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  • LA Officials: 3 Held Over Attempt To Drive African American Family Out Of Compton

    01/26/2013 11:56:25 AM PST · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    NBCLosAngeles.com ^ | 26 January 2013 | Jason Kandel
    A group of Latino males who claimed to be in a local street gang used metal pipes and shouted racial epithets [say hi to the new Hispanic majority].
  • Triumph for property owner’s rights! : Victorious motel owner slams U.S. Attorney ;

    01/26/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by virgil283 · 26 replies
    iowntheworld ^ | January 26, 2013 - 08:06 | BigFurHat
    "A Tewksbury motel owner who just beat back U.S. Attorney three-year bid to seize his business has become the latest critic to accuse ...of prosecutorial bullying. I don’t think she should have the power she has to pull this stuff on people,” Russ Caswell, owner of the Motel Caswell, .... The feds first tried to grab Caswell’s property in 2009 under drug seizure laws, citing numerous drug busts at the motel. Caswell’s defense team argued that he was not responsible for what guests did. And his lawyers found there was actually more drug activity at nearby businesses, and theorized the...
  • Exit Another Fighting Gen.

    01/26/2013 11:51:16 AM PST · by pepperdog · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2013 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Lost in the inaugural hullabaloo was Tuesday’s news that President Obama has relieved Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the colorful and highly decorated Marine who’s been in charge of the crucial US Central Command, which oversees the various wars in the Middle East, since 2010. (excerpt)
  • GOP Moves to Scrap Winner-Take-All Voting

    01/26/2013 11:45:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 123 replies
    Newser ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Mark Russell
    Republicans in swing states that went for President Obama are pushing for a big change in how the Electoral College works, reports the Washington Post. The idea is to apportion electoral votes according to congressional district, instead of the winner-take-all system that most states employ. In Virginia, for example, the difference would be dramatic—Obama would have taken only four of the state's 13 electoral votes in 2012.
  • An Army Veteran Plus a 9mm Handgun Equals a Bad Day for a Robber

    01/26/2013 11:45:10 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/26/13 | Jason Howerton
    ‘You Came Real Close to Losing Your Life’ A wheelchair-bound war veteran in Bogart, Ga. was targeted as a robbery victim. Given the fact that he is handicapped, the home burglar may have thought it would be the easiest job of his life. Wrong. Army veteran Mark Sikes told WAGA-TV he heard someone breaking down his front door. That’s when he pulled his 9mm handgun out of his drawer. “Next thing I know there’s a man standing in the hallway of my house, looking in my bedroom,” he said. “I reached and got the gun out of my drawer and...
  • Joint Chiefs Looking to Lower Combat Standards

    01/26/2013 11:39:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Now that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has decreed that women may not be excluded from front line combat positions, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey ordered a review of the standards applied to personnel in these positions. Dempsey's order specifically requires all commanders to justify any minimum standards that would tend to disproportionately impact women. “As it stands now, many of the physical requirements imposed on combat troops are beyond the capabilities of the vast majority of female soldiers,” Dempsey said. “This makes the standards inherently discriminatory and denies these female soldiers equal rights. The...
  • Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery (barf-up both lungs alert)

    01/26/2013 11:35:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Truth-out ^ | 1/26/13 | Hartmann
    Received from a Navy buddy who has since been seduced by the Dark Side. ===================================================== The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too. In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/26/2013 11:30:39 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    January 26, 2012 | Irish Rose
    But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. He prayed to the LORD, “O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” But the LORD replied, “Have you any right to be angry?” Jonah went out and sat down at a...
  • Pilot Boats In Giant Waves

    01/26/2013 11:18:56 AM PST · by navysealdad · 30 replies
    Two Interceptor pilot boats in a big storm with 10m (33ft) breaking seas off Roches Point, Cork, Ireland
  • Gun Control Advocates March as Nation Reels From School Shootings

    01/26/2013 11:17:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Saturday, January 26, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Emily Schmidt
    Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence. On a cold day, a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance." The demonstrators want reinstatement of the federal ban on the sale of military-style semi-automatic rifles such as the one used in the recent Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, plus the gunman and his mother. The protestors also...
  • Scottish Terrier Puppies Pinwheel

    01/26/2013 11:16:27 AM PST · by rocky50 · 24 replies
    Scottish Terrier puppies eat together in a synchronized fashion
  • My Prediction For 2013…And Beyond

    01/26/2013 11:12:44 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TDR ^ | 1-25-2013 | Chris Mayer
    My Prediction For 2013…And Beyond By Chris Mayer 01/25/13 An old bit of advice says, “Never eat at a place called Mom’s or play poker with a man named Doc.” That’s a joke, but this isn’t: Never fall for an argument that says we’ll run out of some natural resource or bet on the “end” of cheap anything. Such views will cost you money in the long run. Let’s look at potash, a rock mined and processed to make fertilizers. This is a commodity that got exciting in 2008 and 2009 as the price ran from under $200 to $1,000...
  • 60 Minutes "SMOOCHES" Obama & Hillary: Investigative Journalists NOT!

    01/26/2013 11:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-26-2013 | MOTUS
    You’ve probably heard that Big Guy needs a new secretary. So why did Steve Kroft invite him to come on the 60 Minutes show with his old secretary – and not even ask him if he’s posted the opening yet?     60 Minutes? 60 Minutes the premier “investigative journalism” program? What are they investigating? The role of the U.S. in the rise of the Arab Spring? The U.S. role in the resurgence of al Qaeda in the Middle East?  The State Department’s complicity in Fast and Furious, the failed plan to get guns out of the hands of bitter...
  • Bear surprises cam crew on frozen lake......

    01/26/2013 10:56:59 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    YT ^ | 01/17/13 | Samsungtvaustralia
    Bear walks in on a camera crew filming a commercial....(samsung)
  • Udall, Bennet say they still want assault weapons ban (CO Waffling Senators)

    01/26/2013 10:55:40 AM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    kwgn ^ | 1:44 pm, January 25, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Colorado’s two Democratic senators are pushing back at a Denver Post story Thursday that reported they are waffling on supporting legislation to ban assault weapons due to political concerns. In December, roughly a week after the Newtown shooting that killed 20 first-graders, Sen. Mark Udall and Sen. Michael Bennettold FOX31 Denver that they wanted to see a new ban on assault weapons. “I’ve come to the conclusion that military style weapons really don’t have any place in our society,” Udall said. “We ought to reinstate the assault weapons ban that served us well for 10 years from 1994...
  • Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files

    01/26/2013 10:50:39 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 115 replies
    ZDNET ^ | Violet Blue
    Hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called "Operation Last Resort." The first attack on the website was early Friday morning. The second - successful - attack came around 9pm PST that evening. anonymous By 3am PST ussc.gov was down (it has since been dropped from the DNS), yet as of this writing the IP address (66.153.19.162) still returns the defaced site's contents. It appears that via the U.S. government website, Anonymous had distributed encrypted government files and left a statement on the website that de-encryption keys would be...
  • Openly Gay, and Openly Welcomed in Congress

    01/26/2013 10:49:04 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/26/2013 | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — When Mark Takano ran unsuccessfully for Congress twice in the early 1990s, his opponents tried to smear him as a “homosexual liberal” and a “nutzoid.” One of them even had pink fliers printed that asked, “A Congressman for Riverside ... Or San Francisco?” When he ran again last year, he won by almost 20 points. “Flash forward 18 years,” Mr. Takano said recently, “and the very macho building tradesmen are behind me. I’m getting pictures with them in their hard hats.” For decades, the words “gay” and “Congress” were usually seen together only in stories of scandal and...
  • Judge rules EPA can’t mandate use of nonexistent biofuels

    01/26/2013 10:47:39 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/26/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    A federal court delivered a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel agenda, ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which isn’t commercially available. The court sided with the country’s chief oil and gas lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, in striking down the 2012 EPA mandate that would have forced refineries to purchase more than $8 million in credits for 8.65 million of gallons of the cellulosic biofuel. However, none of the biofuel is commercially available. “[W]e agree with API that EPA’s 2012 projection of cellulosic biofuel production was in excess of...
  • NASA chief: Obama wanted me to make Muslims feel good

    01/26/2013 10:41:42 AM PST · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 2010 | Bolden
    Bears re-reading as Obama begins his Second Assault upon the United States. ==================================================== Yeah, that's what NASA should be all about. "Charlie Bolden: Stealth Middle East Diplomat?," by Keith Cowing at NASA Watch, July 2 (thanks to Weasel Zippers): Bolden: I am here in the region - its sort of the first anniversary of President Barack Obama's visit to Cairo - and his speech there when he gave what has now become known as Obama's "Cairo Initiative" where he announced that he wanted this to become a new beginning of the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world....
  • An Exclusive Look at a new Word on Fire Project!

    01/26/2013 10:41:33 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | January 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Scalia
    Do you remember how I sang the praises of (and gave near-constant recommendations for) Father Robert Barron’s book, Catholicism; A Journey to the Heart of the Faith, and his Catholicism Series?Do you remember how much you loved the book, and then the DVD series, which was so beautifully shot and so richly informative that PBS eventually picked it up?Do you remember how much you wished the project would keep going, because it fed the faith intelligently and brightly, but in an accessible and easygoing fashion?Do you remember how, once you’d seen and/or read Catholicism, you thought to yourself, well, now...
  • Carlsbad Republican's bill prohibiting abortion after rape, incest draws ire and ridicule

    01/26/2013 10:37:42 AM PST · by redreno · 33 replies
    www.santafenewmexican.com ^ | Thursday, January 24, 2013 | Steve Terrell
    An abortion bill introduced in the state House of Representatives by a Carlsbad Republican caused a political uproar in New Mexico and got some national notoriety Thursday — though the bill’s sponsor says it’s all a misunderstanding. Rep. Cathrynn Brown’s House Bill 206, as written, would subject a victim of rape or incest to possible felony prosecution for obtaining an abortion. It equated termination of a pregnancy in these situations with “tampering with evidence.” Her bill says, “Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that...
  • The Collapse of the American Dream (An animated video)

    01/26/2013 10:36:59 AM PST · by Tyrannis · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan. 26 2013 | N/A
    An animated video that details in quite a ridiculous way the American banking system and how your being screwed over
  • Stephen King: NRA Should 'Clean Up Blood, Brains and Chunks of Intestine' After Next Massacre

    01/26/2013 10:05:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 191 replies
    <p>"One only wishes Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [violent] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander’s last meal."</p>
  • Breaking: Major shale oil find in South Australia (geopolitical shift coming?)

    01/26/2013 10:00:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 24th, 2013 | joanne
    This is Big. At its very least, they’re talking of 3.5 billion barrels of oil, which is a Very Nice Discovery, thank you. At its largest, they are saying 233 billion barrels — Saudi Arabia, here we come.Near Coober Pedy, Linc Energy has confirmed the Arckaringa Basin has lots of shale oil, so much that it could possibly shift us back to being an oil exporter. (We were self sufficient until 2000, but our oil production has been declining since then.)Any discovery that comes with discussions about “national energy security” is one worth paying attention to. The news stories...
  • Through The Wire: Reuters Layoffs (up to 3,000)

    01/26/2013 10:00:21 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 15 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 1/22/2013 | Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
    Last week was a bleak one at Thomson Reuters, the financial news and wire service giant. According to sources, as many as 3,000 people were let go, out of approximately 50,000 employees around the globe. Most of the layoffs came from the financial sector—the sales, training and analysts’ divisions—but some were on the editorial side. “Yes, I can confirm there have been layoffs across Thomson Reuters today, including editorial,” Barb Burg, vice president and global head of communications at Reuters, told Talking Biz News last week. “Similar to efforts across the company, the Reuters organization is focusing attention on our...
  • Cuccinelli to rescue when truck catches fire

    01/26/2013 10:00:11 AM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    richmond times-dispatch ^ | 01/25/2013 | Associated Press
    ........................ The trucker pulled over and Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab. He then assisted her in putting out the fire with an extinguisher .......................
  • Wisconsin Governor Speaks at National Review Summit

    01/26/2013 9:59:19 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    C-Span ^ | January 26, 2013
    Washington, DC Saturday, January 26, 2013 The National Review Institute Summit continues Saturday with speeches by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R). PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel spoke in the morning, followed by Rep. Ryan. A discussion on energy with Continental Resources, Inc. CEO Harold Hamm follows, led by the National Review's Kevin Williamson. Next, a panel discussion titled "What is Wrong with the Right?" with Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, Yuval Levin of National Affairs, John Podhoretz of Commentary Magazine and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. A luncheon...
  • The Costs of Fighting Inflation: Slow Growth, Slow Lending and Slow Housing Recovery

    01/26/2013 9:53:25 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/26/13 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Federal Reserve wants to avoid runaway inflation (or hyperinflation) while generating increased economic growth. So what is the cure for inflation? Slow down bank lending. But the cure might be worse than the problem itself. The Federal government has been commandeering private lending for a couple of decades and now has a virtual monopoly of certain types of lending. Examples include the mortgage market where (depending on the source) the government (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA) control 86-90% of the market. Student loans is another example where the government stepped in to guarantee loans at taxpayer expense....
  • A Jewish Boycott, what?

    01/26/2013 9:52:30 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 41 replies
    http://edrodgers.net/ ^ | n/a | Unknown
    IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING What follows is a condensed version of a piece recently sent to me. Those who blame the Jews for the world’s problems should read this: A short time ago, Iran ‘s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khomeini urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people. In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows: “Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try...
  • "Simulated Pickett N4-ES Slide Rule". (For all you egg heads.)

    01/26/2013 9:50:45 AM PST · by Islander7 · 58 replies
    AntiQuark ^ | Feb 6, 2005 | Derek
    Following up on my original post, I've scanned and virtualized my Pickett N4-ES Vector Type LOG LOG DUAL BASE SPEED RULE. That's the most complicated rule that Picket produced. It has 34 scales, which is good, because in the world of slide rule collecting, bigger is better. ().
  • Illinois’ credit rating downgraded; state drops to worst in the nation

    01/26/2013 9:47:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Illinois’ credit rating has taken another hit. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service downgraded the state from an “A” rating to “A-minus”, making it the worst in the country.
  • Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm†

    01/26/2013 9:39:58 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/25/13
    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...
  • After Leaving Fox News, What Next for Sarah Palin?

    01/26/2013 9:34:32 AM PST · by Marcus · 101 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    While the departure of Sarah Palin from Fox News as a paid contributor has caused endless speculation (as well as endless jubilation among her enemies) there are just a few known facts, according to the story in RealClearPolitics. After some negotiations for a renewal of her contract, Palin was made an offer which was refused. The parting of the ways is said to be amicable. That doesn't mean that some informed speculation is not warranted.
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman: ‘We Can Figure Out Privacy’ for Young Ladies in Frontline Combat,

    01/26/2013 9:26:55 AM PST · by chessplayer · 139 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Gen. Martin Dempsey, President Obama’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that the U.S. military could figure out ways to preserve the privacy of young ladies serving in frontline combat units, including special forces combat units such as the Navy Seals and the U.S. Army’s Delta Force.
  • (Governor Bobby Jindal Wants To Know): Are Republicans the 'Stupid Party'?

    01/26/2013 9:26:09 AM PST · by lbryce · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | Januay 25, 2013 | Mark Mardell
    <p>The actual title is "Are Republicans the 'Stupid Party'?" but was too inflammatory to leave it without the clarification.</p> <p>Bobby Jindal is warning that the Republicans must stop being the "stupid party".</p> <p>The Louisiana governor, a likely contender for his party's presidential nomination in 2016, said a number of Republicans had "damaged the brand" by making "offensive and bizarre" comments.</p>
  • Video: Milwaukee County sheriff’s PSA on self-protection

    01/26/2013 9:24:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    One rule of thumb when hosting a radio talk show: don’t bring an audio clip on the air “cold,” i.e., without having heard it yourself. That’s probably especially true when you’re guest-hosting for a good friend and mentor. However, after Hot Air reader Tim R sent this to me near the end of the first hour of last night’s Hugh Hewitt show, I asked Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson to check it out for hour two as I was wrapping up an interview with John Eastman on the recess-appointment ruling. In the break, I asked, “Can we use that?” Duane answered, “Oh,...
  • Reaction To Sheriff's Deputy Pointing Firearm at Immigrants

    01/26/2013 9:19:44 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    Pro 8 News.com ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Pro 8 News.com
    Video of a Webb County Sheriff has surfaced as he points his gun at Mexican nationals. It's stirred up controversy on the international level. The Sheriff's Department is now responding to video that surfaced of one of their deputies pointing a gun at undocumented immigrants. The Sheriff's Department says they received information that a wanted fugitive from Mexico who escaped from a Nuevo Laredo prison was now living in the United States, but a video that surfaced today shows a Webb County deputy forcing individuals trying to cross into the U.S. back into Mexico by pointing a gun. "I think...
  • Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files

    01/26/2013 9:19:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | 1-26-2013 | Violet Blue
    Summary: Late evening Friday, January 25, U.S. Sentencing Commission website was hacked and government files distributed by Anonymous in what the group calls "Operation Last Resort."Hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called "Operation Last Resort."The first attack on the website was early Friday morning. The second - successful - attack came around 9pm PST that evening. By 3am PST ussc.gov was down (it has since been dropped from the DNS), yet as of this writing the IP address (66.153.19.162) still returns the defaced site's contents.It appears that via the U.S. government...
  • Should Obama violate the Constitution to protect it?

