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  • Chris Dorner: Two African-American LAPD officers appeal for surrender (Post-racial America?)

    02/12/2013 5:54:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Tiffany Madison, Citizen Warrior
    Christopher Dorner, the former police officer turned alleged murderer of three has shifted the nationís attention to the historically corrupt Los Angeles Police Department. In his publicly released manifesto, he claims the LAPD destroyed his life, ruined his relationships and military career by siding with a white officer he reported for excessive force. An internal affairs investigation concluded the claim was false and he was released, but Dorner has set out to redeem himself and retaliate against the force and its bureaucratic protectors. He claims the conspirators participating in the police departmentís rotten culture, institutionalized discrimination, are fair game for...
  • Woo hoo!! Less than $22k to go!! We can do this!! [FReepathon thread XX]

    02/12/2013 5:54:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 509 replies
    Making progress!! Still lagging a bit behind the pace from last quarter, but we're getting there. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, so we can end this thing soon. If we can raise a minimum of 10% per week, we can be done within the next three weeks!! We can do this!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by like-minded liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it and think it's a worthwhile endeavor to support. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the defense Liberty. Free Republic stands for God and...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-12-13

    02/12/2013 5:52:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-12-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Baiting without remorse

    02/12/2013 5:49:05 PM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    Sueddeutsche.de ^ | 6. Februar 2013 | Katja Riedel
    The chairman of the "Alliance Germany's future" is due Islamophobic posters before the Munich District Court - and gets away with a suspended sentence. Addition, Mary Frank donate to Amnesty International. But that's not quite the pensioner.Katja Riedel Translation by Google The lady is wearing costumes and has set up an indignant look. Mary Frank makes this outrage time and again air, in press releases, in open letters and at information booths where they collect as representative as referred to by their "Germany's future coalition" votes for a public petition. This Munich want Islam critic against the planned Centre for...
  • Cops: Tide players KO'd, robbed man

    02/12/2013 5:39:17 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 12, 2013 | Chris Low
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A former five-star recruit for Alabama was arrested for the second time in two days and was among four freshmen, all suspended Tuesday, who face charges of second-degree robbery or credit-card fraud stemming from Monday arrests. Eddie Williams, who was also a safety in high school but did not play a down at his listed position as a receiver for Alabama in 2012, was first arrested Sunday on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license. The Associated Press, citing court documents, reported linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, also confessed to robbing the student, who was punched...
  • White House: Republicans are unpatriotic

    02/12/2013 5:38:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 2/12/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Howís this for a State of the Union primer: Valerie Jarrett, President Obamaís closest adviser, attributed the gridlock and struggles of the last four years to a lack of patriotism among congressional Republicans. ďThe president has always reached out, heís always looked for balanced solutions,Ē Jarrett said today on Morning Joe. ďI think part of our frustration in the first four years is oftentimes seeing Republicans put their short term political interests ahead of whatís in the best interest of the country.Ē National Journalís Ron Fournier reported that the White House was ďstung by the coverage of the inaugural addressĒ...
  • The Reluctant Pope

    02/12/2013 5:37:03 PM PST · by D-fendr · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/2/2013 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    He served out of duty, not ambition. After John Paul IIís death, Benedict emerged as the indispensable man, without the least bit of angling for that role. He didnít seek the papacy; it simply fell upon him. He had hoped the college of cardinals would select someone else. But his acute intellect, grasp of the Churchís crisis, and closeness to John Paul II made him the obvious choice. Given this background, his resignation appears more understandable. He entered the papacy humbly and now leaves it humbly. His resignation is a great loss for the Church and the world. He represented...
  • Medal of Honor winner Clint Romesha declines State of the Union invite from Michelle Obama

    02/12/2013 5:36:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Just a day after receiving the Medal of Honor by the president of the United States, former Army staff sergeant Clinton Romesha has declined an invite by the first lady to be her guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. He said that after some soul searching he decided heíd rather spend the evening with friends from his former unit, his wife Tammy ó with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday ó and their families, CNN reports.
  • Depraved CNN Pundits Defend Dorner

    02/12/2013 5:31:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We talked yesterday about Chris Dorner, the renegade former cop in LA. They think he mighta gone to Mexico. They've also learned that he knows how to fly an airplane. So they may be droning the guy if they can find him. But you have to hear this. This is on CNN this morning on Newsroom with the anchorette Carol Costello, and she's talking to a satellite radio host about how some people are seeing Chris Dorner as a hero, as a vigilante hero, as a guy who was getting away with what needs to be gotten...
  • Poll: Americans Don't Really Like the Job Obama's Doing [but they reelected him anyway]

