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  • Two reported dead in explosion at US Embassy in Turkish capital Ankara

    02/01/2013 4:36:24 AM PST · by riverrunner · 51 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    DHA photo A suspected suicide bombing has occurred in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, causing at least two deaths. Two people, including the suspected assailant, as well as a security guard, were killed in the explosion while two others were injured, according to initial reports. The explosion occurred at the entrance used by the embassy personnel and their visitors, CNNT√ľrk reported. A security guard at the X-ray machine at the entrance was killed in the explosion that occurred as the suspected suicide bomber was passing through the machine, the report said. Bomb experts are at the scene of...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/01/2013 4:35:54 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 89 replies
    National Freedom Day When : Always February 1st National Freedom Day celebrates freedom from slavery, and recognizes that America is a symbol of freedom. National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery. Celebrate this day by reflecting upon your own freedoms that you enjoy by being fortunate enough to be in America. Millions of people in the world are not free. Origin of...
  • Steyn speaks on Campus

    02/01/2013 4:35:14 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Shaun Lichti
    Mark Steyn, a nationally-recognized journalist and prominent conservative figure, brought a standing-room-only audience to its feet multiple times during his speech concerning Americaís descent into big government Tuesday night at the George Roche Sports Complex. ďPeople can changeÖand big government can force people to change quicker than you think,Ē Steyn said. He argued that the American legacy of small government does not render the nation invulnerable to the spread of European-style statist rule. ďWe have to get serious about the nature and view of government that many, and quite possibly a majority, of Americanís now hold,Ē he said.
  • IT'S SHOWTIME: Markets Rallying On Gigantic Day For The Global Economy

    02/01/2013 4:35:02 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-1-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    IT'S SHOWTIME: Markets Rallying On Gigantic Day For The Global Economy Joe WeisenthalFebuary 1, 2013, 3:03 AM Let's do this folks. US futures are rallying on what will be a huge day for the economy. European markets have opened higher, with the exception of Spain, which is getting slammed. We've got several big European PMIs coming up over the next hour or so. Then the focus will shift to the US where we've got US manufacturing data, US car sales data, and of course the monthly jobs report. While you were sleeping, China and Japan both rallied, with the latter...
  • Who Are We? ... Mark Steyn

    02/01/2013 4:32:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Mark Steyn
    In my last column, I argued that culture trumps politics, since when many readers have demanded to know what exactly I meant. Well, look no further than the very first post-election issue Republicans were told they needed to address: getting on the right side of Hispanics by neutralizing the illegal-immigrant issue. A population perhaps the size of Australia's or four mid-sized EU nations' strolled into America and decided to stay. In doing so, they broke the law. Literally. That's to say, some of the most basic laws of the nation lie shattered and discarded. Municipally, we have "sanctuary cities." At...
  • Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

    02/01/2013 4:22:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/31/2013 | ap
    Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013. New standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency require production of 14 million gallons of so-called cellulosic biofuels made from grasses and woody material. That's up from an 8.7 million-gallon requirement in 2012 -- when actual production was near zero. An oil industry representative said the Obama administration was thumbing its nose at a ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
  • Economy Shrinking, Debt Soaring, And Obama's Talking..."God, Guns and Gays?"

    02/01/2013 4:10:45 AM PST · by suspects · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 1, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Our weak economy is stumbling yet again. Americaís GDP actually shrank during the last three months of 2012, after three years of Obamaís ďrecovery.Ē Jobless claims jumped last week ďunexpectedly.Ē And a new report says our national debt will soon be 200 percent of our entire national output ó or twice as high as that of Greece. Since the inauguration, what have President Obama and the White House been talking about? Jobs, the economy and debt? Nope. Itís been gun control, same-sex marriage, women in combat and illegal immigration. Iím so old I remember when campaigning on divisive wedge issues...
  • Today's Toons 2/1/13

    02/01/2013 4:06:18 AM PST · by pookie18 · 14 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 2/1/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Several reportedly injured in blast near U.S. embassy in Turkey

    02/01/2013 4:04:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Turkish news reports say an explosion in front of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara has injured several people.
  • Obammunist Hacks at NBC BLACK-OUT Hagel Confirmation Hearing Meltdown

