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  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Tenth Week in Office

    02/01/2013 10:00:28 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 2/1/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Tenth Week in Office1/31/2013Obama and Agenda 21The EPA once again raises its biofuels standards - for biofuels that still do not existBenghazi-GatePanetta expected to testify on Libya after senator threatens to hold up nominationIt's 3am and nobody's thereSen. Ted Cruz Questioning Chuck Hagel in Confirmation Hearing Hagel faulted for calling US "world bully" in Al Jazeera interviewHagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense departmentCruz: Has Israel committed war crimes? Hagel: "No, but… No I do not."Senator to DefSec Nominee: Why Have the Iranians Endorsed You?Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected...
  • Rahm Emanuel Writes to Mutual Funds Urging them to Blacklist Gun Companies

    02/01/2013 10:00:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/01/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Rahm Emanuel Writes to Mutual Funds Urging them to Blacklist Gun CompaniesPosted By Bryan Preston On January 30, 2013 @ 11:29 am In Politics | 33 Comments The tyrant of Chicago is at it again. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now pushing mutual funds to divest and blacklist gun manufacturers for the crime of opposing the Obama regime’s gun-control efforts.Emanuel’s statement on his assault on the First and Second Amendments: “Just like the banks and pension funds, I believe that these Mutual Funds can exert an enormous amount of influence by taking a stand against gun manufacturers that continue to refuse...
  • Immigration Reform. . . Again?

    02/01/2013 9:59:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Not wasting any time, Obama has jumped on every liberal issue that he can since he was inaugurated for his second term. He is not “letting a good crisis go to waste”. Last week it was gun control. The media was on it 24/7. This week it’s all about immigration reform and the push is on. We HAVE to get this done…NOW! Let’s take a deep breath and look at what we will need to deal with if Congress jumps into this issue.This is déjŕ-vu. Back in 1986 President Reagan signed an amnesty bill into law that would solve the...
  • State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12; Suppresse

    02/01/2013 9:58:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    cns.com ^ | 2/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Full title...State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12; Suppressed Their Identities AfterwardBefore the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, the department undertook a calculated effort to publicize the agents’ names and faces--presenting them in a State Department promotional magazine posted on the Internet. After the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks, the State Department has treated the names and faces of the DS agents who survived those attacks as if they were classified information. This remarkable about-face raises two questions: Why can’t the American people know the names--and hear the stories--of the heroic DS agents...
  • Hewlett Packard Could Have Been Apple, But It Made 5 Poor Decisions

    02/01/2013 9:53:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/01/2013 | Julie Bort
    Back in the 1970's Steve Wozniak worked for Hewlett Packard designing its hit product, engineering calculators. At night and on the weekends, often in his HP cubicle, he tinkered on a little project that would one day become the Apple I computer. Woz designed the hardware, circuit boards and operating system for the Apple I. Woz took his pet project to HP and "begged" them to manufacture the PC, he told Georgia State University students on Wednesday. "Five times they turned me down," the Atlanta Business Chronicle quotes Wozniak from his lecture. When Steve Jobs saw the Apple I, he...
  • Ed Koch’s grave marker is inscribed with journalist Daniel Pearl’s last words

    02/01/2013 9:52:31 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Poynter ^ | 2/1/13 | Julie Moos
    Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88. He plans to be buried in Manhattan, the three-term mayor said in 2008. His headstone and a memorial bench, placed at Trinity Church Cemetery in 2009, evoke his faith and his admiration of a murdered journalist. Koch explained his plans to the Associated Press: The marker will bear the Star of David and a Hebrew prayer, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” It also will be inscribed with the last words of journalist Daniel Pearl before he was murdered by...
  • The day a U-boat ran aground off Hastings

    02/01/2013 9:52:25 AM PST · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st February 2013 | Anthony Bond
    'They were among the most feared killing machines of World War One, causing the deaths of thousands of servicemen at sea. So when the people of Hastings woke one morning to see this German U-boat on their beach, it caused something of a shock. These eerie pictures show how the horrors of war got a little bit too close to home for the people of the Sussex town. The U-boat, number 118, was surrendered on February 23, 1919 - exactly one year after it was launched. The type two boat was due to be transferred to France but the tow...
  • Nordic thaw: They are Shrinking the state in…Sweden?

    02/01/2013 9:49:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    It is a rare report on any country that gives me hope any of us can tackle our mounting, disastrous debt problems, so I think I’ll revel in this one, from the unlikeliest of places— Sweden. Sweden has reduced public spending as a proportion of GDP from 67% in 1993 to 49% today. It could soon have a smaller state than Britain. It has also cut the top marginal tax rate by 27 percentage points since 1983, to 57%, and scrapped a mare’s nest of taxes on property, gifts, wealth and inheritance. This year it is cutting the corporate-tax rate...
  • School Choice: Making the Grade

    02/01/2013 9:48:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Ed Feulner
    More than 200 organizations across the country are staging some 3,600 events to mark this year’s School Choice Week. But many grateful parents have reason to celebrate every week. Just ask Joseph Kelley. A single father living in Washington, D.C., Kelley was shocked when his son Rashawn failed the first grade. Worse, his teachers didn’t even realize that he knew how to read. But rather than work to improve his vocabulary and get him up to grade level, the D.C. Public School System placed Rashawn in special-education classes. Kelley knew his son was smart but wasn’t being well-served by his...
  • Democrat Senator Supports 2nd Amendment as "Safeguard Against Tyranny" (!)

    02/01/2013 9:45:39 AM PST · by Atlas Sneezed · 43 replies
    Guns (magazine): "Know Your Lawmakers" ^ | February, 1960 | Hubert Humphrey
    "Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible" Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn. "Know Your Lawmakers" Guns (magazine),...
  • New Social Class Coming

    02/01/2013 9:44:10 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 6 replies
    Japan has recognized a new class of citizenry. They exist here too in great abundance. After the Fascist-Progressives get all the money they can get from the middle class and the rich and wealthy and still find themselves wanting, this is the next target group. They won't even have to tax them to fill their coffers. In just three years, Japan will reap 74 billion from them. But Japan has a labor shortage problem, and this could also be a way to solve that problem. It is also preferable to raising the minimum wage. So who is this new social/political...
  • Gallup Poll Ranks Nation's 'Most Conservative' States

    02/01/2013 9:43:38 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | 01 Feb 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Alabama has won the title of the most conservative state in the nation, followed closely by North Dakota, Wyoming, Mississippi, and Utah, a new Gallup poll reveals. Rounding out the Top 10 reddest of the red states are Oklahoma, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Arkansas. Alabama took the crown after a majority of residents — 50.6 percent of those polled — told Gallup they identified their ideology as conservative. North Dakota and Wyoming tied for second place with 48.6 percent of residents in those states saying they are conservative. “The Top 10 conservative states are all red states that vote reliably...
  • Senate kills Rand Paul’s bill to prohibit sales of F-16s to Egypt

    02/01/2013 9:43:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2013 | AllahPundit
    The vote on Rand Paul's bill wasn't close: 79-19, with more Republicans voting against it (26) than for it (19). Why? For the same reason McCain looked the other way at Morsi's Jew-baiting and backed continued aid to Egypt. Namely, leverage: [T]he pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) actually opposed PaulÂ’s amendment. An AIPAC official explained to The Daily Caller News Foundation that the committee feared that the measure, if passed, would diminish U.S. influence in Egypt. A few extra F-16s aren't going to change the balance of air power between the IAF and Egypt's air force...
  • Eagle Scout to BSA: Are You Nuts?

    02/01/2013 9:39:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2013 | Jack Cashill
    As a 14 year-old, and a freshly-minted Eagle Scout, I had a terrible crush on my 11 year-old cousin Mary, and she on me. Although not a first cousin, Mary was close enough to the family that she spent a week or two down the New Jersey shore with us that summer in our ramshackle one-bedroom bungalow. My parents got the bedroom, and the dozen or so visitors and kids slept together in the all-purpose general room. So intense was my desire just to reach out and touch her that it kept me awake at night. That is the way...
  • When Women Fight, Civilization Loses

    02/01/2013 9:38:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Diane West
    And so it came, the coup de grace. The final "barrier" to "opportunities" for women in combat is no more. With a stroke of their pens, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey decreed that no battlefield mission or military role is off-limits to the female sex. The defense secretary and the general thus liberated mothers, daughters, sisters and wives to kill and be killed in the infantry, commando raids, even in Obama administration "overseas contingency operations." In so doing, they also slashed away at that last institutional protection for the space that separates...
  • Michigan Lost 42,000 Union Members Last Year

