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  • Obama the Transparency President: I Want 'To Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions'

    02/25/2013 10:50:07 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Obama the Transparency President: I Want 'To Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions' By Tim Graham Created 02/25/2013 - 1:04pm At his media blog for The Washington Post, Erik Wemple expressed amazement at how "President Obama finished an address to members of the the National Governors Association at the White House by saying, 'What I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions.' This is the latest example of how Team Obama has utterly failed to live up to its promise of being the most transparent administration in American history,...
  • Cardinal joins in Muslim prayer in the Great Mosque of Lyon

    02/25/2013 10:47:31 AM PST · by Gillibrand · 57 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25/02/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    The Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Cardinal Barbarin visited the Grand Mosque of Lyon, and there prayed for the release of a seven-member French family who has been kidnapped in Cameroon and is held hostage. "Does Allah hear the prayers more than our Lord Jesus Christ?," asks the French website Riposte Catholique
  • Dallas Mega-Church Responds to Tebow Controversy

    02/25/2013 10:43:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Dallas gave their pastor a standing ovation as he began to deliver the Sunday morning sermon a sign of affirmation for Dr. Robert Jeffress a man under siege from the national media and gay marriage activists.</p>
  • Hint of 150 MHz radio emission from the Neptune-mass extrasolar transiting planet HAT-P-11b

    02/25/2013 10:34:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | 2/24/2013 | Brian Wang
    ince the radio-frequency emission from planets is expected to be strongly influenced by their interaction with the magnetic field and corona of the host star, the physics of this process can be effectively constrained by making sensitive measurements of the planetary radio emission. Up to now, however, numerous searches for radio emission from extrasolar planets at radio wavelengths have only yielded negative results. Here we report deep radio observations of the nearby Neptune-mass extrasolar transiting planet HAT-P-11b at 150 MHz, using the Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT). On July 16, 2009, we detected a 3σ emission whose light curve is...
  • Jolted Joe - Biden's Bad Shotgun Blast

    02/25/2013 10:33:55 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2/25/13 | Guy Smith
    Who knew that Joe Biden was divinely omniscient on tactical weaponry? This is indeed a Gawd send. For millions of years bad actors have been stalking good folks, and good folks have devised numerous tools with which to defend themselves. In just the field of firearms dozens of categories exist, offering a bewildering choice to people needing to forestall beatings, rapes, riots and hot home invasions in settings rural, urban, suburban and hellish (e.g. Chicago). And yet Old Joe has triangulated all scenarios and concluded that everyone can defend themselves with a single firearm and tactic. Get a double barreled...
  • Michelle Obamas Oscar Dress Too Sexy For Irans State Media (Actual headline)

    02/25/2013 10:32:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty ^ | Monday, February 25, 2013 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    Iran’s Fars news agency has Photoshopped a picture of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama from the February 24 broadcast of the Academy Awards, electronically adding material to her dress to make it less revealing. The dress, a shimmering silver, sleeveless gown by Indian-born American designer Naeem Khan, was widely praised in the U.S fashion press. The official White House photo is above. In its rendering of the photo, the Iranian news agency raised the neckline and added short sleeves.​​ Fars, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), noted that it was unusual that Michelle Obama had announced...
  • GOP Lawmaker: Obama Using Fake Twitter Messages In Fight Over Gun Control

    02/25/2013 10:30:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | February 25, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama's gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter.
  • An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay

    02/25/2013 10:29:42 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Cork Gaines
    An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay Cork GainesFebruary 25, 2013, 10:47 AM After facing the media over the weekend at the NFL Combine, most seem to believe that Manti Te'o has successfully moved on from the fake girlfriend story and that it will have little impact on his status in the NFL draft. However, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says Te'o's sexuality is still a concern for NFL teams. Florio appeared on "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday and said flatly, "teams want to know if Manti Te'o is gay," calling it "the elephant...
  • State Investigation Launched After Students Dress in Burqas

    02/25/2013 10:26:16 AM PST · by massmike · 20 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 02/25/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas lawmaker is launching an investigation after a teacher reportedly invited female students to dress up in Islamic garb and told then told her classroom they should call Muslim terrorists freedom fighters. The lesson on Islam was taught in a world geography class at Lumberton High School. The teacher brought burqas and other Islamic clothing for the female students to wear. They were also assigned to write an essay based on a Washington Post story that blamed Egypts troubles on democracy instead of the Muslim Brotherhood. I am outraged, one of the parents, who asked not to...
  • Ted Cruz on America's Economic Problems [tellin' it like it is!]

