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  • Egyptian Poet Abd Al-Rahman Al-Abnoudi: Egypt Is Becoming Another Afghanistan

    02/24/2013 9:10:41 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | February 10th, 2013 | Dream 2 TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian poet Abd Al-Rahman Al-Abnoudi, which aired on Dream 2 TV on February 10, 2013. Abd Al-Rahman Al-Abnoudi: I used to like Tunisia very much. I would see how tourism was thriving there, and the people were familiar with French and European literature… They opened my eyes to Saint-John Perse, and other great poets and novelists. I learnt all this from the Tunisians. Today, you see there men wearing robes all the way down to here… It is as if they just emerged from a cave in Tora Bora. They took over Tunisia....
  • Are Spending Cuts Good Politics?

    02/24/2013 9:08:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Chris Edwards
    Grover Cleveland says “yes.”Calvin Coolidge says “yes.” Chris Edwards says “yes.” From Downsizing the Federal Government:  Another myth is that policymakers cannot make budget cuts without a backlash from voters. Yet reform efforts in the 1990s did not lead to a voter rebuke. In 1996, the Republicans were denounced viciously when they were reforming welfare. But they stuck together and succeeded, and today the achievement is widely hailed. Also in the 1990s, the Republicans proposed reductions to many sensitive programs including Medicare, Medicaid, education, housing, and farm subsidies. In their budget plan for 1996, House Republicans voted to abolish more...
  • 3 fans wear KKK hoods at hockey game: Ku Klux Klan hood-wearers identified (Photos)

    02/24/2013 9:00:18 AM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | february 24, 2013 | Bruce Baker
    Three fans wearing KKK hoods at a North Dakota high school hockey game Friday were identified. After a photo of the trio donning Ku Klux Klan-style hoods and robes went viral on Twitter and caused public outrage over the picture, an investigation. While the names have not been released, many others know who the people were. Citing a report on Feb. 23 from Fox News, the principal from Red River High School released a statement about the incident that has spread like wildfire on the Internet, social media and other news outlets. The official, who refused to go on camera,...
  • Stevedoring Company Files Racketeering Suit Against Dockworkers Union Alleging Mob Corruption

    02/24/2013 8:58:32 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/24/13 | Friends of Ours
    A former shipping terminal operator has sued the International Longshoremen's Association on claims that President Harold Daggett and some other union officials and members are organized crime associates who forced the company off the Newark and Brooklyn docks after it refused to play their waterfront games as reported by Steve Strunsky for The Star-Ledger: "one of the allegations in the suit by American Stevedoring is that ILA leaders told the company's chairman, Sabato Catucci, in August 2011 that if he refused to pull up stakes and leave the port he would be carried out 'in a box.'" The Mafia allegedly...
  • What we have now is American Caesarism, no longer the Rule of Law but the Rule of Man

    02/24/2013 8:56:58 AM PST · by Gennie · 53 replies
    The Evening Sun ^ | 02/22/2013 | Jason McNew
    George Washington, a man much loved, was the father of our country. Frederick Nietzsche, a man much loathed, was a 19th century German philosopher who brazenly declared that "God is Dead." While these two men could not have been more different, their descriptions of government were oddly similar. Washington compared government to fire; "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." (It cannot be proven conclusively that Washington himself originated this quote. However, it has been attributed to him for over a century and is in...
  • Family of slain veteran still wants to see someone held accountable

    02/24/2013 8:55:24 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Conor Shine (contact) Conor Shine, Jackie Valley (contact)
    In the 14 months since Stanley Gibson was shot and killed by Metro Police officers, Gibson’s family has struggled with unanswered questions. What was Gibson, a 43-year-old Gulf War veteran allegedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, doing out of the house that fateful December night when police approached him, his older brother Rudy asks. Why did a plan to remove Gibson from his vehicle with beanbag rounds and pepper spray end with him being shot seven times by police officer Jesus Arevalo? And why were police in such a hurry to end the standoff with the unarmed Gibson, whose vehicle...
  • Obama’s Sequestration Scam

    02/24/2013 8:49:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The economy is in freefall. Gas prices are skyrocketing. Walmart calls their sales “a total disaster.” But don’t panic. Our fearless leader Obama is just back from a “Swing State”…you know, the kind of place where you work on your golf swing. He was consulting on the economy with Tiger Woods and Butch Harmon. While Michelle was playing in Aspen. You wouldn’t accept this storyline if it was a fictional movie script. Too unrealistic. This country under Obama is becoming one big scam. A Ponzi scheme. Obama is the guy running the Ponzi, playing the role of Bernie Madoff. But...
  • St. Paul schools: When is an incident misconduct, and when is it a crime?

    02/24/2013 8:47:15 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-23-13 | Mila Koumpilova and Mara H. Gottfried
    One boy, accused of cutting a fellow student with an X-Acto knife, faces a felony assault charge. Another was charged with assault after kicking a schoolmate in the groin. Both incidents took place at St. Paul's Ramsey Junior High this school year. In both cases, parents alerted police. The school did not. Educators have long grappled with the messy task of deciding when student misbehavior calls for school discipline -- or for police action. In recent years, districts in Minnesota and beyond have retooled their approach. Schools have become increasingly loath to refer students to the juvenile justice system, which...
  • TX:Homeowner shoots intruder

    02/24/2013 8:46:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    lubbockonline.com ^ | 24 February, 2012 | NA
    A Slaton family survived an encounter with a burglar late Saturday night. The man who law enforcement has not been able to identify yet was shot in the leg by the male homeowner in the 6000 block of CR 7920. Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bryan Taylor said the homeowner heard a crashing sound, got up to check on his family and retrieved his firearm to investigate further. All family members were in place but that’s when the homeowner confronted a burglar. The homeowner gave the intruder several commands to get on the ground but the intruder refused to comply....
  • Daytona 500 LIVE THREAD

    02/24/2013 8:46:04 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 335 replies
    2/24/2013 | Me
    I've looked and searched and can't find one. Any live thread this year?
  • TX:Family fights back when 3 gunmen storm their home; one intruder shot

    02/24/2013 8:42:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies
    khou.com ^ | 22 February, 2012 | Tim Wetzel and Staff
    HOUSTON –A 21-year-old man sprang into action to protect his family Thursday night when three suspects barged into their northwest Harris County home. The young man was home with his mother and father in the 3900 block of Brook Garden when the armed men forced their way into the house around 8 p.m., according to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies. The family was in the middle of baking a cake, when there was a knock at the door. “I see a young boy and I think it is a friend of my son so I open it a little bit,” the...
  • College educations creating plenty of debt but not much skill

    02/24/2013 8:41:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 48 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/13 | Jerry Todd
    Our children’s opportunities to learn based on technological advances has been more than offset by the loss of appreciation of literature and the humanities – including history, theology, philosophy and even economics. Our old friend Jon T. Barton, a classical violinist wrote an 800 page 2 volume work called “The Bible in Western Literature.” He co-authored with attorney John Whitehead a 1981 book, “Schools on Fire” – a prophetic work warning of the now deplorable and unnecessarily expensive condition of American education. I met a young man recently with a degree in “Environmental Studies” from screwball UCal/Santa Cruz, home of...
  • WA:Homeowner shoots at man to protect family

    02/24/2013 8:39:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | 21 February, 2012 | NA
    BREMERTON, Wash. — A homeowner opened fire at a man who was demanding to be let into her home Wednesday, police said. Around midnight, Terry Brumage’s family was asleep when they heard an angry voice at the front door of their home. A man was demanding to be let in. Brumage said she did not know who the man was so she armed herself with a .38 caliber handgun.
  • His Queeg Moment

    02/24/2013 8:37:18 AM PST · by null and void · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1.29.13 @ 6:07AM | Hal G.P. Colebatch
    A perspective on our president from Down Under. In Herman Wouk’s classic World War II novel, The Caine Mutiny, there is a moment when a group of the ship’s officers are getting away from the increasingly eccentric Captain Queeq by relaxing ashore. Suddenly the malcontent Lieutenant Keefer asks the others: “Does it occur to you that Captain Queeg may be insane? In fact Queeg is not insane, at least not at that time. He is simply grappling, more and more disastrously, with a job too big for him. Come the crisis of a typhoon, he becomes paralyzed and nearly sinks...
  • MI:Woman shoots intruder near Holt

    02/24/2013 8:35:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    HOLT, Mich. (WOOD) - A woman shot a man during an apparent home invasion in Ingham County. The suspect was shot multiple times and suffered injuries to his stomach and hands, according to WLNS. He is in critical condition at a hospital.
  • Duncan: ‘Dumb cuts’ from sequester will cost thousands of teachers their jobs

