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  • Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video

    02/01/2013 7:31:38 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 12 replies
    Department of Homeland Security ^ | 2013 | Department of Homeland Security
    Department of Homeland Security: Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training VideoTo sum up, die like a peasant begging for mercy.
  • Democrats Debate Nuances of Gun Control

    02/01/2013 7:30:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Vice-President Joe Biden, the man tapped by President Obama to lead his Administration’s efforts to push gun control legislation, acknowledged that “Nothing we are going to do is fundamentally going to alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down.” Biden insisted that critics’ contention gun control laws are, therefore, useless or counterproductive “represents a short-sighted view. While the projected impact on criminals is likely to be minor, the number of firearm fatalities at the hands of the law-abiding will go down. To the extent that the laws deter or delay...
  • HELP me help this elderly lady

    02/01/2013 7:23:13 PM PST · by patriot08 · 70 replies
    Vanity
    A school friend and I have sort of a little project going to try to help the elderly. We know this lady in her late seventies who needs help with life choices, finances. She has no family. She is not in good health with several health problems and expects to be around maybe a year or two more at most. She earns about $14,000 per year in Social Security. She has about $53,000 in stocks- mostly Walmart. She has about $4,000 in a retirement and checking account. She only owes a couple of thousand on her car. That's the extent...
  • Explosion on Bridge Caused by 'Thermic Event:' Police

    02/01/2013 7:21:28 PM PST · by fatima · 50 replies
    NBC10 ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Lauren DiSanto
    Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries Friday night after an explosion on a bridge over the train tracks at 30th and Cecil B. Moore in Brewerytown. The explosion was originally thought to have been an explosive device, but after an extensive investigation, police are calling it a "thermic event."
  • Hollywood 2012: What messages are the movies sending us?

    02/01/2013 7:19:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 1/16/13 | R.J. Moeller
    The list of the twenty-five top-grossing films (worldwide) of 2012 has been released, and I believe there are a few important lessons that proponents of free enterprise, limited government, and traditional Judeo-Christian values can learn from its inventory. First, let’s take a look at what types of stories drew the most attention in 2012. The top three – Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall – are all superhero/action flicks. At their core, they are “good vs. evil” morality plays. They are about the pursuit of justice and defense of the defenseless. They are about sacrifice and loyalty and love. Of...
  • A new gun rights issue arises (NY)

    02/01/2013 7:13:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    SCOTUSBLOG ^ | January 29th, 2013 | Lyle Denniston
    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, sitting temporarily on a federal appeals court, suggested in an opinion on Tuesday (PDF)that it might be unconstitutional for a state to deny handgun licenses to individuals who have only temporary homes in the state, when they want a gun to protect their home there. And, in discussing the need for care about gun safety, the O’Connor opinion cited the Newtown school childrens’ massacre as a reason to keep guns out of the “wrong hands.” The comments came as she wrote for a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court, as it asked...
  • White House Readying Hagel Replacement

    02/01/2013 7:01:56 PM PST · by WXRGina · 36 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | February 1, 2013 | Scooter Van Neuter
    WASHINGTON (BHN) - In the wake of Chuck Hagel's disastrous performance Thursday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sources in the White House say President Obama is preparing a replacement nominee. "It's obvious Hagel's toast, so the President is preparing another nominee based on the same criteria he used to pick Chuck Hagel," said the source. "The new nominee for Defense Department head will be a rubber dog toy." Upon hearing news of the replacement, Sen. Inhofe remarked, "Sounds like Bo picked this one - it's definitely an improvement over the last guy."
  • Matthews on McCain's grilling of Hagel: I think he might have been having a Vietnam flashback

    02/01/2013 7:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    You’re better off reading the transcript at Newsbusters than watching the clip, which, for some reason, excludes two of Matthews’s references to “flashbacks.” Halfway through it, I thought he was using “flashback” and “nightmare” as some sort of extremely ill-advised metaphor for what McCain was feeling yesterday while interrogating Hagel. Tasteless, yes, but just a metaphor. Quote: A resentment not against the North Vietnamese who imprisoned and toured him all those years, not against George W. Bush and his political henchmen who tried to stain McCain’s reputation back in 2000, but against a guy who fought against fear and rallied...
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

    02/01/2013 6:59:53 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Anytime a U.S. senator is forced to go on the record to deny liaisons with Dominican prostitutes, it’s probably not a good week for him. That’s what happened to New Jersey’s Bob Menendez (D), who, after the FBI raided the office of a donor with whom he had grown close, unleashed this gem of a statement on Wednesday: “Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false.” Oof.
  • And now, on the lighter side...

    02/01/2013 6:46:55 PM PST · by SgtHooper · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/1/2013 | Sgthooper
    Years ago it was suggested that an apple a day kept the doctor away... But since most doctors are now Muslim, I've found that a bacon sandwich works best! Japanese scientists have now created a camera with such an immense shutter speed that it is now possible to take a photograph of a woman with her mouth closed. I hate all this terrorist business. I used to love the days when you could look at an unattended bag on a train or bus and think to yourself "I'm going to take that". Man in a hot air balloon is lost...
  • Couples Who Share the Housework Are More Likely To Divorce, Study Finds

    02/01/2013 6:44:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 1,2013 | Henry Samuel
    n what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report found the divorce rate among couples who shared housework equally was around 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of the work. “What we’ve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesn’t necessarily contribute to contentment,” said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled “Equality in the Home”. The lack of correlation between equality at home and quality of life was surprising, the researcher said. “One would think that break-ups would occur more often in families...
  • Chris Christie Still Loves President Obama [barf alert]

    02/01/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 31, 2013 | Ruby Cramer
    Gov. Chris Christie paid tribute Thursday night to President Barack Obama, thanking him for his help in successfully passing the Hurricane Sandy aid bill in January, and continuing the unlikely public alliance between the Republican and Democrat.
  • According To ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan, We Are 8 Months Into A Recession

    02/01/2013 6:30:31 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI - Advisor Perspectives ^ | 2-1-2013 | Doug short
    According To ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan, We Are 8 Months Into A Recession Doug Short, Advisor PerspectivesFebruary 1, 2013, 6:33 PM The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) slipped in the latest public data. It is now at 129.7 versus the previous week's upwardly revised 130.7 (previously 130.6). See the WLI chart in the Appendix below. However, the WLI annualized growth indicator (WLIg) rose, now at 8.3, up from last week's 7.2. WLIg has been in expansion territory since August 10th of last year, and it is at its highest level since May of 2010. ECRI...
  • Must Read Book: How the Media Ignored the Real News to Get Obama Re-Elected

    02/01/2013 6:25:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been a week full of liberal media bias examples, but after all, every week is full of them. We saw NBC news purposely edit another video clip smearing Second Amendment supporters in order to push a gun control agenda. This is the same agenda President Obama just happens to be pushing as he continues to single out the NRA and its members as enemy number one. The move by NBC impacted public opinion for a few hours until luckily new media, the team over at Twitchy.com precisely, debunked the entire thing. Although this was a case of editing to...
  • Caption time

    02/01/2013 6:23:43 PM PST · by crosshairs · 47 replies
  • An encouraging admission of lower climate sensitivity by a ‘hockey team’ scientist

    02/01/2013 6:13:01 PM PST · by Rocky · 16 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | February 1, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Andrew Revkin published the email today at the NYT Dot Earth blog as a comment in that thread, so now I am free to reproduce it here where I was not last night. Below is the comment left by Andy, quoting Annan’s email, bolding added: The climate scientist James Annan sent these thoughts by email: ‘Well, the press release is a bit strange, because it sounds like it is talking about the Aldrin et al paper which was published some time ago, to no great fanfare. I don’t know if they have a further update to that. Anyway, there have...
  • Burger King To DNA Test Its Beef After Food Processor Used Horse Meat

    02/01/2013 6:12:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay ^ | February 1, 2013 10:55 AM
    Burger King will reportedly test its meat to make sure it is 100 percent beef after horse DNA was found in beef products from one of its food processors. Diego Beamonte, Burger King’s vice president of global quality, told Bloomberg Businessweek that “details for DNA testing have not been worked out, and no timeline has been set for implementing the new procedures.” Burger King addressed this topic after it was disclosed that Silvercrest Foods sold beef products containing horse meat to other retailers. …
  • Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator

    02/01/2013 6:10:04 PM PST · by randita · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | David Martosko
    Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator Posted By David Martosko On 9:11 AM 02/01/2013 @ 9:11 AM Bob Menendez, the combative New Jersey senator beset by allegations that he had sex with at least one underage prostitute in the Dominican Republic, hurried out of a Marriott ballroom in Washington, D.C. after a speech Thursday night, out-dashing a gaggle of reporters and ignoring questions all the way to a welcome elevator. The senator was speaking to an annual gathering of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, but members of the media weren’t interested...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 2 Feb 2013

    02/01/2013 6:09:58 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 209 replies
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  • Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage

    02/01/2013 6:08:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Kate Hicks
    On MSNBC this afternoon, Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia. Just...watch: Sandra Fluke: Opponents to Contraception Mandate Have 'Very Extreme Ideas About What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny...