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  • Archbishop Gomez relieves Cardinal Mahony of duties; Bishop Curry steps down

    02/01/2013 8:17:16 AM PST · by NCjim · 11 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | February 1, 2013
    Immediately complying with a judge’s order, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has released the personnel files of 87 clergy accused of sexual abuse and has posted the files online. Archbishop José Gomez, who has led the archdiocese since 2011, announced that he has relieved his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mahony, of all administrative and public duties, and that Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry, at one time Cardinal Mahony’s vicar for clergy, has resigned from his duties as a regional auxiliary bishop. Cardinal Mahony served as Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1985 until 2011. Until recently, Bishop Curry served as chairman of the...
  • Dishonest Dick Durbin smears NRA at hearing, uses dishonest tactics with panelists(Video)

    02/01/2013 8:16:01 AM PST · by infool7 · 17 replies
    the Right Scoop ^ | January 30th, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Smear-merchant Sen. Dick Durbin smeared the membership base of the NRA, including Wayne LaPierre who was present, in today’s gun violence hearing. After an unfair tussle over background checks with LaPierre, Durbin then asked LaPierre if he agreed to the sentiment of other NRA members that they needed ‘assault weapons’ to protect themselves from the government and the police. LaPierre responded that indeed the 2nd amendment was added to the Constitution by men who had lived under the tyrannical rule of King George and wanted to ensure that free people never lived under tyranny again. Durbin then looked directly at...
  • Unemployment Rises, More Quit Looking for Work

    02/01/2013 8:13:10 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 19 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 2/1/2013 | Peter Morici
    The economy added 157,000 jobs in January and unemployment rose to 7.9 percent as the economy slowed in the fourth quarter. Unemployment would have been worse had not even more adults -169,000- chosen to join the ranks of those neither working or seeking employment. Hiring and layoffs tend to lag other economic indicators. GDP fell 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, fears of a government shutdown slowed consumer spending in December and encouraged businesses to cut inventories. Even if the economy doesn't slip into a recession, unemployment would rocket
  • The Comfort of Welfare

    02/01/2013 8:09:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Charles Payne
    This week Japan announced its intention to cut welfare payments by a billion dollars over the next three years because people live too comfortably. Imagine that, a government would actually tell its citizens you are getting fat and lazy and have no incentive to work because someone else pays your bills. We just found out you can't get government work by telling citizens they're takers. But after its economy derailed, Japan slipped into a two-decade slumber marked by people giving up on old beliefs and traditions like Japan's legendary work ethic. When we thought Japan would conquer the world, including...
  • State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12 ...

    02/01/2013 8:08:05 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2-1-2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    February 1, 2013 State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12; Suppressed Their Identities Afterward Terence P. Jeffrey State Department Special Agent Mario Montoya instructs Libyan local guards in marksmanship in Benghazi in 2011 in a photo published in the December 2011 issue of the State Department's State Magazine. (State Dept. photo) (CNSNews.com) - The State Department took two dramatically different approaches to dealing with the identities of the Diplomatic Security (DS) agents it sent to Benghazi, Libya, to protect Amb. Chris Stevens and the small number of other temporary U.S. diplomatic personnel the department rotated...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (2/1/2013)

    02/01/2013 8:05:29 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 16 replies
    February 1, 2013 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Ronald Reagan, born February 6, 1911 23 This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, 24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah (NIV) ----
  • Making Sense of Keynesian-Laced GDP Reports

    02/01/2013 7:56:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Fighting against statism in Washington is a lot like trying to swim upstream. It seems that everything (how to measure spending cuts, how to estimate tax revenue, etc) is rigged to make your job harder. A timely example is the way the way government puts together data on economic output and the way the media reports these numbers.Just yesterday, for instance, the government released preliminary numbers for 4th quarter gross domestic product (GDP). The numbers were rather dismal, but that’s not the point.I’m more concerned with the supposed reason why the numbers were bad. According to Politico, “the fall was...
  • Service of G-d or Bondage to Man

    02/01/2013 7:50:08 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 7 replies
    Manhigut Yehudit ^ | 2/1/'13 | MK Moshe Feiglin
    "I am Hashem your G-d Who took you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage." (From this week's Torah portion, Yitro, Exodus 20:2) Values always come on a ladder. They have no significance if they are not set out in the proper order of preference; what is more important, what comes first and what is the foundation for all the rest. The first commandment of the Ten Commandments in this week's Torah portion is the starting point and the foundation for the entire structure of values that follows. There is a G-d Who redeemed us from...
  • Contraceptive Insurance Mandate Faces Change [religious organizations will be able to opt out]

    02/01/2013 7:49:54 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    WCVB Boston ^ | 2/1/13
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Religiously affiliated organizations will be able to opt out of providing their employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives under updates to an Obama administration mandate that the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to unveil on Friday, according to two sources. In March, after an uproar among religious institutions that didn't want to pay for contraceptives, the Obama administration offered several policy suggestions that would require the administrator of the insurance policy, not the religious institution or the insurer, to pay for contraception coverage and invited comment on those proposals. The administration is expected to detail...
  • Microsoft Office 365 is down worldwide

