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  • Minn. gun sales, prices soar in wake of CT shooting (with video)

    01/30/2013 3:21:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Fear of the unknown about what could happen with gun laws is driving people to gun shops nationwide. "It's just been crazy, absolutely crazy. If I had to guess I'd say between five and ten times the business some days," Frontiersman Gun Shop owner Kory Krause said Tuesday night. .... Krause says anytime shootings like that happen people come to his shop in droves. "In the last 30 days we did, we sold well over 1,000 guns," Krause said.
  • 2 Churches Vandalized In Arcadia [California]; Hate Crime Suspected

    01/30/2013 3:19:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 30, 2013 12:55 PM
    ARCADIA (CBSLA.com) — Police on Wednesday were investigating reported break-ins at two Arcadia church buildings over the last two weeks. The first incident occurred overnight Jan. 19-20 at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 400 West Duarte Road. The suspect(s) forced open a door to the church office, ransacked the interior, and threw clergy robes on the ground. A fire extinguisher was discharged in the office and the suspect(s) burned part of a portrait hanging on the office wall before making off with a guitar and other sound equipment. Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the police department received...
  • Your Host Will Not Abandon You

    01/30/2013 3:18:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Annette in Highland, Illinois. Glad you waited. Great to have you on the program, Annette. CALLER: Thank you. I just want to tell you, I'm so glad you're saying what you're saying today. I was a nervous wreck yesterday that we were gonna lose you as conservatives, and you're just right on today about the immigration thing. My family immigrated here legally in 1955, and some more of them immigrated here in 2007, and we are against any kind of amnesty. The Republicans didn't lose because of Hispanics. The Republicans lost because they're not conservative enough....
  • Teen girl who performed at president's inaugural events fatally shot on Chicago's South Side.

    01/30/2013 3:05:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/30/2013 | Yahoo News
    CHICAGO - The godfather of a 15-year-old girl who was killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people in Chicago says she was a terrific student who had dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer. Damon Stewart says Hadiya Pendleton had been so excited about a trip to Washington, D.C., where she performed as a majorette at some of President Barack Obama's inauguration events.
  • Any jobs in Texas or North Dakota Oil Patch?

    01/30/2013 3:03:05 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 57 replies
    Vanity | January 30, 2013 | Mutt the Hoople
    I just lost my job last Friday. I have a Petroleum Engineering degree and a Civil Engineering license. I have over 12 years experience in Geotechnical work. I'm proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and several Engineering programs. I also know how to work manual labor for 12 hour shifts or more.
  • Army's Public Training Exercises

    01/30/2013 3:02:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1.30/13 | Glenn Beck
    Beck speaks about public demonstrations of military strength... in America
  • Marco Rubio Better Answer Some Questions First

    01/30/2013 3:02:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 30, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Republicans who support granting amnesty to foreign nationals residing in the United States illegally better answer some questions first. I have previously argued that warm and fuzzy feelings toward the GOP will not grow in minority communities simply because some Republicans accept as lawful what was once lawless. The racial interest groups such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and LULAC have such a stranglehold in these communities that no GOP compromise will break it. Racially polarized voting patterns among blacks and Hispanics are the fruits of their labors over decades. Republicans who think these groups...
  • Confession to an SSPX priest a sin? [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    01/30/2013 2:59:30 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 30, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a reader: While doing research I came across something that said that one of the faithful who knowingly receives a Sacrament from a priest without faculties commits a sin. I have always attended SSPX chapels and gone to confession there. But after what I read, I haven’t known what to do. I haven’t gone to Confession in months. I’m also afraid of having a disagreement with my parents. My Dad has very strong opinions about anything not connected with the SSPX. The Church’s law says clearly that if a priest lacks the faculties from proper authority to receive sacramental...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez said Secret Service agents who solicited prostitutes abroad should be fired

    01/30/2013 2:47:11 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Twitxhy ^ | 01/30/2013 | Twitchy
    Flashback! Video at link
  • Boy Scouts set up hotline: (972-580-2330) For or against homosexual men being leaders

    01/30/2013 2:45:00 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 58 replies
    BSA | 1/30/2013 | self
    The Boy Scouts of America have set up a hotline to ask if you are for or against a policy change that would allow homosexual men to be Scout leaders. The number has been pushed throughout the day on liberal blogs and twitter. Just like with Chick-fil-A, please let them know how you feel. Please call 972-580-2330 before the this gets turned loose on our scouts
  • Obama's 'Uncle Omar' to face deportation hearing by end of year

