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  • Did you know that John Brennan, nominee for CIA Director, is a Muslim convert...?

    02/09/2013 7:40:05 AM PST · by LSUfan · 210 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | Tom Trento
    On Tom Trento’s radio show today, former FBI agent, John Guandolo, who wrote the first Muslim Brotherhood training manual for the FBI, outs John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for CIA Director, as having converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia. (Embedded video: Fast forward to 11 minute mark and watch til the 52 min mark)
  • Messing with the Bull

    02/09/2013 7:39:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Peter Schiff
    With the announcement this week of its massive $5 billion lawsuit against ratings agency Standard & Poor's, the Federal Government took a bold step to squelch any remaining independence of thought or action in the financial services industry. Given the circumstances and timing of the suit, can there be any doubt that S&P is paying the price for the August 2011 removal of its AAA rating on U.S. Treasury debt? In retaliation for the unpardonable sin of questioning the U.S. Treasury's credit worthiness, the Obama Administration is sending a loud and clear message to Wall Street: mess with the bull...
  • Mullet gets 15 years

    02/09/2013 7:36:44 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 8 replies
    Steubenville Herald-Star ^ | February 9, 2013 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    The ringleader in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison and 15 family members received sentences of one year to seven years. "The victims were terrorized and traumatized," U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster said in sentencing leader Sam Mullet Sr., 67, who sat without emotion.
  • Citizens Report from Second Amendment Rally at AZ State Capitol (8 February, 2013)

    02/09/2013 7:35:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Pro-Constitution and Second Amendment Rally at Arizona Capitol, 8 February, 2013 I attended the Rally on 8 February at the Arizona Capitol that was aimed at protecting the Constitution, especially the Second Amendment. I and my brother arrived about half an hour early and were able to find parking. Some other reformers looking to protect the Constitution and roll back some of the infringements on citizens rights were arriving just as we got there. They had an extra Gadsden flag for my brother to carry, and I had brought a megaphone because of the lack of organization and an...
  • Rand Paul’s Really Ignorant Paragraph

    02/09/2013 7:33:41 AM PST · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | 7 Feb 2013 | Quin Hilyer
    There is much to commend, and there are some things to question, about Rand Paul’s big foreign policy speech yesterday at Heritage Foundation. The overall idea of using George Kennan-like “containment” for Iran or for jihadist Islam in general is, well, problematic , although there are plenty of elements of his speech that are at least somewhat sensible. It is a good thing to have discussion of such issues, and there is much value in having people make a thoughtful case against over-eagerness for military intervention. Those of us who tend a little more towards interventionism (”tend” being the key...
  • Sen. Menendez defends his relationship with political donor Melgen

    02/09/2013 7:33:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended his relationship with Florida doctor and political donor Salomon Melgen in an interview with Univision on Friday, saying he didn’t do anything on his friend’s behalf that he doesn’t regularly do for others. Melgen, a close friend of Menendez’s, reportedly overbilled the U.S. government by almost $9 million in Medicare payments, inviting a federal audit. Menendez acknowledged contacting officials to complain that the Medicare billing rules were unclear, but the senator denied that his close ties to Melgen had anything to do with him raising the issue. “The fact that someone is a donor does...
  • The Blizzard Reminder for the Redeemed!

    02/09/2013 7:32:34 AM PST · by kindred · 4 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | February 9, 2013 | DJP I.F.
    My dear friends with the Nemo Blizzard dropping about 2 to 3 feet at my house I was thinking again today about the wonders of... snow. Yes snow! Something one either hates or loves but whether you despise it or enjoy it, snow in it's self is an absolute wonder of Almighty God's ETERNAL creative genius (Job 38:22-23, Psalm 104:24, Prov. 3:19). As I was thinking of snow... the Bible verse from Isaiah 1:18 came to mind. "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;...
  • Vanity: FReeper Rogle gave the good fight (Sad Update at #30)