    02/01/2013 4:01:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Ruh-Ro! Seems 'Two-buck Chuck's Senate confirmation hearing was such an unmitigated disaster, NBC actually censored†the live event when it started to get ugly for Hagel... In their -and their brain-dead viewers'- minds, Hagel's getting crispy-fried by GOP senator Lindsay Graham yesterday didn't even happen... you know, just like Bob 'Young-n-Fresh' Menendez's little (lil') girl problem (that also doesn't exist): Doug Ross: NBC is America's answer to the Soviet Union's Pravda. It serves as an unofficial public relations arm of the Obama administration.† It has been caught -- on numerous occasions (e.g., here and here) -- editing video and audio...
  • Another shake-up at CNN... Will veteran John King be pushed out for political dynamo Jake Tapper?

    02/01/2013 3:54:52 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    CNN chief national correspondent John King could be ousted from the network in favour of new Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, MailOnline can reveal. King, 49, has already moved out of his office to make way for Tapper, 43, who was poached by new CNN boss Jeff Zucker from ABC. And now sources have revealed that King has not signed a new contract - and has instead signed an extension to his existing deal, leaving his future at the network unclear.
  • U.S. vice president will meet Syrian opposition leader in Europe: White House

    02/01/2013 3:38:17 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Alarabiya.net English ^ | February 1, 2013 | By Al Arabiya with Reuters
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Syrian opposition leader Mouaz Al-Khatib during a European trip in coming days and will discuss U.S. concerns about the Syrian conflict with Russia as well, White House officials said on Thursday. It would be the highest-level U.S. meeting with the Syrian opposition, which is fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in a 22-month-old war that has killed more than 60,000 people and forced more than 700,000 to flee Syria, according to the United Nations. Biden is due to meet khatib on Saturday in Munich on the margins of a security...
  • Breaking: Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

    02/01/2013 3:35:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2013
    Ed Koch, the brash, colorful and often confrontational mayor who helped to lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s, launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this day, has died. He was 88.
  • Global medical company lays off 100 in US, blames ObamaCare

    02/01/2013 3:25:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/1/2013 | fox news
    A global medical technology company has laid off nearly 100 employees at its offices in Tennessee and Massachusetts and is blaming the layoffs on the medical device tax tied to ObamaCare. London-based Smith & Nephew said Thursday it laid off fewer than 100 employees between the two offices, which operate as the company's advanced surgical devices unit, according to The Commercial Appeal. The company specializes in developing orthopedic reconstruction products, has nearly 11,000 employees and operates in over 90 countries, according to its website. The Affordable Care Act includes a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices, which is expected to...
  • Whale Vomit Worth £100,000 Found on Dog Walk

    02/01/2013 3:23:04 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    SKYNEWS ^ | 02/01/13 | Becky Johnson
    A man whose dog found a lump of rare and valuable whale sick on a beach is expecting to be able to sell it for more than £100,000. Ken Wilman, 50, was out walking on Morecambe beach when his dog Madge started sniffing a lump of rock. He told Sky News: "At first I thought it was a football but as I got closer I realised it was a big stone. "She wouldn't leave it alone. I picked it up and it smelt horrible so I knocked it with my walking stick and a small lump came off. "I put...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americaís Morning Show - February 1, 2013

    02/01/2013 2:53:06 AM PST · by sneakers · 9 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Labor Unions Finally Read Obamacare Fine Print, Realize Costs Set To Spike, "Turn Sour" On Obama

    02/01/2013 2:48:30 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 38 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 01.31.2013 | Tyler Durden
    It is a well-known fact that nobody in Congress ever reads, or even skims, any law, and especially not the fine print, it passes until long after it has been enacted into law. It appears the same is just as true for the biggest pillar of support for the Obama administration: America's labor unions, whose liberal vote every election is instrumental to preserving the outflow side of America's welfare state. As it turns out, it was the same labor unions who enthusiastically supported the primary accomplishment of the Obama administration in the past 4 years, Obamacare, only to realize, long...
  • On TCM Saturday: Ronald Reagan in "Kings Row" and "This Is The Army"

    02/01/2013 2:45:41 AM PST · by opineapple · 4 replies
    King's Row Saturday February 2, 2013 at 08:15 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, and Robert Cummings Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry. Drama/1942 Kings Row, TCM This Is The Army Saturday February 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, George Murphy, Joan Leslie A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers. Comedy/Musical 1943 This Is The Army, TCM
  • CNN Cancels Soledad OíBrien Show, Says It Wasnít Due to ĎEthnicí Viewership

