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  • The Road To Hell Is Authenticated By Facebook

    02/25/2013 8:47:15 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 21 replies
    Dark Reading ^ | 2-21 | Larry Seltzer
    [ OAuth allows us to log into many sites using familiar credentials, from Twitter, Facebook, Google or Microsoft. The main author of the original OAuth 1.0 spec says these giants took it and made OAuth 2.0 a monstrous, complex, and insecure mess that has already brought us significant vulnerabilities] Egor Homakov hacked Facebook the other day, and while that's interesting all on its own, it's much more interesting as the advance guard of what will surely be a busy season of attacks against sites authenticating with OAuth 2.0. The hack, which also employs a Chrome bug, allows Homakov to obtain...
  • Open for Business-Oyster company wins emergency injunction

    02/25/2013 8:40:45 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-25-2013 | Andrew Evans
    Open for Business Oyster company wins emergency injunction suspending administration’s decision pending appeal BY: Andrew EvansFebruary 25, 2013 5:58 pm The Drakes Bay Oyster Company won a preliminary injunction from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, suspending a decision by the Department of the Interior to close the oyster farm until the case can be further litigated, Cause of Action announced Monday.Secretary of the interior Ken Salazar decided last year not to renew the oyster company’s special use permit to operate on federally owned land. The land has been designated a wildlife preserve.The company would have had to close...
  • Will Apple Exist 3 Years From Now? How Much Will It Be Worth?

    02/25/2013 8:33:15 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 52 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Feb 22 2013, 7:01 | James A. Kostohryz
    The industry that Apple operates in is notoriously fickle, cutthroat, cruel and unforgiving. The product cycle for Apple's most important product lines - iPhone and iPad -is alarmingly short. In three years or less, the mobile phones and tablet computers that Apple produces today will be obsolete in the marketplace. Furthermore, the competitive landscape will be different three years from now. There will be entirely new products replacing the old ones that are currently in the marketplace, and there will be new companies competing to provide those products with the best possible quality and at the lowest possible price. Absolutely...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-26-13

    02/25/2013 8:29:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 02-26-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 26, 2013 Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah! Wash yourselves clean!Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;cease doing evil; learn to do good.Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,hear the orphans plea, defend the widow. Come now, let us set things right,says the LORD:Though your sins be like scarlet,they may become white as snow;Though they be crimson red,they may become white as wool.If you are willing, and obey,you shall eat the good things of...
  • Amazing Doc Severinsen tracks

    02/25/2013 8:28:44 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 25 Feb 2013 | Steely
    Some remarkable music from Doc Severinsen and most of the members of the old Tonight Show. These guys are the creme-de-la-creme of the LA session community in the late '60s. At the time this album was made, the Beatles were still together. You can hear their influence, as well as that of Blood Sweat and Tears in this music. When my high school band teacher heard this, his comment was "they probably did one run-through before they recorded that." Enjoy.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Fly Me to the Moons

    02/25/2013 8:24:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | February 25, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sometimes the Moon is a busy direction. Last week, for example, our very Moon passed in front of the planet Jupiter. While capturing this unusual spectacle from New South Wales, Australia, a quick-thinking astrophotographer realized that a nearby plane might itself pass in front of the Moon, and so quickly reset his camera to take a continuous series of short duration shots. As hoped, for a brief instant, that airplane, the Moon, and Jupiter were all visible in a single exposure, which is shown above. But the project was not complete -- a longer exposure was then taken to...
  • Why Was Michelle Obama At The Oscars?

    02/25/2013 8:20:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Why Was Michelle Obama At The Oscars? Posted by Jennifer Rubin 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. Michelle Obama, with service members behind her, announcing the winner of the Best Picture Academy Award (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) She declared of the Best Picture nominees, They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find...
  • Mitsubishi i available for just $69 a month in this outrageous lease (100% electric)

    02/25/2013 8:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    AutoBlogGreen ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jon LeSage
    O'Brien Mitsubishi, based in Normal, IL, is offering something way outside the norm: an absurdly low lease price the cheapest we've ever seen for on an electric vehicle. AutoblogGreen reader Josh K. could hardly believe what he saw when driving by a rotating banner advertising the a Mitsubishi i-MiEV recently: $69 a month for 24 months. That compares with the official Mitsubishi lease program from last fall, which was $249 a month for three years. Yes, it sounds too good to be true. So we called the dealership and had the lease offering confirmed. Salesman Scott Lovett explained...
  • C. Everett Koop has died

  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Redemption

    02/25/2013 8:06:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941)Part One: The Creed The Redemption Lesson 8 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe ... in Jesus Christ ... who ... suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead ..." 90. What is meant by the Redemption? By the Redemption is meant that Jesus Christ, as the Redeemer of the whole human race,...

