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  • Valérie Trierweiler 'succumbs to Marie-Antoinette syndrome of life of luxury'

    02/08/2013 5:43:18 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    President François Hollande's 47-year old partner was slammed for eschewing her Left-wing principles in favour of unabashed champagne Socialism despite the threat of "thousands of job losses in the coming weeks" in companies ranging from Renault to Air France. VSD, the weekly magazine, trained its ire on the 47-year-old divorcee's decision to attend the haute couture shows of Paris fashion week
  • Minnesota House: Gun hearings end with ammo debate

    02/08/2013 5:31:38 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioner press ^ | 2-8-13 | megan boldt
    A three-day discussion on gun control that drew hundreds daily to the Minnesota Capitol ended Thursday night, Feb. 7, with heated debate on a bill that would outlaw high-capacity ammunition magazines. Nearly a dozen bills are beginning to make their way through the legislative process, with measures that include banning assault rifles as well as requiring universal background checks for gun buyers and more mental health screenings for handgun permits. Gun-control proposals may have their best chance yet this year, but even advocates admit it will be a tough battle. Many rural lawmakers, no matter their party lines, are reluctant...
  • ‘I Never Believe It’s Better to Kill a Terrorist Than to Detain Him’

    02/08/2013 5:30:31 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-7-2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Meet John Brennan's kinder, gentler CIA, where foreign partners do the interrogation dirty work and Americans are "pleased" with drone discipline. If Chuck Hagel’s performance in his confirmation hearing last week was comparable to a deer caught in the headlights, John Brennan’s artificially earnest, overly agreeable performance before the Senate Armed Services Committee today brought to mind a kid imploring his teacher to raise his “B” grade to an “A.” “If I am confirmed, a trust deficit between the committee and the CIA would be wholly unacceptable to me, and I would make it my goal on day one of...
  • An introduction to spark spreads

    02/08/2013 5:26:08 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    The spark spread is a common metric for estimating the profitability of natural gas-fired electric generators. The spark spread is the difference between the price received by a generator for electricity produced and the cost of the natural gas needed to produce that electricity. It is typically calculated using daily spot prices for natural gas and power at various regional trading points. The chart above shows spark spreads during 2012, calculated for four locations around the United States. Spark spreads tend to be fairly volatile, more so than crack spreads in petroleum markets, largely because of the volatility of wholesale...
  • Marco Rubio Talks Jesus at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2013 5:14:33 AM PST · by rhema · 26 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 2/7/13 | Mark Tooley
    Justifiably the President always gets the most media attention at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. But this year a follow-up lunch featuring Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio may have been more surprising and interesting. The National Prayer Breakfast is actually a 24 hour event including several meals involving several thousand participants, about 20 percent of whom come from overseas. Attenders and speakers are overwhelmingly Christian, although the event is interfaith and includes Jews and Muslims in the program. Rubio’s lunch remarks today were more like a sermon and focused on Jesus. Rubio preached on 4 lessons from...
  • RUSSIANS ON BANK OF DON, SHELL ROSTOV; U.S. TROOPS FLANK FOE ON GUADALCANAL (2/8/43)

    02/08/2013 5:14:03 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/8/43 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Krugman: Death Panels and Middle-Class Tax Hikes Ahead

    02/08/2013 5:09:52 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/07/2013 | IBD Staff
    Big Government: We almost never agree with President Obama's favorite economist Paul Krugman, but he recently spoke the truth about where Obama's policies are taking the country. It should scare anyone with a pulse. Krugman, after speaking at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., was asked about the debt crisis. After arguing it's no big deal in the near term, Krugman admitted that "Eventually we do have a problem. The population is getting older, health care costs are rising ... . Something is going to have to give." What's that something?
  • Matthews Supplies Secret To Restoring Washington's Good Name: More Government Programs

    02/08/2013 5:08:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nowadays, our nation's capital is in such ill-repute that if George Washington were around, he might sue to have his name taken off it. But never fear: restoring Washington's good name is just a few trillion dollars away! So Chris Matthews assures us in an MSNBC "Lean Forward" promo that is currently airing. After ticking off a number of big-government programs initated under past presidents, Matthews continues: "we got to get back to that, and then Washington will have a good name again." View the promo here.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 8, 2013 - Interdigitate

