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  • Super Bowl ads so far all duds (vanity)

    02/03/2013 4:07:06 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 57 replies
    nfl ads ^ | feburary 3, 2013 | vaniety
    You would think for the millions they spent on air time the advertisers would come up with good ads. All so far have been really lame in my opinion
  • 100th Anniversary of the Income Tax

    02/03/2013 4:05:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Today is the 100th birthday of the income tax. On February 3, 1913 the 16th amendment was ratified, which enabled the establishment of the federal income tax. This is ever in our mind as tax season is now upon us. Look at this graphic that Americans for Tax Reform released in honor of the 100th anniversary:   1913 2013 Top Tax Bracket 7% 39.6% Tax Bracket Range 1% - 7% 10% - 39.6% Top Tax Bracket Threshold (today's dollars) $11.6 million $450,000 Total Tax Revenues (today's dollars) $16.6 billion $2.7 trillion Family Standard Deduction (today's dollars) $93,000 $12,200 Total Number...
  • “Burkas for babies” : Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy

    02/03/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by dervish · 21 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2/3/13 | Mohammad Alyousei
    A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested. In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources. Recently picked up on social media, Sheikh Dauod’s statement prompted wide condemnation from his fellow Saudis on...
  • Obama: 'No doubt' nation needs more tax revenue to lower deficit

    02/03/2013 3:48:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2013 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama insisted Sunday that additional tax revenue will need to be part of future deficit deals, but said hikes in tax rates may not be necessary. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, the president outlined his vision for further deficit reduction, which he said was essential, but in a way that preserves the government's ability to continue spending on key programs. He also emphasized that the seemingly continuous stream of Washington standoffs was wreaking havoc on confidence in the U.S. economy. Republicans have insisted that the revenue side of the deficit equation was dealt with during "fiscal cliff"...
  • A “Rule of Life” for Prophets: A Homily for the 4th Sunday of the Year

    02/03/2013 3:43:13 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 2, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Prophets are those who speak for God. They Love God, and they love his people, and speak the very true (and often painful) truth of God to his people. They do so not to win an argument, but because of their love and conviction that only the undiluted truth of God can save us in the end.People-pleasing and other forms of human respect cannot supplant the reverence for God and His truth. Thus Prophets are willing to endure pain and suffering to proclaim God’s truth to an often unappreciative segment of God’s people. But out of love for God and...
  • The "Gun Nut" Narrative

    02/03/2013 3:26:41 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 19 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 2nd, 2013 | R. Rados
    The word narrative is used a lot by pundits, journalists, and personalities to explain how media organizations create storylines and patterns to build and reinforce perceptions about certain subjects and people. One of the common narratives is that gun advocates and proponents of the 2nd Amendment are insane. The only major American televised news network that doesn't feed this narrative is Fox News (they feed their own narratives). There is no better way to keep the “gun nut” narrative relevant than by exhibiting the utter madness of America's right wing. By exhibiting Alex Jones' lunacy on live television and subjecting...
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • Rambo’s Sylvester Stallone supports gun control (New movie FLOPS!)

    02/03/2013 3:09:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Times AP ^ | 2/2/13 | Ryan Pearson
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation. Stallone supported the 1994 “Brady bill” that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated. “I know people get (upset) and go, ‘They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. … You can’t hunt with it. … Who’s going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”
  • Which city will the Obama goons trash first?

    02/03/2013 3:07:37 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    02-03-2012 | Me
    Super Bowl- Anyone have any thoughts on which city will be trashed and burned first nd/or how many shoe and TV stores will be looted and trashed afetr the game? I'm guessing Baltimore win or lose!
  • Serial burglar shot by homeowner

    02/03/2013 2:47:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    krqe.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Kim Vallez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say a serial burglar, who has been arrested 37 times, was shot by a homeowner in northwest Albuquerque Sunday morning. Authorities say the homeowner heard a loud bang and then his alarm go off. After arming himself with a gun the homeowner says he saw the burglar at the top of his stairs and shot at him twice, hitting him once. Police say the burglar will survive his wounds. That burglar has been identified as Richard Garcia, 43, a man with a very long history of home and vehicle burglaries. Court records show he's been prosecuted...
  • Mayor Booker: 'Legal Gun Buyers Aren't Causing Murders in Newark and Chicago and Other Places'

    02/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain. Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places" … CORY BOOKER, NEWARK MAYOR (D-N.J.): To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens. In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor...The guns that are...
  • Conservatism Is Dead

    02/03/2013 2:30:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    New Republic ^ | February 18, 2009 | Sam Tanenhaus
    More telling than Barack Obama's victory is the consensus, steadily building since Election Day, that the nation has sunk -- or been plunged -- into its darkest economic passage since the Great Depression. And, as Obama pushes boldly ahead, apparently with public support, the right is struggling to reclaim its authority as the voice of opposition. The contrast with 1993, when the last Democratic president took office, is instructive. Like Obama, Bill Clinton was elected in hard economic times and, like him, promised a stimulus program, only to see his modest proposal ($19.5 billion) stripped almost bare by the Senate...
  • THANKS FOR THE BACON, MR. REAGAN

    02/03/2013 2:21:49 PM PST · by Bill Russell · 13 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 02/03/2013 | William & Kasia Russell
    Presidents are usually so far removed from us that we never appreciate how they can impact our daily lives. Here is how Ronald Reagan touched two lives on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain: ours. BILL I grew up as an Air Force brat. In 1962 my father was stationed Newfoundland, Canada where I was born. By age 11, I had visited or lived in 19 states and traveled to six foreign countries. From 1971 to 1973, my family lived in Taiwan while my father flew combat missions in and out of Vietnam. I had the early experience of knowing...
  • OH:Home invasion of Wright State students turns into an altercation: one invader wounded, one dead

    02/03/2013 2:18:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    theguardianonline.com ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Andrew Smith
    The home of two Wright State students was invaded Monday evening in Fairborn, ending with one of the alleged intruders dying from a gunshot wound. According to a Dayton Daily News article published Monday and updated Tuesday afternoon, “Police said Tuesday that it is still a bit unclear what prompted the five individuals, ages 19 to 23, to force their way into the Victoria Avenue home while brandishing a fake plastic gun.” The article continues, “Two Wright State students were home when the intruders entered. Trent Seitz, 21, reportedly struggled with the men and was ordered to the floor. He...
  • The Week In Gore:In the Hot Air, Gassy Realm of the GoreGon

    02/03/2013 2:17:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 2, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    What's Up With That?The week in Gore:February 2, 2013 Al Gore has been running the interview circuit this week, and it seems since his sale of CURRENT TV to Al Jazeerra he has gone from golden boy to goblin boy in the eyes of the media. He’s pushing his usual set of tabloid climatology claims in the process, but all they want to know about is why he sold out to “big oil”. Below are a few excerpts from headlines and some interviews. My favorite is from my radio commentator friend Lars Larson in Portland, who had so much fun...
  • Psst! Harbaugh Brothers and Family (and Ravens' Owner) Are Devoted Catholics

    02/03/2013 2:16:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search ths morning on "Harbaugh brothers Catholic" (not in quotes, sorted by date, with duplicates and originally omitted items), returned 24 items. A broader search at the Associated Press's national site on "Harbaugh Catholic" (not in quotes) came up empty. This is disappointing, given that both brothers are by all accounts very active in and devoted to the Catholic Church. The stories found at Google News were predominantly from Catholic-oriented publications, with the most notable exception being one by Matthew Barrows at the Sacramento Bee, whose story comprised 15 of those 24 listed results. Excerpts from that...
  • How a discordant Senate band got back together on immigration

    02/03/2013 2:10:35 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
    Schumer came with Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois. Graham and McCain brought fellow Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. It was clear to the senators that one voice could prove crucial to their hope to sell a plan to conservatives: Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and Cuban American with conservative credentials, who could become a champion untainted by past scars over immigration. Soon after that meeting, Durbin was in the Senate gym and spotted Rubio pedaling a stationary bike. "Marco, you got to be there," Durbin said. "I want you there...
  • What a Joke! CNN's Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil!

