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  • Democrats Make Fitzpatrick an Early Target

    02/01/2013 5:40:03 AM PST · by mgist · 14 replies
    Philly Burbs ^ | 2/1/13 | Gary Weckselblatt
    Democrats make Fitzpatrick an early target U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick by Gary Weckselblatt Less than a month after U.S. House members were sworn into office, Democrats have already chosen their top 10 targets for 2014 and Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has made the list. The House Majority PAC made the announcement Thursday, saying each of the Republicans “represents a competitive district and has an out-of-touch, extreme record.” In the 2012 cycle, the so-called super political action committee spent nearly $36 million against more than 50 GOP candidates. It receives financial backing from George Soros, a supporter of many left-wing causes, and...
  • America’s Last Chance

    02/01/2013 5:39:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Walter Williams
    Let’s expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government’s borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling. However, there’s an issue with this warning. According to the 2012 Social Security trustees report, assets in Social Security’s trust funds totaled $2.7 trillion, and Social Security expenditures totaled $773 billion. Therefore, regardless of what Congress does about the debt limit, Social Security recipients are guaranteed their checks. Just take the money from the $2.7 trillion assets held in trust. Which is the lie, Social Security checks must...
  • Combat Veteran Arrested In New York: Charged With 5 Felonies For Possession of AR Magazines

    02/01/2013 5:39:12 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 69 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Robert Richardson
    In the latest attack on the American people, a decorated War Hero has been arrested and charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for having empty 30 round AR-15 Magazines in his vehicle. On Sunday January 6th Staff Sgt. Nathan Haddad, a decorated combat veteran, was driving through Jefferson County New York when he was randomly pulled over for a vehicle check. Haddad, who had five 30 round empty magazines in his possession, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and charged with five felony counts. According to Haddad’s brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan thought...
  • Former Minneapolis FBI director attacks Jones' ATF nomination

    02/01/2013 5:39:09 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | : DAN BROWNING and PAUL MCENROE
    A former director of the Minneapolis FBI office sent a letter this week to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee denouncing B. Todd Jones' performance as U.S. attorney in Minnesota as they prepare to consider his nomination to director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Donald E. Oswald, 54, a self-declared Democrat and supporter of President Obama, said he felt "morally compelled" to alert the committee about what he describes as Jones' "atrocious professional reputation within the federal law enforcement community" in Minnesota. "He was, and still remains, a significant impediment for federal law...
  • Yemen’s Forgotten Christians

    02/01/2013 5:35:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Yemen’s Forgotten ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 1, 2013 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.When one thinks of Yemen—the impoverished Arab country that begat Osama bin Laden and is cushioned between Saudi Arabia and Somalia, two of the absolute most radical Muslim nations—one seldom thinks of Christians, primarily because they are practically nonexistent in such an inhospitable environment.  In fact, most tallies suggest that Yemen’s entire non-Muslim population is less than one percent.However, a new Arabic report discusses the existence of Christians in Yemen, and...
  • The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child Brides

    02/01/2013 5:33:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Frank Crimi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child BridesPosted By Frank Crimi On February 1, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A growing legion of Muslim men from the Mideast and Europe are scouring Syrian refugee camps in order to purchase underage girls, some as young as 12, as child brides, many of whom end up being sold for use in temporary “pleasure marriages.”For most of the Syrian women and girls who have fled the genocidal horrors of Syria’s civil war, rape — whether by pro-government or rebel forces – has been...
  • White House Falters on Legitimacy of Iranian Government

    02/01/2013 5:32:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    White House press secretary Jay Carney stumbled Thursday during a line of questioning regarding the legitimacy of the Iranian government, just hours after the beginning of the contentious confirmation hearing of Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel. "Excuse me, can you ask that again?" Carney responded when a reporter asked if Obama agrees with his nominee, who stated before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Iranian government is "elected and legitimate." "Our views on the last presidential election were clearly expressed," he added, before criticizing Iran for its violations of United Nations resolutions mandatng it immediately cease...
  • “A deliberate attempt to bypass the Constitutional process” NY Sheriff’s PBA blasts Cuomo,

    02/01/2013 5:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    bob-owens.com ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Bob Owens
    In an extraordinary January 24 letter directed at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and top New York state legislators, the Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association has ripped into New York’s rogue government for the tactics they used to unconstitutionally ram the NY SAFE Act through the state legislature into law, intentionally subverting the democratic process. Read the letter in it’s entirety, and gain an understanding of how insurrections and revolutions start. Dear Governor Cuomo, Senators Klein, Marchíone, Skelos, Stewart-­Cousins, and Chairman Cox: By this correspondence, the Saratoga County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association (SCDSPBA) would like to announce...
  • Chuck Hagel: Unworthy of Confirmation Posted By On

