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  • A coach's commitment, a player's promise (heartwarming story)

    01/29/2013 4:03:44 PM PST · by llevrok · 3 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/29/2013 | Jayson Jenks
    Derek Brown quietly walked into Auburn Riverside's gym last summer preceded by a swirl of hype. Friends and basketball players who knew Derek had slipped first-year Riverside coach Jason Brown reports on the high school team's new transfer. He attacks the basket like a madman. He can shoot. He's going to take somebody's spot. "Of course," Jason says now, "you always have to take that with a grain of salt." Jason had yet to see the mysterious transfer who spent much of the previous year on Beamer's bench. All he knew was hearsay: Derek could play and his mom died...
  • Cruz to Rahm: Donít mess with Texas

    01/29/2013 3:58:01 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has a message for firearms manufacturers and banks under attack from Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Texas welcomes you. Cruz pilloried Emanuelís gun-control efforts and invited executives to consider the warmer, friendlier climes of the Lone Star State in a Tuesday letter to the CEOs of Bank of America, TD Bank, Sturm & Ruger, and Smith & Wesson.
  • Layoffs at Kapolei Golf Club - Whatever will King Obama do?

    01/29/2013 3:54:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    khon ^ | 1/28/2013
    The Kapolei Golf Club laid off 14 out of 110 employed at the course recently. The employees were from various departments. "After careful consideration and full review of operations, we had to make the difficult decision of reducing our staff at Kapolei Golf Club," said Micah Kane, chief operating officer of Pacific Links Hawaii, in a statement. "This shift enables Pacific Links Hawai'i to operate at optimal efficiency and better provide the high quality of service that our customers have come to expect and solidify the future of our remaining employees. We do not anticipate any further staff cuts." Other...
  • First lawsuit filed in N.Y.S. against new gun laws.

    01/29/2013 3:47:01 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    NYSRPA ^ | 01/29/2013 | NYSRPA
    http://www.nysrpa.org/files/SAFENoticeOfClaim.pdf Here is is - filed today.
  • Scouts Consider Breaking Camp with Tradition

    01/29/2013 3:46:14 PM PST · by fwdude · 45 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 29, 2013 | Family Research Council
    January 29, 2013 - Tuesday For 103 years, the mission of the Boy Scouts has been "to prepare young people to make ethical choices." Unfortunately, the organization's leadership seems less inclined to make those same choices themselves, as rumors swirl that the Board is on the verge of reversing its longtime policy on homosexuality. To most parents, the news that the Scouts were even considering a change is a shock. After all, it was just seven months ago that the same spokesman told reporters that, after a two-year review, a special committee had unanimously recommended keeping the ban. "The vast...
  • Chuck Hagelís colleague: So many Jews, so much disloyalty

    01/29/2013 3:40:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    As I have noted a couple times, Chuck Hagel has served as chairman for the Atlantic Council. His vice chairman is Chas Freeman. In a speech in Moscow on December, Freeman took to decrying the ďfifth columnĒ of disinformation agents in the United States who act on Israelís behalf. Aside from the fact that Jews in particular have been branded for hundreds and hundreds of years as disloyal to their countries, the speech is a shocking diatribe that builds on the notion that behind any pro-Israel journalism is a ďfifth columnĒ of Jews. A reader asks whether Freeman was actually...
  • Fantasy racing.

    01/29/2013 3:39:35 PM PST · by 4kids dad · 22 replies
    Are we going to have a fantasy racing league this year?
  • Chester girl charged with videotaped beating pleads guilty, sentenced to prison

    01/29/2013 3:39:23 PM PST · by kreitzer · 30 replies
    Delco Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Alex Rose
    MEDIA COURTHOUSE ó One of six female teens accused of beating a mentally ill Chester woman at her apartment on the 1100 block of Morton Avenue in September pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and conspiracy to recklessly endanger another person. Rahmiiyah Henderson, 16, was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison for the felony assault charge and two years of consecutive probation for the misdemeanor endangering charge. Under the plea agreement worked out between Assistant District Attorney George Dawson and defense counsel Rhonda Pantellas Lowe, Henderson will attend school and anger management classes,...
  • Couple face jail after nursing a coyote-bitten fawn back to health

    01/29/2013 3:38:33 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 29, 2013 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    An Indiana couple who nursed an injured fawn back to health more than two years ago is now facing jail time after refusing to leave the animal to die. Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller says that it was a little more than two years ago while on patrol that he discovered the tiny deer curled up on a neighborís front porch, badly wounded and unable to stand. Without time to help it himself, he called his wife, a registered nurse, who cautiously approached the deer with their teenaged daughter before experiencing the fawn gently licking their hands. Unbeknownst to them...
  • Henson Ong at Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing - Hartford, CT - 1/28/2013 (must see video)