    02/25/2013 10:26:16 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    Brody File/CBN ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Brody
    In a one-on-one interview at his home in Houston, Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz tells the Brody File that President Obama is, the most radical president weve ever seen. But he also adds that when it comes to our current economic troubles, an awful lot of Republicans, failed to stand for principle and contributed to getting us in this mess. Cruz also points out the following about politicians in Washington: There are a lot of people in Washington, I think, who desperately, desperately want to be in elected office. Sen. Ted Cruz: Weve got a job and right now I think...
  • NRA Created To Protect Free Slaves

    02/25/2013 10:24:54 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 25, 2013 | luciusx5
    There is some question about this, but some of the NRA's founders were active abolitionists.I'm glad to welcome anyone aboard if they understand and support our Constitution.We need all the friends we can get!
  • Biden: Americans 'No Longer Worried' About Economy

    02/25/2013 10:24:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Biden: Americans 'No Longer Worried' About Economy Daniel Halper February 25, 2013 12:39 PM In remarks today at the White House, Vice President Joe Biden said that Americans don't have the same economic worries they did when President Barack Obama came into office: "The are no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing event, the great collapse of 2008," said Biden. "They are no longer worried, I think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by Europe writ large, the EU, or China somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. They are no longer, I think,...
  • Why was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?

    02/25/2013 10:23:15 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-25-13 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady. In a ball gown. With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her.</p>
  • Biden: Americans "Tired Of Being Tired"

    02/25/2013 10:21:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | February 25, 2013 | Breitbart
    Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering of the Governor's Association at the White House today that the American people are "tired of being tired."
  • Sotomayor Hits Prosecutor on Racist Comments

    02/25/2013 10:09:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/25/2013 | By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
    (Newser) The Supreme Court won't be hearing a defendant's appeal in a drug casebut Justice Sonia Sotomayor made her views clear on a federal prosecutor's earlier comments, CNN reports. The prosecutor had said, "You've got African Americans, you've got Hispanics, you've got a bag full of money. Does that tell youa light bulb doesn't go off in your head and say, 'This is a drug deal?'" In a statement backed by Justice Stephen Breyer, Sotomayor noted that the remarks were "an affront to the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection of the laws." "It is deeply disappointing to see a...
  • WH: Obama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi AttackAbout Same Time Clinton | CNS News

    02/25/2013 10:05:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    redstatetalkradio.com ^ | 20 February, 2012 | CNSnews.com
    (CNSNews.com) President Barack Obama called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at about 10 p.m. on the night of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNSNews.com. That was more than six hours after the attacks started, more than an hour before Tryone Woods and Glen Doherty were killedand about the time that Clinton first released a statement linking the attacks to inflammatory material posted on the Internet, a reference to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national...
  • 5 Reasons Cats Are Inferior to Dogs in Every Way

    02/25/2013 10:05:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/25/2013 | John Hawkins
    Are cats really the Honey Boo Boo of the animal world? No, Honey Boo Boo is the Honey Boo Boo of the animal world, while cats are more like the Lindsay Lohan of the animal world — difficult, unpredictable, hard to like, and probably high on catnip. Oh, cats look cute when they’re in the bobblehead kitten stage or swatting away at yarn, but as you get to know the little beasts, you start to realize that they’re merely trying to lull you into complacency so they can steal your breath after you fall asleep. An old wives’ tale?...
  • Here's What The American People Really Want To Cut From The Federal Budget

    02/25/2013 10:04:50 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Walter Hickey
    Here's What The American People Really Want To Cut From The Federal Budget Walter HickeyFebruary 25, 2013The Pew Research Center conducted a poll in mid-February asking respondents what aspects of federal spending they would prefer to see cut. The poll confirms past surveys that show that although Americans prefer to cut government spending in abstract terms, there aren't many specifics they want slashed. The poll comes as the cuts known as the sequester begin to start kicking in this week. Under sequestration, every non-exempt aspect of government spending will see a cut. This will generate $1.2 trillion worth of savings...
  • Iran scoffs at Oscar-winning 'Argo'

    02/25/2013 10:01:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 25, 12:26 PM EST | By NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian officials on Monday dismissed the Oscar-winning film "Argo" as anti-Iran, state TV dismissed it as CIA commercial, some viewers disparaged it as U.S. propaganda while others welcomed a fresh view of their recent history.All this is despite the fact that the movie based on the escape of six American hostages from the besieged U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 has not been screened in any Iranian theaters.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-25-13 (Sequester disaster! DUmmies blame Rethuglicans!)