    02/24/2013 8:35:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Duncan: ‘Dumb cuts’ from sequester will cost thousands of teachers their jobs By Bernie Becker - 02/24/13 10:44 AM ET Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Sunday that sequestration would have a devastating affect on school systems around the country. Duncan said that teachers around the country were already being informed that they won’t be retained, and that some 40,000 teachers in all could lose their jobs. Head Start and programs for children with parents in the military could also be hurt by the $85 billion in sequester cuts, Duncan said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We don’t have any ability...
  • Wall Street Walks on the White House

    02/24/2013 8:24:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Marita Noon
    The nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary has uncovered a lot of dirt about the man, but it also has a lot of dust swirling, regarding the incestuous relationship between the Obama administration and Wall Street that the White House would probably prefer to have kept buried. The story surely tarnishes the President’s image as “a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street.” In Lew we find much of what President Obama publicly derides—but, as Forbes reports, is “prepared to accept from his closest associates.” In 2009, Obama said it was the “height of irresponsibility” and “shameful”...
  • Echos of a shooting

    02/24/2013 8:23:20 AM PST · by mylife · 18 replies
    PBS ^ | 2/24/13 | PBS
    Echos of a shoorting
  • And, The Award For Moron of the Week Goes To...

    02/24/2013 8:20:19 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-24-2013 | MOTUS
    Big Guy’s former political reelection arm, Organizing For America, has morphed into  “Organizing for Action.” It’s still “OFA” so they can keep the cool logo! Now, you might think that this “executive arm of the invisible government,” (h/t Cajun) sounds like a partisan liberal Democratic propaganda organization, butt I assure you it’s not. If it were, it would not be eligible for tax exempt status as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(4) of the IRS code.  As such, they are not allowed to promote any political party, platform or candidate in the pursuit of manipulating public opinion. With that in...
  • Missouri Powerball winners live modestly, give back to hometown

    02/24/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | february 24, 2013 | Kevin Murphy
    Three months after winning half of the biggest Powerball lottery jackpot in U.S. history, Mark Hill still meets friends for morning coffee at a local convenience store. And that Camaro sports car Hill considered buying with his winnings? He got a pick-up truck instead. While some lottery winners fritter away their fortunes or meet tragic ends, not much has outwardly changed for Mark and Cindy Hill since they won half of a $587 million Powerball jackpot in November. They netted $136.5 million in a lump-sum payment after taxes. "They are very conservative people," said Walt Stubbs, a friend and former...
  • The ‘End’ Of QE – Hype Or Tripe?

    02/24/2013 8:11:12 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-24-2013 | Andy Sutton
    The ‘End’ Of QE – Hype Or Tripe? Interest-Rates / Quantitative EasingFebruary 23, 2013 - 07:32 PM GMT By: Andy Sutton I am going to say right up front that there is going to be quite a bit of sarcasm in this essay. I say this simply because of the ludicrous nature of our marionette-esque talking heads in the mainstream financial press in this country. They are truly amazing, taking molehills and making mountains out of them and vice versa. In one segment telling us that there in fact will be no criminal charges against anyone involved in the HSBC...
  • The Memory Span of Fungus

    02/24/2013 8:06:06 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Canadan Free Press ^ | Feb 24, 2013 | Alan Caruba
    I have been puzzling over what I perceive as the growing loss of public interest in the Benghazi debacle in which an American ambassador and three others lost their lives and the former Secretary of State in a pique of anger over questions about the event said, “What difference does it make?” It makes a difference if the State Department was derelict or indifferent to the ambassador’s cables that spelled out the security threats that he and his staffed faced or, for that matter, the attacks on other diplomats and humanitarian organizations operating in what was a war zone. African...
  • The Stressed Millennials- Screwed by Obama, the Unions and Generation Fed

    02/24/2013 8:05:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Those looking for a reason for sluggish housing, weak retail sales, and low family formations rates, need only look at the plight of millennials (those aged 18-33). Many millennials have no job, high student debt with no way to pay the debt off, and few job opportunities beyond part-time employment in food services or retail. Millennials are the ones who Obama targeted to pay for Obamacare. Indeed, the forced inclusion of youth (who will overpay for health care) is supposedly what made Obamacare "affordable". Yet, even with the screw job on youth, the "Affordable Health Care Act" is so unaffordable...
  • Controllers must be cut in a week, LaHood says

    02/24/2013 8:04:38 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    <p>As part of the upcoming forced cuts totaling $85 billion, the Federal Aviation Administration will be required to slash $600 million from its budget, amounting to 4% of its total expenditures. Appearing at the White House on Friday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned those cuts would result in major delays at American airports.</p>
  • Budget hawks question Pentagon's doomsday scenarios

    02/24/2013 7:54:16 AM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2013 | Byron York
    See Link But perhaps the biggest example of the Washington Monument maneuver is coming from the Defense Department, where it goes by another name. Over many decades of defense budget battles, the Pentagon has often used a tactic known as a "gold watch." It means to answer a budget cut proposal by selecting for elimination a program so important and valued -- a gold watch -- that Pentagon chiefs know political leaders will restore funding rather than go through with the cut. So now, with sequestration approaching, the Pentagon has announced that the possibility of budget cuts has forced the...
  • The Right Way to Combat Gun Violence

    02/24/2013 7:49:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    Public policy is a lot like math: No matter what the problem, the wrong answers are far more numerous than the right ones. This is particularly true on the subject of mass shootings and other firearms violence, which have stimulated a new fervor for barking up the wrong tree. Many liberals think the answer to mass shootings and street crime lies in stricter gun regulation: banning "assault weapons," limiting the capacity of magazines or, in their unrestrained moments, adopting ultra-stringent laws like those in Britain or Australia. But most of these ideas are irrelevant or impossible. Even if the Second...
  • Tarrant County Party Facility Refuses Gay Couple's Wedding Reception

    02/24/2013 7:45:28 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 37 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 2/20/2013 | Lindsay Wilcox
    A gay Fort Worth couple says a Tarrant County facility is refusing to rent them space to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a reception. The owner of the All Occasion Party Place told Ben Allen and Justin Hudgins that she would not rent to them because they are gay, they said. After learning they are gay, she said in an email to them that: "... it is because of God that I will not be a part in your reception and I know he loves you but not what you are doing." "It almost felt like a sucker-punch to the...
  • Pro-American Vs. Anti-American at the U.S. Box Office

    02/24/2013 7:41:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Political Calculations
    It's not often that we can measure something like pro or anti-American political bias in American movies, but we can today because of a unique experiment conducted by Hollywood! The reason why is because of the uneven level of quality of most movies, which can make it extremely difficult to make direct comparisons of a characteristic like political bias between them using the measure of how well they do at the box office. For example, one movie in a given genre might have good acting, but suffers from bad writing or poor direction. Another movie might have only okay acting...
  • The Norwegian Defence League: A Creature of the PST?

    The following article from Dagbladet reveals that the Norwegian Defence League was created and nurtured by the Norwegian Security Police (PST). During its early days, three of its six leaders were PST agents, and the man who initiated the creation of the NDL was an agent for multiple organizations — he infiltrated the leadership of “anti-racist” and communist organizations as well. I can’t help but be reminded of the fact that Stalin was a double agent for the Okhrana, the Czar’s secret intelligence service, before the Bolshevik Revolution. The Okhrana thus unwittingly helped engineer the overthrow of the Russian state....
  • HISPANICKED GOP ELITE: They'll respect us in the morning

    02/24/2013 7:36:00 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | February 20, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Don't anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they'll come up with. I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters? Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to...
  • Purim: A Non Progressive Jewish Holiday

    02/24/2013 7:35:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Seraphic Press.com ^ | 2/24/12 | Robert J. Avrech
    Today the Jewish people celebrate the holiday of Purim. It’s an old and familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia. It’s That Genocide Thing. Again. Most of the Jews in this multicultural Persian kingdom have been enlightened to the point where they enthusiastically attend royal feasts and gorge themselves off the golden plates and cups looted from the holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. But these court Jews have evolved past that old, tired Judaism. They’re all new-agey, progressive, and they know that Jewish history has moved...
  • Topless women protest against Berlusconi as he votes in election

    02/24/2013 7:34:21 AM PST · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-24-13 | Matthias Baehr
    A group of topless women were dragged away by police on Sunday when they protested against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as he voted in Italy's election. The protesters, from the Ukrainian women's rights group Femen, shouted "Basta (Enough) Berlusconi", as the media tycoon was voting in a polling station in a Milan school. The same words were painted on their bodies. Police quickly grabbed the women and roughly bundled them away.
  • Obama & The GOP: Will They Ever Beat This Guy

    02/24/2013 7:29:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Brian Birdnow
    The current political wisdom as expressed by the deep thinkers at the Washington Post and the New York Times holds that President Obama stands triumphant and, as such, he is now confidently setting the national agenda. As E.J. Dionne wrote in the Post last week, “He (Obama) is free from the need to save an economy close to collapse, from illusions that Republicans in Congress would work with him readily, from the threat of a rising Tea Party movement, and from the need to run for re-election.” Is that a fact? Today the economy shows an 8% unemployment rate, which...
  • Home prices in Broward and Palm Beach counties continue rapid rise