    01/29/2013 3:38:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | January 28, 2013
    ďA free people can only afford to make this mistake once!Ē~Henson Ong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyYYgLzF6zU
  • John Williams Forecasts U.S. Dollar Hyperinflation Before End Of 2014

    01/29/2013 3:37:58 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-29-2013 | Greg Hunter
    John Williams Forecasts U.S. Dollar Hyperinflation Before End Of 2014 Economics / HyperInflationJanuary 29, 2013 - 12:46 PM GMT Anybody who thinks the U.S. is in a so-called recovery isnít listening to economist John Williams. He contends, ďWe havenít had a recovery and weíre not about to have one, and itís getting worse.Ē Williams says itís because, ďThe consumer is in very serious trouble. . . . The average guy is not making it. His income is not keeping up with inflation.Ē As far as Congress getting the budget and debt ceiling under control, Williams says, ďBoth sides are faced...
  • New archbishop fueled by 'New Evangelization' (Video at the site)

    01/29/2013 3:37:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CatholicSentinel.org ^ | 01-29-13 | Ed Langlois
    1/29/2013 7:29:00 AMNew archbishop fueled by 'New Evangelization' Archbishop-designate Alexander Sample discusses his new assignment as leader of the Archdiocese of Portland. Catholic Sentinel photo by Jon DeBellisArchbishop-designate Alexander Sample talks with the press about his new assignment as archbishop for the Archdiocese of Portland. Outgoing Archbishop John Vlazny looks on. Archbishop-designate Alexander Sample Archbishop Vlazny: 'Our prayers have been answered' Statement from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the naming of a new archbishop for Portland: ďIt is with heartfelt appreciation to our heavenly Father and our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, that I welcome my successor, the eleventh...
  • Scholar accused of killing daughter ordered to pay diya

    01/29/2013 3:34:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    emirates247 ^ | January 29, 2013
    A Saudi court ordered a well-known local scholar to pay diya (blood money) after he was convicted of torturing his five-year old daughter to death. His wife quickly reacted by saying she would appeal to demand her husbandís death. Newspapers in the Gulf Kingdom said the unnamed scholar is still in jail until he pays diya to his wife over the death of his daughter. The woman said she had not appointed a lawyer during the trial to demand execution of her husband on the grounds she is ďignorant in the law.Ē ďThe body of my daughter has been in...
  • 7-Year-Old Asks Obama, ďPlease Change the Law Killing BabiesĒ [Full Text]

    01/29/2013 3:33:26 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Okay, everybody who reads NRL News Today knows I am a sucker for kids in general, little kids in particular. Over the weekend, National Right to Life received by email a letter Alexander G. had written to President Obama.His mom wroteGood morning,My 7 year old son was inspired to write a letter to the President requesting ďto make a new law that will protect the babiesĒ. I can only imagine the amount of correspondence you are receiving daily; however, with my wonderful and hopeful boy standing right behind me at the moment, I am humbly asking you to please read...
  • Zimbabwe has $217 in the bank: finance minister

    01/29/2013 3:33:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    Star Africa ^ | 1-29-13 | Jekesai Njikizana
    HARARE (AFP) After paying public workersí salaries last week, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabweís government public account stood at just $217, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said Tuesday. ďLast week when we paid civil servants there was $217 (left) in government coffers,Ē Biti told journalists in the capital Harare, claiming some of them had healthier bank balances than the state. ďThe government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment. We are failing to meet our targets.Ē Zimbabweís economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor...
  • More Heads to Roll at CNN [Obama sycophant O'Brian out]

    01/29/2013 3:32:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Lloyd Grove
    Well, maybe not ďshock,Ē since the new president of CNN Worldwide has made no secret of his intention to shake up the ratings-challenged cable network from top to bottom.
  • Guns & Goons

    01/29/2013 3:29:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    One way you can usually tell that liberals are merely grandstanding is when you find Joe Biden heading up a task force to look into the issue. That doesnít mean that the self-righteous pinheads on the Left donít wish that Obama could use his magic wand and make all the guns, along with the Second Amendment, simply disappear. That is to say, all the guns except those in the hands of men whose job it is to protect politicians and Hollywood prima donnas. In case you missed it, Obama is so opposed to guns that he recently signed a bill...
  • Joe Biden To Talk About Guns On Google+ Thursday