    02/01/2013 9:36:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2013 | Tom Gantert
    The state of Michigan lost 42,000 union members from 2011 to 2012, the ninth largest drop in the country, according to a Jan. 23 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Illinois had the largest drop in the country with a loss of 75,000 union members. Overall, the union membership rate in the U.S. dropped from 11.8 percent in 2011 to 11.3 percent in 2012. Since 1983 — the first year comparative data is available — union membership in the country had dropped from 17.7 million to 14.4 million, a 19 percent drop. Michigan's union membership went from 671,000...
  • A Not-So-Doomed GOP (The party has overwhelming local success, but is a federal failure)

    02/01/2013 9:34:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    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...
  • Kept Conservatives: Prominent Right-Wingers Who Sound Very Liberal

    02/01/2013 9:33:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    We’ve had a wide variety of conservative: the neo-cons, the paleo-cons and most recently the crunchy cons. Have you ever noticed how many of the most prominent conservative voices in America sound more like liberals? I have, and I believe they are in class all their own: they have a special mission and fit a particular profile. They are what I like to call ‘kept cons.’ They are ‘kept’ by liberals in that kept cons generally work for liberal institutions and seem to fill the role of token conservative; they write conservative columns for national liberal newspapers or appear as...
  • My Valuable, Cheap College Degree (From a former University Professor)

    02/01/2013 9:32:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/01/2013 | Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute
    MUCH is being written about the preposterously high cost of college. The median inflation-adjusted household income fell by 7 percent between 2006 and 2011, while the average real tuition at public four-year colleges increased over that period by over 18 percent. Meanwhile, the average tuition for just one year at a four-year private university in 2011 was almost $33,000, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. College tuition has increased at twice the rate of health care costs over the past 25 years. Ballooning student loan debt, an impending college bubble, and a return on the bachelor’s degree that...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Under attack by Radical Extremists.

    02/01/2013 9:31:16 AM PST · by Codetrader · 12 replies
    Save America Foundation ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Just three weeks after I was sworn into office for a sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff, a group of radical extremists filed a recall campaign to forcibly remove me from office. This is very serious. These left-wing groups of agitators are the same ones who spent millions against me in last year’s campaign in an effort to defeat me. Because they didn’t like the outcome of that election they are now going to spend millions of dollars to force a recall election this coming fall. So far they have raised over $1.3 million to defeat me! These sore losers...
  • Eighth District Cops 'Play it by the Heart' and Restore Family's Faith in Goodness.

    02/01/2013 9:31:03 AM PST · by Jgerald · 1 replies
    Southwest Chicago Post ^ | 01/30/13 | Joan Hadac
    Jennifer is a 33-year-old single mother of three girls: Raven, 8, Sadie, 2, and Grace, 1. As is so often the case in this economic depression, times are tough for Jennifer. She is unemployed and on public assistance. Just before three o'clock on a Thursday afternoon, Jennifer and the girls arrived home to their apartment near 61st Place and Spaulding, only to find it ransacked by burglars. Predictably, the criminals swiped what cash they could get their grubby paws on, about $300 in rent money that was hidden. Also no surprise, they stole whatever electronics they could: a couple of...
  • Underground dentist not remorseful about illegal practice

    02/01/2013 9:31:04 AM PST · by posterchild · 18 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Friday Feb 1, 2013 | Jason Sickles
    PLANO, Texas—Inside the unassuming ranch-style house, investigators discovered things like an x-ray machine, grinders, syringes, surgical instruments and anesthetics. Police say the homeowner, 63-year-old Jose Santiago Delao, had been running an underground dental clinic in the aging suburban Dallas neighborhood for years: pulling teeth and filling cavities, among other procedures. As shocking as this sounds, Delao's case is not that unusual. And it offers insight into a world of backyard dentistry that caters to those in the country illegally, the uninsured and others who can’t find affordable dental care. Delao admits he skirted the law, but isn’t remorseful. “Jesus Christ...
  • North: Surrounded by Enemies

    02/01/2013 9:30:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 1, 2013 | Oliver North
    JERUSALEM — Until Jan. 30, I was working on a story about reaction here in Israel to the Obama administration's decision to provide advanced F-16 aircraft to Egypt. All that changed early Wednesday, when I received a call from an Israeli friend who told me: "Last night, the (Israeli air force) carried out a raid on a weapons convoy in Syria." He said the trucks were en route to Lebanon, making a "delivery of arms to Hezbollah," and "all aircraft returned safely." He then added, "Let's see how long it takes for us to be condemned by the 'friends of...
  • Bahraini princess who works as a police officer on trial for torturing two doctors

    02/01/2013 9:27:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:05 EST, 31 January 2013 | Leon Watson
    A Bahraini princess who works as a police officer is on trial for torturing two doctors while they were in detention, prosecutors said today. Shaikha Noora Bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa allegedly carried out the abuse during political unrest in the Gulf Arab kingdom in 2011. A senior official at Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor’s office said the royal is also facing a separate trial for physically assaulting Aayat Al Qormozi, a young female opposition activist. … According to Al Sammak’s lawyer, the alleged torture took place in March and April 2011, a period when the kingdom was convulsed by unrest following the...
  • A False Start to Tax Season

    02/01/2013 9:26:05 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Jonnelle Marte
    Technically, the IRS kicked off tax season Wednesday — a week later than expected, as a result of Congress’s 12th-hour deal — but tax pros say it could be weeks before many Americans can actually file their returns. The various changes to the tax code forced payroll departments to hold off their end-of-year accounting. A fair number of taxpayers still haven’t received their W2s, experts say. Those who need to file Form 8863 to claim credits for higher education won’t be able to file until the middle of February, after the IRS finishes updating its processing systems, officials said Monday....
  • Ryanair WILL have to pay compensation to customers stranded by volcanic ash cloud, rules court

    02/01/2013 9:20:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:28 EST, 1 February 2013 | Steve Nolan and Sean Poulter
    Ryanair has been told it must look after passengers when flights are grounded by natural catastrophes, strikes and technical faults. The European Court of Justice ruling yesterday means the airline must cover the cost of meals, hotels and transport. The case dates back to the disruption caused by the eruption of a volcano in Iceland in 2010. Passengers were stranded across Europe. Ryanair alone canceled 9,400 flights due to the ash cloud. The ruling is a blow to Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, who at first refused to abide by EU laws which state airlines should support stranded passengers until they...
  • Biden: Obama 'Sends Me Mostly to Afghanistan and Iraq' Because I'm VP

    02/01/2013 9:16:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Biden: Obama 'Sends Me Mostly to Afghanistan and Iraq' Because I'm VP "I think we’re in the very good shape in terms of our so-called fiscal crisis." Daniel Halper February 1, 2013 11:43 AM In Germany for the Munich Security Conference, Vice President Joe Biden sounded relieved. "It’s a delight to be back in Germany," he said. "I -- the President, since I’m the Vice President, sends me mostly to Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s a pleasure to be back in Germany. And it’s a pleasure to see you again." In the short welcoming remarks, Biden briefly brought up Iraq--and America's...
  • End the “Assault Weapon” MARRIAGE Ban NOW!

    02/01/2013 9:16:41 AM PST · by BerserkPatriot · 8 replies
    Vanity | 2/1/2013
    A lot of us love our guns, so much so they we’d like to express it in a more permanent way – but the government wont let us marry what we want. And they don’t want to let us marry multiple “Assault Weapons”. It’s time that we assert our right to marry our guns, it’s time to end the ban on Assault Weapon Marriages. Ask yourself, why is the government suppressing this right? If we wish to have an AK civil union or a wedding with a Winchester, why are they standing in our way? If you want to have...
  • Media stoops to using a rapist to further its anti-gun agenda

    02/01/2013 9:11:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/1/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the media the only thing that counts is moving its agenda. Is his name Jerome Jordan? Is it Jerome McCorry? Is he really a reverend? We just don’t really know, but there are a few things we do know about this man. He is a convicted rapist and an anti- gun activist. And he is being used by the media to further its anti-gun agenda. The fact that their agenda will make the job of rapists like Jerome easier by disarming innocent women means nothing to them. Jerome McCorry who has used the name Jerome Jordan in his raping...
  • ObamaCare's Broken Promises: Every one of the law's main claims turning out to be false.

    02/01/2013 9:11:11 AM PST · by rhema · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/1/13 | DANIEL P. KESSLER
    As the federal government moves forward to implement President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services is slated to spend millions of dollars promoting the unpopular legislation. In the face of this publicity blitz, it is worth remembering that the law was originally sold largely on four grounds—all of which have become increasingly implausible. • Lower health-care costs. One key talking point for ObamaCare was that it would reduce the cost of insurance, especially for non-group insurance. The president, citing the work of several health-policy experts, claimed that improved care coordination, investments in information technology, and...
  • Obama administration offers faith groups new opt-out of health care birth control mandate

    02/01/2013 9:09:08 AM PST · by reegs · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is announcing a broader opt-out for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control. The administration is allowing religious nonprofits to offer coverage that does not include contraception. In such a case, a third-party issuer will handle all business related to providing birth-control coverage for women, according to a source familiar with the changes who spoke only on condition of anonymity.
  • Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House

    02/01/2013 9:08:02 AM PST · by mgist · 7 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1/25/13 | Matt Taibi
    Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House POSTED: January 25, 9:00 AM ET Mary Jo White I was shocked when I heard that Mary Jo White, a former U.S. Attorney and a partner for the white-shoe Wall Street defense firm Debevoise and Plimpton, had been named the new head of the SEC. I thought to myself: Couldn't they have found someone who wasn't a key figure in one of the most notorious scandals to hit the SEC in the past two decades? And couldn't they have found someone who isn't a perfect...
  • Only Two Words Are Needed To Describe Chuck Hagel's Performance At His Confirmation Hearing...

    02/01/2013 9:05:16 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-1-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Check out the full video at The Right Scoop.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Lines Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 1,2013

    02/01/2013 8:57:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 81 replies
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  • For Gore, ‘Future’ Means Altered Capitalism, Democracy

    02/01/2013 8:54:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    For Gore, ‘Future’ Means Altered Capitalism, Democracy By Mike Ciandella Created 02/01/2013 - 10:27am For Al Gore, the perfect future is one in which democracy and capitalism as we know them have ceased to exist, conservatives have stopped promoting their smaller government agenda, and there is more regulation. “Capitalism, like democracy, must also be reformed,” the former vice president argued in his latest book “The Future,” which was released Jan. 30. Besides bashing capitalism, democracy and conservatives, “The Future” continued to push Gore’s agenda of increased government regulation to prevent what he claims is an impending climate change disaster. He...
  • The Latest From the “Pius Wars” Front

    02/01/2013 8:50:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/31/13 | Michael Coren
    The new book, Soldier of Christ, published by Harvard University Press, is a definitive biography of Pope Pius XII.There’s a running joke in Canada about our charming sense of delicate hubris. A Toronto newspaper headline wryly proclaims: “Man Lands on Moon. Boots made in Montreal!” In other words, we’re only 30 million strong and we’re invariably mistaken for quiet Americans, and so when we do achieve something remarkable, even of a minimal variety, we like people to know. Which is why the world needs to know that what will now be the standard life of Pope Pius XII—the definitive biography...
  • Spanish secessionism makes first move: Catalonia is “a sovereign political and legal entity”

    02/01/2013 8:41:34 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 29 replies
    MercoPress ^ | January 28, 2013
    Catalonia regional parliament has approved a declaration proclaiming the Catalan people a “sovereign political and legal entity”. The motion also calls for a referendum to be held to allow Catalans their say on independence. The motion was passed by 85 votes to 41. The ruling Convergencia I Union coalition was backed by its parliamentary partner Esquerra Republicana (ERC), and the communist green coalition ICV. The Partido Popular, most of the Catalan socialists (PSC) Party, and Ciutadans, a non-separatist platform, voted against. The growing separatist movement in wealthy Catalonia - which has its own language - presents a major challenge for...
  • Rethinking Innovation

    02/01/2013 8:41:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    Some people say they do their best thinking while in the bathroom. But The Economist recently took that notion one step further, photo shopping Rodin’s The Thinker on top of a toilet and asking, “Will we ever invent anything this useful again?” Perhaps not. “The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers,” author W. Hodding Carter writes. “The humble plumber.” And it’s true. Indoor plumbing has helped humankind prevent communicable disease and thus saved countless lives. The 21st century isn’t promising such life-changing...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CONOPAEUM, 02-01-13

    02/01/2013 8:23:13 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-01-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CONOPAEUM Veil covering the outside of the tabernacle in which the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. It may be white, gold, or the liturgical color of the priest's vestments for the day. There is normally an opening in the front of the veil, to allow the tabernacle to be opened for removing and reposing the Holy Eucharist. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • 10 things my White friends BETTER NOT discuss during Black History Month

    02/01/2013 8:19:51 AM PST · by Blueflag · 160 replies
    Chicago today blog ^ | 2/1/2013 | Nikki Lynette
    REM: This is from Chicagonow, and is just one more example of 'urban culture' that makes me shake my head in disgust. -------------- " ... to celebrate this special time of the year, here are 10 things that my White friends better not discuss with anybody, AT ALL, during the month of February:"
  • 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.