    02/01/2013 2:13:43 AM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    The tumult at CNN that has seen several contributors leave the cable news network continued on Wednesday, when Soledad O'Brien's morning show, ďStarting Point,Ē was canceled because her program's small audience was ďtoo ethnic, based on the high concentration of minority viewers.Ē Despite ending O'Brien's morning show, a CNN spokesman told Politico on Thursday that "Soledad is very important to the network, and we're discussing various options with her.Ē
  • Suzanna Gratia Hupp explains the 2nd Amendment at the gut level

    02/01/2013 1:59:28 AM PST · by plsjr · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Dr. Hupp
    Suzanna Gratia-Hupp at GOCRA Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and tells Congress why the 2nd Amendment Exists
  • Ariz. Senate Panel Passes Bill Barring Enforcement Of Federal Gun Measures

    02/01/2013 1:45:14 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 14 replies
    WNEW ^ | January 31, 2013
    PHOENIX ó A Republican-sponsored bill barring enforcement of new federal guns laws sparked passionate debate in an Arizona Senate committee that ultimately passed the bill Wednesday. The party-line vote moved the first of several anti-gun control bills introduced in the Legislature to the floor on the same day the U.S. Congress heard a plea from former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to pass new gun control laws. The bill co-sponsored by state Sen. Don Shooter, four other senators and several members of the House of Representatives would bar enforcement of new federal laws affecting semi-automatic firearms or high-capacity magazines. It also...
  • This is a test... (challenge)

    02/01/2013 1:34:53 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 46 replies
    My head. | Feb. 1st 2013 | Mad Dawgg
    This is a test... OK it is a challenge. I know there are multitudes of smart people who lurk and post here on FR. Well I've been dabbling in Ciphers and Codes. Why? Because a number of years back someone gave me the Cryptonomicon as a gift. It is a novel by Neal Stephenson. The story is hilarious yet based on actual historic fact. Places like Bletchley Park and people like Alan Turing loom large in the novel. If you are not familiar with the name or place it was where England broke the Enigma Code of the Germans in...
  • THE OBOEHNER TAX INCREASES AND MORE

    02/01/2013 1:17:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    2/1/2013 | Self
    I heard something the other day that needs correction. Rush Limbaugh talked about the "Obama tax increases" and if he was talking about Obamacare tax hikes he's right on the money because Barack Obama owns them. The GOP didn't support it. But I got the impression El Rushbo was talking about the deal agreed to at the beginning of this year that restored 2 percent to the Social Security tax and raised taxes on "the rich." John Boehner is co-owner of those tax increases with Barack Obama. And just like the Obamacare taxes, they are economically destructive. It looks like...
  • Massive Water Source Found Under Mexico City, Could Be 100-Year Supply

    02/01/2013 12:24:47 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | 1:08 pm EST, January 21, 2013
    A team of geologists has discovered a large aquifer far beneath Mexico City that could supply potable water to the capital for many decades and serve as a reserve basin in times of drought, the municipal government said Monday. ďItís a deep aquifer of significant proportions, but they havenít been quantified yet and the next step is to carry out the necessary studies to see its real potential for sustainable extraction,Ē Mexico Cityís water systems director, Ramon Aguirre, said in a radio interview. Although news accounts have said the aquifer could supply the capitalís water needs for a century, Aguirre...
  • Tea Party Community: Itís Just Like Facebook, But Only For Conservatives

    02/01/2013 12:02:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 31, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    If youíre an outspoken conservative whoís sick of getting bullied by your liberal ďfriendsĒ on Facebook, Tea Party Community might just be the place for you. According to co-founder Ken Crow, ďItís a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America. Itís a social community just for them.Ē Crow recently partnered with Tim Selaty Sr. and Jr. to create a ďsafe haven for the conservative movement where we can share ideas and thoughts and express ourselves without fear of retribution.Ē But itís not just fellow Facebook users that Tea Party Communityís founders believe are targeting conservatives...
  • Online Muslim Matrimonial Services