    01/29/2013 3:28:16 PM PST · by Daffynition · 6 replies
    webProNews.com ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Chris Crum
    Vice President Joe Biden will be stopping by Google+ to participate in a hangout, and discuss gun violence on Thursday at 1:45 PM Eastern. According to Google, Biden will hangout for 30 minutes, and discuss the White House policy recommendations on reducing gun violence with Guy Kawasaki (author of Google+ book What The Plus), Phil DeFranco and Hari Sreenivasan from PBS Newshour. ‚ÄúAs President Obama and his cabinet begin their second term in the White House, they¬íre renewing a series of conversations on Google+ with top administration officials,‚ÄĚ explains Ramya Raghavan from Google+ Politics. ‚ÄúThese ‚ÄėFireside Hangouts,‚Äô a 21st-century spin...
  • Beitar Team Fined for Fansí Racism

    01/29/2013 3:27:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13
    The Beitar Jerusalem team has been fined 50,000 shekels by a Football Association court for fansí recent anti-Muslim chants. In addition, the east seating section at Beitarís home field in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem will be closed for the next five games. The team was also given a suspended sentence of a 35,000 shekel fine and five games with no audience if there are additional incidents in which racist calls are heard...
  • The GOP Must Lead (Again) on Civil Rights

    01/29/2013 3:26:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The American ^ | January 29, 2013 | Cliff Asness
    Here are three important civil rights issues that the GOP should take action on. From its anti-slavery roots to the battles for justice in the 1950s and early 1960s, the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights. Only after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did the Democratic Party get in on the action, giving up on its historical base in the South to court minority voters in the North. Since then, the GOP has not reduced its commitment to civil rights, but it has emphasized them by fighting for personal freedom, individual empowerment, and...
  • Teen Rescued From Domestic Sex Traffickers

    01/29/2013 3:26:12 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 29, 2013 | JP
    January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. I didnít want to let the month pass without telling the story of young Brianna Myers, who got herself caught up in sex trafficking before being rescued. Brianna was a 17-year-old honor roll student at her small town high school in Washington State. When she wasnít in class, when she wasnít cheerleading, she was waitressing at a local diner. The teen caught the attention of a middle-aged man, Richard, who would become a regular customer. He seemed friendly enough to the unsuspecting waitress. He plied her for personal information, about her life, her dreams,...
  • During drawdown, Pentagon cuts cooked breakfast for some troops in Afghanistan

    01/29/2013 3:26:06 PM PST · by yoe · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2013 | By John Solomon
    The Army has stopped serving cooked breakfasts to some of the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as part of its drawdown, a move that prompted troops to write home asking their families and friends to send care packages with cereal, breakfast bars and other foods. The Army told the Washington Guardian the current cutbacks began Jan. 1, and affect about 2,700 soldiers deployed in forward operating bases in more remote areas of Afghanistan. Officials said the reduction of cooked breakfasts and midnight meals is not related to the U.S. budget crisis, but rather is part of the effort to begin closing...
  • Pope appoints new leader for Portland archdiocese

    01/29/2013 3:25:43 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | January 29, 2013
    Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette. File: Photo/CNA. Portland, Ore., Jan 29, 2013 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette, Mich., to shepherd the archbishop of Portland, Ore. In a Jan. 29 statement, Archbishop-designate Sample noted his ‚Äúexcitement and joy at taking up this new challenge that God has placed before me.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI have always tried to be obedient to the will of God and to accept whatever the Church asks of me to be God‚Äôs will,‚ÄĚ he said Tuesday. ‚ÄúIt is in this spirit that I have said 'yes'...
  • ĎGatekeepersí Director: Jews Like Israel Too Much

    01/29/2013 3:21:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13
    Dror Moreh, an Israeli who directed the Oscar-nominated documentary ďThe Gatekeepers,Ē has suggested that Jews in the United States like Israel too much. ďThere is something that I felt while I am here in America, that most of the majority of the Jewish population here are cherishing Israel," Moreh told HuffPost Live. Their affection leads to the idea that ďthey have to support Israel no matter what,Ē he said. Moreh said their support boosts a trend of Israel ďgoing towards an apartheid country.Ē ďThe GatekeepersĒ interviews former Israeli heads of counter-terror departments who express concern over Israelís presence in Judea...
  • Banned Honda Commercial

    01/29/2013 3:21:56 PM PST · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    Time forÔĽŅ that burglar to "Squeal like a Pig!"
  • Pope's World Day of the Sick message in Arabic for first time

