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  • N.J. Assembly passes package of gun bills despite Republicans' protest

    02/21/2013 9:03:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    nj.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matt Friedman
    TRENTON — The state Assembly wasted little time today approving 22 bills intended to curb gun violence despite protests from Republicans, who said Democrats put the legislation, some of it flawed, on too fast a track. The session was largely free of the drama provided by a rowdy crowd that jammed the Statehouse annex for last week’s hearing, but opponents vowed a fierce political battle ahead if the measures advanced any further. "They have awakened a sleeping giant in an election year," Scott Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, said in an interview...
  • SCOTUS Approves Search Warrants Issued by Dogs

    02/21/2013 9:01:01 PM PST · by Altariel · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | February 19, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that "a court can presume" an alert by a drug-sniffing dog provides probable cause for a search "if a bona fide organization has certified a dog after testing his reliability in a controlled setting" or "if the dog has recently and successfully completed a training program that evaluated his proficiency in locating drugs." The justices overturned a 2011 decision in which the Florida Supreme Court said police must do more than assert that a dog has been properly trained. They deemed that court's evidentiary requirements too "rigid" for the "totality of the circumstances"...
  • A Different Look at Full-Time Employment

    02/21/2013 8:59:29 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 8 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | February 21, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    The Rise in Part Time Employment since the Great Recession- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -There are five categories among all nonagricultural workers who are officially counted as employed: government workers, private household and private industry workers, the self-employed and unpaid family workers. Among them there are three additional status classifications: those employed part time for economic reasons, part time for noneconomic reasons, and those employed full-time. An analysis of recent trends reveals that the number of part time workers is on the increase, while the number of full-time workers is on the decline.Before we begin, the aforementioned status classifications...
  • Universal background checks are focus of Minnesota gun debate

    02/21/2013 8:53:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    startribune.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | JIM RAGSDALE
    A move to require background checks for nearly all gun transactions attracted a big crowd and strong emotions at the Legislature on Thursday. “This is the public safety issue of the legislative session,” said Dennis Flaherty, representing state police officers and speaking in favor of the proposal. “A lot of folks just don’t want their firearms tracked, taxed or taken,” said Chris Rager of the National Rifle Association, leading the charge against the bill. .... Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, also arguing for the expanded checks, said the current system is akin to boarding a flight in which 40 percent of...
  • Baucus: "The President's Part Of The Sequester; The WH Recommended It" (Video)

    02/21/2013 8:48:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | February 20, 2013 | NA
    "The President’s part of the sequester – the White House recommended it, frankly, back in August 2011, so now we’re feeling the effects of it..."
  • Is Obama's "BALANCED APPROACH" identical to "TAX AND SPEND" from the past?

    02/21/2013 8:47:36 PM PST · by Graewoulf · 5 replies
    Graewoulf | February 21, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Spendaholic Hussein Obama has conned the Left-Wing Congressional RINOS into believing that increasing taxes and agreeing to a smaller rate of increased Federal Spending is "Fair." Hence, we have "sequestration" which will reduce the rate of increase in increased Federal spending by 2.4 % which will be restored by the 2.8 % increase in worker payroll taxation, and an increased tax burden on those who pay the worker payrolls. Will Sobber-of-The-House Boehner, Can't-Do Cantor, or Romney-RINO Ryan call out Obama's "Balanced Approach" as nothing more than the failed "Tax and Spend" policy that got the National Debt in trouble in...
  • I and My Fellow FReepers are Thrilled Free Republic is Back and Thanks For Keeping Us Updated

    02/21/2013 8:47:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    I know my fellow FReepers are as thrilled as I am with the return of America's true voice, guardian of our nation, Free Republic. I also want to thank the Free Republic Administration, including first and foremost the Robinsons,James D. Robinson III and james D. Robinson IV, for keeping us informed with updates and information, the most recent status of FR as it was. Getting updates, information on the latest FR news made it all much easier to persevere through the blackout. Thanks again very much. God Bless America, God Bless Free Republic. All the Very Best, Leon Bryce
  • 3D Printing Revolution: the Complex Reality