    02/24/2013 7:24:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 3 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Donna Gehrke-White
    <p>Home prices in Broward continued their surge into the new year with the median sales prices on single-family homes jumping 24.5 percent in January compared with a year ago, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors said Thursday.</p> <p>The median house price catapulted to $224,088 last month, up from $180,000 in January 2012, the group reported. The median price for condos and townhomes jumped even more — 26.5 percent — during the same period. Palm Beach County's median sales price of single-family houses also surged, up from $179,950 to $218,000.</p>
  • SUV, suspect identified in shooting that led to death of Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch

    02/24/2013 7:17:01 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 02/24/2013 | Katie Nelson
    LAS VEGAS -- Police announced Saturday that they have identified an SUV and a suspect in the shooting death of an Oakland rapper on the Las Vegas Strip, which led to a fatal car crash involving a Maserati and taxi. Las Vegas police said a black Range Rover SUV was found Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex east of the Strip and has since been impounded as evidence. Police are looking for 26-year-old Ammar Harris, who they believed fired the shots in the incident early Thursday. Harris' arrest history in Las Vegas, which is extensive and violent, according to police,...
  • Aaron, 9, ‘bullied to death for being white’ [UK]

    02/24/2013 7:16:11 AM PST · by expat1000 · 89 replies
    The Sun ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Aaron Dugmore
    THE devastated family of a nine-year-old boy who hanged himself say he took his life after racist taunts by Asian bullies. .... He said one kid even said to him, ‘My dad says all the white people should be dead’.”
  • Karzai orders US special forces out of Afghan province

    02/24/2013 7:13:58 AM PST · by the scotsman · 108 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24th February 2013 | BBC News
    'The Afghan president has ordered US special forces to leave Wardak province within two weeks over allegations of disappearances and torture. The measures were being taken due to the actions of Afghans considered to be part of US special forces, said a spokesman for Hamid Karzai. The strategically significant, central province of Wardak has been the recent focus of counter-insurgency operations. A US spokesman said it took all allegations of misconduct seriously.'
  • Beretta’s future in Maryland tied to state’s gun-control debate

    02/24/2013 7:11:59 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis
    On the production floor of Beretta USA sits a hulking new barrel-making machine ready to churn out the next object of obsession in America’s love-hate relationship with guns: a civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces and popularized in the video game Call of Duty. Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James Bond’s firearms, has already invested more than $1 million in the machine and has planned to expand its plant further in Prince George’s County to ramp up production. But under an assault-weapons ban that advanced late last week in the...
  • Iran claims it has captured a foreign ‘enemy drone’ during military exercise

    02/24/2013 7:09:54 AM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | 2-23-13 | Thomas Strong
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday that it had captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran. Gen. Hamid Sarkheili, a spokesman for the military exercise, said the Guard’s electronic warfare unit spotted signals indicating that foreign drones were trying to enter Iranian airspace. Sarkheili said Guard experts took control of one drone’s navigation system and brought it down near the city of Sirjan where the military drills began on Saturday. “While probing signals in the area, we spotted foreign and enemy drones which attempted to enter the area of the war game,”...
  • Whisker away from death: Moment courageous cat battles with zoo crocodile and WINS

    02/24/2013 7:03:35 AM PST · by RummyChick · 20 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2/21 | davies
    When a domestic cat came face to face with a crocodile it seemed the feline was about to meet a grisly end. The hapless ginger and white cat found its way into the crocodile enclosure at a zoo in Jaipur, India, As one reptile glided up to the animal at the water's edge onlookers tried unsuccessfully to scare the moggy away. But if the crocodile thought feeding time had come early and the cat would be its helpless victim, it had underestimated the fearsome feline.
  • Former Obama Spox Robert Gibbs: I Was Told Not To Acknowledge Existence Of Drone Program

    02/24/2013 7:00:32 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As press secretary to President Obama, Robert Gibbs was often in the obfuscation business. Now that he's been freed from that role and become a news analyst—albeit at MSNBC—Gibbs has become considerably more candid. Readers will recall, for example, that he described Chuck Hagel as "unimpressive and unprepared" at his Senate confirmation hearing. Today, Gibbs took that frankness a significant step further. On Up With Chris Hayes, Gibbs stated that as press secretary, he had been ordered not to acknowledge the existence of the drone program. View the video here.
  • Good Men with Guns