    01/29/2013 3:16:02 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | January 29, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski presents the Pope's message for the World Day of the Sick on Jan. 29, 2013. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Rome, Italy, Jan 29, 2013 / 01:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI is having his message for this year's World Day of the Sick published in Arabic for the very first time. "The Holy Father probably wants to transmit a message on this day to the Syrian people because it's the first time that his message will be published in Arabic," said Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care...
  • Vitter, Issa demand records regarding top EPA officialís use of private email account

    01/29/2013 3:14:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter and California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa sent a joint letter on Tuesday demanding emails from the private accounts an Environmental Protection Agency official who the lawmakers say may be trying to sidestep federal transparency laws. The official is EPA Region 8 Administrator James Martin. ďThis administration took office promising to be the Ďmost transparentí in history, but repeated actions have undermined this ambitious goal,Ē said Issa. ďInvestigations have revealed widespread disregard for transparency and record-keeping laws in multiple agencies and even in the White House.Ē
  • Democrats for Life challenge New York abortion law

    01/29/2013 3:05:07 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 25, 2013 | Adelaide Darling and Michelle Bauman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Credit: Pat Arnow via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2013 / 02:05 am (CNA).- A group of pro-life Democrats is protesting radical abortion legislation in New York, as well as assertions that there is no place for them in the Democratic Party. ‚ÄúNew York women do not actually need greater access to abortion, but a more supportive system to allow real choice should they want to bring their pregnancies to term,‚ÄĚ said Democrats for Life of America in a Jan. 17 statement. ‚ÄúLooser abortion restrictions will do nothing to help women who feel...
  • Caption Lurch

    01/29/2013 3:04:42 PM PST · by crosshairs · 25 replies
  • 2/23/2013 is going to be a Day of Resistance!

    01/29/2013 3:02:17 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 5 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | January 29, 2013 | John Hawkins
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  • Scope of Science: Climate in a New Era

    01/29/2013 2:58:37 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Earth Justice Blog ^ | 28 January 2013, 1:57 PM | Chrissy Pepino
    Crops shriveled to dust this summer while thermometers hit continuous triple digits in the Midwest and Southwest regions. Yet, what about the current ďsnowmageddonĒ occurring in our mountain regions, and record lows on the east coast? Global warming is the all-encompassing term for what is happening to our planet today. As we increase the amount of anthropogenic pollutants in the air, we trap heat within our atmosphere. Yet, this seems contradictory if the weather channel reports on freezing temperatures and cold fronts nationwide. What defines global warming is climate, not weather. Weather is what we see on a 10-day forecast,...
  • Gun rights activists to use .223 bullet motif for 'Day of Resistance'

    01/29/2013 2:56:05 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    The UK Guardian ^ | January 29, 2013 | Adam Gabbatt
    Gun rights activists are planning a nationwide "day of resistance" on 23 February...
  • Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

    01/29/2013 2:53:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 25, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    A banner showing al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri and former emir Osama bin Laden is placed outside the French Embassy in Cairo, Egypt during a protest organized by Mohammed al Zawahiri. Image from Euronews. Within the past few days, Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, has threatened France and the West while condemning the intervention in Mali. The younger Zawahiri promised that if France and its allies continue to fight in Mali, then Westerners will be the "first to burn." During an interview broadcast by Euronews on Jan. 22, Mohammed al...
  • The Dirty Bastard Keynes

    01/29/2013 2:49:31 PM PST · by ABrit · 16 replies
    A word in your ear ^ | Jan 29,2013 | Word
    The Dirty Bastard Keynes Keynes was a Communist. He designed a system that was intended to pauperise the Capitalist bourgoisie. By design, his monetary policy is counter cyclical. Therefor as soon as there is surplus income leading to demand for goods and inflating their prices, the Keynesian reflex is to reduce the supply of money. This means that because of the mostly suppressed demand the occasional bout of prosperity leads to ruthless increases in interest rates and taxes, and to an inability of the middle class to save, either for the present or the future. The state or large capitalist...
  • Patriarch of the Maronites, to prepare texts for Way of the Cross, at the Colosseum

    01/29/2013 2:34:59 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | January 28, 2013
    Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai and Pope Benedict XVI January 28, 2013. (Romereports.com) Cardinal Bechara Rai, the Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, will be in charge of preparing the texts that will be read during Good Friday's Way of the Cross ceremony, at the Colosseum. †† It's a way to thank Benedict XVI for his recent trip to Lebanon, where he called for peace and prayed for all the Christians in the Middle East, who are going through this period of instability.† At this point, two youths from Lebanon will take part in preparing the texts for the ceremony....
  • Going Rogue: Palin says she plans to 'shake up the GOP machine' w/ $1.2M raised through her PAC

