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  • Chung Kim, Texas man, fatally shoots couple in argument over dog feces, report says

    02/05/2013 12:34:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 5, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Chung Kim, a Texas man, was charged with capital murder Monday after he allegedly shot and killed a couple who lived upstairs from his northwest Dallas apartment in an argument over dog feces.
  • Politics: 2nd grader suspended for possession of imaginary hand grenades

    02/05/2013 12:24:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    caintv ^ | ROBERT LAURIE
    More asinine overreaction from the quivering minds of school officials In Loveland Colorado, about 45 minutes North of Denver, a 7-year-old 2nd grader has been suspended for trying to save the world. It appears that the boy lobbed "an imaginary grenade into a box with what he called pretend evil forces inside." According to the child, he pretended to blow up the box "so nothing can get out and destroy the world." Thank God he wasn't carrying a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun, a small piece of paper, or a pointed finger. Who knows what kind of imaginary trauma he could...
  • White House declines to explain drone policy

    02/05/2013 12:22:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    ap news ^ | 2/5/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is declining to explain its criteria for directing drone attacks against American citizens working abroad with terrorists. A newly disclosed Justice Department memo says the administration doesn't need evidence of a pending attack. The document says only that the target must be involved in ongoing plotting against the United States. White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't discuss the memo in detail. He said President Barack Obama takes seriously his responsibility to protect the United States and its citizens. Carney said drone strikes are legal and that great care is taken to avoid the loss...
  • Baboons Declare War On Humans in Saudi Arabia

    02/05/2013 12:19:43 PM PST · by Bratch · 55 replies
    The American Interest ^ | February 3, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead's Blog
    It’s a story Alfred Hitchcock would love. Baboons, extraordinarily social animals whose collective noun is appropriately “troop” are harassing a Saudi village, targeting houses in coordinated assaults while cleverly avoiding poison bananas the villagers have left behind. Arab News brings us the bizarre story: A minor war has broken out south of Qunfudah in the village of Kiad where large groups of hungry baboons from nearby valleys are attacking residences in search of food and drink. Residents have employed a variety of methods to combat the primates but it is still a daily battle from sunrise to sunset.Hussein Al-Barakati, a...
  • Numbers dwindling, moderates band together

    That’s the plan for members of the Tuesday Group of moderate Republicans and the Blue Dog Democrats, Tuesday Group member Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) told reporters. “It’s something we plan to do from time to time,” Dent said at an event hosted by the Republican Main Street Partnership, another group that represents GOP moderates. Meetings across the aisle worked in the past to help build consensus, Dent said. “That’s something else that we’re doing to try to help build a critical mass of people who want to try to get some things done together,” he said. Dent pointed at a...
  • Sen. Menendez Claims He Didn't Know Ex-Aide Was Part of Port Deal

    02/05/2013 12:17:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 5, 2013 | Ken Boehm
    Frances Robles reports in the New York Times that an ex-aide to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stood to benefit from a Dominican port security deal, along with Menendez benefactor Salomon Melgen. From the Times: Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, has pushed United States government officials to help enforce a contract that a company owned in part by one of his major donors, Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, has with the Dominican government, which has refused to honor it. A top executive at Dr. Melgen's security company will be Pedro Pablo Permuy, a former national security adviser and senior legislative aide...
  • Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law

    02/05/2013 12:16:07 PM PST · by illiac · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/5/13 | Steven Dinan
    President Obama's health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday. CBO said that this year's tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they'll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade. But the non-partisan agency also expects fewer people to have to pay individual penalties to the IRS...
  • Gandhi and Guns: The Mahatma Championed Right to Bear Arms

    02/05/2013 12:15:31 PM PST · by ubipetrusest · 1 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 20, 2013 | Kushagra Aniket
    At a time when President Obama has announced severe gun control proposals, it might come as a surprise to note that Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest champions of non-violence and someone whom the president counts among his personal inspirations, actively campaigned for the right to bear arms during the Indian freedom struggle. Today it is often argued that a large part of the purpose behind the Second Amendment—protection against the prospect of government tyranny—is unjustified or irrelevant. But this argument is strikingly similar to the one advanced by the British colonialists who presented themselves as the redeemers of their...
  • Identity Theft Stolen!

