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  • DHS Highlights Efforts to Strengthen Cybersecurity for the Nations Critical Infrastructure

    02/13/2013 6:00:16 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs
    DHS ^ | 2-13-2013
    WASHINGTON—Today, senior Administration officials provided an update on the Administration’s Priorities for Cybersecurity Policy at the Department of Commerce. Yesterday, the President signed an Executive Order (EO) on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and a Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. These actions will strengthen the security and resilience of critical infrastructure against evolving threats through an updated and overarching national framework that acknowledges the increased role of cybersecurity in securing physical assets. "DHS actively collaborates with public and private sector partners every day to help prevent and respond to attempted disruptions to the Nation’s critical cyber...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-13-13

    02/13/2013 5:57:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies ^ | 2-13-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Fox hires Scott Brown as contributor

    02/13/2013 5:57:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 1:45 PM EST
    Fox News Channel is hiring former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as a contributor, and the Republican is making his debut in prime time on Wednesday. … Fox has been remaking its contributor lineup in recent months, cutting ties to Sarah Palin and Dick Morris while hiring Brown and Dennis Kucinich. …
  • Gun control measures approved by N.J. Assembly committee despite protests

    02/13/2013 5:57:08 PM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 21 replies ^ | 2/13/2013 | Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger
    TRENTON — The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee today approved 20 bills aimed at reducing gun violence after a raucous day-long meeting before an overflow crowd. “Whether it’s the streets of New Jersey communities, a movie theater in Colorado or an elementary school in Connecticut, enough is enough is enough,” said the committee’s chairman, Charles Mainor (D-Hudson), recounting a series of gun massacres. “No more talk. It’s time for action.”
  • Federal Judge Sets Retrial Date In Ligambi Case

    02/13/2013 5:50:49 PM PST · by AtlasStalled
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/13/13 | Friends of Ours
    The government won a significant victory against the Philadelphia Mafia earlier this month when a federal jury convicted three defendants -- Joseph Massimino, Damion Canalichio, and Gary Battaglini who allegedly served as underboss, soldier and associate, respectively -- for racketeering conspiracy, and convicted reputed capo Anthony Staino for loansharking. Although the jury deadlocked on the racketeering charges against reputed boss Joseph Ligambi and his nephew George Borgesi, U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno already has scheduled their re-trial date for April 16 and the two defendants remain in jail without bail. The only defendant who obtained a complete acquittal in the...
  • Rand Paul should get real

    02/13/2013 5:49:23 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2-13-2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a tea party response to the State of the Union that was a mixed bag. At its best it reflected real movement on the right in favor of immigration reform; at its worst it was just plain weird. However, political opponents should be wary; Paul’s style is deceptively effective, projecting a calm and almost sweet demeanor. Ironically, he was least convincing on the topic for which he is best known. He promised to balance the budget in five years, but what he offered was not promising: It is time for a new bipartisan consensus. It...
  • 1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS. World's highest resolution video surveillance platform by DARPA

    02/13/2013 5:42:35 PM PST · by Doogle · 14 replies
    YT ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | FreakyVidsDaily
    ARGUS-IS camera....
  • Paul to Hold Brennan Nomination (wants more info on drone use)

    02/13/2013 5:41:24 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 13, 2013 - 11:52 GMT
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) just announced that he’ll be placing a hold on the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director until he receives answers to his questions about the administration’s use of drones. “I have asked Mr. Brennan if he believed that the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and my question remains unanswered. I will not allow a vote on this nomination until Mr. Brennan openly responds to the questions and concerns my colleagues and I share,” Paul said. “These issues must be discussed...
  • With Amazon minting currency, Fed at risk

    02/13/2013 5:38:26 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Matthew Lynn
    The euro may well be on the road to a chaotic collapse, taking some of the world’s biggest banks with it. A currency war may break out between Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Printing money has run out of steam, but there is still little sign of the global economy returning to the kind of growth rates it saw before the credit crunch. But in the long term what they should perhaps be most worried about is losing their monopoly on issuing money. A new breed of virtual currencies are starting to emerge — and some of the giants of...
  • Sen. Burr: CIA Has ‘Flatly Refused’ to Give Intel Committee Some Benghazi-Related Documents

    02/13/2013 5:32:27 PM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | By Terence P. Jeffrey | 2/13/13
    ( - Sen. Richard Burr, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said that the CIA has “flatly refused” to give some Benghazi-related documents to the committee, which is conducting an investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the State Department and CIA personnel and facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Burr made the assertion last week at the confirmation hearing for John Brennan, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to be director of the CIA. Brennan currently serves as the president's counterterrorism adviser. “Mr. Brennan, as you know, the committee's conducting a thorough inquiry into the...
  • We also deserved a vote, Mr. Obama, but we didn't get it from Harry Reid!

    02/13/2013 5:32:17 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 7 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Stockman, Broun answer the call to KILL ALL GUN CONTROL in the House Note to Barack Obama: Spare us the snide sarcasm and the dripping contempt. Obama's condescending state of the union speech shows, once again, why gun owners don't trust him. "They deserve a vote," hollered Obama, pointing to drooling anti-gun activists in the galleries. Well, so did we. Veterans deserved a vote on whether they would receive due process from a court of law before having their constitutional gun rights taken away. But, when Senator Chuck Schumer threatened to filibuster the DoD authorization bill in order to block...
  • "Statements I Believe Unequivocally"

    02/13/2013 5:27:55 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 11 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | 2/11/2013 | Coyote Blogger
    "Everybody with half a brain is coming to California"
  • Red Brain, Blue Brain: Republicans and Democrats Process Risk Differently, Research Finds

    02/13/2013 5:27:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | February 13, 2013 | NA
    A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to predict which political party a person prefers. The new study suggests that while genetics or parental influence may play a significant role, being a Republican or Democrat changes how the brain functions. Dr. Darren Schreiber, a researcher in neuropolitics at the University of Exeter, has been working in collaboration with colleagues at the University of California, San Diego on research that explores the differences in the way the brain...
  • A Lose Lose Proposition Using Obama Logic

    02/13/2013 5:21:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-13 | Skookum
    The Keystone XL Pipeline has been viewed as a means to alleviate several problems: reducing America's dependency upon Middle East Oil, providing a source for America's refining of oil if America ever decides to face reality and challenge the environmentalist insistence against building domestic refineries, lowering the price of fuel at the pump (since increasing pump prices directly influences the price of all domestic products, everything moves by oil), providing employment for many Americans in the construction of the pipeline and at the port, and an assurance of a reliable source of crude (in case we decide to accept reality)....
  • (VANITY) Went to the pistol range today and put some rounds downrange

    02/13/2013 5:20:41 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 28 replies
    2013 | Yerz truly
    Being of sound mind (*?*), I stocked up on ammo before that nitwit got reelected so I can go put holes in paper and not have to hunt for ammo. I took my daily carry piece and an older handgun that hasn't seen the light of day since my first CHL class.
  • Twitter Hoax Claims Body Fond In Burned Cabin Belonged To A Female, Not Christopher Dorner

    02/13/2013 5:12:40 PM PST · by mnehring · 10 replies
    The day after “killer cop” Christopher Dorner was presumably killed following a firefight in a rural California cabin, conspiracy theories have swept Twitter asserting that the charred body found in the burned cabin did not belong to Dorner, but to an unidentified female. A Twitter hoax quickly gained traction on Wednesday, stating that a burned body found in the remains of the cabin did not belong to Christopher Dorner, but rather to an unidentified female. The hoax quickly swept Twitter under the guise of a fake screengrab from CNN. In the fake image, CNN’s news ticker was edited to read...
  • Sheriff: Cabin not purposely burned in firefight

    02/13/2013 5:12:34 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 256 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 13, 7:47 PM EST | GREG RISLING and TAMI ABDOLLAH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflage from head to toe and wearing a bulletproof vest packed with ammunition, the most wanted man in America over the last week was just a few feet away, having emerged from a grove of trees holding a large, assault-style rifle.
  • Students Told To Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas (suspended from school)

    02/13/2013 5:12:02 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | February 13, 2013 4:04 P.M. | By Andrew Johnson
    Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.” Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that “we need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.” Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students’ actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations. “We wanted to make sure...
  • Dorner’s Mom Spotted Drinking Wine, Eating Chips While Watching Standoff ( When will she sue? )

    02/13/2013 5:09:57 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | Feb 13 2013 | CBS
    LA PALMA ( — The mother of quadruple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner Tuesday was spotted at an Orange County Mexican restaurant watching the Big Bear standoff on television. COMPLETE COVERAGE: SoCal Manhunt CBS2/KCAL9’s Michele Gile said a woman matching Nancy Dorner’s description was with a female friend at La Capilla Mexican Restaurant in La Palma around 3:30 p.m. Gile said the 62-year-old woman was drinking a glass of white wine and eating chips and salsa as CBS2/KCAL9 covered the latest developments on the deadly shootout between Dorner and sheriff’s deputies. Gile, not knowing she was speaking to the suspect’s mom,...

    02/13/2013 5:09:04 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 42 replies ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote Wednesday that America is a nation being bankrupt by a federal government led by "venal politicians" in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.  "What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, I’ll speak the truth here," Palin wrote. "We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power than in preserving the constitutional republic that so many have fought and died...