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  • Queer Liars and Liberal Idiots

    02/27/2013 3:22:24 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 3 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | February 22, 2013 | Thomas Clough
    The most destructive ideologies of modern times have favored the notion that an essential human nature does not exist or, at most, is faint and extremely elastic. The enemies of civilization must subvert the idea that humans cannot be conditioned to accept any behavior, no matter how grotesque. These practitioners of human desensitization understand that getting humans to accept a repugnant behavior requires a slow and incremental and persistent exposure to behaviors that were previously felt to be disgusting. The enemies of civilization believe that humans as humans share no guiding moral sensibility. ďLittle by little we were taught all...
  • Horse Meat in the US? Unlikely, But Tests Are Rare

    02/27/2013 3:18:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/25/2013
    Europeís scandal over horse meat hidden in beef products -- including recalls of Nestle ravioli and Birds Eye chili con carne -- has renewed questions about whether Americans unwittingly could be eating equine products as well. U.S. Department of Agriculture regulators say itís highly unlikely that beef adulterated with horse meat could make it to the nationís dinner plates because no domestic suppliers currently slaughter horses and the agency has strict labeling and inspection standards for imported meat. But agency officials also acknowledge privately that species testing for meat imported into the U.S. is performed typically only when thereís a...
  • The Islamification of Texas

    02/27/2013 3:17:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Imagine browsing Facebook one day and discovered a photograph of your 14-year-old daughter wearing a burqa Ė at school. Thatís exactly what happened to a parent in Lumberton, Tex. She asked me not to disclose her identity because she fears for her daughterís safety. Her daughterís world geography class was supposed to be learning about the continents. Instead, they were given a tutorial in Islam Ė complete with authentic Muslim garments. Some of the young ladies were photographed Ė and the image has now gone viral. The students were told the purpose of the class was to change their perceptions...
  • Manning wants lesser charges, statement read in Wikileaks case

    02/27/2013 3:15:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, who faces a possible life sentence for leaking classified U.S. diplomatic cables to anti-secrecy group Wikileaks, will attempt to plead guilty to lesser charges at a pre-trial hearing Thursday. ~snip~ Prosecutors said that Pfc. Manningís partial pleas are not connected to any plea bargain and that they plan to bring him to trial in June, according to the NBC News report.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clint Eastwood Signs Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

    02/27/2013 3:12:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies ^ | 2/27/13 | Mike Flynn
    Breitbart News has learned exclusively that Clint Eastwood has signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry. The brief, which will be released later this evening, has signatures from more than 100 Republican and conservative activists. It involves the case before the Supreme Court, seeking to overturn CA's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. A well-placed GOP source provided Breitbart News with an early glimpse of the brief.
  • Unprecedented: Spoiled-Brat President Does Intentional Harm to the Country

    02/27/2013 3:10:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | February 27, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: 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. We mentioned this late in the program yesterday. Hundreds of illegal alien criminals have been released from illegal alien jail. Janet "Big Sis" Napolitano says that because...
  • The APís Claim that a DHS Official Resigned Over the Illegal Alien Releases Turns Out to Be False

    02/27/2013 3:09:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2/27/13 | Bryan Preston
    Earlier today the Associated Press reported that a Department of Homeland Security official had resigned in the wake of the Obama administrationís decision to release thousands of illegal aliens awaiting the judicial process. The department cited budget cuts as the reason for the releases, despite the fact that the cuts would hit about one percent of DHSís budget, and they have not even happened yet. The APís story turns out to have been premature. No one has been fired or resigned in the wake of the release scandal. The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting...
  • Alleged Maldives rape victim,15,to get 100 lashes for premarital sex ( Libs found their religion )

    02/27/2013 3:07:00 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 27 2013 | Fox News
    A 15-year-old girl in the Maldives who was allegedly raped by her stepfather was sentenced to 100 lashes for having premarital sex with a different man. During an investigation into the alleged rape by her stepfather, the girl eventually told police that she had consensual sex with a second man, Sky News reports. Sex outside marriage is illegal in the Maldives, which operates under Islamic law. Amnesty International said the punishment was "cruel, degrading and inhumane," while the Maldivian government didnít agree with the sentencing and is considering changing the law, the BBC reports. In addition to the rape, the...
  • Meet the Biggest Star in Music Right Now: A Goat!

    02/27/2013 3:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    People ^ | 02/27/2013 | CARA LYNN SHULTZ
    The biggest duet partner for music's biggest stars right now? A goat. We're not kidding. If your coworker bleating with joy, he or she has probably stumbled upon a new meme, which mashes up pop hits with an old clip of a goat screaming as if it were a human. (Some might argue that the goat improves the songs, but we'll leave that discussion to the comments section.) So far, Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," Justin Bieber's "Baby" and Katy Perry's "Firework" have all gotten the wooly treatment.
  • The Trip, 1940's Chevrolet car commercial vivid Technicolor

    02/27/2013 3:04:56 PM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    The Trip, 1940's Chevrolet car commercial vivid Technicolor††
  • (JC) Penney reports massive loss for 4Q

    02/27/2013 3:04:15 PM PST · by mn-bush-man · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/27/13 | Yahoo Finance
    ...snip... The company, based in Plano, Tex., says it lost $552 million, or $2.51 per share, for the period ended Feb. 2. That compares with a loss of $87 million, or 41 cents per share in the year-ago period. Revenue dropped 28.4 percent to $3.88 billion. Analysts were expecting a loss of 23 cents on revenue of $4.08 billion. Revenue at stores opened at least a year dropped 31.7 percent. ...snip
  • 20 Crazy Things Hagel Believes About Israel

    02/27/2013 3:00:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    The big winner of the fight over Chuck Hagelís nomination as Secretary of Defense is not President Barack Obama, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Democrats have called Paulís views on Israel ďdeeply disturbingĒ because he wants to end foreign aid to Israel (eventually). Yet they have forever lost the ability to lecture anyone about their views on Israel, least of all Paul, who has made a serious effort to understand Israelís challenges. Here is a partial list of the bizarre views on Israel that Democrats have proven willing to accept in a high official by backing Hagel to lead the...
  • Planned Parenthood TV Ad Hits Sen. McConnell

    02/27/2013 2:59:45 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/22/2013 | Chris Good
    Planned Parenthood is airing a new TV ad attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican joined a brief with 10 other GOP lawmakers this week supporting the craft chain Hobby Lobby in its lawsuit seeking to avoid mandatory health coverage of birth control pills in its employee health plans. Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch led the group of senators in their effort, The Washington Times reported. Planned Parenthood, displeased with that development, today unveiled this TV ad running on network affiliates in the Lexington and Louisville markets: The group did not say how much it is spending to...
  • How to Make: Hamantaschen

    02/27/2013 2:58:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Trentonian ^ | 02/26/13
    Hamantaschen, Purimís best-known treat, are the M.I.A. of pastries ó many controversies, some political and some trivial, swirl around them. I would prefer to sidestep most of these controversies. Letís not talk about the unsavory, genocide-friendly implications of the Purim story. Letís not argue about what exactly hamantaschen are supposed to symbolize, either. (The word means ďHamanís pockets,Ē a nod to the corrupt nature of the villain of the Book of Esther, but the triangular pastries are also said to resemble Hamanís hat, or, more abstractly, the three Israelite patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.) Letís not even enter into the...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports 2012 Fully Diluted Earnings of $3.60 Per Share

    02/27/2013 2:57:00 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announced today that for 2012, the Company reported net sales of $491.8 million and fully diluted earnings of $3.60 per share, compared with net sales of $328.8 million and fully diluted earnings of $2.09 per share in 2011. For the fourth quarter of 2012, net sales were $141.8 million and fully diluted earnings were $1.00 per share. For the corresponding period in 2011, net sales were $93.2 million and fully diluted earnings were 54Ę per share. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 40.4Ę per share for...
  • Lest We Forget Ė Lessons From The 1993 Waco Tragedy

    02/27/2013 2:53:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 27, 2013 | Bob Barr
    Twenty years ago, on February 28th 1993, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launched an assault on the Branch Davidian religious compound just outside Waco, Texas. The resulting siege ended more than seven weeks later, on April 19, but not before claiming the lives of 80 men, women and children -- many burned to death in the final inferno that destroyed the compound. Even today, videos of the burning buildings remain vivid reminders of an assault gone horribly wrong, from start to finish; and, lessons from what has become known as the ďWaco TragedyĒ should be borne...
  • Americans yawn at budget cut hype

    02/27/2013 2:49:03 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | February 27,2013 | Associated Press
    President Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops to warn just what could happen if automatic budget cuts kick in. Americans are reacting with a collective yawn.They know the drill: Obama raises the alarm, Democrats and Republicans accuse each other of holding a deal hostage, there's a lot of yelling on cable news, and then finally, when everyone has made their points, a deal is struck and the day is saved. Maybe not this time. Two days before $85 billion in cuts are set to hit federal programs with all the precision of a wrecking ball, there are no...
  • Gov. Brewer: Biden's Clearly Out of Touch ... Needs to Get Out

    02/27/2013 2:46:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Fox ^ | February 26, 2013 | GRETA VAN SUSTEREN
    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: $85 billion sequester quickly approaching and a debt quickly headed towards $17 trillion. Sound like reasons for concern? Well, not if you ask Vice President Joe Biden, the vice president saying the American people are no longer worried about our economy. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) JOSEPH BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: They're no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing event, the great collapse in 2008. They're no longer worried, I think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by Europe writ large, the EU, or China somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation...
  • How (not) to Milk a Goat

    02/27/2013 2:46:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Chron ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    Yesterday evening I tramped on down to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo for the annual ďCelebrity Goat Milking Contest.Ē This proves not that I am a celebrity ó far from it ó but rather that I am a good sport. The real purpose here is not the milking of goats, but rather a clever way in which the the annual rodeo milks the media for coverage. In this case, it dubs us ďcelebritiesĒ and we come to take pictures of cute goats and ourselves. So hereís me and my goat, Skeeter. Now youíre probably wondering about the scientific approach...
  • Op-Ed: The Poor, Wretched Muslims of Gaza

    02/27/2013 2:43:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Phil Nussbaum
    The people of Gaza live their lives in constant fear. Fear is what motivates their every action, their every choice in life. On one side they face the formidable might of Israel, whom they see as the enemy. Within, they face the unrelenting, barbaric control of Hamas and their leadership who consider them expendable. Whom do they fear more? Is it the Israeli reprisals or the Hamas chokehold? There is no contest here! Hamas is much more threatening to the man in the Gazan street than Israel is. Hamas is a constant threat to every Gazan individual. One false move,...
  • Asteroids Want to Destroy the Middle Class- and Women

    02/27/2013 2:42:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 27, 2013 | John Ransom
    With science today largely funded by government, you knew it wouldn‚Äėt be long before the recent asteroid encounter in Chelyabinsk, Russia would lead to well-meaning, but mostly hysterical cries that we MUST DO SOMETHING about it; ¬†‚Äúsomething‚ÄĚ that costs a lot of money; ‚Äúsomething‚ÄĚ that involves thick scientific studies; and- the best part- ‚Äúsomething‚ÄĚ that promises no results for the fifty-to-a-hundred thousand years of program costs, run by the central and federal ¬†government of the US-of-A. If we don‚Äôt do ‚Äúsomething,‚ÄĚ NOW they‚Äôll say, we‚Äôll risk plague, locusts, drought and the usual assortment of frogs lets loose by the Apocalyptos-...
  • Have We Been Miscounting Calories?

    02/27/2013 2:42:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 19 February 2013 | Ann Gibbons
    Enlarge Image Counting calories. Our bodies may take more energy to process the carbohydrates in garbanzo beans than in cereal, which suggests all carbohydrate calories are not alike. Credit: iStockphoto/Thinkstock BOSTON‚ÄĒWhen it comes to weight loss, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. That's been the mantra of nutritionists, dietitians, and food regulators in the United States and Europe for more than a century. But when it comes to comparing raw food with cooked food, or beans with breakfast cereals, that thinking may be incorrect. That was the consensus of a panel of researchers who listed the many...
  • Video Shows IDF Deterrent at Low Point

    02/27/2013 2:38:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    A video posted to the internet provides further proof that IDF deterrence is at a dangerous low vis-ŗ-vis the violent parts of the Muslim Arab population in Israel. Video ....... Videos
  • Patxi Azpiroz, Chef of Patxi's Pizza, on Eating Fried Worms and Pesto Pizza Proposals

    02/27/2013 2:31:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Westword ^ | Wed., Feb. 27 2013 | Lori Midson
    Denver lays claim to an infinite number of pizza joints, but deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas, the kind that the Windy City goes crazy for at pie palaces like Lou Malnati's, Giodarno's and Gino's, are few and far between in the Mile High City. But Patxi Azpiroz, executive chef and co-owner of Patxi's, which has locations in Cherry Creek and Englewood, is setting out to change that. "My first job was as a dishwasher at a pizza place called Zachary's in San Francisco," recalls Azpiroz, who opened his first eponymous pizza parlor in Palo Alto, California, in 2004. "I worked my way...
  • ďTHE MARK LEVIN SHOWĒĖ Wednesday, February-27-2013

    02/27/2013 2:31:12 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 59 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Markís Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation ďConservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.Ē --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to ďThe Levin LoungeĒÖ Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time Ė and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Markís show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Homeland Security official quits after illegal immigrants freed over budget cuts

    02/27/2013 2:26:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/27/13 | Staff
    Washington - The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his resignation the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to looming budget cuts, according to a resignation letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The government said he had told his bosses weeks ago that he planned to retire. Gary Mead, executive associate director over enforcement and removal operations at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, disclosed his departure
  • Donna Brazile is Dumbfounded

    02/27/2013 2:24:10 PM PST · by algernon_garnock · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02-27-2013 | Donna Brazile
  • Pope Benedict says it sometimes felt like 'God was asleep' in final audience

    02/27/2013 2:22:16 PM PST · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    herald sun ^ | 2/28 | herald sun
    POPE Benedict XVI admitted it sometimes felt as if 'God was asleep' during the troubled days of his papacy as he gave an emotional farewell in St Peter's Square before tens of thousands of pilgrims on the eve of his momentous resignation.
  • American classical pianist Van Cliburn dies at age 78

    02/27/2013 2:21:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/2013
    American pianist Van Cliburn, who awed Russian audiences with his exquisite Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff concertos and won fame and fortune back home, died on Wednesday at the age of 78. Cliburn passed away at his home in Fort Worth, Texas, after suffering from advanced bone cancer, his publicist Mary Lou Falcone told Reuters. Cliburn announced in August 2012 that he had been diagnosed with the disease. The lanky, blue-eyed Texan, who began taking piano lessons at the age of 3 and later trained at New York's prestigious Juilliard School, burst onto the world stage at the height of the Cold...
  • Hate the Name: "This American Life" vs. "This American Whore" (NPR Mad)

    02/27/2013 2:19:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Last week in our Exhibitionist blog, writer Chris Hall told the story of S.F. sex worker and activist Siouxsie Q, who late last year began producing a podcast in her apartment called This American Whore. This January, she started to get e-mails from lawyers representing Chicago Public Media and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, demanding that she change the name of her podcast or face legal action. "They're concerned that it is too similar to This American Life," Q explains. "And they're concerned about dilution of their trademark or people confusing This American Whore and This American Life,...
  • Remember the Alamo

    02/27/2013 2:17:55 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 27, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    ďThe enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion; otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreatĒ-- Lieutenant Colonel Comdt. of the Alamo William Barret Travis.
  • Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama

    02/27/2013 2:17:00 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Quin Hillyer
    Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama Quin Hillyer Sophomore U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, graduated first in his class at West Point, graduated from Harvard Law School, had a hugely successful career in the aerospace industry, and also has a think-tank background. He may be a seriously rising star. Anyway, he put out a self-explanatory press release that is a beauty to behold. Today, White House Spokesman Jay Carney asked during a press briefing what Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, would say to defense workers facing furlough because of the Presidentís sequester plan. The following is his statement: ďMr. Carney doesnít...
  • University of Chicago performing abortions n campus

    02/27/2013 2:16:26 PM PST · by GeronL · 9 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 2-27-2013 | Oliver Darcy
    The University of Chicago (UC) actively performs abortions on its campus. The University of Chicago appears to be one of the only schools in the nation to perform abortions on campus. On the official website, the schoolís Ryan Center Clinic advertises ďcomprehensive health care for women seeking abortion servicesĒ and lists multiple procedures students may undergo. It is not unusual for schools to provide contraception or referrals to abortion clinics to students, but UC appears to be one of the only universities in the nation to perform the controversial procedure on campus. The university offers medical abortions and surgical abortions...
  • Your Criminal Kid Is Probably Going to be the Next Mark Zuckerberg, Study Says

    02/27/2013 2:15:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Feb. 27 2013 | Erin Sherbert
    For those tired parents who are stashing money specifically because they know they'll be bailing their punk-ass kid out of juvenile jail again, just know, there's going to be a return on your hard-earned cash. A new study conducted by UC Berkeley scholars shows that badly behaved children tend to grow up to be really incredibly rich and successful entrepreneurs. We're talking the Bill Gateses, who had to go to therapy as a child for his behavioral problems, and the Mark Zuckerbergs, who was disciplined in college after creating Facemash, of the world. Of course, not every kid booked into...
  • US Supreme Court justices voice skepticism of voting rights law

    02/27/2013 2:15:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/27/2013
    The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote. In an ominous note for supporters of the key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Justice Anthony Kennedy both acknowledged the measure's vital role in fighting discrimination and suggested that other important laws in U.S. history had run their course. "Times change," Kennedy said during the fast-paced, 70-minute argument. Kennedy's views are likely to prevail on the closely divided court, and he tends to side with his more conservative colleagues...
  • Housing Recovery? Mortgage Refi and Purchase Applications Fall, Pending Home Sales Rise

    02/27/2013 2:15:46 PM PST · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    he USA is experiencing an investor-related housing recovery via foreclosure sales, flipping and investors. But as foreclosure discounts normalize, will the housing market continue to recover? Probably not if the deleveraging occurs in the housing market. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released this morning, mortgage applications fell -3.76% from the previous week. Purchase applications fell -5.15% (NSA) while refinancing applications fell -3.27%. Tight credit still prevails along with negative equity and a glue-like employment recovery. The share of applications that are for refinancing fell slightly to 76.9%. The only product that actually grew was government Adjusted Rate Mortgages...
  • A Ruling on Racial Progress

    02/27/2013 2:15:14 PM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or "preclearance," on any changes to their election laws. Stewartstown has just over a thousand souls in it and is 99 percent white. In 1970, when it was put under the authority of Section 5, the census listed two blacks out of its 1,008 residents. Pinkham's Grant boasts nine residents, and it must also beg Washington for...
  • Sham Marriages: An Immigration Attorney's Tricks of the Trade

    02/27/2013 2:14:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Feb 27 2013 | James Robinson
    When Randall Caudle was an immigration lawyer in the latter half of the 1990s, "people's faces would glaze over" when he told them what he did. But things in his field, as anybody who has seen a newspaper or watched the news in the last decade would know, have become a bit more heated. Last month he was quoted in a story on immigration reform in the Contra Costa Times; one of the commenters online suggested that immigration attorneys be tried for treason. The majority of Caudle's last 18 years in immigration law has been spent helping immigrants apply for...
  • Congresswoman to Obama: 'Stop Scaring People' (YouTube Video)

    02/27/2013 2:13:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    FreedomBrief ^ | February 27, 2013 | Staff
    I've felt this speech important enough to make the effort to convert the speech to text for those who don't want to go through the video (It's only 1:21) of the speech by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan). I've listened to the video many numerous times to assure accuracy of what she says in the video. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan;) ..that amounts to over 2.5% of the federal budget, find me an American family, a hard working taxpayer who hasn't already cut over 2% of their budget at home without cutting essentials things. There's a fact that says we are going...

    02/27/2013 2:11:40 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/27/13 | Matthew Boesler
    J.C. Penney's fourth-quarter earnings announcement is out. The company announced an adjusted loss per share of $1.95, way below expectations of a much smaller loss of $0.24 per share. Revenues came in at $3.88 billion. Analysts were looking for $4.08 billion. Same-store sales were down 32 percent in the fourth quarter.
  • U.S. oil production hit 20-year milestone in November

    02/27/2013 2:09:46 PM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 27, 2013 | Don Mason
    U.S. oil production averaged 7.013 million barrels a day in November, the first time since 1992 that the average daily production during a month has exceeded 7 million, according to revised government figures. The Energy Information Administration on Wednesday revised the November figure up from 6.893 million barrels per day. Average daily production during a month had last reached 7 million in December 1992, according to agency figures. Production for December 2012 rose to 7.03 million barrels per day the agency said, still below the December 1992 figure of 7.1 million barrels per day. For all of 2012, production averaged...
  • FATAL ATTRACTION: Author Peter Stubley on Why We Have a Deadly Fascination With Murder

    02/27/2013 2:09:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Camden New Journal ^ | ANDREW JOHNSON | ANDREW JOHNSON
    WE all love a good murder. Whether itís the benign bloodless corpses in Columbo, the savage group revenge on the Orient Express, Midsomerís alarming homicide rate, or the gruesome realism of The Killing, we take enormous pleasure in the method and motivation of the killer, and their eventual unmasking and capture. Real murders are just as compelling, although for different reasons. Because of their mystery and drama, crimes as distant as Jack the Ripper still fascinate more than 120 years after he cut up five women in the East End of London. But, according to crime reporter and author Peter...
  • White House,Republicans dig in ahead of budget talks(OMG!)

    02/27/2013 2:05:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Jeff Mason and Steve Holland
    Positions hardened on Wednesday between President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders over the budget crisis even as they arranged to hold last-ditch talks to prevent harsh automatic spending cuts beginning this week. Looking resigned to the $85-billion in "sequestration" cuts starting on Friday, government agencies began reducing costs and spelling out to employees how furloughs will work.Expectations were low that a White House meeting on Friday between Obama and congressional leaders, including Republican foes, would produce any deal to avoid the cuts.Public services across the country - from air traffic control to food safety inspections and education - might...
  • ICE: AP report on official's resignation 'inaccurate and misleading'

    02/27/2013 2:02:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/27/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The Department of Homeland Security denied a report Wednesday that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official is leaving the agency amid scrutiny over its release of several hundred undocumented immigrants who had been detained. ďThe Associated Pressí report is inaccurate and misleading," ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said, responding to the AP's story that made it sound like Gary Mead, the director of Enforcement and Removal Operations, was taking the fall for the detainee release. "Gary Mead announced several weeks ago to ICE senior leadership that he planned to retire after 40 years in federal service and 6 years at ICE....
  • You'll Be Surprised To Hear How People Want To Avert The Sequester

    02/27/2013 2:01:45 PM PST · by ksen · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/26/13 | Walter Hickey
    Most Republicans don't actually support the House Republican plan to avert the spending cuts known as the sequester, according to a new poll conducted for Business Insider by our partner SurveyMonkey. The poll asked participants to consider the core points of three sequester replacement proposals in Congress, without telling them the partisan affiliation of those plans. It found that in some cases, both Democrats and Republicans actually opposed their own party's plans and/or backed their adversaries' proposal. . . . Surprisingly, the plan that polled the strongest was the House Progressive Caucus plan. More than half of respondents supported it...
  • 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) ‚Äď 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) ‚Äď An Atlanta teen who wanted to leave a gang was shot 15 times‚ÄĒand 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,...