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  • TOWER OF HATE: Racist and sexist slur-filled graffiti covers inside of new WTC

    01/28/2013 5:05:17 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: The soaring symbol of American resilience now bears the markings of lowlifes. The graffiti looms over the 16-acre site in lower Manhattan where more than 2,800 people of all colors and creeds died — victims of an attack directed at the heart of American ideals.
  • America’s Rating as a Free Country Continues to Plummet

    01/28/2013 4:55:53 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://thelibertypaper.org ^ | January 28, 2013
    Freedom can be defined in many ways. However, one of the greatest indicators of freedom and liberty is economic freedom. True free-market capitalism is the basis of individual liberty. However, America is no longer a top 5 contender, and we haven’t been for a years. Actually, America is barely even in the top 10. The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom study reports that America continues to fail. Who took first place in economic freedom in 2012? The answer may surprise you. It was Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s score was an 89.9%, which was a 0.2% increase from 2011. Following Hong...
  • Are You Ready For A Government Mental Health Exam To Purchase A Gun?

    01/28/2013 4:51:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | January 28, 2013 | Shirley Spellerberg
    Beware of any requirement designed to determine your mental health if you have no previous record of mental health problems. Determining one’s mental health to purchase or own a firearm would depend upon your answers to a list of questions formulated by the government. The spiritual and political mindset of those formulating the questions would be strictly subjective. If your answers would be of like-mind, spiritually, socially, and politically with the examiner who formulated the questions, then you would pass. Otherwise, you could be declared ‘unfit’ to own a gun and be ordered to turn over to the government any...
  • Rush Limbaugh calls on Fox to fight ‘amnesty’

    01/28/2013 4:45:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh calls on Fox to fight ‘amnesty’ By: Kevin Cirilli January 28, 2013 04:43 PM EST Rush Limbaugh said Monday that it’s up to him and Fox News to stop amnesty for undocumented immigrants. “I mean, thanks to Obama you have amnesty unless you get convicted of a major felony. So I don’t know that there’s any stopping this. It’s up to me and Fox News, and I don’t think Fox News is that invested in this. I don’t think there’s any Republican opposition to this of any majority consequence or size,” the conservative commentator said on his radio...
  • Iran Launches Monkey Into Space: Reports

    01/28/2013 4:43:23 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 28 replies
    space.com ^ | 28 January 2013 Time: 09:18 AM ET | Megan Gannon, News Editor
    Iranian space officials announced Monday (Jan. 28) that they have successfully launched a live monkey into space, inching closer to the Islamic republic's goal of a manned mission, according to news reports.The space capsule, called Pishgam, which means "pioneer" in Farsi, reportedly returned the monkey alive after a suborbital flight to space and back, according to Iranian news agencies.
  • Are stocks a sucker’s bet?

    01/28/2013 4:35:16 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 35 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/28/2013 | Peter Morici
    With corporate profits at record levels and stocks regaining the ground lost during the financial crisis, Wall Street anxiously anticipates the return of the individual investors to equity markets. It may be a long wait, because the little guy may have concluded stocks are a sucker’s bet. Investors, as opposed to traders, buy stocks in companies whose profits they expect to rise. The conventional wisdom says stock prices will follow profits up, but over the last two business cycles, that simply has not happened. In March 2000, the S&P 500 first closed above 1500. Since corporate profits are up 135...
  • The GOP and the City

    01/28/2013 4:31:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2013 | Edward L. Glaeser
    Conservative policies have greatly benefited urbanites. Why won’t Republicans seek their votes?After the presidential election in November, New York Times exit polls found that Republican candidate Mitt Romney had received only 29 percent of the big-city vote to President Obama’s 69 percent. That gap prompted Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, to conclude that it was “the turnout especially in urban areas” that “gave President Obama the big margin to win this race.” Ryan was right: the GOP has an urban problem. And it’s partly a self-created one. The party, nationally and even locally, has focused on winning suburban and rural...
  • This Could Be The Official Movie Of Obama's Second Term

    01/28/2013 4:27:06 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-28-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Arsonist gets death for Calif. fire that killed 5

    01/28/2013 4:26:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | January 28, 2013 | AP
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — An arsonist was sentenced to death on Monday for killing five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through the hills east of Los Angeles a decade ago. Superior Court Judge Michael Smith had the option of sentencing Rickie Lee Fowler, 31, to the harshest penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • Murdoch apologizes for “offensive” Netanyahu cartoon

    01/28/2013 4:20:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:02pm EST | Tim Castle
    Rupert Murdoch apologized on Monday for a “grotesque” cartoon in his London-based Sunday Times newspaper depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a bloody wall trapping the bodies of Palestinians, after complaints from Jewish groups. The image, which shows Netanyahu holding a trowel dripping blood, was published on Holocaust Memorial Day and carried the caption “Israeli elections. Will cementing peace continue?” The Board of Deputies of British Jews said the cartoon was “shockingly reminiscent of the blood libel imagery more usually found in parts of the virulently anti-Semitic Arab press”. The so-called “blood libel”—accusations that Jewish peoples murder children and...
  • Sideshow stunt shuts down I-880

    01/28/2013 4:09:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Januay 28, 2013 | Will Kane
    <p>A group of sideshow drivers briefly shut down all northbound lanes of Interstate 880 near the Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday afternoon while they burned rubber and did doughnuts.</p> <p>Participants filmed the minutes-long stunt and posted it to YouTube. The videos show at least a half-dozen souped up cars stopping traffic.</p>
  • Lawyers struggle to fight gun seizures in Connecticut

    01/28/2013 4:09:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Connecticut Law Tribune ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jay Stapleton
    As Connecticut lawmakers discuss how already-strict state gun laws might be strengthened in response to the Newtown shootings, some lawyers are expecting a spike in firearms confiscations under an existing law. Connecticut's gun seizure law allows police to take a licensed firearm from someone who is considered a danger to themselves or others and hold it for up to a year. The law was passed in response to the workplace shooting deaths of four people at the Connecticut State Lottery headquarters in 1998. The gunman, Matthew Beck, had a history of suicide attempts. "This law has been used over 300...
  • Petition to Establish Civil Guard of gun owners (aka Militia)

    01/28/2013 4:07:42 PM PST · by njslim · 26 replies
    Be it resolved that any person legally competent to posess firearms shall, by posessing such arms, be obligated to muster under authority of legally elected officers, to recieve training in firearms laws and firearms qualification and basic militia tactics, and shall have assigned duties during times of national or state emergencies, to include invasion by foreign powers, insurrection or natuiral disasters. Such duties shall include, but not be limited to community policing, assisting in evacuationn and other relief actions and securing of basic infrastructure. Such assigned duties shall take into consideration the physical limitations of the member. Persons found mentally...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Should Congress approve comprehensive immigration reform?)

    01/28/2013 4:06:10 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1-28-13 | Fox News
    Should Congress approve comprehensive immigration reform? No -- there's no need for it, and Congress won't get it done anyway Yes, with an emphasis on the pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants who are here Congress should address this through a series of bills, as opposed to one massive package Yes, but any deal must secure the border
  • Krauthammer: We have ‘a Statue of Liberty — it’s not a Statue of Equality’

    01/28/2013 4:04:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Over the weekend, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer spoke at the National Review Institute Summit in Washington, D.C. During a question-and-answer session, he was asked if he thought President Barack Obama would attempt to hand-pick his successor in order to help guide the country down a path to “socialism.” ... Krauthammer said it was less important whether Obama chose his successesor and more crucial what kind of groundwork he would lay for him or her ... Krauthammer urged conservatives to make a case for liberty and its benefits in order to defeat the President’s agenda ...
  • Class Offers to ‘Heal’ Teachers Afflicted with Racism

    01/28/2013 4:03:32 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/25/2013
    The Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association is promoting a series of workshops to help heal teacher’s infected with racism. The “Healing Racism Workshops” provide college credit for educators who enroll in the class. “We have all been assigned a race by America’s pervasive socialization process,” read a flyer promoting the workshop. “This racial conditioning permeates the fabric of our inter-personal and inter-group relations, taking little account of laws and statutes, and reaching deep into the hearts and minds of individuals.” But critics of the class said it smacks of blame and victimization. “Here we go again,” said Kyle Olson, founder of...
  • Can They Be Stopped?