    02/12/2013 5:28:54 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Susan Jones
    When President Obama discusses the economy in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, he will be dealing with an area in which the American public gives him relatively low performance ratings. The same thing applies to immigration, energy policy, guns, and taxes. On all of those issues, more Americans disapprove than approve of the job Obama is doing, according to a new Gallup Poll. Gallup found that President Obama is heading into his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday night with an overall job approval rating of around 50 percent. But in eight of the nine specific...
  • Obama Meets the Pressófor Lunch [Cult Worship By the Networks Continues]

    02/12/2013 5:25:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama had lunch today with members of the press. But we likely won't find out what was discussed: The entire luncheon was off the record. "The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts -- NBCís Brian Williams, ABCís Diane Sawyer and CBSís Scott Pelley -- will be in attendance," Huffington Post reported today. Former aides to Democratic politicians who are now working as journalists were scheduled to be in attendance, too. "Some cable hosts will also be on hand, including MSNBC's Chris Matthews. George Stephanopoulos, co-host of ABC's 'Good Morning America,' is attending." The lunch is an annual...
  • Sandy victims to Rep. Pallone: flood insurance payouts delayed, less than expected

    02/12/2013 5:22:57 PM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    After months of waiting, the letter finally arrived last week from Scott McQuarrieís flood insurance company. Attached to it, he said, was a check for $76,000. Thatís the money McQuarrie said heís getting to rebuild his Union Beach home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. It was less than the $125,000 estimate a contractor gave him to restore everything to the way it once was. And it was far less than the $250,000 limit he said he had on his flood insurance policy. McQuarrie, a 45-year-old backhoe operator and married father of one, was apoplectic today as he related his experience to...
  • Did Lightning Really Strike Vatican After Pope's Resignation?

    02/12/2013 5:22:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    AccuWeather.Com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jesse Ferrell
    News hit the Net yesterday afternoon that lightning had struck The Vatican twice, just hours after Pope after Pope Benedict XVI's sudden resignation. As a lightning photographer and weather photo hoax buster, I investigated to see if the photo was real. #PHOTO: Lightning strikes St Peter's dome at #Vatican on day the #Pope announced resignation, by Filippo Monteforte twitter.com/AFP/status/301...‚ÄĒ Agence France-Presse (@AFP) February 11, 2013 When the picture first started circulating on Facebook, Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS (a division of Associazione MeteoNetwork Onlus) and commenting members of the Facebook page thought that the photo might be faked (loose internet...
  • Is DHS Ammo For Obama's "National Security Force"?

    02/12/2013 5:18:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 89 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried? As Andrew Malcolm has noted on these pages, the Department of Homeland Security has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War. Some have speculated about a link between the stockpiling between candidate Obama's off-prompter campaign remarks about a national security force and the stockpiling by DHS of more than 1.6 billion (with a 'b') bullets. DHS has...
  • Steny Hoyer: We Don't Have a "Spending" Problem; We Have a "Paying for" Problem

    02/12/2013 5:12:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Ruah Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    p>BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, right here on this program, we had a sound bite for you. It was Nancy Pelosi saying, "We don't have a spending problem." She said we have a budget deficit problem. I intended to make a point about this yesterday. As we do almost every day on this program, I had a call or I brought the subject up myself about my optimism, about how, at some point all of this is gonna bottom out and we're gonna rebound. And I've been honest with you about that optimism. I don't know what or...
  • Reporter Carter Evans Trapped In Middle Of Dorner Gunfight

    02/12/2013 5:07:44 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 33 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2-12-13 | Staff
    Reporter Carter Evans became trapped as officers began exchanging gunfire with fugitive Christopher Dorner.
  • Matt Damon goes on strike to raise awareness for clean water

    02/12/2013 5:06:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Matt Damon will not be using a toilet until the entire world has access to clean water. Damon, co-founder of water.org, a site dedicated to raising awareness and funding for clean water throughout the world, staged a press conference today. He announced that he will not be going to the bathroom until sanitation was available to everyone to a room full of ďjournalistsĒ with familiar faces like YouTube star ShayCarl and Winston from New Girl (Lamorne Morris).
  • Is Obama creating a pro-gay Boy Scouts of America?

    02/12/2013 5:00:54 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/24/2012 | Chuck Norris
    ďA Boy Scouts of America national board member, James Turley, who is also global chairman and CEO of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, recently said he ďwill work from within to seek a changeĒ to overturn the BSA policy that bans gay scouts and leaders.Ē 1. But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors? 2. Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the BSAís century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration? 3. Is...
  • Boeing Dreamliner battery fire hot enough to melt fuselage, tests show

    02/12/2013 4:58:37 PM PST · by rawhide · 31 replies
    mcclatchchy.com ^ | 1-15-13 | Curtis Tate
    A fire that broke out last week in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner could have been hot enough to melt the carbon-fiber reinforced plastic that makes up the planeís shell, according to the results of tests the Federal Aviation Administration performed last year. In the FAA tests, which the agency performed at its site in Atlantic City a year after it certified the Dreamliner, the temperature of the battery fires reached as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The planeís polymer skin melts at 649 degrees, according to its manufacturer, Victrex Energy of West Conshohocken, Pa. It also burns at high temperatures....
  • Christopher Dorner shootout: 1 deputy killed, 1 wounded, sources say

    02/12/2013 4:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12, 2013
    One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources. Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known. The afternoon gun battle in which hundreds of rounds were exchanged was part of a quickly...
  • LENR-Cars Startup. Funded by the founder of Logitech

    02/12/2013 4:44:58 PM PST · by Kevmo · 38 replies
    AGEFI Geneva ^ | 05-02-2013, 21:29 | Yoann Schenker
    AGEFI Geneva: Chauvin/LENR-Cars presented. Funded by the founder of Logitech Thread: AGEFI Geneva: Chauvin/LENR-Cars presented. Funded by the founder of Logitech 05-02-2013, 21:29#1 AlainCo Administrator -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join Date: Mar 2012Location: VILLEJUIF, FRANCEPosts: 2,045 AGEFI Geneva: Chauvin/LENR-Cars presented. Funded by the founder of Logitech an incredibly positive (in french) article in the AGEFI, 'the dayly newpaper of economic and financial agency in Geneva' : http://www.agefi.com/une/detail/arch...ectriques.html (in googlish) http://www.agefi.com/une/detail/archive/2013/february/artikel/lenr-cars-la-start-up-lausannoise-developpe-une-nouvelle-generation-de-moteurs-electriques.html (version francaise de cet article) Applied nuclear fusion Lenr cars.The start-up develops Lausanne a new generation of electric motors. "The technology we are developing will allow a car to travel 40,000 kilometers on...
  • Who Really Wants to Watch This?

    02/12/2013 4:35:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: No, no, just depressed. I really am, and I probably shouldn't admit this. I mean, as the last surviving pope, I ought not even admit that, but I gotta be honest with you. Does anybody want to watch this tonight? Does anybody really want to watch? You know what this is gonna be tonight? This is gonna be the Misstatement of the Union. It's not the State of the Union. It's the Misstatement of the Union. And you know what we're gonna see? It's an absurd sight, folks, to sit there and watch our government stand and...
  • Support for Dorner Troubling (Dennis Prager)

    02/12/2013 4:35:26 PM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 12, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Just when you thought youíve seen it all with the Sandy Hook murders of a classroom full of children, America experiences another new low: A man named Christopher Dorner murders (as of this writing) three innocent people in order to air personal grievances. And his grievances are given serious attention by the national media, not to mention left-wing websites. To better understand this, imagine the outcry if, let us say, a white student who was certain that he was denied admission to a prestigious university because of affirmative action, murdered a university official and the daughter of the dean of...
  • #TeamDorner cretins root for Dorner to kill more police officers during gunfight

    02/12/2013 4:33:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    Horrifying. It has come to this: People are so morally bankrupt that they not only praise a suspected cop-killer, but they root for him to kill more people.
  • Obama to Argue Government Key Agent in Creating Prosperity

    02/12/2013 4:30:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 06:40 PM
    President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, will call on a divided Congress to ďreigniteĒ economic growth by focusing on helping the countryís middle-class, and argue that government has a role in shaping prosperity. ďA growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs -- that must be the North Star that guides our efforts,Ē Obama will say tonight, according to excerpts released by the White House. ďEvery day, we should ask ourselves three questions as a nation: How do we attract more jobs to our shores?How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those...
  • More on Hagelís Al Jazeera and Arab Connections

