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  • Mexican Citizens Arm Against Drug Cartels

    01/27/2013 6:15:29 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/27/13 | Friends of Ours
    As President Barack Obama leads the charge against American gun ownership Mexican citizens increasingly are embracing firepower for self-defense. The inability of the Mexican government to protect its good citizens from the drug cartels and their associated violence has resulted in rural areas "to take up arms and police their own communities" as reported by Karla Zabludovsky for The New York Times: "the spread of drug and organized crime gangs into remote regions in recent years has worsened the sense of lawlessness there." The inability of police to protect the people against the drug cartels extends over the border into...
  • Visualizing the 2012 Distribution of Income in the U.S. by Age

    01/27/2013 6:14:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Where do you fit in the 2012 ranking of total money income by age group in the United States? While we've previously built a tool where you can find out your percentile ranking among all individuals, men, women, families and households in the U.S., we thought it might be fun to break the data for individuals down a little differently - by age group! Our chart below reveals what that distribution looked like for 2012, as indicated by the curves showing the major income percentiles from the 10th through the 90th percentile for each indicated age group on the horizontal...
  • 37 Statistics Which Show How Four Years Of Obama Have Wrecked The U.S. Economy

    01/27/2013 6:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/25/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The mainstream media covered the inauguration of Barack Obama with breathless anticipation on Monday, but should we really be celebrating another four years of Obama? The truth is that the first four years of Obama were an absolute train wreck for the U.S. economy. Over the past four years, the percentage of working age Americans with a job has fallen, median household income has declined by more than $4000, poverty in the U.S. has absolutely exploded and our national debt has ballooned to ridiculous proportions. Of course all of the blame for the nightmarish performance of the economy should...
  • Enjoy the schadenfreude!: College professors face layoffs because of Obamacare

    01/27/2013 6:10:51 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Derrick Hollenbeck,
    The excited grins we saw in the sea of faces at Barack Obama’s second Inauguration told us we lost and the socialists won. They made sure we understood that. Liberal talking heads on television and radio as well as in print and in the blogosphere have been taunting us since November and there is no reason to think they will stop any time soon. Their jobs are now safe for as far as the eye can see. Nevertheless, at least large segment of Obama supporters are learning that elections have consequences and being on the winning side doesn’t guarantee good...
  • Expect Civil Disobedience if Politicians Try to Undermine the Second Amendment

    01/27/2013 6:02:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically share public opinion data, either because I’m encouraged by the results or because I think that the research helps show how to frame issues. Examples include polling data on personal retirement accounts, the dangers of big government, support for spending caps, and viability of class warfare tax policy.But I’ve been very narrowly focused. Just about all the polls I’ve shared have been about some aspect of fiscal policy.So I was very interested to see a new poll about issues related to the Second Amendment, and I was particularly gratified to see that an overwhelming majority of gun owners...
  • ROOSEVELT, CHURCHILL MAP 1943 WAR STRATEGY AT TEN-DAY CONFERENCE HELD IN CASABLANCA (1/27/43)

    01/27/2013 6:00:38 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/27/43 | Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, Walter Logan, Ralph Parker, Milton Bracker, Daniel T. Brigham
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  • Fozzie Bear joke

    01/27/2013 5:44:17 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 9 replies
    1-27-13
    Fozzie: What do you get when you put chocolate pudding in your mother's shoes? Give up? You get a spanking! Wocka Wocka Wocka!
  • Boehner says bipartisan group 'basically' has deal on immigration reform (Amnesty = Done Deal)

    01/27/2013 5:38:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is voicing confidence in the prospects for immigration reform in the House, saying that a bipartisan group of lawmakers “basically [has] an agreement” after more than three years of secret talks. -snip- Obama is preparing to launch a major push for comprehensive immigration reform with a speech in Las Vegas next week. Much of the spotlight has focused on the Senate, where a bipartisan group is reportedly close to announcing an agreement on basic principles for an overhaul of the system. That group now includes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential presidential contender who laid out...
  • Obama faces major dilemma over reauthorizing his jobs council (Hussein lets it dissolve?)

