homeland since it was published Jan. 18, dislodging Ken Follet’s Winter Of The World from the top of Germany’s bestsellers...
  • 9-12 Patriots speak out on gun control (Delaware)

    01/26/2013 1:41:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Cape Gazette ^ | January 25, 2013 | Sandi Minard
    The following letter was sent to the Delaware General Assembly with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication. We are writing you today to share the voices of 1,500-plus who attended (along with 300 to 400 who were turned away) the 2nd Amendment Freedom Rally this past Sunday in Dover, organized and sponsored by the 9-12 Delaware Patriots and Delaware State Sportsmen's Association on the current gun control issue. We believe in the Delaware Constitution as well as the U.S. Constitution. They define the purposes and limits of government. They are a carefully poured foundation by the founders...
  • tourist busted for trying to stiff steakhouse 'simply did not want to pay:' Commissioner Kelly

    01/26/2013 1:00:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    A tipsy Italian tourist tried to stiff a tony East Side steakhouse on his tab before his NYPD-assisted arrivederci, police sources said Friday. Graziano Graziussi, who spend the night in jail after a dispute at Smith & Wollensky, was carrying $118 in his wallet on the night when he challenged the $208 check, said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Read more:
  • Senate Hearing on Benghazi Infuriates Boxer

    01/26/2013 12:49:56 AM PST · by John Semmens · 41 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) stormed out of the Senate Hearing into the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and others. The spark that ignited her fury was Senator Rand Paul's (R-Ken) questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Rather than let her retire from her post with dignity, Paul insists on poking around into performance issues that have no relevance at this late date,” Boxer complained. “Maybe Secretary Clinton should have taken a greater interest in security for the Ambassador and his staff, but as she so artfully asked, what difference does that make now? Isn't it just 'Monday...
  • The email I received from my Attorney General Alan Wilson. (SC)

    01/26/2013 12:41:02 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    1-26-2013 | vanity
    Dear XXXXXXXXXX, The Founding Fathers made it very clear: the ability to bear arms is a fundamental right of citizenship in these United States. The America they created is a place where “We the People” are guaranteed the right to defend ourselves, our families and our property. We must not allow emotions to alter or abridge our fundamental constitutional rights. As your Attorney General, I have a sworn duty to uphold the Constitutions of South Carolina and the United States – including the Second Amendment. I am fully committed to doing just that. Like many South Carolinians, I am a...
  • Environment Groups Against Cuomo’s Dairy Plans

    01/26/2013 12:14:26 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Ted Muehl
    Environmental groups are pushing back against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s plan to support a growing yogurt industry by easing regulations on large-scale dairy operations. The Greek yogurt industry is growing so fast in New York that the state doesn’t have enough cows to meet the demand for milk. At a “yogurt summit” in August, Governor Cuomo called Greek yogurt one of the best entrepreneurial opportunities in a generation. Farms with up to 200 cows are exempt from rules requiring extra steps to prevent pollution from cow waste. Cuomo proposes raising the limit to 300 cows to help farms expand without...
  • Ravalli County sheriff says he'll never confiscate guns from legal citizens (Montana)

    01/25/2013 11:57:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Ravalli Republic ^ | January 25, 2013 | Perry Backus
    HAMILTON – Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman wants to be perfectly clear on the issue of gun control. “If the federal government ordered the confiscation of certain guns, I have been asked would I participate,” Hoffman said Thursday. “The answer is unequivocally no. I would not participate in the confiscation of guns from legal citizens.” Hoffman said he has received dozens of phone calls and emails from county residents asking that question since President Barack Obama announced his plan for executive and legislation action to address gun violence earlier this month after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in...
  • Six helpful resources for those seeking an evangelical Christian perspective on homosexuality

    01/25/2013 11:12:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 58 replies
    lsn ^ | Peter Saunders
    Because of the bias of the liberal press, Steve Chalke’s recent endorsement of permanent gay partnerships and the extreme unorthodox views of the ‘Accepting Evangelicals’ group, to which he belongs, have had an unhelpfully disproportionate amount of media coverage. Many Christians are understandably confused. I received this letter this week which I think is not an atypical experience. I am publishing it anonymously with permission and have removed the name of the church. ‘My husband and I worship at a leading conservative evangelical Anglican church and we value the teaching we receive there. Our adult children come from different angles,...
  • Proton's radius revised downward - Surprise measurement may point to new physics