    02/25/2013 9:58:59 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 40 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 25, 2013 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Last week President Obama held a photo op an important news conference in which he warned Americans of the dire, disastrous consequences if the Eeevil Republicans have their way and the dreaded, draconian SEQUESTER goes into effect!! Jobs will be lost! Vital services will be lost!! LIVES will be lost!!! Planes will fall out of the sky! First responders won't be there to respond! Teachers will be out of a job! Roads and bridges! Crumbling infrastructure! SCHOOLS! Children's SCHOOLS, Mandrake! The Children--think of The Children!!!! "My fellow Americans, just look at these carefully selected stage props these brave first...
  • Half of Detroit Properties Have Not Paid Taxes; Update on Detroit Bankruptcy

    02/25/2013 9:58:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/25/2013 | Michael Shedlock
    The hollowing out of Detroit is nearly complete. All that's left is a bankrupt shell of a city with no services and scattered citizens that do not pay taxes. The Detroit News reports Half of Detroit Property Owners Don't Pay Taxes Nearly half of the owners of Detroit's 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year, exacerbating a punishing cycle of declining revenues and diminished services for a city in a financial crisis, according to a Detroit News analysis of government records. The News reviewed more than 200,000 pages of tax documents and found that 47 percent of...
  • Hate preacher Abu Qatadas family wins anti-harassment injunction against protesters

    02/25/2013 9:57:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:30 EST, 25 February 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    The family of radical preacher Abu Qatada has won an injunction preventing protesters from demonstrating outside their home. His wife and five children were granted an anti-harassment order by a High Court judge in London. Justice Silber also granted them an injunction against various protest groups, preventing them misusing private information about the familysuch as their names and address. The judge stressed that his decision did not prevent organizations from protesting against Qatada, provided demonstrations take place more than 500 meters (1640 feet) from the London house where they are living.
  • Obama: "We've got to do some governing"

    02/25/2013 9:49:56 AM PST · by Hoodat · 52 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 2/25/13 12:04 PM EST | Jennifer Epstein
    President Obama urged compromise Monday as he pushed congressional Republicans to reach an agreement to avoid big spending cuts due to take effect at the end of the week. "There are always going to be some areas where we have genuine disagreement ... but there are more areas where we can do a lot more cooperating than we have seen in the past couple years," Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House. "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And, certainly, we can't keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." ....
  • LIVE: NIGHTMARE FEARS GROW THAT ITALY MAY BE 'UNGOVERNABLE' AS BERLUSCONI SURGES

    02/25/2013 9:45:56 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    LIVE: NIGHTMARE FEARS GROW THAT ITALY MAY BE 'UNGOVERNABLE' AS BERLUSCONI SURGESPD spokesman warns that situation in Senate may make country Joe WeisenthalFebrurary 25, 2013Rome, Italy We're live from the Casa dell'Architettura in Rome, where the center-left Partito Democratico is hosting its election day activities. The situation is very tense, and the results have been a back-and-forth see saw, showing either a lead for the left (lead by Pier Luigi Bersani) and the right (lead by Silvio Berlusconi. At the moment, things remain too close to call, but there are major concerns that Silvio Berluconi will win the Senate,...
  • Bracken: A Review Of A Failure Of Civility

    02/25/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 81 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 24, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    A Failure of Civility A Book Review by Matt Bracken First, let me apologize for the poor writing quality of this review. Normally, I write an essay and spend days and days polishing it. Not this time. Im currently in between my pretty essays, but this review is just pure business, like a claw hammer you picked up at Home Depot to bang nails. Pretty has nothing to do with it, so lets get on with the job. Second, let me apologize to the other very kind authors who have sent me their books to review over the past months....
  • High-stakes trial begins for 2010 Gulf oil spill [Scumbag DOJ vs. Capitalism and Affordable Energy]

