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  • Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton

    02/04/2013 8:17:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 24, 2013 | Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour -- formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually benign and contain remains of organic material, such as hair, teeth, bones and other tissues. There are no...
  • Editorial: Don't count out former congressman Mark Schauer if he runs for governor

    02/04/2013 8:13:52 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies
    Jackson Cit Pat ^ | 2-3-2013 | Brian Wheeler
    ........... We know Schauer, having watched him as a state senator and congressman representing Jackson County for a total of eight years. So, at the risk of speculating too much — Schauer has only put out signals he will run — here are sone thoughts on his potential candidacy. — He is a tough campaigner. Schauer singlehandedly rewrote Jackson County's electoral map in 2002 when he comfortably defeated Jackson County politician Mickey Mortimer for the Senate. Schauer did so even though he lived in a different county and was running in a district that narrowly leaned Republican. By the time...
  • Aztec Conquerors Reshaped Genetic Landscape of Mexico

    02/04/2013 8:09:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    LiveScience ^ | January 31, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    The Aztecs who conquered the city of Xaltocan in ancient Mexico around 1435 may have fundamentally changed the genetic makeup of the people who lived there, new research suggests... Xaltocan was the capital of a pre-Aztec city-state ruled by the Otomi, an indigenous people who lived in Mexico. The period before the Aztec conquest was a tumultuous time for the Otomi, when a century of warfare led to the collapse of their capital city. Colonial records from the 1500s onward told tales of the Otomi fleeing the city en masse in 1395. Those records suggested that the city was abandoned...
  • From My Cold Dead Hands...

    02/04/2013 8:00:10 PM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 17 replies
    CTN news ^ | 2/3/2013 | RustyNailer
    From My Cold Dead Hands... A father of a Newtown Elementary school student eviscerates the government at his state capital in Connecticut for trying to take away his ability to defend himself and his family.
  • Texas Gov. Perry blasts CA in new radio ad

    02/04/2013 7:48:27 PM PST · by South40 · 52 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/4/2013 | Jonathan Horn
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is continuing his effort to lure businesses away from San Diego by taking to the airwaves. Fueled by the November passage of Proposition 30, which raised sales and some income taxes, Perry has voiced an ad that will run on six radio stations in the state - including KCQB 1170 in San Diego - inviting people to go east.
  • Why Iran’s New Home-Grown Stealth Fighter Will Never Get Off the Ground

    02/04/2013 7:47:52 PM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 43 replies
    Gizmodo - Credit to The Aviationist ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | David Cenciotti - The Aviationist
    On Feb. 1, 2013, Iran unveiled its indigenous fighter jet named "Qaher 313″. The prototype of the Q-313 (or F-313 according to the stencils applied to the aircraft), was presented to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and publicly displayed as part of the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies held in Iran to celebrate the 1979′s victory of the Islamic Revolution. In the previous days, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi had said, "The aircraft will be different from the other fighter jets Iran has already made." Iran's new fighter jet doesn't look like any we've ever seen before. Turns out, as The...
  • Reese father, son, still jailed as probation fails to deliver ankle monitors

    02/04/2013 7:40:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/4/13 | David Codrea
    Rick and Ryin Reese, gun dealers ordered to be released on bond by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Friday, have still not been allowed to go home, a source close to the case informed Gun Rights Examiner this evening. The father and son had to spend the weekend behind bars because the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office has still not delivered the ankle monitors required by the bond release order. Rick and Ryin Reese are the last two members of a New Mexico gun dealer family jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to...
  • West Virginia college students overwhelmingly reject Planned Parenthood campus group

    02/04/2013 7:21:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    LSN ^ | Ben Johnson
    HUNTINGTON, WV, February 4, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood is not only facing an uphill battle in state legislatures seeking to deprive the organization of taxpayer dollars, it is also receiving a distinctly chilly welcome at some university campuses. "So many people rejected us. They acted grossed out. They didn't want to talk about it at all," said Jordan Bean, a leader of Vox, the college chapter of Planned Parenthood. Bean handed out condoms at Marshall University, where she is a senior, but said she had few takers. “We get a lot of backlash on campus, and people approach us...
  • WORST IN U.S.: Poulson Warns Colorado’s PERA Is Most Troubled Pension

