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  • Making a Splash . [‘Coolest dog ever’ assists with reading at PDS]

    02/15/2013 5:22:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA— Reading in a soft and deliberate tone, Pueblo del Sol first-grader Iliana Luna stopped suddenly and both she and fellow first-grader Tucker Nogales looked up with wide smiles. Splash, a veritable celebrity on the school campus, had plopped his head down right smack in the middle of Luna’s book. “I think he was trying to read it,” Title I Teacher Lisa Wilkinson said. Sharon Raymond had already established Splash, her golden retriever, was having a “goofy” day. He’s normally calm but was especially placid on Tuesday, perhaps because of the cold weather. Soon he started to warm up,...
  • Tennessee Rejects Exchange Partnership

    02/15/2013 5:16:40 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee won't participate in a partnership with the federal government in establishing a health insurance exchange.</p>
  • Why is the Department of Homeland Security buying so many bullets?

    02/15/2013 5:14:29 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 35 replies
    Fox ^ | 2-14
    Online rumors about a big government munitions purchase are true, sort of. The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them --roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States -- for law enforcement agents in training and on duty. Published federal notices about the ammo buy have agitated conspiracy theorists since the fall. That's when conservative radio host Alex Jones spoke of an "arms race against the American people" and said the government was "gearing up for total...
  • Something Has Become An Inescapable Truth About Obama's Presidency

    02/15/2013 5:12:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-15-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • New Medal for Drone Pilots and Cyber Warriors

    02/15/2013 5:12:13 PM PST · by Sparky1776 · 13 replies
    Military.com ^ | 2/14/2013 | Richard Sisk
    The Pentagon has created a new medal for drone pilots and cyber warfare specialists that will rank higher in the order of precedence for military decorations than the Bronze Star with Combat “V,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday. Called the Distinguished Warfare Medal, the new medal “recognizes the changing character of warfare” in the post-9/11 era in which servicemembers sitting at consoles in the U.S. can directly impact the outcome of engagements with an enemy overseas, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a statement.
  • Asking for defense cuts - Defense Department’s dirty deals

    02/15/2013 5:04:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 14, 2013 | Ralph Peters
    The looming budget sequestration imposes almost $50 billion in cuts on the Defense budget this year. It’s a terrible idea — and I’m for it. This hatchet job trims not just fat, but muscle and bone, too. It’s going to be ugly. But as I’ve watched the Defense Department pull shameful stunts and listened to congressional blather attempting to block sequestration, this defense hawk has become one irate taxpayer. The last straw came earlier this month when our Navy ostentatiously cancelled the deployment of the supercarrier USS Harry S Truman to the Persian Gulf, crying poverty. That’s like Donald Trump...
  • Agenda 21 will cripple America, local group told

    02/15/2013 5:02:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — The individual freedoms of Americans are being eroded to the point that future generations of citizens may see their living space compressed to something like was shown in the movie “The Hunger Games.” That is the view of two people who spoke out against the United Nation’s Agenda 21 project, where the United States will see its citizens giving up property rights, the ability to live wherever they want and to see America’s wealth given to other countries to, in effect, create a financially- and politically-level playing field.
  • Adm. James Lyons (Ret.) on Growing Benghazi Scandal

    02/15/2013 4:58:28 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Roger Aronoff
    I asked Adm. Lyons what he thought of Hillary Clinton’s question to the senators when she was feeling the heat from their questions. “What difference does it make?” she angrily asked, referring to how the men died. The questions asked of Sec. Clinton were trying to get an answer to why the administration had claimed for weeks that the attack was in response to an anti-Islamic video produced in the U.S., when records and testimony made it clear that it was a planned terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and the intelligence community knew it from...
  • Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia

    02/15/2013 4:49:47 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 32 replies
    Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia There is a lot of good footage of this meteorite. (Especially thanks to the Russian fad of everyone driving around with dash cams in their cars. ) Russians estimate the explosion was the size of 20 Hiroshima bombs.
  • Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin

    02/15/2013 4:49:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/15/12 | briansikma
    A Democratic state senator and three Democratic state representatives have circulated draft legislation that would ban civilian possession of hollow point or frangible ammunition in Wisconsin. According to existing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations, sportsmen and women in Wisconsin must use such ammunition when hunting deer or bear. The Democratic lawmakers, two of whom are freshman, all hail from urban districts in the City of Milwaukee. The reasoning behind the legislation is somewhat muddled. The impact, however, is quite clear. According to a legislative counsel review of the legislation, it would essentially make it impossible for civilians to hunt...
  • The Impossible "Road Map" of Peace with the Lefebvrists

    02/15/2013 4:41:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Chiesa Press ^ | 2-09-13 | Sandro Magister
    In them, this brilliant and esteemed mystic and spiritual master expressed strong criticisms of Vatican Council II. Fr. Barsotti wrote: "I am perplexed with regard to the Council: the plethora of documents, their length, often their language, these frightened me. They are documents that bear witness to a purely human assurance more than two a simple firmness of faith. But above all I am outraged by the behavior of the theologians.” "The Council is the supreme exercise of the magisterium, and is justified only by a supreme necessity. Could not the fearful gravity of the present situation of the Church...
  • Rape Suspect Met Victim on Christian Dating Website: Cops

    02/15/2013 4:40:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Feb 15, 2013 | R. Stickney
    Banks is accused of raping a woman he met on the website Christianmingle.comLa Mesa police arrested a man accused of raping a woman he met on a Christian online dating website. Sean Banks, 37, of Del Mar has been known to use other aliases online including Rarity, Rylan, Rylan Butterwood and Rylan Harbough. Banks is accused of raping a woman he met on the website Christianmingle.com officials said. The woman told police after Banks arrived to her home in La Mesa, he was sexually aggressive toward her and ultimately raped her. “This was the first time she met him face-to-face,”...
  • County supervisors reach deal for dead body storage

    02/15/2013 4:38:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE — To be prepared for a deadly emergency affecting large numbers of people, the county Board of Supervisors and Bisbee business owner Joan Werner entered into an agreement that would provide facilities for the cold storage of human remains. The item was on the consent agenda of the supervisors’ meeting held Feb. 12 and was unanimously approved. It provides the county with a secure place to store human remains if there were mass fatalities in Cochise County.
  • Media Targets Evil Carnival Cruise Company Because They Must Politicize Everything

    02/15/2013 4:37:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The cruise ship passengers are back. They finally made it back, and they're all pooped. It's exactly how I feel at the end of a busy broadcast week, ladies and gentlemen. He-he. Did you hear, these poor people, their towline broke late yesterday afternoon. They were towing that giant Carnival cruise ship and the towline broke so they got the towline fixed. They finally tow the thing back into port, they put these people on buses to take 'em back to New Orleans, and one of the buses broke down. One of the buses broke down on...
  • Cops: Mom's stripping disrupts NY school assembly

    02/15/2013 4:36:08 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 34 replies
    ABC 27 WTXL ^ | 2-5-13 | ABC 27 WTXL
    Police say a mother who got on stage and started to strip during an upstate New York school assembly is facing child endangerment and lewdness charges. Albany police say 24-year-old Aydrea Meaders was arrested at North Albany Academy on Friday morning. They say school staff told them the assembly was halted and the cafeteria cleared after Meaders began dancing onstage and took off some of her clothes. She's charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness.
  • Five gun companies tell New York to pound sand

    02/15/2013 4:34:34 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 31 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | 14FEB13 | GSL
    Five companies, thus far, have communicated their intention not to sell to any police or government agencies in New York State. LaRue Tactical Olympic Arms Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC Templar Custom York Arms Guns Save Life is joining with Grass Roots North Carolina in calling for all American gun owners to pressure Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson and Glock to shut off sales to government agencies in New York State. If you know executives in any of these companies, email them directly. If not, we’ve got some email addresses below for you. Keep it short and sweet. Long missives will...
  • Not A Joke...UN Security Council To Meet On Climate Change

    02/15/2013 4:34:27 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-13 | Curt
    Is the Security Council meeting on this news? North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks with Pyongyang, said a source with direct knowledge of the message. Further tests could also be accompanied this year by another rocket launch, said the source who has direct access to the top levels of government in both Beijing and Pyongyang. The isolated regime conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday, drawing global condemnation and a stern warning...
  • Who's Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post

    02/15/2013 4:34:11 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Who’s Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post by Daniel Clark If outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s testimony on the Benghazi attack is to be believed, President Obama abandoned his post as Commander-in-Chief, even as the lives of ambassador Chris Stevens and several others hung in the balance. Panetta met with Obama and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, around 5 o’clock on the day of the attack, which would continue until about seven hours later. He says the president told the two of them, “to do everything we needed to do to try to protect...
  • Philly Passes Resolution Calling for Reproductive Healthcare Funding ("atmosphere was celebratory")

    02/15/2013 4:28:27 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | 02/15/2013 | Tara Murtha
    Last night, Philadelphia became the third U.S. city to pass a resolution calling for federal and state funding of reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. From the resolution: “Resolution calling upon President Obama, the US Congress, Governor Corbett, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to maintain existing public funding for comprehensive reproductive health care and reinstate insurance coverage for abortion care for every woman who needs it, --snip-- “They were told they’d need $350–450 for an abortion,” said Dr. Schewel. “As you can imagine, that’s a fortune to them.” Dr. Marla Gold, another member of the Board of Health, emphasized that the...
  • Sowell: Guns and Pensions

    02/15/2013 4:26:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 19, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    A nation's choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as "guns versus butter." But understanding the choices of many nations' political leaders might be helped by examining the contrast between their runaway spending on pensions while skimping on military defense. Huge pensions for retired government workers can be found from small municipalities to national governments on both sides of the Atlantic. There is a reason. For elected officials, pensions are virtually the ideal thing to spend money on, politically speaking. Many kinds of spending of the taxpayers' money win votes from the...
  • Russian Meteor Seen From CCTV. Blows out Windows and Doors.

    02/15/2013 4:22:56 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/15/2013 | Youtube
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  • Shadow Morton, producer of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" dies

    02/15/2013 4:22:03 PM PST · by LS · 14 replies
    friends of Shadow Morton | 2/15/2013 | LS
    George "Shadow" Morton (b. 9/3/1940), the innovative record producer associated with Phil Spector, died yesterday. Morton had visited Ellie Greenwich at the Brill Building when he heard songwriter Jeff Barry working on a tune. Morton commented that it wasn't a song, and Barry replied that if Morton was so great, why didn't he show them on of his songs. Morton said he'd return in a week. Sitting in his car, he wrote "Remember (Walking in the Sand)," which would be a hit by a local girl-group, the Shangri-Las (and an unknown Billy Joel on piano in the recording session). He...
  • On Valentine's Day, 106-Year-Old Woman Celebrates Birthday

    02/15/2013 4:20:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Feb 15, 2013 | David Jeannot
    To share in the celebration, her daughter and granddaughter both flew down from Canada.This Valentine’s Day, Dorrie Aber-Noyek is getting a lot of love at Memorial Regional Hospital as she celebrates her 106th birthday. “I think it’s really wonderful!” she said. To share in the celebration, her daughter and granddaughter both flew down from Canada. "She inspires us, she’s a very wise woman. She’s a very giving woman, and she has the most beautiful smile. And the smile is what identifies her and everyone responds to her," said her daughter Audrey Steinhauer. Aber-Noyek has been walking the halls and volunteering...
  • Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank

    02/15/2013 4:20:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-15-13 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt. Breaking News 15:32 Fan nabbed for racism against Muslim Betar player JPost.com Defense Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF 02/15/2013 18:59 Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt. Stone-throwing Palestinian protesters carry a protester injured by IDF...
  • CNN Pundit Declares Rubio's Presidential Ambitions “Finished” (Satire)

    02/15/2013 4:17:40 PM PST · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's pause to take a drink of water during his rebuttal to President Obama's State-of-the-Union speech was declared “a possible career ender” by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “Voters may tolerate a lot from their prospective leaders,” Blitzer observed. “We've learned that diddling interns is okay. A bogus birth certificate may be worth a few snickers, but does not seem to undermine our confidence in a man's leadership capabilities. However, the jarring interruption of a high-profile speech by a moment of thirst would appear to be the type of thing that raises serious questions about fitness to serve.”...
  • Man Accused of Faking Bite by Deadly Black Mamba

    02/15/2013 4:14:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    News4Jax ^ | Feb 13 2013
    Federal prosecutors say a man on trial in Georgia was seeking to become famous as someone who survived a deadly bite from a black mamba -- but they say the story was a hoax. Authorities still searching for Black Mamba snake John K. Rosenbaum Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., is accused of touching off a desperate search for the snake in south Georgia after telling authorities he was bitten in November 2011 while meeting someone willing to sell him the snake at an exit of Interstate 95 in Camden County. The snake is among the world's deadliest, and his story touched...
  • When Will Monetary Policy Jump-start Bank Lending and Economic Growth?