    02/01/2013 5:30:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Chuck Hagel’s battle to become the next Secretary of Defense, succeeding Leon Panetta, took center stage on Thursday at his Senate confirmation hearing. At times appearing like a deer caught in the headlights, he was unable to handle the tough questions addressed at his record. He appeared at times dazed, bewildered and unable to defend his record of disturbing policy positions, many of which he disavowed during the hearing and could not explain why. In light of his performance, those senators who had been undecided about confirming Hagel certainly have ample reason now to join with their conservative colleagues in...
  • Israel Threatened by Syria and Iran

    02/01/2013 5:29:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Israel Threatened by Syria and IranPosted By Arnold Ahlert On February 1, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The presumed Israeli airstrike within Syrian territory on Wednesday has elicited threats of retaliation from both Syria and Iran. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, quoted at al-Ahd, a Hezbollah-run news website, contended that his nation could make “a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes,” adding that ”Syria is engaged in defending its sovereignty and its land.” In Iran, a deputy foreign minister was quoted by English-language Press TV as saying the “strike on Syria...
  • US Appointing An Aussie General To Command Its Pacific Troops (New World Order).

    02/01/2013 5:28:29 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Robert Johnson
    As the Pentagon pours attention and resources into the conflict-ridden Asian-Pacific theater, it's made an unheard of command choice. The AP reports Australian Maj. General Richard Burr is now Deputy Commanding General for Operations at U.S. Pacific Command (USARPAC) out of Hawaii. It's the first time a non-American has served in such a high-ranking position at this type of command. This isn't some out-of-the way little military base — this is the command led by Major General George Moore in the days after World War II. Moore fought at Battan along with enough other dark Pacific campaigns to fill a...
  • Free People Not Going Quietly Into the Sharia Night-demonstrations continue; where is Obama?

    02/01/2013 5:26:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Egypt: Free People Not Going Quietly Into the Sharia NightPosted By Robert Spencer On February 1, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Survey after survey, as well as the election results that put the Muslim BrotherhoodÂ’s Mohammed Morsi in the presidential palace, show that most Egyptians want Islamic law. But those who do not are not submitting quietly to Sharia tyranny.Morsi has declared a state of emergency and given the military the power to arrest civilian protesters, yet still the anti-Morsi demonstrations continue. And while he quickly endorsed the demonstrations...
  • Calling All Free Republic Baby Boomers (Born 1946 to 1964)

    02/01/2013 5:18:02 AM PST · by xzins · 122 replies
    US Census ^ | 1 Feb 13 | Xzins
    The US Census Bureau, in "The Older Population" indicates that Baby Boomers are defined as follows: 6 The Baby Boom includes people born from mid-1946 to 1964. The Baby Boom is distinguished by a dramatic increase in birth rates following World War II, and is one of the largest generations in U.S. history. For more information, see: Hogan, Perez, and Bell, 2008, Who (Really) Are the First Baby Boomers? In Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 1009–1016. You are now from about 50 to 67 years old, and you are the glad result...
  • Still Leading From Behind

    02/01/2013 5:14:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rich Galen
    In another example of his highly developed strategy of "leading from behind," President Barack Obama gave a speech in Las Vegas Tuesday, coming out in favor of immigration reform just a day after a group of Senators announced the outlines of a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. Get used to this. In his first four years in office, President Obama pretended he had nothing to do with almost anything going on with the economy or in foreign policy. If it was going badly - whatever "it" might have been - it was all George W's fault. Or the Republicans in...
  • Gun Confiscation in Australia Not Shown to Reduce Mass Shootings

    02/01/2013 5:06:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In the current debate on imposing even more infringements on the right to keep and bear arms than already exist, reference is often made to the Australian gun confiscation scheme that was put into effect in 1996. While the results of the scheme have been subject to argument, with papers showing both no effect, small overall increases in crime, and small decreases in homicide, proponents have claimed that the confiscation and ban are responsible for the lack of mass shootings since 1997. I have found only one paper on the subject; Mass shootings in Australia and New Zealand: A descriptive...
  • 15 Signs That You Better Get Prepared For The Obama Recession Of 2013