    02/21/2013 8:45:17 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 39 replies
    Make ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michal Zalewski
    This miniature, high-precision assembly started with a CAD model and not much more. It cost about $10 to make it at home – with no 3D printer required.In the past couple of years, the concept of low-cost 3D printing has captured the hearts and minds of millions of geeks. The allure of an upcoming manufacturing revolution has seeped into the mainstream, too: take The Economist, which ran about two dozen articles about this technology within the last year alone. Something must be in the air! The charm of 3D printing is easy to understand, especially as it coincides with the...
  • AP Caves Into Gay PC: 'His Husband' and 'Her Wife' Are Now Accepted Stylebook Terms

    02/21/2013 8:44:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/21/13 | Tim Graham
    After overwrought pressure from the usual gay "anti-defamation" lobbyists, the Associated Press has caved in and made another new statement approving the use of "his husband" and "her wife" in news stories. as if they've taken a stand for neutrality, instead of rewriting the gender dictionary. "Victory!" was the headline on several gay websites as AP issued a new entry in its AP Stylebook Online, and is scheduled to appear in the 2013 print and mobile additions: husband, wife Regardless of sexual orientation, husband or wife is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. Spouse or...
  • MSNBC boldly moves to plug its one remaining hole--hiring Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod

    02/21/2013 8:39:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 19 February 2013 15.12 EST | Glenn Greenwald
    A Pew poll found that in the week leading up to the 2012 election, MSNBC did not air a single story critical of the President or a single positive story about Romney - not a single one - even as Fox aired a few negative ones about Romney and a few positive ones about Obama. Meanwhile, Obama campaign aides who appeared on MSNBC were typically treated with greater deference than that shown to the British Queen when one of her most adoring subjects is in her presence for the first time. Surveying this assembled data, one does not need to...
  • Sens. Collins, King downplay NRA ad against gun control

    02/21/2013 8:35:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    onlinesentinel.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Eric Russell
    U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are downplaying the significance of an advertisement by the National Rifle Association that urges Maine voters to convince their senators to reject President Obama's gun-control agenda. "I haven't seen it," King said Thursday, referring to a full-page ad in Thursday's Bangor Daily News. "This story isn't going away. I'm working on the issue. I've sat down with gun owners and sportsmen in Maine. I've sat down with gun control advocates in Maine. I'm trying to come up with what I think are the most effective proposals that will actually diminish gun violence while...
  • What Free Republic, and All Americans are up against.

    02/21/2013 8:32:43 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 20 replies
    <p>This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines the immensely wealthy charitable foundations that provide financial backing for leftist groups and causes. These foundations -- sometimes called endowments or charitable trusts -- are nongovernmental, nonprofit entities whose assets are provided by donors and managed by their (the foundations') own officials, who earmark portions of their assets each year for what they consider to be socially useful purposes. Most of these foundations can be classified under the following categories: Community Foundations, which build their endowments through contributions from many donors within a given geographic region, and typically focus on local needs Corporate Foundations, which are private foundations established by for-profit corporations but legally separate from the parent corporations 

Family Foundations, in which the original donor or the donor's family plays a significant role in governing the foundation 

Independent Foundations, which are private foundations, usually endowed by one source such as an individual's bequest

 Operating Foundations, which are private foundations that use most of their income to provide charitable services or programs of their own, rather than making grants to outside organizations 

Public Foundations, which are public charities that operate significant grantmaking programs The DiscoverTheNetworks database currently identifies and profiles more than 125 major foundations whose political and philanthropic orientations are generally leftist, and whose combined assets exceed $100 billion. Some of the foundations described in this section are so large that they have single-handedly shaped entire cultural and political movements. (See, for example, the Ford Foundation's role in underwriting The Open Borders Lobby.</p>
  • Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption

    02/21/2013 8:32:42 PM PST · by slapshot · 1 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | Feb. 21 2013 | Bill Dolan
    HAMMOND | Former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for stealing thousands of dollars in public child support incentive funds over which he had control. Philpot, who also served as Lake County coroner, was ordered to surrender April 3 to a federal correctional camp in Pekin, Ill. Federal defendants usually serve at least 85 percent of their sentence, which means Philpot likely will spend at least 15 months in prison. Senior U.S. District Court Judge James Moody asked himself out loud, why did Philpot, an intelligent, well-trained man familiar with the proper workings...
  • Tragedy in Newtown

    02/21/2013 8:30:52 PM PST · by mojo114 · 7 replies
    ctpost.com
    This website appears to be a compilation of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Vice President Biden was in Danbury, CT. today to hold a closed door meeting on gun control. http://www.ctpost.com/Tragedy-in-Newtown/
  • The Shaky Science Behind Obama’s Universal Pre-K

    02/21/2013 8:29:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Bloomberg.com | Feb 20, 2013 | Charles Murray
    Here's the link.
  • What Exactly Is... The Militia?

    02/21/2013 8:28:27 PM PST · by HMS Surprise · 62 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2/21/13 | Jim Funkhouser
    Certainly the militia is the people, for what else could it possibly be? Here’s the definitive quote from one of our founding fathers: ”I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” — George Mason, in Debates in the Virginia Convention. Consider the question: Does combining the right of free speech with the right to assemble diminish either? Of course not. And the same is true when you combine the right to assemble with the right to be armed. Meeting with rifles in hand for the purpose of training in their...
  • In sensitivity training, USDA employees recite 'If we work for a federal agency, we've

    02/21/2013 8:27:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/13 | Caroline May
    Additional clips of a United States Department of Agriculture sensitivity training class feature USDA employees being told to recite, “If we work for a federal agency, we’ve discriminated in the past.” The clips, released by the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch Thursday evening, are the second installation of revealing footage obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) request the organization made last May. According to Judicial Watch, the documents reveal the sensitivity training was delivered to USDA employees at least 16 times last year in an attempt to boost employees’ “emotional intelligence.”
  • GOP raises concern over doctors asking children about guns

    02/21/2013 8:21:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    ksl.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Josh Furlong
    SALT LAKE CITY — The issue of gun safety has been on the minds of Americans recently as lawmakers around the country voice their opinion about gun control legislation. The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, is drawing criticism for encouraging pediatricians to talk to their young patients about gun safety. While not a new policy, the AAP is re-emphasizing their position that states should pass the "strongest possible firearm regulations" and are encouraging pediatricians to act as a "powerful" line of defense when talking about firearm safety with their young patients and family. Following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary...
  • On a hunch, fishermen find crash site, 2 sisters

    02/21/2013 8:20:13 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 4:32 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013 | By STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As their mother lay dead in the middle of the night, a 4-year-old Oregon girl dragged her seriously injured younger sister from a crashed car and the two huddled under a blanket — and waited. [...] The girls finally got help after two commercial fishermen spotted what appeared from a distance to be a basketball-sized gash in an alder tree along State Highway 401 between Astoria, Ore., and Naselle, Wash. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/On-a-hunch-fishermen-find-crash-site-2-sisters-4298227.php#ixzz2Lay8rQ3U
  • Car Does Backflip

    02/21/2013 8:16:06 PM PST · by rocky50 · 2 replies
    Car does amazing back flip in the snow
  • Update: Sharon Sweet, Brevard Comm. Col. Prof. Sharon Sweet should be FIRED (BCC Pres.)

