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  • Self Defense Inside the Home: Avoiding over-penetration -

    02/27/2013 8:30:21 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 54 replies
    decisions… it seems like when it comes to defending your family there is a lot of them. Caliber, type, make, model, ammunition, stopping power, capacity, training, and the omnipresent legal repercussions—self-defense is a hailstorm of life or death choices and another one of these (and one often neglected) is over-penetration. Shooting Through Walls Situation and terrain determine tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home. Accordingly, a self-defense minded gun owner needs to first take into account where he lives (a suburban house, a farm, a studio apartment etc.)...
  • Obama Will Meet With Congressional Leaders On Spending Cuts Friday

    02/27/2013 8:29:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jeff Mason And Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with top congressional leaders on Friday to discuss the deep, automatic U.S. government spending cuts slated to go into effect that day, congressional and White House officials said on Wednesday.
  • Morrissey cancels Jimmy Kimmel appearance, calls 'Duck Dynasty' cast 'animal serial killers'

    02/27/2013 8:26:28 AM PST · by beaversmom · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Fox News
    Jimmy Kimmel always has the last laugh. Morrissey learned that lesson on Tuesday night, after the former front man for The Smiths canceled his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at the last minute because he learned the cast of “Duck Dynasty” would be guest on the same night. Never one to back away from controversy, Kimmel addressed the cancellation on his show, thanking the band Churchill filling in for Morrissey on such short notice. Kimmel read the statement Morrissey issued to explain his refusal to appear on the show. “[Morrissey] is a vegan and a staunch animal rights activist,” Kimmel...
  • Firearms Equality Movement Gaining Momentum

    02/27/2013 8:21:08 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 33 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    New Jersey - -(Ammoland.com)- The newly emerged Firearms Equality Movement is gaining more steam among manufactures and gun rights supporters alike. The firearms industry, in reaction to the Governor of New York ramming through the NY SAFE Act which banned AR15 style rifles, has seen multiple manufactures revise their firearms sales polices to restrict LEO and Police Agencies from only buying the same level of firepower as is allowed for the average citizen of their state. Thereby helping to make the citizens equal to police and law enforcement agencies with in the same state, and, in some part, making rouge...
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 8:19:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • GunUp Ends Sales To Law Enforcement In Anti-Gun States

    02/27/2013 8:14:26 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    SEATTLE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- Due to the large number of anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment initiatives that have been passed or proposed in states like New York and Colorado, GunUp will apply all state and federal laws (as applied to civilians) to all state and local government agencies and officers. To put it simply, we will limit all sales of firearms and magazines to only what law abiding citizens may possess in their state, county, or city. “GunUp believes that all citizens should have the same rights under the Second Amendment,” said Vice President Caleb Giddings. “Unfortunately, some politicians don’t agree, and...
  • When Vunnables Attack!

    02/27/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
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  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented By A Touch Of Cruelty

    02/27/2013 8:08:17 AM PST · by Dysart · 5 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Wehner
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, here’s what we know: (a) The president has patrimony of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. Obama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • Fr. William Casey reflects on the Eucharist

    02/27/2013 8:07:28 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    When it comes to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you can’t get any more personal than the sacrament of Holy Eucharist, said Rev. William Casey, CPM, at a recent conference on the sacraments held in Saskatoon. Union and presence are exactly what Jesus offers in the Eucharist, he said.
  • Big Money in Politics: Bloomberg Buys IL Congressional Primary for Anti-Gun Radical

    02/27/2013 8:07:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 27, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $2.3 million in campaign spending helped anti-gun radical Robin Kelly win the Democratic primary to replace convicted former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D) yesterday. Bloomberg joined Obama political adviser David Axelrod, radical Jeremiah Wright ally Father Michael Pfelger, and left-wing Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in helping Kelly defeat former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, who was once the darling of the party's election machine but became a useful target due to her "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. (NRA) Though President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have campaign against "big money in politics," they welcomed...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 27,2013

    02/27/2013 8:07:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 66 replies
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  • Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama (BE CAREFUL, this *IS* Politico)

    02/27/2013 8:02:23 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | By MANU RAJU and DAVID ROGERS
    Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8. The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said. "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not...
  • You’re a SEAL Stranded in Hostile Territory: What’s in Your Survival Kit?

