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  • Here's What An American High Speed Rail Network Could Look Like (See the map)

    02/06/2013 8:05:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/06/2013 | Alex Davis
    High speed rail is moving forward in California, but progress is pretty stagnant around the rest of the country. Still, there are a lot of proposals out there, and when placed on one map, they form an impressive rail network. This map was put together by California Rail Map, led by Alfred Twu, which combined existing proposals from high speed rail advocacy groups around the US. The US High Speed Rail Association, a nonprofit trade association, predicts a network similar to this one could be in place by 2030. Transporation Secretary Ray LaHood has called for a large HSR network,...
  • Boy Scouts delay vote

    02/06/2013 8:04:47 AM PST · by mikemoose · 63 replies
    Boy Scouts of America website ^ | 02/06/2013 | Boy Scouts of America
    ...To that end, the National Executive Board directed its committees to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns. This will assist the officers’ work on a resolution on membership standards....
  • Bill Threatens Homeschool Freedom

    02/06/2013 7:56:23 AM PST · by Sopater · 66 replies
    Proposed Bill 374 filed in the Connecticut General Assembly would require all homeschooled children ages 12, 14, and 17 to undergo a behavioral health assessment. These assessments would be conducted by an unspecified health care provider and would be conducted even though there was no indication whatsoever that these children had a behavioral problem. The bill states that the results of the assessments are to be disclosed only to the child’s parent or guardian, but that the health care provider must submit a form to the State Board of Education verifying that the child has received the assessment. According to...
  • German Catholic Church May Back Some "Morning-After Pills"

    02/06/2013 7:55:54 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 2/5/13 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (Reuters) - Germany's Catholic Church may approve some so-called morning-after pills for rape victims after a leading cardinal unexpectedly announced they did not induce abortions and could be used in Catholic hospitals. Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne, an ally of German-born Pope Benedict, changed his policy after two Catholic hospitals refused to treat a rape victim because they could not prescribe the pill, which is taken after sex to avoid pregnancy. The Catholic Church firmly opposes abortion and artificial birth control. Many Catholics see all emergency contraceptives as abortion-inducing drugs banned by this policy, but Meisner said some prevent...
  • Shrinking U.S. labor unions see relief in marijuana industry - (Not surprising, really)

    02/06/2013 7:54:05 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 6, 2013 | Samuel P. Jacobs and Alex Dobuzinskis
    Except for one thing: On the glass door - under a green cross signaling that cannabis can be bought there for medical purposes - is a sticker for the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), the nation's largest retail union. The dispensary, the Venice Beach Care Center, is one of three medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles that are staffed by dues-paying union members. Another 49 in the city plan to enter into labor agreements with the UFCW this year, the union says. Together, the dispensaries are a symbol of the growing bond between the nascent medical marijuana industry...
  • City of Baltimore is on a path to financial ruin, report says

    02/06/2013 7:52:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6, 2013
    WASHINGTON – The Baltimore city government is on a path to financial ruin and must enact major reforms to stave off bankruptcy, according to a 10-year forecast the city commissioned from an outside firm. The forecast, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release to the public and the City Council on Wednesday, shows that the city will accumulate $745 million in budget deficits over the next decade because of a widening gap between projected revenues and expenditures. If the city's infrastructure needs and its liability for retiree health care benefits are included, the total shortfall reaches $2 billion...
  • Same-Sex Couples Cannot Adopt Russian Children

    02/06/2013 7:51:58 AM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Interfax ^ | 2/5/13
    Moscow, February 5, Interfax - Same-sex couples are prohibited to adopt Russian orphans, Presidential Children's Rights Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said in an interview published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Tuesday. "Our fundamental laws - the Constitution and the Family Code - have already declared that position. They define a marriage as a union of a man and a woman. Nothing else. Period," Astakhov said. There have been public protests in countries pondering same-sex marriage laws, such as France, the ombudsman said. Many people think they need a law banning homosexuality propaganda, just like Russia has endorsed, he said. "They say that...
  • Postal Service to Cut Saturday Mail

    02/06/2013 7:47:33 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 6, 2013 | ABC OTUS
    Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August and could save $2 billion annually. The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services. Under...
  • Feds reject AK refuge road pitched to aid patients

