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  • Article: "Do People Live Longer among Trees?"

    01/28/2013 10:21:05 AM PST · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | January 28, 2013. | Brian Thomas
    Do People Live Longer among Trees? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Could living near trees possibly affect human health? Increasingly, studies indicate that trees can improve human health. Evolution doesn't expect this, but biblically speaking, trees and people have close ties. New research included steps to demonstrate that living longer was not linked to living among trees, but instead linked to more sensible factors "like income, race, and education," according to the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service based in Portland.1 But the researchers found that cardiovascular health clearly declined in people from very different ethnic, income,...
  • Examiner Editorial: Hillary Clinton was not a great secretary of state

    01/28/2013 10:19:20 AM PST · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2013 | Examiner Editorial Staff
    f there was one constant through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's appearances before congressional committees Wednesday, it was that lawmakers fell all over themselves heaping praise on her for the job she has done. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., was typical, saying: "Madame Secretary, you have represented us with tremendous strength and poise. You have won us friends." (snip) What on Earth are they referring to? American foreign policy under Secretary Clinton has been one disaster after another. She may not deserve blame for all of them -- or even most of them -- but it defies common sense to call...
  • Great Divide - How Citizens & Cops Are Containing Uncle Sam

    01/28/2013 10:16:30 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 20 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 1/28/2013 | Guy Smith
    If you really want to annoy somebody, do their job for them in a very public way. This is an angle of the growing separation between American localities and the federal government. From general discontent, to increasing non-participation, to open calls for secession, the public in most states have had enough and are actively driving wedges between themselves and Uncle Sam. When states and local law enforcement join the party, then it is only a matter of time before realignment or divorce becomes reality. After calling for inept, unworkable and unproductive gun control laws (forgive the redundancy), Barack Obama has...
  • NBC Exclusive: Boy Scouts Close to Ending Ban on Gay Members, Leaders

    01/28/2013 10:15:05 AM PST · by kristinn · 174 replies
    NBC News ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Pete Williams
    The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions. If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it would represent a profound change on an issue that has been highly controversial -- one that even went to the US Supreme Court. The new policy, now under discussion, would eliminate the ban from the national organization’s rules, leaving local sponsoring organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay scouts....
  • Multiply Liberty By 12

    01/28/2013 10:08:43 AM PST · by Shout Bits
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 1/28/2013 | Shout Bits
    With Pres. Obama's declaration of war on liberty (a.k.a. his inaugural address), and with the GOP's apparent capitulation on taxation and spending, libertarians seem to have little reason to hope. Polls show that as many as one in five Americans hold libertarian views (i.e. the government regulates too much and should not be involved in private moral issues). Why, then, does Washington largely ignore such a large voting block? Why, then, does Washington constantly try to control people's private lives? The next two to four years look bleak, but a determined minority can check the Left through jury nullification. If...
  • MSNBC Host: Thank God and Country Abortion Was There to Save Me

    01/28/2013 10:07:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    We're used to MSNBC's Toure saying outlandish things, but his latest commentary in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is by far the worst. During a segment last week, Toure went on what he called an abortion rant in which he thanked God and country abortion was there to "save him" at a time when taking care of a baby and becoming a father would have been inconvenient for him. He also refers to abortion as a "safety net." We're used to MSNBC's Toure saying outlandish things, but his latest commentary in celebration of the 40th anniversary...
  • Phone unlocking ban could could hit you in the wallet

    01/28/2013 10:07:36 AM PST · by J05h · 29 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Mark Sullivan
    As of Saturday, your options for owning an unlocked phone become far more limited. You can ask your carrier to unlock it—and good luck with that—or you can pay a premium to manufacturers like Apple or Google for a new unlocked phone. You just can’t unlock your phone yourself—at least, not legally. That decision was made not by voters, the courts, or even Congress. It was made by one man, 83-year-old Congressional Librarian James Hadley Billington, who is responsible for interpreting the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Billington decided last October that unlocking your phone yourself is...
  • Are You Waiting On the First Five People To Get Crucified?

    01/28/2013 9:55:57 AM PST · by JoanVarga · 24 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | 1/25/2013 | Joan Varga
    What was the legend that the hapless political wonk invoked a year or so ago? The Romans would roll into town and crucify the first five people they laid hands on and then they’d have little trouble from the rest of the proles? Something like that. Over at Pat Dollard’s place there is a fine sentiment showing manly, warrior support for Ted Nugent’s “Concord Bridge” comment. I love it. But much of the bravura and dispute in the comments is about firepower and armed conflict. We’re nowhere near that point yet. I think the Dumbed-down Party will allow us to...
  • Register … or Rebel: How Many New Yorkers Will Defy The New Gun Law?

    01/28/2013 9:55:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/28/2013 | Bob Owens
    Already, there are signs that Governor Cuomo and his allies underestimated the pushback. As draconian, ill-advised, and possibly unconstitutional as the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (NY SAFE) anti-gun law was when it was hastily signed into law, it might have been far worse — this according to a New York legislator who fought against the bill.Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin has released documentation showing rejected Democratic proposals for the NY SAFE Act. They included these: Confiscation of all firearms arbitrarily redefined as “assault weapons”Labeling semi-automatic shotguns as “assault weapons” if they can hold more than five rounds or have...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question

    01/28/2013 9:55:38 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/28/13 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control.
  • Playtime’s over, kindergartners - Standards stressing kids out

    01/28/2013 9:55:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    Kindergarten has come a long way, baby — too far, some say. Way beyond the ABCs, crayons and building blocks, the city Department of Education now wants 4- and 5-year-olds to write “informative/explanatory reports” and demonstrate “algebraic thinking.” Children who barely know how to write the alphabet or add 2 and 2 are expected to write topic sentences and use diagrams to illustrate math equations.
  • Obama’s gun plan takes shape

    01/28/2013 9:50:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces | 01-27-13 | DrJohn
    In an interview with the New Republic Barack Obama hinted at his gun control plans. Part of the plan is to undermine Republicans from the start. 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...
  • New life for Soros ex’s $50M suit

    01/28/2013 9:50:43 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 26, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    A Manhattan Supreme Court judge shot down the octogenarian mogul’s attempt to dismiss a blockbuster $50 million lawsuit by his decades-younger ex, actress Adriana Ferreyr. Justice Debra James upheld most of the beauty’s claims against the lefty activist, who allegedly reneged on a promise to give her a $1.9 million apartment and then slapped her around . ... James called Soros’ alleged behavior “atrocious.” He “exhibited violent conduct towards her and hired persons to follow and intimidate her,”
  • The Inherent Violence of the Welfare State

    01/28/2013 9:50:30 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 28, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Chicago, home of one of the nation's most stringent gun bans for fifty years, has also been the source of many frightening statistics. The city of Chicago - not the greater metropolitan area, just Chicago proper - surpassed 500 homicides in 2012 all by itself. If gun bans are the solution, the problem must be something other than a murder epidemic, because this gun ban sure isn't solving that one. It's not people from outside Chicago committing the crimes, either. An easy out for the gun banners, if it were true, would be to simply prove that the villains are...
  • Quibbling with Jindal’s Roadmap (For The GOP)

    01/28/2013 9:49:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/28/2013 | Dan Holler
    “I plan to say some things that may challenge your assumptions,” warned Louisiana Governor and rumored 2016 contender Bobby Jindal. “You may not agree with all of it, but that’s ok, ours is a party that can handle real discussions.” Challenge accepted, governor. One of Jindal’s big takeaways, as I understand it, was that to win, we must “re-calibrate the compass of conservatism.” “Our principles are timeless,” he clarified. However, “we do need to re-orient our focus to the place where conservatism thrives – in the real world beyond the Washington Beltway.” On this point, the governor is absolutely correct....
  • Boeing Battery Quick Fix May Be Elusive

    01/28/2013 9:42:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 27, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    The crisis that has enveloped Boeing over the grounded Dreamliner, at a cost of billions of dollars in losses in addition to what has already been “invested” in it -- voluntarily by its owner/investors and coercively from taxpayers – exemplifies perhaps more than any other redistributionist corporatism scheme why government intervention is more headache than help. Pass the industrial-strength Excedrin. Of immediate concern to the Chicago-based jet-manufacturer is the lithium-ion battery that powers so many of the 787’s critical functions. Two instances of “thermal runaway” on Dreamliners’ owned by Japan-based airlines caused that country, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration,to...
  • Japan cuts dole to ensure work pays better than welfare

    01/28/2013 9:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Japan distinguishes itself from the other economically advanced countries by caring for the principle that people who work should have more stuff than people who go on the welfare rolls. The Kyodo News Service reports: Welfare benefits will be slashed by Ą74 billion over a three-year period starting from fiscal 2013, after a government panel found that some people are making more on the dole than the average low-income person who is not spends on living costs, it was learned Sunday.The decision to lower standard benefit payments by 6.5 percent was made by welfare minister Norihisa Tamura and Finance...
  • Bashar Assad's mother defects

    01/28/2013 9:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2013 | Rick Moran
    Al-Arabiya is reporting that Syrian President Bashar Assad's mother has defected. She joined her daughter Bushra in the UAE, who had left the country last fall. President Bashar al-Assad's mother Anisa Makhlouf and other members of his inner circle have fled to the United Arab Emirates as the regime of the embattled president appeared to disintegrate, recent reports confirmed. Anisa has joined her daughter, Bushra, who had previously fled to Dubai, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat quoted Robert Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria until the break of the relations between the two countries. Anisa, the widow of late president Hafez...
  • An African Writes Home: America a Land of Unexpected Contradictions

    01/28/2013 9:37:07 AM PST · by don-o · 1 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | January 25, 2013 | Stephen Masty
    Your Eminence, I pray that this finds you well. You may recall that when we met at the cathedral before I left to visit America, you asked that I write to Your Eminence through my beloved elder brother, Fr. Adebayo Francis, with occasional observations. The Lord has blessed me with a safe journey and this is my first instalment. America is a strange place, full of unexpected contradictions. We learn, or we think we learn, much from the media. I also learnt much back home at St. John’s, particularly under Sister Theresa Oluwatoni (whom I am told went to her...
  • You Know You Live in a Country Run by Idiots if....

    01/28/2013 9:36:56 AM PST · by illiac · 10 replies
    personal email | Unknown | personal email
    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally. You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion. You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched....
  • Picture from space .... U.S. oil field is burning off enough gas to power Chicago AND Washington...

    01/28/2013 9:33:44 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 28, 2013 | SIMON TOMLINSON
    This incredible picture from space shows how the U.S. oil industry has boomed to such an extent that a gas field now burns as brightly as a major city. The rapid increase in shale oil production means it is now often more economical to 'flare off' unwanted gas than to sell it. As a result, one field in North Dakota, the state leading the energy revolution, is now burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington D.C. combined. In a recently released satellite image from NASA, the light being given off at the Bakken formation,...
  • Obama Cracks Joke When Asked About Four Dead Americans In Benghazi

    01/28/2013 9:30:16 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29 | Larry O'Connor
    Obama (in response to Steve Croft question about Benghazi, Libya): You know, I remember Bob Gates, you know, first thing he said to me, I think maybe first week or two that I was there and we were meeting in the Oval Office and he, obviously, been through seven presidents or something. And he says, "Mr. President, one thing I can guarantee you is that at this moment, somewhere, somehow, somebody in the federal government is screwing up." (Laughter)
  • An Encounter with a Low-Info Voter (A clear demonstration of the severe problem facing our country)

    01/28/2013 9:29:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2013 | Howard J. Warner
    I was engaged in a conversation regarding the future of health care in America when a third person (W) gave her opinion that she was happy with ObamaCare since her son could now get insurance. In New York State the cooperatives will not begin until Oct 1, 2013 for those without any other options. However, her son does not live in New York, where the state has provided Healthy New York insurance to those who qualify. We then had a conversation which I will relate. It demonstrates the severe problem facing our country resulting from the poor educational system we...
  • A Louisiana Grocery Store Is Forced To Raise Milk Prices By State Regulators

    01/28/2013 9:28:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 28, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    You might have to read this post twice to make sure your eyes didn’t deceive you. This article is actually completely different from my recent pieces on stealth inflation, but is even more infuriating. In this case, a grocery store called Fresh Markets decided to sell milk at a bargain basement price as part of a promotion, yet the state has deemed the price “too low.” As a result, the chain is being forced to raise the price. Yep, at a time when millions are struggling every day to make ends meet, this is what the state of Louisiana has...
  • USA considers war scenario with China

    01/28/2013 9:28:00 AM PST · by mgist · 15 replies
    Pravda ^ | 1/28/13 | Pravda
    The fact that the relations between China and the U.S. have been slipping into a confrontation similar to the Cold War has been discussed by media for two years, but for the first time these allegations began to take practical shape. Obama called China a "rival" and instructed to study the degree of nuclear threat posed by the country. The U.S. began redeploying its fleet in the Pacific Rim. The reasons behind the confrontation are both economic and political. China is the world's only country capable of leaving the U.S. behind in terms of GDP in the near future (according...
  • Inconvenient truths Inconvenient truths

    01/28/2013 9:22:11 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Sarge
    A grandfather clause is a situation in which an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations, while a new rule will apply to all future situations. Frequently, the exemption is limited; it may extend for a set period of time, or it may be lost under certain circumstances. (Wikipedia 2013) The Feinstein Bill of 2013 tries to legislate the control by prohibition of certain semi-automatic rifles because they’re scary looking. One of the main programs being used to act as a bulwark of the legislation (and thus appear to less threatening to people already in possession of such...
  • Obama’s Inauguration Prayers Featured Three of Soros’ Anti-Israel Rabbis

    01/28/2013 9:21:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 1/28/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    All of Obama’s inauguration rabbis were members of the same radical leftist groups opposed to Israel and funded by George Soros. This isn’t a wacky coincidence because the J Street Rabbinic cabinet isn’t that big. Instead Obama deliberately picked three extremist left-wing clergy, “Rabbi” Rick Jacobs, “Rabbi” Julie Schonfeld and “Rabbi” Sharon Brous. Jacobs and Brous are or were members of the J Street Rabbinic Cabinet, an Anti-Israel organization funded by George Soros. The “Rabbinic” part is a name only as these people are not legitimate clergy, they are left-wing activists dedicated to the destruction of Israel and Judaism.
  • Rabbits wreak havoc at Denver International Airport by chewing through car wiring

    01/28/2013 9:20:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 27, 2013 | James Nye
    Rabbits at Denver International Airport are chewing through the wires of cars in the parking lot causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. The airport is home to hundreds of bunnies, who are not living up to their cute reputation as they chew through brake lines, clutch lines and other wiring. Local car repair shops in the Denver area estimate that the rabbits are doing massive damage and car owners affected have pleaded with the airport to do something about the growing menace. 'When I had the trouble with the oil light coming on, the dealer told me...
  • Turkish Muslim Who Murdered Catholic Bishop While Shouting “Allah Akbar” Gets Reduced Sentence

    01/28/2013 9:17:07 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 27, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let’s quickly recap how disgusting the behavior of the Islamist Turkish government has been in the case of the murder of Bishop Luigi Padovese.Bishop Luigi Padovese was the Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia and President of the Turkish Bishops’ Conference. The Bishop’s driver and murderer, Murat Altun, had claimed to be Catholic, but prior to a trip to Cyprus, the Turkish government warned the Bishop that his driver was an Islamist and potentially dangerous. The Turkish government was worried about the murder of the Pope resulting in a major international incident.The Bishop chose to stay home to protect the Pope...
  • Obama: Sure, I go skeet shooting all the time

    01/28/2013 9:13:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I know you’ve seen this at Drudge, appropriately posted beneath a photo of the Hopenchange crew cracking up in laughter, but some panders are so shameless and comically implausible that they must be commemorated in a post. (Unfortunately, politicians’ need to ingratiate themselves with gun owners has been known to lead to this sort of thing.)To believe this, you need to believe that O splits sharply from most ivory-tower liberals when it comes to recreational shooting. How likely is that? In what other ways, based on what we know about him personally and politically, does he stray from the path...
  • Hollywood Gone Wild: SAGging Towards Gomorrah

    01/28/2013 9:13:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-28-2013 | MOTUS
    Of course there are other stories in the news.(snip)Butt I know that what you’re really interested in are the SAG Awards handed out last night, so here goes. It’s hard to believe that the Golden Globes were handed out just two weeks ago, butt what a difference! Let’s start with the most Improved Award, which goes hands down to Jessica Chastain:   If it weren’t for the fact that you can tell she has an inny this look would be a complete winner.(snip) First runner up, same category, goes to Nicole Kidman: (snip)In fact the once elegant Nicole doesn’t seem to...
  • Starving North Koreans 'are forced to eat their children’

    01/28/2013 9:13:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    (UK) Sun ^ | January 28, 2013 | Harry Hawkins
    HUNGRY parents in North Korea have been caught eating their CHILDREN to avoid starvation, according to reports. One father is said to have been executed by firing squad for killing his two kids for food. And it has sparked fears there could be further cases of cannibalism in the country. The Sunday Times told how undercover reporters recorded several horror stories from inside the poverty-stricken nation. They included one man who dug up his grandchild's corpse to eat and another who boiled his child and ate the flesh. Thousands of North Koreans are feared to be starving to death...
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to address nation (abdicating?)

    01/28/2013 9:10:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2013 | Last updated at 11:51 ET
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to make a televised announcement, amid speculation in local media that she will abdicate the throne. … Unconfirmed Dutch reports say she will announce her abdication in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. …
  • Brit Hume: Case For Hillary Clinton "Being A Great Secretary Of State Is Exceedingly Weak"

    01/28/2013 9:09:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/28/2013
    WALLACE: [SNIP] Question, Brit, how do you rate Hillary Clinton's performance, record as our top diplomat? HUME: I think those examples you cited would add up to a case for her competence. They do not add up to a case for greatness, after all, the groundwork on Burma had been done by the previous administration. And the administration properly followed through on it. You look across the world, now at the major issues. Are Arabs and Israelis closer to peace? How about Iran and North Korea and their nuclear programs? Have they been halted or seriously set back? Has the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LOW SUNDAY, 01-28-13

    01/28/2013 9:08:51 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-28-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LOW SUNDAY The first Sunday after Easter, contrasting it with the high feast a week before. In Latin it is termed Dominica in albis (Sunday in white) because the newly baptized set aside their white baptismal robes on that day. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Violent Extremism in Europe at Highest Level Since WWII

    01/28/2013 9:05:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 1/28/13 | staff
    Violent extremism is at its highest level in Europe since World War II and is becoming the continent's top security threat, the European Union's executive body said Monday. In a speech on the eve of talks on how to detect and prevent extremism, the EU's commissioner for home affairs Cecilia Malmstroem urged the EU "to stand up ... and protect our values that are now being challenged in many countries in Europe," AFP reported. "We see a growth of extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, hatred and nationalism," she said. "Not since World War II have extreme and populist forces had so much...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 28,2013

    01/28/2013 9:03:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 106 replies
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  • Davos 2013: Kissinger says Iran nuclear crisis close(1-24-13)

    01/28/2013 9:02:31 AM PST · by haffast · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 January 2013 Last updated at 09:44 ET | BBC - Business News
    The Nobel Peace laureate, 89, was speaking about prospects in the Middle East at the World Economic Forum. He said nuclear proliferation in the region triggered by an armed Iran would increase the chances of an atomic war - "a turning point in human history". He also urged the US and Russia to co-operate in resolving Syria's conflict. "There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching," he...
  • The Texas Woman Who Should be Dead (Link In Article From FreeRepublic)

    01/28/2013 9:00:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Casey Mattox
    There is a 43-year-old woman, born in Texas, who should be dead right now. In fact, she should have never been born. Forty years ago, the Supreme Court decided that the Texas law that prevented Jane Roe from ending the life of her unborn daughter was unconstitutional. But by the time the Supreme Court issued its decision in 1973, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1258350/posts she had already been born and adopted by a family—likely not knowing that all that ink spilled in Roe v. Wade was about her. Norma McCorvey is “Jane Roe.” She claimed then that her pregnancy was the result of...
  • Texting woman falls into canal [VIDEO]

    01/28/2013 8:59:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | January 25, 2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    If this isn't the perfect PSA for the dangers of texting and walking, we don't know what is. British radio personality Laura Safe was typing messages to her boyfriend when she walked straight into the icy water of a canal in Birmingham--and it was all caught on CCTV. "I thought the canal was pavement because it looked dark out of the corner of my eye," Safe told the Sun.
  • Philly, LA, Chicago announce selling all gun company stock they own to protest guns

    01/28/2013 8:58:53 AM PST · by pabianice · 27 replies
    Fox News Live (no link) | 1/28/13
    Fox notes that demand for guns is so high since Obama's re-corronation that manufacturers and dealers cannot keep up. Gun shows are stuffed with customers beyond capacity.
  • Confessions of a Liberal Gun Owner

    01/28/2013 8:57:25 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | JUSTIN CRONIN
    I AM a New England liberal, born and bred. I have lived most of my life in the Northeast — Boston, New York and Philadelphia — and my politics are devoutly Democratic. * I am also a Texas resident and a gun owner. * My relationship to firearms might have ended there, if not for a coincidence of weather. Everybody remembers Hurricane Katrina; fewer recall Hurricane Rita, an even more intense storm that headed straight for Houston less than a month later. My wife and I arranged to stay at a friend’s house in Austin, packed up the kids and...
  • Media Matters Calls for Gun Control, Carries Illegal Guns to Protect Its Founder

    01/28/2013 8:55:13 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Gun control isn’t about banning guns, it’s about banning people who aren’t well-connected from having guns. If you’re a Wal-Mart shopper then you’re not supposed to have a gun. If you’re David Brock, then that’s a whole other story… A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned. -SNIP-TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant — who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm — with a...
  • (NY) State Officials To Visit The Adirondacks, Southern Tier And Western New York About NY SAFE Act

    Albany, NY – Teams made up of members of the New York State Police and Division of Criminal Justice Services to visit communities across the state starting this week. The teams will be available to meet local law enforcement and answer questions from New Yorkers regarding NY SAFE Act.Tuesday, January 2912:00 PM Mike Green, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Division of Criminal Justice Services and Steve Hogan, First Deputy Counsel, New York State Police present the NY SAFE Act in Erie County Clarence Public Library 3 Town Place Clarence, New York OPEN PRESS12:00 PM First Deputy Superintendent Kevin Gagan, New York State...
  • Breaking: Obama on TV now with police chiefs supporting gun control, confiscation

    01/28/2013 8:51:58 AM PST · by pabianice · 56 replies
    Fox News Live (no link) | 1/28/13
    'We are serious about limiting access to assault weapons and magazine clips [sic]. Joe and my cabinet members are on board with the necessity of confronting this issue to ensure no events like Sandy Hook happen again and the gun violence like in Chicago is addressed. This involves enforcement of existing laws. It involves addressing access to guns in big cities. I know this is not a shy group and I am very grateful to them, a representative group of communities across the country. Congress will be making decisions on what groups like this decide.' (all quickly paraphrased) Ends. takes...
  • Bill makes hospitals check on citizenship [Plan is to fight illegal immigration]

    01/28/2013 8:50:08 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer| Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - A state legislator is moving to put Arizona's hospitals on the front line in the fight against illegal immigration. The proposal by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, would require hospitals to "reasonably confirm" those who show up at their doors are in the country legally if they do not produce proof of valid health insurance. HB 2293 lists methods hospital officials and employees can use to make that determination. The measure says if legal status cannot be verified, someone from the hospital "must immediately contact the local federal immigration office or a local law enforcement agency to report the...
  • Here is video of Dianne Feinstein from “60 Minutes” in 1995, saying she wants guns confiscated

    01/28/2013 8:47:05 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blXkl9YVoHoM
  • New Oregon law might make cigarettes prescription only

    01/28/2013 8:39:50 AM PST · by thirst4truth · 25 replies
    RT ^ | January 25, 2013 | Reuters / Sergio Perez
    Trying to quit smoking? You might want to move to Oregon. A new bill would classify cigarettes as a Schedule III controlled substance, making them illegal to purchase without a doctor’s prescription. Portland Rep. Mitch Greenlick introduced the bill in the Oregon State Legislature in an attempt to reduce the number of addicted people, but has received criticism from smokers and non-smokers alike who believe the initiative is not feasible. Under Greenlick’s proposal, smokers would be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to one year’s imprisonment and a $6,250 fine for being caught with a cigarette or any of...
  • Total Tax-Code Termination? (Reality Check: no sweeping reform will please both sides)

    01/28/2013 8:33:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    It would be the ultimate fiscal cliff. A group of House Republicans wants to put an expiration date on the 75,000-page U.S. tax code. The Tax Code Termination Act would require the repeal of the entire code in 2017 — except for the bits dealing with Social Security and Medicare — with a new system ready to go for the following year. Of course, the U.S. economy would benefit from major tax reform that eliminated the current bias against investment, axed crony-capitalist tax breaks, and lowered marginal rates on individuals and business as much as possible. But Republicans can put...
  • Poll on abortion, what's your view? Vanity

    01/28/2013 8:26:14 AM PST · by MeOnTheBeach · 52 replies
    Question: What should the law be regarding abortion? a. 100% illegal, no abortions should ever done? b. Legal in the case of a serious threat to the life of the mother? c. Legal in the case of rape or incest? Other? (please explain) Thanks!