    01/25/2013 11:04:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Science News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Andrew Grant
    Only in physics can a few quintillionths of a meter be cause for uneasy excitement. A new measurement finds that the proton is about 4 percent smaller than previous experiments suggest. The study, published in the Jan. 25 issue of Science, has physicists cautiously optimistic that the discrepancy between experiments will lead to the discovery of new particles or forces. “Poking at small effects you can’t explain can be a way of unraveling a much bigger piece of physics,” says Carl Carlson, a theoretical physicist at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., who was not involved in...
  • Federal Judge Rules that ICE Agents have Standing in Lawsuit Against Federal Government

    01/25/2013 10:31:13 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 25 January 2013 | Anne Manetas
    Federal District Court Judge Reed O'Conner has ruled that 10 ICE agents and officers have standing to challenge in Federal court the so-called Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion and the DREAM directive on deferred action. The agents filed their complaint in October, charging that unconstitutional and illegal directives from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton order the agents to violate federal laws or face adverse employment actions. This is a major first step for the ICE agents in their case against the administration. In his 35-page decision, Judge O'Conner found that the ICE agents and officers have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-26-13, M, Sts. Timothy and Titus, Bishops

    01/25/2013 10:26:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 01-26-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 26, 2013 Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops   Reading 1 2 Tm 1:1-8 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of Godfor the promise of life in Christ Jesus,to Timothy, my dear child:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God,whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did,as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day.I yearn to see you again, recalling your tears,so that I may be filled with joy, as I recall your sincere faiththat first lived in your...
  • Man allegedly stole 166 manhole covers

    01/25/2013 10:24:07 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 76 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 25, 2013
    POINCIANA, Fla.,- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of stealing 166 steel manhole covers and attempting to sell them as scrap. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Christopher Fink, 40, was arrested Thursday after the Toho Water Authority reported $22,000 worth of manhole covers missing Wednesday in Poinciana -- and Fink was caught attempting to sell the covers at local metal dealers, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday. Fink was charged with felony counts of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false verification to a secondhand metal dealer. The sheriff's office said more charges...
  • White House Condemns Court Ruling On 'Unconstitutional' Obama Appointments [Imperial Presidency!]

    01/25/2013 10:10:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 25, 2013
    White House Condemns Court Ruling On 'Unconstitutional' Obama Appointments Spokesman says ruling heralded by Republicans' lawyers as 'stinging rebuke' to president is 'novel and unprecedented' 25 January 2013 The Obama administration is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court over its right to make direct appointments when Congress is in recess. Barack Obama breached the constitution when he bypassed Congress to make appointments to a labour relations panel, a federal appeal court ruled on Friday in a decision that was condemned by the White House as "novel and unprecedented". The judgement, from a three-judge panel of the US court of...
  • Hillary Clinton's double vision likely the result of a damaged cranial nerve, say doctors

    01/25/2013 10:09:37 PM PST · by advance_copy · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/25/13 | Evans, Katz, and Moore
    Hillary Clinton is likely suffering from double vision because she damaged her 6th cranial nerve in a fall a month ago, experts said. "The double vision could occur solely from her hitting her head - even a minor head trauma can do damage to the 6th cranial nerve," said Dr. Mark Kupersmith, Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at St. Lukes-Roosevelt. Damage to the nerve also could have been the result of a blood clot she suffered later, he said.
  • Spouses Club Relents, Says Lesbian Army Wife Can Be 'Full Member' [Conservative America In Retreat?]

    01/25/2013 10:01:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 25, 2013 | Bill Briggs,
    Spouses Club Relents, Says Lesbian Army Wife Can Be 'Full Member' Ashley Broadway, left, is pictured with her wife, Lt. Col. Heather Mack and their 2-year-old son. By Bill Briggs Hours after same-sex Army wife Ashley Broadway was named Fort Bragg's 2013 “spouse of the year,” the on-base spouses club — that has for two months rebuffed Broadway's bid to join — fully reversed course and invited her "to become a full member," according to emails sent to NBC News and Broadway. The decision comes one week after the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses (ABOS) extended Broadway — who is...
  • Church remembers St. Paul’s companions, Sts. Timothy and Titus (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    01/25/2013 9:56:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | January 20. 2013 | Benjamin Mann
    Church remembers St. Paul's companions, Sts. Timothy and Titus   By Benjamin Mann   Credit: Joe Thorn (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Denver, Colo., Jan 20, 2013 / 06:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Jan. 26, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the Apostle Paul and bishops of the Catholic Church in its earliest days.Both men received letters from St. Paul, which are included in the New Testament. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians also venerate the saints, but do not combine their commemorations. Instead, the Byzantine tradition remembers St. Titus on Aug. 25...
  • Obama to cut medical benefits for active, retired military, not union workers

    01/25/2013 9:55:17 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | February 28, 2012 | Joe Newby
    In an effort to cut defense spending, the Obama Administration plans to cut health benefits for active duty and retired military personnel and their families while not touching the benefits enjoyed by unionized civilian defense workers. The move, congressional aides suggested, is to force those individuals into Obamacare, Bill Gertz reported at the Washington Beacon. Gertz added: The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Alaskan Moondogs

    01/25/2013 9:53:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | January 26, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Moonlight illuminates a snowy scene in this night land and skyscape made on January 17 from Lower Miller Creek, Alaska, USA. Overexposed near the mountainous western horizon is the first quarter Moon itself, surrounded by an icy halo and flanked left and right by moondogs. Sometimes called mock moons, a more scientific name for the luminous apparations is paraselenae (plural). Analogous to a sundog or parhelion, a paraselene is produced by moonlight refracted through thin, hexagonal, plate-shaped ice crystals in high cirrus clouds. As determined by the crystal geometry, paraselenae are seen at an angle of 22 degrees or...
  • Plot To Use Cats & Birds as Bombers Revealed ... in 16th Century German Weapons Manuscript

    01/25/2013 9:50:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Atomic Kittens - German 400-Year-Old Weapons Manuscript Which Reveals Medieval Plans to Strap Bombs to Cats Dossier, called Fire Book, has drawing of animals strapped with explosives It also includes barrel bombs, grenades and anti-personnel ground spikes Document has been released in digital form by University of Pennsylvania Modern militaries have all manner of weapons at their disposal from nuclear submarines to heat-seeking missiles. But 400 years ago technology was rather more limited and armies had to make the very best of their resources - in whatever shape or form they may take. One such quest to steal a march...
  • Obama to Top Brass - Will you fire on Americans?

    01/25/2013 9:44:24 PM PST · by Slyfox · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1-23-13
  • Prayer request for relative with cancer

    01/25/2013 9:36:23 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 68 replies
    1/25/13 | marty
    Making a prayer request for a dear relative who has been diagnosed with metastasizing cancer. Short of full recovery, I'm praying that his suffering is minimal. A fine Christian man, father & husband needs your prayer help.
  • Grover Norquist to push for statehood for Puerto Rico

    01/25/2013 9:34:19 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 23 replies
    Yay!! MORE POOR DEMOCRAT VOTERS! Anti-higher taxes activist Grover Norquist is joining an effort to convince conservatives to support statehood for Puerto Rico. Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, is scheduled to appear at a press conference with Luis Fortuno, the former Republican governor of Puerto Rico, in Washington to push statehood for the territory next week. The group organizing the effort is the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “The group of conservative leaders will call on Congress to pass legislation to allow the people of Puerto Rico to decide their political future among non-territorial and constitutionally valid...
  • (Obamaville ... Livin' the "Dream") Police Hunt for Women After Brawl at Social Services ...