    02/03/2013 2:08:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN must be so proud! On Sunday, the self-described most trusted name in news aired a thirteen minute interview with Global Warmingist-in-Chief Al Gore, and although the subject of the sale of Current TV was raised, host Fareed Zakaria didn't ask him one question about al Jazeera's connection to oil (video follows with transcript and commentary): What a Joke! Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil! FAREED ZAKARIA: Current TV, a great business deal, but you started it because you wanted to create a greater, well, another liberal voice, a stronger one, an independent voice. Is this...
  • Court grants new trial to New Mexico gun dealer family

    02/03/2013 2:04:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    In addition to granting conditional release to Rick and Ryin Reese, the two remaining members of a New Mexico gun dealer family still behind bars after 18 months incarceration, Judge Robert C. Brack of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico has also granted a motion for a new trial, a Memorandum and Opinion Order filed today mandates. “This matter came before the Court on Defendants’ Motion for a New Trial … and Motion for Release on Conditions Pending Sentencing,” the order states. “On January 28, 2013, the Court held a hearing on these motions. Having...
  • Cardinal Health restructuring to cost 180 jobs, including 20 in Dublin

    02/03/2013 1:55:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Columbus Business First ^ | January 30, 2013 | Carrie Ghose
    Cardinal Health Inc. said Wednesday it plans to cut about 180 jobs, including 20 at its Dublin headquarters, and take a pre-tax charge of $79 million as it restructures a unit in its medical supply division. The moves are meant to anticipate customer demand for greater efficiency and lower cost, spokeswoman Debbie Mitchell said in an email to Columbus Business First. The pharmaceutical and supply distributor outlined the costs in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying the charges will come from employee separations and an expected loss on selling real estate at its campus in Waukegan, Ill....
  • Photo of Obama Shooting Skeet Complete Fraud, like his Presidency

    02/03/2013 1:46:40 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 99 replies
    Clashdaily ^ | 2/2/2013 | Steve Sheldon
    The recently released photograph of President Obama reportedly “Taken at Camp David – the Maryland presidential retreat – on August 4, 2012, his 51st birthday,” is a complete fake. As a lifelong shotgunner, I immediately smelled a rat. Nothing in the photo looks right and upon closer examination, it is a complete fraud. One need go no further than examining the ports on the shotgun. ... One will immediately notice that there is smoke coming from the right side of the gun in the photo as well as out the front. The only problem is that there is no smoke...
  • LGBT Leader Reveals Friendship With Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A

    02/03/2013 1:45:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    Shane L. Windmeyer, a prominent LGBT activist and leader, "nervously" revealed to the public that he developed a friendship with Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, despite their strongly opposing views on same-sex marriage. "I spent New Year's Eve at the red-blooded, all-American epicenter of college football: at the Chick-fil-A Bowl, next to Dan Cathy, as his personal guest. It was among the most unexpected moments of my life," Windmeyer begins in a blog for The Huffington Post published earlier this week. Windmeyer, the co-founder and executive director of Campus Pride, a leading national organization for...
  • Middleby cuts 20% of Viking Range workers (140+ laid off)

    02/03/2013 1:43:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Viking Range Corp.'s new owner is laying off one-fifth of the company's workers. Middleby Corp., based near Chicago, said it laid off about 140 of Viking's 700 employees Thursday. --snip-- Viking cooking schools in Ridgeland, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., will close...
  • How a discordant Senate band got back together on immigration

    02/03/2013 1:42:44 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 2, 2013 | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON — On the Saturday morning after 7 in 10 Latino voters helped return President Obama to the White House and deliver a crushing defeat to Mitt Romney, Charles E. Schumer, the Democratic senator from New York, scanned his daily list of phone messages and saw that Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, had called. Schumer dialed his number. "I saw your name on my call list, and my heart skipped a beat," he said. "We're getting the band back together," Graham replied. "Let's do immigration." [...] It was clear to the senators that one voice could prove...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "McLintock!"(1963)

    02/03/2013 1:35:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1963 | Andrew V. McLagen
    For Super Bowl Sunday, what could be a more macho alternative for those who don't have a dog in the fight so to speak than a classic western starring Hollywood's greatest he-man John Wayne? The Duke plays a tough cattle baron named George Washington "G.W." McLintock while his frequent leading lady, the lovely Maureen O'Hara plays his tempestuous red headed wife in this wild, wild west take on William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". Definitely not a film for the PC/socialist/feminazi crowd but quite fun for those who are pro-capitalism, pro-freedom and pro-strong male leader. It's also fun to see...
  • Snafu keeps gun dealers in jail as attorney urges investigation of prosecutors(Reese, NM)

    02/03/2013 1:31:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    Despite two orders from an obviously irked New Mexico U.S. District Court judge that the Reese family will be given a new trial and that father Rick and son Reese are to be released on bond, the pair remain behind bars this weekend because monitoring devices required by the order are not on hand, sources close to the case have confirmed to Gun Rights Examiner. “Yes, bail money is good for now,” the source reveled, explaining “relatives, good friends and well-wishers have donated to the defense fund. “They are waiting for the ankle monitors to get in for the release....
  • Mark Kelly On Fox Presses For Background Checks: ‘This Isn’t About The Second Amendment Anymore’

    02/03/2013 1:31:34 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 67 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, spoke to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this week, reiterating his support for universal background checks and responding to the NRA’s anti-gun control arguments. Simply put, Kelly said, less people would die due to gun violence if the legislation were put in place. Wallace looked to the example of Jared Loughner, the gunman who opened fire in Arizona, killing and injuring many, including Giffords. He passed a background check, Wallace noted. Loughner clearly was mentally ill, Kelly said — and if his condition was entered into the background check system, presumably...
  • Panetta: 'Shameful and irresponsible' if Congress allows sequestration

    02/03/2013 1:27:00 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Feb 13 | By MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it would “really be a shameful and irresponsible act” for Congress to allow sequestration to happen. “We have to prepare for it, because, you know, there are members up on the Capitol Hill that are saying, ‘Oh no, we're gonna stand back and let sequester happen,’” Panetta said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press." “Let me tell you: If sequester happens, it is gonna badly damage the readiness of the United States of America. We have the most powerful military force on the face of the earth right now.” If sequester...
  • Comment on this. Bribing elected officials to perform Their normal duties.

    02/03/2013 1:24:40 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 4 replies
    Sending money to the corrupt only further corrupts them for still more. They need to enforce what is already law and not be bribed to do so. Therefor it is totally worthless (counter productive actually) to bribe those that we elected. ------------------------------------------------------- Why should we send donations to politicians and other organizations to perform functions that they should not need money or motivation to perform. It is already written in law what their responsibilities and duties are. OUR sending money to such organizations and individuals only bleeds us further and makes them richer. I (personally) NEVER send money to politicians...
  • Paul Krugman: NRA Is 'An Insane Organization' (Says The Lunatic)

    02/03/2013 1:22:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Sunday once again perfectly illustrated the intolerance of America's liberal media. Appearing on ABC's This Week, he said the National Rifle Association is - and I quote! - "an insane organization" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Krugman: NRA Is 'An Insane Organization' PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: But what really strikes me -- I don't know how this plays, you know, what will happen. What strikes me is we've actually gotten a glimpse into the mindset, though, of the pro-gun people and we've seen certainly Wayne LaPierre and some of these others....
  • Obama Immigration Reform's Inclusion of Same-Sex Couples a 'Deal-Killer?'

    02/03/2013 1:14:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2013 | By Michael Gryboski
    Evangelicals who have come together to support immigration reform have expressed concern over the White House's decision to include support for same-sex couples in their official immigration proposal. While not mentioning the issue during his Tuesday speech demanding comprehensive immigration reform, President Barack Obama's proposal does include measures that pertain to same-sex couples. The Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, told The Christian Post that he questioned the inclusion of another hot button issue in an already tense subject. "It seems to me that … you are combining two disparate issues when it hasn't been resolved...
  • CIA ADMITS FULL MONITORING OF FACEBOOK, Google, Youtube and other social networks

    02/03/2013 1:11:49 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 177 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    I. Introduction Social media platforms are changing the way organizations are communicating to the public Conversations are happening all the time and everywhere. There is need for the Communications Group to be timely and proactively aware of the reactions and opinions expressed by the general public as it relates to the Federal Reserve and its actions on a variety of subjects. II. Social Listening Platforms Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources. They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria. They can also determine the...
  • The Freeman's Defence [Excerpt from "Uncle Tom's Cabin", Fits America Today!]

    02/03/2013 1:04:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (free ebook) ^ | 1852 | Harriet Beecher Stowe
    [Quoting from escaped slave George to his wife]: "O! Eliza, if these people [slaveholders] only knew what a blessing it is for a man to feel that his wife and child belong to HIM!...Why, I feel rich and strong, though we have nothing but our bare hands. I feel as if I could scarcely ask God for any more.... yet if they will only let me alone now, I will be satisfied--thankful; I will work...As to my old master, he has been paid five times over for all he ever spent for me. I don't owe him anything." [Quoting from...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/3 7-11pm est

    02/03/2013 12:56:34 PM PST · by Vision · 25 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/3/13 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Hillary Clinton was loyal soldier but no great shakes at policy

