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  • Washington city councilman walks out on council meeting because of citizen with CCW

    02/01/2013 10:25:25 PM PST · by Herosmith · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 15 Jan 2013 | None
    This amazing video shows a council member leaving the meeting because of an armed citizen. Draws praise from the sitting coucil chair. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKpLhNiC8zg
  • Secret Service chief to step down this month

    02/01/2013 10:10:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2013 8:46 PM EST | Alicia A. Caldwell
    Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan announced his retirement Friday, bringing to a close a turbulent period for the law enforcement agency that included a South American prostitution scandal and a pair of White House gate-crashers. In nearly seven years as director, Sullivan had to answer serious questions from lawmakers on two occasions about his employees’ actions on the job and off. Last May, in testimony before Congress, Sullivan apologized for the conduct of Secret Service employees caught in a prostitution scandal in Colombia. Thirteen agents and officers were implicated after an agent argued with a prostitute over payment in a...
  • Obama To Yop Nrass, "Will You Fire on American Citizens?"

    02/01/2013 10:06:15 PM PST · by epow · 76 replies
    You Tube ^ | Dr. Jim Grabow
    Video of Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Grabow vidoe
  • China poised to control strategic Pakistani port

    02/01/2013 9:56:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2013 10:46 PM EST | Sebastian Abbot
    China is poised to take over operational control of a strategic deep-water Pakistani seaport that could serve as a vital economic hub for Beijing and perhaps a key military outpost, according to officials. The construction of the port, in the former fishing village of Gwadar in troubled Baluchistan province, was largely funded by China at a cost of about $200 million. It has been a commercial failure since it opened in 2007, because Pakistan never completed the road network to link the port to the rest of the country. Chinese control of the port would give it a foothold in...
  • 4 detained after deadly highway collapse in China

    02/01/2013 9:48:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2013 11:45 PM EST | Didi Tang
    Chinese authorities have detained four people, state media said Saturday, a day after at least 11 people died when a truck loaded with fireworks for Lunar New Year celebration exploded, collapsing an elevated portion of highway in central China. The accident sent vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground, and state-run China Central Television said 11 people were now confirmed dead and another 11 injured. The official Xinhua News Agency said the collapse smashed and buried at least 25 vehicles. Rescue work continues Saturday. CCTV said Saturday that the truck that exploded took the road without proper...
  • London anarchist bookshop hit by suspicious fire

    02/01/2013 9:41:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2013 3:29 PM EST
    One of Britain’s oldest anarchist publishers says its east London bookshop has been firebombed. Freedom Press—set up more than 100 years ago—said Friday that no one was injured in the overnight fire, but that its shop and electrics “have been seriously damaged.” …
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-02-13. F, Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)

    02/01/2013 9:35:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-02-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 2, 2013 Feast of the Presentation of the Lord   Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord God:Lo, I am sending my messengerto prepare the way before me;And suddenly there will come to the templethe LORD whom you seek,And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.But who will endure the day of his coming?And who can stand when he appears?For he is like the refiner’s fire,or like the fuller’s lye.He will sit refining and purifying silver,and he will purify the sons of Levi,Refining them like gold or like silverthat...
  • 'Traces of pork' found in prison food served as halal

    02/01/2013 9:22:01 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 67 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Friday 1 February 2013 16.53 EST
    The Ministry of Justice is suspending a supplier of meat to prisons after it discovered that halal pies and pasties sourced from a properly halal certificated supplier may contain traces of pork. The products concerned have been withdrawn immediately, a spokesman said. He added: "All prisons have been informed about this very regrettable incident and we reported this issue to the Food Standards Agency immediately. "We are taking immediate steps to suspend the contract with the relevant subcontractor." Justice minister Jeremy Wright said: "This is an absolutely unacceptable situation and one which we regret greatly. Clearly this must be distressing...
  • Why is Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) following a very young-looking Dominican girl on Twitter?

    02/01/2013 9:18:54 PM PST · by James Thomas · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Remember when Anthony Weiner got busted for sending a picture of his penis to a woman who was not his wife? He sure does. And remember how he claimed his Twitter account was hacked or pranked or spammed or whatever?
  • Scott Brown says he won’t seek Kerry’s Senate seat

    02/01/2013 9:07:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2013 11:57 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Bob Salsberg
    Former Sen. Scott Brown said Friday he would not run in a special Senate election in Massachusetts, dealing a setback to Republican hopes of winning the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. Brown, who electrified his party with an upset win in a 2010 special election but lost his re-election bid in November, ended weeks of intense speculation about his future with a written statement announcing his decision. … GOP officials in Washington and Massachusetts widely considered Brown the strongest possible Republican candidate in a state that traditionally favors Democrats. With Brown out of the running, potential...
  • Poll: Americans, Especially Young Ones, Say People "Should Be Allowed" to Own Assault Weapons

