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  • ‘Parker’ – Plenty of fun action, but lacks sophistication (two and half stars)

    01/26/2013 8:48:02 AM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    I don't believe there are any spoilers in my review, most of the stuff is shown in the movie ads. Reader discretion is advised.
  • Evolution, where's the Link? (Saturbray)

    01/26/2013 8:46:52 AM PST · by bray · 89 replies ^ | 1/26/12 | bray
    Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your Freedom, do so. 1 Cor 7:21 Why do we assume scientists are always right? It seems we are being scammed by some of the shiftiest salesmen on the planet beginning with their most questionable foundation of evolution. While they are intimidating and ridiculing Christians for their belief in an all powerful God, they are promoting a theory that has not made any progress in over a hundred and fifty years. This failure happened in spite of every scientist on the planet attempting...
  • Iowa's Sen. Harkin [D] to retire: Won't seek re-election

    01/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 89 replies ^ | 1-26-2013 | Dan Schillinger
    <p>CUMMING (AP) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The 73-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview, "It's just time to step aside."</p> <p>By the time Harkin would finish a sixth term, he would be 81 years old.</p>
  • Jesse Jackson was Right

    01/26/2013 8:41:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 26, 2013 | Steve Deace
    This week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since state-sanctioned slaughter via judicial fiat began at least 50 million Americans have been killed. Over the last 40 years there have been some eloquent attempts to win the defining moral argument of our age, but few have come close to being as effective as the one I’m sharing with you today. And it was written by Jesse Jackson. Yes, that Jesse Jackson. To commemorate the 4th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1977, Jackson wrote an editorial titled How We Respect Life is the Over-Riding Moral Issue. What’s...
  • Thousands of Liberals Asked About Biggest "A-Ha" of Lives;Top Responses:"LSD," "Pot," and "Stealing"

    01/26/2013 8:40:54 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/26/13 | Aurelius
    Yesterday, thousands of members of the site Reddit answered the question, "What was your biggest "holy **** why haven't I done this sooner" moment?" At the time this article was written, the question had an astounding 14,815 answers... Decidedly more controversial answers, particularly illegal ones, garnered much more approval, however. Unsurprisingly, the answer "pot" received a tremendous amount of "upvotes," which show mutual agreement from other members. User dogslike us responded to the question, in part: Then at 22 I tried pot. Sooo much better than alcohol. At the time of publication, this comment had received more than 3,000 upvotes....
  • Fire agency hid $3.6 million from state

    01/26/2013 8:37:44 AM PST · by reagandemocrat · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-25-13 | Jeff Gotlieb
    SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection hid $3.6 million rather than depositing it into the state's cash-strapped general fund as required, interviews and documents reviewed by The Times show. For seven years, Cal Fire placed the money with the nonprofit California District Attorneys Assn., paying the group to hold it. The department used the cash for equipment purchases and training. The practice ended last year amid questions about whether the fund was legal.
  • M-1 Steel Helmet

    01/26/2013 8:32:59 AM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies
    "Early in World War II, U.S. forces were still equipped with the M1917 "Doughboy" helmet, a left over from the First World War. The M1917A1 helmet, adopted in 1939, differed only in minor details. In 1941, the M-1 "steel pot" helmet was adopted as a replacement in all the US armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year. The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of 1942. At Guadalcanal, in August 1942, the M1 helmet was common and the old "dishpan" helmet had mostly disappeared...... After its...
  • British soldiers jailed for 50 years after smuggling drugs and guns into the UK

    01/26/2013 8:31:27 AM PST · by klpt · 8 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Steve Robson
    A gang of elite British Army soldiers who smuggled drugs and guns into the UK have been jailed for a combined total of almost 50 years today. Trooper Lemar Loveless, 26, masterminded the operation to bring a cache of guns, ammunition and Ł70,000 worth of cocaine through the Channel Tunnel loaded into the back of BMWs. He had discharged himself from the Queen's Royal Hussars, the most senior light cavalry regiment of the British Army, just days before his arrest.
  • Polish Refugee Warns of Communism Taking Over America

    01/26/2013 8:30:26 AM PST · by Errant · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    A Polish immigrant who escaped communism in the 70's relates his story and warns Americans to take action now to prevent catastrophe.
  • Big Band Music

    01/26/2013 8:30:00 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies
    Swinging tears ^ | 1/26/2013 | Swinging Years
    4 Hours of big band Music every Saturday & Sunday 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific time.
  • French Warship for Russia 'Won't Work in Cold' - Minister

    01/26/2013 8:29:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 26/01/2013
    French Warship for Russia 'Won't Work in Cold' - Minister MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti) - Two amphibious assault ships bought for the Russian Navy from France in a 1.2 billion euro deal will not be able to operate in temperatures below seven degrees centigrade, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin admitted on Saturday, in critical comments about the contract. "It's very odd that ships for offloading a landing force, floating in our latitudes won't work in temperatures below seven degrees," said Rogozin, who has special responsibilities for the defense industry, in a meeting of the Academy of Military Science...
  • No murders in NYC over 9 days amid frigid temps (Global Warming alert...)