    01/28/2013 4:00:48 PM PST · by scottfactor · 59 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/28/2013 | Gina Miller
    A truly scary and terribly frustrating aspect of the in-your-face communist takeover of Americais the fact that perhaps half (or more) of the American population can’t see it. There are plenty of wide-awake American patriots who are watching in stunned amazement at the blatantly criminal actions of Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his lawless administration. But, there are so many other Americans who are oblivious to it. When regarding the dullness of the masses of disengaged or otherwise ignorant and deceived Americans, I am often reminded of the opening verses of one of the songs on Pink...
  • Muhlbauer faces gun-rights questions in first forum (IA Dem politico who wants gun confiscation)

    01/28/2013 3:56:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Carroll Daily Times Herald ^ | January 28, 2013 | Larry Devine, news editor
    State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer's declaration that he stands firmly behind the U.S. Constitution's gun-rights amendment drew a strong challenge at the Carroll Chamber of Commerce's first legislative forum of the Legislature's 2013 session Saturday morning. Muhlbauer continues to draw heat for comments he made in an interview with the Times Herald soon after the shooting massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December. In that interview, Muhlbauer, D-Manilla, suggested strong gun-control measures, including possible confiscation of particularly high-powered weapons, and received nationwide media attention. At Saturday's forum attended by about 40 people in the New Hope activities building, Muhlbauer...
  • Russia calls in big guns to boost investment (Goldman Sachs)

    01/28/2013 3:54:44 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | Jan 28, 2013 14:19 Moscow Time
    The Russian government says it aims to raise its sovereign credit rating this year to an A, where top countries are rated AAA and the lowest are D, and has called in Goldman Sachs to help improve its image to investors around the world. ... "Russia is an open country, safe, we are part of the global economy and global political processes," Medvedev said.
  • Oregon state senator calls for gun registration, laughs about shooting victim

    01/28/2013 3:40:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 28, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Ginny Burdick, a Democratic state senator from Oregon, called for gun registration while laughing about a shooting victim and insulting gun owners as "Rambos" in a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Twitchy reported. "There’s a real Rambo complex going on here," she said. "You know my favorite one was the guy who after Aurora [Theater massacre] brought his gun to the same theater so he could get the attacker again and he shot himself in the butt," she added, laughing. "And that's a much more likely scenario instead of heading off an intruder." Ironically, the video starts with Burdick...
  • Vatican: Chaldean leaders gather for crucial election of new Patriarch

    01/28/2013 3:39:38 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican News Agency ^ | January 28, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) The ‘delicate historical moment’ that the ancient Chaldean Church of Babylon is experiencing and the need for unity in its leadership were the chief concerns expressed Monday morning as the Patriarchal Synod opened here in Rome. Emer McCarthy reports: Convoked by Pope Benedict XVI, under the Presidency of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, the Synod has the task of electing a new Patriarch, Pater et Caput of the Chaldean Church, to succeed Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly.Comprised of fifteen men, the bishops come mainly from Iraq, ancestral home of the Chaldean Church, but...
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Statement on Immigration Reform Proposal

    01/28/2013 3:39:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding today’s bipartisan immigration reform proposal: I appreciate the good work that senators in both parties have put into trying to fix our broken immigration system. There are some good elements in this proposal, especially increasing the resources and manpower to secure our border and also improving and streamlining legal immigration. However, I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the...
  • He had it his way: Father's funeral stops at Burger King drive-thru

    01/28/2013 3:38:58 PM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2013 | James Nye
    A Pennsylvania man with a life-long passion for fast food got a whopper of a funeral when his procession made one last visit to a drive-thru Burger King. Marking 88-year-old David S. Kime Jr.'s love of the popular restaurant chain, family and friends picked up 40 Whopper Jr. burgers on the way to the cemetery - including one they buried with him. Described by relatives as a man who 'lived by his own rules', his daughter, Linda Phiel said, 'His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.' She added that since his wife, Grace, died 25-years-ago,...
  • France 'totally bankrupt', says labour minister Michel Sapin

    01/28/2013 3:35:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-28-13 | Graham Ruddick
    Michel Sapin made the gaffe in a radio interview, which left French President Francois Hollande battling to undo the potential reputational damage. “There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state,” Mr Sapin said. “That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away from that objective.” The comments came as President Hollande attempts to improve the image of the French economy after pledging to reduce the country’s deficit by cutting spending by €60bn (Ł51.5bn) over the next five years and increasing taxes by €20bn.
  • Nazis Would Be Proud of Sunday Times Racist, Anti-Semitic Israel Cartoon

    01/28/2013 3:33:37 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 29 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Nazis Would Be Proud of Sunday Times Racist, Anti-Semitic Israel Cartoon(photo) The Sunday Times runs Nazi style cartoons attacking Jews. By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- January 28, 2013 … One has to ask The Sunday Times in London just one question. Which Arab state paid you to bash Israel? To take a punch at the Jews? Why would any newspaper in any free democracy take a racist shot at Israel, at every Jew around the world? As over 60,000 civilians are murdered in Syria, as Iran declares its intention to build nuclear weapons for use against the Infidels...
  • Deputies: Man fatally shot after clinging to top of car for 10-miles

    01/28/2013 3:22:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 28 January, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    Nikki Y. McNeil, 33, was trying to leave an Ocala residence Saturday evening when Lamark D. Tucker Sr., 36, her ex-boyfriend -- and father of her three children -- took away both McNeil’s car keys and cell phone, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. McNeil then used spare keys to leave, but as McNeil pulled away, Lamark jumped onto the hood of the car and held on while continually threatening McNeil as she drove nearly ten miles, the release stated. McNeil, deputies said, stopped at least twice asking people for help.
  • UN Asks for Money to Deal with Crisis in Syria

    01/28/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13
    The UN appealed to the international community for money to help the millions of Syrian devastated by the violent civil war engulfing the country. With the goal of raising $1.5 billion, the organization appealed for donations at an aid conference in Kuwait, saying it has raised just 3 percent of that...
  • White House Condemns Wave of Violence in Egypt

    01/28/2013 3:15:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13
    The White House strongly condemned the wave of violence... President Barack Obama called on Egypt's leaders to declare that violence is totally unacceptable. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington welcomed the call of President Mohammed Morsi to hold a national dialogue.
  • The Lesson in the Betrayal of Sarah Palin

    01/28/2013 3:15:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Daily Thought Pad ^ | January 28, 2013 | Ask Marion
    Recently on his radio show Rush Limbaugh discussed an article which stated that there is no respected voice in the national arena articulating Conservatism. Such an advocate for Conservatism is crucial to reversing the direction of America as Obama drives us toward socialism while low-info voters gleefully sing Kumbaya in the backseat. Well excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but we had an extraordinary advocate for Conservatism and look what happened to her. Judas on our side betrayed her – sold her reputation for 30 seconds of fame and favor with the media. Even now, folks on our side...
  • More 3D Printed Magazines (Glock,AK) Coming from Defense Distributed

    01/28/2013 3:13:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    More 3D printed magazines coming. The people at Defense Distributed are hard at work creating files to print out popular magazines in standard capacities of 10, 15, 17, 25, 30, 33, and 40 rounds. At least one of the people working on the DefCad site has already printed a floor-plate and magazine body for a Glock pistol. The early Glock magazines were made of plastic, so they are well suited for this process. We will not know how these designs will hold up until they are actually printed and tested. However, 30 round magazines that were prototyped for the...
  • Why Romney Lost

    01/28/2013 3:13:10 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dr. Charles T. Kenny
    Conservatives instinctively ground all of their ideas and policies in time-tested philosophies of man and of government. Most successful Republican candidates also paint a picture of what they can do and how their ideas are better than their opponents. This is why people evoke the memory of Ronald Reagan so often; because he is the last Republican candidate for president to conduct his campaign explicitly and consistently within this framework. During the presidential campaign, Romney did talk about what he could do and what he would do as president, but he never presented his ideas and policies in the context...
  • Ralph Reed: Americans Back “Common-Sense” Abortion Restrictions

    01/28/2013 3:11:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 28 Jan 2013 03:45 PM | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, told Newsmax TV over the weekend that “when it comes to common-sense restrictions on abortion, the American people are with us.” “When you talk about common-sense restrictions on abortion—parental consent and notification, waiting periods, bans on partial-birth abortion, bans on late-term abortions, women’s right-to-know laws—those are all overwhelmingly popular,” Reed told Newsmax on Saturday at the National Review Summit in Washington. “In fact, about 80 percent of voters who identify themselves as pro-choice oppose abortion in late periods of pregnancy and oppose abortion after the child can survive outside the womb....
  • Whose Welfare?

    01/28/2013 3:11:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children. The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture. Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and...
  • How Israeli Government Officials Fueled A Conspiracy Website Story About Iran

    01/28/2013 3:10:43 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Here's an object lesson that shows just how far some press—and even Israeli government officials—have gone down the rabbit hole on Iran issues by propagating a story reported on a conspiracy website. The dubious tale goes like this:there was a huge explosion at Iran's main nuclear facility at Fordow, near the city ofQom, leaving hundreds of workers trapped in the underground facility. The facility is the source of much trepidation in Israel, where fears of insufficient military capabilities make the nuclear plant impenetrable to Israeli attack. The report came from a completely unreliable character writing for none other than World...
  • Freep a poll! (Is your faith in religion still strong despite abuse incidents?)

