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  • Janet Jackson says she has married Qatari billionaire

    02/25/2013 1:10:26 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25, 2013
    (Reuters) - Singer Janet Jackson said on Monday that she married her Qatari businessman boyfriend last year, quashing media reports of upcoming nuptials. Jackson, 46, the younger sister of the late singer Michael Jackson, was engaged to billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 37, last year but kept the news under wraps. "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony," Jackson and Al Mana said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities." The American singer...
  • FEDERAL COURT FINDS NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON

    02/25/2013 1:09:25 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-25 | Mytheos Holt
    While gun rights supporters might like to think the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is an absolute guarantee against government interference, according to at least one (relatively conservative) appeals court, they are severely mistaken. In fact, according to that same court, when it comes to carrying concealed weapons, the Second Amendment is basically irrelevant. Last Friday, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in the case of Peterson v. Martinez, a case involving the question of whether a state has an obligation to provide a concealed carry license to anyone who has been granted such...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: ‘Kyrzakhstan’

    02/25/2013 1:00:08 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 February 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Newly minted Secretary of State John Kerry is sweeping through Europe and the Middle East on a nine-nation tour, meeting with top global heads to forge diplomatic relations — and, apparently, even creating new countries. Mr. Kerry was trying to praise diplomats who were working on behalf of the United States in the Central Asian region, but in doing so, he created a new country. He thanked the diplomats for their work in “Kyrzakhstan,” according to various media reports, and credited their efforts in “support [of] democratic institutions in Kyrzakhstan and Georgia.” The National Review suggests Mr. Kerry could have...
  • Anything New in the Cold Fusion /LENR World?

    02/25/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by count-your-change · 13 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | 2/22/2013 | Steven B. Krivit
    Don't look for any cold fusion powered cars or water heaters. However this is an excellent article about one theory that purports to explain what LENR is and how it supposedly produces excess heat. The article deals with some of the background infighting over the spoils that come later. This is last part of the article and I think the most interesting: (Bushnell is a NASA scientist) "Unless Bushnell wants to suggest that he is privy to classified information, his suggestion of a slow-acting LENR experiment with extremely high-heat production that would melt windows is not believable. Bushnell also does...
  • The United States Heads to the South China Sea

    02/25/2013 12:57:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Foreignaffairs.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Michael T. Klare
    Why American Involvement Will Mean More Friction -- Not Less When U.S. officials are asked to comment on disputes over contested islands in the western Pacific, they invariably affirm that the Obama administration has no position on issues of sovereignty but opposes any use of force to resolve the matter. "Whether with regard to disputes in the South China Sea or in the East China Sea," Deputy Secretary of State William Burns declared last October in Tokyo, the United States "does not take a position on the question of ultimate sovereignty." True to form, he continued, "What we do take...
  • Dem Politician Defends Dressing in Afro and ‘Blackface’ for Jewish Holiday

    02/25/2013 12:53:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/25/2013 | Erica Ritz
    A veteran New York Assemblyman on Monday stood by his decision to wear blackface makeup, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume party in the face of criticism he called “political correctness to the absurd.” Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind wrote on his blog Monday that he doesn’t understand the criticism swirling around Albany, and doesn’t know why anyone would be offended by the costume he wore to a party he recently held at his home in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Hikind hired a makeup artist and wore an orange basketball jersey, sunglasses and...
  • ‘By All Means, Leave’: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. [To lib who opposes guns]

    02/25/2013 12:53:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 12:12pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    [Full title] ‘By All Means, Leave’: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. Gave a Citizen Who Wrote Him Opposing Concealed Carry in Schools Get out of here. That was one Wyoming state representative’s message to a resident who contacted him recently stating her opposition to a bill that would have allowed people with concealed carry permits to carry guns in public schools, colleges and sporting events. Rev. Audette Fulbright had emailed all state legislators, including Republican Rep. Hans Hunt, earlier this month to say she and her husband had just moved to Wyoming and were “seriously reconsidering” their decision...
  • Robert Gibbs: I was told not to 'acknowledge' drones

    02/25/2013 12:46:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/2013 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says he was instructed when he joined the administration not to “acknowledge” the existence of America’s drones program. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re not even to acknowledge the drone program,” he said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes.” “You’re not even to discuss that it exists.” Gibbs, who stressed that he was speaking only for himself, called that dynamic “crazy” and said that the lack of transparency surrounding the drones program “undermines” broader confidence in government.
  • FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate...

    02/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Business Wire via IBD ^ | 02/22/2013 | NA
    FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate for Treating HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer New Personalized Medicine Helped People in Phase III Study Live Longer, Compared to Standard Treatment -- SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kadcyla™(ado-trastuzumab emtansine or T-DM1) for the treatment of people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) who have received prior treatment with Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and a taxane chemotherapy. Kadcyla is the fourth medicine from Genentech to receive FDA approval for...
  • John Kerry jokes about killing George Bush [in case you missed it]

    02/25/2013 12:45:08 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    YouTube --> Hannity Colmes --> Bill Maher ^ | 2006 ?? | John Kerry on Bill Maher show
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HoaC3iRx44 http://newsbusters.org/node/8175 Maher: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. Kerry: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.
  • “Egypt slams Israeli policy on Palestinian prisoners”

    02/25/2013 12:44:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/25/2013 18:15 | (JPost.com Staff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    Egypt on Monday condemned Israeli policies concerning Palestinian prisoners in light of the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jadarat in Israeli custody over the weekend, Kuwait News Agency KUNA reported. In a press release, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr warned that the continuation of Israeli policies will lead to an explosion of the situation in the region, according to the report. KUNA cited Amr as saying he holds Israel responsible for any deterioration of the situation and calling on the international community to take a firm stance against Israel’s “inhuman practices against the Palestinian prisoners.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...
  • Military Draft Registration Could Come To An End

    02/25/2013 12:43:39 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nathan Francis
    Military draft registration could be coming to an end as two lawmakers are on a campaign to abolish the Selective Service System. Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, and Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, are the ones leading the charge to end military draft registration. They say the agency wastes millions of dollars each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft, The Associated Press noted.
  • Will Sen. Tom Coburn Buy Off on the "Schumer Sell-Out"?

    02/25/2013 12:42:37 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    Gon Owners of Americia ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer's staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is "on the verge" of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales -- and requiring virtually every American to get the government's approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner. According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn's reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF's practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473's -- a practice which has been documented by GOA --...
  • Grand Central Terminal Bomb Scare Reroutes Trains, Fires Up Twitter

    02/25/2013 12:39:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | February 24, 2013 11:02pm | Jess Wisloski
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down service of its shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central on Sunday night, and briefly had 4, 5 and 6 trains bypassing the station after a bomb scare halted activity to the transit hub, according to MTA officials. The NYPD would not comment on whether or not there had been a bomb threat in the station, and initially referred all inquiries to the MTA. At 9:40 p.m. a spokeswoman for the MTA subway system confirmed that the Times Square shuttle had been shut down, and 4, 5 and 6 trains were skipping the station...
  • Bruce Willis Hits Gun Control Laws With a Vengeance

    02/25/2013 12:33:12 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    In a recent interview promoting his upcoming movie "A Good Day to Die Hard," Willis said he's against the new gun control laws proposed by President Obama because he believes they could infringe on our Second Amendment rights. "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," Willis told The Associated Press. "If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?" Willis, whose films have grossed over $2 billion in North America, will...
  • The minimum wage for the self-employed is $0.00

    02/25/2013 12:32:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The American Experiment ^ | February 19, 2013 | King Banaian
    President Obama, in his State of the Union address this month, proposed raising the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. As recently as 2006 that rate was $5.15, and has been at its current level of $7.25 only since July 2009. The next day, as if not to be outdone, two Minnesota state legislators proposed raising Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour from $6.15 presently. (Minnesota businesses currently follow the federal minimum.) After years of consensus among economists on the effects of the minimum wage, the last twenty years has seen renewed debate over whether minimum wage laws reduce...
  • School Board Approves Contract Forcing Teachers To Pay Union

    02/25/2013 12:30:29 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/23/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Taylor Public Schools has become the first public organization to approve a contract with a union that prohibits union members from exercising their right to not pay dues or fees to the union as a condition of employment. That right will be available to union members across the state March 28 if their current contract has expired by then. Michigan became the nation's 24th right-to-work state late last year. The nine-year “union security clause” expires July 1, 2023. It was approved by the Taylor School Board and ratified by the Taylor Federation of Teachers AFT Local 1085 AFL-CIO members. Numerous...
  • Tensions rapidly escalating around South China Sea

    02/25/2013 12:30:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/13 11:13 PM EST | JOEL BRINKLEY
    China’s assertion that almost all of the South China Sea and adjacent waters are part of its territory seems to be growing more dangerous with each passing week.China and Japan are scrambling fighter jets in their faceoff over disputed islands. Last month, China “painted” a Japanese military helicopter and destroyer with weapons-lock radar — bringing harsh criticism from Japanese and American military officials.
  • "Loud Groans" Heard in Academy Awards Media Room When Michelle Obama Announced As Surprise Presenter

    02/25/2013 12:27:41 PM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | February 25, 2013 | Debra Heine
    In response to Finke: Michelle at Oscars 'unnecessary and inappropriate': According to Clear Channel’s Steven Gregory on Twitter:
  • Marriage group will 'take out' GOPers who support same-sex unions

    02/25/2013 12:27:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 02/25/2013
    A national group that has spent millions to defend the traditional definition of marriage has pledged to spend $500,000 against any Republicans who vote to legalize same-sex marriage. The move comes less than a week after Republican state Sen. Branden Petersen of Andover said he was considering becoming a co-author of a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. “Republicans like Branden Petersen don’t realize that not only is voting to redefine marriage a terrible policy, it is also a career-ending vote for a Republican,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. “NOM will do everything in...
  • FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

    02/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Feb 25 2013 - 2:55pm | John Eggerton
    Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC's first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and its imposition of a carriage remedy. While the judges usually wield a gavel, in this case is was more like a hammer, with the FCC mostly on the receiving end. Between the serious First Amendment issues with the FCC's carriage remedy expressed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the contract issues on which Judge...
  • Oscar Pistorious Jokes (and so it starts.....)

    02/25/2013 12:19:44 PM PST · by llevrok · 18 replies
    eMail | 2/25/2013
    Pistorius said he wanted to be just like able bodied athletes, who knew he meant OJ Simpson? Absolutely shocking news from South Africa ... White man arrested for murder. Just because he has no legs doesn't mean he's unarmed. Oscar pistorius's legal defense- he hasn't got a leg to stand on. New evidence has been found outside the Pistorious home that completely acquits him of his girlfriend's murder. Footprints. It must have been dark when Oscar Pitorius shot his girlfriend ... He said he couldn't see two feet in front of him. Shame about Oscar Pistorius ... the man had...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation (Feb. 25, 2013)

    02/25/2013 12:17:43 PM PST · by Faith · 11 replies
    February 25, 2013 | Faith
    But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. I Corinthians 1: 27
  • Scooby SNAPs: New York organization offers ‘Pet Food Stamps’

    02/25/2013 12:16:16 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 0/2 | Caroline May
    The number of people in America on Food Stamps remains at an all-time high, and now a new program is allowing Fido, Garfield and their peers to get in on the goods. While the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program administered by the states, Pet Food Stamps is a New York-based nonprofit that helps pet owners who can’t afford to support their animal friends. “The Pet Food Stamps program … has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet food and pet supplies. In these...
  • Are gun owners the new smokers? Agenda 2013

    02/25/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 21, 2013 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Oregon gun owners cheered by the demise of Sen. Ginny Burdick's proposals to ban large magazines and scary-looking semiautomatic weapons should leave the Champagne in the fridge for the time being. The Legislature's gun-control advocates are still hard at work, and the direction in which they're heading would create problems for law-abiding citizens over the long term and, perhaps, do nothing to enhance public safety. We're leery of slippery-slope arguments, but two concepts supported by Burdick and Sen. Floyd Prozanski, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, could grease the transformation of concealed-handgun policy into something resembling smoking policies around the...
  • Fox Reporting HUGE Explosion in Damascus

    02/25/2013 12:10:53 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 111 replies
    Just now.. breaking on Shepard Smith's show. Huge explosion in Damascus.
  • Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dies

    02/25/2013 12:05:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | February 25, 2013 | Wade Tatangelo
    A nationally acclaimed guitar great and cherished member of the Sarasota-Bradenton music scene has passed. "Dangerous" Dan Toler – former guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman Band and Dickey Betts’ Great Southern group – died today at age 65, according to Gregg Allman Band mate and close friend Chaz Trippy. Toler was battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and living in the Whitfield area of Manatee County.
  • Here's A Potential Sequel To Argo, But It Wont Be "Based" On A True Story...

    02/25/2013 12:03:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It will absolutely be a true story.
  • The Fairy Tale on Spending Cuts

    02/25/2013 12:01:36 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | February 22, 2013 | Michael D. Tanner
    The sequester is coming, the sequester is coming,” cries Chicken Little, speaking of the across-the-board spending reductions set to kick in next Friday. As a result, much of the Washington establishment, politicians of both parties, and the media are bracing for the apocalypse. Henny Penny worries about poisoned meat going uninspected, the air traffic control system shutting down, and schools being forced to close. Meanwhile Turkey Lurkey is afraid that national security is threatened because our military will be gutted. And Foxy Loxy is concerned there will be massive job losses and our economy will crash. The reality, though, is...
  • Ibex Yells at Guy!-Video (Arguing with Liberals)

    02/25/2013 11:59:56 AM PST · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-25-11 | JP II Be Not Afraid
    Something to lighten your day. Ibex Yells at Guy!
  • Mozilla's Firefox OS unlikely to reach the U.S. market until 2014

    02/25/2013 11:37:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    fiercewireless.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Phil Goldstein
    Emerging markets will be the first to get the devices *********************************************EXCERPT************************************** BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla formally launched its Firefox OS here ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress. However, the smartphone platform is focusing its attention on emerging markets and will likely not launch in the U.S. market until 2014.Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser, said the first Firefox OS devices will be available to consumers in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela, and that additional markets will be announced soon. The platform seems clearly aimed at emerging markets, and Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the platform...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 11:34:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 25-March 1, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Note to Libs from THE AMERICAN SOLDIER:

    02/25/2013 11:29:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Landau: If Terrorists Want to Starve Themselves, Let 'Em

    02/25/2013 11:27:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13 | David Lev
    Water and Energy Minister Uzi Landau – who has a rich defense background, having served in the past as Public Security Minister – said that Israel should respect the wishes of terrorists who preferred to starve themselves, and not try to figure out ways to convince them to eat. “This hunger strike and the riots in their wake is just another provocation by the Palestinian Authority,” he said. “We must not panic.” Speaking to Arutz Sheva Monday, Landau said that the PA was going out of its way to cause riots, as a “greeting,” and a message, to U.S. President...
  • ObamaCare and the '29ers'

    02/25/2013 11:26:02 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2013 | Staff
    Here's a trend you'll be reading more about: part-time "job sharing," not only within firms but across different businesses. It's already happening across the country at fast-food restaurants, as employers try to avoid being punished by the Affordable Care Act. In some cases we've heard about, a local McDonalds has hired employees to operate the cash register or flip burgers for 20 hours a week and then the workers head to the nearby Burger King or Wendy's to log another 20 hours. Other employees take the opposite shifts. Welcome to the strange new world of small-business hiring under ObamaCare. The...
  • Obama Warns: Budget Cuts will Slow Economy, Eliminate Jobs

    02/25/2013 11:22:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13
    US President Barack Obama warned warring politicians Monday it was time to start governing as Washington headed into another manufactured crisis threatening the fragile economy. Obama told an annual meeting of state governors at the White House that huge budget cuts due to hit on March 1 would "slow our economy, eliminate good jobs" and leave Americans with "thinly stretched" budgets wondering what to do, AFP reported. The president is demanding that congressional Republicans stave off a set of arbitrary, automatic spending cuts known as the sequester by closing tax loopholes that benefit the rich and corporations. "We can't just...
  • Using financial trading taxes to deal with technological unemployment

    02/25/2013 11:21:20 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    aei ^ | 2. 25 | James Pethokoukis
    Hutchinson recommends a 0.01%-0.02% Pigovian tax on trading stocks and bonds and a 0.05% tax on derivatives to tamp down on such speculation. It’s an interesting idea. Not only might it give investors greater confidence in the stock market, the revenue could be used to lower the overall corporate tax rate. In Congress, Democrats Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. Peter DeFazio are reintroducing their transaction tax bill, which would raise nearly $400 billion over a decade —though not lower corporate tax rates. Banking analyst Jaret Seiberg of Guggeneheim Washington Research Group gives it poor odds: –Financial firms have done an...
  • Limited Mortgage Finance Role for U.S. Government Gains Support (From 3 Retired Senators)

    02/25/2013 11:16:37 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/25/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    <p>Bloomberg/Businessweek has an interesting article on the upcoming “bipartisan” panel entitled “Limited Mortgage Finance Role for U.S. Government Gains Support”.</p>
  • White House [OMB] Report Claims Sequestration Will Affect Federal Department That No Longer Exists

    02/25/2013 11:16:23 AM PST · by jiggyboy · 22 replies
    reason.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Mike Riggs
    If you want a thorough agency-by-agency rundown of the budget cuts sequestration would deliver, the Office of Management and Budget has you covered. In compliance with The Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012, the OMB sent a detailed report to Congress in September 2012. But there's a small problem with the report: One of the cuts it warns against would affect an agency that no longer exists--and didn't exist when the OMB sent its report to congress. The first line item on page 121 of the OMB's September 2012 report says that under sequestration the National Drug Intelligence Center would lose...
  • ORGANIZER OF GUN APPRECIATION DAY CALLS OUT THE RACIST OUTCOME OF GUN CONTROL

    02/25/2013 11:12:12 AM PST · by lward99 · 5 replies
    EqualGunRights.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Larry Ward
    Larry Ward, President of Political Media and principle organizer of Gun Appreciation Day, today released the following statement along with a video supporting a new project, EqualGunRights.com. The video, produced in collaboration with the Second Amendment Foundation, highlights the disproportionate impact of gun control laws on the African-American population, and how that discrimination leaves large groups unable to defend themselves, their families, or their businesses. DO MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND RAHM EMANUEL WANT TO DISARM AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HISPANICS? Bloomberg and Emanuel may not have racist intents, but the gun control they are pushing has real life racial consequences. “It doesn't...
  • Civil Rights and the Collapse of Birmingham, Ala.

    02/25/2013 11:10:59 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/25/2013 | John Bennett
    Birmingham, Alabama is considered by many to be the birthplace of the civil rights movement. Today, African-Americans in Birmingham benefit from a numerical majority in the population, corresponding majorities in government jobs, and political control of the city. But civil rights won't address what ails the city now. Birmingham is recognized as one of the most violent and poorly-run cities in the nation. The city runs a massive deficit, and is county seat of Jefferson County, which recently cut a deal with a European bank as part of the largest government bankruptcy in U.S. history. Underlying this fiasco is a...
  • Why DOW 20,000 Is Inevitable: Dow Jones Industrial Average

    02/25/2013 11:08:51 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    Dow Record in sight: We are 200 points from breaking a new high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) which got me looking back at assets over the last 25 years in relation to the value of the US Dollar Index and the overall money supply. Some of the best performing assets are the stock market and gasoline with bonds and housing putting in steady gains. Of course with all assets you get a whole lot more bang for your buck if you happen to time the market correctly. And assets like Stocks, Housing and Gasoline all have crash...
  • The State of Colorado Part I: Denver Day of Resistance (VIDEO)

    02/25/2013 11:08:25 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Guns. com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Protesters from across the state of Colorado scaled the steps up to the capitol building in Denver, rallying against the proposed gun control measures legislators will be voting on later this year. It was called the Denver Day of Resistance. An estimated 400 to 500 people made it to the rally, and passers-by showed their support by honking regularly as they drove past the crowd. There was no counter-protest, there was no conflict with the police, just a few hundred people cheering, singing, praying and showing their support for gun rights. It was one “hallelujah” short of preaching to the...
  • App showcasing aircraft (360 view) of military cockpits now available

    02/25/2013 11:03:13 AM PST · by llevrok · 6 replies
    2/15/2013 - DAYTON, Ohio -- Look inside some of history's greatest aircraft with the new ACI Cockpit360º app available from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and AeroCapture Images. The free app features high-definition panoramic photos of more than 20 cockpits from many well-known aircraft on display at the museum, including the B-29 Bockscar that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, to end World War II, and the F-4C in which legendary fighter pilot Col. Robin Olds and weapons system officer Lt. Stephen Croker destroyed two MiG-17s in a single day during the Southeast Asia War. Several...
  • Ray LaHood: Sequester will disrupt air travel even though we get more money for fewer flights now

    02/25/2013 11:02:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    We picked on CNN's Candy Crowley last week, so it's only fair to highlight her effort here in demolishing Ray LaHood in his attempt to push the Nightmare on Sequester Street hysteria, FAA edition. Air travel will go haywire if the sequester cuts take place, LaHood warns, but Crowley notes that (a) even with the sequester, the FAA will have more money in this year's budget than last year's, (b) the cuts bring the FAA back to their 2008 funding level in real dollars, and (c) the level of domestic flights has dropped by 27% since 9/11. So why the...
  • Skyfall failed at the Oscars because it is ridiculous and overhyped and..

    02/25/2013 10:55:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | By Dan Hodges
    On Saturday evening I sat down to watch Skyfall, which has just been released on DVD. And I did so with a little bit of patriotic pride in my heart. Here was a British film, with a true British hero, to give those swaggering Yank blockbusters a run for their money. OK, it may have been snubbed by "The Academy", I thought, but we all know why. • WARNING: if you haven't seen Skyfall, this piece contains some spoilers
  • Sowell: Shepherds and Sheep

    02/25/2013 10:50:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 26, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging." Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that "people make a lot of mistakes." Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging. What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other...
  • 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>