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  • Georgia Bill Outlaws Left-Lane Slowpokes

    02/27/2013 2:01:31 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/27/2013 | John Johnson
    (Newser) – A state trooper-turned-lawmaker in Georgia intends to make it illegal for slow drivers to dawdle in the left lane, reports the Huffington Post. His proposed bill would require drivers to move to the right if they're going below the speed limit in the passing lane and cars are behind them. It strengthens a current law on the books and makes it clear that scofflaws face a fine for a moving violation. "I always say it's the manners your momma should have taught you," state legislator Bill Hitchens tells MyFox Atlanta. "If someone pulls up behind you, you...
  • Obama's half-brother Malik visits India, to help clean Yamuna

    02/27/2013 1:59:43 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Ruchika Talwar
    A little more than two years after Barack Obama made a headline-grabbing visit to India, another, lesser-known Obama has made a quiet trip to the country and reached out to it in the name of the US president. Malik Obama, the Kenyan older half-brother of Barack Obama, was in India last week as the chief guest at a convention organised by a spiritual leader in Vrindavan, Mathura, and even took part in an event to clean the Yamuna river as part of the convention. "Guru Kumar Swami and I met when he was on a visit to New York in...
  • Cardinal Arinze: Pope's resignation was a 'surprise, like thunder'

    02/27/2013 1:55:57 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    cns ^ | February 12, 2013 | Francis X. Rocca
    Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, retired prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, is pictured in front of an image of Blessed Cyprian Michael Tansi in his residence at the Vatican Feb. 12. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Francis X. RoccaCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign the papacy was a "surprise, like thunder that gives no notice that it's coming," said one of the cardinals who was in the room when the pope announced his decision Feb. 11. "We were about to get the blessing and he said, 'Please sit down. I...
  • Teen Trying to Leave Gang Is Shot 15 Times, Survives

    02/27/2013 1:53:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/27/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    (Newser) – An Atlanta teen who wanted to leave a gang was shot 15 times—and survived. The 19-year-old "told the other members of the gang, 'Hey, look, I want to go straight, be law-abiding,' and they weren't happy with it," says a US marshal, adding, "Never since I've been in law enforcement have I seen someone shot 15 times and live." The teen was left for dead, but was helped by people who saw him crawling and heard his moans; they're now in protective custody, Fox Atlanta reports. A relative says he is recovering after surgery. Authorities have arrested...
  • Obama Admin:'Sequester will Result in HIV,Illegal Immigration, Hepatitis B for Children, Terrorism'

    02/27/2013 1:47:00 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/27/13 | Aurelius
    The Obama Administration is doing everything it possibly can to inflict the most damage on the United States of America if sequestration, the very sequestration that they came up with, is not repealed in some way. To make the American people suffer, President Obama is promising that these cuts will result in a myriad of terrifying consequences. The average person might think that sequestration could result in higher unemployment. Not quite, the Obama Administration is now saying. If sequestration goes into effect, President Obama promises that Americans will see an increase in illegal immigration, whooping cough, Hepatitis B for children,...
  • Torontos frustrated downtown intellectuals confront latest Ford victory

    02/27/2013 1:43:56 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | February 27, 2013 | Kelly McParland
    Torontos Intellectually Superior Downtown Liberals (IDL, the s is silent) are in a really bad mood these days as they come to grips with the thrashing theyve received from Rob Ford, the 300-pound mayor they consider unworthy to run the city they call home, and who theyve been trying to get rid of ever since he won his job in a democratic election two years ago. Three times theyve tried to oust him four if you count the election itself and so far theyre 0-for-4. Even the Leafs are doing better than that this year. Emergency sessions have...
  • Lawmaker Grills Border Protection Official on Efforts to Track 40 Percent of Illegal Aliens with

    02/27/2013 1:40:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Penny Starr
    ( At a hearing on Tuesday to determine the security status of U.S. borders, a GOP lawmaker grilled a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official on efforts to track down people who have overstayed their visa when 40 percent of the illegal aliens in the country fall into that category. Mr. McAleenan, if I were a could-be terrorist, and I flew into the Harrisburg International Airport or Des Moines, Iowa, airport and didnt leave after my visa expired, how would you find me? Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime...
  • Act of sportsmanship gives Texas high schooler shot at glory

    02/27/2013 1:37:35 PM PST · by navysealdad · 2 replies
    Coach Peter Morales of the Coronado High School Thunderbirds in El Paso, Texas, makes no qualms about it: he has a favorite on this team. Team manager Mitchell Marcus has a developmental disability, but he far surpasses everyone here when it comes to love of the game.
  • Ragtime: Code name of NSAs Secret Domestic Intelligence Program Revealed in New Book

    02/27/2013 1:36:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 2/27/2013 | Shane Harris
    More than a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a set of extraordinary and secretive surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency has been institutionalized, and they have grown. These special programs are conducted under the code name Ragtime, and are divided into several subcomponents, according to the new book Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, by Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady. (I purchased a copy this morning.) The authors, both journalists who cowrote a previous book about special operations in the military, have dug deep into the code names and operational nitty gritty of the NSA's secretive...
  • Sequester Frees Immigrants From Tacoma (WA) Detention Center

    02/27/2013 1:36:41 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    KUOW ^ | 02/27/2013 | Liz Jones
    Sequestration has apparently led to a get out of jail free card for some detainees at an immigration lockup in Tacoma. With budget cuts looming, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that its shifting some detainees around the country to supervised release. It appears that includes some detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, which is the areas main holding facility for immigrants facing deportation. Immigration officials in Seattle declined to comment about how people there have been released in recent days. But an attorney who works with detainees at the NWDC says shes heard an estimate. Some...
  • The awakening of a self defined liberal

    02/27/2013 1:36:01 PM PST · by Render · 17 replies
    ..and I awakened to an upside down world which I could not recognize as anything similar to what I had previously known. I was once an energetic, carefree, optimistic individual who believed in the greater good. I felt I knew much of what was happening around me and also believed that my eyes were wide awake and I was aware of the major events taking place in my nation. The world was much smaller then. I brought home a decent living, my bills were always paid, and there was cash on hand for the small enjoyments of life that create...
  • American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge

    02/27/2013 1:35:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Radio.Fox News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK FOR CULTURE WAR NEWS. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girls constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.
  • Release Is An Impeachable Offense

    02/27/2013 1:35:33 PM PST · by yoe · 14 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | February 27, 2013
    Video.... Rush Limbaugh on the government's mass release of illegal immigrants, "This is an impeachable offense, this is in direct violation of the oath of office -- defend and protect the Constitution of the United States and the people. We're opening the doors of prisons before the sequester has even happened, before there have even been any budget cuts -- this is so childish. Except the consequences are real for people that live nearby these detention centers."
  • American flag lays on ground as Bidens team sets up anti 2nd amendment event in Connecticut (PICS)

    Joe Biden is off for yet another anti second amendment propaganda at Western Connecticut State University. Here are a couple pictures of what they think of the American flag as they prepare for Bidens propaganda.
  • French archbishop criticizes Papal decision to resign

    02/27/2013 1:33:57 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 1 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 27/2/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    Bishop Minnerath (to right of Pope) and Bishops of the Province of Dijon, surrounding Pope Benedict XVI during the last Ad Limina visit to Rome in November 2012 On Monday, learning of the decision of Benedict XVI to leave his position as Pope for health reasons at the end of February, Archbishop Minnerath, according to RCF parabole (a radio channel) who was given a sole and unique interview, "did not want believe it. " On Wednesday morning, Archbishop Minnerath agreed to speak on this sensitive subject. He did this without omitting to point out some disagreement with someone he knows,...
  • House Homeland Security Committee Chair demands answers from ICE on illegal immigrant release

    02/27/2013 1:31:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2013 | Caroline May
    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul is demanding answers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton regarding the release of illegal immigrants from detention centers. In a letter addressed to Morton and carbon copied to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Wednesday, McCaul expresses concern about news that ICE has started releasing detained illegal immigrants, and in doing so is failing to enforce the law. This decision reflects the lack of resource prioritization within the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is indicative of the Departments weak stance on National Security, McCaul wrote.
  • As he abdicated,Pope announced canonisation of 800 martyrs slaughtered by Muslim troops

    02/27/2013 1:28:39 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 35 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 27/2/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    On Monday, 11 February in Rome the canonization was announced of 800 Christians took place who suffered martyrdom in the 15th Century in Otranto. The elevation to the altars is to be made in the context of an ordinary consistory of the College of Cardinals which was convened by Pope Benedict XVI. The canonization concerned Antonio Primaldo and his 800 companions. The Christian inhabitants of the town of Otranto in Apulia, in southern Italy were victims of a bloodbath by Ottoman troops during a raid on 29 July 1480. They killed more than 800 fishermen, craftsmen, farmers, merchants, peasants simply...
  • Colorado lawmaker proposes liability law for assault weapons owners, sellers

    02/27/2013 1:27:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 38 replies
    KMGH ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    Senate President John Morse proposed bill DENVER - Sellers and owners of assault weapons could be liable for damages caused by shootings under a bill proposed by Colorado's Democratic Senate president. The bill is being introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday. Colorado Springs Sen. John Morse says his goal is to make assault weapon owners and sellers responsible for what he calls dangerous weapons. "The bill I envision... it will deem these guns as unreasonably dangerous," said Morse. "It will not ban them, it will just hold people strictly liable, strictly responsible for what occurs. The effect is that...
  • Homosexual Blogger Sees More Evidence That The Pope Is Gay (Sodomite Andrew Sullivan has spoken)

    02/27/2013 1:26:56 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies ^ | February 27, 2013 | Adam Taylor
    Pope Benedict XVI will officially retire at 8pm tomorrow, but his retirement package is raising a few eyebrows and resurrecting rumors about his sexuality. Rather than decamp to some monastery in Germany as many expected, Benedict will instead stay living in the Vatican. CNN reports he will be living in the Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church) building, which formerly housed a cloistered convent in the Vatican gardens. He will be referred to as the "emeritus pope" and keep wearing the white though he will lose his trademark red shoes, perhaps wearing a pair of "handcrafted brown loafers"...
  • John Kerry Shows Off His French Language Skills

    02/27/2013 1:26:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 27, 2013 | DANIEL HALPE R
    Secretary of State John Kerry showed off his French speaking skills at a joint press conference with his counterpart in Paris today: The official State Department transcript of the event translates Kerry's remarks into English: "SECRETARY KERRY: (In French - Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Minister. Thank you for your warm hospitality. Thank you very much for welcoming us here today. Its a great pleasure for me to be here with Foreign Minister Fabius. We just finished one of those wonderful French lunches that have been drawing Americans to Paris for centuries. Of course, its a privilege to share...
  • Limbaugh: "Spoiled Brat" President Doing Intentional Harm To Country

    02/27/2013 1:23:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 27, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH LIMBAUGH: You know, this really is unprecedented. It's not getting any attention. It's not getting any commentary whatsoever. It's barely even being reported. But, I mean, this is serious stuff. The president of the United States has opened up the jails. The president of the United States, because of budget cuts which have not happened yet, has released 500 or so illegal immigrants, and, by definition, of law, they are criminals.
  • Asthma sufferers have more lung fungi

    02/27/2013 1:21:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Futurity ^ | February 19, 2013 | Chris Jones-Cardiff
    Having established the presence of fungi in the lungs of patients with asthma, researchers now hope this could lead to new lines of research and eventually, better treatments for sufferers. "In the future it is conceivable that individual patients may have their sputum tested for fungi and their treatment adjusted accordingly," says Hugo van Woerden of Cardiff University. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)CARDIFF U. (UK) — Healthy lungs are full of fungi, but some species are more common in people with asthma, new research finds. Hundreds of tiny fungal particles found in the lungs of asthma sufferers could offer new clues in...
  • Congressman Murphy Seeks Probe of Al Jazeera

    02/27/2013 1:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 27, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Tim Murphy, who holds a senior position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has called on the Obama Administration to explain whether Al Jazeeras purchase of Current TV from former Democratic Vice President Al Gore was given any federal review and scrutiny. But Al Jazeera is working furiously to stop the mounting congressional interest and now has three lobbying firms working to stop any hearings or investigations into the deal. Once known as the voice of Osama bin Laden, Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • Beretta considers leaving Maryland as O'Malley pushes tougher gun laws

    02/27/2013 1:19:20 PM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 12 replies ^ | 02/27/2012
    One of the worlds biggest gun makers is threatening to move its Maryland manufacturing plant along with roughly 400 jobs as Democratic Gov. Martin OMalley pushes one of the most ambitious gun-control agendas in the country. Beretta USA executives have grown weary of the states attitude on guns and reportedly have backed up their threat by pointing out the company moved a warehouse to neighboring Virginia in 1990 when Maryland previously tightened gun laws. Republicans, who largely oppose the new legislation, are warning about the economic impact of Beretta's threats. We are pushing a legitimate manufacturer and good...
  • DefDist Printed AR Lower - Part III (printed gun firing)

    02/27/2013 1:15:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | DXLiberty
    SLA and FDM. Does not fail from firing stresses. 600+ rounds (.223).
  • New Video Destroys Myth About Large Capacity Magazines

    02/27/2013 1:11:09 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    BELLEVUE, WA -( A new video obtained by the Citizens Committee for the Right to keep and Bear Arms destroys the myth surrounding so-called high capacity magazines by proving that determined shooters using smaller capacity magazines can fire just as fast, and in some cases even faster despite having to reload. The startling video demonstration, conducted under the supervision of Boone County, Ind. Sheriff Ken Campbell and funded by ArmaLite, throws cold water on anti-gunners who argue that magazine limitations are necessary to prevent mass shootings, said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb. We are all indebted to ArmaLite for...
  • Andrea Mitchell Plays The McCarthy CardAccuses Republicans Of 'Red-Baiting' Hagel

    02/27/2013 1:09:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell accused Republicans of "red-baiting" Chuck Hagel, a reference to tactics most notably associated with the McCarthy period during which people were accused [often accurately, it should be noted] of Communist or affiliated sympathies. Such cries of McCarthyism have of course become standard liberal fare when it comes to Hagel's confirmation process. View the video here.
  • Grand Old Parity

    02/27/2013 1:06:51 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 2-26-2013 | Sheila C. Bair
    LAST month Emmanuel Saez, a celebrated economist at the University of California, Berkeley, issued another depressing report on income inequality. Among other things, Mr. Saez examined how real family incomes changed in the United States from 2009 to 2011, the first two years of the recovery. The richest 1 percent of Americans, he found, saw their incomes grow, on average, by more than 11 percent. As for the other 99 percent? You guessed it: incomes shrank by nearly half a percent. The phenomenon is hardly new. The yawning gap between rich and poor has been growing since the 1970s and...
  • High school basketball player passes ball to mentally challenged player on other team (Video)

    02/27/2013 1:06:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    theCHIVE ^ | February 25, 2013 | Mac
    Full title: High school basketball player passes ball to mentally challenged player on the other team so he can score a basket (Video)
  • Sledgehammer of cyber warfare? EMP attack

    02/27/2013 1:05:17 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    Enemies' doctrines include devastating blow as part of 'strategic operations' WASHINGTON Warnings from U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that enemy nations are carrying out cyber attacks on the U.S. are on the rise. The target? The U.S. electric infrastructure. Even President Obama has pointed out that our enemies are also seeking the abilities to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions and our air traffic control systems. But that may not be the worst of it. Those same adversaries China, Russia, Iran and North Korea also incorporate in...
  • "Breaking News, live from Chautauqua Supreme Court"( Order Against the NY "Safe Act")

    02/27/2013 1:04:40 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies ^ | Feb 27, 2013 3:00 PM
    The Hon. Deborah Chimes has signed an order against the State of New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring Respondents to appear before the court on April 29th and provide good cause and reasons why the State should not be enjoined from enforcing any provision of the assault weapons ban. This news was supposed to come yesterday, but due to schedule constraints had to wait until today. I will return to answer questions when I arrive in Erie County.
  • Marco Rubio courts Wall Street

    02/27/2013 1:00:58 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Ben White
    NEW YORK Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving swiftly behind the scenes to lock down some of Wall Streets biggest donors ahead of the 2016 presidential race. In recent weeks, the rising GOP star and possible 2016 hopeful has quietly met with some of the most powerful GOP backers in the world of high finance. The roster includes Blackstone Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. CEO Henry Kravis and senior executives at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital among others. Rubio has gotten backing from big Wall Street titans before, notably hedge fund manager and...
  • Gun foes decry 'carnage' from weapons (But admit at Senate hearing 'criminals' pull triggers)

    02/27/2013 12:59:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | February 27, 2013 | Taylor Rose
    WASHINGTON Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who once threatened to take out those she perceived as threats with her own gun, today told a congressional hearing, We cannot allow the carnage to continue. She was speaking on behalf of her own Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She invited several witnesses to testify in support of her proposed gun ban. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn testified against allowing citizens to own firearms, saying that assault weapons are not built for sportsmen. He said those are designed for combat and must be restricted. Flynn admitted that...
  • White House was not involved in ICE's decision to release detainees, Carney says

    02/27/2013 12:58:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    The White House and the Department of Homeland Security were unaware of Immigration Customs and Enforcement's decision to release detainees until the agency announced it, administration officials said Wednesday. "This was a decision made by career officials at ICE without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration," White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday. Personnel at Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington were also unaware of the decision until the announcement was made, a department official told POLITICO.
  • Rethinking wind power Harvard study shows it to be overestimated

    02/27/2013 12:57:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 26, 2013 | by Anthony Watts
    Harvard research suggests real-world generating capacity of wind farms at large scales has been overestimated Cambridge, Mass. February 25, 2013 People have often thought theres no upper bound for wind powerthat its one of the most scalable power sources, says Harvard applied physicist David Keith. After all, gusts and breezes dont seem likely to run out on a global scale in the way oil wells might run dry.Yet the latest research in mesoscale atmospheric modeling, published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, suggests that the generating capacity of large-scale wind farms has been overestimated.Each wind turbine creates...
  • Tom Latham passes on Iowa Senate run

    02/27/2013 12:55:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/27/13 | James Hohmann
    Republican Rep. Tom Latham announced Wednesday he will not run for the open Senate seat in Iowa, paving the way for conservative Steve King to be the nominee if he gets into the race. The opportunity to serve Iowa in the U.S. Senate is appealing to this farm kid who grew up here, raised a family here, and helped grow a family business in Iowa, Latham wrote in an email to supporters. However, only 56 days ago I took an oath to faithfully discharge the duties of an office with which the people of Iowas Third Congressional District entrusted to...
  • Senators ask Kerry to approve Keystone XL during first quarter

    02/27/2013 12:53:00 PM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | Nick Snow
    US Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) were joined by 18 other senators from both parties as they urged newly confirmed Secretary of State John F. Kerry to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline during this years first quarter. The State Department received the new route approved by the state of Nebraska on Jan. 22but [it] has yet to inform the public and stakeholders of a definitive process for the final decision, the 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans said in their Feb. 22 letter. We urge you as Secretary of State to ensure that this decision...
  • Woodward: Obama's Decision Not To Deploy Carrier "A Kind Of Madness"

    02/27/2013 12:51:39 PM PST · by yoe · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    Video Bob Woodward blasted President Obama on Wednesday morning for deciding to recall an aircraft carrier from the Persian Gulf because of impending budget cuts, calling the decision "a kind of madness." Woodward: Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying Oh, by the way, I cant do this because of some budget document? Or George W. Bush saying, You know, Im not going to invade Iraq because I cant get the aircraft carriers I need or even Bill Clinton saying, You know, Im not going to attack Saddam Husseins intelligence headquarters, as he did when Clinton was president...
  • The American Traditionalist Society

    02/27/2013 12:50:51 PM PST · by Jack Black · 5 replies
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Laura Wood et. al.
    The American Traditionalist Society MANY readers of this site have described their sense of isolation in a society that seems bereft of wisdom, decency and common sense. Whether it be a college student disgusted by her courses, a young man looking for a wife, a new mother who wants to remain home, a white man whose career has been derailed by affirmative action, an elderly bachelor in a once-thriving community now brutalized by black crime and vandalism, or a Marine in the feminized military, these readers share the feeling that they do not belong. They reject the lunacy and decadence...
  • DHS official resigns after immigrants are freed

    02/27/2013 12:50:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency's immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
  • Satirical Video of Obama Visiting North Korea

    02/27/2013 12:48:36 PM PST · by muttonbuster · 5 replies
    I created this parody the other day of Obama and the usual suspects in his royal entourage visiting the dear leader of the DPRK. I've had my opinion verified that it's pretty funny. Enjoy.
  • Kipapa Elementary faces more abuse claims

    02/27/2013 12:42:48 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Rick Daysog
    Mililani - Forhalf a dozen formerKipapa Elementary School students, room P-10 was a little class of horrors. Hawaii News Now has learned that the families of six disabled students have now come forward with allegations of abuse by staffers at this Mililani School. The latest allegations come from the parents of an autisticgirl who say school staffers force fed their daughter, often to the point of vomiting. Court documents filed inU.S. District Courtsay that in some instances the girl -- who often had trouble eating -- was forced to eatfood shethrew up.People familiar with the case say thegirl also was...
  • House Rep Wants To Force Homeschool Parents to Report Attendance to The State

    02/27/2013 12:42:28 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/26/2013 | Tom Gantert
    A Flint State Representative whose district has conventional public schools that have among the highest absentee rates in the state has introduced legislation that would mandate parents who homeschool their children be required to report attendance to the state. Rep. Woodrow Stanley, D-Flint, said in a press release that there are a growing number of kids becoming truant in homeschools. Kids must be in school in order to learn, Rep. Stanley said in a press release. This bill requires parents to report their childs attendance records, giving homeschools the same standards as public schools. Passing this bill is a no-brainer,...
  • Obama's release of illegals 'impeachable offense' ('This is action being taken against the country')

    02/27/2013 12:41:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND ^ | February 27, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    The Obama administrations release of hundreds and potentially thousands of illegal-alien criminals from U.S. detention centers in connection with possible budget cuts is being called an impeachable offense by the nations highest-rated radio talk-show host. In what used to be considered if we can remember this far back normal, sane times, this is an impeachable offense, broadcaster Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday. This is action being taken against the country. It is sheer madness to be doing this. It is petulant, it is childish. This is in direct violation of the oath of office, he continued. Defend and...
  • EU: Financial tax should be used for development aid and climate

    02/27/2013 12:40:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 02/27/2013 @ 18:46 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The European Commission said revenue from a proposed financial transaction tax (FTT) should be set aside to fight poverty and climate change, as an investment against global instability. I would very much want member countries really to take it seriously, European commissioner for development Andris Piebalgs told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday (27 February). The FTT is backed by 11 member states and would put 0.1 percent levy on bonds and shares and 0.01 percent on derivative products. Estimated generated annual revenues could range between 30 billion to 35 billion ($39 billion$46 billion) a year.
  • After a night of barhopping in Cedarburg, the Racing Italian Sausage is missing

    02/27/2013 12:40:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-17-13 | Lydia Mulvany
    The Klement's Racing Italian Sausage went barhopping in Cedarburg recently, delighting patrons and posing for photos. The only problem: No one can say who was wearing the $3,000 costume, which had just been stolen from the city's Winter Festival. The 7-foot-long weenie was lying unused in a backroom at the Milwaukee Curling Club's new Cedarburg location during a fundraiser on Feb. 16 with beer-tasting and curling, and a witness saw the sausage walk out of the south door about 7:45 p.m., Cedarburg police Detective Jeff Vahsholtz said Wednesday. The Italian walked into TJ Ryan's in Cedarburg an hour later and...
  • New survey shows climate change still not catching on as a concern

    02/27/2013 12:39:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 26, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    International Surveys Show Environmental Issues Rank Low Among Most Peoples ConcernsFrom the University of Chiago, Chicago, ILA newly released international study reveals that the issue of climate change is not a priority for people in the United States and around the world.The surveys showed that when asked to rank priority worries, people were five times more likely to point to the economy over the environment. Additionally, when asked about climate change, people identified the issue as more of a national problem than a personal concern.Coordinated surveys, conducted by the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) in 33 countries from 1993...
  • Bostrom: From Extinction to Transcendence (philosopher's take on the future of humanity)

    02/27/2013 12:39:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 2/27/13 | Paul Gilster
    Bostrom: From Extinction to Transcendence by Paul Gilster on February 27, 2013 At the top of my list of people I’d someday like to have a long conversation with is Nick Bostrom, a philosopher and director of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. As Centauri Dreams readers will likely know, Bostrom has been thinking about the issue of human extinction for a long time, his ideas playing interestingly against questions not only about our own past but about our future possibilities if we can leave the Solar System. And as Ross Andersen demonstrates in Omens, a superb feature on Bostrom’s...
  • EU diplomats urge financial sanctions on Israeli settlers

    02/27/2013 12:35:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 02/27/2013 @ 15:16 | Andrew Rettman
    Senior EU diplomats have called for financial sanctions and travel bans on Israeli settlers in a last-ditch effort to save the Middle East peace process. An internal report by EU countries consuls general in Jerusalem and Ramallahseen by EUobserversays member states should "prevent financial transactions, including foreign direct investment from within the EU, in support of settlement activities, infrastructure and services. It adds that individual EU states should explore the possibility of denying entry to known settler radicals. It also calls for EU guidelines on retail labels for settler-made products, such as wine or cosmetics, in order to guarantee...
  • Video: Would High Capacity Magazine Restrictions Really Work?

    02/27/2013 12:30:38 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Firearms101usa
    Demonstration - Reloading pistols and rifles using various capacity magazines. 'New York' reload also demonstrated.