    02/06/2013 7:45:19 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 5, 2013 | DAN JOLING
    The federal government said Tuesday it rejected a plan to build a road through a wildlife refuge that would have given a small Aleut village in Alaska better access to medical care. Villagers in remote King Cove had sought the one-lane gravel road for transporting emergency medical patients to an all-weather airport in Cold Bay, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will choose the "no action" alternative to a proposed land swap for a road corridor bisecting Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The decision is a victory for environmental groups that submitted thousands of public comments protesting the...
  • Fox News Dumps Dick Morris, Renews Karl Rove

    02/06/2013 7:42:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Dick Morris is gone from Fox News. Meanwhile, Karl Rove has been given a new multiyear contract. But why? A Fox News spokesman said only that the network chose not to renew Morris' contract. It's not hard to figure out why. Morris was glaringly wrong on the outcome of the 2012 presidential contest, predicting often and loudly that Mitt Romney would win in a romp. Funny thing is that Karl Rove was conspicuously wrong about the presidential results, too. Rove just wasn't as vociferous as Morris, except on Election Night. Even respected conservative elections analyst and commentator Michael Barone called...
  • Alexandria Cops Bust 10-year-old For Bringing Toy Gun to School

    02/06/2013 7:42:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5 ,2013 | Naomi Jagoda
    The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said. He was also suspended from school, and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman said further action is being considered, including expulsion. On Monday, the boy showed the plastic gun to at least one other student during a bus ride home from the school. The 10-year-old did not point it at anyone or threaten to shoot it, but he neglected to mention that the weapon was fake, said Alexandria police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt. School...
  • How To Profit From A Potential Doubling In Copper Prices (Dr Copper)

    02/06/2013 7:42:32 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-6-2013 | Daily Wealth
    How To Profit From A Potential Doubling In Copper Prices Commodities / CopperFebruary 06, 2013 - 08:30 AM GMT By: Daily Wealth "I think copper has at least 50% upside from today's price..." legendary analyst Adrian Day told me recently. "I wouldn't be surprised to see the price double by the end of the decade." When Adrian talks commodities, I listen... He's written his Global Analyst newsletter for over 25 years. At one time, it was one of the most popular investment letters in America, with over 60,000 subscribers. And for a decade now, he has focused on commodities for...
  • Top Ten Problems with that Obama Skeet Shooting Picture

    02/06/2013 7:39:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2013 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    It was a picture dredged up to prove the assertion the President had made in January to the breezy effect that the President is indeed acquainted with firearms, since, as he stated (roughly paraphrased), We've often shot skeet when we're at Camp David. It took a few days, where conservative media baited the press secretary Jay Carney, for proof, any proof, and where the Democrats either pooh-poohed the need for proof, since the President rarely turns out to have accuracy as his first arrow out of the quiver, or they prayed-uncharacteristically -- that there were, somewhere, please Heaven, something to...
  • Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration (Path to Citizenship favored by majority)

    02/06/2013 7:35:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Greg Holyk
    Public approval of Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and, much more broadly, endorsement of stricter border control. While the president lacks majority approval on the issue overall, slightly more Americans now approve than disapprove of his approach, by 49 vs. 43 percent. Obama was underwater on the issue – just 38 percent approved, while 52 percent disapproved – as recently as last July. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here. In terms of...
  • Here's The GOP's First Counteroffer To Delay The Sequester

    02/06/2013 7:35:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 16 minutes ago (2/6/2013) | Brett LoGiurato
    Congressional Republicans are preparing their first counteroffer to President Barack Obama to avert the across-the-board cuts of the looming sequester, a House GOP aide confirmed this morning. Politico, which first reported the news, said that top Republican members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are formulating a proposal that would delay the sequester for a year by slashing the federal workforce by 10 percent. The House GOP aide said this would be done solely through attrition, a gradual reduction in the federal workforce.
  • Obama to Visit Israel as Netanyahu Attempts to Form Coalition

    02/06/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | William Bigelow
    After Benjamin Netanyahu won the Israeli election for Prime Minister in January, he and Obama spoke by phone and discussed the possibility of Obama visiting. Obama will travel to Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) before travelling to Jordan during his time in the region. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor said: The start of the president's second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran...
  • No F-16s For Bloodthirsty Anti-Semites

    02/06/2013 7:30:41 AM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | February 5, 2013 | Editor
    Mideast: With the discovery of a video of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi condemning Jews and Israel, Obama should immediately halt shipment of F-16s and tanks to the new regime. We know that Morsi is the Mideast darling of this administration. The Muslim Brotherhood honcho was groomed by the State Department to replace longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. But his viciously anti-Semitic remarks, recorded on Egyptian TV not long before he took power, should instantly disqualify him from such military aid. During the 2010 broadcast, an English translation of which surfaced last month thanks to the Middle East Media Research Institute,...
  • The effort to dehumanize gun owners

    02/06/2013 7:26:38 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 26 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- The latest tactic being employed against gun owners is to dehumanize them; to portray them as something less than a full-fledged member of society. Some have even called for the deaths of gun owners and advocates. The most recent bigot to jump on the bandwagon is comedian Jim Carrey who tweeted that “Any[one] who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting.” Let’s look at how many Americans he just insulted. Extrapolating from already released ATF data, the number of new guns purchased...
  • Study: Earthworms May Contribute to Global Warming [Invasion of the Worms]

    02/06/2013 7:26:28 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 36 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 02/06/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    As environmentalists and politicians fret about man-made Global Warming, they may be ignoring another culprit: earthworms. According to a new study by an international team of researchers, earthworms could be contributing to global warming. The study looked at results from 237 separate experiments from published stories to explore earthworms’ role in affecting global warming. “Our results suggest that although earthworms are largely beneficial to soil fertility, they increase net soil greenhouse-gas emissions,” according to the study’s abstract. Worms affect how much carbon dioxide is produced in the soil and how much escapes into the atmosphere...
  • Some Trader Has Made A Very Big Bet That Something Very Bad Will Happen Within The Next 60 Days

    02/06/2013 7:21:55 AM PST · by blam · 80 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-6-2013 | Sam Ro
    Some Trader Has Made A Very Big Bet That Something Very Bad Will Happen Within The Next 60 Days Sam RoFebruary 6,2013 CNBC Stocks have been rallying relentlessly to post-crisis highs. Meanwhile, the volatility index (aka the VIX, aka the "fear index") is near historic lows. But according to UBS's Art Cashin, some options trader has made an enormous $11.25 million bet that the VIX will explode higher very soon. And a rally in the VIX is usually accompanied by a drop in the stock markets. From this morning's Cashin's Comments (emphasis ours): A Very Big Bet In A...
  • Fight Against Gay Marriage? Not if the Iowa GOP Wants Young Voters

    02/06/2013 7:19:48 AM PST · by fractionated · 105 replies
    Ankeny (IA) Patch ^ | February 4, 2013 | Stephen Schmidt
    Young Republicans in Iowa are still split on the institution of marriage being extended to gay people. But there is a growing consensus among college-aged GOPers that in order to win elections, the party's focus should be elsewhere. Gay and lesbian campus groups and College Republicans haven't exactly been friendly to one another over the years, in Iowa or the rest of the country. But there are signs that with this coming generation the trend could be changing, and for the Republican Party that could be critical. "As a young Republican, I see where the party’s coming from with the...
  • Top GOP voices calling for change (Top FR voices administer the zot)

    02/06/2013 7:19:34 AM PST · by fractionated · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    “Change,” long the mantra of Barack Obama and the Democrats, is now clearly the watchword for Republicans such as Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan. The need for a Republican reset was repeatedly driven home at the party’s annual winter meeting here last week. The appeal for reform is coming from unexpected quarters within the GOP--including religious conservatives who appear to be moving toward a more libertarian view of the government’s role on same sex-marriage and other divisive social issues.... Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told a gathering of Ohio Republican officials on Saturday that the GOP needs to be...
  • You Got Your Tax Increase, Dems...Now Show Us the Money

    02/06/2013 7:19:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2013 | Gene Schwimmer
    The so-called fiscal cliff has been avoided, at least for the time being, and all it cost was a tax rate increase on the nation's most productive taxpayers. Of course, conservatives are disappointed, but one also needs to appreciate that with all the Bush tax rate decreases set to expire automatically, Democrats had Republicans over a barrel. That being the case, Republicans didn't do so badly, considering. The higher rates that would have kicked in at incomes above $250,000 (for marrieds, $200,000 for singles) will instead apply only to incomes above $450,000 (for marrieds, $400,000 for singles). And the formerly...
  • Obama’s ‘Investment’ Non-Strategy: Spending more on education won’t drive economic growth.