    02/25/2013 8:01:11 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Texas lawmaker is launching an investigation after a high school teacher reportedly invited her female students to dress in burqas and refer to Muslim terrorists as freedom fighters. State Sen. Dan Patrick told Fox News he is very disturbed by a Facebook photograph posted by one of the students in a world geography class at Lumberton High School, which showed them in Islamic garb. He also is investigating reports that the students were forced to write an essay based on an article in The Washington Post that blamed Egypts turmoil on democracy rather than the Muslim Brotherhood. Parents are...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Incarnation

    02/25/2013 7:52:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed The Incarnation Lesson 7 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe ... in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost (Spirit), born of the Virgin Mary ..." 77. Did God abandon man after Adam fell into sin? God did not abandon man after Adam fell into sin, but promised to send into the world a Saviour to free man from his sins and to reopen to him the gates of heaven.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten son, that whosoever believeth...
  • Tesla: 100% Market Share in Silicon Valley [for new cars $100K and up]

    02/25/2013 7:49:11 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies ^ | 02/12/13 | Anton Wahlman
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The plural of anecdote is statistics. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. So take what I am about to say for whatever it is worth. Maybe nothing. I own some Tesla (TSLA) stock, after all, just so I can go to the annual shareholder meeting, get a free coffee and be my usual pest. You could argue that what I am about to present is the equivalent of saying, "I've never seen a non-Apple (AAPL) tablet out in the wild, so therefore..." -- and you would be right. But people are still justifying this kind...
  • Farm theme boosts enrollment in rural Kansas school

    02/25/2013 7:44:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 February 2013 | Kevin Murphy
    The first clue is a sign "Fresh Eggs for Sale" in front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field and the sounds of farm animals greet pupils every morning. This is not your ordinary elementary school. It is the Walton Rural Life Center, a kindergarten-through-fourth grade charter school in rural Kansas that uses agriculture to teach students about math, science, economics - and responsibility. The farm theme is so popular that the center has a waiting list to enroll and has given the town of Walton, population 235, a boost, said Mayor Evan Johnson. "It's...
  • Liberal Reporter (Savannah Guthrie) Helps Prove Obama's Birth Certificate Has Been Altered.

    02/25/2013 7:39:18 PM PST · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 51 replies
    Please pay attention very closely to this informative evidence easily explained in the video. It is clear proof that the document that Savannah Guthrie held and took a picture of on April 27, 2011 was a creation.
  • Food Stamps ... For Pets?

    02/25/2013 7:36:41 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Anjuli Sastry
    When man falls on hard times, what's his best friend to do? A new donation-based program called Pet Food Stamps aims to provide food stamps for pets of low-income families and for food stamp recipients who otherwise could not afford to feed their pets, reported ABC affiliate KVIA in Las Cruces, N.M. Based in New York, the program is open to anyone in the United States. More than 45,000 pets have already been signed up in the past two weeks, according to the program's founder and executive director Marc Okon. Once need and income is verified, the families will receive...
  • Jimmy Carter unloads on Obama

    02/25/2013 7:35:49 PM PST · by wesagain · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "'Grieved' that U.S. now approaching 'zero influence'"Jimmy Carter knows who to blame for the worlds troubles: the United States. Speaking Sunday in San Francisco, the former president told the Commonwealth Club,Our country is now looked upon as the foremost war-like nation on earth, and there is almost a complete dearth now of commitment of America to negotiate differences with others. Its just the latest slam on the U.S. Hes also blasted staunch allies Britain and Israel, while offering words of support for America-haters Iran, Hamas, Saddam Hussein and North Korea. This time, Carter even scorched the Obama administration for its...
  • Michelle Obamas Oscar presentation raises questions about the role of a first lady