    02/12/2013 4:29:47 PM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    AIM ^ | February 12, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama defense chief nominee Chuck Hagel over his controversial appearance on Al Jazeera, the Arab propaganda channel, during which the former Republican Senator had agreed with a viewer that the United States was a ďbullyĒ in global affairs. It has now been revealed that the government of Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, was a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Hagel was its chairman. But Hagel also has an Al Jazeera connection through Georgetown University, where he is a professor, and which maintains a campus in Qatar.
  • RIP Chris Kyle

    02/12/2013 4:25:25 PM PST · by Dusty Road · 5 replies
    It was an Honor to meet you!
  • TruNews Broadcast: Guest Rabbi Jonathan Cahn discusses his book "The Harbinger"

    02/12/2013 4:25:19 PM PST · by Errant · 13 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rick Wiles
    Encore presentation - Rick talks with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn about his NY Times best selling book "The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that holds the secret of America's future." Streaming Audio LinkDownloadabel MP3 File Link
  • Gore, Current silent as cleric affirms death penalty for leaving Islam on Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/13 | Nicole Lafond
    Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam. Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
  • Since Every Speech Obama Gives Is About Him Let's Call The State Of The Union What It Really Is...

    02/12/2013 4:10:34 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Oops: WaPo retracts report Sarah Palin is going to Al Jazeera Update: Sarah snarks back

    02/12/2013 4:07:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    What started as a condescending ‚Äúcautionary tale‚ÄĚ about Sarah Palin‚Äôs mixing of celebrity and politics quickly became a cautionary tale about mixing contempt for Sarah Palin with desperation for the traffic her name will generate. Suzi Parker of the Washington Post‚Äės She the People blog reported Tuesday that Palin, in an attempt to ‚Äústay relevant,‚ÄĚ would join the Al Jazeera America network, to ‚Äúreach millions of devoutly religious people.¬Ē The only problem is the report comes from ‚ÄúThe Daily Currant,‚ÄĚ a parody site whose lead story today is ‚ÄúCatholic Church considering Jerry Sandusky for Pope.‚ÄĚ A sampling of the original...
  • Women of The Wall, Silverman's Sister Arrested at Kotel

    02/12/2013 4:02:58 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 32 replies
    Ten women participating in a women's prayer service at the Western Wall were arrested for wearing prayer shawls. Among those arrested Monday morning as they prayed with hundreds of worshipers and supporters were Israeli-American Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of the comedian Sarah Silverman, and her 17-year-old daughter, Hallel Abramovitz; Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of the Women of the Wall, who has been arrested several times in recent months; and two U.S. rabbis, Debra Cantor of B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, Conn., and Robin Fryer Bodzin of the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in New York City. The women had gathered at the...
  • Sarah Palin mocks Washington Post for false report sheís joining Al Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:00:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 12, 2013 | Kristen A. Lee
    Sarah Palin got to take another jab at the ďlamestream mediaĒ on Tuesday after The Washington Post issued an embarrassing correction on a false report that the former Fox News commentator is joining Al Jazeera. The Washington Postís attention-grabbing mea culpa followed reporter Suzi Parkerís claim that Palin signed a deal to be a host and commentator for the Qatari-based network. Parker had called the faux-scoop ďa cautionary tale about what can happen with politics and celebrity meet.Ē The story became a cautionary tale of another sort, however, when it emerged that the ďnewsĒ came from The Daily Currant, a...
  • Ted Nugent: ĎI Will Remain Respectfulí at Obama Speech

    02/12/2013 3:55:19 PM PST · by llevrok · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/2013 | Siobhan Hughes
    Mr. Nugent, who said last year that Mr. Obamaís re-election would ďdestroy America,Ē was invited to the annual address to Congress by Rep. Steve Stockman (R., Texas), who said Mr. Nugent would have a lot to say after the speech. Mr. Nugent will be sharing the gallery with hundreds of other guests, including some two dozen people who have been shot or lost relatives to gun violence and are rooting for Mr. Obama to follow through on a gun-control agenda. ďI will remain respectful in the decorum department, but I know what self-evident truths are and I know what the...
  • 'Femen' activists go topless [in Paris's Notre Dame] to hail pope's resignation

