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  • ‘Carrying a Gun Saved My Life’: Meet Ryan Moore (The type of gun incident most media has no use for)

    01/30/2013 9:03:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/30/2013 | Paul Hsieh
    ‘Carrying a Gun Saved My Life’: Meet Ryan MoorePosted By Paul Hsieh On January 30, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Crime,Gun Control,Legal,US News | 81 Comments On December 11, 2010, in Conyers, GA, 22-year-old Ryan Moore was at a friend’s house for an evening of leisure. He borrowed a friend’s car to drive to the nearby grocery store, where his handgun saved his life [1]. I interviewed Ryan Moore over e-mail about that evening. What happened that night at the Ingles (grocery store) parking lot?I had parked near the front of the store. A man approached as I was about...
  • Reid: Small steps on sequester (Proposes Replacing Sequester)

    01/30/2013 8:57:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Jan 13 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that he prefers to deal with sequestration in a series of steps. "What we think would be a better effort would be to move forward and, on short increments, to pay for the sequestration," Reid told reporters in the Capitol. “There are many low-hanging pieces of fruit out there that Republicans have said they agreed on previously. I'm not going to go into detail, but one of them, of course, is to deal with oil companies," he said, adding that he wants any sequester-avoidance deal to include revenue.
  • India, Japan make common cause to thwart China's maritime moves

    01/30/2013 8:54:19 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Faced with a China that is aggressively pursuing its territorial interests in the South and East China Seas, Japan and India on Tuesday decided to coordinate moves and exercises in the first ever maritime dialogue held here. The India-Japan maritime dialogue was decided during a meeting of foreign ministers last April. Interestingly, India decided to hold a maritime dialogue with China over a month before the India-Japan decision. The Indian move to start talks with Japan ahead of the dialogue with Beijing points to a stress on New Delhi's security priorities. The Indian side was led by D...
  • A Less Obvious Reason Why GOP Should Cave on Obama’s Immigration Plan: It’s Conservative

    01/30/2013 8:51:39 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | 30 January 2013 | Ron Fournier
    For all the talk about President Obama’s liberalism, his immigration agenda is the last thing you might expect: conservative. His enemies might deny it. His staff might not recognize it. But the argument Obama presented Tuesday for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is rooted in economic and social conservatism. First, in a Las Vegas address that included the words “economy” or “economic” 10 times, Obama argued that immigration fuels corporate innovation. “It keeps our workforce young. It keeps our country on the cutting edge,” he said. “And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world...
  • Rick Santelli Responds to Negative GDP Report: ´We Are Now Europe´

    01/30/2013 8:50:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1//30/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Rick Santelli made a stunning observation Wednesday about the shocking report that the economy actually shrunk in the fourth quarter last year. "We are now Europe," he declared on CNBC´s Squawk Box. "Hey Joe," Santelli said, "when you act like Europe, you get growth rates like Europe, and our discussions with economists sounds like we´re in Europe. They have the same discussions constantly." "They’re always doing the right thing," he continued. "They’re always thinking they know better. And this is the kind of growth. We have become Europe. We are now Europe."
  • Obama Demagogues Immigration

    01/30/2013 8:46:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama is a uniquely gifted demagogue. An orator of unparalleled skill supported by a gushing media, Obama has yet to present a major policy proposal geared toward solving specific problems. But he has won elections. And he has done so by implying -- over and over and over again -- that his opponents are morally deficient. It is truly astonishing just how thin President Barack Obama's playbook is. Since his re-election, Obama has boiled down that playbook to one play, which he runs with the regularity of a team quarterbacked by Mark Sanchez. It usually involves children. It always...
  • John F. Kennedy, January 29, 1961

    01/30/2013 8:46:11 AM PST · by ExGeeEye · 10 replies
    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum ^ | January 29, 1961 | John F. Kennedy
    "In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men -- citizens who were ready to defend their liberty at a moment's notice. Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of American, cannot succeed with any lesser effort."...
  • WATCH: Media caught falsely claiming gun activists heckled father who lost son in Newtown

    01/30/2013 8:40:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    politics.kfyi.com ^ | 29 January, 2013 | NA
    This morning, many in the media went all in with a sanctimonious attack against gun-rights supporters who they accused of heckling Neil Heslin, the parent of a 6-year old boy murdered in the Sandy Hook massacre. The only problem is that it was all a lie. Mr. Heslin was not heckled. If you look at the full, unedited tape (which was first obtained by Twitchy), you'll see that after 15 minutes of the audience remaining respectfully silent as Mr. Heslin spoke out against assault weapons, he then turns to ask the audience a direct question: I ask if there’s anybody...
  • Encouragement In A Time Of Grave Fear

    01/30/2013 8:40:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 30,2013 | Charlie Daniels
    If you read this column very often you know the frustration and disgust I feel for our government, their profligate spending, their all consuming passion for self-preservation, and the inevitable fall at the end of the ruinous path they seem so determined to force this nation down. You know I'm deeply concerned about the rapid erosion of personal liberty and our president's cavalier attitude toward the Constitution and consolidation of power into a monolithic central, federal government, a bureaucratic nightmare that makes and enforces the rules, controlling even the administration of health care and the curriculum our children will study...
  • Cowan once donated to governor ... Romney

    01/30/2013 8:35:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld
    Gov. Deval Patrick's pick for interim U.S. senator, William "Mo" Cowan, has been a loyal donor to Patrick and other Democrats with one exception -- a Republican Democrats love to hate: Mitt Romney. Cowan, then an attorney at Mintz Levin, contributed at least $200 to Romney's 2002 gubernatorial campaign, according to Massachusetts campaign finance records. Cowan did not give money to Romney's Democratic opponent, Shannon O'Brien, records show.
  • Economy Contracts for First Time in 3½ Years on Defense-Spending Cuts

    01/30/2013 8:33:09 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 30 Jan 13 | None listed
    The U.S. economy unexpectedly shrank from October through December for the first time since 2009, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles. The drop occurred despite stronger consumer spending and business investment. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter. That was a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter. Economists said the drop in gross domestic product wasn't as bleak as it looked. The weakness was mainly the result of...
  • Obama’s America looks a lot like the EU

    01/30/2013 8:32:05 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly “war on terror” and fighting conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion. The European Union avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address climate change and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek...
  • When the 49ers Played at Kezar

    01/30/2013 8:31:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When I was a boy in the 1960s, my father had nine season tickets to the San Francisco 49ers, and on Sundays in the fall would often bring as many as seven of his 11 children to see the team play at Kezar Stadium. Kezar was at the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park, adjacent to the Haight-Ashbury District. In 1967, there was probably no greater side-by-side contrast of the diverging trends in American culture than between the people inside that stadium, watching a game played on grass, and the people outside the stadium, smoking grass. At the age...
  • MILLER: GOP senators blocked from bringing guns to hearing

    01/30/2013 8:29:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    There is a showdown over guns coming to the Senate Wednesday, but no firearms are allowed. In advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, two of the committee’s Republican members sent a complaint that they were refused permission to bring guns to the hearing. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sent a letter Tuesday night to Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, that the purpose of bringing the firearms was to educate fellow Senators and “shatter the mistaken belief that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are a danger to society.” However,...
  • Senator Rubio Makes His Case

    01/30/2013 8:24:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome to the program Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Senator, great to have you here on the EIB Network. I think it's your second or third time here. It's always great. RUBIO: Yeah, it is, being on the program. I've been listening to it for a while. I don't want to tell you how long because then you'll feel older than you really are. RUSH: No, the longer the better. RUBIO: I remember the TV program. Do you remember your TV program? RUSH: That's way back. (laughing) That's twenty years. Anyway, I know your time is limited...
  • Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan [Sodomy Forced on USA]

    01/30/2013 8:21:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/28/13 | Geidner and Miller
    Same-sex couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday in Las Vegas, BuzzFeed has confirmed with multiple sources familiar with the White House plan. A Democratic source said: "Same-sex couples will be part of his proposal." A second source confirmed that, unlike the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples — those with one American and one foreign partner — will be included in the White House principles. The decision by Obama seeks to remedy what advocates for same-sex couples view as one of the most searing inequalities...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘not inclined’ to run for president in 2016

    01/30/2013 8:21:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Anne Gearan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she is “not inclined” to run for president in 2016 but left the door open for what is widely considered her likely return to politics after she steps down as secretary of state. “I’m not thinking about anything like that right now,” Clinton smilingly told a questioner. “I am looking forward to finishing up my tenure as secretary of state and then catching up on about 20 years of sleep deprivation.” Clinton, who steps down Friday as one of the best-known secretaries of state, is also among the world’s most admired women and the...
  • Kansas to infuriate the “What’s the matter with Kansas?” crowd by ending its income tax

    01/30/2013 8:21:26 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 30TH, 2013 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    In 2004 liberal writer and native Kansan Thomas Frank published, “What’s the matter with Kansas?” his smugly title indictment of the intelligence of Kansans because the state had become such a reliable conservative Republican state. Yes Kansas has inflicted the phony Kathleen Sebelius and that is no minor infraction, but generally Kansas has refused to bow at the altar of liberalism and that has driven defectively wired liberals like Frank up the wall. Now Kansas has another nasty surprise for liberals. The Sun Flower State’s Governor Republican Sam Brownback and its legislatures which are both lopsidedly controlled by Republicans want...
  • NRA Pushing Concealed Carry Measure In Springfield

    01/30/2013 8:20:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Jay Levine
    CHICAGO (CBS) – In Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois. State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) has introduced proposed concealed carry legislation – written with the help of the National Rifle Association – in the Illinois House. The proposal would require background checks gun owners already have to pass to get a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, as well as still-to-be-determined safety course provided by licensed instructors before a person could carry a concealed firearm. Don Mastrianni, the owner of Illinois Gun Works in Elmwood Park, took...
  • Reliving Horror and Faint Hope at Massacre Site (sandy Hook First Responders)

    01/30/2013 8:20:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 108 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1/28 | ray rivera
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The gunfire ended; it was so quiet they could hear the broken glass and bullet casings scraping under their boots. The smell of gunpowder filled the air. The officers turned down their radios; they did not want to give away their positions if there was still a gunman present.
  • Israel to give Palestinians $100 million in withheld funds

    01/30/2013 8:17:41 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:51pm GMT | Dan Williams
    (Reuters) - Israel will give Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's administration around $100 million (63 million pounds) in tax revenues that had been withheld in retaliation for his statehood bid in the United Nations, Israeli officials said on Wednesday. The sum is roughly a third of the funds Israel is meant to have transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since November under interim peace accords, but has instead kept. ... PA tax authority official Ahmed al-Helou told Reuters that Israel spent the October levies to help pay off $200 million it says the Palestinians owe the Israel Electric Corporation. Israel said...
  • Commentary: George P. Bush could be the answer to GOP’s Latino vote troubles(again?)

    01/30/2013 8:15:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Chron ^ | January 27, 2013
    Commentary: George P. Bush could be the answer to GOP’s Latino vote troubles Sunday, January 27, 2013 George P. See. I don’t even have to use the last name and many of you know who this is, though his tio, W, has him beat on name abbreviation. Many calculate that P is a future governor, attorney general, land commissioner or, apparently, holder of whatever statewide office presents itself first in Texas. And someday? You didn’t hear it here first — President P.
  • Same-sex marriage can help save the institution

    01/30/2013 8:14:51 AM PST · by Belteshazzar · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kathleen Parker
    More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage. First he was agnostic, then he was against it, now he’s for it. 306 Comments Weigh InCorrections? Personal Post Kathleen Parker Parker writes a twice-weekly column on politics and culture. Archive FacebookE-mailRSS You may also like... Michael Gerson Does Obama want an immigration deal? Jennifer Rubin One more like that and it's a 'recession' This is to say that Blankenhorn — a long-standing opponent of same-sex marriage — has shifted his energies to saving the institution of marriage, regardless of whom...
  • Damage Widespread Across Mid-State, Power Outages Reported

    01/30/2013 8:12:14 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Channel 5 staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Reports of damage and power outages were widespread across Middle Tennessee and Kentucky after a wave of severe weather and possible tornadoes moved through the area. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in Mt. Juliet overnight. A warehouse and an automotive business suffered major damage, along with moderate to minor damage at other businesses and homes. A semi truck was blown onto its side on Lebanon Road near the Hardee's in Mt. Juliet. The driver was sleeping in the cab when it happened, but fortunately was not hurt. Sergeant Tyler Chandler with the...
  • Economy contracts in 4th quarter by 0.1%

    01/30/2013 8:06:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2013 | Rick Moran
    Apparently, the shrikage is largely the result of a big hit in defense spending. Other one time factors also played a role. From Associated Press: _____________________ The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter. That's a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter and the first contraction since the second quarter of 2009. Economists said the surprise decrease in the nation's gross domestic product wasn't as bad as it looked. The weakness was primarily the result of one-time factors. Government spending cuts and...
  • White House blames ‘fiscal cliff’ fight, Sandy for GDP decline