    02/25/2013 7:33:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post's Style ^ | February 25, 2013 | Krissah Thompson
    Is this what Michelle Obama looks like untethered to the pressure of a campaign? Is she free to follow her whims without worries about political backlash? The first lady became the buzz of the weekend when she beamed into the Academy Awards from the White House to present the award for best picture with Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson. Attendees and viewers were flabbergasted at the satellite image of the elegantly dressed Obama, flanked by young service members in full regalia, opening the envelope to name Ben Afflecks Argo the winner. It just seem[ed] so natural because the whole thing is...
  • Medical Preparedness with Doomandbloom - an AAR

    02/25/2013 7:31:42 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 35 replies
    Self, with doomandbloom ^ | 25 FEB 2013 | Old Sarge
    Greetings, Folks! Today I'd like to share with you what The Bride and I did over this last weekend, because it was pretty exciting stuff. The Bride had the opportunity to enroll in a Medical Seminar geared to disaster medicine, including suturing, stapling and wound care, taught by none other then Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy of On Sunday, we made the trek to Weston, FL, just west of Ft. Lauderdale. In the class were eighteen people (including three MD's) learning how to suture wounds using stitch and staples; nine folks were in the back of the room, schmoozing...
  • To solve our debt problems, lets sell Alaska

    02/25/2013 7:24:29 PM PST · by mgist · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/25/13 | WP
    To solve our debt problems, lets sell Alaska Treadwell makes a strong case for a home-grown offer. He notes that of Alaskas 365 million acres, the state government already owns 103 million, which were deeded at the time of statehood. An additional 44 million acres came with the Alaska Native Claims Act. U.S. cash in our till would barely cover a week of federal deficits, but we believe the potential here is worth trillions, especially if we gained freedom to drill it, Treadwell said. Location, location, location.
  • State House Passes Restrictions on Federal Gun Law Enforcement

    02/25/2013 7:23:58 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 2 replies
    KTUU Channel 2 News ^ | February 25, 2013 | Chris Klint
    The state House passed a controversial measure criminalizing federal enforcement of some gun laws in Alaska Monday, highlighting lawmakers interest in addressing perceived federal overreach throughout the state. House Bill 69, which was sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski), passed on a 31-5 vote. As initially proposed, it would make any attempt by a federal employee to enforce new gun restrictions a misdemeanor in the state -- but the substitute version of the bill passed by the House Monday upgraded the charge to a class C felony. "I can't believe that anybody is going to try and follow...
  • NRA Uses Justice Memo to Accuse Obama on Guns

    02/25/2013 7:19:56 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 24, 2013 | Stafff
    The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support. The NRA's assertion and its obtaining of the memo in the first place underscore the no-holds-barred battle under way as Washington's fight over gun restrictions heats up. The memo, under the name of one of the Justice Department's leading crime researchers, critiques the effectiveness of gun control proposals, including some of...
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obamas Workplace Violence Classification of Fort Hood

    02/25/2013 7:13:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go." WASHINGTON On Wednesday, the court-martial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will creep forward at its glacial pace with a motions hearing to hear defense requests on a change of venue and the makeup of the panel that will potentially hear the case. Facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder and potentially the death penalty Hasans trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...
  • Gun rights betrayal (USMC Vet NY GOP Rep. Michael Grimm supporting Cuomo's gun ban)

    02/25/2013 7:05:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jack Kemp
    Their official name is the Richmond County Tea Party Patriots -- and they arguably put Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) in office twice, first in 2010 when Tea Party supported this U.S. Marine veteran for the U.S. House, and again in 2012. Grimm won the 2010 general election for his district which covers both parts of New York City's Staten Island and Brooklyn with 51 percent of the vote. Grimm won the 2012 general election for the post-Census New York 11th District with 52.8 percent of the vote. One doubts Michael Grimm could have gotten into office in this "purple" District...
  • Cops request realistic targets of pregnant women and children

    02/25/2013 6:57:00 PM PST · by The Working Man · 60 replies
    American Vision News ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Joel McDurmon
    A shooting target company is now providing realistic targets depicting pregnant women, elderly men, young women, and children. An interview with a company representative revealed that the targets were made available upon request by law enforcement agencies. The company has to date received $5.5 million in contracts from DHS. pregnant woman target
  • Watchdog Alleges Google Leaked Personal Data To App Developers

    02/25/2013 6:54:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 3:17 PM | Vytas Safronikas
    SANTA MONICA ( — A consumer advocate group on Monday urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate whether alleged privacy violations by Google were in violation of state law. KNX 1070′s Vytas Safronikas reports Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog said federal regulators must also take action to prevent the search engine from sharing personal data with mobile application developers. The allegations stem from whether Google violated the so-called “Buzz Consent Order” with the Federal Trade Commission by sending personal information to app developers about each user who purchased an app from Google — without obtaining the user’s permission. Personal information...
  • Comcast 'a threat to the open Internet,' former Obama adviser argues

    02/25/2013 6:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Dailly Caller ^ | 2/25/13 | Anne Hobson
    A former adviser to President Barack Obama criticized Comcasts acquisition of NBC Universal as evidence of consumer-hostile business practices in the communications industry, Ars Technica reports. Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard, served as Obamas special assistant for science, technology and innovation policy. In her book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, Crawford implicates AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner, Apple, Google and Microsoft, as well as Comcast. She states that these companies tacitly cooperate by carving out their separate areas of expertise, resulting in overpriced products and services for consumers. Crawford argues for...
  • 20 Most Miserable U.S. Cities to Live In

    02/25/2013 6:47:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    20 Most Miserable U.S. Cities to Live In Forbes magazine released its dubious 2013 list of the most miserable cities in the United States of America. With the new list for the new year came a new city listed at the top of the list as Detroit, Michigan replaces last years most miserable city of Miami, Florida. The magazine cites Detroits high unemployment, violent crimes, shrinking population, and its financial crisis as reasons for giving the city the title. The list created by Forbes involves the scrutiny of the countrys largest urban areas which are then ranked via factors such...
  • : What happened to the Golden State?

    02/25/2013 6:45:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    California is no longer a model that other states want to or should emulate. It currently has the nation's third highest unemployment rate, its highest poverty rate and more than one-third of the nation's welfare recipients. To make a long story short, the same political constituencies that have made Brown's Democratic Party invincible at the ballot box have also made the state unable to compete economically. These unions also make it impossible to improve how government services are delivered to taxpayers. As a result, while California once had the most admired education system in the nation, it now ranks near...
  • Man arrested for death threats against Rep. Rhonda Fields over gun legislation (Colorado)

    02/25/2013 6:45:18 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 06:19pm, February 25, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER Police have arrested a man accused of making a death threat against state Rep. Rhonda Fields, the sponsor of two controversial gun control legislation measures at the Capitol, FOX31 Denver is first to report. Franklin Sain, 42, a Colorado Springs resident, was arrested Friday for allegedly sending harassing voice mails and emails to Fields, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson. He was arrested for investigation of harassment and attempt to influence a public official, Jackson said. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrisey will ultimately decide whether to file felony charges against Sain, who has already bonded out of jail....
  • DHS steals TechCrunch founders boat over paperwork error

    02/25/2013 6:44:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/25/13 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Michael Arrington is a prominent tech blogger, who sold his site Tech Crunch to AOL in 2010. As such, this particular story of government overreach, starring a gleeful bureaucrat taking the property of a citizen operating in good faith, may get a wider audience than the usual conservatives and libertarians who catch wind of such things. Good. For every story that gets attention, there are countless abuses that dont. The story starts with Arrington buying himself a boat. He lives in Seattle, where theres much boating to be done. Having paid for the boat, named her, and had her imported...
  • A response to Joe Biden's shotgun comments‏

    02/25/2013 6:39:21 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    The brother nails it
  • New York City, Atlanta to Commemorate Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/25/2013 6:30:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    The anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin has led to a number of commemorative events in various cities around the country. The 17-year-old high school student was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, on Feb. 26, 2012, sparking a national controversy. In the aftermath of the teenagers death, there were a number of rallies in support of his family and denouncing racial profiling and gun violence. A candlelight vigil will be held on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in New York Citys Union Square Park, with a moment of silence to begin shortly after...
  • CA: Capitalism's Last Stand - Start-Up Mania Hits San Quentin Prison as Inmates Turn Entrepreneurs

    02/25/2013 6:27:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 February 2013 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Start-up mania hits San Quentin prison as inmates turn entrepreneurs One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and tech bloggers to explain their dreams of changing the world. For these exuberant times in Silicon Valley, the scene was familiar; the setting, less so. With the young and ambitious flocking again to northern California to launch Internet companies, there were signs one recent morning that start-up mania has taken hold even behind the faded granite walls of California's most notorious prison. 'Live stream has gone mainstream. Mobile...
  • Presidential electoral vote changes supported by delegates at Michigan Republican Party convention

    02/25/2013 6:24:38 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 19 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | Tim Martin
    LANSING, MI - Delegates at the recent Michigan Republican Party state convention overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution in support of a plan that would change how the state awards electoral votes in presidential elections. The convention support could provide momentum for some Republicans in the state Legislature who want to divide electoral votes primarily based on winners in individual congressional districts a dramatic change from Michigans current winner-take-all format. Michigan currently awards all of its 16 electoral votes to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Last year, that was President Barack Obama, who defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in...
  • Analysis: Castro successor lacks charisma but is experienced manager

    02/25/2013 6:19:00 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25, 2013 | Marc Frank
    When Cuban President Raul Castro named former engineering professor and long-time Communist Party insider Miguel Diaz-Canel as his first vice president and potential successor on Sunday, he chose managerial skills over flair. Diaz-Canel, 52, is the youngest non-military man to come so close to the pinnacle of power in Cuba since the Castro brothers took power in 1959. He was appointed first vice president on Sunday at a meeting of the National Assembly where Castro also announced he would step down in 2018 at the end of his second five-year term as president. Diaz-Canel would step into the presidency if...
  • The Top 5 Lies About Biotech Crops - Don't believe the anti-biotech hype.

    02/25/2013 6:16:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | February 22, 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    The Institute for Responsible Technology, an organization opposed to crop biotechnology, has published a list of reasons to avoid GMOsthat is, genetically modified food. Its a mish-mash of misinformation and disinformation. All of the institutes assertions are unfounded, but here are the five most dubious claims on the list. 1. GMOs Are UnhealthyEvery independent scientific body that has ever evaluated the safety of biotech crops has found them to be safe for humans to eat.Credit: Library of CongressA 2004 report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) concluded that no adverse health effects attributed to genetic engineering have been documented...
  • MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama

    02/25/2013 6:14:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You've surely heard by now that Michelle Obama presented the Academy Award for Best Picture last evening. On Monday, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, appearing on Hardball, said, "Could Laura Bush have done it? No. If she'd appeared at the Oscars, I don't think she would have been greeted with the same amount of warmth" (video follows with transcript and commentary): MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Let me ask you about the Obamas. This is the second time politicians have gotten into these awards. Bill Clinton was involved with...
  • Sex offenders $1.2M tab

    02/25/2013 6:12:12 PM PST · by massmike · 2 replies ^ | 02/25/2013 | Erin Smith
    The states most dangerous sex predators ran up a $1.2 million taxpayer-funded legal tab last year by quietly using an obscure provision in state law that lets them hire public defenders to go behind closed doors and argue to keep their identities and whereabouts secret, a Herald review found. Since 2003, when the state ordered the most dangerous, or Level 3, sex offenders be posted on a public website, convicts have flooded the Committee for Public Counsel Services with requests for lower, laxer classification. Since then, the public defenders office has had to shell out skyrocketing sums for lawyers to...
  • VA Unconstitutionally Tries To Disarm Veterans

    02/25/2013 6:07:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: Veterans who bore arms to defend their country are receiving letters that they may be declared mentally incompetent and have their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms stripped from them. Welcome home. The contempt by the Obama administration for our Constitution and our rights has reached a new low with news the Veterans Administration has begun sending letters to veterans telling them they will be declared mentally incompetent and stripped of the Second Amendment rights unless they can prove to unnamed bureaucrats to the contrary. On Thursday, Michael Connelly, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation,...
  • 2013 Lobby Day & Rally (ALBANY, NY)