    02/06/2013 7:15:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Not long after President Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural that “an economic recovery has begun,” we learned that the U.S. economy actually shrank in the last quarter. Many economists believe this is a temporary setback. This recovery may be the weakest in American history, but the economy isn’t cratering either. Still, you can bet that if the economy continues to contract, Obama will propose the same remedy he always has: more “investments” in education, infrastructure, and various industries of the future. It seems that whatever the ailment, Dr. Obama always writes the same prescription. This is hardly shocking: Building...
  • “American Pie” explained. The Song By Don Mclean

    Songs like “Revolution” by The Beatles, which was clearly suspicious of violent revolution and uprisings, as well as “American Pie” by Don McLean. Many people think that the song “American Pie” is about the death of Buddy Holly and other musicians in a plane crash, but Glenn presented a reading of the lyrics on radio and showed how it could also be seen as a warning against the danger of violent uprisings. “ I’ve never understood I drove the Chevy to the levee, I didn’t know what that was. Let’s just start there on the simple part because Chevy, just...
  • Thank you, Hillary............. Dear Douglas

    02/06/2013 7:13:24 AM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    SEND A MESSAGE OF THANKS Thank you, Hillary Clinton Foundation Dear Douglas, As we welcome Hillary home, we couldn't be more proud of what she's accomplished or more humbled by her commitment to making our country and our world stronger, safer, and better. Over the past four years, she's traveled to 112 countries, more than any other Secretary of State in our nation's history – and while this sometimes meant we saw her less often than we'd like, we're so grateful for the millions of lives she's touched and the change she's inspired across the globe. So as she...
  • Another Solyndra?

    02/06/2013 7:13:19 AM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 4 replies
    Energy and Capital ^ | Wednesday Feb 6, 2013 | Jeff Siegel
    Despite a few bumps, and much to the chagrin of those still celebrating the invention of the wheel, the modern energy market continues to expand. .. $529 million. More than a half billion dollars. That's how much the electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive was initially promised by Uncle Sam. That was a few years ago, and since then the automaker has delivered about 1,500 vehicles to customers. But this outfit is far from being in good shape..
  • How Not to Learn from Mistakes: Why the CBO’s predictions are consistently unreliable.

    02/06/2013 7:10:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    People on both sides of tax issues often speak of such things as a “$300 billion tax increase” or a “$500 billion tax decrease.” That is fine if they are looking back at something that has already happened. But it can be sheer nonsense if they are talking about a proposed increase or decrease in the tax rate. The government can only raise or lower the tax rate. Whether the actual tax revenues that the government will collect as a result will go up or down is a matter of prophecy. And these prophecies have been wrong far too often...
  • Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment

    02/06/2013 7:06:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence.
  • US Government Wants To Help Manage Your IRA

    02/06/2013 7:06:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | 02/06/2013 | Judy Aron
    A recent Bloomberg article stated this: _______________________ The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing whether it should take on a role in helping Americans manage the $19.4 trillion they have put into retirement savings, a move that would be the agency’s first foray into consumer investments. “That’s one of the things we’ve been exploring and are interested in in terms of whether and what authority we have,” bureau director Richard Cordray said in an interview. He didn’t provide additional details. The bureau’s core concern is that many Americans, notably those from the retiring Baby Boom generation, may fall prey...
  • High School Football Coach Suspended For Saying Michelle Obama Has ‘Fat Butt,’ Gays ‘Abomination'

    02/06/2013 7:05:13 AM PST · by dervish · 56 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 2/5/13
    An Alabama high school football coach has been suspended without pay for 10 days for making derogatory comments about Michelle Obama and homosexuals. snip “You can go tell the principal, you can call the superintendent and tell her. I don’t believe in queers, I don’t like queers,” Grisham said in an audio recording that has gone viral, according to WHNT. “I don’t, I don’t hate them as a person, but what they do is wrong. It’s an abomination against God.” snip “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190 (pounds). She’s overweight,”
  • Broun to Announce Run for Chambliss Senate Seat (Another Tea Party favorite Rove will try to defeat)

    02/06/2013 7:04:55 AM PST · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/5/13 | Cyrus Afzali
    Tea party favorite Paul Broun, who has served in the House of Representatives since 2007, is expected to announce a run to take Saxby Chambliss’ seat in the U.S. Senate. He is due to make a formal announcement Wednesday afternoon at Atlanta’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Chambliss announced last month that he will not run for a third term, after tea party threats that the group would put up candidates to run against him in a Republican primary. Since getting to Congress, Broun, 66, a general practice physician, has been an outspoken critic of many current federal policies. For example, he...
  • Payback for a Downgrade? (The Feds sue S&P but not Moody's for pre-crisis credit ratings)