    01/30/2013 8:05:45 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dave Boyer
    The White House on Wednesday blamed a surprising economic decline in the fourth quarter of 2012 on the uncertainty of the ‘fiscal cliff’ feud with Congress and the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Alan Krueger, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the first contraction of the GDP in 3½ years was partly because “federal defense spending declined precipitously, likely due to uncertainty stemming from the sequester” — deep automatic defense and non-defense spending cuts that were narrowly avoided at the end of last year. He also said Sandy, which struck the East Coast in late October, “disrupted economic...
  • U.S. GDP Contracts for First Time Since 2009

    01/30/2013 8:04:57 AM PST · by Mr. K · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Published January 30, 2013 | Reuters
    The U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, suffering its first decline since the 2007-09 recession as businesses scaled back on restocking and government spending plunged. Gross domestic product fell at a 0.1 percent annual rate after growing at a 3.1 percent clip in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. That was the worst performance since the second quarter of 2009, when the recession ended, and showed the economy entering the new year with no momentum. The contraction, coming against a backdrop of tightening fiscal policy, could spur fears of a new recession and create an...
  • Ever have back trouble? (ICR 'That's a Fact' video 1:15 mins)

    01/30/2013 8:04:48 AM PST · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 17, 2012 | ICR
    "Ever have back troubles? Evolutionists would have you think that the root of back pain comes from evolutionary ancestors. But the fact of the matter is, two legs or four, we all get back troubles."
  • Chicago NPR station issues bizarre plea: 'Go make babies today

    01/30/2013 8:03:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Is the pro-abortion left beginning to have second thoughts? Could that be the impulse behind a campaign being conducted by Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ?  Anne Sorock of Legal Insurrection highlights the curious appearance of this Facebook-based ad:One of the principal features of life in the richest countries is the collapse of natality. Simply put, when people get rich, they tend to focus on themselves, and lose interest in having babies, which are expensive, and require a focus on something other than personal pleasure. The ready availability of contraception and abortion certainly keeps birthrates down, and the rising numbers of...
  • Hospital Video Mocks Patient Care Under Health Reform

    01/30/2013 8:00:25 AM PST · by Mr. K · 15 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | January 30, 2013 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    A video leaked to FOX Business mocks how health reform can make more money for doctors and hospitals by preventing patients from being readmitted to hospitals. The video, made by Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J., a member of the Atlantic Health System, is meant to recruit doctors and medical staffers to join health reform’s new “Accountable Care Organizations,” (ACOs), key to cost savings in the health-reform law. The video shows doctors barring the doors of the hospital to stop patients from being readmitted for more care, dollar bills exchanging hands between doctors and staffers, as well as workers getting...
  • Whatever Happened to Private Sex? (Pop culture and university system are making sex public)

    01/30/2013 8:00:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    "I heart female orgasm" is a public event taking place at the University of Minnesota to teach young women and girls enrolled in the school how to achieve and improve their orgasms. Yes, you heard me right. "Sex Week" at Yale and now this. There is only one way to combat this insanity. Minnesota parents need to threaten to withhold their tuition payments until this ceases. Do college students really need this class? Women have been having orgasms since time immemorial and learned it all on their own without the aid of university classes. If someone has problems in this...
  • Union Will Use 'Any Legal Means' To Combat Members Who Want To Leave

    01/30/2013 7:59:28 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/27/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook said his union will use “any legal means at our disposal” to combat members who want to leave the union. Cook made his statement in a letter he sent to MEA local presidents, board members and staff. MEA Spokesman Doug Pratt didn’t respond to a request for comment. The MEA said if members want to resign, they have to do so in August, "and only August,” Cook wrote. "We are sticking to that," Cook wrote. "Members who indicate they wish to resign membership in March, or whenever, will be told they can only do...
  • Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

    01/30/2013 7:59:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Medved
    The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years. How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms crime? And...
  • Canadian troops drawn into Mali’s war, despite what Prime Minister Stephen Harper says: Walkom

    01/30/2013 7:57:59 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    The Star ^ | Tue Jan 29 2013 | Thomas Walkom
    ... The Star’s report Tuesday came from anonymous sources in the Defence Department. The CBC had to find out from French television that Canadian special forces are also operating in Niger, which borders on Mali. But then everything about Canada’s role in Mali is treated by Ottawa as a state secret. Canadians learned of the initial C-17 deployment only after Mali’s president tweeted the information on the internet. When that initial, one-week deployment was extended, we were first told not by our own government but by Mali’s ambassador to Canada. ... Meanwhile, who exactly are we fighting in Mali? The...
  • Gallup: Blue states outnumber red states

    01/30/2013 7:56:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | January 30, 2013
    PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The number of blue states outnumbered the number of red states in the United States last year, 20 to 12, results of a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated. After the District of Columbia, the most Democratic-leaning states in 2012 were Hawaii, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts, where Democrats held at least 20-percentage-point advantages in party identification, results indicated. Republicans held a similarly lopsided advantage in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.
  • Why IT pros may soon pick India over Silicon Valley

    01/30/2013 7:55:42 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Sujit John & Shilpa Phadnis
    Suresh Sambandam of OrangeScape, Krishna Mehra of Capillary Technologies, Jaspreet Singh of Druva, Balaji Sreenivasan of Aurigo, Vivek Ravisankar of InterviewStreet - all have something in common, other than that they have been featured here for their accomplishments. They are all technology entrepreneurs who started their ventures in India over the past few years, built them to a significant level of success, and now they have all relocated to the US, or are in the process of relocating (themselves, not the companies). We have mentioned just five names. But there are more. And the one common reason for the move...
  • Book Review:Al Gore Dreams of Electric Jeeps

    01/30/2013 7:54:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Wall Street Jiournal ^ | January 29, 2013 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    There have always been two Al Gores. There is techno-enthusiast Al, who, during his 2000 run for president, proposed that an online network ("G-Bay") be used to auction off surplus government property. I found techno-enthusiast Al beguiling when I was researching manned Mars missions for his 1988 presidential campaign. But there is also Savonarola Al, who loudly denounces the excesses of modern capitalist society and demands repentance—though, given Mr. Gore's lucrative commercial dalliances (most recently, the sale of his Current TV network to the repressive, oil-rich Qatari regime), perhaps Jimmy Swaggart would be a closer clerical model than Savonarola. Each...
  • Sen. John Cornyn: The Case against Chuck Hagel

    01/30/2013 7:53:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2012 | John Cornyn (R., Texas)
    Whether or not Chuck Hagel is confirmed as our next defense secretary, his nomination has already done serious damage to U.S. credibility on Iran, thereby emboldening the most dangerous regime in the Middle East. To limit the damage, President Obama should choose someone else to lead the Pentagon. After all, the former Nebraska senator is the same person who has consistently opposed sanctions against Iran. He is the same person who wanted Washington to support Iranian membership in the World Trade Organization. The same person who voted against designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group (at...
  • Molon Labe, the Code of Those Born Fighting

    01/30/2013 7:48:09 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Russ Vaughn
    If you are a reader of comments here at American Thinker then you have probably noticed an increasing use of the term molon labe. For those of you unfamiliar with the term and too busy (or too lazy) to look it up, I've done it for you. It is a Greek expression first attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta when the Persian invader Xerxes I, prior to the Battle of Thermopylae, demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms and submit to him. Its essential meaning was, "Up yours, pal: come do your worst." In so many words, it is...
  • Hillary and Your Family

    01/30/2013 7:41:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    And the Hillary press corps that exclaimed: “Memorable!” “A vivid impression!’” “A riveting performance”? They can gush. They can’t blush. Maybe she’ll reprise it as a one-woman show on Broadway. Already, they are talking her up for 2016. Why not? With her incredible lightness of being, what could stop her? Recall that famous political ad she ran in 2008. It’s the spot they called “3 AM.” It shows a red telephone ringing urgently. The announcer talks about the call that might come into the White House at that hour. You and your family need to have a tested leader...
  • Law-Abiders Under the Bus : Standing in line to be a legal immigrant? You’re a chump!

    01/30/2013 7:39:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/30/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama and the bipartisan Gang of Eight in Washington who want to create a “pathway to citizenship” for millions of illegal aliens have sent a message loud and clear to those who follow the rules: You’re chumps! Have you patiently waited for months and years for the State Department and Department of Homeland Security to slog through your application? You’re chumps! Have you paid thousands of dollars in travel, legal, and medical fees to abide by the thicket of entry, employment, health, and processing regulations? You’re chumps! Have you studied for your naturalization test, taken the oath of allegiance...
  • Israeli jets reportedly attack convoy on Lebanon-Syria border

    01/30/2013 7:38:50 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/30/2013 | GABE FISHER
    Israeli warplanes attacked a target on the Lebanese-Syrian border overnight Tuesday, foreign media reported on Wednesday. While some reports said the purported strike was carried out on the Syrian side of the border, according to one source the target was a weapons convoy that had crossed from Syria into Lebanon. The reports come amid rising concern in Israel and the West regarding the sizable chemical weapons stockpile in the hands of an increasingly embattled Syrian regime. Lebanese officials said a dozen Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace on Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, flying close to the ground in several sorties...
  • The Debt Deniers’ Fantasy: Prominent liberals are now insisting that we face no debt problem at all

    01/30/2013 7:37:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/30/2013 | Michael Tanner
    It’s not quite on a par with 9/11 truthers or Obama birthers, but recently a number of liberal commentators have descended into the fever swamps of denialism by rejecting the most basic facts about our debt and deficit. Mind you, they are not arguing about the best policies to reduce the debt — taxe hikes vs. spending cuts — but actually denying that the problem exists at all. Paul Krugman, for example, pronounces the debt problem “mostly solved.” Matt Yglesias of Slate asks, “What sovereign debt crisis? There certainly isn’t one in the United States.” Bruce Bartlett, every liberal economist’s...
  • Why Ashley Judd's Breakup Is Bad News for Mitch McConnell

    Actress Ashley Judd and Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after 11 years, and, yes, the news impacts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Judd is weighing whether to jump into politics and challenge McConnell in Kentucky in 2014. She was in Washington for the inauguration and attended an event at EMILY's List, the group that backs pro-choice Democratic women running for governor or Congress. Judd even carpooled with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who demonstrated she knows how to win in a red state after defeating the self-injurious Todd Akin.
  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    01/30/2013 7:33:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 176 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | Jim Karger
    When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over Posted By Jim Karger On August 13, 2012 In Featured,international living,Legislation,The Daily Reckoning “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with...
  • Who Knew? The Leading Cause Of Gun Death Is Suicide

    01/30/2013 7:28:34 AM PST · by I still care · 35 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Rpger Kay
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about how the gun-death data showed a very weak correlation with gun-law strictness. I used data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) to derive a gun-homicide rate. In the comments section, a reader pointed me toward more-detailed data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which captures death-certificate data from all the states. Despite interference by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the CDC has kept up the basic data, if not research into the details of who, how, and why. But what we can...
  • Rubio's Folly

    01/30/2013 7:27:56 AM PST · by AJFavish · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2013 | Allan J. Favish
    The "Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform" released on January 28, 2013 by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsay Graham (R-FL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Michael Bennet (R-UT), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) , gives legal status to illegal aliens before controlling the border.
  • Author Of Book On 2012 Election: ‘Without Media Bias, America Would Vote Like Texas Or Kentucky’

    01/30/2013 7:27:10 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/29/13 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, David Freddoso, author of Spin Masters, How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama, joined the hosts of Fox & Friends to discuss pro-Democratic media bias in 2012 and beyond. The author detailed the case against the media in this interview and in a recent column for the New York Post in which he quotes a political scientist who attributes much of the nation’s support for Democratic politicians to the pro-Democratic coverage of politics in the mainstream media. Without that biased media, the author and the political scientist say, the nation’s voting patterns would...
  • (Gollllll-ly!) Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

    01/30/2013 7:25:58 AM PST · by dead · 44 replies
    Jim Nabors, the actor best known for playing Gomer Pyle on TV in the 1960s, has married his longtime male partner... The couple met in 1975 when Cadwallader was a Honolulu firefighter...
  • Money Matters: Boston Scientific job cuts (1,000 job cuts due to Obamacare medical device tax, etc.)

    01/30/2013 7:24:12 AM PST · by Qbert · 4 replies
    NECN.com ^ | 1/30/2013 | NECN/AP
    (NECN/AP) - Here's a rundown of the morning's developing business stories, which may impact stock performance: - Boston Scientific cutting 1,000 jobs Boston Scientific is cutting up to 1,000 more jobs as it deals with a new medical device tax from the U.S. health care overhaul, limited growth prospects in certain markets and pressure to cut prices on its products in other countries.