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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...