    01/29/2013 2:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 380 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    Once again Sarah Palin is showing that she has no plans to play by the rules. She has parted ways with FOX News after a turbulent relationship with the conservative cable news channel, taken pot shots at pundits in the 'lame stream media' and slammed her own party for selecting Mitt Romney as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Now the former Alaska governor says she'll use the $1.2 million raised through her SarahPAC to 'shake up the GOP machine' and unveiled a vague vision on how she'll get her message out to a larger audience. News broke on Friday night...
  • Ex-SEIU Chief Convicted Of Embezzlement

    01/29/2013 2:31:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | January 29, 2013 8:13 AM | Brian Ping
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The former president of a Southland chapter of the Service Employees International Union has been convicted of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the organization, which represents home healthcare workers. KNX 1070′s Brian Ping reports Tyrone Ricky Freeman was found guilty of four counts of mail fraud, seven counts of embezzlement and/or theft of labor union assets, one count of making a false statement to a federally insured financial institution, and two counts of subscribing to a false tax return. Freeman, 43, is the former president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Locals 6434 and...
  • ďTHE MARK LEVIN SHOWĒĖ Tuesday, January-29-2013

    01/29/2013 2:29:13 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 85 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Markís Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation ďConservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.Ē --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to ďThe Levin LoungeĒÖ Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time Ė and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Markís show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mark Levin: Obama Not Destroying GOP, Republican Establishment Is

    01/29/2013 2:29:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 29, 2013 | Mark Levin and Sean Hannity
    MARK LEVIN: Is Obama destroying the Republican Party? No, the Republican establishment is destroying the Republican Party. The only reason theyíre in the majority in the House is because of conservatives ó conservatives across the country, the grassroots. They lost the Senate. They like to point to two races, one in Missouri and one in Indiana. I can point to ten races where there were liberal-to-moderate Republicans who lost, and of course they never mention that. The fact of the matter is, from my opinion, Iím not trying to project it on to you. Until the Republican leadership that has...
  • Statement regarding Immigration Reform Proposal

    01/29/2013 2:26:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Dear Friends, I have been in contact with Senator McCain regarding the now released immigration reform ideas presented by his working group of Senators. I am pleased that there is expressed recognition of what we have been saying in Arizona: immigration reform will not succeed unless and until we have achieved effective border security. If this occurs, it would be a triumph for the rule of law and a testament to the united voices of Americans from across our country who have been clear in their call for the federal government to uphold its duty to secure the border. Our...
  • Israelis Ignore Obama (They know their interests better than he does.)

    01/29/2013 2:17:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    TWS ^ | January 29, 2013 | John Tabin
    Tel Aviv The international media get a lot wrong in their reporting on Israel, but the latest election results have thrown into stark relief just how wildly reporters can miss the mark. The second-largest party in the next Knesset will be the centrist Yesh Atid, a new party led by former journalist Yair Lapid; it seems likely that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will welcome Lapid into the next coalition, shifting the governmentís center of gravity toward the middle. But in advance of the vote, the New York Times, Time, NBC, the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, and numerous other outlets confidently...
  • Why Clinton and Biden Won't Run in 2016: Speculation is rampant, but will probably lead nowhere

    01/29/2013 2:16:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jill Lawrence
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Biden wonít be running for president in 2016--bet on it. I already have, and Iím going to owe a lot of people dinner if Iím wrong. Not to spoil anybodyís fun, but all of this speculation will probably lead nowhere. Iím going to explain my reasoning and then try very hard to refrain from writing anything more about this until, well, at least six months from now. The most obvious factor militating against runs by these Democratic power players is their age. Biden would turn 74 right after Election Day 2016, and Clinton would turn...
  • N. Korea likely to test fusion-boosted fission bomb able to reach U.S.