    02/25/2013 9:37:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Metronews ^ | 2/25/13 | Michael Kunzelman
    A high-stakes trial started Monday to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nations worst offshore oil spill. Attorney Jim Roy, who represents individuals and businesses hurt by the spill, said BP executives applied huge financial pressure on its drilling managers to cut costs and rush the job before the blowout of its Macondo well triggered an explosion that killed 11 workers and spawned the massive spill. The project was more than $50 million over budget and behind schedule at the time of the blowout, Roy said. BP repeatedly...
  • Michelle Obamas Oscar cameo was pointless and bizarre

    02/25/2013 9:32:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nile Gardner
    It was a better than average Oscar show last night. Host Seth MacFarlane came under fire for some less than tasteful jokes, but there were also a few terrific highlights. [Snip] All in all it was an entertaining evening, recognising some truly great cinematic achievements. However, the entrance of Michelle Obama, via video link, at the end of the ceremony to announce the Best Picture winner was a bizarre moment that was completely pointless. It was reportedly arranged by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a close friend of the Obamas (hat tip: Drudge Report). If the First Lady was a...
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants one thing before hell let the confirmation go foward.

    02/25/2013 9:31:56 AM PST · by ravenwolf · 30 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 2/22/13 1:50 PM EST | By KEVIN ROBILLARD
    By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 2/22/13 1:50 PM EST Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants one thing before hell allow the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA Director to go forward; he wants assurances someone eating at a cafe in Boston or New York wont have a Hellfire missile [come] raining in on them, he said Friday on Fox News. The libertarian scion sent a letter to Brennans office at the White House Wednesday asking if the administration has the power to order a lethal drone strike on an American citizen within U.S. borders. Until he gets an answer, Paul has pledged...
  • Obama urges Congress to 'compromise' on cuts (No "Compromise"!!!)

    02/25/2013 9:29:44 AM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    msn ^ | 2/25/2013 | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JULIE PACE
    Facing a Friday deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can avert sweeping across-the-board cuts with "just a little bit of compromise," as he sought to stick lawmakers with the blame if the budget ax falls. Speaking to the nation's governors, Obama acknowledged that the impact of the $85 billion in cuts may not be felt immediately. But he also said the uncertainty already is impacting the economy, as the Pentagon and other agencies get ready to furlough employees.
  • Its last appeal turned down, Illinois may no longer legally prevent Concealed Carry

    02/25/2013 9:24:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/25/13 | Doug Book
    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has told Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for the last time that she MUST honor the Constitution of the United States by doing away with her states ban on the concealed carry of firearms. It was back in December of last year that a 3 judge panel of the Court found the Illinois law banning concealed carry to be unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has decided that the [2nd] amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside, wrote 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner, paraphrasing the...
  • Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible

    02/25/2013 9:21:41 AM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Txchnologist.com ^ | February 19, 2013 | Charles Q. Choi
    Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.
  • Second Amendment Foundation Self Defense Is a Human Right(Video)

    02/25/2013 9:21:29 AM PST · by EXCH54FE
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has launched a new campaign titled, Equal Gun Rights. The Foundation aims to show that gun rights are being unequally protected, and actually infringed, in different areas of our countryparticularly in areas with a high minority population. SAF accomplishes this by focusing on how residents in predominantly red states and red cities enjoy the freedom to defend themselves with handguns, shotguns, and AR-15s, while residents in blue states and particularly blue cities frequently lack the freedom to even own a weapon sufficient to mount a defense at all. The thesis is...
  • Bob Menendez plays race card, blames conservatives for scandals

    02/25/2013 9:19:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. I have felt the sting of discrimination, he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. It has never been easy. Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work, Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • MSNBC On OFA Fundraising: This Just Looks Bad

    02/25/2013 9:16:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13 | GOPICYMI
    Chuck Todd discusses the Hypocrisy of OFA Fundraising (February 25, 2013)
  • Colorado Representative Apologizes for Remarks

    02/25/2013 9:16:14 AM PST · by John Semmens · 34 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Democratic Colorado State Representative Joe Salazar issued an apology for suggesting that women fearful of being raped couldnt be trusted with guns. It was not my intent to offend anyone, Salazar maintained. Its just that I dont believe more guns are the answer to any public safety problem. I think that if a woman has a gun a dangerous situation could easily be escalated from rape to homicide. Her having a gun just increases the risk of doubling the casualty count. As an alternative to arming themselves Salazar suggested that women who feel threatened should carry whistles. Most of the...
  • INTEL From Mossad and (German) BND re: Terror Hits On The US And Europe.