    01/30/2013 2:43:34 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 21 replies
    President Obama's uncle, Onyango Obama, will face deportation to his native Kenya at an immigration hearing scheduled for Dec. 3, 2013, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday. Onyango Obama had been living in the United States illegally for some 21 years before being arrested in August 2011 after he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car. Obama entered into a plea agreement in March 2012 that acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of drunk driving. A lawyer for "Uncle Omar" told the paper his client hopes that he will eventually be allowed to stay in the United...
  • Liberals Misread Rubio Interview (Long article)

    01/30/2013 2:41:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So what do you think the big immigration news is today? Take a wild guess what the big immigration news today is. That's exactly right. In fact, the only news on the immigration front in the Drive-By State-Controlled Media seems to be my interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio yesterday. And you know why? You know why that's the only immigration news out there? It's because the Drive-Bys seem to think that my praise of Rubio means that I have suddenly decided to support amnesty. I've got the sound bites to prove it. I don't know what...
  • Bill Whittle Declaration Entertainment

    01/30/2013 2:37:02 PM PST · by Kolath · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/10/2013 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle explaining the war on American culture through film and media.
  • New Republic falls for fake picture of Obama skeet shooting on parody site

    01/30/2013 2:36:53 PM PST · by onyx · 35 replies
    THE EXAMINER ^ | JANUARY 30, 2013 | BY: JOE NEWBY
    The liberal New Republic magazine, eager to prove that President Obama participates in skeet shooting even if Jay Carney can't corroborate it, tweeted a picture of Obama appearing to hold a shotgun while at Camp David on Tuesday. Shortly after tweeting it, the New Republic deleted it.The reason? The photo was fake, and came from a parody website called whitehouse.gov1.info.The site clearly says, "not the White House" on the top of the page, with the banner, "parody of whitehouse.gov.""Nope, this is not the official website of The White House. It's a parody of whitehouse.gov," the page says at the bottom....
  • The USCCB files amicus brief in Supreme Court supporting DOMA, Prop. 8

    01/30/2013 2:36:21 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | January 30, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    From Sister Mary Ann Walsh, for the USCCB:WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on January 29 filed amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court in support of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, both of which  confirm the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.DOMA was passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1996 and defines marriage for federal and inter-state recognition purposes. Proposition 8 is a state constitutional amendment approved by the citizens of California in 2008. Both laws are challenged because they define marriage exclusively...
  • Former Culpeper police officer guilty of manslaughter

    01/30/2013 2:32:56 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Justin Jouvenal,
    A former Culpeper police officer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other charges Tuesday for killing a 54-year-old homemaker during a routine suspicious-vehicle check that spiraled out of control last February. A Culpeper Circuit Court jury deliberated for about nine hours before returning the verdict in the trial of Daniel Harmon-Wright, who fired seven shots into Patricia Cook’s Jeep Wrangler when she tried to drive away from the then-officer. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, January-30-2013

    01/30/2013 2:31:44 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 62 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Walmart sets limits on ammunition sales after demand surges

    01/30/2013 2:24:58 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/30/2013 | Jessica Wohl
    "In order to take care of as many customers as possible, starting Thursday, January 24, all ammunition sales were limited to three boxes per customer, per day as supply is limited at this time," spokeswoman Ashley Hardie told Reuters on Wednesday.
  • Israel worrying about fate of Syria's conventional arsenal

    01/30/2013 2:17:56 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:39pm EST | Dan Williams
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Syria's advanced conventional weapons would represent as much of a threat to Israel as its chemical arms should they fall into the hands of Syrian rebel forces or Hezbollah guerrillas, Israeli sources said on Tuesday. Such concerns suggest that Israel, which has signaled heightened readiness over the last week to react militarily if it thinks Damascus is losing control of its chemical arsenal, could also intervene over Syria's Russian-supplied missiles. "It's clear that unconventional weaponry is a very grave matter. But when you look at the overall, relevant arsenal, Syria has new, advanced (conventional) weapons of...
  • Federal Reserve Money Printing Is The Real Reason Why The Stock Market Is Soaring

    01/30/2013 2:17:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/30/2013 | Michael Snyder
    You can thank the reckless money printing that the Federal Reserve has been doing for the incredible bull market that we have seen in recent months. When the Federal Reserve does more "quantitative easing", it is the financial markets that benefit the most. The Dow and the S&P 500 have both hit levels not seen since 2007 this month, and many analysts are projecting that 2013 will be a banner year for stocks. But is a rising stock market really a sign that the overall economy is rapidly improving as many are suggesting? Of course not. Just because the...
  • Obama goes 'skeet shooting all the time'? Hardly ever, sources say

    01/30/2013 2:17:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/30/13 | Jana Winter
    News of President Obama's apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president's "awkward" attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons. ~~SNIP~~ "The only time he shot skeet was for President's Cup," said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. "I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough."Skeet shooting "is very hard," said the source. "Especially for someone not used to guns ... He couldn't have been more uncomfortable."
  • Convicted rapist organizes gun control demonstration at Dayton gun show; Media fails to note

    01/30/2013 2:14:44 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    buckeyefirearms ^ | 01/30/2013 | Chad D. Baus
    WHIO-TV and The Dayton Daily News have been treating this man as a legitimate voice of reason that should be considered in the debate over whether or not rape and other crime victims should be able to buy firearms in order to protect themselves from attack. What's even worse, this isn't the first time. A search of the WHIO-TV website shows Jerome McCorry appearing in other articles advocating gun control over the past few years, and one article about an incident in which an Adam Project-sponsored rally turned violent. The Dayton Daily News has also given McCorry legitimacy, covering a...
  • Boy Scouts Were Pressured by Corporate Sponsors to Change Policy on Gays

    01/30/2013 2:13:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change policy to include homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders. When a representative from BSA met with Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, to discuss the proposed change, Page was told that BSA is "wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors ...," Page explained in a statement to The Christian Post. The Human Rights Campaign, a pro-gay rights advocacy organization, told BSA's corporate sponsors that it would downgrade their "non-discrimination ratings" if they continued...
  • Opinion: Is Puerto Rican statehood the next “Latino” issue for conservatives?

    01/30/2013 2:12:35 PM PST · by cll · 42 replies
    NBC Latino ^ | 1/30/2013 | Juan Ricardo Varela
    With the Washington news cycle being dominated this week by a bipartisan comprehensive immigration framework that includes an earned path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, a group of conservative heavy hitters are trying to push another issue that affects over 3.5 million second-class U.S. citizens. Yesterday morning at the National Press Club, the topic was Puerto Rican statehood, as the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles announced a new education campaign to convince fellow conservatives that making Puerto Rico the 51st state of the Union is the most American thing one can do. The LPCP rolled out an A...
  • Gingrich, Vitter, National Review, Malkin, Coulter, Erickson oppose Rubio’s immigration plan

    01/30/2013 2:10:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2013 | AllahPundit
    The key subplot to Rubio's immigration push, of course, is how much of a headache it'll be for him with conservatives in the 2016 primaries. The talk-radio charm offensive is mainly designed to get grassroots opinion-shapers like Rush to at least wait and see what the bill looks like before lobbying against it, but more broadly it's designed to move the Overton window on what positions are acceptable for a good conservative to hold. Rubio can afford to have immigration reform fail; he can't afford to be RINO-ized over it. Like I said yesterday, whether or not a bill ends...
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    01/30/2013 2:05:48 PM PST · by posterchild · 32 replies
    Reuters via news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Jan 30, 2013 | Pascal Fletcher
    Bulk of Timbuktu manuscripts survived occupation DAKAR (Reuters) - The majority of Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts appear to be safe and undamaged after the Saharan city's 10-month occupation by Islamist rebel fighters, experts said on Wednesday, rejecting some media reports of their widespread destruction. Denying accounts that told of tens of thousands of priceless papers being burned or stolen by the fleeing rebels, they said the bulk of the Timbuktu texts had been safely hidden well before the city's liberation by French forces on Sunday. Brittle, written in ornate calligraphy, and ranging from scholarly treatises to old commercial invoices, the Timbuktu...
  • UK gives ÂŁ19million aid to South Africa - its president spends ÂŁ17.5million on his palace

    01/30/2013 2:05:40 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 1 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-24-2012 | Barbara Jones
    It is a nation racked by poverty, where 13 million people survive on less than £1 a day, and two million have no access to a toilet. Yet as his people struggle in squalor, South African president Jacob Zuma has sparked outrage by spending £17.5 million to upgrade his rural family home.
  • CNN Parts Ways With Major Contributors (paid-by-the-word obsessed like Palin???)

    01/30/2013 2:03:56 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Fishbowl DC ^ | 1/29/2013 | Betsy Rothstein
    Pundit power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will not be continuing their contracts with CNN, according to FishbowlDC sources. In addition, Bill Bennett and Maria Cardona are also parting ways with the network, although CNN Espanol will keep Cardona on board. In other news, RedState‘s Erick Erickson will be foregoing his CNN contract and sources say he will be heading to Fox News. As reported by TVNewser, CNN Executive VP and Managing Editor Mark Whitaker has resigned. Read all about it.
  • Most Shooters In Chicago Don't Face Charges

    01/30/2013 2:03:15 PM PST · by libstripper · 26 replies
    DNAinfo.com Chicago ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | Mark Knokol
    It’s getting easier to get away with shooting people in Chicago. Last year, gunmen who shot and wounded someone got away without criminal charges 94 percent of the time, according to a DNAinfo.com Chicago analysis of police data. That’s even worse than 2011, when 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges, according to the data. Chicago’s top cop said the “no-snitch” code of silence on the street is the biggest contributor in his department’s struggle to charge shooters. (My emphasis)
  • Obama’s Economy: The Excuses Begin (Blame everything, except the government's policies.)

    01/30/2013 2:01:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 30, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Just days after the November presidential and congressional elections which gave President Barack Obama a non-mandate of 50.6% of the popular vote and the demonstrated supported of less than 27% of all U.S. adults, NBC’s Brian Williams actually told viewers: With the election now over, it is once again safe to talk about the economy and jobs. Now that it is not a campaign issue, it’s back to reality. Still in Democrat-supportive campaign mode, Williams then introduced a report by correspondent Harry Smith about how “the idea that manufacturing in America is dead … is an outright falsehood.” Mary Andringa,...
  • Smelly French family 'ordered to leave Musee d'Orsay'

    01/30/2013 1:52:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4:37PM GMT 29 Jan 2013 | By Ian Sparks
    A French family were ordered to leave one of Paris's most popular museums because their body odour was annoying other visitors. The couple and a young child were on a free trip to the Musee d'Orsay with a charity that supports hard-up families. As the group browsed a room with paintings by Van Gogh, security guards told them they had to leave the building because people were "complaining about their smell". The worker with the Act for Dignity charity said: "I argued with the security man, telling him the family were all decent and properly dressed. "Not a single other...
  • US GDP Falls By 0.1% In Q4 2012, $312 Billion Debt added, GDP FALLS By $5 Billion

    01/30/2013 1:43:28 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/30/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I have been observing over the past months that various indices have been nosing down. Now we have confirmation from the BEA that GDP fell by -0.1% in Q4 of 2012. Here is CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s take on the numbers. This is a big swing and a miss to expectations of +1.1% and a BIG drop from Q3′s print of +3.1%. At least Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) added 1.52% before the Fiscal Cliff surrender. Notes that PCE has been consistently lower after 2007 than before. This isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile … or recovery. On the other hand, defense spending fell...
  • Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines

    01/30/2013 1:37:21 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 30, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The fuel industry's American Petroleum Institute tested the 15 percent ethanol gas approved in 2010 and found it gums up fuel systems, prompts "check engine" lights to come on, and messes with fuel gauge readings. "Failure of these components could result in breakdowns that leave consumers stranded on busy roads and highways," said the industry report. Worse: API said the fuel problems--not found in E5 or E10 blends--aren't always covered by auto warranties. The industry prefers pure fuel to an ethanol mix, but the report isn't likely to slow the administrations green push
  • China Averts Massive Bank Defaults

    01/30/2013 1:33:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Mike Schedlock
    The Chinese banking system is insolvent. Of course, the entire global banking system is insolvent, but today's spotlight is on China. Please consider China averts local government defaults. Chinese banks have rolled over at least three-quarters of all loans to local governments that were due to mature by the end of 2012, an indication of the immense challenge facing China in working down its debt load. Local governments borrowed heavily from banks to fuel China’s stimulus programme during the global financial crisis and are now struggling to generate the revenue to pay them back, a shortfall that could cast a...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke blasts County Exec