    01/31/2013 11:47:33 PM PST · by smartmehndi · 22 replies
    http://www.qiran.com ^ | 02-02-2013 | smartmehndi
    Single Muslims think that finding their soul mate is difficult because Muslims donít date like the people of other religions but now the internet has madethis task easy for them. There are many useful resources and matchmaking websites available online that are dedicated to Muslim matrimonial services. Thesewebsites are specifically for Muslim people who want to get married and are in search of a right person to spend their whole life with. With the help ofthese websites, youngsters looking for a life partner can talk with each other to know about the mentality and to decide whether they can spend...
  • My Trip to the Gun Store

    01/31/2013 11:04:53 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Yesterday I†decided†to head-out and get a bit more ammo before the Obama and his congressional minions had a chance to impose more regulation and/or bans... Luckily, I picked up 8mm, .357, and 12-gauge shells, and after a considerable wait in line it was my turn to pay. So then the cashier says 'strip down, facing me.' I couldn't believe it- all I could think was 'this time these pinheads in Congress have gone WAY too far...' Making a mental note to complain to the manager about the gun registry people running amok, I did just as she had instructed....
  • Woman can't stop eating cat hair, says it's like 'cotton candy'

    01/31/2013 10:58:13 PM PST · by LucyT · 56 replies
    MSN News ^ | Januaary 30, 2013 | Staff
    We know you're out there, cat lovers, but how much do you REALLY love your cat? Have you ever actually tasted your feline? Meet Lisa, who loves her kitty so much that she eats the fur. The 43-year-old Michigan woman, featured in the upcoming season of TLC's "My Strange Addiction," snacks on a smidge of cat hair every two hours and has downed more than 3,200 hairballs over the past 15 years. She doesn't cough them up cat-style, either: She swallows them. The fur gourmand explains that she eats fur off the floor and furniture, but that "the best ones...
  • Prayer request for Gonzo's brother-in-law

    01/31/2013 10:48:55 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    Gonzo
    Received a request from Gonzo. He says his brother-in-law, Noel Nightingale, is in the hospital and is close to expiring. God bless his soul, he's a good man. A Canadian navy veteran who fought for the United States. Please address your replies to Gonzo.
  • NBC Liberal Panel Freaks Out Over Sheriff Telling People to Arm Themselves

    01/31/2013 10:47:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 30, 2013 | Kyle Drennen
    During a panel discussion on Wednesday's NBC Today, the morning show's regular liberal pundits had a panic attack over Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke putting out a radio ad calling on local citizens to "Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself." Chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman was aghast: "This is so irresponsible it's dangerous." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Attorney Star Jones chimed in: "I think it's so irresponsible." Snyderman accused the Sheriff of advocating "vigilantism" and ranted: "I don't hear anything in there about safety. It's,...
  • MSNBC Airs Un-Edited Sandy Hook Father's Testimony After Critics Complain [about MSNBC's editing]

    01/31/2013 10:27:17 PM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/30/2013 | Paul Bond
    Conservatives said the edited footage made it appear as though Neil Heslin was shouted down by Second Amendment advocates at a hearing in Connecticut, and rival network anchor Anderson Cooper agreed.NBC News has re-aired a video its critics say was selectively edited after finding itself embroiled in another controversy about edited video. It's not the first time a controversy over editing has plagued the cable talker. NBC aired doctored versions of a 911 call in the Trayvon Martin case, which led to an apology and several people losing their jobs in April. On Monday, MSNBC aired a video that seemed...
  • WARNING: VETERANS - THE VA SYSTEM HAS GONE TO THE DARK SIDE (UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE MESSIAH?)

    01/31/2013 10:24:29 PM PST · by Chance Hart · 45 replies
    self
    WARNING: VETERANS - THE VA SYSTEM HAS GONE TO THE DARK SIDE (UNDER PRESURE FROM THE MESSIAH?) Wanted to let my fellow Vets know that if you have not had reason to read your records that are being generated by the VA system, that you are being assigned by a numerical value - all that you say and is written regarding your visits and other communication within the VA system, following a path to make you a concern for this administration as a potential terrorist or other that should and will have their Constitutional Rights REVOKED by the powers that...
  • Ski masks, a fashion accessory to crime in D.C., may soon be illegal

    01/31/2013 10:20:18 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    Buying a ski mask isnít illegal, but could restricting their sale help prevent crime? The notion is stirring debate among some Northwest Washington residents after reports of robberies committed by men wearing ski masks. The frequency of the robberies also has caught attention of police, who say one neighborhood crew is frequently purchasing masks at a local sports store for the express purpose of committing robberies. ďThey clearly are a problem. Otherwise, we wouldnít see it being mentioned in all the reports,Ē said Faith Wheeler, an Advisory Neighborhood Commission member from the Takoma neighborhood in Northwest. And while police from...
  • Idaho State Senator Compares Obamacare Exchanges to Holocaust

    01/31/2013 10:17:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 31, 2013 | Cyrus Afzali
    An Idaho Republican made waves on Twitter this week, tweeting that forcing insurance companies to participate in healthcare exchanges is like marching Jews off to death camps during the Holocaust. In a series of messages that began Jan. 22 and continued until Wednesday, state Sen. Sheryl Nuxol said that the Affordable Care Act amounts to "tombs" for insurance companies. "Much like the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps, private insurers are used by the feds to put the system in place because the federal government has no way to set up the exchange. Several years from now, the federal...
  • NATO chief: EU must spend more on military

    01/31/2013 10:01:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 31.01.13 @ 19:00 | Andrew Rettman
    NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged EU countries to spend more on defense despite the economic crisis or risk losing US solidarity. He said in a foreword to the allianceís report on 2012, out on Thursday (31 January), that: ďIf current defense spending trends were to continue, that would limit the practical ability of NATOís European nations to work together with their North American allies. But it would also risk weakening the political support for our alliance in the United States.Ē He added NATO is still ďthe most important military power in the world.Ē But he also warned: ďThe...
  • Hot Reporter Owns Videobomber (nicely done in New Orleans - STD mention)

    01/31/2013 10:01:09 PM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-31-13
    You might enjoy how a reporter handles a drunk *itch from San Francisco who is interrupting her TV report.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2013

    01/31/2013 9:39:40 PM PST · by JustAmy · 477 replies
    2-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • USS Midway staffers fired over metals

    01/31/2013 9:35:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    utsandiego ^ | Jan. 30, 2013 | Jeff McDonald
    Fourteen employees of the USS Midway Museum engineering department have been fired after officials discovered metals from the "historic" aircraft carrier were being sold off ď..big time in the recycling but only a portion of the money was returned said the nonprofit to its "volunteers." This involves hundreds of thousands of dollars over several years... it had been going on for some time.Ē Museum officials informed 150 employees.
  • The gun-show loophole myth - FBI checks have to be fixed; new laws not needed on private gun sales

    01/31/2013 9:27:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Emily Miller
    For the first time in 14 years, the CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), will testify on Capitol Hill. Wayne LaPierre‚Äôs appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee underscores how seriously the nation‚Äôs largest gun-owners organization takes the latest assault on the Second Amendment.Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, invited former Rep. Gabrielle Gifford‚Äôs husband, Mark Kelly, among others, to testify for the other side. In his prepared remarks, Mr. LaPierre will say, ‚ÄúWhen it comes to the issue of background checks, let‚Äôs be honest: Background checks will never be ‚Äėuniversal‚Äô because criminals will never submit to them.‚ÄĚ(This...
  • Federal Court Indicts Obama?

    It's just breaking, so I don't know any details, other than this... On January 25th, 2013 , 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. Details of the indictment has been omitted by Larouche but he characterized them as probably the greatest indictment he has ever seen placed upon a standing president throughout history. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_RECESS_APPOINTMENTS?SITE=AP&a...
  • COMBAT VETERAN ARRESTED! [accused of possessing high-capacity magazines for an assault rifle]

    01/31/2013 9:15:57 PM PST · by Rig4Dive · 96 replies
    The Right Perspective ^ | January 31, 2013
    Nathan Haddad, a decorated combat veteran with multiples deployments to Afghanistan, who has spent spent 12 years serving his Country in the United States Army, is now under Arrest!
  • FDA to college: Carry on with morning-after pill vending machines

    01/31/2013 9:01:24 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/30/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    Controversy has surrounded Shippensburg University, in Pennsylvania, ever since it decided to provide Plan B, commonly referred to as the ďmorning-after pill,Ē in a college campus vending machine along with condoms and other forms of birth control. The Food and Drug Administration said last week that it had looked into the validity of the machine and will take no action against it.
  • Charlie Baker rules out U.S. Senate run

