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  • $92 bucks and the FReepathon will be over.

    02/27/2013 7:04:49 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 12 replies
    My grey matter | 02-27-13 | Me
    As of 10:00 PM Eastern time, we need $92 to meet the Q1 2013 FReepathon goal of $85,000.PLEASE, let's put this baby to bed. Click on the red "Donate" bar on the home page, or go directly to the latest FReepathon thread, and let's Git-R-Done!
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-28-13

    02/27/2013 6:58:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-28-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 28, 2013 Thursday of the Second Week of Lent   Reading 1 Jer 17:5-10 Thus says the LORD:Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,who seeks his strength in flesh,whose heart turns away from the LORD.He is like a barren bush in the desertthat enjoys no change of season,But stands in a lava waste,a salt and empty earth.Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,whose hope is the LORD.He is like a tree planted beside the watersthat stretches out its roots to the stream:It fears not the heat when it comes,its leaves stay green;In the year...
  • The Scattering - an epic story of Ireland's Great Famine

    02/27/2013 6:57:58 PM PST · by Felis demulcta mitis · 30 replies
    The Scattering Project ^ | March 1, 2002 | patrick monaghan
    The Scattering is based on the book "Because They Never Do" by Patrick Erin Monaghan. This upcoming film will tell the untold, haunting love story of a young Irish couple who endure the horrors of the Great Irish Famine. This Part 1 of a 5 part series to bring to bring to life the true story of the Great Irish Famine through the eyes of a young couple - Michael and Mary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c4IwVV7gufU
  • CBS' Sharyl Attkisson May Get A Personal Threat from the Obama White House After This

    02/27/2013 6:51:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/27/13 | Bryan Preston
    CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson delivered her promised update on Benghazi tonight, via Twitter. Attkisson says that CBS these questions to the White House back in October. She tweeted them a month ago, promising an update. Tonight’s update deals both with the questions that have been answered and those that have not.
  • Biden: 'Just Fire the Shotgun Through the Door'

    02/27/2013 6:41:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/13 | staff
    Vice President Joe Biden’s fondness for his shotguns has been documented by the Washington Free Beacon, and he continued to promote the use of these dangerous weapons in an interview with the outdoor website, Field and Stream. F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target practice? BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it is—I think most scholars would say—is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, “Well, what happens when the end days...
  • Bill Maher Inspires Anti-Semitic Tirade by Farrakhan

    02/27/2013 6:37:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/13 | staff
    Leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan gave the keynote speech at the annual Saviours’ Day Convention on Sunday in which he echoed comments of comedian Bill Maher and launched into an anti-Semitic rant.
  • Islamists Gain Momentum in Syria

    02/27/2013 6:28:29 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated February 27, 2013, 7:57 p.m. ET | NOUR MALAS
    BEIRUT—Extremists intent on establishing an Islamist state in Syria have gained power within the rebel insurgency, while moderates have lost clout since moves by Washington late last year aimed at the opposite result, U.S. officials and rebel fighters say. ... In the two months since the U.S. designation of Jabhat al-Nusra, the group's fighters took control of one of the Taftanaz air base in Idlib, one of largest government air bases in northern Syria, where they seized tanks, helicopters and ammunition. They also took over the Jarrah airfield outside Aleppo, which gave them access to dozens of warplanes, according to...
  • Let Them Eat Cake? Government Destroys 1,600 Pounds of Deer Meat for Homeless Just Because

    02/27/2013 6:24:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 26 February, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Hunters and homeless people in Louisiana are righteously outraged after state health officials forced a homeless shelter to throw out nearly a ton of perfectly good venison. The meat that had been donated to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission could have fed more than 3,000 people. Instead, it was tossed in trash bins by officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals who say that state law prohibits the serving of venison in homeless shelters. Not only did the officials toss the meat, they doused it with Clorox to make sure it couldn’t be eaten by animals or, presumably, people. “Deer...
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. plans medical, food aid for Syria fighters-sources

    02/27/2013 6:23:48 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:22pm EST | Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Michael Roddy
    * Shift would help fighters with non-lethal assistance * Steps intended to show greater support to Syria opposition * State Department has no comment; no monetary figures given (Adds quotes, background) WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The United States is expected to provide medical supplies and food aid to Syrian fighters, a policy shift to directly help those opposing President Bashar al-Assad's forces on the ground, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States continues to oppose providing lethal assistance and said it also will not provide such...
  • Food Stamps for Postage: USPS Accepts EBT

    02/27/2013 6:22:02 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 26, 2013 | Elena Lathrop
    The USPS considers EBT in the same category of payment as a debit card and states on their About page, "Most debit cards and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards are accepted for all Postal Service products and services." Thus, a customer not belonging to any bank could use EBT to purchase a money order to pay a bill or send money to another person—or even acquire a passport.
  • Trayvon's lawyer: Enough 'blood on our hands'

    02/27/2013 6:21:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN's HeadLineNews ^ | February 26, 2013 | Jasmine Rand, Special to HLN
    One year ago today, a bullet pierced 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s heart and the pulse of our nation. When the general public initially learned of the tragic circumstances, a sense of outcry ensued as citizens struggled to reconcile the basic facts of the case with the law: George Zimmerman, 29, killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — who was walking home from a 7-Eleven with Skittles and an iced tea, wearing a hoodie — because he looked “suspicious,” and the Sanford Police Department failed to arrest him. Throughout the past year, the controversy sparked continuous dialogue that evolved from a discussion on racial...
  • EU: Political Factions Threaten to Derail Moldova’s European Course (Part One)

    02/27/2013 6:15:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    Until a few days ago, Moldova was on course to sign or at least to initial an Association Agreement with the European Union this year. Moldova was outpacing the other countries in the EU’s Eastern Partnership program toward the goals of association and free trade with the EU. In recent months, Moldova became the only Eastern Partner country to be offered a prospect of eventual EU membership, conditional on performance, by top European officials. Within Moldova’s coalition government, Prime Minister Vlad Filat’s team holds the ministries implementing the EU-Moldova Action Plan (the ministries of foreign affairs, internal affairs, justice, finance)....
  • Embraer bests Beechcraft for Afghan plane order

    02/27/2013 6:15:27 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Jim Wolf
    Embraer bests Beechcraft for Afghan plane order (Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer bested U.S.-based Beechcraft in a high-stakes U.S. Air Force recompetition for 20 light air support planes to be provided to the Afghan military for training and counterinsurgency. Embraer and its U.S.-based partner, Sierra Nevada, were awarded a $427.5 million deal, the Pentagon announced after the close of business on Wednesday. The pair had won an initial $355 million contract in December 2011, but it was scrapped after a legal challenge from the losing bidder, then known as Hawker Beechcraft. Brazilian leaders had voiced displeasure with the sudden cancellation, saying...
  • Obama's Dangerous Illegal Alien Exodus: Past Released Detainees Murdered 19; Raped 142

    02/27/2013 6:12:53 PM PST · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-27-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | TwitterA spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, said the thousands of detainees selected for release over the past week - among an estimated 8,000 - 10,000 scheduled for release - were “noncriminals and other low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal histories.” This is a blatant lie. The aliens released by DHS are criminals, who will put families and communities at greater risk from coast-to-coast. According to Jessica Vaughan of CIS, here are some categories of detainees who were released from ICE...
  • Want to find his hidden treasure worth millions? Head outdoors

    02/27/2013 6:12:31 PM PST · by Daffynition · 59 replies
    TodayNews.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Erika Angulo
    A New Mexico multimillionaire wants you to get off the couch and go searching for hidden treasure. Forrest Fenn, 82, believes too many Americans spend their free time watching TV or playing video games. He hopes the bounty he hid — a chest filled with millions of dollars in gold coins, diamonds and emeralds, among other gems — will prompt some to explore the outdoors. "Get your kids out in the countryside, take them fishing and get them away from their little hand-held machines," he told TODAY.
  • More self-defense advice from Joe Biden: “Just fire the shotgun through the door”

    02/27/2013 6:12:16 PM PST · by randita · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/27/13 | Erika Johnsen
    Because the advice he offered last week to simply “fire two blasts” outside the house wasn’t recklessly bogus enough, here’s the vice president expounding even further on his recommendations for in-home self-defense in an in-depth interview with Field & Stream on Monday (h/t Washington Examiner): F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target practice? V.P. BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it is—I think most scholars would say—is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one...
  • Red Berets, Green Berets: Can Mali’s Divided Military Restore Order and Stability?

    02/27/2013 6:09:07 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 2/22/2013 | Andrew McGregor
    With Paris insisting that the 4,000 French troops involved in the counter-terrorist operations in northern Mali will leave Mali sometime in March, it is worth taking a look at the Malian military that will be called on to secure northern Mali despite the continued presence of armed Islamists in the region. Mali’s interim political administration is still in turmoil, as is the army, which has been at war with itself ever since the March 22, 2012 military coup led by American-trained Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo. The two main factions in the army, broadly described as the pro-junta “Green Berets” and...
  • Ex Embajador de Panamá en la OEA: "Hugo Chávez está muerto"

    02/27/2013 6:05:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 74 replies
    En contacto con CNN Chile, el ex embajador de Panamá ante la OEA, Guillermo Cochez, afirmó que desde el 30 de diciembre pasado el presidente Chávez fue declarado con muerte cerebral en Cuba, con lo cual regresó a Venezuela en ese estado. Por esta razón, asegura que no fue visitado por los distintos mandatarios y cuestionó la última fotografía que fue publicada de Chávez con sus hijas.
  • DHS brings outrage from Brewer,joy from immigrants

    02/27/2013 6:00:01 PM PST · by hope · 22 replies
    Fox Phoenix ^ | 2/27/13
    FLORENCE, Ariz. - Over the weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released hundreds of detainees, and Wednesday -- the executive who made that decision announced his retirement. The man in charge of arresting and deporting immigrants announced that he'll be retiring in April. Meanwhile, hundreds of detainees have been set free. It's a decision that Governor Jan Brewer calls "appalling." "I was jumping for joy, I was so happy to know I would be leaving," said Cesar Lorenti. Cesar Lorenti is free from prison, along with hundreds of other illegal immigrants, after the Department Of Homeland Security authorized the release ahead...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 28 February 2013

    02/27/2013 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ REGULAR VISITOR A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft taxis to its parking spot on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2012. The Globemaster III is a regular visitor to Bagram Airfield, transporting troops, equipment and supplies in and out of the country. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. CHOCKS AND CHAINS A coalition special operations forces member looks out over...
  • Pope's brother gives interview on Papal resignation

    02/27/2013 5:58:41 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 4 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28/2/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    egensburg - Again, he sat in front of the TV and looked at "Joseph". This is the name Georg Ratzinger uses for his brother, who has been called Benedict XVI for almost eight years and on Wednesday had his last major appearance as Pope. Although he can no longer see so well, the 89-year-old in Regensburg wanted to see as much of the general audience as popssible of the outgoing head of the Church in St. Peter's Square. "It was very touching," the prelate said to the news agency dpa. "There was a melancholy mood." And Georg Ratzinger added reassuringly...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-27-13

    02/27/2013 5:54:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-27-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Defense moves to drop remaining counts against N.M. gun dealers(Reese Family)

    02/27/2013 5:54:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    Lawyers for embattled former Deming gun dealers Rick, Terri and Ryin Reese filed a motion last Wednesday in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico “to dismiss with prejudice the four remaining counts of the indictment.” The filing, co-signed by defense attorneys Robert J. Gorence, Jason Bowles, Brad D. Hall, and Peter V. Domenici Jr. moved for dismissal on counts “the Indictment pending against [the defendants] on the grounds that the Government has willfully or was recklessly negligent in not disclosing Giglio [“material tending to impeach the character or testimony of the prosecution witness in a...
  • Bob Woodward: The White House told me I’d regret challenging them

    02/27/2013 5:53:13 PM PST · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    Via John Sexton of Breitbart.com, I’d sure like to know which ray of Hopeychangey sunshine shared this bit of bright good cheer with Woodward. To be clear, he doesn’t specifically say it was someone inside the White House; I’m assuming that from Politico’s description of this very short clip (“Bob Woodward pulled back the curtain on his battle with the White House over a recent column on the sequester”), but maybe it’s someone from outside the building. Jim Messina, maybe? Remember, he’s into “punching back twice as hard.” Good point from John: John Sexton @verumserum For all those who claimed...
  • Starbucks gets frothy NY Times digital deal

    02/27/2013 5:46:16 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 11 replies
    AFP via france24.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | AFP
    The New York Times and Starbucks are teaming up to give coffee drinkers a way to leap over the newspaper's digital paywall -- as long as beverages are savored in stores. A partnership announced Wednesday will give Starbucks customers free digital access to 15 articles per day on NYTimes.com. Customers who are logged into the Starbucks Digital Network in its US shops will be able to access up to three articles from five separate sections per day, including top news, business and technology. The move comes with the US daily moving to tighten up its paywall...
  • How far 3D printing has come since Good Morning America - January 1989 (video)

    02/27/2013 5:45:15 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 4 replies
    qqq.3ders.org ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | 3ders
    How far we have come - 3D Printing is just as exciting today as it was in 1989. A little bit of 3D printing history: 1984 - Charles Hull developed the technology for printing physical 3D objects from digital data. 1986 - Charles Hull named the technique as Stereolithography and obtained a patent. 1986 - Charles Hull founded 3D Systems and developed the first commercial 3D Printing machine, it was called as Stereolithography Apparatus. 1988 - 3D Systems developed model SLA-250, which was the first version to the general public. 1988 - Scott Crump invented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). 1989...
  • Why sperm ‘donation’ is bad for dads and kids

    02/27/2013 5:44:53 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2-27-13 | John M. Smoot
    In 2006, as a Probate and Family Court judge in Boston, I began hearing a case filed by a self-represented woman who requested an order that a sperm facility disclose the identity of the father of her two young daughters. She gave as her primary reason that the children suffered from health issues and needed a complete medical history from their father. As a secondary ground, she cited the children’s need for financial support. After multiple hearings and several trips between the Probate and Family Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the complaint was dismissed in 2011. (The first decision...
  • Nugent: "No question" Obama Should Be Impeached

    02/27/2013 5:42:54 PM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    Rock legend and gun-rights defender Ted Nugent says there’s “no question” President Obama should be impeached, and he’s blasting CNN anchor Piers Morgan as an “effective idiot” in the battle over the Second Amendment.
  • State Supreme Court wants NYS to show good cause that gun law is constitutional

    02/27/2013 5:40:21 PM PST · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 17 replies
    WKTV.COM Utica NY ^ | 2/27/13 | By NEWSChannel 2 Staff
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Buffalo-based attorney who is spear-heading a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent gun laws said that Wednesday was "monumental," as a State Supreme Court Justice issued an order requiring New York State to show good cause that the law is constitutional. New York State has until April 29 to respond or else an injunction will be issued. On Thursday, thousands are expected in Albany to rally against the Governor's gun laws. Many are looking to preserve local jobs at places such as Remington Arms, while others say they are just citizens who feel that their...
  • Behind the Curtain: Woodward at war

    02/27/2013 5:35:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27th, 2013 | Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen
    Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about - and got a major-league brushback. The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward told us in an hour-long interview yesterday around the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets. Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of...
  • Russia's Putin "unhappy" with limo

    02/27/2013 5:34:10 PM PST · by nascarnation · 36 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/27/2013 | Johnathon Ramsey
    A few years ago Russian president Dmitri Medvedev decided he wanted officials to be chauffeured in Russian limousines, not the German executive sedans everyone had become accustomed to (such as the Mercedes-Benz pictured above). Naturally, that meant turning to Russia's own ZiL to create a litter worthy of a plutocrat and glorious Russian history. The plan had two big problems, the first being that ZiL stopped making limos in 1991 and was only producing trucks and armored military vehicles. But that didn't stop the party. The orders to ZiL were to create something powered by a V8 that was able...
  • Bob Woodward: ‘Very Senior’ White House Official Warned Me

    02/27/2013 5:26:38 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 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...
  • Woodward at war

    02/27/2013 5:26:37 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2013 | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about - and got a major-league brushback. The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward told us in an hour-long interview yesterday around the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets. Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of...
  • Nobody Should Tattoo Obama On Their Body Without Getting A Pair Of These..

    02/27/2013 5:24:33 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Teacher pink slips claim by Duncan not backed by evidence [Obama administration lies again]

    02/27/2013 5:24:18 PM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2013 | Lyndsey Layton and Karen Tumulty
    The descriptions of the post-sequester landscape that have been coming out of the Obama Administration have been alarming, specific--and, in at least some cases, hyped. “There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can’t come back this fall,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” When he was pressed in a White House briefing Wednesday to come up with an example, Duncan named a single county in West Virginia and acknowledged, “whether it’s all sequester-related, I don’t know.” And, as it turns out, it isn’t.
  • 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,...