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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...