    01/25/2013 9:33:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Daily Mail
    Police hunt for women after brawl at social services is caught on tape Police are on the hunt for four women who were caught on video in a massive brawl that broke out on line at a social services offices earlier this week in East St. Louis, Illinois. According to witnesses, the fight started over a disagreement between several women in line. In the video, you can see four women pushing, shoving and fists flying before security managed to separate the women. The women left before police arrived. But East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says that doesn't mean...
  • ACT HERE & NOW TO STOP 'Sweeping Gun Control Measure In Santa Fe' [New Mexico]

    01/25/2013 9:07:13 PM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies ^ | Jan. 25, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    I've made it easy for you to contact your New Mexico legislative representatives and TELL THEM TO OPPOSE a 'Sweeping Gun Control Measure In Santa Fe.' Use the following links/resources to: 1) find your New Mexico state senator and house rep and contact them via email, phone, and/or snail-mail; 2) use sample letter text; and, 3) contact every member of the New Mexico House Judiciary Committee because they're holding a public hearing Monday on the "Sweeping Gun Control Measure": 1) Find your reps' contact info Find your state house representative; and,Find your state senator 2) Use sample letter text I...
  • The Dot Matrix, Reloaded - How do you ban assault weapons when you can print them?

    01/25/2013 9:06:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | Daniel Foster
    Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson Cody Wilson cheerfully describes himself as a crypto-anarchist. “Crypto” modifies “anarchist” in the sense not that it obscures it but that it points to a means: cryptology, code, communication, and technology as the last, best hope for a radical freedom. You meet a few anarchists, crypto and otherwise, hanging around on the fjords and isthmuses of the conservative continent, and like most of them, Cody is young, quick, bright, and vaguely terrifying. Or rather, what’s terrifying isn’t the dude — he’s quite pleasant — but the simultaneous casualness and precision with which he lays out the...
  • The Resistance Begins: Refuse to Register ; “Largest Act of Civil Disobedience in State History”

    01/25/2013 8:50:10 PM PST · by blam · 139 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-25-2013 | Mac Slavo
    The Resistance Begins: New York Gun Owners Refuse to Register; “Largest Act of Civil Disobedience in State History” Mac Slavo January 25th, 2013 With emotions running high in the aftermath of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting, politicians on the State and Federal level have begun introducing legislative actions to curtail access to firearms protected by the Second Amendment. In Missouri, parents may soon be forced to register firearms with their child’s school under threat of criminal penalties. In Massachusetts, another proposal would require storage of semi-automatic rifles at government approved storage depots. And, in the State of New York, congressional...
  • Did you catch Neville Obama speaking on peace?

    01/25/2013 8:39:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 25, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    Apparently history was not a strong suit in college days for Barry Obama -- or his highly-paid speechwriters. In his 2,106 word aspirational tone poem from the Capitol steps at Monday's official inauguration, Obama called for many people to do many things and vowed a myriad of vows, already faded in the memory of millions -- as usually happens to inaugurals and State of the Union shopping lists. We published a complete address text and C-SPAN video right here. Among those 2,100 words, four shockers leapt out at the eyes and ears of many not in the American news media....
  • Durbin Reintroduces Assault Weapons Ban In Congress

    01/25/2013 8:29:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    WBBM-FM ^ | January 25, 2013
    Creating gun laws is one thing, but convincing people to support them is something else. That was the job of Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, when he held a roundtable discussion on gun control in Virginia. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday. Organizers said it was the first gun show in Cook County in as many as 50 years. Gun shows have come under increased scrutiny since the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., because in the vast majority of states, gun...
  • Schieffer: GOP should focus on women, minorities, not "old white guys"

    01/25/2013 8:18:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies ^ | January 25, 2013
    (CBS News) Republican Party leaders are searching for the way forward in the wake of an election they believed should have gone their way. Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent and host of "Face the Nation," said on "CBS This Morning" that Republicans are still reeling from the defeat. He explained, "You started out with very high unemployment, you had an economy that was not in great shape. You had all of those signs, polls showing most people thought the country was headed in the wrong direction, and yet the Republicans lost, and I think they're just trying to figure out...
  • What does IHS stand for? The meaning of the Holy Name of Jesus [Catholic Caucus]

