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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...