    02/04/2013 7:20:31 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | February 4, 2013 | Colorado Peak Politics
    Echoing what the Peak has been writing for at least six months, Independence Institute’s Senior Fellow in Fiscal Policy, Barry Poulson, is now joining those who are sounding the alarm about the poor state of Colorado’s public employee retirement plan. From his recent op-ed to the Colorado Springs Gazette: There is no other pension plan in the country that imposes such a financial burden on future taxpayers. Every household in Colorado would have to pay $1,739 more in taxes annually, just to meet pension obligations. Poulson also calculated that if PERA’s financial analysts were to use current market realities to...
  • Hackers hit U.S. Department of Energy

    02/04/2013 7:19:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cnet ^ | February 4, 2013 5:44 PM PST | | By Dara Kerr
    The U.S. Department of Energy has confirmed that its computer systems were hacked into last month. According to The New York Times, the federal agency sent around an internal e-mail on Friday telling its employees about the cyberattack. "The Department of Energy has just confirmed a recent cyber incident that occurred in mid-January which targeted the Headquarters' network and resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of employee and contractor Personally Identifiable Information," the e-mail said. The agency said that it is working to figure out the "nature and scope of the incident"
  • Grit-Filled Foods Wore Down Early Humans' Teeth

    02/04/2013 7:19:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    LiveScience ^ | January 24, 2013 | Ker Than, ISNS Contributor
    Ancient human ancestors ingested tiny rock particles found in soil and dust along with the plants they ate, wreaking havoc on the tough tissue layer protecting teeth, scientists said. The finding, published online in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, could have implications for interpreting the diets of fossil mammals, including hominins, a group that includes modern and early humans. The study also found that phytoliths, hard particles produced by plants in mimicry of natural grit, might not be as bad for teeth as previously thought... Gary Schwartz, an enamel expert at Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins,...
  • Chicago Police Changing Response Plan For Some 911 Calls

    02/04/2013 7:09:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger. The move will free up the equivalent of 44 police officers a day for patrol duties. CBS 2′s Jim Williams spoke to some Chicagoans who think it’s the wrong move for the police. On the block where burglars broke into a home on Christmas Day, Carmen Curio has a...
  • (Crappy Amusement Parks) Amusement Park Planned in Pakistan Twn where bin Laden Lived

    02/04/2013 7:06:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 | PESHAWAR,
    (Crappy muslim amusement park- Gaza children celebrated Eid al Adha in an amusement park in Gaza City; but they didn't look happy about it.) Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to build a $30 million amusement park and outdoor activity centre on the edge of the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, an official said on Monday. The private venture in the foothills of the Himalayas will include a zoo, water sports, a mini-golf course, rock climbing and paragliding, said Jamaluddin Khan, the deputy provincial...
  • Where bin Laden went down, a theme park to rise up

    02/04/2013 7:04:49 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | February 5, 2013 | Jeff Black
    Move over Orlando, here comes Abbottabad. Pakistan's tourism officials have announced plans to build a $30 million amusement park on the outskirts of the Himalayan foothills town that gained worldwide attention as the place where U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. The 50-acre site will include a zoo, restaurants, water sports, miniature golf as well as rock climbing and paragliding, officials said. Officials in north Kyber Pakhtunkwa province denied to Sky News that the project was a way to improve the town’s image after the bin Laden raid, saying the goal is simply to boost tourism. "This project has...
  • Texas 6th graders assigned to design flag for new socialist nation

    02/04/2013 7:03:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | february 4, 2013 | joe newby
    Sixth-grade children in many Texas public schools are being tasked with designing flags for a new socialist nation as part of the state's curriculum, EAG News reported Monday. "Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag," says a lesson plan being used as part of CSCOPE, the curriculum being used by over 70 percent of Texas school districts. "Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would...
  • Pitkin Confrontation with Forest Service

    02/04/2013 6:58:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | AmbassadorofJustice
    RS 2477. What is it? It is a provision of federal law supporting the actions of these courageous townspeople. Though repealed in 1976, its powerful effects are not repeal-able. It is about preservation of public property, i.e. rights of way. It is a matter of liberty!! Of the freedom to travel!
  • Full Throttle Ahead: US Tips Global Power Scales with Fracking

    02/04/2013 6:55:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | February 01, 2013 | ALEXANDER NEUBACHER, RALF NEUKIRCH, MATTHIAS SCHEPP & THOMAS SCHULZ
    The United States is sitting on massive natural gas and oil reserves that have the potential to shift the geopolitical balance in its favor. Worries are increasing in Russia and the Arab states of waning influence and falling market prices. Williston, North Dakota, is a bleak little city in the vast American prairie. It's dusty in the summer and frigid in the winter. Moose hunting is one of the few sources of entertainment. But despite its drawbacks, Williston has seen its population more than double within a short period of time. The city is so overcrowded that new arrivals often...
  • Massad Ayoob, firearms expert, was in helicopter that crashed in St. Lucie County on Saturday