    01/26/2013 9:12:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    msnbc ^ | january 14, 2013 | Faiven Feshazion
    Our government is guided by the U.S. Constitution, the vital document created over 200 years ago that includes founding ideals which protect civil liberties of Americans. With the help of appointed and elected government officials, the United States runs on a set of unchangeable principles and carefully added amendments. Recently, the debt ceiling debate called into question the Constitution and how the president’s power is demarcated in the original text. The issue lies in whether or not President Obama should bypass Congress and make the executive decision to raise the spending limit. It is not unprecedented to violate the Constitution...
  • Debtors' pictures to be placed on coasters

    01/26/2013 9:08:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 25, 2013
    KRASNOYARSK, Russia, - The Russian Federal Bailiff Service said pictures of persistent debtors will be placed on coasters in bars and restaurants in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk Territory. Natalia Fomina, a spokeswoman for the service, said officials are hoping the pictures will be recognized by citizens who will report the culprits to authorities, RIA Novosti reported Friday. "We have already tested this practice when we put the pictures of debtors in the newspapers with explanations of their debts, and asked local residents to report on the whereabouts of these wanted persons," Fomina said. "People respond. They call us and help us. We...
  • Iowa Senator Tom Harkin will not seek reelection in 2014

    01/26/2013 9:01:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 43 replies
    America's Party of Iowa ^ | January 26, 2013 | Staff
    Credible sources are reporting this morning that Democrat U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will not seek reelection next year.
  • Allan Holdsworth "Fred" live at the baked potato 2011

    01/26/2013 9:00:53 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 2 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxsce9sBLCM
  • Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage prostitutes (D-NJ)

    01/26/2013 8:59:06 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | David Martosko
    The media are not covering this story despite the FBI agent in the emails saying that most of the information has been confirmed. If the allegations are true Menendez could be prosecuted under the 2003 PROTECT ACT making travel and having sex with minors knowingly or not a federal offense with up to 30 years in prison. DOCUMENTS published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye...
  • 'ALL LIFE IS NOT EQUAL'

    01/26/2013 8:56:05 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    First, on a personal note: Thank you, thank you and thank you, Mary Elizabeth Williams! What a glorious service you’ve done the pro-life cause. I know, that’s not what you intended. But that’s precisely what you’ve accomplished. Did I say thank you? In her jaw-dropping article, “So what if abortion ends life?” Williams – a mainstream, though uncharacteristically honest pro-abort scribe for Salon.com – has inexplicably broken from the Orwellian left’s ministerial script. In so doing, she’s severally undermined the very cause for which she would gladly “sacrifice” (dismember alive that is) her very own daughter. A daughter, mind you,...
  • No Big Deal: Italian Bank Hid Derivative Losses

    01/26/2013 8:54:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    When Mario Draghi (now ECB President), had oversight of the Italian bank system as Bank of Italy Governor, the Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (Italy's third largest bank) hid information on the derivatives transactions between 2006 and 2009. This information is just now out, and shares of the bank have plunged 22% in a few days. Mario Draghi ought to be under fire, but he says it's a "Matter for the Italian Authorities". The Mish translation is "It's a Matter for the Italian Authorities, to Sweep Under the Rug". With that backdrop, let's take a look at the...
  • Women and ‘Appropriate’ Combat Standards

    01/26/2013 8:53:37 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    The makeover is already underway. The armed services are “now developing gender-neutral standards for all of their jobs,” reports the New York Times, replacing the less demanding physical standards for women that each branch has been using heretofore (oh, you mean you didn’t know about those lowered standards?) with a single standard for men and women. The Pentagon “has vowed” that the new gender-neutral standard will not be crafted in order to make it easier for women to join combat units. If you believe that, you probably also believe that colleges hire professors on a race- and gender-blind basis. Here’s...
  • Muslim abuser who 'didn't know' that sex with a girl of 13 was illegal is spared jail

    01/26/2013 8:52:21 AM PST · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Januari 25 2013
    A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’
  • A Younger Generation Marches for Life

    01/26/2013 8:49:49 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 26, 2013 | John Burger
    Young people walk with a banner past the U.S. Capitol during the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 25. The pro-life demonstration marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the nation. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) (Jan. 25, 2012) WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the beginning, Nellie Gray imagined there would be a need for one march for life. It was a year after the Roe v Wade decision, and there was perhaps just enough outrage that people felt a legislative remedy could be attained. “But then we realized that Congress wasn’t going to help,...
  • ‘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
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 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...