    02/06/2013 6:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Now, this is awkward. One agency of the federal government is suing a company for fraud while another agency continues to endorse it. On Monday in Los Angeles, the Department of Justice sued Standard & Poor's and its parent McGraw-Hill MHP -0.25% for $5 billion. The claim is that S&P committed civil fraud when it issued high credit ratings on mortgage-related securities prior to the financial crisis of 2008. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have piled on the suit. No doubt investors who relied on the opinions of S&P and the other big credit-rating agencies, Moody's and Fitch,...
  • McDonnell transportation plan hits Democrat wall in Senate (Dems Kill McDonnell Tax Hike)

    02/06/2013 6:59:09 AM PST · by fractionated · 2 replies
    Hampton Roads Daily Press ^ | February 5, 2013 | Todd Allen Wilson
    Senate Democrats killed Gov. Bob McDonnell's comprehensive transportation funding plan that eliminates the state's gasoline tax in exchange for raising the sales tax to 5.8 percent Tuesday, just hours after the House of Delegates passed an amended version of the package. Senate Republicans offered two new versions of the plan that would have taxed gasoline at the wholesale level without increasing the sales tax, to no avail. The original measure's sponsor, Sen. Stephen Newman, introduced a new version of the bill that would have done away with the gas tax at the pump, and instead offer a wholesale gas tax...
  • Miami Judge Smacks Down Teen After She Gave Him The Finger In Court

    02/06/2013 6:58:24 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-6-2013 | Abby Rogers
    Miami Judge Smacks Down Teen After She Gave Him The Finger In Court Abby RogersFebruary 6,2013 NewsRoss/YouTube A Miami teen's bad attitude got her 30 days behind bars after the judge decided he wasn't going to put up with it. Penelope Soto, 18, was in Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat's bond court Monday on charges of possessing Xanax, Local 10 reported Monday. Rodriguez-Chomat was prepared to let her off on a $5,000 bond when the giggling girl made the mistake of sarcastically saying "Adios" before flitting away from the bench, NBC Miami reported Tuesday. But the judge wasn't having her sarcastic attitude...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/06/2013 6:55:14 AM PST · by Hiskid · 17 replies
    2/6/13 | Hiskid
    At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. (Col. 1: 3-4)
  • Hump-Day Humor for Reactionaries

    02/06/2013 6:49:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Twinkie Hoarder! More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Women's Unclean Breasts Cause Diarrhoea, Says Egypt Prime Minister Hisham Qandil

    02/06/2013 6:45:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    International Business Times (UK) ^ | February 6, 2013 9:19 AM GMT | By Vasudevan Sridharan
    The inability of women in rural Egypt to clean their breasts is causing a diarrhoea epidemic, according to the country's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil. Qandil was speaking about the spate of recent epidemics in Egypt's rural communities. During the address, he said he had witnessed children suffering from diarrhoea immediately after they have been breastfed because their mothers were unable to clean themselves probably.
  • Reese Case: Who Had Incentive to Lie Under Oath?

    02/06/2013 6:45:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Tea Party Patriots of Luna County ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Tea Party Patriots of Luna County
    This week the Reese family continues to wait for Rick and Ryin to be released from jail pursuant to Judge Brack’s Memorandum Opinion and Order last week granting a new trial. Underscoring the decision are allegations that Luna County Sheriff Deputy Alan Batts may have had incentive to lie under oath. Rick and Terri Reese and their two sons, Ryin and Remington Reese were arrested in August 2011. They were charged with 30 counts of criminal activity related to making false statements in connection with the sale of firearms, international weapons trafficking related to smuggling weapons to the Mexican cartel,...
  • Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

    02/06/2013 6:44:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 2-6-13 | PAULINE JELINEK
    The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August. The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points - package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services. Under the new plan,...
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran already a nuclear state, but has no intention of launching attack on Israel

    02/06/2013 6:41:39 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 15 replies
    Haaretz via Drudge ^ | Feb.06, 2013 | 11:43 AM | 34 | By Jack Khoury
    In interview with Al-Ahram on eve of Islamic Summit Conference in Cairo, Iranian president also says his country opposes outside intervention in Syria. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that while Iran is already a nuclear state, it has no intention of attacking Israel. Ahmadinejad was interviewed on the eve of his visit to Cairo, where he will attend the 12th Islamic Summit Conference, due to open there on Wednesday. To get the latest updates on Israel, Iran and the Middle East, subscribe now to Haaretz for only $1 for the first month Before his trip, he gave a long interview...
  • Beyond Absurd ... “I Did Not Ask Her Name or Address”….

