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  • History: What Did Francis of Assisi Mean When He Said, “If Necessary Use Words”?

    01/28/2013 2:13:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Timothy Paul Jones
    You’ve probably heard the quotation at least a few times, most likely in a sermon encouraging people to live their faith in the world. “‘Preach the gospel at all times,’ Francis of Assisi said. ‘If necessary, use words.’” It’s a heartwarming sentiment with two flaws. First off, St. Francis never said it; second, even if St. Francis spoke these words, they aren’t true. Mark Galli puts the historical myth to rest in an article that reads, in part, First, no biography written within the first 200 years of his death contains the saying. It’s not likely that a pithy quote...
  • Gun background checks surged in last 6 weeks

    01/28/2013 2:13:30 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    Gun sales soared at the end of last year, and the trend has continued into 2013. Since 1998, eight of the 10 highest days for gun background checks have taken place since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, according to the FBI. Background checks are the most reliable way to track the number of gun sales, and data from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System show that over the last 6 weeks, these checks have reached their highest levels in fifteen years.
  • The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone

    01/28/2013 2:11:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    The Atlantic.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Derek Khanna
    When did we decide that we wanted a law that could make unlocking your smartphone a criminal offense? The answer is that we never really decided.ADVISORY BY DECREE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS IT SHALL HENCEFORCE BE ORDERED THAT AMERICANS SHALL NOT UNLOCK THEIR OWN SMARTPHONES. PENALTY: In some situations, first time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both. For repeat offenders, the maximum penalty increases to a fine of $1,000,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both.* That's right, starting this weekend it is illegal to unlock new phones to make them...
  • Conservatives Have Messaging, Not Message Problem, Leaders Say

    01/28/2013 2:11:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | By Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON – A central message heard from many of the speakers at this weekend's National Review Summit, "The Future of Conservatism," was that conservatives do not need to change their message, but need to do a better job at communicating their message. "I believe that conservative values, they're the right values. We don't need to change them, we need to change the way we message them," said Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah. Former Congressman Artur Davis, who recently switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party, agreed that conservatives have done a poor job at communicating their message....
  • Daily finance & investment thread (1-28-13 edition)

    01/28/2013 2:08:16 PM PST · by dennisw · 19 replies
    1-28-13
    Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism.
  • Catholic College Engages Atheism Head-on

    01/28/2013 2:06:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 1/25/13 | Ron Csillag
    TORONTO (RNS) Talk about an unlikely course in an unlikely place. The main chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College at the University of Toronto is adorned with stained glass windows, icons of Mary and Joseph, and the Stations of the Cross. The eight-week course, which meets every Wednesday afternoon, is on atheism. Or more precisely, “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.”Atheism “has become militant, aggressive and proselytizing,” said Lewis, a Jesuit scripture scholar, who teaches the class with three other scholars. “It’s made great in-roads and is now socially acceptable. If you’re young and educated and believe in God, you’re (seen as) a...
  • A Wealth of Words (The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.)

    01/28/2013 2:01:44 PM PST · by FewsOrange · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 2013 | E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
    E. D. Hirsch, Jr. A Wealth of Words The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary. WInter 2013 A number of notable recent books, including Joseph Stiglitz’s The Price of Inequality and Timothy Noah’s The Great Divergence, lay out in disheartening detail the growing inequality of income and opportunity in the United States, along with the decline of the middle class. The aristocracy of family so deplored by Jefferson seems upon us; the counter-aristocracy of merit that long defined America as the land of opportunity has receded. These writers emphasize global, technological, and sociopolitical trends in their analyses. But...
  • Progress Report in Promoting Christian Unity

    01/28/2013 2:01:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/25/13 | Michael J. Miller
    Cardinal Kurt Koch on the recent dialogues with Eastern Orthodox and Lutherans, and the effect of the "Arab Spring"The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, was recently interviewed by the German Catholic news agency KNA. What follows is an English translation of selected questions and answers from that interview. KNA: Your Eminence, the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity is the occasion for an ecumenical assessment. Where do we stand today?Cardinal Koch: I hope that we are not standing but rather walking, and that we can take further steps in all the dialogues that...
  • Fact check: Did Obama end hot breakfasts for troops in Afghanistan?

