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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, CNNTürk 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 America’s descent into big government Tuesday night at the George Roche Sports Complex. “People can change…and big government can force people to change quicker than you think,” 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. “We have to get serious about the nature and view of government that many, and quite possibly a majority, of American’s now hold,” 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. America’s GDP actually shrank during the last three months of 2012, after three years of Obama’s “recovery.” Jobless claims jumped last week “unexpectedly.” And a new report says our national debt will soon be 200 percent of our entire national output — 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. It’s been gun control, same-sex marriage, women in combat and illegal immigration. I’m 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
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  • 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 - America’s 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 O’Brien Show, Says It Wasn’t Due to ‘Ethnic’ 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, “Starting Point,” was canceled because her program's small audience was “too ethnic, based on the high concentration of minority viewers.” 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.”
  • 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