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  • U.S. military spy drone can see what type of phone you're carrying from 17,500ft

    01/28/2013 10:12:04 PM PST · by expat1000 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 January 2013 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    A sinister airborne surveillance camera gives the U.S. military the ability to track movements in an entire city like a real-time Google Street View. The ARGUS-IS array can be mounted on unmanned drones to capture an area of 15 sq/miles in an incredible 1,800MP - that's 225 times more sensitive than an iPhone camera. From 17,500ft the remarkable surveillance system can capture objects as small as 6in on the ground and allows commanders to track movements across an entire battlefield in real time.
  • Obama to Fly Over 9 Hours Just for Speech on Immigration. Cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.

    01/28/2013 10:05:46 PM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies
    .weeklystandard. ^ | JAN 28, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million. Obama has no other public events scheduled in Las Vegas but his immigration speech. "In the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Las Vegas, Nevada. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at McCarran International Airport...
  • Texas woman’s execution first in US since 2010

    01/28/2013 10:03:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2013 4:14 PM EST | Michael Graczyk
    A Texas woman convicted of the gruesome slaying and robbery of her neighbor, a retired 71-year-old college psychology professor, is set to be the first woman put to death in the United States since 2010. A Dallas County jury already found former nursing home therapist Kimberly McCarthy guilty of the 1997 killing when evidence at the punishment phase of her trial tied her to two similar murders a decade earlier.“Once the jury heard about those other two, we were certainly in a deep hole,” recalled McCarthy’s lead trial attorney, Doug Parks. Jurors decided McCarthy should die. Her execution, set for...
  • Boxer Florentino Fernandez dies at 76

    01/28/2013 9:59:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 28, 2013 | Santos A. Perez
    Florentino Fernandez, whose entertaining brawling style helped him become one of the top middleweight contenders and popular local fighters of the 1960s, died of a heart attack Monday morning in Miami, his son, Florentino Jr., said. Fernandez was 76.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-29-13

    01/28/2013 9:58:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-29-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 29, 2013 Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 10:1-10 Brothers and sisters:Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of them, it can never make perfect those who come to worship by the same sacrifices that they offer continually each year.Otherwise, would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, once cleansed, would no longer have had any consciousness of sins?But in those sacrifices there is only a yearly remembrance of sins, for it is impossible that the blood...
  • "Cleavage Appreciation Day" Is a Thing. Who Knew?

    01/28/2013 9:52:50 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Jan. 25 2013 | Joe Eskenazi
    Your humble narrator has just been informed that today is "Cleavage Appreciation Day" -- which, we assumed prior to this notification, was simply any day ending in a "y." We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto.
  • Why Republicans Should Welcome Chuck Hagel To The Pentagon's Top Job

    01/28/2013 9:48:57 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 7 2013 | Loren Thompson
    Politics is said to make strange bedfellows, but the opposition of some Republicans to Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense is downright surreal. The former two-term Republican Senator from Nebraska is President Obama’s choice to run the Pentagon for the next four years. Over the next several weeks you’ll be hearing arguments from the likes of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and other prominent Republicans that Hagel doesn’t measure up to conservative standards for serving as the nation’s top military official. However, the more you scrutinize Hagel’s resume, the more you have to wonder whether anyone could meet those standards...
  • ICE raids at Galleria and The Woodlands Mall nab 13 Israeli citizens

    01/28/2013 9:43:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/28/13 | James Pinkerton
    More than a dozen Israeli citizens are facing immigration charges for overstaying their visas after federal agents arrested them working at kiosks in the Galleria and The Woodlands Mall. Shortly before the two malls closed late Wednesday night, federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations arrested 13 Israeli citizens along with an immigrant from Moldova. They were detained on administrative charges of remaining in the U.S. beyond the expiration date of their tourist and student visas, confirmed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Greg Palmore. The eight women and six men detained Treasury approved big
  • Sessions: Comprehensive Reform Won’t Pass As Long As Admin Defies Existing Immigration Law

    01/28/2013 9:39:50 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    WTVY ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Jeff Sessions
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and former Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the new push for comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty: “Americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration. They have pleaded with Congress to end the mass illegality for decades to little avail. All the while, millions have been added to the total of those illegally here. It’s time to fix that broken system. Now we are told that the Obama Administration and members of Congress say they have a plan that they promise will do the job....
  • QUESTION: Book Mentioned on David Barton's Heritage Series