    02/09/2013 7:31:17 AM PST · by JaguarXKE · 59 replies
    Self | 9 Feb 2013 | Self
    FReeper Rogle, former New Mexico State Representative Rory Ogle, will be removed from life support this morning. He is not expected to live.
  • Obama AWOL during Benghazi Attack

    02/09/2013 7:29:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    President Barack Obama was nowhere to be found the long and fatal night of September 11, 2012 when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were assassinated in an attack on the U.S. Mission Outpost in Benghazi, Libya.  Finally, five months after the terrorist assault, the American people and the families of those brave slain Americans find out that even though live video was being streamed back to Washington, even though requests for backup had been sent, the President left it to others to deal with the issue. "He (Obama) knew generally what was deployed out there but as to...
  • Trail of fugitive ex-cop turns very cold in Big Bear

    02/09/2013 7:23:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Phil Willon, Joseph Serna and Kenneth R. Weiss
    The massive dragnet for a fugitive ex-cop continued Friday, with more than 100 officers conducting a fruitless search in the snowy, forested mountains around Big Bear Lake for an armed gunman who police say is on a vengeful rampage. As the falling snow piled up, authorities pledged to continue the manhunt until they find Christopher Jordan Dorner, the 33-year-old former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people, or stumble on definitive evidence that he is no longer in the area. The trail has gone cold since Dorner's Nissan Titan pickup was found Thursday morning engulfed in flames on...
  • Happy-Face Statism

    02/09/2013 7:13:39 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | 2-8-2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    For the last decade, some social scientists have been arguing that “happiness measurements” should replace or supplement established economic standards to judge a society’s “success.” Many environmentalists also support the idea as a way of putting lipstick on policies that could slow down economic growth. And now, the idea is deemed ready to leave the ivory tower for implementation as government policy. One can understand the appeal for the ruling elite and their camp followers of consultants and lobbyists. If government assumes the power to promote happiness, officials would have to “consult with experts” to figure out criteria by which...
  • Cummings: Postal Service cuts would hurt minority groups, single mothers

    02/09/2013 7:13:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The U.S. Postal Service's decision to eliminate Saturday delivery could disproportionally hurt minority groups, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee. "You're talking about just this reduction … from six days to five days will cut anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 employees. And with regard to Asian, African-Americans, and Hispanics, they comprise about 40 percent of the Postal Service employees," Cummings told Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC Friday night. "So it's logical to believe if they were to lose that 30,000 jobs, easily 40 percent of them would be African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans." Cummings...
  • Administration Asserts Right to Assassinate Enemies

    02/09/2013 7:09:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    A 16-page internal Department of Justice memo leaked to the media asserts that any person, American citizen or not, can be legally assassinated if “a high ranking White House official deems it warranted.” While this asserted authority would appear to contradict the Constitution's prohibition of capital punishment except where the accused has had the benefit of a fair trial, Attorney General Eric Holder maintains that “the President and those he appoints to serve under him have the residual authority to override this protection if national security requires it. Action taking at the behest of an informed high-level official is to...
  • Hillary: Riding Off Into the Sunset Or Bound For Glory

    02/09/2013 7:07:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped down from her lofty position amidst a sycophantic outpouring of hot air as journalists and fellow politicians abandoned their roles and assumed positions as Hillary courtiers, duly attending to the bidding of their lord and mistress. This would include, but was not limited to singing praiseful odes to her ladyship, ignoring her errors, helping to cover up her mistakes, and attempting to damage the reputations of any person who refused to play along with the charade. At the center of the love-fest was the former Secretary herself, appearing before a Senate panel...
  • At last, an effective treatment for HIPSTER

    02/09/2013 7:06:23 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 Feb 2013 | laughlol62
    Ask your doctor about Unpretentiousil today.
  • Obama: Sequester (his idea) would deal 'huge blow to middle-class families'

