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  • Bill Maher likens axed Palin to Glenn Beck: "Maybe it’s not so great that Palin is out of Fox News"

    02/04/2013 4:40:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 4, 2013 | Kerry O'Shea
    On his talk show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ Bill Maher explained how Sarah Palin being fired from Fox News may not be the somewhat comforting news that liberals were enjoying. Maher instead likens Palin to other axed Fox News personality, Glenn Beck. After exiting Fox News, Beck took "patented brand of apocalyptic race baiting" (according to Maher) and went on to create his own web series that charges people $10 a month. Last year, Beck made $80 million, landing him in seventh place on the Forbes wealthiest celebrities. Thus, Maher slams such pundits as “con men.” Says Maher, "They...
  • World’s largest Marian statue unveiled in Bolivia

    02/04/2013 4:33:22 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 72 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February - 4 - 2013
    La Paz, Bolivia, Feb 4, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. Rolando Rocha, the lead sculptor for the project, told reporters that more than simply “a work of engineering and art,” the monument “is an act of faith that strengthens our traditions.” Towering at 149 feet, the statue is located on a 12,000-foot mountain south of La Paz, the country’s second largest city. It stands 22 feet taller than the Christ the...
  • U.S. Gun Owners Outnumbered Hunters by 5 to 1 in 2011

    02/04/2013 4:32:13 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    cns news ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    In 2011, gun owners in the United States outnumbered hunters by 5 to 1. There were 13.7 million hunters in the United States over age 16 -- 12.7 million of whom used rifles, shotguns or handguns for hunting, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That means hunters constituted only 15.9 to 18.1 percent of the estimated 70-80 million gun owners in the U.S. in 2011 -- the latest year for which statistics are available. In a Dec. 28 national report, USF&W said 13.7 million individuals over age 16 self-identified as hunters, and that 12.7 million used guns (shotguns,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-4-13

    02/04/2013 4:29:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-4-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Iran's president wishes to visit Gaza

    02/04/2013 4:27:21 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 5:20pm EST | Mariam Karouny
    Asked in an interview on the Al Mayadeen news channel whether he would visit Gaza while in Cairo next week or before his term as president expires in June, he replied: "My wish is bigger than this. I wish to pray in Jerusalem after complete liberation." Iran does not recognize Israel. "If they allow it, I would go to Gaza to visit the people," he said, without saying whose authority he would seek.
  • Gun sales super even on Super Bowl Sunday

    02/04/2013 4:27:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WXIX-TV ^ | February 4, 2013 | Dave Culbreth and Brian Wiechert
    SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Employees at Target World in Sharonville say guns sales have been like nothing they've ever seen before. "You can't take away people's rights without people fighting back," says David Drury, a Target World employee. The increase in sales started just after the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. "The boom has been pretty incredible. People are wanting to protect their rights while they have them and people are scared. They don't want their rights to be eroded," said Drury. Because of that, even on the night of the Super Bowl, and even at kickoff time, Target World was...
  • Americans Make Hard Choices on Social Security, Prefer to Raise Payroll Taxes and Increase Benefits

    02/04/2013 4:26:52 PM PST · by kabar · 17 replies
    The National Academy of Social Insurance website ^ | January 31, 2013 | The National Academy of Social Insurance
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans support Social Security and are willing to pay more to preserve and even improve benefits, according to a new survey released today by the nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). The new study, Strengthening Social Security: What Do Americans Want?, finds a sharp contrast between what Americans say they want and changes being discussed in Washington, such as cutting benefits by using a “chained” Consumer Price Index to determine Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Large majorities of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, agree on ways to strengthen Social Security — without cutting benefits. Fully 74%...
  • The Only Appropriate Position For A Democrat Senator Who Has Sex With Foreign Hookers

    02/04/2013 4:25:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-4-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If you've never heard of this guy you can get a good start and learn more than you ever wanted to know from The Lonely Conservative and The Other McCain.He replaced John Kerry as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee...it's too perfect.
  • Elephant Lessons: Real Men Leading Boys to Manhood [males raised by single mothers turn violent]

    02/04/2013 4:25:08 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Violence and bizarre aggressive behaviors among young male elephants has increased dramatically over the course of a few decades. A team of researchers, trauma experts and neuropsychologists among them, studied the causes and found a way to resolve the elephant violence. Their findings can help us understand why we need mature men leading boys to manhood and to guide for those coming into renewed manhood following the overthrow of repressive regimes. The lessons require connecting three dots. 1. The social development systems of male elephants. 2. The abuse of women in oppressive regimes. 3. Boy Gangs – A poor substitute...
  • Was Beyoncé's Racy Super Bowl Outfit Too Much? Parents' Backlash Over 'Trampy' Stage Costume

    02/04/2013 4:14:24 PM PST · by drewh · 75 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 16:53 EST, 4 February 2013
    Beyoncé's daring leather ensemble at the Super Bowl last night has sparked anger from some parents who believe it was too racy for prime time television. Several viewers took to Facebook and other social networking websites to suggest that the performer's costume, by fashion designer Rubin Singer, looked a little too 'S&M'. Beyoncé was 'over the top trampy,' according to one mother commenting on the Today show's Facebook page. 'I was embarrassed to watch it with my 9 year old son,' she wrote. Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham tweeted sarcastically: 'Very family-friendly dancing S&M by Beyonce. What every girl...
  • Gun shops, instructors see increase in demand

    02/04/2013 4:11:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | February 4, 2013 | Phil Ferolito
    YAKIMA, Wash. — Within the past two years, Steve Simon said he’s had to chase unwanted people from his West Valley home on two occasions. The first time, a group of teens pounded on his door late at night, saying they were looking for someone. A car’s headlights were beaming into his front door, Simon recalled. Another time, his wife caught a man inexplicably walking around in their home. When she told him to leave, Simon said, the intruder said he was interested in buying the house.“This home invasion thing and people wandering around at night, we’ve had people looking...
  • Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack Using Just a Hammer

    02/04/2013 4:08:45 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    Readers' Digest ^ | February 2013 | Melody Warnick
    Alexis Vaughan, 17, slouched in the passenger seat of her dad’s Excursion, wishing fervently she were still in bed. Alexis was grounded, and the early Saturday morning wake-up callto run errands with her father, Michael, was part of the punishment. She stared glumly out the window at the Preston, Idaho, cornfields. A seasoned hunter, Alexis let her eyes lazily scan the landscape for wildlife. Still, she was startled when a deer came into view about 200 yards in front of them, just a few feet off the road. Mule deer never appeared in plain sight ten days before hunting season....
  • Did a baker break the law when he denied service to same-sex couple?

    02/04/2013 4:06:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    KATU ^ | Erica Nochlin
    GRESHAM, Ore. -- A Gresham baker is the subject of a state investigation after he refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Did Sweet Cakes owner Aaron Klein violate the law when he told the couple that he couldn’t sell them a cake because “they were abominations to the Lord?” That’s what Oregon Attorney General's civil enforcement officers are looking into after one of the brides-to-be filed a complaint on Jan. 28. The woman who filed the complaint said she had previously bought a cake from Sweet Cakes for her mother’s wedding. It was fine. But when...
  • Sniper Murder Suspect ‘Traded Soul For a New Truck,’Affidavit Says

    02/04/2013 4:05:48 PM PST · by kristinn · 48 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Jason Whitley
    Eddie Routh, the double murder suspect who allegedly killed retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, might have committed the crimes to steal Kyle’s truck, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by News 8. Routh confessed to his sister and her husband about the crime on Saturday night, the document says. When they asked whose black truck he was driving, Routh told them “he traded his soul for a new truck,” according to the affidavit. Arrest affidavit page one.Page two.Page three.
  • Iranian Blogger Publishes EXCL Interview With Iran's 1st Space Monkey[I Thank My Brother Ahmadinejad

    02/04/2013 3:59:26 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | February 4, 2013 | MEMRI
    *snip "[Share] one memory with our readers. "Aftab the monkey: My most vivid memory has to do with the time I had doubts about carrying out religious duties in space. Because, as it is written in the Koran and in the precepts of Islam, these tasks are for performing on earth, and a human was designated as the Messenger of Allah on earth; I, as a space monkey, do not belong, and am not obligated by this. This threw me into a spiritual crisis. Via chat, the brothers......"
  • We Are All Going To Die From Inflation Says Bill Gross

    02/04/2013 3:56:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Points and Figures ^ | February 3, 2013 | Jeff Carter
    They say that time is money. What they don’t say is that money may be running out of time. There may be a natural evolution to our fractionally reserved credit system that characterizes modern global finance. Much like the universe, which began with a big bang nearly 14 billion years ago, but is expanding so rapidly that scientists predict it will all end in a “big freeze” trillions of years from now, our current monetary system seems to require perpetual expansion to maintain its existence. And too, the advancing entropy in the physical universe may in fact portend a similar...
  • University Union Wants Contract Through 2023 To Avoid Right-to-Work Law

    02/04/2013 3:54:41 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/2/2013 | Tom Gantert
    With a year left on its contract, the Western Michigan University's professors' union is trying to get a 9-year extension done by the March deadline that would give union members the right to not pay dues or fees as a condition of employment at the school. That would lock everyone represented by that union into paying dues or fees until 2023. Michigan Capitol Confidential obtained a draft of the proposal of the plan, which was verified by union members. It was drafted Jan. 23. The agreement would be a collective bargaining agreement known as a “union security agreement” (USA) that...
  • Reg Presley of the Troggs dies aged 71

    02/04/2013 3:52:27 PM PST · by the scotsman · 38 replies
    BBC News | 4th February 2013 | BBC News
    'Reg Presley, lead singer of 60s rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71. The band's frontman died at his home in Hampshire, his daughter, Karen, confirmed to the BBC. The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around. Music publicist Keith Altham paid tribute to Presley on Facebook, saying his "dear old pal" had died "following a succession of recent strokes and a losing battle with cancer". Presley announced his retirement from music a year ago after being taken ill during a concert in Germany and then being diagnosed with lung cancer.'
  • Housewives and older people getting handgun permits

    02/04/2013 3:51:32 PM PST · by digger48 · 9 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | February 4, 2013 | Mike Fletcher and Carson Gerber
    Kokomo — Whether its paranoia or people just wanting to be prepared, more and more people are arming themselves lately. In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama proposed a package that includes banning assault weapons, requiring background checks on all firearms purchases and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. Those proposed changes have resulted in an upsurge of people wanting to arm themselves, officials say. But the numbers tell the story. In January, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department processed 151 handgun permits compared to 34 last January. In Miami County, the request for permits...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on President Obama to Stop Chicago Violence

    02/04/2013 3:44:49 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 04, 2013
    Rev. Jackson Calls on Obama to Stop Chicago Violence February 04, 2013 Windows Media RUSH: The Reverend Jackson, in Chicago. The Reverend Jackson and other relatives of victims of fatal shootings, in Chicago. Do you know, the lawlessness in Chicago, the gun violence in Chicago is now greater than when Al Capone's gang ran the town? Did you know that, Rachel? You want to know something else? There was no gun control when Al Capone was running around running things. Back during the glory days of Chicago, no gun control. Now they've got some of the strictest gun control laws...