    02/08/2013 5:06:16 AM PST · by tioga · 84 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. InterdigitateIn. Verb to interlock like the fingers of clasped hands Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on...
  • Obama administration embraces major new cut in nuclear weapons

    02/08/2013 5:03:03 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 48 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/8/13 | Jeffrey Smith
    WASHINGTON -- Senior Obama administration officials have agreed that the number of nuclear warheads the U.S. military deploys could be cut by at least a third without harming national security, according to those involved in the deliberations. Such a reduction would open the door to billions of dollars in military savings, which might ease the federal budget deficit. It also would improve prospects for a new arms deal with Russia before President Barack Obama leaves office, those involved said, but it’s likely to draw fire from conservatives, if previous debate on the issue is any guide.
  • Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

    02/08/2013 5:01:16 AM PST · by yoe · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feburary 7, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o'clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. [snip],a href="http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/petraeus-and-panetta-speak-not-president_659902.html">(As Bill Kristol)...
  • Ahmadinejad Attacked in Cairo a Second Time

    02/08/2013 5:01:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/2/13 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian citizen attempted to assault Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Cairo on Thursday evening. According to a report in the website of the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, the assault occurred at the residence of Mojtaba Amani, the acting Iranian ambassador in Cairo, during a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. The attacker attempted to physically assault Ahmadinejad as he chanted, “Down with Iran, he must leave,” Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. A journalist for the Turkish news agency Anadolu who was present at the scene said that the aggressor was swiftly removed by security guards. This is the...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/08/2013 4:57:15 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 120 replies
    Yeh....not feeling well today guys, so have at it with some random silliness.
  • Calling Obama's Bluff On Sequestration

    02/08/2013 4:52:49 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/08/13 | LD Jackson
    Let me be honest. I am not a fan of President Obama, or the tactics he has used in his four years as President. He continually strikes me as having his nose up in the air, looking down on the rest of us peons. That would include how he treats his political opponents and is especially true when he is "negotiating" with them over how to deal with any given issue. If you can call what he does negotiating, which is quite a stretch. While we are on the honesty track, I'll say one more thing. I don't trust President...
  • Is Obama Pushing for a Civil War?

    02/08/2013 4:50:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 118 replies
    Capitol Hll Outsider ^ | 2/8/2013 | JB Williams
    Over the last four years, the Obama administration has violated nearly every Article of the US Constitution and every Amendment in the Bill of Rights. They have worked to ignite racial tensions, class warfare, religious confrontations and political divisions far worse than those that led to the first American Civil War. Over 70% of Americans oppose ObamaCare… so of course, Obama rammed ObamaCare through in an unprecedented misuse of executive power that shut out the entire legitimate legislative process, as spineless Republicans sat quietly on their hands watching it all happen. The people said “no more deficit spending…and no more...
  • Guns are the New ObamaCare

    02/08/2013 4:48:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Michael Hammond
    In May, 2009, Republican senators took the unusual step of inviting a pollster to speak to them at their weekly lunch. The pollster told them, in effect, that, if they opposed health care reform, the party would suffer large losses in 2010. The same bogus polls are being used to push Republicans into destroying the largest remaining component of their “ground game” — the Second Amendment community. If they resist, as we, with some difficulty, forced them to do on ObamaCare, they will take the Senate in 2014. Guns are the new ObamaCare. In many senses. First of all, you...
  • Fed Has Bought More U.S. Gov’t Debt This Year Than Treasury Has Issued

    02/08/2013 4:47:06 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | Feb. 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - So far this calendar year, the Federal Reserve has bought up more U.S. government debt than the U.S. Treasury has issued. On Dec. 31, the total debt of the U.S. government was $16.4327 trillion and then-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced that the government had hit what was then the legal debt limit. Last week, however, Congress enacted a law to suspend the federal government debt limit until May 18, 2013, and allow the administration to resume increasing the debt. By the close of business on Wednesday, Feb. 6, according to the U.S. Treasury, the total federal debt had...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 8, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/08/2013 4:44:41 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 2/8/13 | Joel Osteen
    No Limit to His Power Today's Scripture “Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save...” (Isaiah 59:1, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When the Israelites were in the desert headed toward the Promised Land, they had manna to eat each day. After a while, they complained to Moses that they didn’t have any meat to eat. Moses went to God and He said, “Moses, I’m going to give you meat not for one day or five days or twenty days, but for a whole month.” Moses said, “God, that’s impossible. There are two million...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 8, 2013]

