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  • A Look at the Fed-Sponsored Housing Bubble

    01/31/2013 9:30:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    In the wake of rising housing prices a reader asked if I would revisit my March 2102 article How Far Have Home Prices "Really" Fallen. The reader specifically wanted an update on inflation as measured by the HPI-CPI (a measure of the CPI where actual home prices instead of rent is the largest CPI component). Here is some background on the request: The CPI does not track home prices per se, rather the CPI uses a concept called "Owners' Equivalent Rent" (OER) as a proxy for home prices. The BLS determines OER from a measure of rental prices and also...
  • Most U.S. Gun Deaths Result from Suicide (My title)

    01/31/2013 9:19:52 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Wiki Answers ^ | 2012 | Wikianswers
    [Roughly 60 percent of U.S. firearms fatalities died by their own hand.] How many gun deaths are in the US every year? In 2011, the latest figure available from the Centers for Disease Control, Accidental discharge 851 Suicide 19,766 Homicide 11,101 Undetermined Intent 222 Total: At least 31940 people died from gun injuries in 2011. Also 258 people were killed during legal intervention, most of them due to guns. Guns were involved, but were not the primary cause of death: -in 2 fatal accidents. -in 6 homicides.
  • Real Freedoms Fading Fast

    01/31/2013 9:16:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Charles Payne
    "We finally got the right guys in front of us to lead us. We kept working, and now we're where we want to go. We've got one more."Frank Gore, running back San Francisco 49ers Listening to Frank Gore being interviewed after his team had just won the right to play in the Super Bowl, I was struck by a line that he's actually said more than once. In fact, it's hard not to find a champion in any sport that hasn't said their team wanted it more. "Want" is a wonderful thing because it propels us beyond what we think...
  • UN: Israel Must Withdraw From Judea, Samaria

    01/31/2013 9:12:18 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 1-31-13 | Staff
    The United Nations says Israel must withdraw all of its citizens from the regions of Judea and Samaria. The recommendation came in a report issued Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council, which has a history of passing numerous biased resolutions condemning Israel for various alleged "crimes" each year. "Israel must, in compliance with Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions," the report said in part. "It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories." Israel"s Foreign Ministry responded in a fiery statement immediately to the report,...
  • Wolfman Wanted: Must Have 60,000 Hairs on Face

    01/31/2013 9:11:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WANTED for immediate work: Good pay but applicant must have 60,000 hairs growing on their face. The travelling Circus of Horrors needs a wolf boy or girl and has placed the ad as it signed up Jesus Aceves, better known as Wolf Boy, for its three-month UK tour. Jesus is from Mexico, but strict UK immigration law means the show must give a resident in Britain the opportunity of taking the role before Jesus gets his chance. Circus of Horrors founder Dr Haze said: “It is strange. We are pretty sure there are no wolf boys or girls in the...
  • Kim Komando: Amazing Google Earth Discoveries (video)

    01/31/2013 9:06:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 31, 2013 | Kim Komando
    You can now see satellite images of the entire planet using Google Earth. Some folks have uncovered unbelievable hidden landmarks!
  • Ind. Dem Donnelly opposing assault weapons ban

    01/31/2013 9:04:46 AM PST · by 68skylark · 23 replies
    Associated Press via jconline.com ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is opposing a ban on assault weapons sought by President Barack Obama.</p> <p>A Donnelly spokesman told The Associated Press Wednesday that the Indiana lawmaker will vote against the ban but has not decided whether he would support universal background checks.</p>
  • Swedish Court Convicts Man for Hitler Salute

    01/31/2013 9:02:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Jan 13
    A man who performed a Nazi salute in a park in southern Sweden has been convicted of racial agitation by a Malmö court, the first time in three years a local resident has been convicted of a hate crime. The 33-year-old man was watching the football game between Sweden and Ukraine during the summer on a big screen in a local park when the incident took place. In court, he said the Hitler salute was an "inside joke" between him and his friends. He also stated that he was too drunk at the time to realize the gesture was inappropriate....
  • Henninger: Obama's Thunderdome Strategy

    01/31/2013 9:02:20 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 7 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."
  • 3 Former CIA Officials Review “Zero Dark Thirty”

    01/31/2013 8:59:25 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-30-13 | Wordsmith
    Jan. 30: Members of Code Pink protest outside Capitol Hill in Washington as Attorney General Michael Mukasey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Melina Mara - The Washington Post Yesterday morning, the American Enterprise Institute held an event titled “Watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ with the CIA: Separating fact from fiction.” AEI’s Marc Thiessen (author of “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack”) will host a panel discussion with three CIA veterans who were involved in the hunt for bin Laden. Panelists: General Michael Hayden (ret.), Former Director CIA John A....
  • Mom protects her son from three intruders

    01/31/2013 8:58:34 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 19 replies
    Michael Berry Site ^ | 1/30/2013 | Michael Berry
    Mom protects her son from three intruders who broke into her house and had a gun and duck tape. The audio clip is on Michael Berry's podcasts. She shoots one of the intruders and another one takes her gun and runs. She tells what happened in her own words. It starts 20 minutes into the first MP3 audio. Click Here. Michael Holds her over for the break and she continues Click Here. This mom tells the whole encounter in her own words. This is the best 2nd Amendment rights story I have heard.Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Still the WORST Economic Recovery Since 1882!

    01/31/2013 8:56:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | Anthony B. Sanders
    Jobless claims rise, consumer confidence down. Worst economic recovery since 1882. See chartsat link!
  • Russia Concerned by Reports of Israeli Air Strike on Syria

    01/31/2013 8:55:49 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    http://en.rian.ru ^ | January 31, 2013 | RIA Novosti
    MOSCOW, January 31 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow is “deeply concerned” over reports of Israeli air strikes on Syrian territory on Wednesday and is seeking confirmation of what could be a serious violation of the UN charter, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Moscow said it is looking into reports that Israeli fighter jets carried out an air strike on a military research center near Damascus on Wednesday. If the reports of “unprovoked strikes” hitting a sovereign country’s territory are confirmed, this would constitute a violation of fundamental United Nations principles, the Foreign Ministry said. Such attacks are ”unacceptable, no matter...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 31,2013

    01/31/2013 8:49:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 31,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • KinderGarden Of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks

    01/31/2013 8:48:17 AM PST · by NCjim · 23 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jamie Glazov
    Prior to 9-11, I was your typical New York City-born, Liberal Jew. My Liberalism wasn’t a thoughtful embrace of Left-wing ideology – in fact, very, very few people thoughtfully embrace this ideology. It was more like what Andrew Breitbart called “The default factory setting” for people born into the time, place and culture into which I was born. Back then I knew what all Modern Liberals know: Democrats are good and Republicans are evil; Democrats like peace and Republicans like war; Democrats like air and Republicans don’t breathe the air or something. I don’t know. This is why David Mamet...
  • World's Oldest Marathon Runner Announces Retirement at Age 101

    01/31/2013 8:45:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    Fauja Singh, an Indian-born British citizen, was dubbed the 'Turbaned Tornado' after taking up running at the age of 89. He says this year's Hong Kong Marathon will be his last.A 101-year-old Sikh regarded as the world's oldest marathon runner will quit after one final run at next month's Hong Kong race, media reports said on Thursday. Indian-born British national Fauja Singh admitted age was finally catching up with him and he had decided not to compete after the Hong Kong Marathon on February 24, five weeks before his 102nd birthday on April 1. "But I will keep running for...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    01/31/2013 8:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/13 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. “For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. “To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LIBER USUALIS, 01-31-13

    01/31/2013 8:40:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-31-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LIBER USUALIS A liturgical book containing most of the Gregorian chants and readings in the Mass and the Divine Office of the Roman Catholic Church. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Live stream- Puppy Bowl Locker Room

    01/31/2013 8:40:19 AM PST · by Gefn · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 28, 2013 | Breitbart
  • Dog sentenced to death in Tennessee because he is 'gay'

    01/31/2013 8:37:44 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/31/2013 | By Daniel Miller
    Pitbull-type dog faces being put down today unless new owner is foundAbandoned after previous owner saw him mounting another male dogBut animal experts say this is a sign of dominance not sexuality While dogs are known to occasionally display homosexual behaviour, animal experts say a male dog mounting another male dog is not a sign of sexual orientation but rather a sign of dominance.The dog's fate has sparked a frantic appeal among animal lovers to find a new owner before it's too late. A Facebook page has been set up with the message: 'Don't let this gorgeous dog die bc...