    02/12/2013 3:53:50 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2/12/2013 | n/a
    Eight feminists flashed their breasts in the heart of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation announcement. The members of the Femen movement entered the Gothic cathedral dressed in long coats which they whipped off inside while ringing three bells near the altar. "Pope no more!" they cried. "No more homophobe" and "Bye bye Benedict!" Scandalised visitors voiced their disapproval. "This is a sacred place, you can't strip here," said a Frenchwoman....
  • Scott Hahn: Resignation shows Pope's servant nature

    02/12/2013 3:49:51 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    cna ^ | February 12, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Dr. Scott Hahn in Rome, April 4, 2012. Steubenville, Ohio, Feb 12, 2013 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict's decision to resign as Bishop of Rome shows how the papacy is an office not of power but of service, reflected author and professor Dr. Scott Hahn. ‚ÄúIt seems to me this might be for him, the most humble and obedient act of service that he can render in his own conscience,‚ÄĚ Hahn, a professor of Biblical theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, told CNA Feb. 11. ‚ÄúIt's a profound reminder that the papacy is not an office of...
  • Coldcock cop: I thought I was swiping a Corona

    02/12/2013 3:48:14 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 12, 2013 | Joseph A. Slobodzian
    Even former Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey called the video "disturbing." The video of him swinging at and decking a woman at a Fairhill street party after last year's Puerto Rican Day parade was enough to end his decorated 19-year police career and get him charged with simple assault. But after a three-hour nonjury trial Tuesday, in which Josey testified that he accidentally hit Aida Guzman while trying to knock a beer bottle from her hand, a troubled-looking Municipal Court Judge Patrick F. Dugan seemed uncertain. Saying he "needed more time to digest this," Dugan said he would announce his...
  • Live Thread: State of the Union 2013 Speeches by Obama, Rubio, Paul - Tea Party 9:00 P.M. EST

    02/12/2013 3:44:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 613 replies
    Live video via C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2013
    Barack Obama speaks at 9 p.m. EST. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gives the GOP response after Obama speaks. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gives the Tea Party Express response around 10 p.m.Sen. Paul's speech can be seen live on the Tea Party Express website.
  • Anonymous threatens to take down State of the Union livestream (teleprompter hacked?)

    02/12/2013 3:44:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/12/13 | Devin Coldewey
    According to a threat posted on Anonymous information website Anon Relations.net, the loosely banded hacker collective will attempt to disrupt the State of the Union address Tuesday by preventing it from being broadcast online. **SNIP** The AnonRelations.net post cites a litany of offenses as motive for the threatened attack, from "tyrannical" legislation to the treatment of Internet heroes like Aaron Swartz and Bradley Manning. It goes on to state that hackers will "form a virtual blockade between Capitol Hill and the Internet," although onlookers may be skeptical of the group's ability to do this. A recent campaign against Israel during...
  • Obama: State of the Union 2013 ideas wonít add deficit (Obama's the biggest liar in US History)

    02/12/2013 3:42:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 2/12/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama will pledge that the new proposals in his State of the Union address Tuesday ó aimed at boosting still-struggling middle class Americans ó will not expand the deficit. ďNothing Iím proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime,Ē Obama will say, according to advance excerpts of the speech provided by the White House, which offered no details of the proposals. ďItís not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.Ē The White House has previously said the speech will include new initiatives in manufacturing, infrastructure, education...
  • Pope's last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter's

    02/12/2013 3:38:48 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | February 12, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 28, 2012. Credit: Anne Hartney/CNA. Vatican City, Feb 12, 2013 / 08:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the buzz created by the Pope’s announcement that he will retire, it could be easy to miss the fact that his last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday and not in the normal location for the first day of Lent. “It’s very clear that St. Peter’s is a much bigger church than Santa Sabina in Aventino, so for a celebration in which we expect there will be a lot of faithful, bishops...
  • 40 Days for Life: Vision and Mission, February 13 - March 24, 2013

    02/12/2013 3:26:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 105 replies
    40DaysforLife.com ^ | 02-12-13 | 40 Days for Life
    † † Vision and mission40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access Godís power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek Godís favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.The 40 Days for Life campaign40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign...
  • Top Pentagon Brass Lay Out Details of Sequestration Nightmare