    01/27/2013 5:35:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Niall Stanage, Amie Parnes
    If President Obama does not reauthorize his job council this week, the move will likely spark criticism from Republicans and could disquiet some Democrats. Obama has a lot on his legislative wish list, and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not want the White House to get distracted from the top issue on voters’ minds: jobs and the economy. The Jobs Council has met in full only four times in its two-year existence, according to its own website, though it also held 18 “listening and action sessions” around the nation. Obama last year praised it as “a work council” rather than...
  • Mississippi bill would nullify federal laws

    01/27/2013 5:28:53 AM PST · by WKB · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Jan 24 13 | AP
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again. Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith, both of Columbus, filed a bill this month to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws. Chism said Thursday that the tea party-backed measure is a response to President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul and proposals to curb gun violence. "Certainly, the Obamacare started this," Chism told The Associated Press, referring to the health care plan, "but then gun...
  • Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David

    01/27/2013 5:18:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms. In an interview with The New Republic posted on Sunday Obama said that he and guests “do skeet shooting all the time” at the presidential retreat and said he understood why many rural voters were protective of their gun-ownership rights. “Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,”...
  • The Debt Star We're Building

    01/27/2013 5:13:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    “No,” said the Obama Administration. The cold, curt, cruel answer no doubt stung the tens of thousands of Americans who had petitioned the White House to support their idea for a new and important job-creating federal program. But as far as President Barack Obama is concerned, the federal government shan’t build a Death Star. So, why not? Paul Shawcross, a budget official, noted the prohibitive cost, estimated at $850,000,000,000,000,000. (I wonder how much the estimate cost.) “We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it,” Shawcross reminded. Really? Consider a widely reprinted lesson in accounting offered a little more...
  • You're In the New Army Now

    01/27/2013 5:03:43 AM PST · by expat1000 · 31 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 26 Jan 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sending women into combat, like the end of the ban on official homosexuality, has been met with worried remarks about its impact on the "warrior culture". But the new military that the left has been building for some time now is not interested in warriors; it wants peacekeepers. The old army fought for a nation. The new one fights for vague concepts such as human rights or international law. Its goals are as intangible as those of the ideology it serves. It doesn't fight actual enemies, but concepts and social problems. It fights against climate change, poverty and obesity. It...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 January 2013

    01/27/2013 5:02:48 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 217 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 27 January 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 27th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-IL., and Bob Corker, R-TN.; retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally; retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI.; Jim DeMint, president-elect of the Heritage Foundation; Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Robert Menendez,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/27/13)[Prayer0

    01/27/2013 4:56:49 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/27/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohim Bashamayim - GOD in HeavenJoshua 2:11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 27, 2013]

    01/27/2013 4:56:20 AM PST · by Vision · 6 replies
    Look Again and Think "Do not worry about your life . . ." —Matthew 6:25 A warning which needs to be repeated is that “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches,” and the lust for other things, will choke out the life of God in us (Matthew 13:22). We are never free from the recurring waves of this invasion. If the frontline of attack is not about clothes and food, it may be about money or the lack of money; or friends or lack of friends; or the line may be drawn over difficult circumstances. It...
  • The Last Clinton Lie Makes a Difference

    01/27/2013 4:55:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Let’s roll the tape: "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator." It was a dazzling play, instantly destined to enter the lore of political hardball and be studied and dissected for decades.Such a perfect eruption of concentrated, seductively appealing...
  • Obama: Gun-control advocates have to listen more

    01/27/2013 4:17:42 AM PST · by driftdiver · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | AP
    President Barack Obama says gun-control advocates have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes in the debate over firearms in America. In an interview with The New Republic, Obama says he has "a profound respect" for the tradition of hunting that dates back for generations. "And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas," he says. .... "Yes," the president says, "in fact, up...
  • Gov. Brown Does the Sacramento Choo-Choo

    01/27/2013 4:04:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown gives great speeches with unusual quotes that never let the listener forget he is a former seminarian. In that spirit during his State of the State address Thursday, Brown quoted jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, told a story from Genesis and marveled at the "mysterious cycle in human events" observed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He moved on to Michel de Montaigne and Irish poet William Butler Yeats. But then Brown ventured into the land he rarely visits, the land of words with one syllable. He ended his address before a joint session of the California...
  • Brazil nightclub fire likely killed more than 200: police