    02/08/2013 4:44:05 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Cost of Sanctification "May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely . . ." —1 Thessalonians 5:23 When we pray, asking God to sanctify us, are we prepared to measure up to what that really means? We take the word sanctification much too lightly. Are we prepared to pay the cost of sanctification? The cost will be a deep restriction of all our earthly concerns, and an extensive cultivation of all our godly concerns. Sanctification means to be intensely focused on God’s point of view. It means to secure and to keep all the strength of our...
  • Helicopters Search Big Bear For Ex-Cop Triple-Murder Suspect

    02/08/2013 4:35:24 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 57 replies
    Village News ^ | 8 February 2013
    RIVERSIDE - Three law enforcement helicopters flew above the Big Bear area tonight in search of the fired Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected in the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach and her finance in Irvine and the early morning ambush killing of a Riverside police officer. The truck belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner was found burning just off a forest road in the area late today, authorities said. All the areas where someone could have walked away from the truck were being searched by ground, Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said at a...
  • Stone Age Stew? Soup Making May Be Older Than We'd Thought

    02/08/2013 4:32:28 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 2-6-2013 | Sarah Zielinski
    ...So who concocted that first bowl of soup? Most sources state that soup making did not become commonplace until somewhere between 5,000 and 9,000 years ago. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America says, for example, "boiling was not a commonly used cooking technique until the invention of waterproof and heatproof containers about five thousand years ago." That's probably wrong — by at least 15,000 years. It now looks like waterproof and heatproof containers were invented much earlier than previously thought. Harvard University archaeologist Ofer Bar-Yosef and colleagues reported last year in Science on their finding of 20,000-year-old...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/8/13)[Prayer]

    02/08/2013 4:30:58 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/8/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures El Marom - GOD Most High(or Exalted)(Micah 6:6) 6 “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” 8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and...
  • President Obama, he goes shooting all the time

    02/08/2013 4:28:08 AM PST · by Maurice Tift · 5 replies
    thedissidentfrogman.com ^ | February 7, 2012 | The Dissident Frogman
    In what is probably his most laughable feat of demagoguery to date, President BHO tried to control the damage he'd done running his big mouth with the release of a photo you're supposed to accept as a proof that he "goes shooting all the time"—and therefore it's perfectly OK if he decides to rule out the American people's natural right to do so. At least that's out it looks like, seen from here. The White House warned that this picture shall not be manipulated in any way (insecure much Barry?), and that's fine by me. Photoshopping news items is so...
  • Ancient Tombs Discovered Along Silk Road

    02/08/2013 4:22:16 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies
    Live Science ^ | 2-6-2012 | Marc Lallanilla
    Along the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road, archaeologists have unearthed 102 tombs dating back some 1,300 years — and almost half of the tombs were for infants. The surprising discovery was made in remote western China, where construction workers digging for a hydroelectric project found the cluster of tombs. Each tomb contains wooden caskets covered in felt, inside of which are desiccated human remains, as well as copper trinkets, pottery and other items buried as sacrificial items, according to UPI. "The cluster covers an area of 1,500 square meters (1,794 square yards) on a 20-meter high (66...
  • Severed Heads Were Sacrifices in Ancient Mexico

    02/08/2013 4:17:19 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 2-7-2012 | Linda Poon
    Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of more than 150 skulls from an ancient shrine in central Mexico—evidence of one of the largest mass sacrifices of humans in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. The skulls, many facing east, lay beneath a crude, slightly elevated mound of crushed stone on what was once an artificial island in a vast shallow lake, now completely dry. "The site is barely a bump on the horizon in the middle of nowhere," said lead archaeologist Christopher Morehart, of Georgia State University. And that was baffling. Previous evidence of such sacrifices came from grand pyramids in large ceremonial centers. The...
  • Chanting at Camarillo High basketball game sparks rally, racism concerns (Chanting USA! USA!)

