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  • The Administration 's New Fronts in the War on Women (Clinton & Benghazi)

    01/27/2013 10:31:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, the administration that rode to a second term decrying a fictitious war on women by the opposition, opened real fronts on the war on women, perpetuating feminism's worst inconsistencies through its contradictory programs and in the words and deeds of the avatar of these inconsistencies, Hillary Clinton, the "Athena" of low information women voters. Only CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson by her persistence and competence keeps me from burying my head in shame. As the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper noticed, there was a serious disconnect this week in the administration's approach to women. On the one hand, the president's...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: The World's Elites Declares The Global Economic Crisis To Be Over

    01/27/2013 10:29:23 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-27-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    IT'S OFFICIAL: The World's Elites Declares The Global Economic Crisis To Be Over Joe WeisenthalJanuary 27, 2013We've been saying for awhile that the age of crisis was coming to an end, but the world's elites have finally made it official. The economic crisis is over. From Peter Coy and BusinessWeek: The hive mind of Davos has concluded that the financial crisis is done, finished. The new worry: a bubble in the credit markets. There is no official declaration, or even a formal survey. But the chatter at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is about the end of the...
  • Use WPA2, not WEP(vanity)

    01/27/2013 10:23:07 AM PST · by Signalman · 29 replies
    self | 1/27/2013 | Self
    I was viewing some of my neighbors' wi-fi connections on my tablet computer and noticed that most are using the outdated WEP network security standard. This was deemed to be insecure a decade ago and was replaced by the WPA and, later, the WPA2 security standard. Someone in "listening range" of a wi-fi hotspot using the WEP encryption standard could, potentially, break into the network relatively easily and disrupt it. Many internet service providers (ISP) still provide WEP as the default, but they are now required to also provide WPA. So it is a good idea to insure that your...
  • Judge rejects prosecution motion to bar public from Reese hearing

    01/27/2013 10:14:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 January, 2013 | David Codrea
    A court order filed yesterday and obtained by Gun Rights Examiner in the case of U.S. vs. Reese has denied a motion by the prosecution to seal a hearing from the public. Defendants Rick and Terri Reese and son Ryin, New Mexico gun dealers jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members, and who have since had conspiracy and money laundering charges against them dismissed, have filed a motion for a new trial after being convicted of, as Jeff Knox of the Firearms Coalition described it, “the comparatively minor charge of lying on gun sales forms -- even though...
  • PHOTO with Article of Police Robot (RoboCop) May, 1924

    01/27/2013 10:11:10 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Robocop c. 1924
  • Senate Immigration Proposal To Include Pathway To Citizenship [Big Win For Obama!]

    01/27/2013 10:07:32 AM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 27, 2013 | Abby Phillip
    By Abby Phillip Jan 27, 2013 Senate Immigration Proposal To Include Pathway To Citizenship Two senators at the center of negotiations over comprehensive immigration reform, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said on Sunday that a pathway to citizenship is an essential component of a comprehensive reform bill. “That has to be also part of it,” McCain told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week” when asked whether a pathway to citizenship would be a component of reform. “There’s a new appreciation on both sides of the aisle including, maybe more importantly on the Republican side of...
  • Gun control advocates march as nation reels from school shootings

    01/27/2013 10:06:28 AM PST · by libstripper · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 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."
  • Philadelphia Gun Show Will Go On, And Will Include Assault Weapons

    01/27/2013 10:01:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    CBS News (Philly) ^ | 01/25/2013 | Mike DeNardo and Jericka Duncan
    A Philadelphia gun show is on for this weekend, even as a Harrisburg show is postponed after exhibitors balked at a ban on assault weapons. Unlike the Harrisburg show (see related story), the Philadelphia show — Saturday and Sunday at the National Guard Armory — includes semi-automatic weapons. "Those weapons are available here,” says Dave Zeller, a spokesman for Appalachian Promotions, which produces the show. “The dealers that we have are licensed both by the federal government and the State of Pennsylvania.”
  • Durbin: Senate immigration plan will be comprehensive, include citizenship path

    01/27/2013 10:00:31 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) on Sunday revealed key details about a bipartisan immigration-reform plan, saying the legislation would be comprehensive and would include a pathway to citizenship. Durbin said the group of six senators was working on a comprehensive approach to the issue, as opposed to moving individual elements piecemeal and was optimistic they were close to their goal. “Sitting in these meetings with three Democrats and three Republicans, working on this immigration issue has been as encouraging as the rules vote on Thursday night,” Durbin said on “Fox News Sunday”, referencing a bipartisan agreement in the Senate last...
  • 1994 Redux: Will Treasury and Mortgage Rates Rise Sharply Again?

    01/27/2013 9:59:23 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I was interviewed by Fox News correspondent James Rosen last week on the impact of rising interest rates on the consumers. Apparently, recent increases in Treasury yields is getting attention from the media. In a flash, I thought back to 1994 when Clinton was President. The US had just come out of a recession and The Fed had been lowering the Fed Funds rate rapidly to spur economic growth. The Effective Fed Funds rate hit bottom in December 2003 as the Real GDP growth rate had hit 5.28% (annualized) in Q4 of 2003. Fearing an overheating economy, The Fed put...
  • Holocaust remembrance

    01/27/2013 9:58:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    politico ^ | 1/27/13 | POLITICO Staff
    The United States, along with the international community, resolves to stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity, and stay true to the principle of “Never Again.”
  • “Stand Up! Step Up! Speak Up, Dammit!”

    01/27/2013 9:56:49 AM PST · by Daffynition · 4 replies
    CCDL ^ | CCDL
    Testimony For Monday’s Hearing Now Online Posted on January 26, 2013 by Chris Some of testimony already submitted for Monday’s Task Force Hearing on gun violence is now online. You may read it here. There are only about 170 there so far, and it’s a mix of pro and anti gun control. Unless every other gun owner in the state plans on attending the hearing Monday in person, there should be several hundred thousand more in support of our rights then I see there, Again I remind you to “Stand Up! Step Up! Speak Up, Dammit!”.This might be the only chance you get...
  • Obama goes skeet shooting 'all the time'

    01/27/2013 9:49:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    politico ^ | 1/27/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Barack Obama says he has not only fired a gun, but has done it regularly. "In fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," the president told The New Republic. "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.. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake."
  • Most Recent Column From Fr. Rutler [Military Chaplains]

    01/27/2013 9:47:43 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Church of Our Saviour Newsletter ^ | 1/27/13 | Fr. George Rutler
    The Geneva Convention’s classification of military chaplains as noncombatants has traditionally been interpreted in the United States to mean that chaplains normally do not carry weapons. This often puts them in precarious positions when they are in war zones. Over four hundred chaplains have been killed in the line of duty. Catholic chaplains are especially exposed to dangerous situations by their obligation to administer Absolution and Anointing. They have received every kind of decoration for valor, and seven have been awarded the Medal of Honor. All four chaplains awarded the Medal since the Civil War have been Catholic. Among them,...
  • Ex-deputy at jail gets probation for attack

    01/27/2013 9:43:48 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 4 replies
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | 1/27/2013 | logi_cal869
    These Four WallsA little bird dropped a News item  in my lap the other day; with the cacophony of anti-gun rhetoric driving emotional responses on all sides, I found it impossible to not see the irony juxtaposed with current events. It’s no secret that those who promote obtuse gun control want a range of controls in place to prevent the mentally-ill from acquiring weapons to facilitate violent tendencies; aside from the patently obvious objections to the rhetoric, my objection here is the widening definition of mentally-ill and its application. Suggesting that medical doctors may serve as officers of this encroachment...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/27/2013 9:39:22 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/27/13 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON -- A judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy, the latest twist in a high-profile murder that went unsolved for years and captivated the public because of the intern's romantic relationship with a California congressman. The meetings, held sporadically behind closed doors at the courthouse over the last several weeks, raise questions about what comes next in a criminal case that appeared resolved by the 2010 conviction of Ingmar Guandique. The illegal immigrant from El Salvador is now serving a 60-year prison sentence in Levy's death,...
  • McCain to GOP: Accept path to citizenship In immigration-"reform" bill

    01/27/2013 9:37:31 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 56 replies
    Yes John, creating millions of new Democrat voters demanding free stuff is absolutely what the GOP needs - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that the Republican Party has to accept a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants as part of an immigration-reform package. McCain said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that a group of bipartisan senators would be announcing “principles” on immigration reform this week, which he said was similar to a plan unveiled during President George W. Bush’s second term that ultimately failed. McCain said there’s one big reason that his party has to loosen its opposition to providing...
  • India test-fires ballistic missile from underwater platform

    01/27/2013 9:32:59 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Moving a step closer to completing its nuclear triad, India today successfully test-fired a ballistic missile, wit a strike range of around 1500 kilometres, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal. "The medium range K-5 ballistic missile was test-fired successfully today from an underwater pontoon and all parameters of the test firing were met," DRDO chief VK Saraswat told PTI from the undisclosed test area. Nuclear triad is the ability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea. Saraswat said that the development phase of the K-5 missile, which is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), was over and...
  • Kissinger: Obama primed to create "New World Order"

    01/27/2013 9:30:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 01/06/2009 at 9:07 PM | Drew Zahn
    Conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of “a New World Order,” according to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon.
  • French, Malians secure Timbuktu in rebel-held north

    01/27/2013 9:26:02 AM PST · by procrustes · 3 replies
    BAMAKO/SEVARE, Mali (Reuters) - French and Malian troops were on Sunday restoring government control over the fabled Saharan trading town of Timbuktu, the latest gain in a fast-moving French-led offensive against al Qaeda-allied fighters occupying northern Mali. The Islamist militant rebels have pulled back northwards to avoid relentless French air strikes that have destroyed their bases, vehicles and weapons, allowing French and Malian troops to advance rapidly with air support and armored vehicles. A Malian military source told Reuters the French and Malian forces reached "the gates of Timbuktu" late on Saturday without meeting resistance from the Islamist insurgents who...