    01/28/2013 1:58:55 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    Michelle Malkin's Twitchy ^ | 1/28/2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Fact check: Did Obama end hot breakfasts for troops in Afghanistan?..........
  • Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

    01/28/2013 1:57:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | Randy Kreider
    Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a monkey into space, according to Iranian state media, in what Iranian officials call a "prelude to sending humans into space." The monkey was sent in an "indigenous bio-capsule" called Pishgam, which is Farsi for "Pioneer," according to Iran's Press TV. Pishgam reached an altitude of more than 75 miles and made a successful return, according to Iranian news agency Fars. The head of Iran's space agency, Hamid Fazeli, said that Iran decided to send a monkey "because of biological similarities between humans and monkeys," according to Press TV. Iran's space agency had...
  • Politico: Obama Team Coordinated Gun Control Efforts With Mayor Bloomberg

    01/28/2013 1:54:53 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Blaze via Politico ^ | 1/28/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Do you ever feel like matters become top-priority political issues practically overnight, with politicians across the country utilizing the same phrases, stories, and themes to drive their points home? In the case of gun control, there seems to be a new narrative that hunting is an activity protected by the U.S. Constitution, but that guns deemed too big or threatening for hunters will be banned. In the case of linguistic synchronization, the phrase “gun control” appears to be falling from favor in left-leaning circles, only to be replaced by “reducing gun violence.” It’s hardly a secret that top politicians meet...
  • Hillary's Strange Testimony

    01/28/2013 1:54:31 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 1/27/2013 | Pam Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts 'sorry end to pathetic stint as secretary of state' History will remember Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s performance before senators and House members at the congressional Benghazi hearings as a stunning indictment of her profound failures and those of Obama administration.
  • Spiegel speculates on why global warming stalled

    01/28/2013 1:52:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 24th, 2013 | joanne
    This is one of the best mainstream articles I have seen trying to make sense of the point: Why are we not warming? It is rare to see work that tries to cover this much detail and nuance. The great global warming debate might finally be beginning?GWPF has a translation. Axel Bojanowski has managed to capture a concept that even if global warming has just stalled temporarily — the debate about why it has stalled is revealing in its own right. As I said in the Skeptics Handbook, “something out there affects our climate more than CO2 and none...
  • ‘The Problem Is Not Gun Laws’: Watch the Emotional Speech

    01/28/2013 1:47:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/28/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School appeared before a subcommittee of the Connecticut Legislature on Monday to speak about gun control. While some used the platform to promote stricter firearms legislation, at least one parent became passionate, claiming that there are more than enough laws on the books, that current regulations simply need to be enforced and that the nation needs to embrace personal responsibility.
  • Bob Costas Missed the Point

    01/28/2013 1:40:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, yesterday afternoon I'm minding my own business. What was I doing? I think I was reading. I got an e-mail from Howie Kurtz, our old buddy. He used to be at the Washington Post, and I think he's at the Daily Beast now. He also has this show Reliable Sources at CNN and Howie said, "I don't know if you were watching," and I wasn't. "But Bob Costas was on my show today, and Bob Costas brought your name up just out of the clear blue. I didn't bring it up. Costas brought your name up...
  • Taco Bell pulls ad that mocked veggies

    01/28/2013 1:37:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Miami Heral ^ | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Taco Bell is pulling a TV ad after receiving complaints that it discouraged people from eating vegetables. -snip- The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group, this weekend urged people to tweet their complaints about the ad and the chain quickly made the decision to pull it.
  • Appeals court to EPA: ... being a little overly optimistic with the biofuels, there?

    01/28/2013 1:37:03 PM PST · by rusty millet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 28, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The Environmental Protection Agency is getting taken to court left and right for their many overzealous regulations and intrusions into private industry, with varying results– but on Friday, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that, why no, the EPA may not punish the oil industry for their noncompliance with the EPA’s lofty Renewable Fuels Standard mandates in failing to blend a certain amount of cellulosic biofuels into their product, seeing as how those biofuels are not actually available.
  • David Cameron’s wife Samantha is the “driving force” behind gay marriage (per cabinet minister)

    01/28/2013 1:34:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:30AM GMT 26 Jan 2013 | Tim Walker
    Mandrake reported on Friday that David Cameron’s mother, Mary, had been asked why the Prime Minister was pressing ahead with plans to change the law in favor of same-sex marriage when it was alienating so many of the Conservative Party’s natural supporters. “I know, but David just won’t be told,” the retired Justice of the Peace replied. The answer may be close to hand: a cabinet minister points to Samantha Cameron’s influence on her husband. “Samantha is the driving force behind the policy,” claims the minister. The baronet’s daughter, who is a creative consultant at Smythson, the Mayfair luxury goods...
  • ARMED VETERAN IN WHEELCHAIR SCARES OFF WOULD-BE BURGLAR

    01/28/2013 1:33:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/28/2013 | Hope Hodge
    An Army veteran from Athens, Ga. proved last week you don’t have to be a physical match for a home invader as long as you have the proper tools for self-defense. When someone kicked in his front door Wednesday afternoon, Mark Sikes, a wheelchair-bound 53-year-old, instinctively reached for the pistol in his bedroom nightstand, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.“I pointed the gun at him and told him he better get the hell out, and he flew like a bat. He’s lucky I didn’t kill him,” Sikes told the paper.Sikes wasn’t sure if the intruder had a weapon, and the invader, a...
  • Obama Football Too Dangerous for Men, Women In Combat Not

    President Obama is praising the new Pentagon plan to lift restrictions on women in combat. "Today, by moving to open more military positions -- including ground combat units -- to women, our armed forces have taken another historic step toward harnessing the talents and skills of all our citizens," Obama said in a statement Thursday. Today, every American can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters playing a greater role in protecting this country we love." Interview with the New Republic: "I have to tell you if I had a son,...
  • Churchgoers robbed at gunpoint in East St. Louis [Illinois: The Gun Free State]

    01/28/2013 1:30:35 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 18 replies
    STL Today.com (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | 1/28/2013 | FROM STAFF REPORTS
    EAST ST. LOUIS • About 100 people were attending a musical event at a small church here when several masked gunmen burst into the church and demanded money and valuables, members and attendees said Monday. The attendees, who did not give their names for fear of retaliation, said at least three robbers ordered people at the music event to the floor and took cash from them in the holdup about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at IRA Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 1701 Belmont Avenue. The gunmen were wearing bandanas over their faces, according to police and witnesses. Witnesses did not get...
  • Pope Calls on Faithful to Dedicate Sunday to the Lord

    01/28/2013 1:26:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 1/28/13 | Junno De Jesús Arocho Esteves
    Releases Doves as a "Symbol of the Spirit of God"In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square to live Sunday not only as a day of rest and of the family, but above all as a day "to dedicate to the Lord." Addressing thousands of pilgrims, the Holy Father called to mind the Sunday Gospel of St. Luke, where Jesus enters the synagogue on the Sabbath. The Pope noted that Jesus Christ, as a devout believer, "does not neglect the weekly liturgical rhythm." Continuing his commentary on the Gospel, the Holy...
  • Democrats, tea party unite vs. Mitch McConnell

    01/28/2013 1:26:18 PM PST · by what's up · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Manu Raju
    Tea party activists looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary may get some help from an unlikely source: Democrats. Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are telling tea partiers that they are poised to throw financial and organizational support behind a right-wing candidate should one try to defeat the powerful GOP leader in a 2014 primary fight. -snip- Now, Paul is supporting McConnell’s reelection bid. And much to the chagrin of tea party activists looking for a McConnell primary challenger, Massie has emphatically said he won’t take on...
  • ‘Anti-testing movement’ grows among American teachers

    01/28/2013 1:23:38 PM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/28/2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    ...“I, along with 3 million educators across the country, proudly support our members’ efforts in saying ‘no’ to giving their students a flawed test that takes away from learning and is not aligned with the curriculum,” said National Education Association President Dennis van Roekel...
  • Study: We all might be “overestimating climate sensitivity”