    02/08/2013 4:02:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://m.vcstar.com ^ | february 7, 2013 | Jeffrey Dransfeldt
    The four students wearing the bandannas came to the Scorpion Dome for the JV and varsity rivalry games. Valenzuela said that between the games, an associate principal came over to the stands and warned students not to curse or make racial comments. The school official saw the bandannas and told the four students to remove them or leave, Valenzuela said. The four went outside, then ran back inside the gym at halftime with their bandannas on and began chanting “USA, USA.” The four were ushered out and given five-day suspensions, which were later rescinded, Valenzuela said. -snip Asking the students...
  • Rubio Downplays Time Cover: "There is only one Savior" [JESUS]

    02/08/2013 4:01:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 2/7/13 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took to Twitter on Thursday to downplay this week's issue of Time Magazine, which features a cover story labeling him "The Republican Savior." There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus —Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) Feb. 7, 2013 The profile focuses on Rubio's push for comprehensive immigration reform, calling him the "great Hispanic hope of the Republican Party" after a 2012 election cycle that saw Hispanic voters break heavily for President Obama.
  • Calif. seeks to adopt nation's toughest gun laws

    02/08/2013 3:58:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 7 February, 2013 | Don Thompson,AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Weeks after New York enacted the nation's toughest gun laws, California lawmakers said Thursday they want their state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Connecticut school massacre. Democrats who control the state Legislature revealed 10 proposals that they said would make California the most restrictive state for possessing firearms.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 6822: Barnard's Galaxy

    02/08/2013 3:57:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | February 08, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory, flaunting their young, bright, blue star clusters in beautiful, symmetric spiral arms. But small galaxies form stars too, like nearby NGC 6822, also known as Barnard's Galaxy. Beyond the rich starfields in the constellation Sagittarius, NGC 6822 is a mere 1.5 million light-years away, a member of our Local Group of galaxies. About 7,000 light-years across, the dwarf irregular galaxy is seen to be filled with young blue stars and mottled with the telltale pinkish hydrogen glow of star forming regions in the deep color composite image. Contributing to...
  • Obama Blocked Rebel Arms

    02/08/2013 3:37:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Obama Blocked Rebel Arms White House Opposed Pentagon, CIA, State Plan to Ship Weapons to Syrian Resistance By ADAM ENTOUS WASHINGTON—A proposal to arm Syrian rebels was backed by the Pentagon, the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency, but the White House decided not to act on the plan. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, revealed publicly for the first time at a Senate hearing on Thursday that they supported the proposal last year by senior officials including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-CIA director David Petraeus. The...
  • FRC and the Shots Not Heard around the World (Family Research Council shooting)

    02/08/2013 3:27:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    FRC ^ | 2/7/2013
    It seems hard to believe, Jim Treacher wrote yesterday, "but once upon a time, there was a shooting the national news didn't want to talk about." That's because the shooting was at FRC. And although the gunman was a politically-motivated activist who stormed a building less than a mile from the White House, there's a reason most Americans have never heard of him. After years of insisting that conservatives were the hateful ones, the attack at FRC was an inconvenient storyline for a media bent on hiding where the real intolerance lies. The day after Floyd Corkins walked into our...
  • Michelle Obama to Attend Slain Girl's Funeral [Pretending to care about Chicago Victim]

    02/08/2013 3:26:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    newser.com ^ | 2/7/13 | Kevin Spak
    Michelle Obama will attend Saturday's funeral for Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen killed not long after performing at President Obama's inauguration, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Alongside Obama will be adviser Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, also Chicagoans, reports the Tribune. No arrests have been made in the shooting, but a $40,000 reward remains. Police think the 15-year-old got shot accidentally amid a turf war between gangs.
  • Today's Toons 2/8/13

    02/08/2013 3:16:29 AM PST · by pookie18 · 19 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/8/13 | pookie18
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  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 8, 2013

    02/08/2013 2:54:16 AM PST · by sneakers · 15 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • NOW The Truth Comes: Criminally Irresponsible Obama Basically Hid in Closet During Benghazi Attack!

    02/08/2013 2:10:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 62 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Can you say 'Dereliction of Duty'? So Senator Ted Cruz (TP-R, Texas) is the man who FINALLY got to the bottom of what the White House/MSM have worked so hard -for months- to obfuscate: yesterday the GOP risingsoaring star forced Leon Panetta to admit in sworn testimony that SoS Hillary Clinton was simply not available on the day the Benghazi consulate was attacked... nowhere to be found. Yes, the US Secretary of Defense had ZERO contact with US Secretary of State Clinton until long after four American heroes were dead. Where the hell was she all day, partying with Huma?...
  • The Blame-Righty Mob Falls Silent (Michelle Malkin)