    02/25/2013 6:07:00 PM PST · by panaxanax · 5 replies
    NYSRPA ^ | 25 Feb. 2013 | New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
    Come lobby your legislators on gun rights, meet with your friends and voice your displeasure! The SAFE ACT Must Go!! Special Guest Speaker NRA President David Keene
  • Chris Matthews Offers To Help Hillarys 2016 Campaign: Well Get You In There

    02/25/2013 6:04:11 PM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    According to TV critic David Zurawik, MSNBC's hiring of ex-Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs makes the so-callend news network almost "a bona fide organ of state propaganda." Hours after this was published Monday, Hardball's Chris Matthews offered his services to Hillary Clinton - along with those of MSNBC contributors Howard Fineman and Joan Walsh - in order to get her elected president in 2016 (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): At the end of a lengthy discussion about Clinton's chances in 2016 - never mind that Election Day is 44 months away! - Walsh said, "I think...
  • Borking Immigration Hawks

    02/25/2013 6:00:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | John O'Sullivan
    Mario, I really think we are going to have to sit down around a decent bottle of Argentinean Malbec and thrash these matters out amicably. So, in the meantime, I dont want to throw a match onto the tinder youve been gathering around the stake for your auto-da-fe. You should at least modify your condemnation of immigration hawks, since you are the one going up in flames. Very briefly, heres why: You are alleging that immigration hawks are not conservatives and dont deserve conservative allies because some of them are (coercive) population controllers. In order to make this stick logically,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia ~ 26 FEB 2013

    02/25/2013 5:58:19 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Base Quantico is located near Triangle, Virginia. Known as the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps", it is a major Marine Corps training base, covering nearly 100 square miles. The Corps's Combat Development Command is based here, which develops strategies for Marine combat, and makes up most of the community of over 12,000 military and civilian personnel, including families. Spaniards visited Quantico 40 years before Jamestown was settled and Captain John Smith explored the Potomac banks in 1608. Tobacco was the main product of early...
  • Microsoft's next Windows Blue test build said to be a public preview

    02/25/2013 5:48:43 PM PST · by tje · 13 replies
    ZD Net ^ | February 24, 2013 | Mary Jo Foley
    More rumors about Microsoft's next Windows release, codenamed Blue, are trickling out from, a site known for leaking information about new Windows releases. Though I cannot corroborate all Win8China's specifics, I'd say based on previous Windows Blue tidbits I've heard, the site's latest Blue information seems largely believable. In August 2012, I blogged about Microsoft's Windows Blue work, noting that a summer 2013 debut was the internal Microsoft delivery target. On February 24, Win8China claimed that the release-to-manufacturing phase for Windows Blue is supposedly June 7, with retail availability planned for August 2013.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-25-13

    02/25/2013 5:48:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 2-25-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Emma Zen Foundation To Donate Pet Oxygen Masks For Ventura Co. Fire Engines

    02/25/2013 5:45:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 3:28 PM | Ed Mertz and Jan Stevens
    VENTURA [california] ( The Emma Zen Foundation will donate nearly 100 pet oxygen masks to the Ventura County Fire Department Thursday. The Orange County-based foundation will provide the fire engines with three different sized masks. The Emma Zen Foundation President Debra-Jo Chiapuzio told KNX 1070s Ed Mertz and Jan Stevens the masks are specifically designed to fit muzzles and snouts of a wide range of household pets. The small works on somebody as small as a baby kitten, or a tiny puppy or even a bird, Chiapuzio said. I actually have a 105-pound Great Dane and shes got plenty...
  • Need a recommendation for a dumb phone

    02/25/2013 5:38:31 PM PST · by gitmo · 38 replies
    2013-02-25 | self
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  • Scooby SNAPs: New York organization offers Pet Food Stamps

    02/25/2013 5:37:45 PM PST · by digger48 · 7 replies
    daily caller ^ | 02/24/2013 | Caroline May
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  • LOCATION CHANGE: Hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 (2/27)

    02/25/2013 5:18:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
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