    02/24/2013 6:59:37 AM PST · by Halo-JM · 2 replies
    Drop Zone Media ^ | 24 Feb 2013 | Drop Zone Media
    Good men with guns, and Bad men with guns, same Guns different Men. The Outlaw is in the Drop Zone!
  • Byron York: How defense spending will grow under sequester cuts

    02/24/2013 6:55:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/23/2013 | Byron York
    The major objection most Republicans have to the coming sequestration budget cuts is that the cuts will fall disproportionately on the Department of Defense. That’s true; defense spending is about one-fifth of the federal budget but will take about half of the sequester cuts. But even for the Pentagon, the cuts are only to the rate of growth for the defense budget in coming years. They are not actual cuts that make spending decline. In a February publication, “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023,” the Congressional Budget Office (summary here, full report here) outlines the increases...
  • ALLIES HALT NEW THRUSTS BY ROMMEL AS U.S. PLANES MAKE 20 RAIDS ON FOE (2/24/43)

    02/24/2013 6:55:20 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/24/43 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Bertram D. Hulen, Raymond Daniell, F. Tillman Durdin, more
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  • How Long Can U.S. Economy’s Sweet Spot Last This Time?

    02/24/2013 6:53:34 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-24-2013 | Sy Harding
    How Long Can U.S. Economy’s Sweet Spot Last This Time? Economics / US EconomyFebruary 23, 2013 - 07:50 PM GMT By: Sy Harding Until recently, the recovery from the 2008 financial crisis and meltdown has been in stealth mode all the way, much of the country either unaware of the progress - or in denial that it was happening. That’s even been true of investors, whose success depends so much on being able to separate the facts and reality from the static and noise. Statistics measuring money flow in and out of mutual funds show that many investors followed their...
  • Yes, Florida Voters Oppose ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion

    02/24/2013 6:42:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Michael F. Cannon
    Bloomberg’s Josh Barro criticizes the James Madison Institute’s poll showing that 65 percent of Florida voters oppose implementing ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. Barrow is mostly wrong. But even when he’s right, he’s still wrong. Disclosure: I helped JMI formulate their poll questions. Barro complains that JMI conducted a “push poll.” His first complaint is:
  • Bosses could be forced to hire more workers with criminal records under new equality guidelines

    02/24/2013 6:40:36 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 24, 2013 | Staff
    Employers in the U.S. may soon have to hire more workers with criminal backgrounds under new equality guidelines issued by the federal government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidelines warn companies against rejecting minority applicants who have committed a felony or other offense, recommending that those companies eliminate policies which ‘exclude people from employment based on a criminal record.’ According to the EEOC, civil rights laws already prohibit employers from selectively hiring job applicants who are of different ethnic backgrounds but have matching criminal histories. The latest update from the EEOC was issued out of concern that employers might disproportionally...
  • Abolish The Income Tax: You Won’t Believe Who Is Getting Away With Paying Zero Taxes

    02/24/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/21/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The federal income tax is a bad joke and it needs to be abolished. All over the nation, hard working American families are being absolutely crushed by oppressive levels of taxation, and our politicians are constantly coming up with new ways to extract money from all of us every single year. Meanwhile, many ultra-wealthy Americans and many of the most profitable corporations in the country pay little to nothing in taxes. In fact, as you will see below, there are dozens of very prominent corporations that make billions of dollars in profits and yet don't pay a dime in...
  • Black Leaders: Gun Control is "Black People Control"

    02/24/2013 6:38:33 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 24, 2013 | Alicia Powe
    A number of African-American leaders joined together Friday to challenge the gun control proposals currently being considered on Capitol Hill, claiming gun control laws are inherently racist. “There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control,” Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, said at the event at the press conference sponsored by the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (C.U.R.E). Swimp compared the call for universal background checks for gun purchase to the time when blacks were required to register with the government. “The first gun laws were put into place to register black...
  • Which Government Spend the Most Per Capita on Government Healthcare:

    02/24/2013 6:36:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    What government spends the most on health care? Is it Canada or the United Kingdom, which are famous (or, if these stories are any indication, infamous would be a better description) for single-payer healthcare systems? Is it Sweden, the home of the cradle-to-grave welfare state? Or France, the land of the world’s most statist people? How about Italy or Greece, nations that have spent themselves into fiscal crisis? Nope, nope, nope, and nope. The United States spends more money, on a per-capita basis, than any of those countries. Here’s a chart from a Forbes analysis prepared by Doug Holtz-Eakin and...