    02/08/2013 12:39:22 AM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 9, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    An alleged murderer has singled out prominent lefties for praise. Question: How many times over the past four years have exploitative liberal journalists and Democratic leaders rushed to pin random acts of violence on the Tea Party, Republicans, Fox News, and conservative talk radio?Answer: Nearly a dozen times, including the 2009 massacre of three Pittsburgh police officers (which lib journos falsely blamed on Fox News, Glenn Beck, and the “heated, apocalyptic rhetoric of the anti-Obama forces”); the 2009 suicide insurance scam/murder hoax of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman (which New York magazine falsely blamed on Rush Limbaugh, “conservative media personalities,...
  • The Best Sequester Plan in Washington

    02/07/2013 11:56:57 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    The Nation ^ | 2.6.2013 | George Zornick
    Let’s get this out of the way immediately: the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s plan to replace the sequester cannot pass the 113th Congress. But then again, Paul Ryan’s (in)famous “Path to Prosperity” had zero chance of being passed by a Democratic Senate and being signed by Barack Obama when it was unveiled in spring 2011, and yet it met with widespread (and often laudatory) press coverage. So just because it won’t win a Congressional vote, it doesn’t mean the CPC sequester plan, unveiled Tuesday on Capitol Hill, should be ignored—especially because it has the notable advantage of being entirely sensible and...
  • Women delivering newspapers in Torrance shot in manhunt for ex-cop

    02/07/2013 11:46:30 PM PST · by Drago · 138 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 02/07/2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    Two women who were shot by Los Angeles police in Torrance early Thursday during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer were delivering newspapers, sources said. The women, shot in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue, were taken to area hospitals, Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase said. They were not identified. One was shot in the hand and the other in the back, according to Jesse Escochea, who captured video of the victims being treated. It was not immediately known what newspapers the women were delivering...
  • The Assasination of Top Sniper American SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/07/2013 11:44:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Asian Week ^ | February 8, 2013 | Arthur Hu
    All America needs is yet another unexplained lone gunman non-terrorist killing of American Hero Chris Kyle. He was America’s most celebrated sniper of the Afghanistan conflict described by wikipedia: a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills (out of 255 claimed kills) At the age of 8, Kyle’s father taught him to shoot. As a youth, he trained as a bronco rider for the rodeo, which he gave up after a serious injury to his arm. He had intended to volunteer and enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was...
  • The Tea Party can survive Karl Rove's wrath, but being purged from Fox News could help kill it

    02/07/2013 11:34:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | February 7, 2013 | Dr. Tim Stanley
    According to Politico, “a political colonoscopy is going on before our eyes.” Yuck. Karl Rove has set up a Super PAC to keep controversial conservatives from winning Republican primaries and the Senate leadership has established a “buddy system” to keep Tea Party congressmen in line (“buddy” as in “you should probably vote the way we tell you to, buddy…”). But the most important changes are taking place at Fox where heavyweights Sarah Palin and Dick Morris are out as contributors. A lot of this is post-election house clearing (CNN has moved staff around, too) but it also suggests that the...
  • The Root Cause of Gun Violence

    02/07/2013 11:06:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.6.13 | Peter Ferrara
    If Obama & Co. are helpless to prevent gang warfare, what are they doing trying to disarm the law-abiding? Aside from a few, brave, truth-tellers, all of the discussion in Washington boils down to one theme — Why More Power and Money Should Be Transferred from You to Me. Of course, the sophists never say that directly. They always say it is for the children, or the poor, or the middle class, or the elderly, or the sick. But watch what they do, not what they say. In the end, every Washington Establishment initiative, proposal, or campaign is always aimed...
  • Lockheed claims F-35 kinematics ‘better than or equal to’ Typhoon or Super Hornet

    02/07/2013 10:53:43 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Flight International ^ | 02/07/2013 | Dave Majumdar
    IN FOCUS: Lockheed claims F-35 kinematics ‘better than or equal to’ Typhoon or Super Hornet Lockheed Martin is claiming that all three versions of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will have kinematic performance better than or equal to any combat-configured fourth-generation fighter. The comparison includes transonic acceleration performance versus an air-to-air configured Eurofighter Typhoon and high angle-of-attack flight performance vis-ŕ-vis the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. "The F-35 is comparable or better in every one of those metrics, sometimes by a significant margin, in both air-to-air, and when we hog-up those fourth-generation fighters, for the air-to-ground mission," says Billy Flynn,...
  • From the Belle Tower | Gun lobbyists need a better frontman (You have to see this)