    02/12/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Charles S. Clark
    With less than three weeks to go before automatic governmentwide budget cuts, the entire leadership team at the Pentagon on Tuesday implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to cancel sequestration and adjust the continuing resolution set to run out March 27. In an emotional hearing that prompted lawmakers to criticize their own and blast President Obamaís leadership, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top civilian officials laid out details of the harm across-the-board budget cuts would inflict on the nationís military readiness and long-term effectiveness. ďMilitary readiness is in jeopardy due to the convergence of unprecedented budget...
  • Hospices Reveal Obamacareís Impact

    02/12/2013 3:21:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 2/12/13 | Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger
    Two hospice care centers are struggling to make ends meet, and Obamacareís cuts to Medicare are to blame. Hospicesóhealth care facilities for the terminally illóalong with other Medicare providers are facing Medicare pay cuts. Of the $716 billion in payment reductions, hospice care was hit by a $17 billion payment cut from 2013 to 2022. Now, contrary to all of the misleading claims, this effect is already beginning. San Diego Hospice recently laid off 260 workers, closed a 24-bed hospital, and has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. San Diego Hospiceís financial condition is attributed mainly to reduced Medicare reimbursement,...
  • GOP vs. the generals all over again

    02/12/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Kevin Baron
    <p>The nationís top military officers formed a solid front in the Senate on Tuesday and called on members of Congress to stop passing temporary spending measures and avert the automatic budget cut known as sequester.</p>
  • Cyprus "Radical Rescue" Proposal Proves Greece Not Unique

    02/12/2013 3:18:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Cyprus is about to prove what anyone with common sense already knew, that Greece will not be the only country requiring haircuts on sovereign bonds. Today the Financial Times posted news of a Radical rescue proposal for Cyprus A radical new option for the financial rescue of Cyprus would force losses on uninsured depositors in Cypriot banks, as well as investors in the countryís sovereign bonds, according to a confidential memorandum prepared ahead of Mondayís meeting of eurozone finance ministers. The proposal for a ďbail-inĒ of investors and depositors, and drastic shrinking of the Cypriot banking sector, is one of...
  • Hoyer: "The Country Has A Paying For Problem," Not A Spending Problem

    02/12/2013 3:16:01 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-12-2013
    (snip) REP. STENY HOYER (D-MD), HOUSE MINORITY WHIP: Does the country have a spending problem? The country has a paying for problem. We haven't paid for what we bought, we haven't paid for our tax cuts, we haven't paid for war.
  • Silence golden for market economy

    02/12/2013 3:16:01 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 2 replies
    Silence golden for market economy ^ | February 11, 2013 | By Donald J. Boudreaux
    One of the market economy's greatest flaws is the silence it maintains when it is working relatively flawlessly. When the market stumbles, though ó or when it's tripped up by unwise government interventions ó a great clamor is heard. Unemployment rises, stock prices and exchange rates plummet, and tales abound of this hardship and that lost dream. Pundits proclaim loudly that the unreliable market must be ďcorrectedĒ or ďtamedĒ by the wisdom and prudence of politicians. But when the market works smoothly ó as it typically does ó hardly anyone notices. We take its successes for granted. That's the...
  • Rubio gives Obama a 2nd Amendment gut check

    02/12/2013 3:15:41 PM PST · by tom h · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2013 | John Hayward
    Senator Marco Rubio appeared on Fox News show to discuss gun control. Toward the end of the segment, he made a very aggressive statement about the Leftís view of the Second Amendment. ďI think that the President is not a believer in the Second Amendment, although he states that he is,Ē said Rubio. ... If he doesnít want it in the Constitution or he wants to reform the Second Amendment, then have the guts to admit that.Ē Rubioís ďgut checkĒ illuminates several facets of the gun control debate... First and foremost, progressives never have the ďgutsĒ to explain their ultimate...
  • Thanks, but I'll keep driving my car,& your ROBOT can keep washing my dishes!

    02/12/2013 3:14:51 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 17 replies
    2,12,13 | San Rafael Blue
    Self Driving Cars!!!! I have seen a couple of them in the Northern California Bay Area. It looks like there is a metal mixing bowl on top of the roof. The little mixing bowl spins round and round, as it monitors all movement within it's 360 degree circumference. REE-MARK-ABLE! No? We are getting to the point where machines, or robotic systems will be able to drive us around, if that is our choice. I'm someone who got my license at 14, like most people, but did not do much driving till years later. I recall being twenty, during the Bi-Centenial...