    01/25/2013 8:06:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 |
    What does IHS stand for? The meaning of the Holy Name of Jesus   January 3rd, Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus In the Extraordinary Form, the feast of the Holy Name is of the “second class” (making it equal to Sundays throughout the year, complete with the recitation of the Gloria and the Credo), but in the Ordinary Form the memorial of the Holy Name was not even included in the calendar after 1970. Happily, the feast was re-instituted as an optional memorial by Bl. John Paul II – we should think that the Name deserves at...
  • Two of four Casey Anthony convictions thrown out; she vows to 'keep fighting'

    01/25/2013 8:01:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mark Morgenstein
    (CNN) -- One of the most infamous defendants in U.S. trials of recent years took two big steps Friday toward clearing her name, and she vowed to "keep fighting." Florida's 5th District Court of Appeal threw out two of Casey Anthony's four convictions of lying to authorities as they investigated the disappearance of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. The appeals judges agreed with Anthony's argument that the multiple convictions amounted to double jeopardy. But the judges upheld the other two convictions.
  • Women in combat move a 'tragic mistake,' Baptist leaders say

    01/25/2013 7:53:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's announcement that the military will remove its ban on women in combat drew criticism from several Southern Baptist leaders, who expressed concern over privacy and military effectiveness and also warned the move is part of a larger societal effort to blur differences between men and women. Panetta made his announcement Thursday (Jan. 24), saying the removal of the ban had unanimous approval from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. With the removal, about 237,000 positions on or near the front lines of combat are now open to women. "If members of our military can...
  • The Obama Simulacrum - This administration sneers at reality and its consequences. (Mark Steyn)

    01/25/2013 7:45:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    If I’m following this correctly, according to one spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band, at Monday’s inauguration Beyoncé lip-synced to the national anthem but the band accompanied her live. However, according to a second spokesperson, it was the band who were pretending to play to a pre-recorded tape while Beyoncé sang along live. So one or other of them were faking it. Or maybe both were. Or neither. I’d ask Chuck Schumer, the master of ceremonies, who was standing right behind her, but he spent the entire performance staring at her butt. If it was her butt, that is. It...
  • Why does Obama look so like Akenaten (Friday night funnies)

    01/25/2013 7:42:11 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    Is he a laboratory creation...or is it just a coincidence.
  • Why All U.S. States Should Eliminate The Income Tax

    01/25/2013 7:38:38 PM PST · by Fred · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 012413 | Francis DeLuca
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback have all called for their states to eliminate their income tax and replace it with a sales tax over the past week. They were joined yesterday morning by North Carolina, where the Senate President Pro Tempore, Phil Berger, confirmed the legislature and the Governor, Pat McCrory, would pursue serious tax reform this session. Indeed, a senate proposal being crafted into legislation includes a repeal of North Carolina’s personal and corporate income taxes along with an expanded sales tax. If North Carolina, Louisiana, and Nebraska are successful in...
  • Here Is A Powerful Prayer Exercise Even For Those Who Do Not Pray Or Are Non-Believers

    01/25/2013 7:34:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | January 20, 2013 | Myra Adams
    Anyone on a faith walk will eventually ask the question, “How do I pray?” Except for the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, there is no easy answer, for prayer is a very personal and personalized pursuit. And, as with all pursuits, practice is the key to success and prayer is no different. You will soon discover the more you pray, the more you will find answers to difficult questions, along with mental or physical healing from various maladies, protection for you or your loved ones and comfort from any number of storms that happen to be raging in...
  • Illinois credit rating sinks to worst in nation

    01/25/2013 7:30:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/25/13 | Ray Long, Monique Garcia
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois fell to the bottom of all 50 states in the rankings of a major credit ratings agency Friday following the failure of Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers to fix the state’s hemorrhaging pension system during this month’s lame-duck session. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service downgraded Illinois in what is the latest fallout over the $96.8 billion debt to five state pension systems. The New York rating firm’s ranking signaled taxpayers may pay tens of millions of dollars more in interest when the state borrows money for roads and other projects. “It’s absolutely bad news for taxpayers,” said...
  • Attorney General Swanson sues wind-energy firm for bilking Minn. farmers