    02/01/2013 9:03:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 31, 2013 | Emily Ekins
    The recent Reason-Rupe poll finds a slim majority of Americans favor allowing private ownership of assault weapons, 44 percent say Americans should be prohibited from owning these types of firearms. Support is drawn down partisan lines with 68 percent of Republicans opposing an assault weapons ban and 62 percent of Democrats in support of such a ban. Independents tend to agree with Republicans with 57 to 37 percent.Young Americans ages 18-24 are more supportive of private ownership of assault weapons with 70 percent saying Americans should be allowed to own assault weapons; 27 percent think they should be prohibited. In...
  • Shocking Numbers That Show The Media Is Lying To You About Unemployment In America

    02/01/2013 8:47:44 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies
    TEC ^ | 2-1-2013 | Michael Snyder
    Shocking Numbers That Show The Media Is Lying To You About Unemployment In America By Michael snyder February 1st, 2013 Did you know that the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is employed has continually been falling since 2006 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Did you know that the increase in the number of Americans "not in the labor force" during Barack Obama's first four years in the White House was more than three times greater than the increase in the number of Americans "not in the labor force" during the entire decade of the 1980s? The...
  • 7 Year Old Girl On Electric Guitar

    This 7-year-old girl does an awesome job covering the Guns 'N Roses classic, 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' on the electric guitar
  • Low Information Voters

    02/01/2013 8:17:48 PM PST · by adorno · 8 replies
    WTVT Channel 13, Tampa Bay ^ | 01/31/2013 | John Wilson
    Somebody telling it like it is, at least in Tampa.
  • The Funniest (And Worst) Engrish In Classic Japanese Video Games

    02/01/2013 8:17:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Kotaku ^ | FEB 1, 2013 | Gergo Vas
    Back in the day Japanese developers didn't have the budget or the control to make perfect Japanese-to-English translations... although probably no one really cared. They had to translate and export their games to the West as fast as possible. So they can't be blamed for this really—but the results are too hilarious. We collected some of them below.
  • Iran adviser describes Hagel testimony as “somewhere between baffling and incomprehensible”

    02/01/2013 8:15:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    The reviews are in for Chuck Hagel’s appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee. If he were a Broadway play, as opposed to a mere nominee for Defense Secretary, Hagel would close after one performance. The Obama administration was not amused. White House officials told CBS’ Major Garrett that they were disappointed with Hagel’s performance. Indeed, one Obama staffer described Hagel’s testimony on Iran as “somewhere between baffling and incomprehensible.”
  • Postal Service says it’s immune from local traffic laws

    02/01/2013 8:15:05 PM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    "government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, no. In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored. “In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding “To Whom It May Concern”...
  • Hedge Fund Elliott Management Is Backing Stan Lee Media's Spider-Man Lawsuit Against Disney

    02/01/2013 8:14:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    forbes ^ | 2-1-13 | nathan vardi
    For the last few years Michael Wolk has quietly worked to advance the multi-billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that claims Walt Disney Co. does not own the rights to iconic Stan Lee-created superhero characters it acquired from Marvel Entertainment, like Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four. Before Wolk got involved, the minority shareholders of a company Lee founded in the 1990s had for a long time unsuccessfully litigated over these characters, but Wolk has not been dissuaded. “We are in the right here,” says Wolk in an interview. “No court has ever addressed or ever decided who...
  • NRA Winning the Influence Battle Over Gun Control

    02/01/2013 8:04:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Bruce Rogers
    The gun control debate is clearly one of the most contentious and controversial issues in America today. And the battle over gun control is now being waged through intensive media campaigns from both sides of the political spectrum to influence public opinion and to assert pressure on policy makers. So who’s winning? To find out, we turned to objective data provided exclusively to Forbes Insights by Appinions, the influence marketing platform. Keep in mind Forbes Insights has no agenda other than to shed research light on the process of measuring influence and what we can learn from it. The facts...
  • Police Officer Kidnaps Dog Sentenced to Death

    02/01/2013 8:03:01 PM PST · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Life with Dogs ^ | February 1, 2013 | Admin
    A Facebook campaign launched to save the life of a dog sentenced to death took an interesting turn when police officer Lars Bo Lomholt went above and beyond the call of duty, kidnapping him from the kennel where he was being held, and rushing him away to a safehouse. The Copenhagen Post originally reported that Thor had been kidnapped from his holding cell. At first, it was believed that the dog’s savior was impersonating a police offer as a means of disguise. Only later was it revealed that an actual animal loving member of the force had taken it upon...