    01/28/2013 3:10:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 1-28-13 | LA Daily News
    Is your faith in religion still strong despite abuse incidents? Yes No
  • San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation

    01/28/2013 3:08:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/13 | AWR Hawkins
    San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is fully supportive of the Obama/Feinstein gun grab, and says if lawmakers play it right Americans can be completely disarmed within "a generation." Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it's going to eventually make the country safer." He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets. This is quite a departure from other...
  • Constantinople: 25 Quotes from the Eastern Fathers on the Petrine Ministry

    01/28/2013 3:08:45 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    stpeterslist ^ | January 25, 2013 | HHAMBROSE
    St. Peter is the Prince of the Apostles and our First Pope. SPL has reproduced a portion of a popular article that has been shared on many Catholic sites – though we think it originated with Fisheaters - cataloguing the Eastern Fathers of the Church and their statements on St. Peter and his keys. Below are the historical comments of those who served Holy Mother Church in Constantinople. Many of the quotes focus on St. Peter as the Prince of the Apostles and the Keys of the Kingdom given to him by Christ Our Lord. Those unfamiliar with the...
  • Egyptian Protesers Defy Morsi's Imposed Curfew

    01/28/2013 3:06:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13
    Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez Monday night, defying Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's imposed curfew as part of the state of emergency he declared... The anti-government crowds chanted "Down with Mohamed Morsi, down with the state of emergency."
  • The Sino–Japanese Standoff - Japan and China inch toward war — but how close are they?

    01/28/2013 3:06:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2013 | Michael Auslin
    It’s been easy of late to get hyperbolic about the chance of conflict in East Asia. China appears to be the first serious military challenger America has had since the Soviet Union, and it is clearly beginning to throw its weight around in the waters of Asia. Especially raising tensions in the region is a passel of territorial disputes over islets that has pitted China against countries in southeast and northeast Asia and put Japan at odds with all its major neighbors. But the one key disagreement is between Japan and China in the East China Sea. There, an...
  • Satire: Avid skeet shooter Barack Obama reveals his favorite clay pigeon recipe...

    01/28/2013 3:04:13 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 9 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Me: So, Mr. President you shoot skeet. Do you eat them afterwards? BO: Why yes. There is nothing more satisfying than killing and dressing your on inanimate object for dinner. My favorite recipe for clay pigeons is Braised Pigeons in Chocolate Sauce . Me: Is there a secret to preparation? BO: I like to soak them overnight in salt water and boil them for a long time to make them tender. Me: Does the rest of the family eat them? BO: Michelle loves them. She says they are good for her hips. Me: What about the girls? BO: Well. they...
  • Iran Denies Reports of Explosion at Underground Nuclear Facility

    01/28/2013 3:03:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Iran has denied reports that surfaced over the weekend about an explosion at its at its underground Fordow nuclear plant. According to a report in the Iranian IRNA news agency, the deputy head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Seyyed Shamseddin Barbroudi, said on Sunday that that there has been no explosion whatsoever in the Fordow nuclear facility. The chairman of the Iranian parliament’s Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said that the reports of the blast were nothing but “Western-made propaganda,” according to IRNA. On Friday, the American WND website reported that an explosion had occurred...
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Groundbreaking Drawings of the Unborn

    01/28/2013 2:59:58 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    First Things ^ | January 28, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz
    Between 15010 and 1512, Leonardo da Vinci drew the human fetus with startling and unprecedented accuracy.According to Arizona State Univeristy’s Embryo Project Encyclopedia, Leonardo is regarded as “the very first in history to correctly depict the human fetus in its proper position within the womb. He was also the first to expertly draw the uterine artery and the vascular system of the cervix and vagina.”Scientific advances, beginning with Leonardo and culminating in the ultrasound, have played no small part in helping us recognize the fetus’ human face. These chalk and ink images, then, should be seen as a minor milestone...
  • Grandmother gets 50 years in fatal stabbing she claims to not recall (Chicago)

    01/28/2013 2:53:08 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 28, 2013 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A South Side grandmother was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for murdering her next-door neighbor in frenzied stabbing she said she doesn’t remember. Phyllis Hart Carpenter attacked Benjamin Cole in the most “brutal and violent” manner by slashing him 59 times, Cook County Judge Arthur Hill said. And even if Cole, 60, had tried to sexually assault her in his apartment as Carpenter claims, “How many stab wounds [does she need] to defend herself? When does that cross the line to rage and revenge?” the judge asked. Assistant public defenders Julie Koehler and Sandra Parris argued during Carpenter’s...
  • Why Not to Go to Law School

    01/28/2013 2:51:47 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 12 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | January 28, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Is a college degree really worth the expense? A recent study, authored by Richard Vedder, Jonathan Robe, and Christopher Denhart, “used employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate that the number of college graduates is growing at a rate disproportionate to the number of jobs requiring a college degree,” reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. “They question whether America spends too much on higher education, and ask whether society can afford to subsidize higher education for graduates who end up in jobs they could have landed without going to college.” “The study, from the Center for...
  • Grief grips neighborhood

    01/28/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 26, 2013 | Ana Ley
    A day after watching a 6-year-old neighborhood boy fly through the air when he was fatally struck by a teenage driver suspected of being intoxicated, Jane Withers refused to leave the spot where the boy's mother tried in vain to save him. Overcome by the magnitude of the tragedy that left Brandon Abrams' family grieving and a 17-year-old jailed on intoxication manslaughter charges, Withers helped set up a makeshift memorial soon after the incident at 6 p.m. Thursday in her Northwest Side neighborhood. Brandon was waiting on the sidewalk for an ice cream truck when he was struck. According to...
  • Bloomberg: ‘Look at the [butt] on Her’

    01/28/2013 2:44:43 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 28, 2013
    Cue the angry feminist rants against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has stolen the show by stealing glances at a woman’s bum in New York magazine’s latest cover story on Christine Quinn, a leading candidate for Bloomie’s position when he leaves office. Writer Jonathan Van Meter paints a picture of Quinn as an ambitious lesbian Democratic city councilwoman in stark contrast to the billionaire, who ignored a compliment about his work on gun control to admire a woman’s derriere at a recent Christmas party.
  • Hands Off New Mexico’s Abortion Rights Laws

    01/28/2013 2:41:23 PM PST · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    It’s curious how often the people who are against the government laying a hand on their guns are the same people who want the government to put its hands all over our lady parts. New Mexico appears to have mostly bucked this odd incongruity, maintaining its wild West gun-loving ways while staying relatively relaxed on abortion and birth control issues. Recently, for instance, the national SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective rated New Mexico No. 1 in the nation for providing equal access to sexual and reproductive health services. But as the Legislature rolls along, two female lawmakers are...
  • There Is No Such Thing As A Free Breast Pump

    01/28/2013 2:38:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    How do you make purchasing decisions when you don’t have to worry about money: indeed, when money doesn’t enter into it at all? That’s what’s happening now in the market for breast milk pumps now that health insurance companies are required to cover them for new mothers. Stores can’t keep them on the shelves: basic models, fancy models, all kinds of breast pumps. Even mothers who already own pumps are getting new ones covered by insurance because hey, they’re free. The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare, if you insist) requires insurers to pay for the pumps because of evidence that...
  • STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON THE BIPARTISAN FRAMEWORK FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

    01/28/2013 2:34:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Senator John McCain ^ | January 28, 2013 | Senator John McCain
    Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today delivered the following statement on the bipartisan framework for comprehensive immigration reform released today with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ):  “The introduction of these principles is the first step in what will be a very difficult, but achievable, reform to our immigration system.  “No one here needs reminding that the last major attempt at immigration reform was over six years ago. Now we will again attempt to commit the remaining resources needed to secure the border, modernize and streamline...
  • Is Sarah Palin Building A Catholic Support Base For a 2016 Run?

    01/28/2013 2:31:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Palin4President 2016 ^ | January 26, 2013 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    McCain Suggest A Pro-Life Catholic Could Have Won In 2012 Update; "The Catholic Bandita" AT THIS LINK headlines "best wishes to Sarah Palin as she leaves Fox news". An interesting take as full support to Sarah is given as a person but not politically because of her endorsement of Rand Paul in his senate race. I would be confident the political support would return if Sarah ran though. *************************************************************** Original post; If Sarah Palin's latest Tweets and the announcement of her next speaking engagement are examined it is very clear that the religious aspect of her focus has, at least...