    02/27/2013 7:59:14 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 2/21/13 | Mark Thompson
    SEALs aren’t supposed to find themselves in trouble that they can’t get out of. That’s why the Navy is seeking to buy 300 new survival kits for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, sometimes known as Navy SEAL Team 6. They’re the guys who raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011 and sent him on an all-expenses-paid trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Save for the downed stealthy MH-60 Black Hawk chopper, the mission was a grand success. But, being military men, they have to prepare for worst-case scenarios. That’s where Wednesday’s solicitation for what they call...
  • Obama's Big Brave Decision: "Don't Make Me Decide!"

    02/27/2013 7:58:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-27-2013 | MOTUS
    The Zip reports that Big Guy will decline the offer from the GOP to make sequester cuts as he sees fit: President Obama told Virginians that he doesn’t want Congress to give him the authority to implement the sequestration cuts as he sees fit, just minutes after denounced the law for requiring across-the-board cuts. See, here’s the thing: BO doesn’t do decisions. He gives orders; big difference: “You don’t want to have to choose between, let’s see, do I close funding for the disabled kid, or the poor kid? Do I close this Navy shipyard or some other one?” For...
  • Reports of rare superbug jump in US, CDC says

    02/27/2013 7:56:45 AM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    A sharp jump in the number of rare but potentially deadly types of a superbug resistant to nearly all last-resort antibiotics has prompted government health officials to renew warnings for U.S. hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings. The move comes just as researchers in Israel are reporting that people colonized with dangerous CRE -- Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae -- can take more than a year before they test negative for the bacteria, making it more difficult to control -- and raising the risk of wider spread. Reports of unusual forms of CRE have nearly doubled in the U.S., the Centers...
  • House Democrats propose Department of Peacebuilding

    02/27/2013 7:56:35 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-26-2013 | Caroline May
    February 26, 2013House Democrats propose Department of PeacebuildingCaroline May California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee has introduced legislation to create a federal Department of Peacebuilding that would cultivate peace and take on the causes of violence and conflict.Lee’s legislation H.R. 808 “Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013″ also would create a Cabinet-level Secretary of Peacebuilding focused on creating peace and preventing violence.“This culture of violence that we live in is unacceptable,” Lee said in a statement her office distributed earlier this month. “On our streets and across the globe, the pervasive presence of violence has infected the lives of millions, and...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg (Another hypocrite) on DreamWorks Animation's 'Very, Very Difficult' Layoffs

    02/27/2013 7:55:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said Tuesday that layoffs already have begun and that 350 of the studio’s 2,200 employees will have been let go by year’s end.
  • Beijing War Prep

    02/27/2013 7:46:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | BY: Bill Gertz
    United States intelligence agencies recently detected China’s military shifting road-mobile ballistic missiles closer to its southern coast near the disputed Senkaku Islands amid growing tensions between Beijing and Japan over the islands dispute. U.S. defense officials said the movements are being watched closely as China’s military is also holding large-scale military exercises that some fear could be a trigger for a conflict with Japan that could involve U.S. forces. The officials did not provide details of the missile movements that were tracked by U.S. aircraft, ship-based, and satellite surveillance systems in the region.
  • Release of Hundreds of Illegals Ahead of Cuts 'Height of Absurdity'

    02/27/2013 7:45:28 AM PST · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Todd Beamon
    Arizona officials — from the statehouse to Capitol Hill — were outraged on Tuesday at the Obama administration’s release of hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails to save money as huge budget cuts loom. “I’m appalled to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be freed under the guise of federal budget cuts,” said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has long battled the White House on immigration matters. “This is pure political posturing and the height of absurdity, given that the...
  • The Sequester Revelation: Obama has the legal power to avoid spending-cut damage

    02/27/2013 7:35:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    And when the Republicans opened the seventh seal of the sequester, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black and the stars fell unto the Earth; and our nation's ability to forecast severe weather, such as drought events, hurricanes and tornados, was seriously undermined. Lo, and the children were not vaccinated, and all the beasts starved in the zoos, and the planes were grounded. ______________________________ Or so President Obama and his Cabinet prophets have been preaching ahead of the automatic budget cuts due to begin Friday. The bit about the weather is a real quote from the White...
  • Lost Soldier’s Remains Return Home 62 Years After He Was Reported Missing In Action In North Korea

    02/27/2013 7:32:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | February 27, 2013 6:05 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An American soldier arrived home Wednesday more than 60 years after he disappeared in North Korea. Police, fire officials, the USO Greater Los Angeles and family greeted the remains of Private First Class Roosevelt “Jack” Clark around 5:40 a.m. at Los Angeles International Airport. Clark was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950 while fighting with the 35th Regiment in North Korea. The 20-year-old Bakersfield resident was never found and few details about his death were available. Clark’s remains were recently located overseas and positively identified through DNA. Following the arrival of Clark’s remains, a...
  • Los Angeles: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

    02/27/2013 7:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/27/2013 | Elise Cooper
    On March 5, Los Angeles will be voting for a new mayor. This is more like a primary, since there will be a run-off unless someone gets over 50% of the vote, which is very unlikely. Los Angeles is in the same position as many other large cities, with huge deficits and free-spending Democrats who cater to the unions. All of the candidates except one have actively participated in creating Los Angeles' woes. Kevin James stands out as a clear choice. He is a former prosecutor and is currently a radio talk show host. American Thinker interviewed Mr. James to...
  • Cold Warrior Putin calls for Russian military upgrades as U.S. troop cuts loom

    02/27/2013 7:28:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country needs an immediate and massive military upgrade by 2016 and has called on his top brass to put the wheels in motion. On Wednesday, he told top defense ministry and military officials that Russia is seeing “insistent attempts” from world powers, and the United States in particular, to upset the balance of missile defense, The Associated Press reported. He said the United States was trying to take the lead in world power and establish a new missile defense system, AP said. His statements come at a time when Israel and the United States...
  • The Cost of Cheap Labor (Welfare use by less educated immigrants is high)

    02/27/2013 7:25:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Steven Camarota
    A new study by the Cato Institute attempts to make the case that the use of welfare by immigrants is not really so high or costly. The report’s lead author, Leighton Ku, was for many years a researcher at two liberal D.C. think tanks, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Urban Institute. That the libertarian Cato Institute would employ Ku is a reminder that immigration is not an issue that neatly conforms to the liberal–conservative divide. Ku’s central argument is that immigrant welfare use is not worrisome because low-income non-citizens use some programs (the ones he...
  • Pope confident God will guide Church in days ahead (150,000 fill St. Peter's Square)

    02/27/2013 7:07:33 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | February 28, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI responds to the crowd at his final general audience on Feb. 27, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Vatican City, Feb 27, 2013 / 04:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust and peace as he prepares to resign, because the Church is not his but God’s and he will “not let it sink.” “In this moment,” the Pope said, “there is in me a great trust because I know, we all know, that the Word of truth of the Gospel is...
  • Union Receives 'Outstanding Organizing' Award For Shutting Down School To Protest Right-to-Work Law

    02/27/2013 7:04:07 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/27/2013 | Tom Gantert
    On Dec. 11, the Taylor School District closed because so many of its teachers skipped school to go to Lansing to protest right-to-work legislation. As a result, about 7,500 students in Taylor were forced to miss classes that day. For organizing that "sick out" protest, the American Federation of Teachers-Michigan gave Taylor teachers' union president Linda Moore an award for "outstanding organizing." Public Act 112 in Michigan makes public school employees strikes and/or lockouts illegal. In a Jan. 28 announcement posted on Facebook, AFT Michigan boasted that so many union members took Dec. 11 off "that Taylor schools shut down."...
  • City Wants Power To “Disarm Individuals” During Crisis (Guntersville, Alabama)

    02/27/2013 7:01:28 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    SHTF Plan | 2-27-2013 | Joseph Watson
    City Wants Power To “Disarm Individuals” During Crisis Paul Joseph Watson February 26th, 2013 Infowars.com Guntersville (Ala.) Mayor Leigh Dollar is working with city officials to pass an ordinance that would give police the power to “disarm individuals” during a disaster, a chilling example of how the second amendment is being assaulted via the back door.(Click here to see a video) The new rule would allow authorities to confiscate guns of “unruly” people during an extreme weather event such as the April 2011 tornadoes or any other emergency. “The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary, reports ABC 31....
  • Feds: Michigan Brothers Tied To Sicilian Mafia

    02/27/2013 7:01:09 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/27/13 | Friends of Ours
    Last week the feds indicted brothers Giuseppe and Girolamo D'Anna for their alleged roles in an extortion scheme involving a violent beatdown against rival restaurateur Piero Ventimiglia in Macomb County, MI, and prosecutors claim the pair has family ties to reputed clan boss Salvatore D'Anna from Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia in the old country as reported by Mitch Hotts for the Daily Tribune: "The [reputed] Mafia family in Terrasini is involved in a host of racketeering crimes there including extortion, assaults, narcotics trafficking and murder, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said in court documents filed late last week in...
  • Sean Hannity Tosses Unhinged Liberal Keith Ellison Off His Show (Video)

    02/27/2013 6:57:40 AM PST · by Mozilla · 56 replies
    February 27, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Buh-Bye, crazy lib… Conservative Sean Hannity tossed far left Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) off his show last night after Ellison hurled verbal assault after verbal assault at the FOX News host. Ellison would not stop interrupting Sean during the segment. The Minnesota leftist was not only rude, calling Hannity “immoral” for quoting the president(?), but his arguments were ridiculous and naive. Sean finally had enough and tossed him from the show. Video
  • TSA Sequester Doomsday Scenario Not Likely

    02/27/2013 6:52:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    One of the most talked about doomsday scenarios the Obama administration has warned will occur if sequestration takes effect on March 1, as it is very likely to do, has been the prospect of longer wait times at the nation’s airports.“It’s going to be very painful for the flying public,” transportation secretary Ray LaHood said last week. “Flights to major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff.”But as even LaHood acknowledged, the flying public is unlikely to feel...
  • Chicago Proposes Sex Ed For Kindergartners

    02/27/2013 6:52:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://www.abc22now.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | ABC22Now
    CHICAGO -- Chicago public schools students get their sex education in the fifth grade as most do in the U.S., but CPS wants to change that, so the instruction begins at age 5.
  • Obama’s Fear of Spending Cuts

    02/27/2013 6:49:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Michael Tanner
    According to President Obama, the $62 billion in new taxes this year imposed as part of the fiscal-cliff deal will have no effect on economic growth. In fact, the president believes that he can safely impose another $58 billion in tax increases to replace spending cuts from the upcoming sequester. And, of course, Obamacare’s almost $42 billion in new taxes (and regulations) in 2013 don’t have any impact on hiring or investment. But, the president says, the $44 billion in cuts this year resulting from the sequester will throw the U.S. economy back into recession. The president seems to labor...
  • L.A. Times Column: Deficit hawks' 'generational theft' argument is a sham

    02/27/2013 6:46:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/27/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    [SNIP] So here's the truth about the "generational theft" theme: It's wrong on the numbers and wrong on the implications. Let's start with that 7-to-1 spending ratio on seniors versus children. Among the flaws in the calculation is that the vast majority of government dollars spent on children comes from state and local governments, which pay most of the cost of education. On a per capita basis, state and local spending on kids swamps the federal government's spending 8 to 1. Moreover, there are twice as many children 18 and under as seniors 65 and over (this 2008 figure also...
  • The TSL Top 100 Talk Shows for February 2013

    02/27/2013 6:45:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    talkstreamlive ^ | February 3, 2013 | talkstreamlive
    The TSL Top 100 Report tracks talk radio show metrics gathered on the internet and collected through a cloud based server via TalkStreamLive.com‘s Website, Gadgets, iPhone app and “click2listen” links on Social Networks. TSL only rank the talk show hosts that are listed at TalkStreamLive.com. TSL Rank 1 Rush Limbaugh 2 Michael Savage 3 Glenn Beck 4 Laura Ingraham 5 Mark Levin 6 Sean Hannity 7 Tammy Bruce 8 Dennis Miller 9 Bill Bennett 10 George Noory 11 Michael Medved 12 John Batchelor 13 Neal Boortz 14 Hugh Hewitt 15 Alex Jones 16 Red Eye Radio 17 Dennis Prager 18...
  • Pope Recalls "Joy" Of Papacy, And Difficulties

    02/27/2013 6:44:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.dynamic.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday from a massive crowd at his final general audience in St. Peter's Square, recalling moments of "joy and light" during his papacy but also times of difficulty when "it seemed like the Lord was sleeping."
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Sen. Rand Paul's puzzling vote for Chuck Hagel: Smart politics?

    02/27/2013 6:32:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    http://theweek.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Peter Weber |
    "And so the epic battle over Chuck Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary ended with a whimper, not a bang. The Senate easily confirmed the former Republican senator from Nebraska on Tuesday, 58 to 41, with four Republicans joining all present Democrats. That was still by far the least amount of support a successful defense secretary nominee has received since at least the Carter administration, and confirmation came only after one successful GOP filibuster and, on Tuesday, an unsuccessful follow-up. For anyone who's been paying attention to the Hagel drama for the past few weeks, the outcome was no surprise....
  • THE NEXT STOCK MARKET CRASH: Why Many Pros Think It Has Already Begun

    02/27/2013 6:27:54 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    TBI ^ | 2027-2013 | Sam Ro
    THE NEXT STOCK MARKET CRASH: Why Many Pros Think It Has Already Begun Sam RoFebruary 27, 2013Stocks are near all-time highs. And there are plenty of reasons to be terrified... After coming within points of an all-time high, stocks have begun to stumble, and volatility appears to be returning to the markets. This has led some market pros to declare that an amazing four-year rally in stocks is over and that we're on the precipice of a new crash. And there is certainly no shortage of logic to support that view. Massive U.S. federal budget cuts are looming, political instability...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Overplayed Hand in Talks With Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett

    02/27/2013 6:14:58 AM PST · by haffast · 3 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | February 27, 2013, issue of March 08, 2013 | Geoffrey Levin
    It could have been easy. January 22 was not a good day for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it could have been far worse. The 2013 parliamentary elections meant that for the first time in his long political career, he would be leading the largest in the Knesset. Though his joint Likud-Beitenu list won only 31 seats — around 23% of the vote — Israel’s center-left was fractured and it always appeared certain that Bibi would keep his job. After all, despite his party’s underwhelming performance, there appeared to be two options for coalitions he could easily form. The...
  • John Kerry Sails into a New Falklands Conflict in London

    02/27/2013 6:13:04 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 53 replies
    Time ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Catherine Mayer
    The FCO organizes press conferences like weddings, visitors on one side, hosts on the other, and inevitably the first question that came whistling from the British side of the aisle was about the Falklands’ planned March 10 to 11 referendum. Islanders will be asked, “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom?” That they will answer with a resounding “Yes!” is not in doubt. That’s the sort of enthusiasm Brits wanted from Kerry too. Instead they got this: Let me be very clear about our position with respect...
  • Oscars: An American Embarrassment!!!

    02/27/2013 6:12:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-25-2013 | MOTUS
    I wasn’t going to do a review of the Oscars today, because really: what’s the point? I was planning to skip my commentary and just link you to this guy, who seems to know more about Hollywood than anyone could possibly wish to know. Then, it happened: Lady M decided to butt in, so now I’ve got to say something about the Academy Awards. So here goes: Worst. Oscars. Ever. Seriously bad. Worse than a bad migraine bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. And not just because our First Lady decided her presence would add something to the most egregious showcase of...
  • Pope delivers personal, emotional farewell address at audience

    02/27/2013 6:10:50 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    CNS ^ | Feb-27-2013 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for their support and assuring them that he would remain in their service even in retirement. "I will continue to accompany the path of the church with prayer and reflection, with that dedication to the Lord and to his bride that I have tried to live every day till now and that I want to live always," the pope told a crowd in St. Peter's Square Feb. 27, the eve of his...
  • Car-tax plan: the pitfalls (Connecticut)

    02/27/2013 5:59:15 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 4 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 27, 2013 | Editorial
    Gearing up for the 2014 gubernatorial election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is desperate to portray himself as a tax cutter. But even if he prevails in ending municipal taxes on vehicles worth less than $28,500, he can't really believe voters would forget he boosted state taxes by $3.8 billion in this biennium and wants to increase them a further $1.9 billion in the next. In reality, his car-tax plan is a small herd of Trojan horses for taxpayers because scant few people actually will see a net decrease in their tax burden, already the third highest in America. First, there's...
  • Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

    02/27/2013 5:58:37 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 27, 2013 | By Ed Payne,
    (CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her. The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female. She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy's parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls' restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after...
  • Pranksters spend day wrapping entire contents of housemates room in tinfoil (w/pix)

    02/27/2013 5:58:22 AM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 22 replies
    mail online ^ | 26 February 2013
    It's the product of 520 metres of tin foil, 580 plastic cups, 62 litres of water and a whole lot of time to kill that only students could enjoy. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284721/Pranksters-spend-days-wrapping-housemates-room-tin-foil-away.html#ixzz2M6fkTTAU Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • One People Public Trust - government and banks 'forclosed' by their own rules UCC?

    02/27/2013 5:58:14 AM PST · by plsjr · 5 replies
    peoplestrust1776.com ^ | 25 Dec 2012 | OPPT
    From the OPPT "Courtesy Notice Guidelines": 1. The New Lawful Landscape. The landscape of Law in which we live has been radically changed by the OPPT UCC filings. The corporations and their “legal” system have been stripped out, leaving Universal Law, Common Law and UCC as the rules in play with each human on the planet acting with unlimited personal liability as an individual. No corporate titles, legal statute systems, registration, insurance or authoritarian hierarchy remains. This changes how we conduct the nature of ALL our interactions. The alleged “corporate agents” sent to interact with us are currently acting in...
  • Authorities jail head of Mexico's powerful teachers' union on embezzlement charges

    02/27/2013 5:51:33 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | February 27, 2013 | Mark Stevenson and Adriana Gomez Licon
    MEXICO CITY – One of Mexico's biggest political kingfish sits in a women's prison in the capital, accused of embezzling millions in funds from her teachers' union to pay for property, private planes, plastic surgery and her Nieman Marcus bill. ... The fall of one of the country's most storied and divisive characters — unthinkable just months ago — comes with the return to power of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which previously ruled for 71 years and once helped Gordillo consolidate her power. She was arrested one day after President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a comprehensive education reform...
  • Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story ...

    02/27/2013 5:51:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 27, 2013 | ytz4mee
    Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story is on Legacy Media provided Life Support The million hoodie march is now a couple hundred race-baiting fools… gathering to beat their drums and demand mo’ money under the guise of ‘In-just-us’. Laughable at best… (AP STORY) Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by actor Jamie Foxx and a crowd of about 200 people on Tuesday evening in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. They lit candles and held a moment of silence at 7:17 p.m., the time Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, 2012. Now...
  • Health Dept.: Homeless Can’t Eat Deer Meat (in Shreveport, LA)

    02/27/2013 5:41:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Dept. of Health and Hospitals ordered the staff at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission to throw 1,600 pounds of donated venison in garbage bins – and then ordered then to douse the meat with Clorox – so other animals would not eat the meat. “Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” said a Health Dept. official in an email to Fox News. “While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat, we must protect the people who eat at the Rescue Mission, and...