    01/26/2013 8:16:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/26/13 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMIE SCHRAM
    They must have frostbite on their trigger fingers. The deep freeze that has New Yorkers shivering in their boots has been a crime-fighting blessing for the NYPD — and as of midnight had given the city a nine-day streak without a murder, law-enforcement sources told The Post. “Jack Frost is the policeman’s best friend,” said a source. “The criminals are staying indoors.” The Big Apple’s last murder occurred Jan. 16 in The Bronx, where Jennifer Rivera, 20, and her uncle, Jason Rivera, 30, were gunned down execution-style while sitting a parked car, police said. Rivera had a criminal drug history,...
  • Eyeing the Golden Goose

    01/26/2013 8:16:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 26, 2013 | Ed Feulner
    Are tax hikes on the way? Some federal lawmakers hope so. “It’s a great opportunity to get us some more revenue,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently said of the upcoming debate over the federal budget. You know what that means: calls to raise taxes on the rich. Lawmakers can’t seem to refrain from eyeing the golden goose. It seems fair to most Americans that those who earn more should pay more taxes. But how much more? In a report that drew on 2006 tax data, Heritage Foundation scholar Curtis Dubay showed that a family in the top 20 percent...
  • Bishop: National Catholic Reporter undermines Church teaching

    01/26/2013 8:14:07 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | January 25, 2013
    Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph. File Photo/CNA. Kansas City, Mo., Jan 25, 2013 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph announced his discouragement that the National Catholic Reporter has failed to live up to the “Catholic” portion of its name. “In light of the number of recent expressions of concern, I have a responsibility as the local bishop to instruct the Faithful about the problematic nature of this media source which bears the name 'Catholic,'” he wrote in his Jan. 25 column for his diocesan paper, “The Catholic Key”. His comments on...
  • Gun Control: A Failed American Experiment (The United States has had gun control from its founding)

    01/26/2013 8:14:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2013 | Timothy Birdnow
    The United States has had gun control from its founding. And the results have been dreadful. Constitutional attorney Edwin Viera Jr.points out that: Georgia's Slavery Act of 1765, for example, explained itself on the rather blatant theory of legalistic oppression that "Slavery has been introduced and allowed in His Majesty's Colonies in America and * * * Power over such Slaves ought to be settled and limited by positive Laws, so that the Slaves may be kept in due Subjection and Obedience * * * [.][5]" [SNIP] Georgia was hardly alone in this, and the pre-colonial powers were fully aware...
  • What difference, at this point, does it make?

    01/26/2013 8:12:16 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 26th, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    In the throes of her faux outrage Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s made this phrase famous. She uttered it while being questioned about the lies this administration told after four Americans were killed in Benghazi. She acted like a child who was caught in a lie trying to find a way out of any consequences. Whether she realizes it or not, this will register with the low information voter and thus will become her legacy. If you don’t think of this being her legacy what is the first thing you think when someone mentions her husband Bill? Why does it...
  • Three dead, four wounded in overnight violence

    01/26/2013 8:10:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | JAMES SCALZITTI
    Three men are dead and at least another four wounded from gun violence in the city Friday night and early Saturday morning. The most recent shooting happened about 4 a.m. in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said.

    01/26/2013 8:09:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 4 replies (D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals) ^ | January 25, 2013 | D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
    SENTELLE, Chief Judge: Noel Canning petitions for review of a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”)decision finding that Noel Canning violated section 8(a)(1) and (5) of the National Labor Relations Act . . .
  • Hundreds of thousands join record-breaking U.S. March for Life

    01/26/2013 8:09:08 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 25, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2013, ( – Huddled under winter coats and hats and scarves, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the Mall in Washington D.C. this morning to send a clear message to politicians in the Capitol, and the whole country: 40 years is too long, abortion must end! But despite the frigid January temperatures, the crowd, made up largely of teens and young adults, was boisterous, with many groups chanting pro-life slogans and singing hymns as they walked. This year's March marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, since which an estimated 55 million...
  • An Honest and Horrifying Admission (A pro-choice writer admits abortion kills a human being)

    01/26/2013 8:06:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2013 | Peter Heck
    There are two words to describe the recent Salon column by liberal writer Mary Williams: horrendous... and honest. One of the main reasons I have been telling people in speeches, in writing, and on my radio program that I truly believe we are living in the midst of the generation that will end abortion in America is embodied in Williams' piece. The anti-life left can no longer hide behind some murky confusion of what's happening in the womb. They can no longer candy-coat what they condone. They can no longer pretend there is some great mystery to when human life...