    02/21/2013 8:15:15 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/18/2013 | Robby Soave
    So, the DC runs with a story about a college professor has been pegged for firing by the college's president. But once again, information is sorely lacking.It links to a report that summarizes, "Taken in its totality, Professor Sweet’s conduct constitutes "just cause" for termination based on Article 17.1(b) of the agreement between the District Board of Trustees of Brevard Community College and the United Faculty of Florida, 2012-2015. "What is interesting (not surprising to most normally-intelligent/non-liberal people) is what you get when you try to find out more about this professor and find a total void (avoiding needless metaphorical...
  • New NRA ad: Politicians 'don't rule' Americans or 'give us rights' (This is a great ad)

    02/21/2013 8:13:17 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | February 20, 2013 | NRA
    A new NRA ad that highlights comments made by President Obama and former President Bill Clinton reminds politicians that they do not "rule" Americans, nor "give" Americans rights, The Blaze reported Wednesday. "In a recent closed-door speech to donors, politicians and media, Bill Clinton spoke about American gun owners: 'A lot of these people … all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing,'" the ad says. "And we all remember Barack Obama’s 2008 comments to a room of San Francisco elites: 'It’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion,'" the ad continues. "The arrogance...
  • Gowdy Devastates White House NLRB Appointees Talking Points & Big Labor Witness

    02/21/2013 8:11:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/21/13 | Right2WorkCommittee
    It wasn't surprising that Big Labor Democrats would choose a labor union lawyer to present the White House talking points to justify his unconstitutional appointments of National Labor Relations Board members. However, when the labor concluded her opening remarks saying that congress having hearing regarding unconstitutional appointments made them shills for the 1%, she lost a lot of credibility. If she any credibility left after her opening statements, it was soon to be destroyed as were the White House talking points that she was shilling. Elizabeth Reynolds the lawyer from Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy was questioned by South Carolina Congressman...
  • Disney world prank angers parents (Teachers' elaborate joke "really stupid judgment")

    02/21/2013 8:10:45 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    The Windsor Star ^ | 2/21/2013 | The Windsor Star
    Parents at a South Windsor school are expressing outrage after teachers led graduating students to believe they were heading to Disney World for a year-end trip - only to reveal the next day that the kids were the butt of an elaborate joke. One of the teachers recorded the scene on an iPad and it was later shown to another class so they too could join in the teachers' merriment. "I have a lot of respect for teachers and what they do, but this was really stupid judgment," said parent Peter To-polovec.
  • Howie Carr: Clueless fops (at the Boston Globe) wonder why they’re tanking

    02/21/2013 8:09:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 21, 2013 | Howie Carr
    Who in his right mind would ever buy The Boston Globe? Maybe the physical plant of the “newspaper” on Morrissey Boulevard, but the actual product? Let me put it another way: When was the last time you bought an actual copy of The Boston Globe? Why would you, it only encourages them. Has ever a publication fallen so far, so fast? It’s the Carnival Triumph of the newspaper business. It’s the Patriots in the second half against the Ravens. It’s Tim Murray in his jammies, flooring his state Crown Vic as the stone wall looms up ahead. [Snip] Everybody at...
  • CO’s Hick Is Running For President

    02/21/2013 8:09:33 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 5 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 2/19/2013 | Shout Bits
    Caught up in a wave of anti-gun-rights propaganda and irrational sentiment, the Colorado Legislature will vote today on unconstitutional and pointless anti-gun-rights bills. Among the four anti-gun-rights bills are a ban on magazines greater in capacity than 15 rounds and a requirement for criminal background checks even for private transfers of weapons. Of course, these bills will not prevent a single crime or shooting tragedy; they merely criminalize the lives of decent citizens. Further, since the background check bill is patently unenforceable, it is an obvious stepping stone to gun registration, the real goal of anti-gunners. Nobody should be surprised...
  • As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters

    02/21/2013 8:04:48 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 17 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | February 20, 2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    --snip-- The ever-growing U.S. government has an edgy social, ethical, and political character. It is distasteful to a majority of persons who vote Republican and to independent voters, as well as to perhaps one fifth of those who vote Democrat. The Republican leadership’s kinship with the socio-political class that runs modern government is deep. Country class Americans have but to glance at the Media to hear themselves insulted from on high as greedy, racist, violent, ignorant extremists. Yet far has it been from the Republican leadership to defend them. Whenever possible, the Republican Establishment has chosen candidates for office –...
  • Iran move to speed up nuclear program troubles West

    02/21/2013 8:00:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:48pm EST | Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, a defiant step that will worry Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran next week. In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said 180 so-called IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the central town of Natanz. They were not yet operating. If launched successfully, such machines could enable Iran to speed up significantly its accumulation of material that the West fears could be used to devise...
  • Veterans are receiving letters from VA prohibiting the ownership or purchase of firearms

    02/21/2013 8:00:07 PM PST · by wesagain · 104 replies
    RedFlagNews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Michael Connelly, J.D.
    How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?...
  • Christiane Amanpour: Happy birthday, President Mugabe!