    02/05/2013 12:13:46 PM PST · by Revolting cat! · 38 replies
    self | 02/05/2013 | Revolting cat!
    Oh my, it happened again. Last time, it must have been almost 10 years ago, I had a keystroke capturing malware on the 'puter and some bastard from L.A. ordered a couple of hundred dollars of computer memory from a computer company, which then put me on its mailing list where I remain to this day receiving daily spam while never having bought anything from them. But that was all. The bank replaced the credit card, it didn't cost me a cent, and the culprit probably got away with it. The cops told me they get a couple of hundred...
  • NYPD Stopped, Frisked 8.6% of City in 2011 (98% of those stopped were minorities)

    02/05/2013 12:04:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/05/2013 | By Kevin Spak,
    (Newser) – The NYPD detained the equivalent of 8.6% of all New Yorkers as part of its controversial "stop and frisk" program in 2011, and almost all of them were minorities, according to a statistical breakdown the department released last night. All told, police stopped a record 685,724 people, and nearly 90% of them were either black or Hispanic, the New York Post reports. Only 9% were white and 4% Asian. In many places, the racial disparity was even worse. In the two precincts that saw the most stops, Brooklyn's 75th and 73rd, 97% and 98% of cases, respectively, involved...
  • Saudi Cleric Advocates Burkas for Babies to Prevent Abuse

    02/05/2013 12:02:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    softpedia ^ | Raluca Anghel
    Saudi cleric Sheikh Abdullah Daoud's comments on child abuse and Islam are raising eyebrows this week, with his "fatwa" issued 2 years ago surfacing. A fatwa is a legal ruling issued by a cleric, which in this case refers to having babies and children cover up. In an interview with the Islamic al-Majd TV channel, the cleric stressed that babies and little girls should be forced to wear a burka, or a veil covering their face, in order to protect them from abuse. Jihad Watch quotes a marriage officiant that speaks for marrying girls as young as 1 year old,...
  • David Rivkin on President Obama's power grab on gun control

    02/05/2013 11:59:49 AM PST · by dont_tread_on_malik · 8 replies
    Obama is on a roll with all the regulations he's created to take away my second amendment rights. David Rivkin explains what he can ACTUALLY do with gun control. Maybe Obama should refresh his memory on the Constitution.
  • The 'Base Case' Of Full Sequestration Is A Loss Of One Million Jobs

    02/05/2013 11:58:08 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-5-2013 | Walter Hickey
    The 'Base Case' Of Full Sequestration Is A Loss Of One Million Jobs Walter HickeyFebruary 5,2013 The Bipartisan Policy Center — an independent group with a long track record of accurate prognostication — has confirmed that they expect massive job losses across the board if Congress is unable to avert the sequester. The prediction isn't without immediate evidence, either. The contraction in GDP last week was largely attributed to decrease in government funding allocated to manufacturing in the defense sector, which has seen a substantial cut as a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011 mandatory spending caps and...
  • Gay marriage: Legislation passes [UK] Commons despite Tory opposition

    02/05/2013 11:50:56 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/5/2013
    MPs have approved legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite the opposition of dozens of Conservative MPs. The Commons voted in favour of the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day's debate on the bill. Prime Minister David Cameron has described the move as "an important step forward" that strengthens society.
  • Toddler dies after grandmother accidentally gives him water bottle full of cleaning solution to drin

    02/05/2013 11:48:42 AM PST · by kiryandil · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2013 | David Mccormack
    Toddler dies after grandmother accidentally gives him water bottle full of cleaning solution to drinkRead more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273828/Merced-toddler-Jack-Shearer-dies-grandma-gives-water-bottle-cleaning-solution-drink.html
  • 'GOES211' plate makes cut, 'JUGALET' nixed

    02/05/2013 11:44:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 4, 2013
    SALEM, Ore., - The Oregon committee in charge of hearing complaints about personalized license plates issued by the state allowed "GOES211" but nixed "JUGALET." The six members of the Department of Licensing's Personalized License Plate Committee, which includes a police representative and a department official, hears about 12 complaints per year about vanity plates, including a complaint in October about Tony Cava's "GOES211" plate, The Seattle Times reported Monday. Cava, a fan of comedy film "This is Spinal Tap," said the plate is a reference to how the fictional band's amps go up to 11 instead of the standard 10....
  • Obama Will Do Anything For Kids, But He Wont Do That...

    02/05/2013 11:43:23 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If we had honest debate in this country Democrats would've been laughed off the stage, much less gotten elected in the first place, long long ago...
  • Lindsey Vonn Airlifted to Hospital After Skiing Accident

    02/05/2013 11:43:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 2/5/13 | TMZ staff
    According to reports, the doctor who examined Vonn says he believes she suffered a tibial plateau fracture -- also known as a break in the shinbone.
  • Colorado second-grader suspended for throwing IMAGINARY grenade during recess

    02/05/2013 11:41:42 AM PST · by tom h · 49 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden
    KDVR NEWS – A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play. “I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” says Alex Evans, who doesn’t understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it. “It’s called ‘rescue the world,’” he says. He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a...
  • 5 Reasons 2/23/2013 is Going to Be a Day of Resistance

    02/05/2013 11:36:32 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 9 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | February 5, 2013 | John Hawkins
    This will be the time when law abiding Americans send a resolute "No more" to the gun grabbers in Congress...