    01/29/2013 2:15:42 PM PST · by Strategerist · 32 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | January 25, 2013 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    North Korea's next nuclear test could enable it to use a smaller, more sophisticated bomb mounted on a long-range ballistic missile to strike the U.S. mainland, Japanese government sources said. Pyongyang will likely experiment with a fusion-boosted fission bomb in a "high-level" nuclear test it said would target the United States, according to the sources. A fusion-boosted fission bomb induces nuclear fusion with slight nuclear fission, enabling more efficient nuclear fission. A fusion-boosted fission bomb can therefore be made about one-fourth the size of an ordinary nuclear bomb. Either uranium or plutonium can be used to develop the bomb. North...
  • Shock Video (removed by YouTube) Toddler Screams While Mother Watches As He Gets Tattoo

    01/29/2013 2:14:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 71 replies
    KTRH ^ | Michael Berry
    (Jason Howerton) An extremely disturbing video showing a mother physically restraining her crying toddler while he is seemingly given a tattoo has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. People across the globe are expressing outrage at the brazen act of what many are calling child abuse. In the video, the toddler screams in agony as he is held down while one man draws the tattoo with a needle. At one point, the mother appears to say ďmire, mireĒ ó Spanish for ďlook.Ē Hardcore dance music can be heard playing in the background for the duration of the video.
  • Activists Destroy Pro-Life Memorial to Remember Unborn Babies

    01/29/2013 2:07:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-abortion activists have destroyed a memorial of crosses set up in a field to remember the 55 million unborn children who have been killed in abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973. On Saturday, January 26th, the Rachelís Park Memorial, was desecrated, according to an email from Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas of Elijah Ministries to LifeNews. Thomas, who is the founder and director of the memorial, said a report was filed with the Waco Police Department at 11:09 am, by an employee of a neighboring business. Rachelís Park Memorial is located at 4720 N. 19th Street in Waco. The park...
  • Shooting Range Bans Police Department In Protest Of City Council Gun Bill

    01/29/2013 2:05:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    CBS Connecticut ^ | January 28, 2013 | NA
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (CBS Connecticut) ó A gun range has banned a Vermont police department from training there in protest to the city council drafting legislation to ban assault-style firearms. The Stowe Reporter reports that the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club decided to ban the Burlington Police Department because the executive board feels that the Burlington City Council wants to take away their Second Amendment rights. We ďcan no longer support the City of Burlington with such a prejudice against our club and its members, and has voted to suspend the Cityís use of our range for its law enforcement....
  • Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote

    01/29/2013 2:05:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote By Julian Pecquet and Ramsey Cox - 01/29/13 04:32 PM ET The Senate approved one of its own to become President Obama's second secretary of State in a near-unanimous vote on Tuesday. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) sailed through the chamber in a 94-to-3 vote, with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Texas Sens. Ted Cruz (R) and John Cornyn (R) casting the only ďnoĒ votes. Kerry's approval to replace Hillary Clinton was a foregone conclusion after Republicans urged Obama to nominate him in lieu of his ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice....
  • To Outsmart ObamaCare, Go Protean ( Small Business )

    01/29/2013 2:04:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 28, 2013, 7:03 p.m. ET | By PAUL CHRISTIANSEN
    How big can a company get with just 50 employees? We're about to find out.Thousands of small businesses across the U.S. are desperately looking for a way to escape their own fiscal cliff. That's because ObamaCare is forcing them to cover their employees' health care or pay a fineóeither of which will cut into profits and stymie future investment and growth. We've already seen many of America's biggest companies respond to the new law by laying off employees, putting them on part-time, or raising prices. But those are short-term solutions. Ultimately, these corporations will have to innovate and restructure to...
  • Chick-fil-A keeps growing despite uproar

    01/29/2013 2:04:24 PM PST · by madprof98 · 11 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/29/13 | Leon Stafford
    Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathyís controversial comments on ďbiblicalĒ marriage last summer and the uproar that followed didnít dampen the Atlanta companyís annual sales. The fast food giant, the nationís second-largest chicken chain, ended 2012 with $4.6 billion in sales ó up 14 percent from $4.1 billion a year earlier. The company also opened 96 news stores, four more than the year before. ***** Advocates of a boycott and business experts said numbers donít show the full picture. The unseen damage, they said, was to the companyís reputation and, potentially, to its ability to grow in cities with large gay populations...
  • Obama admin approves sale of sensitive military technology to China

    01/29/2013 2:00:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    human events ^ | January 29, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    A Chinese company will take charge of sensitive military and battery technology following the Treasury Departmentís decision on Tuesday to permit the sale of a U.S. company that was bankrolled with tax dollars to the Shanghai-based Wanxiang firm. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the $256 million sale of A123 Systemsí operation, despite warnings from military insiders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the sale presents a danger to national security. A123 Systems, which went bankrupt despite the Obama administrationsí $249 million in green energy funding to produce advanced lithium ion batteries, controls 91 patents...