    02/03/2013 12:50:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 3, 2013 | Trudy Rubin
    When Hillary Clinton took office, much of the world had been alienated from the United States by the policies of the Bush administration. Expectations were high that President Obama's team would change the tone, and Clinton delivered. She put a glamorous, smart, politically astute face on American policy. Yet Clinton produced no diplomatic breakthroughs nor any new strategic doctrine. And when it comes to issues of war and peace - in the Mideast, South Asia, and North Asia - she leaves a minimal legacy.In large part, that's because policy-making was tightly controlled by the White House. It's hard to know...
  • French planes pound Islamist camps in north Mali desert

    02/03/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 3, 2013 3:11pm EST | Elena Berton and Tiemoko Diallo
    (Reuters) - French warplanes pounded Islamist rebel camps in the far north of Mali on Sunday, military sources said, a day after French President Francois Hollande was hailed as a savior during a visit to the West African country. Thierry Burkhard, spokesman for the French army in Paris, said the overnight raids targeted logistics bases and training camps used by the al Qaeda-linked rebels near the town of Tessalit, close to the Algerian border. ... France says the rebels are also holding hostage in these mountains seven of its citizens, seized in recent years in the Sahara region. Malian military...
  • Help with Direct TV

    02/03/2013 12:36:56 PM PST · by 50sDad · 17 replies
    Self | 02/03/13 | Self
    I was given three surplus Direct TV boxes by an ex-customer of Direct TV, a friend of mine. Would like to post them as free on local Craigslist. Do they contain any of his info, or are the of any use to another current Direct TV customer?
  • Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot

    02/03/2013 12:00:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Mail online ^ | February 3, 2013 | Becky Evans
    Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK. New research suggests that dozens of abortions are carried out but the reasons are not being officially recorded. Health bosses have admitted there may be 'discrepancies' in their records after European monitoring group Eurocat found the number of abortions for minor abnormalities could be up to three times as high as official statistics show. According to Eurocat, 157 foetuses were aborted in England and Wales between 2006 and 2010 for cleft lip and palate. However, the Sunday...
  • Credit-reporting companies know more than they tell you

    02/03/2013 11:52:41 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/03/2013 | Jeff Gelles
    --snip-- It's the biggest privacy breach in our time, and it's legal and no one knows it's going on," one critic, who runs an employment-background firm, told Sullivan. "It's like a secret CIA." As a frequent critic of the credit-reporting system, I'm heartened when others are shocked at disclosures about the industry's practices. But here's the truly scary thing: If you ask some of the lawyers and privacy advocates who pay even closer attention, the Equifax disclosures don't seem so shocking. "If people are outraged by this, they should be outraged by the whole idea of credit reporting and background...
  • Todd & Sarah Palin: R.I.P. Chris Kyle

    02/03/2013 11:49:31 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Todd & Sarah Palin
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tonight. Todd and I first met Chris in Pella, Iowa, when he helped out with security for the premiere of the film “The Undefeated.” And later we became friends with Chris when he was on “Stars Earn Stripes” with Todd. Chris was a wonderful man, a good friend, and a true American hero who loved our country and served honorably. He was loved and admired by so many, and he will never be forgotten. Todd and Sarah Palin
  • BOND GOD: The World Is Changing, And Bonds Are The Most Overbought I've Seen In My 55 Year Career

    02/03/2013 11:48:10 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-3-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    BOND GOD: The World Is Changing, And Bonds Are The Most Overbought I've Seen In My 55 Year Career Joe WeisenthalFeb. 3, 2013, 12:05 PMFor years, investors have watched in disbelief as the 30-year bull market in fixed-income assets has raged on, leaving bears in the dust. The bond skeptics are having another moment, as talk grows of a "great rotation" from bonds into equities, as rates finally start to rise, and the economy turns back into the old normal. Dan Fuss of Loomis Sayles is the third bond fund manager to be called a "bond god" (the other two...
  • Shot Show 2013 Archangel Mosin Nagant stock (10 round and 5 round detachable mags)

    02/03/2013 11:43:00 AM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 1-16-13 | mixflip
    it will cost more than the rifle, but what the heck!
  • About That 'Permanent Democratic Majority'

    02/03/2013 11:40:39 AM PST · by DBCJR · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 31, 2013 | Karl Rove
    Demography isn't destiny—and assuming that it is will likely make liberals overreach again. Many are arguing these days that President Obama has forged a new majority coalition of women, minorities, young people and upscale cultural liberals so large and durable that he can do what no president has done before—pursue a very liberal agenda without serious opposition or defections from his own party. Demography is destiny, this argument holds, and it is irrevocably on the side of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party. Yes, there will be fewer whites and more minorities in the future, and Republicans will have to...
  • About That 'Permanent Democratic Majority'

    02/03/2013 11:40:29 AM PST · by DBCJR · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 31, 2013 | Karl Rove
    Demography isn't destiny—and assuming that it is will likely make liberals overreach again. Many are arguing these days that President Obama has forged a new majority coalition of women, minorities, young people and upscale cultural liberals so large and durable that he can do what no president has done before—pursue a very liberal agenda without serious opposition or defections from his own party. Demography is destiny, this argument holds, and it is irrevocably on the side of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party. Yes, there will be fewer whites and more minorities in the future, and Republicans will have to...
  • Kerry, Not Wasting Time, Calls Peres, Abbas

    02/03/2013 11:35:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    inn ^ | 2/3/13 | David Lev
    Newly-installed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry isn't wasting any time in getting started on his new job. After two full days in office, Kerry spoke to officials in Mexico, Canada, Israel, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority (PA), his office said Sunday. On Sunday, Kerry called PA chief Mahmoud Abbas. According to an Abbas spokesperson, Kerry told the PA chief that he expected to meet him in the near future in order to discuss restarting negotiations with Israel. Kerry told Abbas that President Barack H. Obama supported such talks, and that he hoped both sides would agree to participate. In...
  • The Sickness of Western Culture: Can We Survive it?

    02/03/2013 11:26:29 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    Natural Law/Natural Religion ^ | Feb. 3, 2013 | walford
    Culture’s shifting sands on moral standards by Gilbert T. Sewell Sixty years ago juvenile delinquency and what to do about it suddenly drew a round of national soul searching. We no longer even use the term. We think in terms of juvenile monsters. Yesteryear’s hoods and troublemakers seem quaint and innocent beside today’s appalling school murders, gang rapes and teenage mayhem... ...Put together violent, porn-saturated electronic entertainment and armed, shame-free, unparented young men. Crazy things happen... ...Who is delinquent? A sociopath? A truant, an unwed mother, a rapist of drunken and unconscious girls, a meth addict or a mass murderer?...
  • Chris Wallace Skewers NRA’s Wayne LaPierre On Gun Violence: ‘That’s Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir’

    02/03/2013 11:22:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Meenal Vamburkar
    On Fox News Sunday, following the segment featuring Mark Kelly, Chris Wallace interviewed National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre about various issues surrounding gun control — ranging from background checks to mental health concerns to armed security at schools. Pressing LaPierre on his arguments, Wallace challenged him on some of his opposition to gun control. Wallace began with background checks, citing the 1.7 million people who’ve been denied because of the checks — but LaPierre argued that most of those people weren’t prosecuted, and we can’t say they “were stopped from getting a gun at all.” He further argued against...
  • CBS to interview Obama during Super Bowl pregame show

    02/03/2013 11:21:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/3/13 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama will give a live interview to CBS before it airs the Super Bowl on Sunday. At 4:30 pm, Obama will field questions from CBS´s Scott Pelley, continuing a long-standing tradition of providing interviews to the network airing the NFL championship, usually the most-watched television event of the year. Last year, Obama spoke with Matt Lauer before NBC broadcast the big game. Pelley told The New Orleans Times-Picayune that he will talk pigskin with the president, but also has a range of "serious questions" to tackle.
  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Tokyo Rove SuperPac to attack Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 11:18:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/3/13 | JEFF ZELENY
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. -snip- The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.
  • RightMessage.org

    02/03/2013 11:17:45 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 2 replies
    RightMessage ^ | 2/3/13 | me
    Anyone on FB who is linked with the EIB should have received this. It is another new way of bringing together conservatives, another think tank (no such thing as too many). I have shared it on my FB, now I would like to share it with my fellow FReepers. I looked at every bit and cranny before signing up. "And Now A Word From Our Readers… (RightMessage Mailbag)"....you sign up and email them your thoughts (if I remember correctly it's 150 words max). They will choose emails, post them and respond, as well as others who are members. This is...