    01/27/2013 3:57:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2013
    -excerpt- Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, overseeing rescue efforts at the scene for the military police, told reporters that 159 bodies had already been identified and removed from the nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria.
  • Obama's Abuse of Power (ruling potentially invalidates dozens of NLRB decisions)

    01/27/2013 3:55:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Meantime, the ruling potentially invalidates dozens of NLRB decisions since the illegal recess appointments were made. A similar mess occurred in 2010 when the Supreme Court ruled in New Process Steel v. NLRB that some 600 decisions made by the NLRB without a three-member quorum were invalid. The decision also means that Mr. Cordray has no authority to run the consumer financial bureau, which has been busy issuing thousands of pages of regulations since he was illegally imposed in the job. Mr. Obama renominated Mr. Cordray this week, which is an insult to the Senate and after this ruling to...
  • Equal Opportunity Destroyers: Politicians Of All Types Damage Small Business America

    01/27/2013 3:47:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Austin Hill
    It’s not just an out-of-control IRS or EPA. And it’s not merely the punitive demands and restraints of the new federal healthcare law. American enterprise is being stifled and squelched by state and local governments, in ways that most Americans don’t even see. With increasing propensity, elected officials nationwide are at times suffocating private businesses with regulations, and at other times competing directly against them – and it happens among both Democrats and Republicans. A striking reminder of this emerged last week, when it was reported that Democrat San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was contemplating some sort of “ban” on...
  • Obama Says "Nevermind" on Deficits

    01/27/2013 3:13:48 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | John Ransom
    ou might remember that in July of 2011, when fighting over the debt ceiling, president Obama- right before he left for his 17th vacation at Martha’s Vineyard that year- complained about congressional inaction by saying that’s it time for the country “to eat its peas.” From CBSNews:"I've been hearing from my Republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficits in a serious way," Mr. Obama said. "What I've said to them is, let's go."The president said today he would not accept a smaller, short-term deal. "We might as well do it now," he said....
  • Obama Says "Nevermind" on Deficits

    01/27/2013 3:12:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | John Ransom
    ou might remember that in July of 2011, when fighting over the debt ceiling, president Obama- right before he left for his 17th vacation at Martha’s Vineyard that year- complained about congressional inaction by saying that’s it time for the country “to eat its peas.” From CBSNews:"I've been hearing from my Republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficits in a serious way," Mr. Obama said. "What I've said to them is, let's go."The president said today he would not accept a smaller, short-term deal. "We might as well do it now," he said....
  • Why Republicans Are Poised To Lose The Second Amendment Battle (Hurl Alert)

    01/27/2013 2:50:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    You have to give progressives credit. They’re nothing if not thorough. When an opportunity to limit the Second Amendment presented itself in the Sandy Hook massacre, regardless how tasteless it was to exploit that opportunity, they went full bore toward their goal. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced sweeping so-called “assault weapons” ban legislation this week that would place unprecedented restrictions on individuals’ rights to own, use, sell and even pass along already owned firearms to family members. But given where things stand now in the polls and political atmosphere, that legislation will go nowhere. But the Constitution and the...
  • Why Republicans Are Poised To Lose The Second Amendment Battle (Hurl Alert)

    01/27/2013 2:49:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    You have to give progressives credit. They’re nothing if not thorough. When an opportunity to limit the Second Amendment presented itself in the Sandy Hook massacre, regardless how tasteless it was to exploit that opportunity, they went full bore toward their goal. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced sweeping so-called “assault weapons” ban legislation this week that would place unprecedented restrictions on individuals’ rights to own, use, sell and even pass along already owned firearms to family members. But given where things stand now in the polls and political atmosphere, that legislation will go nowhere. But the Constitution and the...
  • WILL ABC'S STEPHANOPOULOS, RADDATZ ASK MENENDEZ ABOUT FBI SEX INVESTIGATION?

    01/27/2013 2:37:15 AM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday amid the rekindled firestorm surrounding his trips to the Dominican Republic. Several people at the network, including anchor George Stephanopoulos, haven’t responded when Breitbart News has asked if Stephanopoulos or reporter Martha Raddatz will ask Menendez about his alleged sexual escapades abroad. This reporter interviewed two Dominican Republic women in November, while reporting for The Daily Caller before joining Breitbart News, who claimed Menendez paid them for sex around Easter time this year. The encounter apparently took place at Casa de Campo, a posh...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    01/27/2013 2:32:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican
  • Cory Booker, once firm on firearms, now gun-shy about weapons ban

    01/27/2013 1:59:08 AM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Amid the contentious debate on America’s relationship with guns, and a full-court press by President Obama and Democrats in Congress to pass an assault weapons ban, the mayor of Newark, who hopes to be a U.S. senator come 2015, has staked out a decidedly centrist position on guns. Booker called the issue "tiring" during a recent roundtable discussion on "Meet The Press," saying he would support an assault weapons ban but doubted it would do much to control violence in America. A week later, Booker was not present when his longtime mentor New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a...
  • Lib Dem MP apologizes over attack on “the Jews”

    01/27/2013 12:59:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:04PM GMT 26 Jan 2013
    A Liberal Democrat MP facing disciplinary action after accusing “the Jews” of atrocities against Palestinians has issued a public apology for causing “unintended offense”. David Ward’s comments—posted on his website ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day—were condemned by party chiefs and sparked a furious backlash. … In a new post on Saturday afternoon he said he “never for a moment intended to criticize or offend the Jewish people as a whole, either as a race or as a people of faith, and apologize sincerely for the unintended offense which my words caused.” …
  • THE EDITOR'S COLUMN: Keep your guns, keep your freedom

    01/27/2013 12:38:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | January 27, 2013 | Tom Skoch, editor
    It's not about guns; it’s about keeping control of your life. The gun control “war” launched against American citizens and the Constitution this past week by the elites in Washington, D.C., is most certainly not about keeping little Bobby and Mary Jane safe in school. Newtown was the perfect “crisis” that the Obama elites don’t want to waste in neutralizing opposition to their transformation of America into a utopian fantasy land. That sort of thing that has always evolved into a fatal disaster throughout the last century. This past week, with great showmanship, Obama squeezed the kids like triggers; he...
  • Inside Independence, USA, Glenn Beck’s proposed self-sustaining city and theme-park hybrid

    01/27/2013 12:05:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 22, 2013 | Katrina Clarke
    There has been a Utopia, Ohio, and there still exists a Utopia, Texas. In a country with a long history of creating idealistic communities, America may soon see another added into the mix — a city rooted in America’s past, or at least Glenn Beck’s version of it. Mr. Beck, the outspoken conservative U.S. media personality and commentator, this month outlined his proposition to create a self-sustaining city and theme park hybrid. Independence, USA represents a harkening back to a time of a simpler America and would be built on values he sees the country as now “going away from”...
  • Chicago anti-gun panelist compares crowd reciting Pledge of Allegiance to Nazis’ beer hall conduct

    01/26/2013 11:29:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 26, 2013 | Anne Sorock
    Also inaccurately accuses veteran of seeking to take over the government by force and crowd of hurling racial insults. Lee Goodman of Stop Concealed Carry was one of the panelists at the Chicago-area anti-gun forum featured in my prior post, Veteran stands up for 2nd Amendment at Chicago anti-gun forum. During that event Goodman and Iraq war veteran Kevin Tully had a back-and-forth discussion of the 2nd Amendment. In a video I took, which now has over 160,000 YouTube views, Tully is seen calling for an end to partisan divide in the country, and giving an impassioned defense not only...
  • Best TV Music Score

    01/26/2013 11:15:54 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 197 replies
    Oh the Huge Vanity | 1/26/2013 | Me
    No Politics here. What were the best music score for a TV Show/Series? I'll go first Victory at Sea Cosmos The Civil War Memphis Beat
  • The private drone industry is like Apple in 1984

    01/26/2013 11:03:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Quartz ^ | January 25, 2013 | Tim Fernholz
    You never forget your first drone. When the Phantom first takes off, it sounds like a swarm of bees. But when it rockets 200 feet into the air at 25 miles per hour, you can’t hear it at all. It’s just a small dot with blinking lights, waiting where you tell it to wait, taking pictures with its camera until you ask it to come back home. When the chief executive of DJI’s American subsidiary, Colin Guinn, came to Los Angeles to sell film studios on his company’s professional-grade unmanned aerial vehicles, he also let Quartz test-drive the company’s newest...
  • Apple a Consumer Credit “Pioneer” in China With New Payment Plan

    Apple has partnered with China Merchants Bank to offer Chinese customers affordable payment plans for purchases made at the Apple Store, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Although the country has a fast-moving economy, Apple’s premium-priced products remain out of reach for many potential Chinese customers, and Apple hopes that simple payment plans, still a novel concept in the country, will help reach a new demographic of consumers. Apple is known for its premium products that often hit the wallet harder than those from competing companies. In still-developing nations like China, however, this can severely limit Apple’s potential market. According to Bloomberg, the...
  • Chicago woman loses 4th child to gun violence

    01/26/2013 10:35:26 PM PST · by Rabin · 52 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | January 26, 2013 | ap staff
    five (un-armed) people were gunned down Saturday in Chicago, including an (un-armed) man whose mother had already lost her three (un-armed) children to shootings. >Chicago<
  • Fed computers hijacked in Swartz tribute

    01/26/2013 10:33:33 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Erin Smith
    Anonymous, a band of online vigilante activists, has turned its ire on the U.S. Department of Justice, threatening to release secret, internal documents the group hacked in memory of Aaron Swartz, the Internet prodigy who committed suicide before his federal trial. “With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine,” read part of the message and video posted on the U.S. Sentencing Commission website, which the activist...
  • John Kerry: First White Male Secretary of State in 16 Years

    01/26/2013 10:33:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    VOA News ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jeff Seldin
    If confirmed as expected, John Kerry will be the first white male U.S. Secretary of State in about 16 years. So what, if anything, does that mean? For the first time in almost a decade, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were using the term “mister” to address a prospective Secretary of State. And at least online, it's been causing buzz. Jezebel.com—a website aimed at women—recently posted a piece asking satirically, “Is America Ready for a White Male Secretary of State?” … Years of diplomatic leadership from Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton have left a...
  • Non violent resistance for gun owners. (And everybody else too!!)

    01/26/2013 10:09:29 PM PST · by djf · 44 replies
    Don't like the new laws and restrictions being proposed? Call your county assessor!!! TELL HIM YOU ARE NOT GOING TO PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAX!!! TELL HIM WHY, EXACTLY!!! IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH, GO TO THE COUNTY SEAT AND TELL THEM TO THEIR FACES!!! See they really don't give a single dam about who wins the vote. No matter who wins, they just re-hash the same old crap over and over, it's just different jerks doing the rehashing! But hit them in their pocketbooks and heads will roll! This plan works even if you don't own property and live in...
  • Man, 38, fatally shot in city's 6th homicide of the day

    01/26/2013 10:05:31 PM PST · by John W · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 26, 2013 | Staff report
    A 38-year-old man was killed in the Englewood neighborhood tonight, making him the sixth person shot dead today, police said. The latest shooting happened about 10:05 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Carpenter Street, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. The man died on the scene, Gaines said.
  • Registrar forged birth certificates for African gang in Ł4m benefits fraud

    01/26/2013 10:04:07 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Christian Gysin
    Maybe he can get a job in the Administration? - A crooked registrar faces a lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of issuing false birth certificates to a gang of African fraudsters who stole at least Ł4million from taxpayers over 20 years. Azu Akpom provided fake certificates to the ringleader of the gang who went on to create false identities for up to 100 children to milk the benefits system. Croydon Crown Court heard how the Nigerian-born father of three was ultimately trapped by a text message which, despite his denial, showed he knew the gang’s chief conspirator, Ugandan-born...
  • Women Serving in Combat Positions Is a Batty Idea

    01/26/2013 9:56:19 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1-27-13 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and other U.S. military leaders lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions. I, for one, think this is a great idea and have a few modest proposals, if the brass inside the beltway is open to suggestions, on how they should deploy the dames (and whom they should deploy). First off, if you truly want to eviscerate the enemy—namely Muslims—then I propose sending the most nerve grating and foul women Hollywood has to offer straight into hot zones as our forward armies. I’m a thinkin’ starting off with Roseanne Barr, Joy...
  • Negative narrative about Penn State starting to change, Franco Harris says

    01/26/2013 9:52:14 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 61 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 1-26-13 | Mark Wogenrich
    Franco Harris doesn't believe the NCAA sanctions against Penn State will stand, nor is he convinced that the trials of former Penn State officials will occur. Further, the former Penn State running back said, he sees opinions shifting about his alma mater's role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. "The narrative is starting to change," Harris said Friday. "The [grand jury] presentment and the Freeh Report are falling apart. The NCAA [sanctions], that will fall apart. There will be no trials for [Tim] Curley and [Gary] Schultz. There's no case. We're starting to find the truth." More than 200 turned...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet McNaught Over Chile

    01/26/2013 9:52:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | January 27, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Comet McNaught of 2007 has been, so far, the most photogenic comet of our time. After making quite a show in the northern hemisphere in early 2007 January, the comet moved south and developed a long and unusual dust tail that dazzled southern hemisphere observers. In this image, Comet McNaught was captured above Santiago, Chile. The bright comet dominates on the left while part of its magnificent tail spreads across the entire frame. From this vantage point in the Andes Mountains, one looks up toward Comet McNaught and a magnificent sky, across at a crescent moon, and down on...
  • Yes, He Can: Twenty Ways Obama Can Use Executive Power to Push a Progressive Agenda

    01/26/2013 9:47:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Nation ^ | The February 11, 2013 Issue | The Editors
    When President Obama announced his sweeping new plan for preventing gun violence on January 16, it included no fewer than twenty-three “executive actions,” in addition to a series of legislative proposals. The message was clear: in the face of congressional intransigence—on gun control and beyond—Obama will push changes through the executive branch that he believes to be for the good of the country. “Congress too must act, and Congress must act soon,” Obama said, while making it clear that the White House will not wait for the GOP-controlled House. It was not the first time the president has flexed his...
  • New Zealand’s deadliest predators [SLIDESHOW]

    01/26/2013 9:25:29 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/25/2013 | Taylor Bigler
    Some dude in New Zealand wants to eradicate all house cats — and for good reason. They are cold-blooded serial killers that will murder just about anything they can get their little paws on. It must be stopped! Good riddance to these natural born killers.Here is a compilation of some of New Zealand’s deadliest and most terrifying predators:
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clark's PSA on guns

    01/26/2013 9:21:46 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 23 replies
    Office of the Sheriff ^ | January 2013 | David A. Clark
    Scroll down a bit to download the PSA. I can't do a hot link to the file. It's a MP3 file, you can get at the source. This sheriff is one of the good guys. This has gone viral. The lefties have their panties in a wad over this PSA. HAH!! I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal…your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game, but are you ready? With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can...
  • Girl 'leukemia free' after being treated with HIV

    01/26/2013 9:15:32 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Emma Brooke-Whitehead had undergone extended chemotherapy without success when doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia decided to try the groundbreaking new treatment about eight months ago. "This treatment was really her only chance," pediatric oncologist Stephen Grupp told ABC News. The treatment works by using a disabled version of HIV to retrain a patient's disease-fighting white blood cells to kill cancer cells.
  • California lawmaker threatening Microsoft over … loss of Sacramento Kings?

    01/26/2013 9:03:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last weekend, Phil Mickelson threatened to move out of California over the onerous tax hikes imposed by Jerry Brown and the Democratic supermajority in Sacramento. Mickelson later apologized for his outburst, although I'm not sure why; he has just as much right to complain as anyone else. CNN Money later attempted to correct Mickelson, saying that his total tax rate was somewhere around 53%, not 62%, but I'm not sure that was much comfort, nor an effective rebuttal to Mickelson's point.As it turns out, Mickelson's not the only sports entity looking at a Golden Gate exit. Forbes noted that one...