    01/28/2013 1:21:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:11 pm on January 28, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Having heard it straight from President Obama last Monday, the “devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms” looming in our immediate future are all imminent catastrophes fueled by rapid climate change about which we simply must do something right away — but this is exactly the type of alarmist rhetoric that ensures we pursue the types of ineffective, top-down, big-government, expensive, and internationalist solutions that will actually have very little net effectiveness in sincerely addressing the issue.One of environmentalists’ favorite past-times includes whipping up a certain amount of global-warming frenzy as an excuse to implement...
  • Barbara Walters Has Chickenpox, Remains Hospitalized

    01/28/2013 1:21:13 PM PST · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    Barbara Walters has been in the hospital for more than a week after she fell and hit her head during pre-Inauguration festivities in Washington, D.C. — and now the View co-host has contracted the chickenpox. While doctors were monitoring Walters after her fall, they noticed her fever was not subsiding and eventually determined that it was due to chickenpox, according to The Associated Press.
  • Army, Police To Trace Status Of Missile Launcher At Gun Buyback

    01/28/2013 1:21:08 PM PST · by zeestephen · 14 replies
    KOMOnews.com ^ | 28 January 2013
    Seattle - The item, a single-use device that had already been used, is a launch tube assembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile.
  • Conservative media watchdogs push back on Obama's Fox News attack

    01/28/2013 1:20:08 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Fox News
    "...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 see more of them doing it," [President Obama] said.
  • Apple releases iOS 6.1

    01/28/2013 1:20:03 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 · 1:22 pm
    Apple today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers around the world, so even more iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display users can experience ultrafast wireless performance to browse, download and stream content at blazing fast speeds. To date, iOS users have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications. “iOS 6 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and with nearly 300 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on iOS 6 in...
  • Construction of 200 Orthodox Churches in Moscow May Take 10-20 Years - Moscow Mayor's Aide

    01/28/2013 1:19:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/18/13
    Moscow, January 28, Interfax - The implementation of a program for the construction of 200 Orthodox churches in Moscow may take 10 to 20 years, Vladimir Resin, an advisor to the Moscow mayor and a State Duma deputy, told journalists. "I think the whole program may take 10 to 20 years. It is important not only to build them, but also make them habitable," Resin said. The program will take such a long time as the construction is being financed only by donations, he said. "Our goal in implementing the program is to commission at least 10 [churches] a year,"...
  • Two Arrested in $65K Chicken Wing Heist

    01/28/2013 1:19:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 28, 2013
    SNIP A pair of workers at a frozen food distribution center outside of Atlanta, Ga., made off with $65,000 worth of frozen chicken wings earlier this month, according to cops in Gwinnet County. Dewayne Patterson and Renaldo Jackson, who both worked at the Nordic Distribution Center, allegedly backed a rental truck up to the back of the loading area at the center and loaded 10 pallets of Tyson frozen chicken wings onto the truck. SNIP
  • Police Chief: Within A Generation, Guns Will Be Taken Off The Streets

    01/28/2013 1:18:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 28,2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    San Diego Police Chief, William Lansdowne said in an interview that the implementation of new gun laws will take guns off the streets of America within a generation.
  • Shouting Louder (Sowell on Obama, Clinton & Benghazi)

    01/28/2013 1:18:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An old-time trial lawyer once said, "When your case is weak, shout louder!" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shouted louder when asked about the Obama administration's story last fall that the September 11th attack on the U.S. ambassador's quarters in Benghazi was due to an anti-Islamic video that someone in the United States had put on the Internet, and thereby provoked a protest that escalated into violence. She shouted: "We had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What...
  • Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question

    01/28/2013 1:18:09 PM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | 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. In the video, Bloomberg is seen surrounded by security. Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, “In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?” Bloomberg’s reply: “Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.” “Why can you defend yourself but not the majority of Americans?” Mattera asks as the mayor walks away....
  • Facebook Group Calling for Assassination of Sarah Palin Surpasses 3,300 Members

    01/28/2013 1:17:45 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/28/13 | Aurelius
    The Facebook group "I hate it when I wake up and Sarah Palin is still alive" has surpassed 3,300 "likes." The founder explicitly says, "This is a page about venting dislike over Sarah Palin. This is no way advocates an assassination of Sarah Palin in any way, shape or form." The fact that the group's name specifically wishes for her death is one thing that dispels that ludicrous statement. The second is its main picture, which clearly shows what the group advocates: ...Oddly, the group has also denounced President Obama, calling him "conservative."
  • The Price of Palin: $15 per Word Spoken During FOX Contract

    01/28/2013 1:16:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Smart Politics ^ | January 28, 2013 | Eric Ostermeier
    Sarah Palin uttered more than 189,000 words over 150 appearances on various FOX broadcasts during her three years as an analyst at the network, or $15.85 per word With the three-year contract now expired between FOX News and Sarah Palin, there is a wealth of commentary made by the former Alaska Governor and GOP Vice-Presidential nominee to dissect. Palin, who was paid a reported $1 million per year as a contributor to FOX since mid-January 2010 when FOX announced her signing, may not have made quite the splash her employers had hoped during this three-year period, and would, on occasion...
  • Bipartisan. Comprehensive. Bipartisan. Comprehensive. Bipartisan. Comprehensive.

    01/28/2013 1:10:23 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    Focus group words, continuously repeated to fool both people and politicians.
  • Don’t Gut Our Military: $150 Billion in Commonsense Proposals to Prevent Sequestration

    01/28/2013 1:06:01 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    The Foundry - Heritage Foundation ^ | 28 Jan 13 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    Unless Congress acts, March 1 will trigger a $55 billion-per-year ($45 billion in 2013, as the fiscal cliff deal delayed the cuts for two months) cut in national defense, known as sequestration, which will weaken the United States’s ability to defend itself. But this does not have to happen; Congress should cut other spending to prevent the debilitating cuts to defense. National defense, unlike most other discretionary programs, is a central constitutional duty and today represents only 17 percent of the budget. Yet nearly half of the Congress-mandated sequestration cuts—$492 billion—would come from defense. These across-the-board cuts threaten our...
  • Chick-fil-A CEO and Gay Activist Are Now Friends

    01/28/2013 1:01:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Chris Good
    The leader of a national gay-rights group says he’s coming out–as a friend of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. “I’ve gotten to know Dan, he’s gotten to know me. He’s shared concerns about young people, about Chick-fil-A being used for certain purposes,” Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, told ABC News. SNIP In July, Equality Matters examined tax forms and found that in 2010 the restaurant chain had donated over $1.9 million to “anti-gay causes.” In September, the restaurant chain pledged to stop donating to anti-gay groups. Windmeyer says those donations stopped in 2011.
  • What Purposes Would Federal Background Checks and Firearm Registries Serve?

    01/28/2013 12:59:03 PM PST · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Probably not only the purposes our devoted civil savants advance to justify them I'm not a stupid racist, so you don't scare me! Uh, you do work for the DHS -- don't you? * * * * * * Stuff that doesn't work An article at PJ Tatler claims that "even supporters admit background checks won't reduce gun violence." However, the article does not contend that a push for background checks might be motivated by additional objectives. The article notes flaws in the aggregation of State data on mental illness and assorted crimes. For instance, while the background checks cover...
  • Obama Opens Second Term the Same Way He Started First... Talking About Me

    01/28/2013 12:57:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | January 28, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama said to the New Republic he'd get a lot more done without Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. The rest of the media's in the tank. Everybody else has fallen in line. There is no opposition other than Fox News and Limbaugh. The way it works, and what this all boils down to, the Republicans, I mean, everybody knows they want to get along with Democrats. Everybody knows they want to socialize. They want their lives to have meaning, but Limbaugh is the one standing in the way 'cause what happens? The Republicans are simply afraid that...
  • Obama's secret skeet shooting

    01/28/2013 12:51:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    politico44 ^ | 1/28/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "When he goes to Camp David, he goes to spend time with his family and friends to relax, not to produce photographs," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Monday. He said he had never seen any pictures of Obama skeet shooting. ~~SNIP~~ "He does go to Camp David with some regularity, but I'm not sure how often he’s done that." According to CBS News' Mark Knoller, who keeps statistics on the president's movements, Obama has visited Camp David 29 times, spending a total of 72 days there since taking office.
  • Gold Rush: Lucky Prospector’s $300K Nugget