    02/04/2013 6:43:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 01/28/2013 | Will Greenlee, Elliott Jones, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/
    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A small helicopter that crashed Saturday in far western St. Lucie County was carrying an internationally known firearms expert who was hunting wild hogs from the air using a handgun. Live Oak resident Massad Ayoob, 64, his hunting companion Jonathan Strayer, 46, and pilot William Harward, 55, were above the tree tops, at about 100 feet, when the Hiller helicopter lost power and plunged to the ground around 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Ayoob said Monday. “A few minutes into the flight, as we were zoning in on an oinker that had run under the canopy of some...
  • Muslim Patrols Could Become More Prevalent And More Violent, Warns Anti-Extremist

    02/04/2013 6:37:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 30, 2013
    Muslim Patrols Could Become More Prevalent And More Violent, Warns Anti-Extremist Muslim patrols stalking British streets could become “a lot more dangerous” and perhaps even willing to maim or kill, the head of an anti-extremism organisation has warned. By Rosa Silverman 30 Jan 2013 As British jihadists venture abroad to capitalise on the aftermath of the Arab Spring and then return to the UK, they are likely to bring a greater level of violence back home, Maajid Nawaz, the chairman of the Quilliam Foundation, suggested. His comments follow incidents in which groups of Muslim vigilantes, dubbing themselves 'Muslim Patrols' have...
  • NBC EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department Memo Reveals Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans

    02/04/2013 6:29:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Michael Isikoff
    A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Namibian Nights

    02/04/2013 6:16:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | February 04, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the above time-lapse video. Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before a deep starfield highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This bright band of stars and gas appears to pivot around the celestial south pole as our Earth rotates. The remains of camel thorn trees are then seen against a sky that includes a fuzzy patch on the far right that...
  • Backstage Glimpses of Clinton as Dogged Diplomat, Win or Lose

    02/04/2013 6:14:22 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Saturday February 2, 2013 | MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Last summer, as the fighting in Syria raged and questions about the United States’ inaction grew, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conferred privately with David H. Petraeus, the director of the C.I.A. The two officials were joining forces on a plan to arm the Syrian resistance. The idea was to vet the rebel groups and train fighters, who would be supplied with weapons. The plan had risks, but it also offered the potential reward of creating Syrian allies with whom the United States could work, both during the conflict and after President Bashar al-Assad’s eventual removal. Mrs....
  • 6th Graders Design Flags for a New Socialist Nation

    02/04/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    eag news ^ | 2-4-13 | kyle olson
    AUSTIN – You know America is changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools. According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows: Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 05 FEB 2013

    02/04/2013 6:08:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | lauernmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New MexicoWhite Sands Missile Range is a rocket range of almost 3,200 square miles area, the largest military installation in the United States. WSMR includes the Oscura Range and the WSMR Otera Mesa bombing range. WSMR and the 600,000-acre Fort Bliss Range Complex to the south form a contiguous swath of territory for military testing. White Sands Missile Range is a Test and Evaluation Command Installation operated primarily for the support of research, development, test, and evaluation of weapon and space systems, subsystems, and components. WSMR, established in...
  • New York Times: Late Ed Koch Fostered Racist Assaults,

    02/04/2013 5:53:33 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Joseph Berger's long tribute to the late, legendary former New York City mayor Ed Koch made the front of the New York Times Sunday Metro section -- "So, How'd He Do?" But Berger stained Koch's memory by citing the irresponsible, inflammatory voices of Rev. Calvin Butts and Al Sharpton and bizarrely suggesting Koch's rhetoric played a part in racist assaults against blacks: "Despite his condemnation of the mob beatings, it was hard to tamp down a sense among blacks that his public rhetoric -- in the 1988 presidential campaign, for example, he said Jews would be 'crazy' to vote for...
  • The Nordic countries The next supermodel

    02/04/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 67 replies
    The Economist ^ | Feb 2nd 2013 | unknown
    SMALLISH countries are often in the vanguard when it comes to reforming government. In the 1980s Britain was out in the lead, thanks to Thatcherism and privatisation. Tiny Singapore has long been a role model for many reformers. Now the Nordic countries are likely to assume a similar role. That is partly because the four main Nordics—Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland—are doing rather well. If you had to be reborn anywhere in the world as a person with average talents and income, you would want to be a Viking. The Nordics cluster at the top of league tables of everything...
  • Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked

    02/04/2013 5:42:27 PM PST · by beaversmom · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 February 2013 | unknown
    A facial reconstruction based on the skull of Richard III has revealed how the English king may have looked. A skeleton found under a car park in Leicester has been confirmed as that of the king. The reconstructed face has a slightly arched nose and prominent chin, similar to features shown in portraits of Richard III painted after his death. Historian and author John Ashdown-Hill said seeing it was "almost like being face to face with a real person". The development comes after archaeologists from the University of Leicester confirmed the skeleton found last year was the 15th Century king's,...
  • White House rebuffed Clinton-Petraeus plan to arm Syrian rebels

    02/04/2013 5:39:03 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat, Feb 2, 2013 | Eric Beech
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plan developed last summer by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-CIA Director David Petraeus to arm and train Syrian rebels was rebuffed by the White House, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The United States has sent humanitarian aid to Syria but has declined requests for weapons by rebels fighting to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The White House rejected the Clinton-Petraeus proposal over concerns it could draw the United States into the Syrian conflict and the arms could fall into the wrong hands, the Times said, citing unnamed Obama administration...
  • North could use uranium for test; tunnel site located(tunnel spec photo)

    02/04/2013 5:33:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 02/05/2013 | Kim Hee-jin
    North could use uranium for test; tunnel site located Feb 05,2013 South Korea’s Defense Ministry released a tunnel map from captured footage by the North’s official Korean Central Television. The Defense Ministry analyzed the map, which shows the tunnel on the western side of the nuclear test site, where they think the second test was carried out. Provided by the Defense Ministry While the international community waits for Pyongyang to press the button for its third nuclear test, South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan said the regime could use uranium fuel this time. Kim attended a meeting of the National...
  • Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money

    02/04/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.” “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization. The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from...
  • Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money

    02/04/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.” “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization. The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from...
  • John Kasich Accepts Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

    02/04/2013 5:26:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | 02/04/2013 | Sahil Kapur
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced Monday that he will accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, becoming the fifth Republican governor to embrace the provision of the health care reform law that the Supreme Court made optional. The governor unveiled the decision as part of his budget proposal. “We are going to extend Medicaid for the working poor and for those who are jobless trying to find work,” Kasich said at a press conference in Columbus. “It makes great sense for the state of Ohio because it will allow us to provide greater care with our own dollars.”...
  • Armed Forces Foundation team draw attention to war’s mental wounds

    02/04/2013 5:20:26 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 1 replies
    The (Dalton, Georgia) Daily Citizen ^ | February 4, 2013 | Charles Oliver
    Jeff and Paige McDonald and their youngest daughter Brooke stood on the stage of the giant Barrett-Jackson auction in January, watching as bidding began on a custom 1969 Ford Bronco. Funds raised by the auction would help the Armed Forces Foundation, a group that provides services to veterans, particularly those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Paige McDonald recalls the moment as “bittersweet.” She says she was pleased that so many were showing such strong support for America’s veterans. But she says she couldn’t stop thinking of the reason her family had come to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the auction: her...
  • Pro-choice pastor: Churches must “lead charge” against abortion stigma

    02/04/2013 5:17:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Many times in my ministry, a conversation with abortion clinic staffers that began with talking about the spiritual needs of patients ends on a far more personal note…. An office manager told a colleague of mine that she braces herself every time she checks the mail, wondering how many hate letters she’ll come across, and wants a sacred community to turn to for support. One clinic counselor said she misses the rituals and music of her faith community, and often thinks about trying to find a church, but worries about being judged or shunned when small talk leads to questions...
  • Colorado: Senate President Morse Steps On Dem Gun Control Message (Dem)

    02/04/2013 5:11:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    nra-ila ^ | January 23, 2013
    In an interview with CBS4last week, Senate President John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) proclaimed his belief that additional background checks and a ban on high capacity magazines would do little to limit gun violence, stepping on a key message coming from supporters of gun control in his own party. Read More: The Colorado Observer.com
  • Outgoing EPA chief regrets lack of dialogue with rural America

    02/04/2013 5:10:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/4/13 | Zack Colman
    Departing Departing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson said she wished she had communicated better during her tenure with rural regions that felt victimized by the agency’s pollution rules. “If I were starting again, I would from day one make a much stronger effort to do personal outreach in rural America," Jackson said in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters published Monday. Clashes with rural GOP lawmakers characterized much of Jackson’s time in Obama administration, but Jackson has lamented what she says are inaccurate claims about the scope of EPA’s agenda.
  • Again: Obama Misses Another Budget Deadline

    02/04/2013 5:07:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Guy Benson
    We've known this failure was forthcoming for some time, but it's still worth flagging for several reasons, which we'll get to momentarily.  First, the basics:   Monday marked the deadline set in law for President Obama to submit a budget, but he missed it — making this the fourth time in his five years in office that he's failed to submit the blueprint on time. That makes his record equal to the three previous presidents combined, who spanned 20 years in office. This year, Mr. Obama blamed the late passage of his tax increase deal early last month. "Because these issues were not...
  • Revealed: Marine who 'killed' famous sniper threatened to 'blow his brains out and kill his family

    02/04/2013 5:04:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/4/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police now say that the former marine accused of killing the country’s best sniper and another man at a shooting range now says that he threatened to kill himself and his family back in September and he was hospitalized. A police report from the September 2 incident states they were alerted to the threat when they received a call about 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, who is now in jail on two murder counts for allegedly killing Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. ‘Eddie stated he was hurting and that his family does not understand what he has been through,’ the police...
  • Hillary Clinton team has new website

    02/04/2013 5:01:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Hillary Clinton team has new website By: Kevin Robillard February 4, 2013 06:50 PM EST Hillary Clinton has found her post-State Department home on the World Wide Web. HillaryClintonOffice.com is bare-bones so-far, sporting only a picture of the former Secretary of State and a contact form. According to registration data, the site was created Jan. 31, and was last edited Sunday. The URL was registered through GoDaddy.com. Clinton’s 2008 campaign site, HillaryClinton.com, now links to HillaryClintonOffice.com. Clinton has remained coy about her post-Cabinet plans, but has said she plans to continue to advocate for women and girls...........
  • School turnarounds prompt community backlash

    02/04/2013 4:53:50 PM PST · by posterchild · 23 replies
    AP via news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 | Christina Hoag
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The federal government's push for drastic reforms at chronically low achieving schools has led to takeovers by charter operators, overhauls of staff and curriculum, and even school shutdowns across the country. It's also generated a growing backlash among the mostly low-income, minority communities where some see the reforms as not only disruptive in struggling neighborhoods, but also as civil rights violations since turnaround efforts primarily affect black and Latino students. "Our concern is that these reforms have further destabilized our communities," said Jitu Brown, education organizer of Chicago's Kenwood-Oakwood Community Organization. "It's clear there's a different...
  • Minority German Children Bullied by Muslims in Their Own Schools

    02/04/2013 4:50:55 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 37 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 31 January 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Just published on YouTube is a shocking video, that can be seen clicking on the link just below the post title, of discrimination against German and Christian children in German schools. They are severely bullied by Muslim kids in a school where immigrant children are an astonishing 96 percent. Hardly anybody speaks to them, they become introvert. They are outcasts, not integrated into the schools of their own land. The reporter investigating this shameful situation interviews a boy who tells her how he was chased and attacked for saying that he does not believe in God, and a girl who...
  • Freep a poll: Best Superbowl Commercial

    02/04/2013 4:48:16 PM PST · by TheThinkingAmericanist · 69 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 2/4/2013 | WXYZ-TV Detroit
    (WXYZ) - Every year the automakers produce some of the most talked about ads that are aired during the Super Bowl. This has been especially true over the last few years, where Chrysler produced ads featuring both Clint Eastwood and Eminem to highlight their progress as they emerged from bankruptcy.
  • Emails Expose Southern Poverty Law Center Collaboration with DOJ

    02/04/2013 4:47:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/4/13 | Kerry Picket
    Judicial Watch (JW), a Washington D.C. based non-partisan educational foundation, released some two dozen pages of emails it obtained on Tuesday revealing connections between the Department of Justice Civil Rights and Tax divisions and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to JW, the e-mails reveal “questionable behavior by agency personnel while negotiating for Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees to appear as the featured speaker at a July 31, 2012, “Diversity Training Event.” Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) submitted to the DOJ on September 10, 2012: The Judicial Watch...
  • Guns don't kill black people, other blacks do

    02/04/2013 4:41:03 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | Aug 16, 1999 | David Horowitz
    The NAACP's ludicrous idea to sue gun manufacturers is yet another attempt by the left to avoid personal responsibility for some individuals' bad behavior. When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced plans recently to file an injunctive class-action suit “to force [gun manufacturers] to distribute their product responsibly,” the NAACP president, Kweisi Mfume, noted that gun violence takes a disproportionately high toll among young black males.According to an NAACP press release, African-American males between the ages of 15 and 24 are almost five times more likely to be injured by firearms than are white males in...
  • 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...