    02/21/2013 7:59:29 PM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    I’m trying to imagine Amanpour giving an equally non-judgmental and upbeat birthday tribute to, say, John Boehner. Amanpour tweeted birthday wishes for the 89-year-old Zimbabwe leader along with this online video, which is one dash news report but mostly sounds like a toast at someone’s 33 Years of Brutal Power-Mongering Party. Amanpour’s intro encompasses the tone pretty well: “Imagine a world leader four years older than the Pope who’s been in power for 33 years and shows no sign of calling it quits,” Amanpour said. “Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, is 89 today, and celebrated modestly by his standards — with...
  • White House refuses to hand over secret documents on drone killings to 'ensure the confirmation

    02/21/2013 7:57:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/13 | Daniel Bates
    The Obama administration is refusing to hand over full details of its targeted killing programme in order to ensure John Brennan takes up his post as head of the CIA, according to a report. The White House is said to be considering handing over details of the Benghazi scandal to Republicans rather than give up the secrets of its drone strikes. The move is infuriating Democrats who have long called for full disclosure of classified legal memos in relation to targeted killings. nstead President Obama seems content to risk their wrath to win more support for Mr Brennan.
  • Flu shot doing poor job of protecting older people

    02/21/2013 7:57:24 PM PST · by don-o · 11 replies
    AP - via Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2013 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) — It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health officials are baffled as to why this is so. But the findings help explain why so many older people have been hospitalized with the flu this year.
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Is 'Great' Obama About to Equal Presidents on Mount Rushmore

    02/21/2013 7:48:17 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Although every holiday may seem like Obama Day to Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host used the date often devoted to Lincoln and Washington as an excuse to wonder if the current President is headed to Mount Rushmore. On President's Day, Matthews thrilled, "Is Barack Obama going for it? Is he set on becoming one of the great presidents in history?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The cable anchor, who famously declared that Obama caused a "thrill going up my leg," first declared, "I'm not talking about Mt. Rushmore but perhaps the level right below it." He later went back...
  • New death from SARS-like virus in Saudi: WHO

    02/21/2013 7:47:00 PM PST · by null and void · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 February 2013 - 22H28
    AFP - Another person suffering from a SARS-like virus has died in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization said Thursday, bringing the worldwide number of fatalities from the mystery illness to seven. The Saudi health ministry had informed the UN's health body that the patient had been hospitalised on January 29 and had died on February 10, WHO said in a statement. A laboratory had confirmed on February 18 that the person had died from the so-called novel coronavirus, or NCoV, it added. This brings to 13 the number of cases of the virus that have so far been reported...
  • Hellfire, Morality and Strategy in the Drone Wars

    02/21/2013 7:44:29 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | February 19, 2013 | George Friedman
    The argument in favor of using unmanned aerial vehicle strikes is, therefore, that the act of killing the individual is a military necessity dictated by the enemy's strategy and that it is carried out with the understanding that both intelligence and precision might fail, no matter how much care is taken. This means not only that civilians might be killed in a particular strike but also that the strike might hit the wrong target. The fact that a specific known individual is being targeted does not change the issue from a military matter to a judicial one. It would seem...
  • FREEP this poll: support free market development in Falls Church, VA!