    01/28/2013 12:49:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 17, 2013 1:29pm | Matthew Rosenbaum
    When an amateur prospector strapped on a metal detector and set out to look for gold he was hoping to get lucky, but he had no idea how lucky he would be. The prospector, who wishes to remain anonymous, was searching for the precious metal just outside of Ballarat, Australia, on Wednesday, when he came across a massive gold nugget weighing in at over 11 pounds. Cordell Kent, the owner of The Mining Exchange Gold Shop in Ballarat, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the find was one of the most significant in his 20 years in the business: “We...
  • Reid Remarks On Common-Sense Immigration Reform

    01/28/2013 12:48:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 1/28/2013 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    I applaud [the bipartisan group of eight] Senators for setting partisanship aside to tackle a crucial issue facing our nation. This is a positive first step.”“I pledge that I will do everything in my power as Majority Leader to get a bill across the finish line.”“With bipartisan support building in both houses of Congress and a President who is eager to solve this problem, there is no reason we should not pass comprehensive immigration reform immediately.”Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about immigration reform. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery.Last...
  • Amnesty Plan Equals 'Unlimited Future Illegal Immigration'

    01/28/2013 12:47:51 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | David Yonkman
    An agreement over sweeping overhaul of immigration law reached by a bipartisan group of leading senators has quickly drawn its critics. The outline of the plan covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. The deal, expected to be announced later this afternoon, has a long wayto go before the thorny details are worked out. But the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation's inefficient patchwork of immigration laws. It is already...
  • Traitor, Not a Whistleblower: John Kiriakou

    01/28/2013 12:46:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-28-13 | Wordsmith
    Last Friday, ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison by federal judge Leonie Brinkema under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. It's the first time that a CIA officer will serve prison time for disclosing classified information to news media. The judge rejected his claims that he acted in the interests of the nation as a whistleblower: A plea deal required the judge to impose a sentence of 2 1/2 years. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said she would have given John Kiriakou much more time if she could. Kiriakou's supporters describe him as a...
  • Jay Carney has never seen a photo of Obama skeet-shooting

    01/28/2013 12:33:15 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-28-2013 | Joel Gerhke
    January 28, 2013 Jay Carney has never seen a photo of Obama skeet-shooting Joel Gerhke President Obama said that he “goes skeet-shooting all the time,” a comment that apparently has the White House press corps a little suspicious. A reporter today asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney how often Obama goes shooting and why hasn’t the press corps heard about this before? Carney simply referred her to Obama’s statement. Is there a photo of the president shooting? “There may be, but I haven’t seen it,” Carney replied. He didn’t mention if he had personally seen Obama go shooting.
  • Bigfoot: Is Mysterious Screech Sasquatch?

    01/28/2013 12:28:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 27, 2013
    He’s the elusive hairy giant of legend, a tabloid hero and news diversion. Now, Bigfoot is back in the headlines. It’s not foot prints, grainy video or sightings. This time it’s audio. A recording that was given to the Oregonian newspaper captured high-pitched shrieks and roars from a swampy area in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, a bigfoot hot spot for decades. People living in the area said they’ve been hearing the strange cries in the night since November.
  • Carbon Use and GDP (Robert Zubrin)

    01/28/2013 12:27:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2013 | Robert Zubrin
    Why are progressives so eager to suppress the things most necessary for economic growth? In his inaugural address on January 21, President Obama invoked great ideals of human dignity, equality, and most especially “progress” to justify his second-term agenda, a cornerstone of which will be a crusade to limit humanity’s use of carbon.In fact, nothing could be more antithetical to the goal of advancing the human condition than restricting carbon consumption. A look at the relationship between living standards and humanity’s carbon utilization over the past 200 years, as shown in Figure 1, below, makes this perfectly clear.Fig. 1 Average...
  • 2013 Freeway sideshow Oakland CA 880

    01/28/2013 12:26:46 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 11 replies
    Video at link