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  • Gun Control Activist Protesting How Easy it is to Buy Guns, is a Rapist (Ohio)

    01/30/2013 11:39:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jerome McCorry organized a protest against a gun show, claiming that the gun show made it too easy to buy guns. Why did that worry him? Perhaps because because the easy availability of guns might have made his career as a rapist more dangerous. (via Instapundit) Outside of Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, people were protesting the sale of assault weapons. Those are the guns which the proposed bill would ban inside Hara Arena. “We know that guns are being sold on the floor inside Hara Arena illegally” said Jerome McCorry. “No background checks no identification of any kind.”...
  • In Vietnam, rage growing over loss of land rights

    01/30/2013 11:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 1:26 AM EST | Chris Brummitt
    Faced with a group of farmers refusing to give up their land for a housing project, the Communist Party officials negotiating the deal devised a solution: They went to a bank, opened accounts in the names of the holdouts and deposited what they decided was fair compensation. Then they took the land. The farmers, angry at the sum and now forced to compete for jobs in a stuttering economy, blocked the main road connecting the capital to the north of the country for one day in December. In a macabre gesture, some clambered into coffins. Police who came to break...
  • New England fishermen say new regs mean ruin

    01/30/2013 11:29:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 2:09 AM EST | Jay Lindsay
    Minutes after New England fishery managers took a vote that cast doubt on the historic industry’s future, the prospects most clear to Gloucester fishermen Paul Vitale were his own. “I’m bankrupt. That’s it,” said the 40-year-old father of three. “I’m all done. The boat’s going up for sale.” The New England Fishery Management Council on Wednesday approved a year-to-year cut of 77 percent on the Gulf of Maine cod limit and 61 percent for Georges Bank cod. The cuts come on top of a slew of other reductions, ranging from 10 to 71 percent, on the catch of other bottom-dwelling...
  • NY Times says Chinese hacked paper’s computers

    01/30/2013 10:54:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 1:29 AM EST
    The New York Times says Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated its computer networks over the past four months, stealing reporters’ passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of one of China's leaders. … The attacks coincided with a Times’ investigation into how the family and relatives of Premier Wen Jiabao built a fortune worth more than $2 billion. …
  • Top Right wing traditionalist Tories “to back gay marriage” despite anger among party's grassroots

    01/30/2013 10:35:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:21 EST, 30 January 2013 | James Chapman
    Tory traditionalists in the Cabinet are preparing to back gay marriage despite continuing anger among the party’s grassroots. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, one of the Government’s most senior Right-wingers, indicated yesterday he will vote in favor of legalizing same-sex unions next week, while Baroness Warsi, who has previously expressed concern, also revealed she is to back the reform. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, the standard bearer for the Tory Right, is expected to abstain rather than vote against, and may even back the legislation, according to friends. … Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson is the most implacably opposed...
  • Obama's Thunderdome Strategy - The president's goal is to make Republican ideas intolerable.

    01/30/2013 10:35:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Few are the men and women in American public life who haven't heard Mr. Dooley's famous aphorism: "Politics ain't beanbag." John Boehner, currently serving out his community service as speaker of the House, appears to have been meditating on Mr. Dooley's cautionary wisdom. At the Ripon Society last week he said the Obama administration was trying "to annihilate the Republican Party." Better late than never, Speaker Boehner now sees that Barack Obama's notion of political competition is Mad Max inside the Thunderdome: "Two men enter, one man leaves." Last week during the president's second inaugural address, if one can employ...
  • Why higher benefits won’t solve child poverty: Addict parents will “waste cash on drink and drugs”

    01/30/2013 10:31:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:51 EST, 30 January 2013 | James Chapman
    Giving more benefits to poor families will not address child poverty because too many irresponsible parents will spend it on alcohol or drugs, Iain Duncan Smith has warned. The Work and Pensions Secretary said parental addiction—not family income—had emerged as the main factor in determining a child’s life chances. He insisted that the last government’s strategy of spending more than Ł170 billion ($269 billion) in additional welfare payments had failed comprehensively. … Duncan Smith said Labour’s approach was a “vicious trap” and had left a “disturbing number” of people trapped in poverty. “There are around 100,000 people claiming sickness benefits...
  • Hadiya Pendleton, majorette in inaugural parade, shot to death in Chicago

    01/30/2013 10:30:47 PM PST · by RC one · 17 replies
    ABC7 ^ | January 30, 2013 | Bailey Michael
    AP/WJLA) A 15-year-old majorette who performed with the King College Prep High School band in President Obama's recent inaugural parade was shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot Tuesday afternoon in a South Side park. She died at a city hospital. Pendleton was standing under a canopy during heavy rain with her volleyball team when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and started shooting. Another teenage boy was shot in the leg. No arrests have been made. Pendleton's godfather says she was an excellent student and had dreams of being a doctor or...
  • Senator Ted Cruz not only Swept the floor on the Gun Control Hearings...

    01/30/2013 10:20:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/29/13
    ...He took out the trash
  • Italy risks political crisis as MPS bank scandal turns 'explosive'

    01/30/2013 10:00:25 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/30/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Italian magistrates investigating losses at Banca Monte dei Paschi say the mushrooming scandal has taken a dramatic turn, with political fallout that threatens to rock the country’s elections next month and upset eurozone plans for a banking union. “The situation is explosive,” said Tito Salerno, head of the prosecuting team in Siena, describing the fast-moving events at Italy’s third-largest bank as extremely grave. The Milan bourse tumbled 3.4pc and yields on 10-year Italian bonds spiked 15 basis points to 4.31pc as the political scandal widened. Monte dei Paschi (MPS), the world’s oldest bank dating back to 1472, is under investigation...
  • Animal rights group helps cancel SoCal elephant rides

    01/30/2013 9:47:50 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | January 29, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    Elephant rides are becoming endangered species at SoCal parades, zoos, fairs and festival. Several organizations have yanked elephant rides from street fairs, festivals and zoos in SoCal, thanks to the lobbying efforts of Animal Defenders International.
  • Mother of VA Tech shooting survivor: NRA shouldn’t be part of gun safety debate

    01/30/2013 9:46:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker
    The mother of one of the survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting told elected leaders to stand up to the NRA, a group she argues doesn’t even deserve to be “at the table” in the gun safety debate. Lori Haas joined PoliticsNation Wednesday after attending the contentious Senate hearing which featured testimony from gun control advocates, gun rights supporters, and experts in law enforcement. NRA head Wayne LaPierre voiced some of the strongest opposition to new regulations, including shooting down a proposal to close the background check loophole. “We are hopeful and impressed with some of our leadership on the...
  • A Chilling Effect - N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by...

    01/30/2013 9:46:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by corporations to cut off funding for conservativesNew York state is quickly becoming ground zero in the fight over free speech and corporate political spending as a top state official with ties to left-wing campaign finance reform groups attempts to pressure private companies into making their political contributions public.New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the state’s top accountant and is spearheading the campaign, cites the importance of transparency.Observers warn that “shareholder activism” in pursuit of political disclosure represents the first stage of coordinated intimidation campaigns against private companies conducted...
  • Anybody know of this?? President Obama Indicted by Federal Court?"

    01/30/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 79 replies
    you tube ^ | 30-jan-2013 | In2thevast1975
    Mr. Lyndon Larouche, a well respected journalist and political activist received word from his sources within the United States government that President Barack Hussein Obama has been indicted by a Federal Court
  • Franken Backs Assault Weapon Ban

    01/30/2013 9:36:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    keyc.tv ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ryan Gustafson
    MANKATO, Minn. - Senator Al Franken has lined up in support of a proposed assault weapons ban. Like many on Capitol Hill, it was the mass murder of 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that has led Senator Al Franken to get behind, and even offer amendments to a massive assault weapons ban being discussed in Congress. "I believe in the 2nd Amendment. I believe people have the fundamental right to own a gun for hunting, for collection, for protection, for sport. I don't believe that the assault weapons are needed, we've seen so many...
  • Chicago Teen Shot Because School Would Not Let Her Wait Inside For A Ride

    01/30/2013 9:26:05 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    WFLDTV ^ | 1-30-2013
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  • Why I am not having kids (Hint: Rhymes with "schmarbon schmootprint")

    01/30/2013 9:24:04 PM PST · by Junior_G · 71 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question — and it had been ticking like an egg timer in the back of my head for 15 years. We talked about it for five months. In the car on the way to work. During dinner. For five minutes, for 30 minutes. After seeing nephews and nieces. I wanted it to be a decision we made, not one made for us by chance or time. I turned to friends with kids for advice. “Feel free to convince me to your...
  • On God the Almighty Father

    01/30/2013 9:22:36 PM PST · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 30, 2013 | Benedict XVI
    On God the Almighty Father "Despite the Crisis of Fatherhood in Many Societies, the Scriptures Show us Clearly what it Means to Call God 'Father'" VATICAN CITY, January 30, 2013 (Zenit.org). Here is a translation of the General Audience Pope Benedict XVI gave today in Paul VI Hall. Dear Brothers and Sisters, In last Wednesday's catechesis we focused on the words of the Creed: "I believe in God." But the profession of faith specifies this statement: God is the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I should like to reflect with you now on the first, fundamental definition of...
  • Syrian tank brews up in Darya district of Damascus after being hit

    01/30/2013 9:21:50 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Norasaman23
    The impact is from some kind of anti-tank weapon. Can't tell if it's been doctored, but the footage is pretty dramatic:
  • Justice for Sal

    01/30/2013 9:16:28 PM PST · by Altariel · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | January 17, 2011 | Radley Balko
    Last week The Washington Post reported that Sal Culosi's parents have reached a $2 million settlement with Fairfax County, Virginia, police Detective Deval Bullock, who shot and killed the 38-year-old optometrist during a January 2006 SWAT raid on his home. The unusual settlement reflects the outrageous facts of this case, in which an unarmed man suspected of nothing more than betting on sports was recklessly gunned down during an unnecessarily violent operation. The SWAT team came to Culosi's house because another Fairfax County detective, David Baucum, overheard him and some friends wagering on a college football game at a bar....
  • New York’s Sandy Scorecard

    01/30/2013 9:11:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2013
    What worked, what didn’t, and what the city should do when future storms threaten The storm that tore up New York’s coastlines on Monday, October 29, was no longer a hurricane when it hit land, but a weaker post-tropical cyclone. Nor did Superstorm Sandy, as it came to be called, directly hit the city; it made landfall more than 100 miles south, near Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sandy “wasn’t the big one,” says Nicholas K. Coch, a professor of sedimentology and coastal geology at Queens College. But it was big enough. As New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed out,...
  • Richest U.S. Senator, John Kerry, Rails Against 'Corrupting' Money in Politics in Farewell Address

    01/30/2013 8:40:54 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1-30-2013 | Daniel Halper
    Richest U.S. Senator, John Kerry, Rails Against 'Corrupting' Money in Politics in Farewell Address January 30, 2013 By DANIEL HALPERJohn Kerry, the richest U.S. senator, railed against the "corrupting" power of money in politics in his farewell address today on the floor of the United States Senate: (click to the site to view the video) "There's another challenge that we must address and it is the corrupting force of the vast sums of money necessary to run for office," said Kerry. "The unending chase for money I believe threatens to steal our democracy itself. I've used the word 'corrupting' and...
  • Christ "alive" in us !

    01/30/2013 8:34:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-30-13 | Jedediah
    I have come that you may have life and have this abundantly, therefore as you release words of life to others I fill their wellspring with everlasting promises of life through restoration and as their wellspring fills, My joy that is their strength overwhelms their situations and proceeds to heal all within. So be My Wellspring of Life for others as I bear My fruit through you for you "ARE" a Living Testimony of My love I give Freely to ALL. John 7:37-38 Amplified Bible (AMP) 37 Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-31-13, M, St. John Bosco, Priest

    01/30/2013 8:30:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-31-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 31, 2013   Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest   Reading 1 Heb 10:19-25 Brothers and sisters: Since through the Blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary by the new and living way he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh,and since we have “a great priest over the house of God,” let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he...
  • Israel reportedly strikes convoy of Syrian weapons

    01/30/2013 8:25:43 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | David Barnett
    The Israeli Air Force reportedly carried out an airstrike on a Syrian weapons convoy last night. While some accounts have suggested that the convoy may have been carrying chemical weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Associated Press reports that the primary target was Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles, which were likely destined for Hezbollah. It is currently unclear whether the strike, which was confirmed to Reuters by four sources, took place in Syrian or Lebanese territory. A high-ranking Lebanese security source told the Daily Star that "[n]o strike took place on Lebanese soil." Haaretz reports that a Lebanese source has...
  • Kerry Calls for Release of Imprisoned Christian Pastor in Iran

    01/30/2013 8:22:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Iran’s “continued violation of the universal right of freedom of religion” and urged the release of an American Christian pastor imprisoned for his religious beliefs. In a written response to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to questions during his confirmation hearing last week obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Kerry, a liberal Massachusetts Democrat, said he is “deeply concerned” about Saeed Abedini, who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his Christian faith on Sunday. … Abedini, 32, who is from Boise, Idaho, has been jailed in Iran...
  • The Fewer, The Proud, The Marines—Budget Cuts Toll

    01/30/2013 8:15:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Busines Daily ^ | January 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Plans to reduce our most effective fighting force by 20,000 will leave it unable to meet all its global commitments or respond to spontaneous threats from the shores of Tripoli to anywhere else. There is no greater symbol of America's apologetic retreat from world leadership under President Obama than the planned reductions in the size of the Marine Corps, cuts that were in the works even before sequestration mandated under the Budget Control Act threatened to cut even deeper. The Marines are on course to cut around 4,000 positions a year through 2017, decreasing the total number of Marines...
  • Hillary Clinton Rescued By Iranians from Near Fatal Plane Crash

    01/30/2013 8:09:07 PM PST · by Golfinsocal · 73 replies
    Stuart Wilde ^ | December 30th, 2012 | Stuart Wilde
    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd left] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.
  • Family’s agonizing trail leads to infant’s surgery

    01/30/2013 8:01:56 PM PST · by MediaMole · 5 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Bella English
    Mary Gundrum, 20 weeks pregnant, was excited when an ultrasound revealed that she was going to have a baby boy. Then she looked closer and said, “What’s that in front of his face?” “That,” the doctor replied somberly, “is a problem.” The news was grim. The fetus had an encephalocele, a rare disorder in which part of the brain was exposed, covered in skin, outside the head. In this case, the brain was growing down into the roof of the mouth and protruding onto the face.
  • I'M LEAVING FR

    01/30/2013 7:53:26 PM PST · by Mr. K · 86 replies
    Mr. K ^ | 1/30/12 | Mr. K
    I have to go to the little cowboy's room
  • Euro-Media Concede Global Warming Has Ended…Models Were Wrong…Scientists Are Baffled!

    01/30/2013 7:37:52 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 49 replies
    NoTricksZone ^ | January 19, 2013 | P. Gosselin
    Spiegel has finally gotten around to conceding that global warming has ended, at least for the time being. Yesterday Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski published a piece called: Klimawandel: Forscher rätseln über Stillstand bei Erderwärmung (Climate change: scientists baffled by the stop in global warming). We’ve been waiting for this admission a long time, and watching the media reaction is interesting to say the least. Bojanowski writes that “The word has been out for quite some time now that the climate is developing differently than predicted earlier”. He poses the question: “How many more years of stagnation are needed before...
  • Darwin Day resolution introduced in congress (By Congressman Rush Holt of NJ)

    01/30/2013 7:37:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 01/23/2013
    A resolution designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, has been introduced into the United States House of Representatives.The proposed resolution would be a recognition of Charles Darwin as “a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."The Darwin Day resolution was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on Jan. 22, 2013. Holt, one of the few members of Congress with a Ph.D. in a scientific field, is the sole sponsor of the bill. After its introduction, the resolution, H. Res. 41, was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space,...
  • Menendez did not pay for flights from campaign donor until this year

    01/30/2013 7:36:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez did not pay for two flights provided by Salomon Melgen – his friend and campaign donor whose office was raided by the FBI Tuesday night – until more than two years later, and after a New Jersey Republican asked the Senate ethics committee to look into his travels. Menendez spokesman Paul Brubaker today said the senator reimbursed Melgen for the flights on January 4 of this year. Both were round trips– one between Florida and the Dominican Republic in August 2010, and one between Teterboro and the Dominican Republic in September 2010. The total amount Menendez...
  • MSNBC ‘essentially’ ran ‘a voter suppression campaign’ against GOP during 2012 presidential election

    01/30/2013 7:33:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    By tarring conservatives as racist during the 2012 presidential campaign, MSNBC “essentially” mounted “a voter suppression campaign,” says the author of a new book on media bias. “Some of the quotes I have in ‘Spin Masters’– you might remember them if you watch a lot of MSNBC — still make me cringe,” David Freddoso, author of the recently released book “Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama,” told The Daily Caller. “For example, Chris Matthews asserting that conservatives were giving Romney a long leash (ideologically speaking) because they are racists, I mean, come...
  • Brother of Murder Victim Seeks Details of FBI’s ‘Sensitive Informant Program’

    01/30/2013 7:32:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    BobMcCarty.com ^ | 1/30/13 | Bob McCarty
    Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a motion Monday asking a federal judge to determine whether he is entitled to limited discovery into the FBI’s “Sensitive Informant Program.” In his motion, Trentadue described the program as one used by the bureau “to recruit and/or place informants on the staffs of members of the United States Congress and perhaps even federal judges, in the national media, within other federal agencies as well as the White House, on defense teams in high-profile federal and/or state criminal prosecutions, inside state and local law enforcement agencies, and even among the clergy of organized...
  • Rand Paul: My amendment to stop F-16's to Egypt vote tomorrow afternoon

    01/30/2013 7:28:42 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 7 replies
    Facebook ^ | Rand Paul
    My amendment to prohibit the sale of F–16 fighter jets to Egypt will be voted on tomorrow afternoon. Please call your Senator and let them know you support this amendment: 202-224-3121 http://www.facebook.com/RandPaul2010/posts/10151321849161107 Contact Your Senator's: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
  • Georgia FReepers Please Check In

    01/30/2013 7:24:34 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 23 replies
    1/30/13 | me
    Anyone have a GA ping list? Like to know our fellow GA FReepers are okay. All of you were kind enough to do it for us Sandy Freepers, thought I'd return the favor. Seems like that storm is heading our way. Cold meets warm....NOT good. Saw the damage.
  • Looking for the Missouri ping list!

    01/30/2013 7:19:00 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 9 replies
    self | 1/30/13 | Foundedonpurpose
    I'm looking for the Missouri ping list, any help is appreciated.
  • Anti-Gun Advocates Heckle Woman Wanting to Defend Her Children During Gun Violence Hearing

    01/30/2013 7:11:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    CAPITOL HILL -- During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill about how to prevent gun violence, Senior Fellow of the Independent Women’s Forum Gayle Trotter was loudly heckled by anti-gun advocates in the crowd after she suggested women need firearms to protect young children in their homes. "An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies at her home becomes a defense weapon,” Trotter said as jeers erupted. “Guns are the great equalizer during a violent confrontation.” Senator Sheldon Whitehouse attempted to lecture Trotter about the type of gun she and women like...
  • Hoffa Statement On The Decline In U.S. Gross Domestic Product

    01/30/2013 7:10:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    digitaljournal.com ^ | January 30, 2013
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an official statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa: "Today we learned that the U.S. economy is shrinking due to a fall in government spending. That should tell us that government austerity is not just wrong, it's bad economic policy. "The Bureau of Economic Affairs' announcement that GDP fell by 0.1 percent reinforces our message that we need jobs, not cuts – especially to Social Security, Medicare and education. "Teamsters around the country are participating in actions today to demand that big corporations and the richest 2 percent pay their fair...
  • Windsor votes to remove fluoride from drinking water (Canada)

    01/30/2013 7:10:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 45 replies
    Windsor star ^ | January 28, 2012
    Windsor on Monday joined the growing number of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight against tooth decay. “A lot has changed in the last 60 years … fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay,” said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority.… “I want to be shown that when we ingest this, we are safe,” said Kimberley DeYong of Fluoride Free Windsor. She and others said not a single study among those cited by fluoridation proponents looked specifically at the industry-sourced chemical...
  • Kwame Harris: Chris Culliver Is Spreading Hate

    01/30/2013 7:09:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 | Updated 5:28 PM PST | Raj Mathai
    Kwame Harris has responded to Chris Culliver’s comments on gays in the NFL. The former 49er and openly gay football player is responding to Culliver’s suggestion that gay players would not be welcome in the team's locker room. “It’s surprising that in 2013 Chris Culliver would use his 15 minutes to spread vitriol and hate. I recognize that these are comments that he may come to regret and that he may come to see that gay people are not so different than straight people,” Harris told NBC Bay Area exclusively. Harris was outed as a gay man just this week....
  • Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding (359 Billion in FY 2012)

    01/30/2013 7:02:55 PM PST · by xzins · 14 replies
    TreasuryDirect.Gov ^ | Current | TreasuryDirect.Gov
    Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding The Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding includes the monthly interest for: U.S. Treasury notes and bondsForeign and domestic series certificates of indebtedness, notes and bondsSavings bondsGovernment Account Series (GAS)State and Local Government series (SLGs) and other special purpose securities. Amortized discount or premium on bills, notes and bonds is also included in the monthly interest expense.The fiscal year represents the total interest expense on the Debt Outstanding for a given fiscal year. This includes the months of October through September. View current month details (XLS Format, File size 146KB, uploaded 01/07/2013).Note: To...
  • (Coming to America) Zimbabwe Finance Minister Admits: 'We've Only Got Ł138.34 in the Bank'

    01/30/2013 6:59:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    • Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 in government coffers' • However he today contradicted his claims by saying the following day $30m was paid into government accounts • Result is culmination of years of ruinous economic policy by Zimbabwe's despotic President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash strapped country's bank accounts - and discovered it only has Ł138 and 34 pence left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference yesterday declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants...
  • Rybak To Talk With City Suppliers Of Guns And Ammo

    01/30/2013 6:58:16 PM PST · by Sawdring · 28 replies
    WCCO, CBS News ^ | January 30, 2013 6:02 PM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The mayor of Minneapolis wants to reduce gun violence in the city and he’s taking a new approach. During Wednesday’s city council meeting Mayor R.T. Rybak said he’s going to closely examine where the city purchases its guns and ammunition. “We buy a lot of guns and ammunition, we should really question whether the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us or fighting against us,” he said. Rybak says he wants to begin a constructive dialogue with companies they buy from and see if they would like to be...
  • Non-Profit Organizing for Action Displays Obama Campaign Logo in Immigration Email

    01/30/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/30/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Organizing for Action, the non-profit iteration of Barack Obama´s campaign organization, decorated its first big email blast with the well-known campaign logo of Obama for America. Jim Messina, the chairman of Organizing for Action, purportedly authored the email sent Tuesday, featuring the subject line "I need to know: Are you ready to get this done?" Messina was referring to the President´s new immigration legislation proposals, which he promoted at a campaign-style event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. The language of the email is similar to emails sent by Obama for America during the 2012 presidential campaign:
  • The bankruptcy of the Obama-Pelosi 'progressive' agenda

    01/30/2013 6:56:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Peter Morici
    No one can accuse the Democrats of being the party of personal responsibility. Confronted with an economy that contracted in the fourth quarter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi blamed Congressional Republicans for obstructing the president’s agenda and creating uncertainty. In the wake of the financial collapse, the Democrats took full control of both the Congress and the Presidency in 2009 and were presented with an historic opportunity to put their ideas into practice. Unfortunately, the newly elected President Obama and Speaker Pelosi treated the situation as a political opportunity to build a Democratic majority rather than an obligation to fix what’s broken...
  • Inside the Ring: New al Qaeda threat (Lone wolf attacks in the heartland)

    01/30/2013 6:56:03 PM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United States and the West. The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future strikes.” The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will the next strike by al Qaeda be?” A translation was obtained by Inside the Ring. “The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other...
  • Complaint: Sebelius' illegal campaign trip for Obama worse than we thought

    01/30/2013 6:49:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/30/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by campaigning for President Obama on the taxpayers’ dime, but now that initial violation has the Democratic National Committee and an HHS aide in the spotlight for related alleged infractions. A nonprofit government watchdog filed a complaint alleging that the DNC violated campaign finance law by misreporting the money it spent to reimburse HHS for Sebelius’ trip in a way that masked the fact that the Hatch Act, a ban on political campaigning by government employees working in their official capacity,
  • White House blames Republican "brinkmanship" for GDP contraction

    01/30/2013 6:46:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal
    The White House on Wednesday blamed the surprising contraction of the economy at the end of last year at least partly on Republican "political brinkmanship" for threatening to let defense cuts take effect. White House spokesman Jay Carney said similar threats over a looming March 1 deadline when defense and other cuts take effect absent a broader budget deal could similarly hurt the U.S. economy and taxpayers. "This is political brinkmanship with one primary victim, and that is American taxpayers and the American middle class," Carney said at a briefing. "Our economy is facing a major headwind ... and that's...