    01/28/2013 9:35:35 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 4 replies
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    I'm trying to find a school textbook about government mentioned on the American History Series show Jan 27, 2013 by Davide Barton. I believe he said it was the first textbook published for the State of Connecticut around the 1850s. He also said all of the thirteen states used it, and many states used it up until around the 1960s. I can't remember the title, but it was a tiny book with just four items: 1. The Declaration of Independence 2. The Constitution of the United States 3. George Washington's Farewell Address 4. [I can't remember] It ended with...
  • VANITY POST: Facebook Traffic Surges With Martial Law Refs

    01/28/2013 9:20:19 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 49 replies
    facebook | 1/28/2013 | n/a
    A relative called and told me that the number of references on Facebook concerning Martial Law just went up substantially. The references are to Martial Law training for local LEs by Homeland Security, and the people making the comments are LEOs themselves. They're expressing concern. I saw the article here on FR earlier today concerning a training activity last night over downtown Miami. This is not normal and seems to be part of the Feds efforts to solicit, I believe, a negative response from a specific sector of the general public. There is a lot of political activity going on...
  • State stops sale of cheap milk

    01/28/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Advocate ^ | January 25, 2013 | MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
    For Lafayette stockbroker Kenneth Daigle, buying a gallon of milk is no longer the bargain it used to be on Tuesdays at Fresh Market. The upscale supermarket chain yanked milk from its $2.99 once-a-week promotion after a state auditor objected to the low price. A gallon of whole milk was priced at $5.69 Thursday at the Fresh Market in Perkins Rowe. State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said Fresh Market violated state regulations by selling milk below cost as part of a promotion. The supermarket routinely sells a gallon of skim, 1 percent, 2 percent or whole milk for...
  • Possible Compromise On Immigration Reform Takes Shape [12M Illegals Immediate Amnesty!]

    01/28/2013 9:11:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dana Bash and Tom Cohen
    Possible Compromise On Immigration Reform Takes Shape By Dana Bash and Tom Cohen, CNN January 28, 2013 Washington (CNN) -- Millions of undocumented immigrants would get immediate but provisional status to live and work in America under a compromise plan proposed Monday by a bipartisan group of eight senators. While temporarily removing legal uncertainty for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants, the senators' outline also called for strengthening border controls, improved monitoring of visitors and cracking down on hiring undocumented workers. Only after those steps occurred could the undocumented immigrants already in the country begin the process of getting permanent...
  • RT's Keiser Report Says Geithner Peddled Inside Info In 2007

    01/28/2013 9:10:22 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 1-26-2013 | Max Keiser
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  • U.S. Weighs Base for Spy Drones in North Africa

    01/28/2013 9:08:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2013 | ERIC SCHMITT
    The United States military is preparing to establish a drone base in northwest Africa so that it can increase surveillance missions on the local affiliate of Al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups that American and other Western officials say pose a growing menace to the region. For now, officials say they envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones from the base, though they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some point if the threat worsens. If the base is approved, the most likely location for it would be in Niger, a largely desert nation on the eastern border...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Thread Mon. Jan. 28 (9-10 PM PT)

    01/28/2013 9:05:31 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 3 replies
    Agenda21Radio.com ^ | 1/28/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.comCall in questions and comments at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail... Paul Preston at paul@edtalkradio.com Chriss@chrissstreetandcompany.com http://www.mysytv.net/kmyclive.html
  • Three arrested in Oompa Loompa attack

    01/28/2013 8:56:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | January 28, 2013
    NORWICH, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- British police said they have arrested a trio of suspects in an assault involving four attackers, two of whom were dressed as Oompa Loompas. Norwich police said the three suspects, two men in their late teens and one in his early 20s, were arrested Saturday on charges of grievous bodily harm, the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press reported Monday.
  • Scarborough: Palin represented a time in politics that is passing us very quickly

    01/28/2013 8:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    MSNBC's Morning Joe ^ | January 28, 2013 | Drew Katchen
    Former Republican star and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and FOX news ended their partnership on Friday after three years, a source close to Palin told the Real Clear Politics Web site, the Morning Joe panel discussed Palin’s exit on Monday morning. “Sarah Palin represented a time and place in American politics and not 2008 so much as 2010. And that time is passing us very quickly. Party leaders are finally understanding that,” Joe Scarborough told the panel. Palin last appeared on Fox on December 19, 2012 when she spoke with the channel’s Greta Van Susteren about Benghazi and the two...
  • Mopping up oil spills with marshmallows (flexible aerogels)

    01/28/2013 8:46:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 22 January 2013 | James Urquhart
    Japanese researchers have developed a marshmallow-like material that can mop up hydrocarbons like a sponge and can then be wrung out.1 The work could one day lead to a cheap and simple solution for cleaning up large oil spills such as one that decimated the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Although similar materials have been made before, they have had shortcomings for large-scale clean-up operations including a lack of hydrophobicity, difficult or expensive production methods and an inability to be reused. Now, researchers at Kyoto University have made marshmallow-like macroporous gels that are free from all of these drawbacks.The...
  • BarackObama.com's Organizing For Action Is Looking For Volunteer Lobyists (Video)

    01/28/2013 8:43:02 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    BO.com YouTube ^ | 1-9-2013 | BO
    All For One! And One For All! Jon Carson (JC), Deputy Director and Czar to the President, is looking for grass roots people to come up with a 2013 lobbying plan for Washington that includes immigration reform, gun control and a balanced budget.
  • Breaking: NM Gun Control Measure Stalls on 8-8 Vote (House Judiciary committee)

    01/28/2013 8:37:56 PM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7:46 pm, January 28, 2013 | Dan Boyd
    After nearly five hours of heated testimony and debate, a measure that would have required mandatory background checks for firearm purchases from gun shows or private vendors failed to advance in the New Mexico’s House of Representatives. However, the 8-8 vote in the House Judiciary Committee means the legislation, sponsored by Rep. Miguel P. Garcia, D-Albuquerque, could be brought back up for additional discussion. One Democratic legislator, Rep. Eliseo Alcon, D-Milan, joined with the committee’s Republican members in voting against the legislation. The other Democratic committee members voted in favor it.
  • Polish parliament narrowly defeats civil unions bills

    01/28/2013 8:34:20 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 01/28/2013 | HILARY WHITE
    In a close vote, Poland’s lower house of parliament (Sejm) has rejected legislation to create same-sex civil partnerships. The Civil Platform bill, supported by Prime Minister Donald Tusk and brought forward by the ruling Civic Platform party, was rejected in the first sitting by 228 to 211. Two other bills that would have recognized same-sex unions, which were brought forward by homosexual MP Robert Biedron of the Palikot Movement party, were also rejected by solid majorities. Conservatives rejected the bills as an attack on the family and the traditional identification of marriage with procreation. The government’s bill was also opposed...
  • Churches and mausoleums destroyed by rebels as religious tensions mount in Syria

    01/28/2013 8:26:39 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    France 24 ^ | 28/01/2013
    Syrian rebel groups have been accused of destroying religious sites in the north of the country over the past few months - incidents which have sparked concern for various religious denominations caught up in the Syrian conflict. Shiite and Christian Observers describe the fear in which they live. Two churches were stormed and ransacked in the villages of Ghasaniyeh and Jdeideh (in the region of Lattakia) in November and December 2012, according to Human Rights Watch. According to statements from witnesses, the attacks happened after the villages fell into the hands of the rebel Free Syrian Army.In Zarzour, a village...
  • Across the United States people remain stubbornly divided over Roe v Wade.

    01/28/2013 8:18:49 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    Canberra.Times.com.au ^ | January 28, 2013 | Rupert Cornwell
    Roe v Wade? No it's not, as Bob Hope memorably quipped about Dan Quayle a choice between two ways of crossing a river. It is the landmark ruling of the United States Supreme Court exactly 40 years ago that legalised abortion, a decision the court based on the constitutional promise of a citizen's right to privacy. And as anyone with the remotest interest in American politics will also be aware, the issue is today more divisive than ever. On Friday, thousands of abortion opponents braved Washington's icy weather to take part in a March of Life on the Mall, to...
  • It is time. My opus

    01/28/2013 8:10:56 PM PST · by Melas · 542 replies
    Self | 1-28-2013 | melas
    While the title says it all, I thought a goodbye was in order. While I've been a FReeper for well over a decade, I must declare that it is time to part ways. While I have the greatest respect for a great many of you, the days where I can in good conscience remain silent about the issues that set me apart from the rest of FReeperdom have past. For clarity, or perhaps catharsis, I'm not entirely certain which, I'll lay them out on the table an call the ZOT™ down upon myself. The racism: I just can't handle it...
  • A Brief Treatise on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit [Ecumenical]

    01/28/2013 8:10:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 27, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Treatise on the Fruits of the Holy SpiritBy: Msgr. Charles Pope There was a wonderful excursus on the Church as the Body of Christ in the Sunday readings. Would that we might better appreciate the diversity of gifts in the Church today instead of being fearful or dismissive of gifts that we appreciate less. As a pastor, I have come to appreciate that people find their way to God in many and diverse ways and that when the Church permits diversity we ought respectfully rejoice in even in the ways we do not personally prefer.I want to...
  • Wait Until You Hear the Clever Way Private Gun Buyers Invaded a Gun Buyback Program in Seattle

    01/28/2013 8:02:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The Seattle Police Department held its first gun buyback event since the 1990s this weekend, offering people gift cards for their firearms. However, dozens of private buyers showed up in an effort to acquire the guns using the so-called gun show loophole, which allows guns to be sold without a background check. Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning to give their rifles and shotguns as well as semi-automatic rifles to police in exchange for gift cards worth $100 and $200 respectively, KING 5 reports. The police planned to destroy the guns and use them as rebar in local construction...
  • Wait Until You Hear the Clever Way Private Gun Buyers Invaded a Gun Buyback Program in Seattle

    01/28/2013 8:02:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The Seattle Police Department held its first gun buyback event since the 1990s this weekend, offering people gift cards for their firearms. However, dozens of private buyers showed up in an effort to acquire the guns using the so-called gun show loophole, which allows guns to be sold without a background check. Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning to give their rifles and shotguns as well as semi-automatic rifles to police in exchange for gift cards worth $100 and $200 respectively, KING 5 reports. The police planned to destroy the guns and use them as rebar in local construction...
  • Bipartisan Plan Faces Resistance in G.O.P.

    01/28/2013 7:51:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    NYTimes ^ | January 28, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Bipartisan Plan Faces Resistance in G.O.P. MICHAEL D. SHEAR January 28, 2013 GREENVILLE, S.C. — At Tommy’s Country Ham House, a popular spot downtown for politics and comfort food, not much has changed since 2007, the last time conservatives here made it crystal clear to politicians how they felt about what they see as amnesty for people who entered the country illegally. “What we need to do is put them on a bus,” said Ken Sowell, 63, a lawyer from Greenville, as he ate lunch recently at the diner. “We need to enforce the border. If they want to apply...
  • Workers ordered to remove racist, sexist slurs scrawled all over new World Trade Center bathrooms

    01/28/2013 7:48:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013, 8:30 PM | Vera Chinese and Corky Siemaszko
    One World Trade Center is getting its mouth washed out with soap. A day after the Daily News exposed the racist and sexist graffiti inside a building that’s supposed to symbolize national unity, workers were ordered to clean the mess and paint over the filth. Meanwhile, Port Authority police launched an investigation—and dispatched officers with cameras to the men’s rooms Monday to take pictures of the heinous scrawls. They’ll hit the ladies’ rooms in the still-under-construction building on Tuesday. …
  • They Voted for Hitler in Austria (and He Put In Gun Controls) (Eyewitness testimony)

    01/28/2013 7:46:22 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 18 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Kitty Werthmann
    They Voted for Hitler in Austria (and He Put In Gun Controls) by Kitty Werthmann What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force. In 1938, Austria was in deep...
  • California Residents, Businesses Leaving State to Avoid High Taxes

    01/28/2013 7:42:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TaxLawHome.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Mark Johnston
    As the results of a new state income tax in California, a number of high-income earning individuals and small businesses are considering leaving the state. In November, California residents voted to pass Proposition 30 into law. The law increase state income tax rates for the highest income earners. With the new law in effect, the highest earners—those making more than $250,000 per year—now pay state income tax of 13.3 percent. While the increase in tax is expected to net California an additional $6 billion in revenue annually, the high-income earners affected by the change are not happy about it. …...
  • Rand Paul Will Propose Ban On Sending F-16s To Egypt

    01/28/2013 7:41:37 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Rebecca Berg
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul told an off-the-record meeting of conservative donors and powerbrokers Monday that he plans to file a bill that would ban sending F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. "The crowed loved it," a source told BuzzFeed. Last year, Lockheed Martin delivered 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt as part of $1.3 billion in military aid from the U.S. government, The New York Times reported. Paul has expressed concern for the practice in the past — but his remarks via Skype to the so-called "Monday Meeting" in New York City showed even firmer support by the Kentucky senator...
  • Business world bracing for flood of new regulations from Obama

    01/28/2013 7:39:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The Hill has bad news for businessmen as the second term of Barack Obama begins, and … more bad news. First, businesses foresee a flood of regulations as Obama uses the executive branch to push an agenda that has no chance of getting through Congress: President Obama has begun to wield the power of the executive to press forward with a second-term agenda that delights the left and terrifies the right.When he said "we must act" in his inaugural address last week, liberals cheered him on, and conservatives saw that the electoral earthquake of November is likely to be followed...
  • Trending on Twitter: #ObamaWarFilms

    01/28/2013 7:39:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/28/13 | Tweets
    The cuts in the military are beginning to hit home. So, the hashtag that is trending now is "#ObamaWarFilms". Here are some of what is being posted... Zero Dark Thirty And The Following Seven And A Half Hours That I Abandoned American Citizens. #Bengahzi #ObamaWarFilms MooChelle's Hypocritical Battle Of The Bulge” Forget the Alamo! Blame Silent Blame Deep The Good, the Obama and the Ugly. Missing in Action You Didn't Build That Bridge Over The River Kwai Red Dawn remake... Communists win A Stimulus Too Far The Hawaiian Candidate Ice Station Mom Jeans "Full Metal Forehead" Starring Joe Biden Overseas...
  • Gun Control's Potemkin Village

    01/28/2013 7:37:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Steve Chapman
    Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback. One thing hasn't changed: The agenda includes mostly measures that will have little or no effect on the problems they are supposed to address. They are Potemkin remedies—presentable facades with empty space behind them. This is something that supporters as well as opponents labor to conceal. Treating them as serious allows them both to posture for their...
  • Social Security Disability Program May Hit Shortfalls by 2016

    01/28/2013 7:35:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 01/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Social Security will eventually hit the wall, but Social Security Disability Insurance may hit the wall even before Obama heads off to a permanent vacation on the many golf courses of Hawaii or rewrites the Living Constitution to become Emperor of Post-America. Over the long term, Social Security and Medicare have promised tens of trillions of dollars more in benefits than the nation can pay for under current policies. But Social SecurityÂ’s disability trust fund is in even worse shape, and current estimates say by 2016 it wonÂ’t have enough money to pay full benefits.The fiscal security of the disability...
  • Russia Bolshoi Ballet acid victim: I forgive my attacker

    01/28/2013 7:31:04 PM PST · by Altariel · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Steve Gutterman, Reuters
    MOSCOW -- The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet says he has forgiven the attacker who splashed acid in his face and has pledged to return to the stage.His head shaven and a bandage around his neck, Sergei Filin told a Russian television station from his hospital room that he was determined to return to work despite his injuries. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Filin, 42, suffered severe burns during the attack on his way home from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow late on Jan. 18. Doctors have performed two operations on each...
  • White House Petition - Obama to interview with Bill O'Reilly

    01/28/2013 7:24:46 PM PST · by Heff · 11 replies
    Just having fun here.... but I need to get to 150 signatures to get this to the public side.
  • Former SEIU union local president convicted of embezzlement ( Unions are Corporations)

    01/28/2013 7:23:58 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan 28 2013
    The former president of California’s largest union local was found guilty by a federal jury in Los Angeles on Monday of stealing from the low-wage workers he represented. Tyrone Freeman, who led Local 6434 of the Service Employees International Union, was convicted on 14 criminal counts, including embezzlement of union funds, violating tax laws and mail fraud. As president of SEIU Local 6434 -- the second-largest SEIU chapter in the nation -- Freeman, 43, represented 160,000 low-wage healthcare workers who cared for the elderly and people with disabilities. He also represented 30,000 workers as president of the California United Homecare...
  • High Taxes Cripple Hawaii’s Economic Growth

    01/28/2013 7:23:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Monday, January 28th, 2013 | Lowell Kalapa
    In kicking the proverbial can down the road, Congressional leaders acquiesced to the demand that wealthier Americans pay higher taxes. The higher taxes came in the form of a higher maximum tax rate on those individuals making more than $400,000 and the loss of the favorable tax treatment accorded dividend and capital gains income. Such a strategy pandered to the majority of Americans who don’t believe they are “rich,” but fall into the great “middle class” which the politicians claimed they were protecting. In the meantime, those very politicians have deferred dealing with the real issue that is out of...
  • The Problem Is Not Gun Laws': Watch the Emotional Speech by a Sandy Hook Victim’s Dad That Got a

    01/28/2013 7:21:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/28/13 | 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. Mark Mattioli, whose six-year-old son James perished inside of the school, testified that a plethora of new gun laws isn’t the answer and that, instead, personal responsibility, accountability and civility are the...
  • More Immigration "Reform?"