    02/15/2013 4:05:33 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/15/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Like many Americans, I keep wondering when the US economy will received a kick-start and get back on its feet. The Federal Reserve has certainly been quite active since 2008 in attempting to revive the economy, but has it worked? Here is a chart of The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Indicators (blue) and the 10 year Treasury rate (green). While the LEI have been increasing with declines in the 10 year Treasury rate, it is a pale recovery compared with the 2001-2007 (Q3) under President Bush. Part of the problem with the inability to recover as quickly which we did...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds

    02/15/2013 4:01:13 PM PST · by libstripper · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | Ward Room staff, NBCChicago.com
    Federal officials filed charges Friday against Jesse Jackson Jr. after the former congressman reportedly signed a plea deal for allegedly improperly spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds. The paperwork was filed at the U.S District Courthouse in Washington. Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance, but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in months.
  • Thousands Gather On (CT) Capitol Steps To Call For Stricter Gun Laws

    02/15/2013 3:59:13 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    More than 5,000 supporters of tighter controls on firearms crowded the state Capitol Thursday morning, demanding action from the General Assembly in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. "The American people have seen what happens in place after place...we cannot let what happened here in Connecticut ever be forgotten,'' Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told the crowd. "We will not rest until we have changed America. We will not rest until we have changed Connecticut." Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, among a host of elected leaders speaking to the rally, said that "we have to make sure that no one says...
  • “Morning Joe” panel: Second look at instituting a public-service draft for young Americans?

    02/15/2013 3:57:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 15, 2013 | Allahpundi
    This one’s long but stick with it. The good stuff doesn’t start happening until after we’re treated to the thousandth iteration of Charlie Rangel’s master plan to end war as we know it by reinstituting a military draft which virtually no one supports and which Congress will never again feel safe voting for. A draft which, incidentally, he thinks should now include women: “Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts,” Rangel said in a statement. “Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel...
  • Public School Gives Out Obama T-shirts

    02/15/2013 3:55:59 PM PST · by wesagain · 23 replies
    ConservativeActionAlerts ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Rebekah Maxwell
    Ok, I know there are some people who still get a bit offended when I talk about “government schools,” or “tax-funded indoctrination centers.” You can be honest. You think my outrage at the dramatic downward spiral of student standards, the censorship of even the barest symbols of God and country, the usurpation of parental roles by government officials, the peddling of self-esteem as the only commodity to our tiny epicureans….well, you think I’m overstating it. Our schools wouldn’t really be that blatantly schilling for government, would they? They aren’t really just cheerleaders for Obama, right? Those are just the big-city...
  • RI records show inner workings of Legion of Christ

    02/15/2013 3:55:57 PM PST · by Lera · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2013 | MICHELLE R. SMITH
    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) Documents detailing the dubious fundraising practices of a disgraced Roman Catholic religious order called the Legion of Christ were released to the public Friday, showing how the organization took control of an elderly woman's finances and persuaded her to bequeath it $60 million.
  • Confidential USDA Videos “Cultural Sensitivity Training”-“The pilgrims were illegal aliens”

    02/15/2013 3:55:37 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 2/14/2013
    Video's at link. Judicial Watch today released previously unseen USDA videos revealing a compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program requiring USDA employees to bang on tables, chanting in unison “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” while being instructed to no longer use the word “minorities,” but to replace it with “emerging majorities.” Judicial Watch received the videos pursuant to a May 18, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The sensitivity training sessions, described as “a huge expense” by diversity awareness trainer and self-described “citizen of the world” Samuel Betances, were held on USDA premises. The diversity event is apparently part of...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt donates $100,000 to Second Amendment Foundation

    02/15/2013 3:46:27 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt just made the largest single contribution to the Second Amendment Foundation and first “Diamond Level” donation of $100,000. The Second Amendment Foundation is pretty happy about this. “The level of support from CheaperThanDirt both delighted and shocked me,” said Second Amendment Foundation director Ray Carter. “SAF has never before received a single donation of this size and by itself Cheaper Than Dirt’s contribution will make possible a major expansion of SAF legal action and education efforts. We are privileged to consider Cheaper Than Dirt a partner in our efforts.” “Created in response to the generous donation from...
  • Stay away from meteors, government tells Russians (Video)

    02/15/2013 3:43:37 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 2-15
    Russia's authorities on Friday cautioned residents of the Urals to stay away from any unidentified objects after a meteor dramatically burned up above the region, with a precious meteorite apparently plunging into a local lake.
  • Will Obama Trade A Carbon Tax For Keystone XL?

    02/15/2013 3:41:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Gebruary 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Taxes: The president may try to satisfy both environmentalists and pro-growth blocs by tying the shovel-ready project curiously left out of the State of the Union to just-introduced carbon-tax legislation. Having failed to lower the sea levels in his first term, President Obama, in the first SOTU of his second term, highlighted the need for fighting climate change and proposed an Energy Security Trust Fund to siphon off money from those who actually produce abundant and useable energy to fund alternative energy sources which constitute a rounding error in the percent of energy produced by various sources. Two days later,...
  • Larry Pratt Skillfully Destroys Piers Morgan on Gun Control Debate

    02/15/2013 3:40:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 10, 2013 | Freedombrief
    While many decry the way Alex Jones presented his argument on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight recently, none can argue with the balance and calm approach, head of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt presented. Pratt skillfully and methodically destroyed Piers Morgans ridiculous pro-communist gun-control argument piece-by-piece, discrediting his claims that the UK, a country with the highest violent crime rate in Europe, was made safe by gun control.
  • San Juan EPA deal reached (Four Corners Air Quality

    02/15/2013 3:38:34 PM PST · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 15, 2013 | Michael Hartranft
    A settlement announced Friday is expected to end the state’s long-running dispute with the EPA over mandatory controls to reduce haze-causing pollution at the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in northwest New Mexico. The agreement, which incorporates most of a compromise plan proposed by the New Mexico Environment Department to the EPA last year, calls for the closure of two of the plant’s four units by Dec. 31, 2017. They would be replaced by a 150- to 200-megawatt natural gas-fueled unit. The two remaining units would be equipped with state-proposed and less expensive pollution controls using selective non-catalytic reduction technology...
  • Are We Becoming A Nation of Thin-Skinned Whiners?

    02/15/2013 3:34:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Leona Salazar
    America is getting soft and here’s why. Everyday, I see and read about more complainers, cry-babies, and thin-skinned whiners. Whatever happened to the old adage, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me”? It seems that, now, everyone is offended by something and everyone is willing to don a cap with a big “V” for “victim” on it. I don’t get it. Take, for example, President Obama. He’s the biggest cry-baby of them all. Here’s the most powerful man in the world and he’s upset with a cable news network. How many snide remarks are...
  • Facebook Paid No Income Taxes in 2012: Report

    02/15/2013 3:31:57 PM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/15/2013 | Cadie Thompson
    <p>Facebook didn't pay any federal or state income taxes last year and will receive a hefty tax refund, according to a recent report.</p> <p>How did the social network manage to swing such a nice tax break?</p>
  • Somali Muslims Start Food Fight/Riot at Minneapolis High School, melee involving 200-300 students

    02/15/2013 3:30:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2-14-13
    The fight was "connected to long-running racial tension." Uh, Islam is not a race. More of the poisonous fruit of importing whole Muslim communities under the Refugee Resettlement Program. That “all-out brawl” at South High in Minneapolis got coverage from virtually every local outlet. At WCCO-TV, Esme Murphy reports: “Twelve people complained that they had been sprayed with mace. Police at the scene said they had to use chemical agent to get the crowd under control as they were being pelted with objects as they tried to break things up. … [One student] said the fights were over pride. ‘I...
  • Push for online sales taxes picks up steam in Congress

    02/15/2013 3:27:45 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 14, 2013 | Reuters
    U.S. states could collect millions of dollars in online sales taxes, with members of both parties in Congress sponsoring legislation Thursday that would resolve states' decades-long struggle to tax businesses beyond their borders. "Small businesses and states alike are suffering from the inability to collect due — not new — taxes from purchases made online," said Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., adding the legislation is a "bipartisan, bicameral, common-sense solution that promotes states' rights and levels the playing field for our Main Street businesses." Legislation on the Amazon tax, named for the colossal Internet retailer, has languished for years. ..... <...
  • Barack & Hilary Sitting in the Tree

    02/15/2013 3:25:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | 2-15-13 | Burt Prelutsky
    There must be something in the air near the Potomac that rots the brains of just about everyone who ventures into our nation’s capital. The latest example was Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta insisting that having women fighting in the frontlines would just about ensure that we’d never lose a future war. Inasmuch as one in four women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan claimed they were sexually assaulted, my own suggestion is that the only men with whom women in the armed services should affiliate are gays. The propaganda would have it that women only want to have...
  • Christopher Dorner in gun battle with authorities (Was Dorner's drivers license found in the ashes,

    02/15/2013 3:18:56 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 21 replies
    Dorner allegedly attempted to steal a boat in San Diego and, after subduing the captain, said he was taking the vessel to Mexico, according to an affidavit filed with the criminal complaint in federal court in Los Angeles. Dorner is accused of telling the captain that he could recover his boat in Mexico. "The attempt failed when the bow line of the boat became caught in the boat's propeller, and the suspect fled," according to the affidavit by U.S. Marshals Service Inspector Craig McClusky. After authorities interviewed the boat captain early Thursday, they found Dorner's wallet and identification cards "at...
  • Obamacare undermines marriage

    02/15/2013 3:13:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    daily caller ^ | february 14, 2013 | Phil Kerpen
    It was one of the biggest applause lines in President Obama’s State of the Union address, drawing cheers from both sides of the aisle. “We’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples,” Obama said. “What makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one. And we want to encourage that. We want to help that.” Wonderful sentiment, but Obama’s signature legislative achievement creates such a powerful “financial deterrent” to marriage that even one former Obama administration official warns that ObamaCare will increase the divorce...
  • Obama knew of IED attacks in run-up to Benghazi strike, lawmaker says

    02/15/2013 3:10:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/15/13 | FOX/Catherine Herridge
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told him "the president was informed of the April and June attacks." One of those attacks, in June, blew a hole in the perimeter wall of the Benghazi compound. The two strikes were among dozens of security incidents recorded in the region in the months preceding Sept. 11, and in hindsight have been described as warning signs.
  • Where’s Governor Chris Christie as Democrats Bury the Second Amendment

    02/15/2013 2:57:56 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 21 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Colorado -–(Ammoland.com)- Just last week Governor Christie was a no-show at an important gun-rights rally. And with anti-gun lawmakers in Trenton ramming more gun control down the throats of law-abiding New Jersey gun owners, I’m afraid Governor Christie might cave in to their anti-gun agenda. Make no mistake, what they have in store for you will only make the problem worse. New Jersey already has some of the nation’s most anti-gun laws — second only to California. And just like other bastions of Second Amendment hatred, these laws have done virtually nothing to keep citizens safe. Gun owners already must...
  • DOD Inspector General finds USAF F-22 crash report conclusions not supported by the facts

    02/15/2013 2:57:17 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/11/2013 | Chris Carroll
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense Inspector General on Monday disputed an Air Force investigation that blamed pilot error rather than oxygen supply problems for the crash of an F-22 Raptor in November 2010. The Air Force grounded the jets — considered the world’s most advanced — for several months in 2011 after reports by pilots that oxygen-supply system failures lead to symptoms including headache, fatigue and nausea. The Air Force report, completed in late 2011, concluded that it was not an oxygen supply problem, but several errors by Capt. Jeffrey Haney, who was killed, that led to the crash...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 15, 2013

    02/15/2013 2:54:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Levin
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  • Smith & Wesson Launches Page Supporting Second Amendment Civil Rights

    02/15/2013 2:41:41 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson is an American company with a 160-year history that is woven into the fabric of this great nation. We are proud to employ more than 1,600 people who manufacture our products right here in America. We are a strong and proud supporter of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, particularly the Second Amendment and the rights that it affords U.S. citizens. We support a comprehensive approach to preventing violence in our communities and a thorough evaluation of the challenges we face. However, like you, we do not support an erosion of fundamental rights in the...