    01/25/2013 7:25:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 1-25-13 | dan browning
    Farmer Mark Schroeder of Elgin, Minn., knew something was seriously wrong when he heard a noise from his new windmill that sounded like a helicopter landing on the roof of his house. "You could hear the noise 2 or 3 miles away," he said. The windmill shook furiously atop its 160-foot tower. Black smoke billowed from the control unit. Schroeder said he tried shutting off the power, but the windmill's three 25-foot-long blades continued spinning furiously. One of the 500-pound blades eventually sheared off and flew about 100 yards into a field, bringing Schroeder's dream of energy independence crashing to...
  • Utah Biz Owner Fires Employees Because They Supported Obama

    01/25/2013 7:21:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    01/23/13 From HuffPo: Dead weight? A business owner in Utah has become the latest employer to blame President Obama's health care reform bill for layoffs and has doubled down on his public disdain for the current administration by admitting he singled out Obama supporters. Terry Lee, owner of Cedar City-based Terry Lee Forensics, told the Salt Lake Tribune that he was so impressed by a Vernal, Utah, smoothie bar's policy of asking liberal patrons to pay more, that he, too, took action to recoup losses he said were incurred by Obamacare. George Burnett, owner of I Love Drilling Smoothie &...
  • Despite Media Claims, Survey Shows NRA Members United

    01/25/2013 7:15:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It's the common talking point from left leaning media and gun control advocates: NRA leaders are out of touch with NRA members and the organization is disagreement over top gun control issues. Turns out, the exact opposite is true. The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national scientific poll of NRA members this week and found the vast majority are on the same page regarding a wide range of issues, in particular when it comes to new gun control measures and how to prevent mass shootings. One-thousand members were randomly selected for the poll. The NRA is...
  • Washington city councilman walks out on council meeting because of citizen with CCW

    01/25/2013 7:12:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 65 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | 1/22/2013 | Anonymous
    During a city council meeting in Oak Harbor, WA a veteran who served in, Afghanistan speaks spontaneously in favor of the 2nd Amendment and causes a liberal whiner on the council to get up and leave when he is not allowed to violate his oath of office.
  • Pope Benedict XVI Tweets His Support for 40th Annual March for Life in Washington DC Today

    01/25/2013 7:08:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The 40th March for Life is being held today in Washington DC. Here’s the Facebook page. Lifesite News has a schedule of today’s events. Organizers say today’s rally in the nation’s capital may bring more anti-abortion activists to the streets than last year’s estimated 400,000. Pope Benedict XVI tweeted out his support for the march early this morning...
  • California Councilwoman: You Can Be Shot By An Unloaded Gun!

    01/25/2013 7:07:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies ^ | 1-25-13 | conservative videos
    This California Councilwoman opposes open carry of unloaded handguns as people can even be shot by ‘unloaded guns!’
  • Abortionist CEO Tells CNN: My Main Goal Is To Provide "Oasis" For Women

    01/25/2013 7:04:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Greg Hengler
    Here's the Cambridge dictionary definition for "oasis": a calm, pleasant place in the middle of somewhere busy and unpleasant. I believe President Obama would approve of the word "oasis" to describe the proper environment for a woman wanting to end the life of her baby; after all, who would want to be punished with such a thing? CNN acknowledged the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by featuring Amy Hagstrom [where's my hyphen?] Miller, CEO of Whole Woman's Health, a company operating six abortion clinics in Texas--a very pro-life state and home of the Roe v. Wade case....
  • Senators to probe Air Force’s $1 billion failed software

    01/25/2013 7:01:48 PM PST · by Rabin · 24 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 25, 2013 | Tony Capaccio
    . Computer Sciences Corporation’s performance on a failed $1 billion software project for the Air Force, a major objective of departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.. An additional $1.1 billion would have been required to fix the system and put it in operation by 2020 -- eight years after the planned date.. “I can understand the senators’ frustration,” Air Force top uniformed acquisition official Lieutenant General Charles Davis.