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  • It wasn't just redistricting that gave Republicans their House majority

    02/21/2013 5:24:17 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Here’s something to think about for those who say that the only reason Republicans won a majority of House seats last November is favorable redistricting. I agree that Republicans did have a net advantage in redistricting in the 2010 Census cycle, but not an overwhelming one: Republican advantages in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania were offset to a significant extent by Democratic advantages in Arizona, California and Maryland. But there’s another factor that gives Republicans an advantage in equal-population districts: clustering. Democratic voters, particularly in the two Obama elections, tend to be clustered in black, Hispanic and gentry...
  • Is Your Local Police Department Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children for Target Practice?

    What if I told you police in your town could desensitize themselves to the idea of shooting a (armed) child, pregnant woman, or young mother, for just a couple of bucks? The "No More Hesitation" series from Law Enforcement Targets Inc. offers exactly that. For less than 99 cents per target, police can shoot at real-life images "designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training." Update: The marketing team at Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. sends along this helpful explanation for the "No More Hesitation" series: "The...
  • Crumped Up Charges: Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Benjamin Crump Seeks To Avoid Deposition

    02/21/2013 5:21:15 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 2 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 19, 2013 | Sundance
    The attorney, the civil attorney Benjamin Crump, the Martin family hired to pursue financial justice against various interests in the Trayvon Martin shooting is now fighting to stop his deposition about the circumstances surrounding the very witness, “DeeDee” (W8) that he identified to create the arrest affidavit that frames the entire cause for financial justice, vis-a-vi arrest/trial, which lead to the civil claims he desires, and are contained in the probable cause affidavit. Talk about ridiculous circular logic. Subsequently, the attorney representing and attempting to hide Benjamin Crump, now argues the defense is not asserting any affirmations of contradictions between...
  • 'Miracle' Providers Claim Constitutional Protection (Couple Sells Bleach as Cure-All)

    02/21/2013 5:20:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Mail Tribune ^ | February 20, 2013 | Mark Freeman
    An Ashland couple accused of peddling over the Internet a diluted version of industrial bleach as an elixir for everything from earaches to cancer claims the federal government has no jurisdiction over their operation because it is a private health "association." Federal prosecutors labeled their claim "misguided." In federal court filings, defendants Louis Daniel Smith and Karis Delong claim they have constitutional protections to make and sell "Miracle Mineral Supplement" through their online company, Project GreenLife, because their products are offered only to members of a "First Amendment Private Health Care Association." Smith, 42, and Delong, 38, claim the First...
  • 'Joe the Plumber' raffles AR-15 rifle

    02/21/2013 5:20:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 2/21/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    The Ohio man known to America as “Joe the Plumber” is raffling off an AR-15 rifle to protest discussion of a ban on assault weapons. “Despite what national news commentators say, the AR 15 is NOT an ‘assault weapon’ or ‘weapon of mass destruction,’” he wrote at JoeForAmerica.com. “In honor of this magnificent rifle, JoeForAmerica.com is giving away a new AR 15 to the lucky man or woman who wins this drawing.” Joe the Plumber, whose real name is Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher, sprang onto the national stage during the 2008 campaign when President Barack Obama and then-GOP presidential candidate John...
  • Presidential Executive Orders Hoax

    02/21/2013 5:18:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    various | February 21, 2013
    Some explanation is necessary for this post. I first became aware of this hoax yesterday when no fewer than three people posted it on Facebook. I almost shared it, but then I decided to do a search and found the Snopes article. I learned that this began as an email prank. I knew that some folks would dismiss any article from Snopes. In fact, I too have questioned their objectivity. Therefore, I also searched for and found the Truth Or Fiction article. More importantly, I included the original sources for both articles. I then began posting this at various sites...
  • [San Francisco] 572 city workers paid more than governor

    02/21/2013 5:13:43 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    No fewer than 572 San Francisco city workers and executives made more than Gov. Jerry Brown last year. More than 1,500 city workers made more than state Attorney General Kamala Harris. And that's without overtime. "That's pretty staggering," said Tom Dalzell, head of the California Citizens Compensation Commission, which sets pay for state lawmakers. --SNIP-- The days when the headline-grabbing "$100,000 club" was made up of a handful of top managers and overtime earners are long gone. Last year, city controller's records show, roughly a quarter of the city's 36,000 full- and part-time workers made more than $100,000 - without...
  • GOP Senators Are Treading Carefully With Tea Party

    02/21/2013 5:13:14 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    AP, via WMAL.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Associated Press
    Twice burned, Republicans are treading carefully around tea party groups as they pursue a Senate majority that slipped through their fingers in 2010 and 2012. "You'd have to be an idiot not to prepare" for primary election challenges from the right, no matter the state, says Rob Jesmer, who was executive director of the GOP Senate campaign committee when flawed, conservative candidates captured primaries, only to lose winnable races in the fall.
  • Day of Resistance to Gun Control is this Saturday

    02/21/2013 5:11:32 PM PST · by WXRGina · 1 replies
    American Clarion ^ | February 19, 2013 | Gina Miller
    When it comes to our God-given, constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, the American people aren’t messing around, and the criminal, communist administration in Washington knows it. Maybe that’s why non-Defense Department federal agencies have been planning ahead, snapping up billions of bullets, as well as thousands of guns, without explaining why they would need this amount of firepower here in our own country, other than to say it’s for “training purposes.” Many rounds are reportedly hollow points. Why would you use the more expensive hollow point bullets for “training purposes”? I’ll have more on that in a...
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘For the First Time in My Life I Am Ashamed of My Country’

    02/21/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-21-13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    “Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country,” Rush Limbaugh said Thursday. “To be watching all of this, to have my intelligence – all of us – to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it’s being, is — it just makes me ashamed.” The conservative radio host’s ire was the result of the sequester, the looming federal spending cuts set to automatically go into effect at the end of this month unless Congress and the White House can reach a deal. He called it “deja vu all over again”...
  • End of the Coolidge Joke

    02/21/2013 5:09:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I am indebted to Amity Shlaes for gently correcting a joke of mine that dates back to July 8, 1972. On that date in the New York Times, I joshed that President Calvin Coolidge "probably spent more time napping than any president in the nation's history" and therefore was a successful president. My joke was a play on an earlier joke by H. L. Mencken, and now Shlaes has corrected both of us. She has written a very impressive biography titled simply "Coolidge," wherein she never mentions Cal's naps but rather what made him the most successful president...
  • After Afghanistan

    02/21/2013 5:08:27 PM PST · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Feb 20, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Some wars are lost in a matter of moments, others stretch on indefinitely. The defeat in Afghanistan crept up silently on the national consciousness and even though we are negotiating with the Taliban, the "D" word is hardly used by anyone. According to Obama, in one of his interminable speeches which all run together and sound the same, there really isn't a war, just a mission, and the old mission is now becoming a new sort of mission, and the missions, all of them, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq, have been successful which is why we are wrapping them up,...
  • GM Recovery in Reverse as Earnings Disappoint

    02/21/2013 5:06:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 21, 2013 | Mark Modica
    General Motors released its disappointing earnings report last week to the sound of crickets. While financial TV news networks (along with most analysts and journalists) ignored the negative aspects of the release, share price has fallen over 5% in less than a week since the news hit. The earnings release and subsequent SEC 10K (annual report) expose the fact that GM's recovery is not the success that the Obama Administration and media portray. The lack of the fanfare that typically comes with GM earnings releases is as good an indication of the meaning behind the numbers as is the decline...
  • Bob Dole urges Hagel confirmation as defense secretary

    02/21/2013 5:05:31 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Olivier Knox
    Add Bob Dole—former senator, former presidential candidate, grievously wounded in World War II—to the list of Republican heavy-hitters urging the Senate to confirm the embattled Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. “Hagel’s wisdom and courage make him uniquely qualified to be Secretary of Defense and lead the men and women of our armed forces,” Dole said in a statement released by the White House. “Chuck Hagel will be an exceptional leader at an important time.”
  • Surge in vegetable prices pushed up wholesale inflation in January

    02/21/2013 5:05:04 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 11 replies
    LAT ^ | February 20, 2013 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON -- A sharp jump in the cost of vegetables led wholesale prices to rise at a seasonally adjusted rate of 0.2% in January compared with the previous month, the biggest increase since the summer, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The Producer Price Index for finished goods. one of several gauges of inflation, had dropped for three straight months, including a 0.3% decline in December, before January's rise. The main driver of January's increase was a 0.7% jump in food prices. The costs of fresh and dry vegetables were up 39% from December, as cold weather in California and elsewhere...
  • Al-Qaeda's 22 tips for dodging drone attacks: list in full [ Good for TeaParty & others Obama hates]

    02/21/2013 5:04:52 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Feb 21 2013 | AP
    The list in full (English): 1. It is possible to know the intention and the mission of the drone by using the Russianmade “sky grabber” device to infiltrate the drone’s waves and the frequencies. The device is available in the market for $2,595 and the one who operates it should be a computer know-how. 2. Using devices that broadcast frequencies or pack of frequencies to disconnect the contacts and confuse the frequencies used to control the drone. The Mujahideen have had successful experiments using the Russian-made “Racal.” 3. Spreading the reflective pieces of glass on a car or on the...
  • Who Needs the Family?

    02/21/2013 5:02:17 PM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    For most of human history the family was the basic social unit of the species. Family was a way of passing down genes, beliefs and wealth. It was a retirement plan that you paid into by keeping your children alive long enough for them to grow up and support you. It allowed the individual to pass on his ideas to people who would care about them because they were part of their heritage. Family was a collective endeavor, small enough to reflect the individual. It was a practical and philosophical aim that made life beautiful and meaningful. But who really...
  • My AR-15 - Overview & Upgrades (cute little girl and her well-upgraded AR-15--Video)

    02/21/2013 5:00:49 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    Video starting at the 2:00 mark (recommended)Video at the beginning.
  • Catholic Caucus" Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-13, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    02/21/2013 4:59:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-21-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21, 2013   Thursday of the First Week in Lent   Reading 1 Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish,had recourse to the LORD.She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said:“God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you,for I am taking my life in my hand.As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathersthat you, O LORD, always free those who are pleasing to you.Now help me,...
  • As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class...

    02/21/2013 4:59:44 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 3 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/ ^ | February 0 2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    Modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been partners in the expansion of government, indeed in the growth of a government-based “ruling class.” They have relished that role despite their voters. Thus these leaders gradually solidified their choice to no longer represent what had been their constituency, but to openly adopt the identity of junior partners in that ruling class. Republican leaders neither parry the insults nor vilify their Democratic counterparts in comparable terms because they do not want to beat the ruling class, but to join it in solving the nation’s problems.... (excerpt)
  • Elections Bureaucrats Ran Amok

    02/21/2013 4:59:06 PM PST · by Politicalmom · 3 replies
    Civitas Institute ^ | 2/19/13 | Susan Myrick
    In a blatantly partisan move, the staff of the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) successfully subverted state law to facilitate online voter registration in North Carolina by the 2012 Barack Obama campaign. In doing so they coordinated with partisans behind closed doors, lied about the NC Attorney General’s Office concurring with the SBE staff on the issue, and dodged oversight by their own board and the legislature. The end result was to add thousands of people to the North Carolina voter rolls illegally. The SBE staff’s audacity is so breath-taking that it’s hard to believe, so let us...
  • The Two Faces Of Obama's View On The Sequester

    02/21/2013 4:57:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This is the second time in as many months he has been exposed for the duplicitous scoundrel he is. I also did a post on his two-faced take on the national debt.
  • CO:87-Year-Old Fires Warning Shot At Intruder

    02/21/2013 4:56:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kktv.com ^ | 16 February, 2012 | NA
    We’re hearing from the family of a man whose home is at the center of a scary late-night encounter with a total stranger. Police say a man was so intoxicated he thought he was trying to get into his home, which is actually a block away. But the elderly homeowner thought he was a burglar, so he fired a warning shot through his front door. It happened around 1 a.m. Saturday off West Platte Ave in Colorado Springs. A drunken man mistook the house for his. Knocking on the door turned into pounding, then running charges as he tried to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-20-13

    02/21/2013 4:53:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-20-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 20, 2013 Wednesday of the First Week in Lent   Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:“Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you.”So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD’s bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing,“Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,”when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fastand all of...
  • “Some people think truth is more important than loyalty to a tradition.” ['Leaving Mormonism']

    02/21/2013 4:53:35 PM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    Mormon Coffee ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Sharon Lindbloom
    About a year ago news headlines announced that vast numbers of Mormons were leaving the Mormon Church. While that is perhaps considered old news today, for Mormons who are struggling with their faith it is very relevant. This 9-minute video, “Leaving Mormonism,” looks at some of the struggles and triumphs of Mormons who asked themselves some hard questions and...found peace in the answers. Leaving Mormonism from Andy Poland on Vimeo.
  • This Is The Progressive Mind At Work

    02/21/2013 4:53:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-21-13 | Curt
    It's been 80 years since Stalin's brutal reign. Close to 150 years since the end of slavery in the States. But now we have progressives arguing a way back to slavery and communism...for our own good of course: (h/t JeffG) ...[John Stuart] Mill offered a number of independent justifications for his famous harm principle, but one of his most important claims is that individuals are in the best position to know what is good for them. In Mill’s view, the problem with outsiders, including government officials, is that they lack the necessary information. Mill insists that the individual “is the...
  • Jobless claims rise more than expected

    02/21/2013 4:52:57 PM PST · by mykroar · 5 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/21/2013 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still remained at levels consistent with a steady improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims figure was revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications to rise to 355,000. The increase in claims last week pushed them toward the upper end of their range for this year.
  • RINOs need to take back the Republican Party (Kathleen Parker drivel)

    02/21/2013 4:52:16 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-21-2013 | Kathleen Parker
    RINO-hunting, the long-popular political sport that morphed in 2008 into a sort of hysteria-driven obsession, lately has become a suicide mission. RINO, of course, refers to Republicans In Name Only and is the pejorative term used against those who fail to march in lockstep with the so-called conservative base. I used “so-called” because, though the hard-right faction of the party tends to be viewed as The Base, this isn’t necessarily so. My guess is there are now more RINOs than those who, though evangelical in their zeal, are poison to their party’s ability to win national elections. Yet, as always,...
  • Family Lives Without Money—By Choice—and Thrives

    02/21/2013 4:51:03 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    yahoo shine ^ | Feb. 21, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    A Berlin family of three has been living on practically nothing but love and the goodwill of others for more than two years and counting—not as a victims of the rough economy, but as activists who are on a money strike to protest what they call our “excess-consumption society.” ... Though Fellmer uses no money, he said Palmer does use a little, mainly in the form of child support she receives from the government, which is granted to all children.
  • OH:Business owner shoots intruder

    02/21/2013 4:50:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | 16 February, 2012 | NA
    JEFFERSON TWP, Ohio (WDTN) - A business owner shoots an intruder in Jefferson Township after a breaking and entering. Matthew Dale Foster was booked into Montgomery County Jail Saturday morning on breaking and entering, he has not been formally charged. Deputies responded to the 6000-block of Dayton-LIberty Rd. early Saturday morning on reports of a breaking and entering in progress. The owner had a suspect at gunpoint while officers made their way to the location. When law enforcement arrived, they discovered the suspect had been shot.
  • Ten Democrat Tips For Avoiding Rape Without Needing A Gun

    02/21/2013 4:49:54 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Dana Loesch reported on a very disturbing diatribe from a Colorado Democrat in favor of a slew of gun control measures in that state. He had an interesting take on women's ability to perceive threats to their safety, as well as a interesting, er...offensive list of "tactics" women at the University of Colorado can use to cope with being attacked.This article, here, and the ensuing #LiberalTips2AvoidRape hashtag game on Twitter inspired this list...
  • Complaints about noise in New Britain (CT) following storm(Nemo)

    02/21/2013 4:48:29 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    New Britain residents complained to city leaders that plows clearing snow throughout the night during Blizzard Charlotte kept them awake. During the storm, plows, dump trucks and payloaders worked almost nonstop for days until the city was cleared of snow. However, that noise did not sit well with residents, who heard it at 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. "That's a little rough," said Al Pienkowski of New Britain. A city council member said he's looking into the current noise ordinance after getting a complaint from a resident the Monday after Blizzard Charlotte hit. She told the council member that for...
  • The Brazen Clericalism of Cardinal Mahony

    02/21/2013 4:48:22 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 21, 2013 | George Neumayr
    As archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony was famous for his petulance, dispatching angry letters to priests and others whom he considered insufficiently deferential. But now that he finds himself in a subordinate position as a retired and rebuked bishop he displays none of the deference he once demanded.No sooner had his successor stripped him of his diocese-wide “administrative” and “public” duties than the cardinal took to his “blog” to pout over the demotion through a snubbing letter. Hinting at a powerful faction of Los Angeles movers and shakers behind him while adopting a tone of passive-aggressive innocence, Cardinal Mahony...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-19-13

    02/21/2013 4:45:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-19-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 19, 2013 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent   Reading 1 Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD:Just as from the heavensthe rain and snow come downAnd do not return theretill they have watered the earth,making it fertile and fruitful,Giving seed to the one who sowsand bread to the one who eats,So shall my word bethat goes forth from my mouth;It shall not return to me void,but shall do my will,achieving the end for which I sent it. Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 R. (18b) From all their distress God rescues the just.Glorify the LORD with...
  • Junk Bond-Flavored Ketchup: Buffett’s Leveraging of Heinz into Orbit

    02/21/2013 4:45:13 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Billionaire Warren Buffett loves Heinz ketchup with his hash browns so much that he is driving Heinz into junk status. Maybe he actually likes Hunts Ketchup better. His love of ketchup and hash browns is transforming H.J. Heinz Co. into the most-leveraged food maker in America. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 3G Capital Inc.’s $2 billion acquisition of Heinz may double the company’s total debt to five times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, according to Fitch Ratings, the highest of any comparable food company. The cost to protect Heinz’s debt from losses soared to a record after the...
  • Alec Baldwin being investigated for possible hate crime (NYPD hate crimes task force...)

    02/21/2013 4:45:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/13 | Fox News
    Alec Baldwin’s latest squabble with the media may have him in some serious hot water. An NYPD rep told FOX 411 the 54-year-old actor is being investigated following an altercation he allegedly got into with a New York Post photographer. “Our hate crimes task force is reviewing the case,” the rep said. -snip- The duo said they encountered an angry Baldwin who told Palmeri “I want you to choke to death” and fired a racial slur at Miller, who is African American. Miller, who is a retired NYPD detective, told police the actor called him a “coon,” a “drug dealer”...
  • OF MEDIA AND MONSTERS

    02/21/2013 4:44:29 PM PST · by marktwain
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Massad Ayoob
    The mainstream media marches in lockstep with the White House in an attempt to convince the public that good people must give up some of the most effective defensive firearms they can have to protect themselves and their families, because bad people have misused them. A Fox Channel regular noted last month that CNN has become pretty much a 24/7 telethon for “gun control.” Everyone knows that the twisted Adam Lanza was the one who murdered twenty little kids and six helpless adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, yet few in our society can name Dawn Hochsprung, the courageous principal...
  • Obama Talks Off Record With Press on Flight Home

    02/21/2013 4:44:27 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama has returned to Washington, from his solo vacation. He finally talked with the press on the ride back. Via the pool report: AF1 wheels down Andrews at 7:45pm. POTUS came back to have a 10-minute off the record talk with pool at the end of the flight. Reggie Love departed AF1 soon after POTUS, apparently a guest for the weekend. Marine One wheels up 7:55 pm
  • Former Hopkins Doctor Under Police Investigation Found Dead

    02/21/2013 4:40:43 PM PST · by null and void · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | February 18, 2013 4:59 PM | Meghan McCorkell
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A local doctor took his own life while facing allegations he took pictures and videotaped his patients without their knowledge. Police searching his home say they found an extraordinary amount of evidence. Meghan McCorkell spoke with a patient who’s worried she’s a victim, too. Baltimore City police say they’ve contacted some of the victims but say the numbers coming forward could be huge. Police say Dr. Nikita Levy–a former OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins–took his own life inside his Towson home. It’s the same house where Baltimore City police served a search warrant. Inside they say they found...
  • Italian Newspaper Links Pope Resignation To Vatican's 'Gay Lobby'

    02/21/2013 4:40:05 PM PST · by milkncookies · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 21, 2013 | Adam Taylor
    Following Pope Benedict's surprise resignation earlier this month, it didn't take long for conspiracy theories to come out of the woodwork. To a certain extent, this is expected — a Pope hasn't resigned in centuries, and certain aspects of Benedict's time at the top of the Vatican have been controversial — not least the damaging 'VatiLeaks' scandal. Today, Italy's La Repubblica newspaper added fuel to the fire, alleging that Benedict's resignation was prompted by a report prepared by three Cardinals on conflict and corruption in the Vatican — including what it says is the "inappropriate influence" of a gay lobby...
  • The Real Danger Of The Fed's Easy Monetary Is Not The Risk Of Hyperinflation

    02/21/2013 4:40:00 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-21-2013 | Comstock Partners
    The Real Danger Of The Fed's Easy Monetary Is Not The Risk Of Hyperinflation Comstock PartnersFebruary 21, 2013, 2:56 PMThe Fed's current attempt to control long term rates, "QE to infinity", is based on the hope that by providing cheap money, banking and financial firms will lend and thereby stimulate the economy. This would be a sound plan if the problem with the US economy was a shortage of credit. With corporations holding back cash and depending on productivity gains to drive earnings, the typical recovery scenario where the private sector borrows money for investment and drives job growth and...
  • Alaska House panel advances gun regulation bill

    02/21/2013 4:39:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    newsminer.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska - A controversial bill that would criminalize federal gun regulation in Alaska is on track to be scheduled for a vote.
  • Push to keep feds out of state gun markets gains momentum

    02/21/2013 4:36:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | Joseph Weber
    States across the country are trying to protect gun ownership from the long arm of Washington by proposing bills declaring that firearms made and kept within their borders are not subject to federal restrictions. Nine states have proposed such legislation since President Obama and fellow Democrats in the Senate began trying to tighten federal gun laws in the wake of several mass shootings that occurred within months of each other. “There’s a lot of momentum,” Montana activist Gary Marbut told FoxNews.com on Monday. Marbut was behind the original Firearms Freedom Act, which says the Commerce Clause allowing Congress to regulate...
  • LEFT IN THE DARK: Secret U.S. military flights carried officials, equipment to N. Korea

    02/21/2013 4:36:32 PM PST · by null and void · 1 replies
    Ahsahi Shimbun ^ | February 15, 2013 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    Senior U.S. administration officials held secret talks in North Korea on at least three occasions in 2011 and 2012, The Asahi Shimbun has learned. Although the visits had potential implications for Japan, Washington did not inform its security partner at the time and only informally confirmed one of them when the Japanese side pressed, government and other sources in Japan, South Korea and the United States said. The U.S. State Department even warned the Foreign Ministry against making further inquiries, saying they would harm bilateral relations, the sources said. U.S. military planes flew from an air base in Guam to...
  • Hagel Declined to Sign Schumer Letter in 2007 Asking Arab Allies to Recognize Israel

    02/21/2013 4:36:19 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel declined to sign a letter circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2007 calling upon then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press Arab allies of the U.S. to recognize Israel’s right to exist “and not use such recognition as a bargaining chip for future Israeli concessions.” Seventy-nine Senators eventually signed the letter, which was sponsored by Schumer and by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
  • TX:Homeowner Shoots, Kills Man Climbing Through Window

    02/21/2013 4:32:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | Frank Heinz
    A homeowner fatally shot a man as he climbed through a window and into his home Monday afternoon, Dallas police say. The shooting took place at a home on the 2200 block of Morrell Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. Police said the homeowner heard a noise inside his residence and shot a man, later identified as 33-year-old Deyfon Pipkins, aka BJ, as he climbed through the window. "The homeowner heard a noise. He came around the corner, saw the individual trying to climb into the window and according to the law, the castle doctrine, he used deadly force," said Sgt....
  • Tebow Cancels Appearance at Megachurch Because of "New Information" About Pastor

    02/21/2013 4:30:32 PM PST · by Coronal · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow canceled his appearance to speak at First Baptist Church of Dallas next month after Tebow came under pressure from the sports media to do so.
  • Hackers hit Apple in cyberassault

    02/21/2013 4:26:09 PM PST · by null and void · 3 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 19, 2013
    The same hackers that hit Facebook’s computers on Friday infected the computers of some Apple employees, the company acknowledged Tuesday. The incident, the widest known cyberattack against Apple-made computers to date, occurred when the Apple employees browsed to a special website that had been infected with malware custom-written for the Macintosh platform, Reuters reported.
  • This is a 21st Century Relationship Hazard (married couple, raised by lesbians, discover bro & sis)

    02/21/2013 4:25:30 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | February 20, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This is a bad situation of lesbian induced accidental incest. I don't want to go all spoiler warning on you so just check it out from Slate Magazine: Q. Nasty Surprise: When my wife and I met in college, the attraction was immediate, and we quickly became inseparable. We had a number of things in common, we came from the same large metropolitan area, and we both wanted to return there after school, so everything was very natural between us. We married soon after graduation, moved back closer to our families, and had three children by the time we were...
  • MoveOn got Moved Along

    02/21/2013 4:23:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    There was a MoveOn protest outside of NJ Rep Leonard Lance’s Office today, by looks of it, you’d be hard pressed to figure out who the haters are….. Here’s a report from the “Front Lines” in Westfield NJ: from one of our members Dave R. The Move On crowd was very disappointed that we were there, and WE WERE STRONG! It started-out about equal in numbers, and then we got more people to show-up than they did! We out-powered their PA system with our chanting, we had more people & more signs. We had several Gadston flags. NBC-4 from NYC...