    01/28/2013 7:20:34 PM PST · by zerosix · 6 replies
    U. S. Congress ^ | January 28, 2012/November 6, 1986 | Self
    When liberals of either stripe whine about the "necessity of reforming our laws regarding immigration" please direct them to the above-captioned Act passed and signed into law in 1986.It's time to put the onus on their backs and toss questions right back at them as President Reagan and the conservatives in the U.S. were "assured" that we would never again need to legalize those in our country illegally!
  • Aviano based F-16 crashes in Adriatic [USAF, 31st FW]

    01/28/2013 7:18:56 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 11 replies
    F-16.net ^ | 1/28/2013 | Asif Shamim
    Italian newswires are reporting a USAFE F-16 has crashed into the Adriatic. The status of the pilot is currently unknown. Early reports which have yet to be confirmed indicate the F-16 was part of formation of jets when it crashed. Search and Rescue is currently underway to recover the pilot. The plane lost contact with the control tower at about 1900 GMT and the Italian coast guard has also joined in the search in the Adriatic Sea, where the jet is presumed to have gone down.
  • Army training exercise happening on Houston's south side

    01/28/2013 7:18:43 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 83 replies
    ABC13 Houston ^ | 1-28-13 | Staff
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appears there's a massive SWAT scene happening. People have been calling police, as well as our newsroom, saying they're hearing gunshots in the area of Scott and Airport. It turns out, the Army says, it's a multi-agency training drill. They're doing it at the old Carnegie High School.
  • The Cristero War (North American troops fire on their own citizens)

    01/28/2013 7:12:18 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 9 replies
    wikipedia ^ | current | Unknown
    Mexico’s Cristero War (1926-29) was a grassroots rebellion against the administration of Plucarto Elias Calles, who provoked the Catholic community by arresting priests and forcing the closure of all churches with military force. He sought to restrict – if not eliminate – Catholicism from the country. Excerpt...
  • Will Huma Mahmood Abedin loose her security clearence?

    01/28/2013 7:12:18 PM PST · by WellyP · 10 replies
    WellyP | 28 Jan. 2013 | WellyP
    Will Huma Adedin lose her security clearence as soon as Hillary steps down from SOS? Huma Mahmood Abedin (born 1976) is an American deputy chief of staff and aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Ties to Muslim Brotherhood: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/312211/huma-abedin-s-muslim-brotherhood-ties-andrew-c-mccarthy#
  • How should I sell an old pick-up?

    01/28/2013 7:03:40 PM PST · by McGarrett · 43 replies
    01/28/2013 | Mcgarrett
    I have a pair of old 50's era Dodge pick-ups that have been sitting in the woods since the 1960's. Is it worth my while to try to sell them to someone who restores old vehicles, or just sell them to the junk yard?
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    01/28/2013 7:00:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 4 March, 3012 | Richard Nance
    As McIntyre and Dellairo continued to batter Williams and Ramos, Williams broke free and ran to his bedroom, where he armed himself with a .22-caliber handgun equipped with a laser sight. Williams shot McIntyre in the leg then followed him, Dellairo, and the female out of the apartment. While outside the apartment, Dellairo lunged at Williams with a knife. In response, Williams “fired off a couple surprised rounds,” which struck Dellairo’s hip. As the three fled, they entered a vehicle, possibly with a second female. Williams fired two rounds that impacted the vehicle’s trunk in an effort to aid police...
  • Report: Athletes Fleeing California Due to High Taxes

    01/28/2013 6:55:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/13 | Tony Lee
    The mainstream media bullied professional golfer Phil Mickelson into apologizing for criticizing California's high taxes and threatening to leave the state because of California's high income tax rate. But California's high taxes have been forcing many athletes--including those far from the limelight and who have not made as much money as Mickelson--to leave the state for fiscal reasons. Tiger Woods said he left California because of high taxes in 1996. According to the Wall Street Journal, Woods' net savings over those 16 years come to about $100 million. Mickelson, meanwhile, earned nearly $60.7 million last year. After Proposition 30, Mickelson...