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  • Gun Owners Refuse to Register Under New York Law

    01/26/2013 8:06:51 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 199 replies
    New American ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Alex Newman
    After Democrats in New York rammed a sweeping assault on the right to keep and bear arms through the legislature that failed to exempt police officers from the draconian restrictions, gun owners and even some lawmakers are planning what has been dubbed potentially the largest act of civil disobedience in state history. According to news reports, gun rights activists are urging everyone to defy far-left Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new registration mandate while daring authorities to “come and take it.” Analysts say the legislation, passed in a frenzy last week in the wake of the Newtown shooting, represents the most brazen...
  • Obama Admin. Creates Right for Disabled Students to Play Sports

    01/26/2013 7:59:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 88 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1-25-2013 | Tony Lee
    School districts that do not provide deaf students "a visual cue" alongside a starter pistol to enable them to compete on the track team or create basketball and tennis leagues for students in wheelchairs will be in violation of federal law and could lose government funding. On Friday, the Obama administration declared disabled students "have the right" to "an equal opportunity to participate in their schools' extracurricular activities." In essence, the Obama administration established the right for disabled students to play wheelchair basketball or wheelchair tennis. The U.S. Department of Education sent a guidance letter to schools, school districts, and...
  • Is Your God Scary?

    01/26/2013 7:59:29 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 1-25-13 | Douglas Wilson
    No one should be surprised at the announcement that women are now going to be serving in combat roles in the U.S. military. This has been heading toward us for a long time, and the only thing surprising about it is that so many people are surprised. Now the only thing that stands between your daughter and involuntary combat service is a determination by some president (or other) that we need to return to conscription, followed by one court decision. There are three points to be made about this in response. First, opposition to this monstrosity is a function of...
  • Are Frat Brothers Natural Conservatives?

    01/26/2013 7:59:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/26/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    In the waning years of the Clinton administration, the Dartmouth College board of trustees created the Student Life Initiative in an effort to, well, improve student life. But, as often happens when distant bureaucracies intervene in individuals’ choices, things didn’t exactly go according to plan.Here’s what happened: In 1998, the college’s new president, James Wright, persuaded the members of the board to adopt a new initiative to improve students’ social lives. Some of the measures they implemented were, um, troublesome to fraternity members. For instance, the school limited the number of kegs students could buy and made them register...
  • Keep on Truckin'

    01/26/2013 7:56:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Charles Payne
    The ability of women to participate in combat is a wonderful accomplishment. I come from a long line of women that were fighters against amazing odds, they got the job done. I'm more concerned with the gutless men and women in Washington that will not do the right thing no matter how dire the final outcome is from each day wasted. Sure, we are settling into a "feel good" era now where backers of the President toss out superlatives about a job market that saw 8 million human beings flee, and GOP lawmakers keep caving on things they used to...
  • Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words : AGAPE

    01/26/2013 7:52:48 AM PST · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    ..."the corresponding noun agape presents the characteristic word of Christianity, and since the Spirit of revelation has used it to express ideas previously unknown, inquiry into its use, whether in Greek literature or in the Septuagint, throws but little light upon its distinctive meaning in the New Testament. however, Lev. 19:18; Deut. 6:5. "Agape and agapao are used in the NT (a) to describe the attitude of God toward His Son, [John 17:26]; the human race, generally, [John 3:16]; [Rom 5:8]; and to such as believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, particularly, J[ohn 14:21]; (b) to convey His will to...
  • Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

    01/26/2013 7:50:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2013 10:03 AM EST | Mike Stobbe
    Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die? Annual health care costs are roughly $96 billion for smokers and $147 billion for the obese, the government says. These costs accompany sometimes heroic attempts to prolong lives, including surgery, chemotherapy and other measures. But despite these rescue attempts, smokers tend to die 10 years earlier on average, and the obese die five to 12 years prematurely, according to various researchers’ estimates....
  • A Nation Run By Idiots

    01/26/2013 7:44:22 AM PST · by gorush · 19 replies
    e-mail over the transom | 1/26/13 | anon
    This applies to all political parties & their representatives... You Live In A Country Run By Idiots that we elected !!! You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally. ==================================== You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money. ==================================== You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... A seven year old...
  • Senators nearing agreement on broad immigration reform proposal

    01/26/2013 7:41:44 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25th, 2013 | David Nakamura
    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 major legislation in years. The three Democrats and three Republicans, who have been meeting quietly in recent months, plan to announce a final agreement as early as next Friday.
  • Time capsule discovered in historic Green-Wood cemetery (Brooklyn NY)

    01/26/2013 7:41:36 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 23, 2013 | REUVEN BLAU
    Retired Brooklyn College professor Anthony Cucchiara There are more than just dead bodies buried in Green-Wood cemetery. A construction worker last week discovered a time capsule filled with historic books hidden inside a wall of the landmark cemetery’s crematorium. The weathered metal box entitled “Green-Wood 1838-1954” was likely squirreled away in the wall in 1954 and included six books detailing the history of the 478-acre cemetery. “It's exciting to know that people in 1954 wanted to leave something in terms of the cemetery legacy for us to find,” said cemetery historian Jeff Richman. Retired Brooklyn College Professor Anthony Cucchiara,...
  • Ryan says GOP need to pick its fights with Obama

    01/26/2013 7:39:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2013 9:34 AM EST | Ken Thomas
    Rep. Paul Ryan says Republicans need to stay united and pick their fights during President Barack Obama’s second term. … Ryan defends his vote on the “fiscal cliff” deal. He says that if the measure hadn't passed, every single taxpayer would have paid higher taxes. …
  • Obama’s Tyranny Takes Well-Deserved, Long-Overdue, Hit from Courts!

    01/26/2013 7:32:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | John Lillpop
    In an important court ruling which may signal that Barack Obama’s insufferable acts of tyranny shall not go unchecked for another four dreary years, a federal appeals court has ruled that The One abused his powers when making Recess Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Thus, the man who Obama himself and fellow Democrats revere as a Constitutional scholar is, after all is said and done, still subject to the rule of law and the US Constitution, and must heel to the principal of separation of powers just like any other mortal, non-deity figure. As reported, this upbraiding of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROPER CAUSE, 01-26-13

    01/26/2013 7:31:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-26-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PROPER CAUSE The specific cause required to produce a particular effect. Thus, God is the proper cause of the world's existence; a human being is the proper cause of intelligible speech. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Welfare Competition Among Nations

    01/26/2013 7:26:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The welfare state creates some amazingly pathetic and disgusting individuals. In the battle of the bums, we’ve had the spectacle of “Diaper Man” vs “Footless Hans.”In the contest for most despicable moocher, we have the “Florida Pedophiles” vs the “Gimme Babymaker.”And the fight for most pathetic victim of dependency features the “Connecticut Kid” vs the “English Loafer.”But I’ve never found a match for Olga, a Greek woman who thinks it is government’s job to take care of her from cradle to grave.At least not until now. I’m excited to announce that Olga has a soulmate named Natalija. She’s from Lithuania,...
  • Hackers take over gov't website to avenge Swartz

    01/26/2013 7:19:03 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/26/13
    The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide. The website of the commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch, was taken over early Saturday and replaced with a message warning that when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago "a line was crossed." The message read in part: Citizens of the world, Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble...
  • Why Americans still feel poor

    01/26/2013 7:12:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | 01/26/2013 | By Nin-Hai Tseng
    U.S. stocks have reached new highs, but most Americans probably don't feel any wealthier. That's because the prices of our homes have a bigger influence over how rich we feel and, therefore, how much we're willing to spend, suggests a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The findings clarify the big drivers of what economists call "the wealth effect," the idea that people spend more when they have more. This sounds pretty obvious, but the real barometer of wealth hasn't been as clear. In the past, as the Federal Reserve moved to buy up billions of dollars...
  • Report: Childhood Poverty High In Detroit, But Teen Pregnancy Down

    01/26/2013 7:12:06 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    A new report from Data Driven Detroit reveals that in spite of the many families with kids that left Detroit between 2000 and 2010 — much of the city’s population still consists of children living in poverty. Sixty percent of children in Detroit live in poverty, per the “State of Detroit” report. This represents a 64.7 percent increase in child poverty in the city since 1999. Children account for 194,347 of Detroit’s residents, or 27 percent of the city’s total population. Despite the poverty rate, the report also shows that there are some positive changes taking place in the city,...
  • Bishop Confirms National Catholic Reporter is Not a 'Catholic' Publication

    01/26/2013 7:11:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, has confirmed that the National Catholic Reporter should not advertise itself as a “Catholic” publication. In a column appearing in his diocesan newspaper, Bishop Finn notes that he, as the bishop of the diocese in which the Reporter is located, has the duty to “call the media to fidelity.” He cites the Code of Canon Law, which (in #1369) calls for “a just penalty” for anyone who “excites hatred of or contempt for religion or the Church.” The National Catholic Reporter, Bishop Finn remarks, has taken an editorial stance that puts the publication...
  • Obama praises ‘extraordinary’ Clinton in joint interview

    01/26/2013 6:58:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Obama praises ‘extraordinary’ Clinton in joint interview © AFP US President Barack Obama heaped praise on outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a rare joint interview to be broadcast Sunday on the CBS programme “60 Minutes”, calling her “one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve had.” By News Wires (text) US President Barack Obama Friday heaped praise on outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a rare joint interview set to renew speculation that she will run for president in 2016. The joint sit-down interview with CBS television, which was filmed at the White House, was apparently Obama's...
  • Desperately Trying to Derail Canadian Oil Sands

    01/26/2013 6:58:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Paul Driessen
    Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved his state’s portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, explaining that its revised route avoids areas that critics had earlier claimed were environmentally sensitive. The Alberta-to-Texas pipeline would create more than 5,500 Nebraska jobs during its construction period and support 1,000 permanent jobs through 2030. During the project’s lifetime, KXL would generate $950 million in labor income, $130 million in property, sales and other state and local taxes, and $679 million for the state’s gross domestic product, by bringing Canadian oil sands petroleum to Texas refineries.President Obama’s second term agenda, continued viability of Medicare and...