    02/01/2013 5:03:51 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | Januray 31, 2013 | Michael @ TEC
    #1 The mainstream media was absolutely shocked when it was announced that U.S. GDP actually contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2012. This was the first contraction that the official numbers have shown in more than three years. But of course the truth is that the official numbers always make things appear better than they really are. According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, U.S. GDP growth has actually been continuously negative all the way back to 2005 once you account "for distortions in government inflation usage and methodological changes that have resulted in...
  • The GOP's Amnesty Caucus Raises the White Flag

    02/01/2013 5:02:32 AM PST · by Bratch · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Monday, Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio emerged with an offer of a Republican surrender to Barack Obama. We will accept amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens, said the four, but you must get serious about securing the border against yet another invasion. Only after an independent commission agrees the border has been secured will the 11 million be given green cards and put on a path to citizenship. The next day in Las Vegas, Obama, reveling in victory, instructed the four waving their white flags that the defeated do not dictate terms. Get cracking...
  • Marc Faber "You Don't Own Gold And You Are In Great Danger"

    02/01/2013 5:02:25 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-1-2013 | Goldcore
    Marc Faber "You Don't Own Gold And You Are In Great Danger" Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013Jan 31, 2013 - 08:06 PM GMT By: GoldCore Today’s AM fix was USD 1,674.50, EUR 1,234.88, and GBP 1,058.47 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,666.25, EUR 1,230.70, and GBP 1,057.20 per ounce. Silver is trading at $32.08/oz, €23.76/oz and Ł20.40/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,677.50/oz, palladium at $736.00/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.Cross Currency Table Gold rose $13.80 or 0.83% in New York yesterday and closed at $1,676.50/oz. Silver slipped to a low of $31.24 in the morning, but it then...
  • Everybody in the Industry Knows the US Doesn't Have the Gold

    02/01/2013 4:59:47 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Dollar Colapse ^ | Janurary 31, 2013 | John Rubino
    In this week’s talk with National Numismatics’ Tom Cloud, he explains why Germany’s gold repatriation is just the beginning, the US Mint’s silver shortage will continue, and the big money is right about precious metals. DollarCollapse: Hi Tom. It’s been an eventful few weeks in precious metals, though you wouldn’t know from the price action alone. Hit the high points for us. Tom Cloud: Germany’s gold repatriation is obviously a game changer. They got all their gold back from France right away. But the US government put them off for 7 years, probably by offering them some kind of premium...
  • NAZIS’ STALINGRAD CHIEF CAPTURED, ONE OF LAST 2 POCKETS WIPED OUT (2/1/43)

    02/01/2013 4:55:17 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/1/43 | Drew Middleton, Robert Trumbull, Olin Downes
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  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 1, 2013 - Kith

    02/01/2013 4:52:06 AM PST · by tioga · 36 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. KithNoun one's friends and acquaintances (esp in the phrase kith and kin) Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 1, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/01/2013 4:45:21 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 2/1/13 | Joel Osteen
    Get Ready for a Shift! Today's Scripture I have declared the former things from the beginning; they went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that one touch of God’s favor can put you 50 years down the road? You can be at a lower position at work, just going along being your best, honoring God, and suddenly, things can change. One good break, one idea, one person who likes you, and suddenly, you...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 1, 2013]

    02/01/2013 4:44:26 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    The Call of God "Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel . . ." —1 Corinthians 1:17 Paul states here that the call of God is to preach the gospel. But remember what Paul means by “the gospel,” namely, the reality of redemption in our Lord Jesus Christ. We are inclined to make sanctification the goal of our preaching. Paul refers to personal experiences only by way of illustration, never as the end of the matter. We are not commissioned to preach salvation or sanctification— we are commissioned to lift up Jesus Christ (see...
  • 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, CNNTĂĽrk 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 Ł100,000 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 Ł100,000. 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
  • 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 — 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. “It’s a deep aquifer of significant proportions, but they haven’t been quantified yet and the next step is to carry out the necessary studies to see its real potential for sustainable extraction,” Mexico City’s water systems director, Ramon Aguirre, said in a radio interview. Although news accounts have said the aquifer could supply the capital’s water needs for a century, Aguirre...
  • Tea Party Community: It’s 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 you’re an outspoken conservative who’s sick of getting bullied by your liberal “friends” on Facebook, Tea Party Community might just be the place for you. According to co-founder Ken Crow, “It’s a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America. It’s a social community just for them.” Crow recently partnered with Tim Selaty Sr. and Jr. to create a “safe haven for the conservative movement where we can share ideas and thoughts and express ourselves without fear of retribution.” But it’s not just fellow Facebook users that Tea Party Community’s 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 don’t 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....