    01/30/2013 1:32:29 PM PST · by jcb2009 · 8 replies
    Milwaukee County Sheriff - FB ^ | 1/30/2013 | Milwaukee County Sheriff
    County Executive Abele called Sheriff Clarke “immature” for his public safety ad during an interview with Fox 6. Two observations: It is apparent that the left has developed a set of talking points that they are all repeating. Second, Abele is a subject matter expert on immaturity. Getting arrested for drunk driving and not paying the ticket for seven years, parking his car wherever he felt like it and accumulating 92 parking tickets that went over-due, and throwing lighted fireworks into the yard of a neighbor that he didn't get along with are all great feats of maturity on his...
  • Wyoming NDAA Nullification Passes Out of Committee

    01/30/2013 1:31:12 PM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 1/30/2013 | TAC Daily Updates
    Wyoming state representative Kendell Kroeker, along with reps Hunt and Miller, and Senator Case, have introduced a bill that declares the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA to be unconstitutional, prohibiting enforcement of the federal act. On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, HB114 passed out of committee with a 6-3 vote. According to Kroeker, “This bill will preserve our constitutionally protected rights by not allowing the federal government to arrest and detain our citizens without trial or charges being brought against them. The federal government gave themselves this power, which completely shreds the bill of rights, with the passage of...
  • Oil boom creates economic push for gas flaring

    01/30/2013 1:26:37 PM PST · by thackney · 22 replies
    Dallas News ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jim Landers
    Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter said Wednesday the state’s rapidly increasing oil production was posing “a very difficult economic question” for drillers faced with curbing oil production or flaring natural gas produced along with the oil. Natural gas is selling at only a fraction of the fuel content price of oil. And oil wells are being completed before natural gas pipeline connections can catch up. As a result, the Texas Railroad Commission issued 1,963 flaring permits last year, more than six times as many as it did in 2010. ... Texas oil production has increased rapidly in the last two...
  • MILLER: The cop-killer bullet myth - Politicians go after ammunition as a sneaky way to get your gun

    01/30/2013 1:20:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Emily Miller
    <p>Give the administration credit for its creativity. The theatrical show President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are putting on in their effort to foist gun control on the public disguises a more subtle push to disarm America in the name of protecting cops. On Monday, Mr. Obama invited police chiefs from towns that have had mass shootings to the White House for a discussion on firearms and, more importantly, a photo opportunity.</p>
  • Animated Oprah Interviews Bernanke

    01/30/2013 1:18:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, | Peter Schiff
    Earlier this month Oprah Winfrey grabbed headlines with her blockbuster interview with serial doper and international pariah Lance Armstrong. Now, an animated Oprah keeps the momentum going with a harrowing interview with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, another major figure who is equally dependent on artificial stimulus to juice his job performance.  In this mock animated interview produced by the Peter Schiff Show, the daily radio broadcast by noted author and economist Peter Schiff, Oprah gets Bernanke to confess to repeated attempts to push up economic statistics through direct and repeated injections of powerful monetary stimulants. His motivation: a competitive central banking culture fixated...
  • APNewsBreak: EPA Moves to Ban Some Rodent Poisons

    01/30/2013 1:17:21 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    ap ^ | January 30, 2013
    The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the sale of a dozen rat and mouse poisons sold under the popular D-Con brand ... The company will have at least 30 days to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. If no hearing is requested, the ban will take effect.
  • Egypt's protests reveal deficit of trust in Muslim Brotherhood

    01/30/2013 1:15:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    csmonito.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | By the Monitor's Editorial Board
    Open defiance of Egypt's president in street protests shows how much the Muslim Brotherhood needs to leave Islam outside the door of democracy.Five days of protests in Egypt, with dozens of people killed and entire cities in turmoil, have revealed a whopping deficit of public trust in the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic group that dominates the leadership of this young democracy of the Arab Spring.*************************************************SNIP************************************* In cities like Port Said, the protesters have displayed an open defiance of President Mohamed Morsi’s orders on a curfew and state of emergency. Egypt’s Army chief warns of the state collapsing. And indeed, many...
  • Frank Issues Terse Statement On Cowan Senate Appointment

    01/30/2013 1:11:48 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | January 30, 2013 | BOSTON (CBS)
    BOSTON (CBS) – One person disappointed by Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision to name Mo Cowan as interim U.S. Senator is former Congressman Barney Frank. Earlier this month, Frank openly lobbied for the position, saying “I think I’m better prepared than most people.” Patrick obviously felt differently and chose Cowan, his former Chief of Staff, who has no previous experience holding elected office. Frank issued this terse statement Wednesday: “I know Mr. Cowan is committed to working hard and in socially-fair and economically-efficient manner toward resolving pending budget issues.” “I now look forward to working for the election of Ed Markey...
  • Morsi: Jewish Slurs Misunderstood, Taken Out of Context

    01/30/2013 1:11:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi defended his rancorous anti-Semitic comments, claiming that they were taken out of context. Morsi asserted in September 2010 that peace negotiations are "a waste of time and opportunities" as Arabs and Muslims get nothing out of engagement with "the descendants of apes and pigs." An Egyptian television shown this month aired the remarks, which were translated and distributed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). "I was talking about the practices and behavior of believers of any religion who shed blood or who attack innocent people or civilians. That's behavior that I condemn," Morsi said,...
  • The EPA's Lisa Jackson: The Worst Head of the Worst Regulatory Agency, Ever

    01/30/2013 1:10:11 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/30/2013 | Henry I. Miller,
    Obama and his minions seem to think that freedom is a four-letter word. His administration has imposed an array of intrusive, nanny-state, financial, environmental and consumer-product regulations that will cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars. ... the erosion of transparency in government, wasteful spending, burdensome regulation, and waning trust in the integrity of the public sector. A senior presidential appointee who epitomizes all of those flaws is EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who has a cynical, hyper-regulatory, damn-the-science philosophy ... EPA systematically exaggerates benefits and underestimates costs. EPA is a serial offender when it comes to egregious government waste, fraud,...
  • What's the Cost of Being Your Own Boss?

    01/30/2013 1:04:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie, I'm 55 and in a position to leave my full-time job and work freelance from home. I'm trying to weigh the financial benefits vs. costs. Any tips? --A Reader Dear Reader, When thinking about working at home, most people focus only on the pluses: no commute, flexible schedule, more personal time, little or no cost for things like transportation, wardrobe and eating out. It all sounds great. And it can be. By working freelance from your home, you'll certainly cut down on a lot of work-related expenses. But what might you be giving up? Most full-time jobs come...
  • Government Workers Average Twice As Many Sick Days Per Year As Private-Sector Employees

    01/30/2013 1:03:55 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2013 | Tom Gantert
    The average state worker in Michigan is taking as many as five times more sick days than a worker in the hospitality and leisure industry or a construction worker and more than twice as many sick days as many other workers in the private sector, according to state and national reports. State workers have called in sick on average between 9.4 to 11 days a year over the past five years, according to the Michigan Civil Service Commission annual workforce report. The report applies only to workers directly employed by the state; not public school teachers or local government workers....
  • Obama’s Total War Against the GOP

    01/30/2013 12:53:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Brian and Garrett Fahy
    The 2012 presidential campaign is over, but not for President Obama. The community organizer turned Senator turned president, who ran on hope and change in 2008 and its antipode character assassination in 2012, has no intention of putting politics behind him. Rather, he is seeking to wage a total war against the Republicans for their political immiseration. Total war is a two-pronged approach to battle: first, mobilizing the entire population for the war effort; and second, targeting the entire enemy population, not just its military. Examples from World War Two include German submarine attacks on merchant ships and passenger ships,...
  • Conference on Mancos oil shale scheduled in Farmington, NM

    01/30/2013 12:51:17 PM PST · by pinkwill · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 01/16/13 | Associated Press
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Speakers from major oil companies and the U.S. Department of Energy are expected to participate in a conference on the potential for shale oil production in the San Juan Basin.
  • Letter to an Eagle Scout

    01/30/2013 12:48:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | January 30, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    (NOTE: This letter is a response from Mark Alexander to his son, a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, concerning the Boy Scouts of America national board proposal to allow homosexual Scout leaders. Alexander is both a Troop Scoutmaster and member of his area Boy Scout Executive Council.) I received your note about news of an upcoming proposal before the Boy Scouts of America national board, which meets Wednesday, February 6th. According to the news release regarding that proposal, "The BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation." You are correct, the removal of this...
  • Strict gun laws haven't stemmed Chicago bloodshed

    01/30/2013 12:40:17 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/29/13 | MONICA DAVEY , New York Times
    Not a single gun shop can be found in this city. They are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. And yet Chicago, a city with bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence that contributed to more than 500 homicides last year and at least 40 killings already in 2013.