    02/07/2013 10:20:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sun News ^ | February 7, 2013 | Celia Rivenbark
    Who knew that “Lapierre” was French for “something disgusting stuck to the bottom of a shoe”? I mean, surely it must be because NRA chief cheerleader Wayne LaPierre can’t open his mouth lately without making me think of all kinds of truly repulsive images. What can I say? The man makes me a good old-fashioned “greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes” lunatic. When he whined that the president’s daughters got Secret Service protection while the rest of us have to send our own precious cherubs to school unarmed every day, I think I didn’t stop screaming for a solid week. Wayne...
  • Singer Tony Bennett Equates Isolated Gun Violence to Nazi Germany, Fears Foreign Invasion

    02/07/2013 9:58:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 7, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Tony Bennett is one of America's most popular singers but he has proven once again that talent in the arts is no predictor of intelligence. At a Wednesday press conference, the outspoken pacifist and ardent Democrat Bennett compared isolated gun deaths in the U.S. to Nazi concentration camps and said that if America did not do something to curtail violence in this country, the other countries would “take care of us in a really bad way,” just like they did in World War II to the Germans. Bizarre video and story below. In a subsequent interview with CNN, Bennett declined...
  • Governor Sarah Palin to Deliver Keynote Address at Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award Gala

    02/07/2013 9:50:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is delighted to announce that Moe & Sana Maraachli will receive the 2013 Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award at the first Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Award Gala on Friday, April 5, in Philadelphia. In 2011, an international controversy erupted over Joseph Maraachli (Baby Joseph) after Canadian physicians refused to perform a tracheotomy, calling the procedure invasive and futile. This would have ultimately led to Joseph’s imposed death. The Maraachlis courageously fought to have Joseph, who was diagnosed with a neurologic disorder called Leigh’s disease, transferred to the United States, contending...
  • (Video) Is Rubio the NEXT Romney?

    02/07/2013 9:28:38 PM PST · by publius321 · 63 replies
    Topics: Dr. Benjamin Carson's keynote speech and Rush's adulation toward Marco Rubio. Rubio to be the GOP elite's candidate to receive their coronation (Déjŕ vu): The Rush Limbaugh Show (If Scott was There) episode #1 (video)
  • So God Made A Liberal...

    02/07/2013 9:26:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/7/13 | soopermexican
    A parody of sorts, of the great Superbowl commercial with Paul Harvey.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-08-13, OM, St. Jerome Emiliani, St. Josephine Bakhita

    02/07/2013 9:19:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-08-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 8, 2013 Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 13:1-8 Let brotherly love continue.Do not neglect hospitality,for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment,and of the ill-treated as of yourselves,for you also are in the body.Let marriage be honored among alland the marriage bed be kept undefiled,for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.Let your life be free from love of moneybut be content with what you have,for he has said, I will never forsake you or abandon you.Thus we may say with confidence: The Lord...
  • Who were the Essenes?

    02/07/2013 9:18:09 PM PST · by One Name · 12 replies
    Bible History Daily ^ | 02/07/2013 | Biblical Archaeology Review Staff
    A recent study has sought to determine by sophisticated new methods whether Khirbet Qumran was home to a Qumran community of sectarian Jews, the Essenes of Qumran. The new study by Eyal Regev of Bar-Ilan University examines the architectural plan of Qumran and applies so-called “access analysis” to map the site’s spatial organization in order to uncover the social ideology of the Essenes of Qumran. Regev characterizes this approach to studying the Qumran community as social archaeology, “now an established field of research which uses archaeological records to reconstruct the belief system and social organization of past societies.”
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson Epic Full Speech at National Prayer Breakfast Attacks Obama's

    02/07/2013 9:10:53 PM PST · by Intolerant in NJ · 65 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8 February, 2013
    In case the link was buried and lost in previous threads, this is the Youtube video Here of Dr. Benjamin Carson's talk this morning at the congressional prayer breakfast in which he virtually destroys much of what Obama stands for, from political correctness to punishing the rich and successful to Obamacare - while Obama has to sit there and listen to the whole presentation - and the libs can't even demonize the good doctor as being racist..... No wonder Obama wants everyone to believe that what's said at prayer breakfasts is always forgotten before the day is done.........