    02/06/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 6, 2013 | Sundance
    Each week when the participants in the prosecution of the State of Florida VS. George Zimmerman speak we are astounded that no-one in the legacy media finds enough courage to factually investigate this case. Specifically, the fraud that is the storyline around Witness #8 “Dee Dee” the supposed girlfriend of Trayvon Martin. Initially she was sold to the media on March 20th as a 16-year-old girl, a minor, a sweetheart, who was devastated at the tragic loss of her 17-year-old “puppy love”. A girl who was on the phone with Trayvon when he encountered George Zimmerman. Benjamin Crump played an...
  • Big Sis mulls presidential bid

    02/06/2013 6:38:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    If Hillary Clinton isn't in the 2016 U.S. presidential mix, a Washington Post commentary says Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano may be the woman to watch. Before moving to Washington Napolitano was a well-regarded and popular governor in Arizona. Since arriving in the nation's capital she has made it known she's mulling making a run for higher office, the Post said Monday. As governor, Napolitano was criticized for not being aggressive enough in addressing the influx of illegal immigrants. But as homeland security secretary, she has an opportunity in which to change that image, including a high-profile tour of the...
  • Obama's Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Drone Strikes

    02/06/2013 6:32:49 AM PST · by South40 · 8 replies
    Weazelzippers ^ | 2/5/2013
    Share it with every liberal you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U9HvGmfD0ms
  • The fact is, the richer you are, the happier you are (But We know that money doesn’t buy happiness)

    02/06/2013 6:26:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/06/2013 | By Allister Heath
    For years, many economists agreed, arguing that economic growth doesn’t generate more well-being for ordinary folk, a conclusion which came to be known as Richard Easterlin’s paradox, after the academic who first described it in the 1970s. Yet it turns out that once again the economics establishment got it spectacularly wrong. Economic growth – and the higher gross domestic product (GDP) per person and improved wages that usually accompany it – does actually improve happiness and well-being, according to several recent papers by top economists, drawing on far more data than their predecessors ever had access to and using novel...
  • (Video) Glenn Beck Show (if Scott was There) Episode 2

    02/06/2013 6:25:35 AM PST · by publius321
    Palpable evil enveloping America. What is going on? Commentary on Glenn Beck's analysis. (Video)
  • (NC) Sheriff: Gun permit applicants required to release mental health records

    02/06/2013 6:15:49 AM PST · by lwd · 36 replies
    Salisbury Post ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:48 a.m | Shavonne Potts
    The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it will start requiring mental health background checks for anyone applying to buy a handgun. The application already asks whether the person seeking the handgun permit has ever been committed to a mental institution. But until now, the Sheriff’s Office had never verified the answer. Beginning Monday, handgun permit applicants will have to give permission for the Rowan County Clerk of Superior Court to release mental health records to the Sheriff’s Office.“It’s been an honor system, and we are just going to do a little more checking,” Sheriff Kevin Auten said. The inquiry includes...
  • Cook County IL adopts new gun law

    02/06/2013 6:13:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | John Byrne
    Cook County (Chicago) IL adopts new gun law Firearms owners will be required to report loss or sale of guns By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune reporter February 6, 2013 Firearms owners in suburban Cook County will face fines up to $2,000 if they don't report to police when their guns are lost, stolen or sold, under an ordinance county commissioners approved Tuesday. The plan, pushed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, will apply to all areas of the county where a similar law is not already on the books. It will not apply within the city of Chicago, which has...
  • Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

    02/06/2013 6:07:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 8:17am ET | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday. The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens and businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products. The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have...
  • Columbus Police want your guns

    02/06/2013 6:06:30 AM PST · by Hotmetal
    WTVA News ^ | 02/05/13 | Susan Parker
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked. The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town. If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday. Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols. Hand guns would would be purchased for $100. Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth...