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  • Hillary’s Histrionics Hide Truth

    01/27/2013 11:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    After four months of playing hide and seek with the American people, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Congress with her presence long enough to duck and deceive the American people regarding the worst incident of terrorism against Americans since 9/11. Those who are fans of Mrs. Clinton must have been delighted with her tap dancing around questions addressed to her by House and Senate Committee members. Those fans consider all this as just stagecraft created by political hacks that have no right to question “his eminence” --the President -- or his esteemed Secretary of State. Yet there are...
  • Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

    01/27/2013 11:08:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Who knew? My parents are cool. Homeschooling is becoming hipster. Celebrity parents like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie proudly discuss their homeschooling lifestyle. But pioneers like my parents set the trend of educational freedom. The plan was to send me to public school. My mother enjoyed her job as an R.N. and was not bored. She was simply a creative rebel. And my father encouraged her to pioneer—because he believed in freedom. My mother is a rebel with her own style. She once told me: “I never wanted to be like anyone else. I always did my own thing....
  • Proof the Left Wants All Guns Outlawed

    01/27/2013 10:50:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    It has been said that to identify a liar, look for contradiction, because it's hard keeping lies straight. It's no revelation that leftists would like to effect gun confiscation (except for themselves and their bodyguards, of course), but they generally maintain plausible deniability so that the world's Dirty Harry Reids can convince the flyover-country bitter clingers that they believe in the Second Amendment. And they certainly do - the way the Devil believes in God. Nonetheless, leftists sometimes tip their hand, and such is the case with a recent New York Post editorial. The paper posits the idea that the...
  • America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

    01/27/2013 10:43:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Star Parker
    Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs. It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated. Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics." He recalls a time when the Johnson administration...
  • Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess

    01/27/2013 10:43:05 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess Brett LoGiurato January 27, 2013, 6:00 PM In a sit-down interview with The New Republic released today, President Barack Obama cast blame on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for shaping compromise as a "dirty word." Obama talked about the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff, saying he thought House Speaker "genuinely wanted" to come to a deal sooner but felt he was vulnerable to attack from the right. Here's the relevant excerpt: I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff: Duty to Protect Your Family with Guns

    01/27/2013 10:38:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    Mikey wrote: I wrote earlier about Ransom’s hypocrisy and have not yet had a good response. When he first wrote this recycled piece (April 2012) I asked him why he did not also condemn the person who stole the emails from the East Anglia. As the NYT link shows, there was condemnation of Gleick's action from those on all sides of the political spectrum.- Caught Red-Handed on Climate ChangeDear Comrade Mikey,Why not admit that instead of Gleick making a "serious ethical error," that he committed a crime? Stealing is always wrong.The irony is that you ask me to condemn both...
  • SABOTAGE! KEY IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITY HIT?

    01/27/2013 10:35:50 PM PST · by deek69 · 22 replies
    An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime. 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.
  • Ray Kurzweil Says We’re Going to Live Forever

    01/27/2013 10:33:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2013 | Andrew Goldman
    As a futurist, you are famous for making predictions of when technological innovations will actually occur. Are you willing to predict the year you will die? My plan is to stick around. We’ll get to a point about 15 years from now where we’re adding more than a year every year to your life expectancy. To clarify, you’re predicting your immortality. The problem is I can’t get on the phone with you in the future and say, “Well, I’ve done it, I have lived forever,” because it’s never forever. You have described microscopic nanobots of the future that will be...
  • A T-90 MBT pushing around cars on a highway in Middle Urals, Russia. (Dash-cam video).

    01/27/2013 10:29:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Claudio P.
    Video at link.
  • Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

    01/27/2013 10:19:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Michael Barone
    These days, our political parties are defined by their presidents. Their policies and their programs tend to become their respective parties' orthodoxies. And the perceived success or failure of those policies and programs tends to determine how the parties' candidates, even those who don't support many of them, do at the polls. This has been especially true in the past two decades, in which fewer Americans have been splitting their tickets or changing their minds from election to election than was the case from the 1950s to the 1980s. For years, white Southerners voted Republican or for a third-party candidate...
  • EPA Email Scandal Is Worse Than Originally Thought

    01/27/2013 9:58:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/27/13 | George Landrith & Peter Roff
    President Barack Obama and, for that matter, most of America seem woefully ignorant about a scandal unfolding at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As hard as it is to believe, outgoing Administrator Lisa Jackson actually appears to have had agency personnel create a fictitious employee by the name of “Richard Windsor” so that Jackson could appropriate the Windsor’s email address for her own purposes. We’re not talking about some alias to be used for personal correspondence but a totally false identity in whose name official business was allegedly conducted created specifically to avoid federal record-keeping and disclosure requirements. And none...
  • Letter: No assault weapons in civilian hands

    01/27/2013 9:56:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Burlington County Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | John A.Quatrini
    I would like to rebut the Jan. 13 Guest Opinion, "Rebutting the arguments of gun-control advocates." The writer cites supposed minimal gains from gun legislation in Britain. Yet according to Britain's Piers Morgan, last year Britain had 30 gun murders, compared with approximately 20,000 in the U.S. And they had no mass murders. The author cites absurd statistics of all the thousands of crimes that were supposedly prevented by guns. What's the source of that data? Then, we were "treated" to a pedantic interpretation of the Second Amendment. We don't need an English lesson, sir, just rational thinking. Remember, when...
  • Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938

    01/27/2013 9:35:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpfo.org ^ | November 11, 1938 | staff
    With a basis in § 31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1928 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and § 9 of the Fuhrer and Chancellor's decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1928 (Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1331 ) are the following ordered: § 1 Jews (§ 5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1332) are prohibited from acquiring. Possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as...
  • Democracy is on the brink of a sea change

    01/27/2013 9:34:26 PM PST · by Weirdad · 7 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01/26/2013 | Janet Daley
    ... “we have always understood that when times change, so must we; ...fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges: ...preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.” ...New Labour trick of claiming that something can only be safeguarded by embracing its opposite: individual freedom requires submitting to the collective will. ...we can afford to support both the old and the young...our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. ...Warning to America: it didn’t work out. Obama made no attempt to explain how support at both these...
  • CNN Logic: Only Obama Can Ignore the Law

    01/27/2013 9:24:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Nolte
    The hopelessly biased Carol Costello was rattled to the core today when South Carolina sheriff Al Cannon gave her a lesson in Constitutional law. He also exposed Costello for the blithering hypocrite that both she and most of the media are. More on that after the video: (VIDEO AT LINK) My guess is that Costello and her producers forgot that country doesn’t mean dumb. Cannon's demeanor, intelligence, education, and command of the facts ran circles around the left-wing morning anchor. But why is Carol Costello, of all people, upset with what Cannon is doing? All he's doing is following President...
  • A prophetic interview with Sir James Goldsmith in 1994 (6 part interview) ___ GATT

    01/27/2013 9:20:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    You Tube/ Charlie Rose ^ | 1994 | Charlie Rose interviews Sir James Goldsmilth
    6 Part interview, each approx 10 minutes. He forsaw the disaster that was GATT
  • Workplace pranks?

    01/27/2013 9:19:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 104 replies
    Vanity | 1-27-2013 | MtnClimber
    I once took a coworkers phone apart and swapped the wires for column 1 and 2. He could still dial 9 for an outside line, but all calls with most numbers went to wrong numbers. Also super glued a full cup of coffee on his desk. One that did not work on me....I left my office and my office mate thought I went to the bathroom and thought I was in a stall. He soaked a hand full of paper towels and threw them over the door and splat onto "my" head. He was laughing when he ran into the...
  • Illinois Becomes Largest State to Give Licenses to Illegals - With No Safeguards Against Fraud

    01/27/2013 9:14:07 PM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-28-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Supporters of granting illegal aliens drivers licenses cheer after a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The House passed the legislation Jan. 8 and Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Sunday, Jan. 27.  (AP Photo) by John HillStand with ArizonaIn the race to become America's top "Sanctuary State" for illegal aliens, we have a new leader.  Illinois has (temporarily) bested California for that title, and has done so by putting public safety at greater risk. Both states have in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Both states fight I.C.E. every step of the way to keep...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • Gun Problem?

    01/27/2013 8:48:35 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
      NLM   -h/t Ed Z
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-28-13, M, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor/Church

    01/27/2013 8:47:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-28-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 28, 2013 Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church     Reading 1 Heb 9:15, 24-28 Christ is mediator of a new covenant:since a death has taken place for deliverance from transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. For Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands, a copy of the true one, but heaven itself, that he might now appear before God on our behalf.Not that he might offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters each year into the sanctuary with blood...
  • ISRAEL WARNS THAT IT MAY PRE-EMPTIVELY STRIKE SYRIA TO PREVENT DISSEMINATION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

    01/27/2013 8:42:15 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 30 replies
    Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria’s chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon’s Hezbollah or al-Qaida inspired groups, officials said Sunday.
  • Obama Vows ‘Never Again’ on Holocaust Remembrance Day:...

    01/27/2013 8:39:44 PM PST · by Optimist · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama on Sunday paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust by vowing to “stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity.” “We honor the memories of the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust over sixty years ago,” Obama said in a statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Those who experienced the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.”...
  • February: The month to send a message by changing your GOP registration ?

    01/27/2013 8:37:15 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 21 replies
    self ^ | 1/27/13 | NewJerseyJoe
    An idea I've been kicking around for a while.... Suppose there were a coordinated effort -- for registered Republicans to dump their current registration during a specific time frame -- let's say the month of February. Enough to get noticed -- by Boehner, by McConnell, by the conservative pundits (both the legit ones and the phonies). Do you think maybe THEN they'd get the message that we've reached the final straw of them not representing us? Change to Independent, change to Conservative -- even change to Democrat, to start screwing up *their* primaries for a change. This is a step...
  • (30 November 2012) Hospitals will see massive layoffs, decline in 2013

    01/27/2013 7:55:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    One News Now ^ | 30 November 2012 | Russ Jones
    Hospitals are expected to cut some 93,000 jobs in 2013 in anticipation of ObamaCare. A former presidential candidate and conservative advocate says America needs to prepare for major changes in the medical industry. Orlando Health, a not-for-profit network of community and specialty hospitals, is just one example of the massive layoffs expected in the coming year. Officials with the Central Florida-based healthcare services provider announced on Monday that the largest staff reduction in its nearly 100-year history will result in cutting up to 400 jobs, starting immediately. Gary Bauer, president of Washington DC-based American Values, warns that this is only...
  • Aurora [Health Care] CEO cites Obamacare as partial cause of job cutbacks

    01/27/2013 7:52:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 26 January 2013 | Michael Burke
    RACINE COUNTY — Partly in response to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare — as well as other forces — Aurora Health Care expects $13 million less in government reimbursements this year and has begun cutting some positions. Earlier this month Aurora President and CEO Dr. Nick Turkal laid out the financial situation in a 1,020-word letter to all system employees. He warned of position eliminations and discontinuations to come. Turkal said there are several causes of the projected $13 million or more decline in reimbursements. He cited the economy, cost reductions dictated by the Affordable Care Act and the...
  • POLL: Patrick moves to ban life without parole for youngest killers

    01/27/2013 7:49:07 PM PST · by massmike · 27 replies
    patriotledger.com ^ | 01/27/2013 | Matt Murphy
    As part of an overhaul of the juvenile justice system, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to file legislation Monday to prohibit mandatory life sentences without parole for youthful offenders convicted of first degree murder. The proposal is a response to the Supreme Court decision over the summer that ruled such mandatory sentences violate the Constitution’s Eight Amendment restricting cruel and unusual punishment. Patrick is also proposing to extend the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Jourt and the Department of Youth Services to 18-year-olds, and would eliminate the Superior Court and District Court’s jurisdiction over 17-year-olds. The bill would eliminate the state’s mandatory...
  • American pastor sentenced to 8 years in Iran (Saeed Abedini)

    01/27/2013 7:47:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2013 7:49 PM EST
    An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department said Sunday. Spokesman Darby Holladay said the department is calling on Iran to respect Saeed Abedini’s human rights and release him. Earlier this month, Iran’s semi-official news agency, ISNA, quoted Abedini’s attorney, Nasser Sarbazi, as saying his client stood trial in the Revolutionary Court on charges of attempting to undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes. The pastor, who is of Iranian origin but lives in Boise, Idaho, has rejected the...
  • DeMint to GOP elders: Game over, pals. Insists conservatives must drive agenda

    01/27/2013 7:47:40 PM PST · by cblue55 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sporting his new hat as the head of the Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint said Saturday said that conservatives should not rely on the GOP establishment to deliver the movement's message. He said it is time to take matters into their own hands.
  • Ahmadinejad: Muslims should mobilize resources to uproot Zionism

    01/27/2013 7:40:49 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 11 replies
    IRNA via Drudge ^ | Publish Date : 08/11/1391 - 16:11 | Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1055677
    Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that all Muslims should mobilize their resources to uproot Zionism. He made the remarks in his speech to the 26th international conference on Islamic Unity. He said that the prime goal of the Muslims should be terminating the issue of Zionism. ''World Muslims should forge unity in their struggle with bullying powers and by the time that the Zionist usurpers commit crimes through occupation and vandalism. It is not advisable to sit idle and take no action.'' Elsewhere in his speech, he said that it is not possible to...
  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    01/27/2013 7:24:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    The American approach to law enforcement was forged by the experience of revolution. Emerging as they did from the shadow of British rule, the country's founders would likely have viewed police, as they exist today, as a standing army, and therefore a threat to liberty. Even so, excessive force and disregard for the Bill of Rights have become epidemic in today’s world. According to civil liberties reporter Radley Balko, these are all symptoms of a generation-long shift to increasingly aggressive, militaristic, and arguably unconstitutional policing—one that would have shocked the conscience of America’s founders. Rise of the Warrior Cop traces...
  • NRA ally Debbie Halvorson could win Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Chicago seat

    01/27/2013 7:13:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 27 January, 2013 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    A white ex-congresswoman with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association is the front-runner to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a majority-black Chicagoland district with inner-city neighborhoods wracked by gun violence. At first glance, Debbie Halvorson should have no business winning the Feb. 26 special election. The former Democratic congresswoman was crushed by Jackson in a primary last year. She’s a white Democrat seeking to represent a district in which 54 percent of voters are African-American And she’s an unapologetic Second Amendment backer — with endorsements from the NRA in two of her previous congressional campaigns —...
  • Coed Combat Units - A bad idea on all counts

    01/27/2013 7:11:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 4, 2013 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    For over two decades, I have been arguing against the idea of placing American women in combat or in support positions associated with direct ground combat. I base my position on three factors. First, there are substantial physical differences between men and women that place the latter at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to ground combat. Second, men treat women differently than they treat other men. This can undermine the comradeship upon which the unit cohesion necessary to success on the battlefield depends. Finally, the presence of women leads to double standards that seriously erode morale and performance. In...
  • SF restaurateurs dispute city allegations

    01/27/2013 7:07:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 27, 2013 | Stacy Finz and Paolo Lucchesi
    Amid a citywide crackdown to prevent restaurateurs from misleading consumers, San Francisco officials have released a list of 93 business owners who collected more money in employee health care surcharges in 2011 than they spent on health care for their workers. The Chronicle obtained the list under a public records request after City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Friday that he would be going after at least 50 San Francisco restaurants for allegedly charging diners extra fees to cover the cost of city-mandated health care for workers and then pocketing much of the money
  • Obama's Revenge: Day 7 (1/27/13)

    01/27/2013 7:05:37 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 8 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 1/27/13 | EricTheRed
    Obama wants this woman to die.Fox 2 News HeadlinesYes, you read that right.And so do Veep Biden, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, and scores of other people -- almost all (il)liberal Democrats.Because if this Detroit great-grandmother didn't have her 9mm pistol on her today -- which Cuomo has just banned, which Feinstein is trying to ban, and which Obama's two dozen executive orders seeks to ban -- she very well might have died. Or at least, have been roughed up and had her purse snatched [h/t Gateway Pundit].You see, the anti-gun zealots that occupy the highest offices in...
  • Attn: FReeper Shooters - Help me buy or build a tactical shotgun (Vanity)

    01/27/2013 7:05:07 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 67 replies
    January 27, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    I have been surfing the web looking at tactical shotguns. I really don't care for the term "tactical", but what I am looking for is certainly not a bird gun. Here are my requirements: 1. Barrel Type: A breacher barrel. Does anyone have experience with a breacher choke tube? Do they work? How much to they extend the length of the gun? 2. Barrel Length: Shorter is better to me as maneuverability is important. 3. Stock/Overall gun length: What are the pro/cons of pistol grip, traditional stock and folding stock? I want something very sturdy, as a primary requirement is...
  • Scientists discover genetic key to efficient crops

    01/27/2013 7:02:13 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    Cornell Univ Chronicles Online ^ | 1-23-2013 | Krishna Ramanujan
    With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050, humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water, fertilizer and arable land as today. Cornell researchers have taken a leap toward meeting those needs by discovering a gene that could lead to new varieties of staple crops with 50 percent higher yields. The gene, called Scarecrow, is the first discovered to control a special leaf structure, known as Kranz anatomy, which leads to more efficient photosynthesis. Plants photosynthesize using one of two methods: C3, a less efficient, ancient method found in most...
  • IF 'ASSAULT WEAPONS' ARE BAD...WHY DOES DHS WANT TO BUY 7,000 OF THEM FOR 'PERSONAL DEFENSE'?

    01/27/2013 6:57:16 PM PST · by forty_years · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians...
  • Too Late! Charles Krauthammer Finally Agrees With Governor Palin

    01/27/2013 6:55:31 PM PST · by Kolath · 54 replies
    C4P ^ | 1/27/2013 | Steve Flesher
    I am thrilled that Governor Palin has left the constraints at Fox News. She’s one of the few to offer a better solution which works on combating the machine within the Republican Party as they continue to fail us as a country. During her service on the network, she provided clear and honest analysis. It served as music to the ears of many within the grassroots who continue to appreciate her fearlessness. Even though she grew as a national advocate over the last three years, sadly the network and few of its other contributors seem to be falling by the...
  • The right’s intellectual inconsistency of the “round them up and send them home” argument

    01/27/2013 6:51:35 PM PST · by walford · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | January 27th, 2013 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Well, it looks like we’re finally going to have a substantive immigration discussion. Unfortunately, immigration is one of many issues the right always handles poorly. Whether it’s lack of information, general ignorance of immigration laws or what, I really can’t say, nor do I care to speculate. The immigration issue is a big one, not just in terms of political capital, but in the nuances of the laws themselves. Interestingly, it’s also the one issue where Republicans and Democrats agree on most contentions. Depending on which estimates you consult, there are approximately 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the...
  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • VIDEO: Kenneth Faried expresses support of gay civil unions

    01/27/2013 6:39:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 27, 2013
    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has breached protocol for most professional athletes, taking a stand on an issue still controversial throughout the United States. Appearing in a video posted Friday, Faried introduced the world to his two moms, his birth mother and her partner, and proceeded to make the case for same-sex civil unions. One excerpt: I support civil union because it gives…gays and lesbians the right to make decision on their own if they want to get married and let them choose who they want to be with. Even straight people have drama and stuff, but i really don’t...
  • Doctors Warn of New Stomach ‘Superbug’ Hitting U.S.

    01/27/2013 6:37:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 121 replies
    abc ^ | Janaury 26, 2013. | Richard Besser
    In an average year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 21 million Americans get the norovirus, with classic stomach flu symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Eight hundred die. Symptoms come on very suddenly, within hours after a person has been exposed to it. Because no one has immunity to this new strain, more Americans — perhaps 50 percent more, the CDC says — could become violently ill. While the flu is spread mostly in the air by sneezes and coughs and a person needs to breathe in as many as 1,000 virus particles to get...
  • President worried that media just isn’t liberal enough

    01/27/2013 6:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Perhaps the second term of the Obama presidency will wind up being an era of bipartisan unity after all. One hopeful sign comes with a recent interview done by The New Republic with the President, in which he identifies an area where the POTUS and his Republican opponents clearly seem to agree. The media is just too darned biased. “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...
  • Illinois becomes biggest state to allow illegal immigrants to drive

    01/27/2013 6:24:49 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 13 replies
    As Illinois becomes the fourth and most populous state to give illegal immigrants permission to drive, nagging concerns remain about whether there are enough safeguards to avoid the identity fraud and other pitfalls other states faced.
  • Is Facebook envy making you miserable?

    01/27/2013 6:18:24 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-22-2013 | Belinda Goldsmith
    (Reuters) - Witnessing friends' vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers. A study conducted jointly by two German universities found rampant envy on Facebook, the world's largest social network that now has over one billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison. The researchers found that one in three people felt worse after visiting the site and more dissatisfied with their lives, while people who browsed without contributing were affected the most. "We were surprised by how many people have a negative...
  • The New Nazis

    01/27/2013 6:15:25 PM PST · by cricket · 12 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Frontpage Magazine
    New nazism; or the same 'old' one. Hard to disengage radical Islam hate/tortures/totalitarianism from those of Nazi Germany; and clear; these two hate-based 'ideologies' shared common ground/hate; and still do; and only have to note the Hitler as icon among Islamists, today to 'get it'. That the Left 'so embraces' both; should shout a message; but in this case; there is no authentic Media in the forest; and the trees are falling; and there is not a sound to be heard.
  • Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

    01/27/2013 6:13:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | January 21, 2013 | David Schepp
    North Carolina public-school employee Michelle Fish can't take a gun to school. But that didn't stop the 42-year-old elementary school librarian from recently participating in a daylong seminar on how to handle and carry a gun. Fish was one of a dozen or so educators in the Tar Heel State who attended the free firearms training course at Triangle Krav Maga combat center in Cary, just west of the capital, Raleigh. "I'm still debating whether I want to even have a gun of my own," Fish tells AOL Jobs. "But I wanted to be well informed if I decide to...
  • Iran formally snubs EU after oil, gas bans

    01/27/2013 6:12:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2013 5:28 AM EST
    Iran’s oil ministry spokesman says all crude oil and gas exports have been banned to the 27-nation European Union, which has already imposed its own boycott on Iranian energy imports as part of sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program. … The semiofficial Mehr news agency quotes Rahbar as saying the Iranian ban will remain as long as “hostile decisions” are made by the EU. …
  • Nobel Peace Prize urged for Hillary-- and Bill

    01/27/2013 6:03:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/13 | Paul Bedard
    Like no cabinet secretary before, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being sent off with a huge thank you from the Democratic Party and some of her supporters are even urging the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to give the award to her and her husband Bill Clinton. A new petition on Change.org calls on the committee to present the prize to Hillary for her work around the world for President Obama and Bill Clinton for his post-presidential international involvement. "President and Mrs. Clinton have had a lasting impact upon promoting peace in this world. Both have reached out to...