    02/09/2013 7:04:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama warned in his weekly address that the sequester would deal a "huge blow to middle-class families and our economy as a whole" and urged Congress to strike a compromise deal to avert the $85 billion in automatic cuts. "There’s certainly no reason that middle-class families and small businesses should suffer just because Washington couldn’t come together and eliminate a few special-interest tax loopholes, or government programs that just don’t work," Obama said. "At a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said that our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn’t allow self-inflicted wounds...
  • Strong but deep quake in Colombia (magnitude 7.0)

    02/09/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by Moose4 · 9 replies
    AP via abcnews.com ^ | 9 February 2013 | Unattributed
    The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong but deep earthquake has shaken western Colombia. The agency says the quake struck at 9:16 a.m. (1606 GMT) Saturday and had a magnitude of 7.0. it was located about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Pasto. There are no immediate reports of damage.
  • Investigation nets arrests, drugs -- and alligator

    02/09/2013 7:01:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2013 | Heywood Hoffman
    Spurred by the shooting of an off-duty police officer, a three-month joint investigation of a street gang faction ended this week with eight arrests in Summit and Chicago, along with the confiscation of guns, drugs -- and an alligator. After an arrest was made in December's shooting, authorities began an investigation into the Latin Kings gang faction the suspect belonged to, targeting drug sales in Summit and the Chicago Lawn police district on the Southwest Side, according to a CPD news release issued tonight.
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RECALLS LIFE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL [Millionaire Liberal Crap]

    02/09/2013 6:58:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock.com ^ | 2/8/13 | Dave Lifton
    Tonight (Feb. 8), Bruce Springsteen will receive the MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year award for his history of philanthropic and political works. In a new interview, Springsteen discuss his longtime commitment to activism, and how it has influenced his own work. Once unwilling to speak his mind on the issues of the day, Springsteen has now played an active role in the last three presidental elections. He finds performing at a political rally to be a different challenge than a sold-out arena, but possibly more rewarding. “I go to Ohio with Jay-Z,” he told Robert Santelli, the Executive Director...
  • The Deadliest Debt

    02/09/2013 6:54:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Charles Payne
    I often write and talk about people selling their soul to the merchants of social justice in return for the cushiest life with the least amount of effort. The reason I put it in those terms is because such action goes against not only American DNA but also human nature. Humans at their most basic level are like any other living organism on the planet that want to procreate to keep the species moving along. Once that's been secured there are still instincts like competition and recreation that constitute life, even for domesticated animals. For humans the notion of not...
  • Forensic evidence both supports, casts doubt on Zimmerman claims

    02/09/2013 6:54:03 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | February 8, 2013 | Tony Pipitone WKMG-Local 6 News,
    Forensic evidence compiled in the killing of Trayvon Martin supports George Zimmerman's claim that Martin was leaning over him when he fired his gun, but casts doubt on Zimmerman's timeline on the night he shot and killed the unarmed teen, according to a review by a forensic expert for Local 6. Michael Knox, a retired Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective and crime scene investigator, published some of the findings in his book, "Intermediate Range: The Forensic Evidence in the Killing of Trayvon Martin" (available through Amazon.com here). Knox and Local 6 calculated the exact moment Zimmerman slammed shut his door as...
  • How the Gun-Control Movement Got Smart

    02/09/2013 6:53:14 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2-7-2013 | Molly Ball
    Why are advocates so optimistic now when reform has failed so many times before? Because they have a totally new strategyHere is how advocates of gun control used to talk about their cause: They openly disputed that the Second Amendment conferred the right to own a gun. Their major policy goals were to make handguns illegal and enroll all U.S. gun owners in a federal database. The group now known as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence was once known as Handgun Control Inc.; a 2001 book by the executive director of the Violence Policy Center was entitled Every...
  • Congressman describes Paterno report findings

    02/09/2013 6:52:41 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 45 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 2-8-13 | Peter Hall
    Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent said Penn State's culture is not to blame for Jerry Sandusky's decades of child sexual abuse, according to a review of the university's internal investigation by Joe Paterno's family. Dent, in a telephone interview Friday, said he had read summaries of the review commissioned by the late head football coach's family. The review is set to be published Sunday morning. "To blame the culture of Penn State for Sandusky's crimes is a horrible mistake," Dent said Friday, characterizing the findings of one of the experts commissioned by the Paterno family. "To blame the culture of...
  • George Orwell Surely Would Be Amused by the Statolatry in the United Kingdom

    02/09/2013 6:47:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I just finished up a trip to London. In previous posts, I’ve expressed pessimism about the future of the United Kingdom, largely because all political parties have a statist mentality.I criticized Gordon Brown, the former Labor Party Prime Minister, for being a compulsive redistributionist, big spender, and taxaholic.But nothing’s really changed under Tory leadership. David Cameron is a vacuous statist, undermining the Conservative Party in the same way that George W. Bush eroded the brand name capital of the Republican Party.This sign was on a train I rode today. It is sponsored by the UK version of the IRS,  and...
  • Detroit employee could face punishment for shooting would-be robbers

    02/09/2013 6:38:30 AM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    DETROIT — In one of the most violent cities in the U.S., Detroit employees, even those entering some of the city's roughest neighborhoods on a daily basis, may not arm themselves while on the job, based on a 2010 order. Anthony Neely, a spokesman for Mayor Dave Bing, said the city has not yet determined if it will impose penalties — up to and including termination — against a 59-year-old Public Lighting employee who shot two teens he claimed were armed and attempting to rob him and his co-worker.
  • Dorner had history of complaints against fellow LAPD officers

    02/09/2013 6:36:16 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 65 replies
    Los ngeles Times ^ | February 9, 2013 | LAT
    The fugitive ex-policeman Christopher Dorner, suspected of killing three people and injuring two, had a history of making complaints against fellow officers within the Los Angeles Police Department, and one officer said he had a reputation as a "hot head," according to internal affairs records. Dorner was accused of punching a recruit in the chest while he was in the Police Academy in 2006. That recruit, Abraham Schefres, was wearing a bulletproof vest and a trauma plate, when Dorner allegedly punched him. After being hit, he glared at Dorner, whom Schefres said responded as though he had made a mistake,...
  • Global Warming Blizzard Nemo Strikes East Coast

    The National Weather Service is issuing blizzard warnings as winter storm Nemo barrels toward the Northeast, bringing with it 50 mph winds and an estimated 10-14 inches of snow. Up to three feet of snow is expected in some areas in between costal Maine and northern New Jersey. And those predictions are cancelling flights across the country. Michael Oppenheimer, a climate change expert at Princeton University, said global warming is increasing extreme winter storms. Why did the left change the term global warming to climate change? Guess they got tired of holding global warming protests during snowstorms. Global Warming dicktators...
  • TRUMKA: IMMIGRATION TALKS WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 'GOING WELL'

    02/09/2013 6:31:36 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | William Bigelow
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is boasting that the negotiations he is conducting with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce regarding immigration reform are “going well.” The AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which both represent labor, are trying to cajole the Chamber, which represents business, to come along with their plans for temporary workers. Trumka was confident that this time, unlike 2007 when talks failed because there was not enough common ground regarding temporary workers, things would go smoothly, saying, “I think they are going well. We have been working in good faith with the Chamber, and I continue...
  • A Miserable New York State Of Mind

    02/09/2013 6:29:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    The spin on the women's health issue could give you whiplash. Nationally and in my home state of New York, there's a whole lot of manipulation going on. The White House continues its unnecessary, perplexing attack on religious liberty in the United States. The administration's latest stance regarding the abortion-drug/contraception health-insurance mandate continues to violate the rights of religious employers who object to contributing to such things. That's why you see not only Catholics but also Protestants, among others, suing the federal government. Contrary to much of the media spin, this debate is not about access but freedom. During his...
  • Dem senators: Legalized illegal immigrants will have to wait around 10 years to apply for green card

    02/09/2013 6:21:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2013 | AllahPundit
    Worth noting now since it’s potentially another sticking point between Rubio and the rest of the Gang of Eight who desperately need him to sell immigration reform to the right. By now, everyone knows the main bone of contention between him and Schumer et al. Rubio wants the path to citizenship implemented only after border enforcement increases; Democrats want it implemented concurrently with — and independent of — the new security measures. (Both sides agree that probationary legal status will be granted immediately, though. Ahem.) Read the fine print on their proposals, though, and you’ll find another disagreement. Namely, once...
  • Ben Carson: US Like Ancient Rome; Obama Not My Target

    02/09/2013 6:20:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 8, 2013
    Newsmax Ben Carson: US Like Ancient Rome; Obama Not My Target Friday, February 8, 2013 10:05 PM World-renown pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told conservative radio and television host Armstrong Williams on Friday that his attacks on the nation’s ills in his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast this week were not directed at President Barack Obama. In his first interview since upstaging the president at the event on Thursday, Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said his comments were “directed at the situation that is going on in our nation and how we can...
  • On Primary Education and Beyond

    02/09/2013 6:19:25 AM PST · by Accessible Pudding · 2 replies
    02-09-2013 | A. H. Pinley
    Accessible Pudding What is the solution for the crumbling education system? We all can say “School was far better when I was going to school than now.”, but kids are learning about bigger things these days at a younger age. So why is the United States not number one when it comes to education? Many would blame the Bush/Kennedy Bill “No Child Left Behind”, but I think it’s more than that. For many sitting on a education board, or working within the DOE (Department of Education), or those politicians that believe throwing money at something, like if they’re trying to...
  • Pennsylvania, Indiana issue tentative “no, thanks” to Medicaid expansion

    02/09/2013 6:18:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration has made it abundantly clear that it would really just be oh so very helpful if all of the states would voluntarily comply with their proffered Medicaid expansion deal; ObamaCare really needs everybody to cooperate in order to work properly, so it’s really most unfortunate for them that the Supreme Court ruled last June that states were within their rights to decline the expansions without the threat of the total loss of federal Medicaid funding being held over their heads.It was something of a boon to the Obama administration when Republican governors John Kasich in Ohio and...
  • Chicago murder rate far worse since strict gun control

    02/09/2013 6:16:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Chicago’s murder rate is far worse now than it was during the city’s most notorious crime era, Al Capone’s “gangland,” when gun-control laws hardly existed, ABC reports. Leading up to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, there were 26 killings in January 1929. Yet, 42 people were killed in Chicago last month, catching the attention of Chicagoans, the White House and politicians nationwide. If the current murder rate continues, February 2013 will far exceed February 1929, when there were 26 killings, including the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/4/chicago-murder-rate-far-worse-strict-gun-control/#ixzz2KPWwdfKo Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • MEET THE MORMON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN MALI WHO HAS A BOLD PLAN FOR COMBATTING ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

    02/09/2013 6:15:44 AM PST · by svxdave · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 8, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Mali has been a hotbed of Islamic extremism of late, as al Qaeda operatives have taken the West African nation by storm. As the country deals with an influx of violence, a presidential election is slated for this year — and there’s a fascinating candidate running for office. Yeah Samake, 42, a Mormon who was born and raised in Mali, is hoping to win the presidency and to save his homeland from the grips of extremism. Samake is currently one of the top candidates in the race — a democratic election that was pushed off last year after extremist activity...
  • Democrats map out plan to win sequestration war (Guess what's in the plan without peeking...)

    02/09/2013 6:11:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 02/09/2013 | Manu Raju
    Senate Democrats are digging in against Republican calls for deeper spending cuts by bringing out some of their favorite punching bags: corporate jets, Wall Street and Big Oil. With the automatic budget cuts in the sequester coming up next month, Democrats hope to vote on an alternative plan to raise taxes on some of their favorite boogeymen in hopes of shifting the blame when the GOP inevitably rejects it. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana and Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski of Maryland met Thursday to...
  • Denial

    02/09/2013 6:05:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    There was a time, not long ago, when both Republicans and Democrats agreed that something had to be done about entitlement spending — especially spending on the elderly. But no longer. • Although he promised in his first run for the presidency to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Barack Obama seems increasingly unwilling to do any of that now. • The leftwing of the Democratic Party seems increasingly shrill in its insistence that there is no need for any fundamental reform of entitlement spending.• Even in the left-of-center think tanks and on the liberal blogs, one finds increasing denial...
  • Dangerous Times: Italy stares Into the Abyss (A Neo-Fascist named Beppe Grillo is rising to fame)

    02/09/2013 6:03:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2013 | James Lewis and Justine Aristea
    Italy lost 700,000 Italians in World War I, and then immediately voted in Mussolini's fascists, which militarized the whole of Italian society. If you wonder why Italians cheat on their taxes today, it's because they have 25 centuries of experience with nasty tyrants like Mussolini. Well, Mussolini gambled and went to war on Hitler's side, and Italy lost another half million people in WW II. Make it a round 1.3 million Italians dead from very, very bad gambles -- not to mention all the non-Italians they killed. What is astonishing is that Italy, having been punished twice in the 20th...
  • Are There Fortunes to Be Made in Asteroid Mining?

    02/09/2013 5:49:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Minyanville ^ | 02/09/2013 | Josh Wolonick
    More than 900 new asteroids that pass near Earth are discovered every year. They can be like the Iron Range of Minnesota was for the Detroit car industry – a key resource located near where it was needed. In this case, metals and fuel from asteroids can expand the in-space industries of this century. That is our strategy. – David Gump, CEO of Deep Space Industries Deep Space Industries made news in January by announcing plans to begin space prospecting, setting in motion its goal of mining asteroids for resources. As soon as 2015, the McLean, Virginia-based company, founded last...
  • Los Angeles gunman motivated by racism [Murderer is black racist, US media IGNORES]

    02/09/2013 5:47:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/8/13 | Nick Allen
    A homicidal fugitive former police officer, who has declared “war” on his former colleagues, claimed he was the victim of racism while serving in the Los Angeles police department. An unprecedented manhunt has been launched across California, Nevada, Arizona and northern Mexico, for Christopher Dorner, 33, a 19-stone former US Navy reserve lieutenant and American football college running back. Dorner, a trained marksman, is already suspected of killing three people, including one police officer, in a series of shootings that began last weekend.
  • Obama's S&P Suit Smacks Of Vendetta

    02/09/2013 5:45:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/09/2013 | Paul Sperry
    Staring at a another debt ceiling crisis, the president's punishing the one credit rating agency that dared downgrade U.S. debt in the last crisis. And Wall Street analysts say the timing's no coincidence. Just weeks away from the next debt-limit showdown, the Justice Department filed a whopping $5 billion lawsuit against Standard & Poor's for alleged fraud. The case appears weak, but the message it sends S&P and the other independent rating agencies is clear: Don't downgrade anymore. "It's a foregone conclusion that no more downgrades will be coming," said Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff. Curiously, Attorney General Eric...
  • More modern way of living (UNREAL!)

    02/09/2013 5:42:42 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 53 replies
    Carteret County, NC News-Times ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | LOW INFORMATION VOTER
    (Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor, published in the Jan. 23 edition, has gone viral on the Web after a reader linked it to a Fox News Facebook page. It had received more than 4,000 comments and been shared more than 12,000 times by Tuesday morning.) Beaufort, N.C. Jan. 17, 2013 TO THE EDITOR: Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it? We Democrats...
  • Storm knocks out power to 400K in Massachusetts, Plymouth nuclear power plant

    02/09/2013 5:39:50 AM PST · by matt04 · 21 replies
    A massive snowstorm packing hurricane-force winds has knocked out power to 400,000 customers in Massachusetts and has shuttered a nuclear power plant. By early Saturday, NStar had reported more than 240,000 customers without power and National Grid had 165,000. Most of the outages are in southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, where wet heavy snow and winds gusting over 75 mph have been reported. One of the outages was the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, which shut down after losing off-site power. Authorities say there's no threat to public safety. State officials have said about 2,000 utility crews are prepared...
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson – National Prayer Breakfast (Transcript) - February 7, 2013

    02/09/2013 5:39:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 22 replies
    www.lybio.net ^ | February 7, 2013 | Dr. Benjamin Carson
    Thank you so much. Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Mrs. Obama, distinguished guests – which included everybody. Thank you so much for this wonderful honor to be at this stage again. I was here 16 years ago, and the fact that they invited me back means that I didn’t offend too many people, so that was great. [LAUGHTER] I want to start by reading four texts which will put into I want to start by reading four texts which will put into context what I’m going to say. Proverbs 11:9 With his mouth the Godless destroys his neighbor, but through...
  • Meet the Fukushima 50? No, you can’t

    02/09/2013 5:32:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/18/2012
    IT HAS taken the Japanese government more than 18 months since the earthquake and tsunami that hit Fukushima to pay tribute to a group of brave men, once known as the “Fukushima 50”, who risked their lives to prevent meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant from spiralling out of control. But when the prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, belatedly offered official thanks to them on October 7th something strange was afoot: six of the eight men he addressed had their backs to the television cameras, refused to be photographed and did not introduce themselves by name, not even to...
  • RUSSIANS WIN KURSK, VITAL POINT; U.S. BOMBERS SMASH AT NAPLES (2/9/43)

    02/09/2013 5:30:05 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/9/43 | Henry Shapiro, Grant Parr, Drew Middleton, Milton Bracker, Robert P. Post, more
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  • Germans developing weed control using laser-armed drones. What could go wrong?

    02/09/2013 5:28:50 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 9 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | FEBRUARY 08, 2013 | Brian Wang
    German scientists are seriously developing a laser based system of weed control in order to be more "environmentally friendly" than using chemical poisons. What could go wrong ? Laser armed Robots and drones for farming and weed control and they will have artificial intelligence algorithms and high resolution cameras for recognizing plants. They would have the goal of having this on a large scale for better "organic farming". The laser system is currently being tested in a greenhouse. Drones or small robotic planes would fly over the fields. These could also fight weeds near protected waters, where herbicides are not...
  • NY TIMES ON MENENDEZ: REID 'NEEDS TO REMOVE HIS GAVEL'

    02/09/2013 5:22:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The New York Times has called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Under the editorial headline “Mr. Menendez’s Ethics Problem,” the newspaper said Menendez “was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.” “Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor,” the Times wrote. “Instead of trying...
  • Japan: TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima(dropped 1.5-ton hoist into fuel pool)

    02/09/2013 5:20:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Asahi ^ | February 08, 2013
    TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima February 08, 2013 The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has admitted dislodging broken equipment weighing 1.5 tons and sending it falling further into a pool where fragile nuclear fuel rods lie.
  • Frozen

    02/09/2013 5:19:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.President Obama’s senior thesis at Columbia University has been embargoed. It is said to be an endorsement of the Nuclear Freeze Movement that was so much the cause célčbre of the left here and throughout Western Europe in the Reagan years. We may have to wait for his presidential library to open to find out. And we may have to wait until then, too, to learn whether young Barack Obama attended the massive, one million plus Nuclear Freeze rally in Central Park in June, 1982. It’s hard to imagine that the young...