    02/21/2013 7:43:39 PM PST · by sdk7x7 · 9 replies
    FCNP.com ^ | vanity
    All politics are local! The libs in Falls Church, VA are out in force! They oppose the conversion of a Post Office and vacant lot into a wonderful mixed use development, filled with rental apartments and a large Harris Teeter supermarket. Falls Church has the highest property taxes in Northern Virginia, in large part because of a lack of commercial properties. Visit FCNP.com and scroll down to the Question of the Week (right side) to cast your vote in support of economic development, free markets, and lower residential property taxes. Your support is appreciated!
  • Proposal: No permit needed to carry concealed weapon in Utah

    02/21/2013 7:43:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    KSL ^ | 1/23/13 | Andrew Adams
    SALT LAKE CITY — Permits wouldn't be necessary for most people to carry concealed weapons in Utah if a state lawmaker gets his way. Rep. John Mathis, R-Vernal, is sponsoring H.B. 76, which allows essentially any law-abiding citizen over the age of 21 in the state to carry a gun, openly or concealed. Utah would effectively become a "constitutional carry" state if the measure is approved. That term refers to a state where carrying a concealed weapon isn't restricted by law. It's unclear whether the bill can clear the Utah Legislature.
  • Donald Rumsfeld: Enough with the Kumbaya Olympics. Let’s keep wrestling.

    02/21/2013 7:39:37 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/15/2013 | Donald Rumsfeld
    The International Olympic Committee issued a surprise decision on Tuesday to exclude wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. For a number of years, the committee has drawn fire for its lack of transparency. With its secret vote to remove one of the original Olympic sports — one that dates back 21 / 2 millennia to the first games in ancient Greece — it has added another decision that deserves scrutiny. (snip) I am not without bias when it comes to the sport. I was a wrestler for 10 years — in high school, at Princeton University and as an officer...
  • WA Dems Sponsor Bill Allowing Police to Search Gunowners' Homes

    02/21/2013 7:39:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 18, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a mistake that probably wasn’t a mistake, a Washington state bill sponsored by liberal Democrats contained a little-noticed provision that would have called for the police to have the right to search private citizens’ home once per year if they own certain types of guns. According to Senate Bill 5737: In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall ... safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure...
  • North: Tyrannical Twins

    02/21/2013 7:34:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 22, 2013 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Last year, the Obama administration announced to the world that it was planning to pursue a new Asia/Pacific-oriented national security strategy. Since then, North Korea has countered with a strategy of its own. In December, Pyongyang successfully launched a multistage intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a warhead-sized payload to the U.S. mainland. On Feb. 12, the North Koreans tested an improved-design nuclear weapon. After the test, Pyongyang announced that despite tightened United Nations sanctions that theoretically went into force last month, its latest nuclear test bolstered its defenses against U.S. "hostility." In a lengthy broadcast on the...
  • ‘Drones for America!’

    02/21/2013 7:31:48 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 18, 2013 | DREW CHRISTIE
    In this animated satire, a former K.G.B. agent welcomes a future in which Americans live under the watchful eyes of drones. When I began thinking of this animated Op-Docs video, I had two things in mind. The first was the adoption of drones by the Seattle Police Department. (The program has since been scuttled.) The second was Yevgeny Zamyatin’s 1924 novel “We,” which was a forerunner to dystopian novels including George Orwell’s “1984,” Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Player Piano.” “We” is set in a futuristic city that is constructed almost entirely out of glass. This total...
  • UAE to buy US-made drones in military expansion (2-19-2013)

    02/21/2013 7:31:41 PM PST · by haffast · 1 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 19, 2013 | Fox News and AP
    A defense official in the United Arab Emirates says the Gulf nation has signed $1.4 billion in military contracts that include purchases of U.S.-made drones. The deal, worth nearly $200 million and confirmed by Fox News, suggests Gulf Arab states are looking to boost surveillance capabilities to match claims by rival Iran of growing drone technology. The UAE says the Predator drones, built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, will not be outfitted for weapons capabilities, but used for reconnaissance. snip Iran has claimed it has developed its own sophisticated drones and managed to reverse-engineer a CIA drone seized in December...
  • Virginia Father Shoots and Kills Two Men Who Break Into His Home (VIDEO)