    02/25/2013 9:11:44 AM PST · by LSUfan · 21 replies
    Crocodile's Lament ^ | 20 Feb 13 | Unknown
    In the realm of for what its worth, I received an INTEL report yesterday from a very close friend who is German and owns/operates a major global firm. Being from Germany, he has a pal who is a BND career guy who has focused his work in the Middle East for few decades; therefore, in that the BND is the CIA of Germany he works closely with MOSSAD the INTEL agency/operator group from Israel. The point to the note from the German man, his connection with the BND stated they and MOSSAD are predicting terrorists hits to the U.S. and...
  • 11 states with more people on welfare than employed

    02/25/2013 9:10:19 AM PST · by OneVike · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 2/25/13 | Michaeld Savage
    Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. Whats the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.
  • Richard III: Facial reconstruction shows king's features

    02/25/2013 9:06:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 February 2013 | Staff
    A facial reconstruction based on the skull of Richard III has revealed how the English king may have looked. The king's skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester during an archaeological dig. The reconstructed face has a slightly arched nose and prominent chin, similar to features shown in portraits of Richard III painted after his death. Historian and author John Ashdown-Hill said seeing it was "almost like being face to face with a real person". The development comes after archaeologists from the University of Leicester confirmed the skeleton found last year was the 15th Century king's, with DNA...
  • Toilet Floods Oscars Lobby

    02/25/2013 9:05:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | 2-24-2013 | Evann Gestaldo
    Toilet Floods Oscars Lobby PIPE BURSTS JUST BEFORE CEREMONY STARTS By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Feb 24, 2013 9:35 PM CST (NEWSER) It was a decidedly unglamorous beginning to the Oscars: About half an hour before the show kicked off tonight, a pipe burst in the women's bathroom at the Dolby Theatre and flooded the lobby. It happened when the mom of one of the nominees flushed a toilet, an embarrassing situation described by another nominee to The Wrap: "The poor woman came out looking like a scene from Carrie. She was drenched."
  • What Happens if Your Bug Out Gun Breaks?

    02/25/2013 9:03:30 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 55 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | David LaPell
    Over the last few years, Ive seen a lot of ink spilled about the onethat is the ultimate, end of the world, SHTF, need no other, bug out bag firearm that will carry you and yours at the end of days. These articles usually go into great detail as to the hows, whats, and whys of the caliber, model, and make for that ideal, one and done gun but Ive seen precious little written about one very important issue that could turn your uber-pistol into a good looking paperweight. What if it breaks? Recently I had one of my Smith...
  • NRAs Second Amendment Victory Upheld by Federal Court

    02/25/2013 8:55:17 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    San Diego, CA --(Ammoland.com)- Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declined the State of Illinois petition to rehear en banc the Courts December 11, 2012 decision striking down as unconstitutional Illinois total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside ones home or business. Stay tuned to www.calgunlaws.com for further analysis on analysis of the orders potential ramifications, but you can read the order yourself here. The case is Shepard v. Madigan, and involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in...
  • AMD Elaborates on PS4's Custom ''Jaguar'' APU ( Sony's new Gaming Console uses x86 Architure)

    02/25/2013 8:51:41 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Tomshardware ^ | 11:00 PM - February 21, 2013 | Kevin Parrish
    AMD and Sony worked together to create a custom "Jaguar" APU.AMD's Vice President of Global Communications and Industry Marketing John Taylor recently "elaborated" on the APU that is packed in Sony's semi-announced PlayStation 4 console. He said the new gaming console is the first announced design win based on a semi-custom AMD APU which was jointly developed in coordination with Sony."At the most basic level, an APU is a single chip that combines general-purpose x86 central processing unit (CPU) cores with a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a variety of system elements, including memory controllers, specialized video decoders, display outputs,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 8:48:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 69 replies
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  • Photo of creature stirs controversy online

    02/25/2013 8:44:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 84 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 24, 2013
    NEWARK, N.J., - A photo of a creature caught in a New Jersey river has been stirring controversy on the entertainment website Reddit over whether or not it is Photoshopped. The picture was posted on Reddit about a week ago by a user called "jlitch" with the headline "Friend also caught this fishing in NJ," The (Newark, N.J.,) Star-Ledger reported Sunday. Since it has been posted, it has been viewed more than 1.2 million times and has received more than 2,000 comments, some of which questioned the authenticity of the photo. Jlitch posted additional photos three days that shows a...
  • Big government on the Big Island in Hawaii

    02/25/2013 8:34:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 22 February 2013 | Malia Zimmerman
    Hawaii has more government workers as a percentage of all workers than every state in the union save Alaska, a new poll by Gallup shows. Nearly three out of every 10 employees or 27.8 percent of employed adults in Hawaii work in a federal, state or local government agency, according to the survey. Hawaii falls behind the District of Columbia, at 29.2 percent, and Alaska, 28 percent. Driving the booming government payrolls are factors of geography, military strategy and the strength of unions here. Taxpayers in turn pay some of the highest rates in the country to support...
  • Uncle Sam's 4th Sticky Bun: Administration scares taxpayers to avoid budget cuts

    02/25/2013 8:34:11 AM PST · by Moseley · 6 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Will President Obamas sequester interrupt government services you depend on? The media runs alarmist stories about how average Americans will suffer if Uncle Sam has to pass up a fourth sticky bun for breakfast. Politicians often panic the public to keep the money flowing. Washington is warning of three-hour delays at airports. Remember: Democrats insisted on requiring airport security screeners to be federal employees. So now you must support Democratic spending plans or else. Since 2008, federal spending has increased by $800 billion per year. The looming sequester will shave off $100 billion per year. Washington will still be spending...
  • Tebow's Big Fumble: Soon, the ball will be thrown to each of us.

    02/25/2013 8:31:53 AM PST · by rhema · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/22/13 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    [ . . . ] No statement short of celebrating and affirming the normalization of homosexuality will be found acceptable to those now demanding an answer. Writing for Yahoo! Sports, Jay Busbee stated what is now obvious: "Whatever the reason for his cancellation, Tebow is fast approaching the point where he'll need to make more definitive stands on his own. . . . He has the power and potential to be an influential voice for his religion, but he'll need to decide how much of that religion he wishes to demonstrate." Now, take out Tebow's name and insert your own....
  • Apple Wobbles as Mobile World's Walls Come Down

    02/25/2013 8:30:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2.25
    America Movil, owned by the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, has meanwhile committed to launch Firefox OS phones in Mexico and "all possible markets" as soon as possible. "I believe this is the beginning of the end of walled gardens," the company's chief marketing officer Marco Quatorze said on Sunday. Deutsche Telekom's outgoing chief executive Rene Obermann, whose company will introduce Firefox OS devices in Poland this summer, called it "an important step on the way to more competition between the different ecosystems." And Mozilla isn't the only company seeking to level the mobile playing field.
  • Secretary Kerry's Maiden Speech

    02/25/2013 8:29:47 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    Stipulating that foreign aid can be an important part of American foreign policy, and further that trade is an important component of U.S. foreign policy; Secretary of State John Kerry made two really important mistakes in his maiden speech, delivered to a fawning audience of American university students. The first was in the definition of America's challenges in the second decade of the 21st Century. Mr. Kerry posited: "Our challenge is to tame the worst impulses of globalization even as we harness its ability to spread information and possibility, to offer even the most remote place on Earth the same...
  • CO: Secret energy lab spawns million dollar govt employee

    02/25/2013 8:29:39 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 24 November 2012 | Tori Richards (Watchdog)
    (Watch Dog) The federal governments dream of a renewable energy empire hinges on a scrubby outpost here, where scientists and executives doggedly explore a new frontier. If you live outside Colorado, you probably havent heard of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL for short. Its the place where solar panels, windmills and corn are deemed the energy source of the future and companies who support such endeavors are courted. Its also the place where highly paid staff decide how to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. And the public pays those decision-makers well: NRELs top executive, Dr....