    01/31/2013 8:59:42 PM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 01/31/2013 | Hillary Chabot
    Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker flatly ruled out a run for the special Senate election, saying he doesnít ďreally think of myself as a senator,Ēbut he urged his former boss and former Gov. William Weld to jump into the fray should Scott Brown decide to stay out of the race. The Swampscott Republican has kept out of the media limelight since losing his 2010 bid for governor. Both U.S. representatives Edward J. Markey and Stephen F. Lynch have entered the race on the Democratic side, but so far Brown, who just lost to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren last fall,...
  • Applebeeís fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-tip

    01/31/2013 8:54:33 PM PST · by Altariel · 76 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 31, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager. Chelsea Welch, the waitress, wrote in an email to Yahoo News that the pastor (who has since been identified as Alois Bell) told Welch's manager at the St. Louis-area Applebee's that the ensuing firestorm had "ruined" her reputation."I give God 10%," Bell wrote on the receipt, scratching out the automatic tip and scribbling in an emphatic "0" where the additional tip would be. "Why...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    01/31/2013 8:51:15 PM PST · by 50sDad · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/31/13 | 50sDad
    ďFor at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,Ē 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. ďTo me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,íí added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than a decade ago.
  • Gun group attacks gun control lobbyist who fired assault rifle(In CO Working for Bloomberg)

    01/31/2013 8:47:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    kdvr ^ | 1:18 pm, January 31, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER ó In the brewing battle over guns and gun laws, even the lobbyists are fair game. Dudley Brown, who directs Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Coloradoís most strident defenders of gun rights, opposes any and all efforts to expand background checks or ban weapons. And, in a Facebook post published on the groupís site Wednesday, Brown is calling one of the Capitol lobbyists spearheading the charge for gun control a ďhypocriteĒ. Adam Eichberg, who along with Headwaters Strategies partner Will Coyne has signed a contract to represent ďMayors Against Illegal GunsĒ, the group led by New York City Mayor Michael...
  • A good friend is considering joining the Jehovah's Witnesses. What should he worry about?

    01/31/2013 8:44:30 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 143 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 1/31/2013 | Me
    When I come by my friends house they are always there. They are polite to me but act like I'm interfering. Anyone here associated with them or been to their church? Thanks.
  • Officials: Agents Raided Office of Menendez Friend After Document Shredding Truck Spotted

    01/31/2013 8:38:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 31, 2013 | RHONDA SCHWARTZ
    Officials: Agents Raided Office of Menendez Friend After Document Shredding Truck Spotted FBI agents and other law enforcement officials investigate the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen who has possible ties to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on January 30, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Fla. By RHONDA SCHWARTZ Jan. 31, 2013 Federal agents raided the West Palm Beach eye clinic of a longtime friend and political supporter of Sen. Robert Menendez earlier this week after a document shredding truck was observed at the building, following attempts by FBI agents to question Dr. Salomon Melgen about his relationship with the...
  • Columbia Shuttle Crew Not Told of Possible Problem With Reentry

    01/31/2013 8:35:29 PM PST · by chessplayer · 94 replies
    What would you tell seven astronauts if you knew their space shuttle was crippled on orbit? It was a question that faced NASA's Mission Control considered after initial suspicions that something might be wrong with the shuttle Columbia as it was making its doomed reentry in 2003. Wayne Hale, who later became space shuttle program manager, struggled with this question after the deaths of the Columbia crew 10 years ago. Recently he wrote about the debate in his blog, recalling a meeting to discuss the dilemma: "After one of the MMTs (Mission Management Team) when possible damage to the orbiter...
  • California's Hispanic Population Projected To Outnumber White In 2014 [The Takeover Is Complete!]

    01/31/2013 8:31:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 31, 2013 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    California's Hispanic Population Projected To Outnumber White In 2014 By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's Hispanic population will equal that of whites this year before becoming the state's largest demographic group in 2014 for the first time since statehood in 1850, a government report showed on Thursday. That change in the most populous U.S. state will make it the third where whites do not comprise a plurality of the population, after New Mexico and Hawaii. The shift is occurring alongside nationwide growth in the Hispanic population, which grew to 16.7 percent of the total in 2011 from 12.5...