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  • Animal Obesity A Growing Problem In The US

    02/27/2013 5:23:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | CBSLos Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too.
  • Former Ambassador of Panama to the OAS: "Hugo Chavez is dead"

    02/27/2013 5:15:20 PM PST · by tje · 68 replies
    CNN - Chile ^ | 2/27/2013 | Unattributed
    Guillermo Cochez Panamanian politician says the president of Venezuela is deceased Contact with CNN Chile's former ambassador said that since last December 30 President Chavez declared brain dead in Cuba, with which he returned to Venezuela in that state, and therefore it could not be visited by the various leaders who have visited, questioned and denied as the last picture that was published between Chavez and his daughters.
  • Smoke a Joint, Get an ObamaPass,Sell a gun to someone who smokes a joint, get 20 years in jail

    02/27/2013 5:10:05 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    GOA ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | GOA Staff
    It’s Looney Toons on Capitol Hill. Everyone’s heard about the “red herring” Feinstein Gun Ban, which “red state Democrats” will vote down in order to pretend they’re “pro-gun.” But the bigger danger is that Obama will sign “non-controversial” gun control which is just as dangerous, but no one but us is talking about. Take the gun licensure bill which anti-gunners are trying to dub the “gun trafficking bill.” In the Senate, the bill is S. 54, and was introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) -- although it appears that it could have been drafted by an intern. GOOFBALL...
  • Where Does a Cop With an 80-pound Dog Search? Anywhere He Wants.

    02/27/2013 5:08:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 197 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Imagine that a police officer, after taking it upon himself to search someone's car, is asked to explain why he thought he would find contraband there. "A little birdie told me," he replies. Most judges would react with appropriate skepticism to such a claim. But substitute "a big dog" for "a little birdie," and you've got probable cause. Or so says the U.S. Supreme Court, which last week unanimously ruled that "a court can presume" a search is valid if police say it was based on an alert by a dog trained to detect drugs. The court thereby encouraged judges...
  • In Closed-Door Meeting, Cantor Warned of ‘Civil War’

    02/27/2013 5:07:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-27-2012 | Katrina Trinko
    House majority leader Eric Cantor is increasingly frustrated with a group of House Republicans who are working against the leadership, and he’s not afraid of voicing his dismay. In a closed-door conference meeting on Wednesday, Cantor told one GOP member that if they blocked the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) from coming to the floor, they’d cause “civil war” in the ranks. Cantor’s comment irked some Republican aides, who told National Review Online that such strong language is inappropriate. In recent days, some conservatives have been upset about the Senate’s version of VAWA, saying that parts of the bill...
  • Feds, media debunk Sarah Palin 'stockpiling bullets' claim

    02/27/2013 5:07:45 PM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    Pollutico ^ | February 27th, 2013 | Kevin Cirilli
    The feds say Sarah Palin is firing blanks with her claim that the government is “stockpiling bullets” for potential civil unrest in case the country defaults on its loans. While government agencies are, in fact, purchasing large amounts of ammunition, they are doing so for training exercises and shooting ranges, according to federal officials. The Washington Post last month summed up the Department of Homeland Security’s buying of more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for training with an article headlined, “Not so sinister: Homeland Security is stockpiling ammo for target practice.” And last summer, the Social Security Administration’s Office...
  • Stealth Gun Control in Progress

    02/27/2013 5:06:07 PM PST · by lwoodham · 25 replies
    vanity | 2/27/2013 | Lwoodham
    The following is an e-mail I have received in reference to an order I placed for two 16 round magazines for my S&W SD9VE 9mm handgun. This has confirmed my suspicions that this administration is involved once again with bypassing Congress and effecting gun control on it's own by instructing that funds be frozen to weapons and ammo purchases. There seems to be nothing available nationwide and I think it's for the same reason. The administration is using backdoor methods to halt further sales of ammo and weapons. From Personal Choice Outfitters: ----------------------------------------------------- You are receiving this email because you...
  • WOODWARD: ‘VERY SENIOR’ WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL WARNED ME I’D ‘REGRET’ ATTACKING OBAMA OVER SEQUESTER

    02/27/2013 4:58:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/27/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Appearing on CNN Wednesday, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said a “very senior person” at the White House warned him that he would “regret doing this,” referring to his outspoken criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of the impending forced cuts known as the sequester. “I think they’re confused,” Woodward told CNN host Wolf Blitzer. Woodward apparently went on to criticize Obama further over the sequester the same day he received the warning from the White House. “It makes me very uncomfortable for the White House to be telling reporters, you are going to ‘regret’ doing something that you believe...
  • Deficit-Deluded Tea Party Republicans Love The Sequester Scheme (barf alert!)

    02/27/2013 4:58:38 PM PST · by drewh · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 27, 2013 5:00 | By David Horsey
    The delusions of tea party Republicans are about to create a lot of misery for America. The "sequester" -- the drastic set of budget cuts formerly known as the "fiscal cliff" -- seems very likely to go into effect at the end of this week due in no small part to the fact that hyper-conservative lawmakers, such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, actually think it's a pretty swell idea. Their obsessive and mistaken belief that the federal deficit is the greatest threat to the republic is leading them to block any compromise with Democrats that would delay or repeal the...
  • Rare Superbug Spreads in US

    02/27/2013 4:58:19 PM PST · by Doogle · 37 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/27/13 | FOX
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting clinicians of an emerging untreatable multidrug-resistant organism in the United States. There are many forms of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), but of the 37 forms reported in the U.S., 15 have been reported in less than a year. The CDC said the increase in CRE means health care providers need to “act aggressively to prevent the emergence and spread of these unusual CRE organisms.” Enterobacteriaceae lives in water, soil and the human gut. These “surperbugs” have developed high levels of resistance to antibiotics – even carbapanems. Individuals who usually develop CRE infections...
  • Excerpts From David Hardy Testimony Against the "Assault Weapon Ban" 2013

    02/27/2013 4:52:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The following are excerpts from the testimony of David Hardy, a scholar who has written extensively on gun control legislation. The entire testimony is contained in an PDF file here. What is an "Assault Rifle? “Assault Rifles” The very term “semiautomatic assault rifle” is internally contradictory. In World War II, rifles of standard military power could not be made full automatic, because the recoil (“kick”) was too powerful. The “assault rifle” concept involved cutting the cartridge’s power, and thus its recoil, in half, so that it could be controlled in full automatic fire. An assault rifle redesigned to be semiautomatic...
  • Epochal Change...More of the Same

    02/27/2013 4:51:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Charles Payne
    You show us everything you've got You keep on dancin' and the room gets hot You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy You say you wanna go for a spin The party's just begun, we'll let you in You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy You keep on shoutin', you keep on shoutin' I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day Kiss Well the Italian election was a mess and everyone was surprised! Since the end of World War II, Italy has see 41 Prime Ministers with the average length in office about a year...
  • Kerry: Obama Remains Willing to Hold Bilateral Talks With Iran’s ‘Elected’ Government

    02/27/2013 4:48:38 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kerry: Obama Remains Willing to Hold Bilateral Talks With Iran’s ‘Elected’ Government February 27, 2013 By Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com) – Describing Iran as a country with an “elected” government and a “remarkable history,” Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday reiterated President Obama’s willingness to hold bilateral talks with the regime. “It’s a matter of public record that he personally communicated to the supreme leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] that he was prepared to engage and to discuss these issues,” Kerry told a news conference with his French counterpart in Paris. Responding to a reporter’s question about negotiating with a “terrorist”...
  • Mastermind behind BMV "backdoor branch" scheme convicted

    02/27/2013 4:45:49 PM PST · by DemforBush
    WTHR 13 Indianapolis ^ | 2/27/13 | Sandra Chapman
    INDIANAPOLIS - 13 Investigates exposed "backdoor branches" - local dealers doling out legal BMV tags and registrations to anyone with cash, no questions asked. Now, after three years on the run, a mastermind behind one of those operations is headed to prison, convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud and harboring illegal immigrants. It's a major development in a crime the BMV said it was powerless to stop....
  • Dance as Form of Resistance: Salafists Fail to Stop 'Harlem Shake' in Tunisia

    02/27/2013 4:45:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Salafist Muslims tried to prevent the filming of current Internet craze the "Harlem Shake" at a Tunis school on Wednesday, but were driven off after coming to blows with students, a correspondent said. When the dozen or so ultra-conservative Muslims, some of them women in veils, showed up at the Bourguiba Language Institute in the El Khadra neighbourhood, a Salafist bastion, students shouted "Get out, get out!" One of the Salafists, wearing military gear and carrying a Molotov cocktail he never used, shouted "Our brothers in Palestine are being killed by Israelis, and you are dancing." The Islamists eventually withdrew,...
  • Bob Woodward: Obama Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 4:42:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/27/13 | 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...
  • The GOP Establishment Should Think Twice Before Trying to Undermine the Tea Party

    02/27/2013 4:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even though it changed the terms of the political debate, thus giving them a majority in the 2010 elections, many in the Republican establishment deeply resent the Tea Party. They don’t like being monitored by taxpayer-friendly groups that will expose them when they side with special interests (as they have in recent months on Export-Import Bank subsides and housing handouts). And they really hate the idea of being held accountable at the polls when they side with the corrupt big-spenders in Washington. Just ask Senator Bennett and Congressman Inglis.Pork…or principles? Now the Washington establishment is fighting back. Karl Rove, best...
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Macomb Judge David Viviano to the Michigan Supreme Court

    02/27/2013 4:30:23 PM PST · by equaviator · 6 replies
    http://www.sourcenewspapers.com ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | By CHARLES CRUMM
    Macomb County Chief Circuit Judge David Viviano has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Michigan Supreme Court. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment at 3 p.m. Wednesday in a livestreamed event. "This is a tremendous honor for me, for my entire family," Viviano said. "I am committed to the rule of law. I believe in the separation of powers." Viviano replaces former Justice Diane Hathaway, who resigned in January amid charges of fraud regarding a home she owns. "He's truly a rule of law judge, which is critically important," Snyder said. Snyder said the candidates for the state's...
  • The Race For California’s Shale Is On!

    02/27/2013 4:29:46 PM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    dailyreckoning ^ | 2 27 13 | Posted By Matt Insley
    It’s America’s final frontier for shale. And the payout will be huge. Get this… If you add up the recoverable resource estimate for the oft-mentioned Bakken formation in North Dakota, as well as the Eagle Ford in South Texas… then DOUBLE it, you’ll get close to the number of recoverable barrels of oil that remain trapped in the heart of this untapped “mega” shale deposit. Put another way, according to the US Energy Information Administration, this one massive shale play represents 64% of the total recoverable shale oil resource base in the country. It’s the big kahuna, and today we’ll...
  • American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge

    02/27/2013 4:28:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 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. The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem. Click here to read the lawsuit. Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty...