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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    I was viewing some of my neighbors' wi-fi connections on my tablet computer and noticed that most are using the outdated WEP network security standard.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...
  • Obama suggests Republicans unwilling to compromise in gun control debate

    01/27/2013 9:25:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor listen to the American public on the issue. “The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they're really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic. Obama also said he can get 50 percent of public support for many of...
  • Bank pushes to EVICT 23-year-old squatter [from] $2.5MILLION waterfront mansion

    01/27/2013 9:23:07 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 26, 2013 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Andre Barbosa may soon have to pack up and leave the palatial home he has been occupying in Boca Raton, Florida. The 23-year-old Brazilian national has been squatting at the $2.5million waterfront estate on Golden Harbour Drive since the summer, infuriating all the neighbors in the process. Barbosa, originally from the neighboring Pompano Beach, has been threatening to use an obscure real estate law that allows people to claim a property as their own if they stay there for seven years. No one witnessed Barbosa breaking into the 7,522-squae foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom waterfront home, so he cannot be arrested. But...
  • Drug link to school slaughter

    01/27/2013 9:19:16 AM PST · by simka · 12 replies
    A correlation of legal drug use to recent school attacks https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/13c79487a83e67be
  • Austin Gun Show Sat 1-26

    01/27/2013 9:17:19 AM PST · by woerm · 3 replies
    Was at the Austin Gun Show yesterday, got there at about 1pm there was a line out the door into the parking lot. was in line 30min or so. Lots of AR-AK platforms several folks selling mags (in parking lot). Inside lots of AR-AK deals, Folks were shelling out cash like there was no tomorrow. Ammo was $hocking, I tell you $hocking. I have been to several Austin shows in the last year or so this was the first one where I had to stand in line just to get in. Sorry no pics but it looks like 0(zerotm) is...
  • Law makes 'unlocking' devices to switch carriers punishable by fines and even prison

    01/27/2013 9:08:24 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 26, 2013 | John Clark
    A new law that makes it illegal to 'unlock' your cell phone and switch carriers goes into effect today and will carry fines between $2,500 and $500,000, and in some cases, prison time. The change made by the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act will make it illegal for consumers to unlock mobile devices without the permission of their carrier. The lock feature on mobile devices essentially allows carriers a way to prevent customers from switching to a new plan with a different company. Unless your phone came unlocked and are grandfathered in...
  • Barack Obama on the media

    01/27/2013 9:05:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Barack Obama on the media By DYLAN BYERS | 1/27/13 12:01 AM EST The New Republic has just lifted the embargo on its wideranging interview with President Obama, in which he talked at length about the role the media can play in breaking Washington's partisan gridlock. "One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates," he tells editor Frank Foer and owner and publisher Chris Hughes. "If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll...
  • Yes, Fellow Bubbas, They’re Coming for Your Guns

    01/27/2013 9:05:33 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | William F. Jasper
    In the ongoing fevered debate over gun control legislation, registration of firearms is a key flashpoint. “Progressives” insist that nothing could be more reasonable and benign than simply requiring every firearm and firearm owner to be registered with some government entity. Thus, bad guys could be screened out and guns used in crimes could be traced to help catch the criminals. They denounce as paranoid, delusional nonsense the concerns of gun owners that registration would lead to eventual confiscation. In a “Fact Check” at Time.com intended to dismiss “The Gun Registry Red Herring,” Michael Scherer notes that President Obama’s “Now...
  • Four abortion doctors in a resolute spotlight

    01/27/2013 8:56:29 AM PST · by fatima · 14 replies
    Philly.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Sam Adams
    But at the first public screening Friday of the documentary After Tiller, the familiar specter in the corner of the theater was a uniformed police officer, and ticketholders were scanned by metal detectors on their way in. The reason for the extraordinary security was After Tiller's controversial subject matter, and more important, its subjects: the four doctors in the United States who openly perform third-trimester abortions.
  • Report: Explosion destroys much of underground installation in Iran

    01/27/2013 8:51:39 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 82 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 26, 2013 | Christopher Collins
    An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation, trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime, and reported by Reza Kahlili on Thursday. The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.“The level of enrichment has been a major concern to Israeli officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has warned about the 20-percent enriched stockpile. The explosion occurred...
  • In Vine, Twitter Has Made The Closest Thing To A Real-Life 'Being John Malcovich' Yet

    01/27/2013 8:41:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    businessinsider.com/ ^ | Jan. 27, 2013 | Nicholas Carlson
    In the movie, John Cusack's character would climb through a long tunnel and come out the other side feeling as if he were another person – inside of them, seeing and feeling the world through that person's eyes. (In a twist, that person would always be the actor John Malcovich, who plays a fictionalized version of himself in the movie.) Anyway, I bring this up because Twitter's new social media app for the iPhone, Vine, is the closest thing to a real-life Being John Malcovich I have ever seen. For six seconds, you see and hear the world through someone...
  • Military Tests Missile System at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    01/27/2013 8:38:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    KTLA ^ | 1/26/13 | Paul Martella
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (KTLA) — The 30th Space Wing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a flight test of the Ground-Based Mid-course Defense system Saturday. The missile test was designed to demonstrate the latest version of the advanced kill vehicle.
  • ( Muslim ) Convicted felon speaks about city council run (Colorado Springs)

    01/27/2013 8:38:19 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    KRDO. ^ | Jan 03, 2013 | Lindsay Watts
    Gary Flakes, a man convicted in the murders of two teenagers, formally announced Wednesday that he's running for Colorado Springs City Council. ... In 1997, Flakes was convicted of accessory to murder and negligent homicide in the killings of 13-year-old Andy Westbay and 15-year-old Scott Hawrysiak. The boys were gunned down as they were walking in the Cheyenne Meadows area on Valentine's Day. Flakes and his friend Jeron Grant accused each other of pulling the trigger of the shotgun, and neither was convicted of murder, sparking outrage. After spending 12 years in prison, Flakes was released in 2011. ... Scott...
  • Before He Was Overthrown and Killed...Gaddafi Warned Jihadists Would Conquer N. Africa

    01/27/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The National Post ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Scott Barber
    Full headline: Before he was overthrown and killed, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned jihadists would conquer northern Africa During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror. “Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,” Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya. “They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.” The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with...
  • Musical Leaf Whispering Hope - Fun to Watch

    01/27/2013 8:36:57 AM PST · by illiac · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | YouTube
    Some fun for a Sunday Morning....
  • Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution

    01/27/2013 8:36:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution The U.S. Constitution - a document perhaps too revered, says Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman. (Library of Congress) (CBS News) Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it? A view on that from Louis Michael Seidman, Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University: I've got a simple idea: Let's give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it's really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple pie. For example, most of our greatest Presidents -- Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson, and both...
  • African-American science fair attracts record numbers of students to buck the odds in Silicon Valley

    01/27/2013 8:35:20 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 01/27/2013 | Karen de Sá
    At California's only African-American student science fair, the presentations on cardboard poster boards had a lofty mission: High school sophomore Daniel Tekle compared germs on the euro and American dollar; ninth-grader Saron Tedla's achieved neutral buoyancy with a homemade submarine, and 14-year-old Galila Amedie's deciphered the effect of temperature on DNA extraction. For the 80 kids -- a record number -- who participated Saturday in the annual fair sponsored by the Frank S. Greene Scholars Program, though, the science may be the easy part. Upending long-standing societal trends will be their real conquest. Many of the students showing their projects...
  • whistleblowers feel Obama’s sting

    01/27/2013 8:20:31 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 27TH, 2013 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “You should be afraid,” says a 24 year veteran officer of the U.S. State Department who is facing job termination for writing a book about what really went on in the Iraq war years. He has been stripped of his security clearance and diplomatic credentials. Blogging on TomDispach.com , Peter Van Buren is warning that President Barack Obama is “declaring himself above the law; he decides himself who lives or dies by death by drones.” This state department veteran writing in the liberal leaning Mother Jones Journals, is revealing yet another non reported story about the Obama Administration. An award...
  • Jerry Brown's state won't be what it was

    01/27/2013 8:15:28 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    With the state budget balanced for the first time in years, Gov. Jerry Brown is roaring that "California is back," painting a rosier future for California with gauzy predictions of its "rendezvous with destiny." But beneath the governor's flowery evocations of "bold pioneers" who followed "every failure with an even greater success," Brown tacitly acknowledged during his State of the State speech last week that California's present isn't what it once was. Before they rendezvous with destiny, Californians must confront their stark new reality. "What everybody is struggling with now is how to set expectations," said Mark Baldassare, president and...
  • Obama Impersonator Shocks Crowds

    01/27/2013 8:04:52 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | January 24, 2013 | Reggie Brown
    The guy is pretty good. It's too bad that there's nothing funny or quirky about Barack Obama that one could parody.
  • Cementing Hate on Holocaust Memorial Day

    01/27/2013 8:03:07 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    HonestReporting ^ | JANUARY 27, 2013 | SIMON PLOSKER
    This cartoon published in The Sunday Times (subscription-only) would be offensive at the best of times. That it has appeared on Holocaust Memorial Day is doubly so.Penned by Gerald Scarfe (the cartoonist behind Pink Floyd’s The Wall), the caption reads: “Israeli Elections… Will Cementing Peace Continue?”A hideous looking PM Benjamin Netanyahu caricature builds a wall cemented with blood, crushing Palestinians including women and children.Israel’s security barrier (of which the vast majority is a fence and not a wall) is meant to protect Israeli civilians against Palestinian terrorism. In any case, the imagery of this cartoon amounts to a blood libel...
  • Ortiz to motel owner: We’re not done yet

    01/27/2013 7:56:58 AM PST · by LostInBayport · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 27, 2013 | Eric Smith
    U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said her office is weighing an appeal against a Tewksbury motel owner who criticized her for prosecutorial bullying last week after he won his battle in the feds’ three-year bid to seize his business, citing drug busts on the property. “This case was strictly a law-enforcement effort to crack down on what was seen as a pattern of using the motel to further the commission of drug crimes for nearly three decades,” Ortiz said in a statement. “We are weighing our options with respect to appeal.” Russ Caswell, owner of Motel Caswell, told the Herald he...
  • Huge Explosion at Iran Nuclear Site Not Confirmed

    01/27/2013 7:55:18 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 37 replies
    jewishpress ^ | January 27th, 2013 | Jewish Press News Briefs
    Yediot Ahronot reported. on Friday that former Iranian intelligence officials who defected to the West claim that Iran’s underground Fordo uranium enrichment facility has been almost completely demolished, and hundreds of staff members are at this moment trapped underground, This has to be the worst blow to Iran’s nuclear ambitions so far. WND, an American news website affiliated with the right, reported Friday that a mysterious explosion has destroyed a significant portion of Iran’s Fordo nuclear facility – considered Tehran’s most fortified facility.
  • Lies, Deception & Silence of Politicians and Media on Gun Statistics

    01/27/2013 7:49:42 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    conservative videos ^ | 1-25-13 | conservative videos
    This video will show the true statistics on guns & violence based on demographic. You will learn where most violence takes place in the US and see a side-by-side comparison of the US to Western Europe. Don’t expect to see this expose on network TV.
  • Obama Overplays “We” in Inaugural Speech

    01/27/2013 7:41:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Chris Edwards
    When liberals make reference to U.S. economic history, they typically: 1) downplay the role of entrepreneurs, 2) suggest that bold government action has driven growth, and 3) fail to mention the scandals and screw-ups caused by federal interventions. President’s Obama’s inaugural address reflected some of those mistakes:Together we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce….No single person can … build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores… Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.It...
  • War Crimes: How Nazis Escaped Justice in South America

    01/27/2013 7:40:14 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Spiegel OnLIne ^ | 01/24/2013 | Felix Bohr
    --snip-- How could so many criminals manage to go unpunished, even though they were clearly guilty? It's a conundrum that mystifies academics to this day. Was it because of the lack of cooperation by West German officials? The lack of interest on the part of South America regimes? Were there even secret ties and collaboration between Nazis on both sides of the Atlantic? Historian Daniel Stahl has conducted research in European and South American archives in the process of writing a new book entitled "Nazi Hunt: South America's Dictatorships and the Avenging of Nazi Crimes." The work supplies a certain...
  • Secret Service dog falls off roof and dies while protecting Vice President Biden in New Orleans

    01/27/2013 7:40:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2013
    A Secret Service dog tragically fell to its death Saturday night in New Orleans while doing a security sweep of six-story building next a hotel where Vice President Joe Biden was hosting an event.
  • Renewables Fail the Cost Test, Again

    01/27/2013 7:34:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Marita Noon
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has just released their Energy Infrastructure Update report, which shows how much new electric generating capacity was installed for 2012. According to the report, renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) accounted for 49.10% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in 2012 for a total of 12,956 MW. More than a quarter of that new capacity (25.29%, or 3,276 MW) reportedly came on-line in the month of December 2012 alone and wind led the way in 2012 with 164 new “units” totaling 10,689 MW. Advocates of renewable energy are likely cheering...
  • Denial, Panic And Doubt In Davos

    01/27/2013 7:31:20 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Denial, Panic And Doubt In DavosThe GuardianJanuary 27, 2013 First there was denial, then panic, then hope – now there is nagging concern this downturn simply won't come to an end.The World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA Davos has been through some violent mood swings these past five years. First there was denial. Then there was panic. Then there was hope that the worst was over. Now there is nagging concern that this downturn simply won't come to an end. Each year the consultancy firm PwC conducts a survey of the great and good of the...
  • Shops to start charging you for paying by credit card from tomorrow

    A new rule going into effect Sunday could cost you more when shopping with a credit card at some stores. Visa and Mastercard have agreed to let merchants add a service charge equal to the cost of processing a credit transaction to the bottom line. The cost of processing is usually 1.5 to 3 perc cent, and merchants are capped at a 4 per cent fee under the agreement. The rule change was made as part of settling an antitrust suit brought by retailers. Merchants will still not be allowed to add a surcharge to debit card transactions. However, few...
  • Obama: Tough call on letting a son play football

    01/27/2013 7:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 1/27/13
    President Barack Obama is a big football fan with two daughters, but if he had a son, he says he'd "have to think long and hard" before letting him play because of the physical toll the game takes. "I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence," Obama tells The New Republic. "In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and...