    02/21/2013 7:29:41 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | David Higginbotham
    A 25-year-old father opened fire on three armed intruders, who kicked open his door in the middle of the night Sunday, killing two in the process. Now he, his son, girlfriend and mother have relocated out of fear the third man will come back. The front door, where one suspect was killed. The incident happened around 3:30 in the morning when the trio kicked in the front door. The young father told the local CBS affiliate that “it sounded like a car running into the side of the house.” The crash woke him and his two-year old son, who was...
  • Tea Party Group Apologizes To Karl Rove

    02/21/2013 7:23:18 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies
    TPM ^ | 4:28 PM EST, Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Igor Bobic
    Tea Party Patriots said that a fundraising email sent out Tuesday showing a manipulated photo of GOP operative Karl Rove wearing an S.S. uniform was a mistake that the organization "did not know about or approve." "We apologize to Mr. Rove. While we may have strong disagreements with Mr. Rove on the future of conservatism, we want to be clear this imagery is absolutely unacceptable and are working to ensure this type of mistake doesn’t happen again," read the statement. Active Engagement, L.L.C., which sent the email, claimed responsibility for accidentally including the image. Read their explanation: An email that...
  • Screw Em, Its Easier to Be A Criminal

    02/21/2013 7:23:02 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    --(Ammoland.com)- I say screw the law, it will be easier for me to live as a criminal. That must be what the Democrats, everyone from the White House to my local town council, all want me to be, so why should i fight it? Everyday I open the paper or sign on to Facebook and all I see is bill after bill, banning, restricting, limiting or just making it more God dam difficult for me, a law abiding citizen to exercise my Second Amendment Rights, god given I might add. I have been a law abiding citizen, faith full husband,...
  • Having Added Record $5.9T to Debt, Obama Claims He’s Cut Deficit $2.5T

    02/21/2013 7:21:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://cnsnews.com ^ | february 19, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama claimed today that since he has been president both parties have worked together to cut the federal deficit by $2.5 trillion—despite the fact that the national debt has increased $5.9 trillion during Obama’s presidency, which is more than it increased under all presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined. “Over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce our deficits by more than $2.5 trillion,” Obama said in a speech at the White House in which he called on Congress to avoid modest automatic cuts in anticipated spending that are set to begin...
  • What’s News, and What Isn’t

    02/21/2013 7:09:36 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | february 18, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    The liberal media manifest their bias not primarily by writing things that aren’t true–although that sometimes happens–but rather, by selecting what they do and do not report as news. Major scandals and events of great importance are simply ignored if they do not reflect well on the Democratic Party, while minor stories receive endless attention if they advance the liberal agenda. You could illustrate this every day; here are a few examples from today’s news. One of the most absurd non-stories of recent years involved a 2011 proposal by Scott Walker’s administration to sell more than 30 decrepit power plants...
  • Sandra Fluke Joins Planned Parenthood to Push Obamacare Birth Control

    02/21/2013 7:09:04 PM PST · by Baynative · 22 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 21, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Sandra Fluke, President Obama's Democratic National Convention spokeswoman for Obamacare-supplied birth control, has joined with Planned Parenthood to urge Americans to speak out in support of no co-pay birth control. (email from Fluke is attached)
  • Kittens On The Beat [video]

    02/21/2013 7:06:30 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | CorridorDigital
    Pacifists may sleep at night, because warlike kittehs stand ready to battle on their behalf.
  • EPA Ex-boss Jackson Caught Breaking Law, Scamming U.S. Taxpayers

    02/21/2013 7:05:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | february 19, 2013 | Alex Newman
    The Environmental Protection Agency and its disgraced former boss Lisa Jackson are under fire from lawmakers and activists for, among other reasons, having recently been exposed violating federal law by using bogus identities and e-mail accounts to coordinate propaganda and policy with media allies, "green" groups, and policymakers to advance the Obama administration’s radical “environmental” agenda. Other EPA corruption is also still in the headlines, too, with the agency being criticized for ripping off U.S. taxpayers and foisting more unconstitutional regulations on the economy by working with extremist pseudo-environmental groups using a controversial scheme dubbed “sue and settle.” The most...