    02/01/2013 7:47:07 AM PST · by fulltlt · 41 replies
    Microsoft Community ^ | 2/1/2013 | fulltlt
    Microsoft exchange online email is down worldwide.
  • Here is how the progressives' "body of experts" became nearly immortal

    02/01/2013 7:44:42 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    As a sort of addendum to my last entry, I would like to point out how the courts made the social regulators - those who would be our real dictators - immortal. In 1935, in the case of "Humphrey's Executor v. United States", the following is written in the court's opinion: The government says the phrase "continue in office" is of no legal significance, and, moreover, applies only to the first commissioners. We think it has significance. It may be that, literally, its application is restricted as suggested; but it nevertheless lends support to a view contrary to that of...
  • Hagel Testimony = Fail

    02/01/2013 7:40:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rich Galen
    I subscribe to the general theory that a President - Republican or Democrat should be able to have the people running his Departments, Commissions and Agencies that he wants. Unless there is some overriding disqualifying reason to reject him or her, the Senate should abide by the terms of Article II, Section 2 that says the President, "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Officers of the United States." The nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense is an excellent case in point. I may not agree with Hagel...
  • The Boy Scouts' 'Braveheart' moment

    02/01/2013 7:34:08 AM PST · by lost in the snow · 87 replies
    WND opinion ^ | 02/01/2013 | David Kupelian
    The Boy Scouts of America is about to be torn apart. In one respect, it doesn’t matter what BSA’s board members decide when they meet next week – to change their long-standing policy excluding avowed homosexuals, or not to change their policy. Either way, the Boy Scouts of America will not emerge unscathed. It will be bloodied. It will be hurt. The only question is: When the dust settles, which side will the 100-year-old organization be on? Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/the-boy-scouts-braveheart-moment/#ROuvYRYudoUJSlV2.99
  • New York Times Finally Mentions Menendez and His Shady Donor, Ignores Prostitution Angle

    02/01/2013 7:30:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    JWF ^ | Feb 01, 2013 | Jammie
    The New York Times has been dragged kicking and screaming to the Robert Menendez scandal, but in an exhaustive story on the corrupt New Jersey Democrat  and his ties to Democrat sugar daddy Salomon Melgen they somehow managed to ignore the reports of Menendez shortchanging the 16-year-old prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. All the news that’s fit to print so long as it doesn’t hurt a prominent Democrat. But there is one rather juicy nugget that does make news. Two years ago, Dr. Melgen, despite an apparent lack of experience in border security issues, bought an ownership interest in a...
  • Doctored Videotapes are Peanuts

    02/01/2013 7:28:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Many have rightly condemned MSNBC's serpentine editing of a video to make it appear that certain gun rights activists heckled the father of a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shooting massacre, but let's not pretend this was a one-off event. The liberal media long ago forfeited their respected role as watchdog over the government and have voluntary descended to the status of a public relations arm of the Democratic Party and various liberal causes. It doesn't do it justice to call them cheerleaders, for they are active participants, every bit as much involved in bringing about the events...
  • Immigrations Poison Pill...Big Labor

    02/01/2013 7:27:08 AM PST · by q_an_a · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Kimberly Strassel
    Unions have long used Democratic allies to kill any reform that includes a guest-worker program. (pay wall story) If Republcians had a TINY bit of politcal guts they would require that UNIONS put in place 20% of their membership for incoming immigrants. Then our people in Congress can take a stand for real change...LOL
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/1/13)[Prayer)

    02/01/2013 7:23:15 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/1/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures El Hakabodh - The GOD of Glory(Psalms 29:3) The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
  • The Death and Life of X Gamer Caleb Moore

    02/01/2013 7:21:41 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 33 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 1, 2013 | JP
    Caleb Moore, the Winter X Games snowmobiler, went to be with Lord yesterday. He was 25 years old. The young man crash landed a week ago – much to the entertainment of millions watching on ESPN – attempting a back flip during the snowmobile freestyle finals. Initially knocked unconscious, the X game athlete awakened, woozily, was diagnosed with a concussion and, eventually, whisked to the hospital. While hospitalized, Caleb’s condition worsened. Docters found blood near his heart. This past Sunday, the Lord’s Day, the young man’s family issued a statement that his cardiac injury had led to a secondary injury...
  • Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

    02/01/2013 7:21:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | JonahGoldberg
    The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point. That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America. And let's be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat -- a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement. But here's the weird part. That's all true of...
  • Death of Tucker the Peace Dog touches hundreds

    02/01/2013 7:17:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    State Journal Register (Illinois) ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Dave Bakke
    Death of Tucker the Peace Dog touches hundreds By DAVE BAKKE (dave.bakke@sj-r.com) The State Journal-Register Posted Jan 31, 2013 Tucker the Peace Dog died last Saturday morning in the arms of his owner, Jill Grove. For four years from 2001 to 2005, Tucker and Jill appeared at numerous assemblies at Springfield elementary schools. Tucker and his message of peace had a lasting impact for hundreds of students. Some of those kids found a friend in that golden retriever. Tucker was someone they could talk to — more specifically, someone they could write to. Here are excerpts, just as they were...