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  • Proof Obama is lying about guns (...president's actions create chaos but don't save lives)

    03/06/2013 8:01:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | March 6, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Barack Obama says he wants to ban more classifications of firearms because he wants to keep Americans safe from gun crime. Do you believe it? I don’t. I don’t believe Obama cares a whit about the safety of the American people – and I think I can prove it. First of all, the statistics Obama ignores demonstrate conclusively that firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens actually saves lives. It’s not even a close call. This fact is illustrated further by the fact that the urban areas that have outright banned firearms possession have become virtual shooting galleries, with more...
  • Gun rights protected, criminals prosecuted- An alternative to a gun control bill

    03/06/2013 7:59:54 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    GOCRA | 3-6-13 | GOCRA
    Today, DFL Representative Debra Hilstrom and a bipartisan coalition of legislators and sheriffs introduced a new bill which will address the very real issue of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill, without infringing on the rights of law abiding Minnesota gun owners. Republican Rep. Tony Cornish, the House's leader on gun rights, joined Hilstrom at the press conference to speak in favor of the bill. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, View the press conference on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHeazofiWQ8 The bill's co-authors comprise more than half of the representatives, both...
  • (EU) Parliament chief criticizes ‘Frankenstein Europe’

    03/06/2013 7:59:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 05.03.13 @ 18:32 (March 5) | Valentina Pop
    The EU’s current institutional set-up resembles a “Frankenstein” monster because there is no democratic separation of powers, European Parliament chief Martin Schulz said Monday (4 March) during a debate in Hamburg on sovereignty transfers to Brussels. “National sovereignty in Europe is based on a model of separation of powers: we have a government that can be voted down by a parliament and an independent judiciary overseeing that rules are respected,” Schulz said. He added: “What we are doing now is that we are taking bits and pieces of this framework and transferring them to the EU level, but without also...
  • Bill introduced in Tallahassee targets gun sales and personal sales

    03/06/2013 7:56:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    weartv.com ^ | March 6, 2013
    TALLAHASSEE -- A bill targeting gun shows and personal sales has been filed in Florida. State democrats unveiled the legislation today which would require background checks on *all gun sales. But the bill is coming under fire. There's a showdown forming at the state capitol. Today at high noon Florida democrats took the first shot. A bill requiring background checks before all gun sales. The NRA says the real intention behind universal background checks is to eliminate the 2nd Amendment. Rep. Lori Berman / D- "If you want to obtain a gun in Florida you need to undergo a background...
  • OUR DISINTERGRATING GOVERNMENT

    03/06/2013 7:49:42 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 5 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | March 6, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    There's only way to look at this folks. WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder's stunning admission that it was difficult to prosecute large banks because of the potential economic impact may be a turning point of the drive to break them up. It's not stunning at all. It is, however, an admission of what we have known for years. Now the pants of "Nobody committed any crimes" have in fact been artfully dropped to the floor and what's in our face is the ugly anatomical truth that crimes were committed and intentionally ignored. That is something that Congress and the...
  • Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan

    03/06/2013 7:45:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    March 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rand Paul, ladies and gentlemen, is actually doing a filibuster as we speak. He's doing a talking filibuster. He's actually on the floor of the Senate trying to shut it down. This is over the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director. What Rand Paul is upset about is the domestic drone program that everybody in the regime says is perfectly fine. Obama and Eric Holder say, "Yeah, we're perfectly content with a program of having drones in the air domestically." Eric Holder, the attorney general, refused to say that Americans cannot be killed...
  • Domestic drones to hunt gun carriers in America for Homeland Security

    03/06/2013 7:36:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 6, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Department of Homeland Security has an unmanned drone fleet with technology that can root out civilians who are carrying guns, government documents show. “I am very concerned that this technology will be used against law-abiding American firearms owners,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, in a Breitbart report. “This could violate Fourth Amendment rights as well as Second Amendment rights.” The Predator B drone fleet has also been designed to track cell-phone signals, Breitbart reports. The information about the fleet came to light via a Freedom of Information request from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Breitbart...
  • Gun control debate devolves into personal attacks

    03/06/2013 7:33:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Much of the anger felt by those who oppose the seven Democratic gun control bills moving through the state Senate this week is now being directed at Sen. Evie Hudak, who questioned a rape victim’s assertion Monday that a concealed weapon might have staved off her attacker. Hudak, who acknowledged her insensitivity on Tuesday and personally apologized to that victim, Amanda Collins, is suddenly a symbol of what many conservatives are terming a new “War on Women”, arguing that more restrictive gun laws will leave women more vulnerable to violent attacks. In fighting that supposed war against women,...
  • Rand Paul - The first Senator ever to work "HONEST" 8 hour day. STAND WITH RAND!

    03/06/2013 7:25:42 PM PST · by Orange1998 · 161 replies
    Ted Cruz backing him up all the way. This could change everything.
  • Conflicting Obama Approval Polls

    03/06/2013 7:19:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com | March 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are a couple of polls out here today, and they greatly conflict with each other. They are about Obama's approval numbers. Now, the first poll is from Reuters. It's a Reuters/Ipsos poll, and according to this poll, approval for Obama has crashed. He's down to 43% approval in the Reuters poll. The other poll that's out is from Rasmussen. The Rasmussen poll has Obama's approval at above 50%. Now, there was another poll. It was Gallup earlier this week that had Obama's approval number at 48%. It was the first time he was under 50% in...
  • Just What The Hell Is Going On? All Police Records On Sandy Hook Shooting Sealed,

    03/06/2013 7:10:12 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 62 replies
    www.patdollard.com ^ | Mar 5, 2013 | Pat Dollard
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — There is no doubt who is responsible for the Newtown school massacre. The shooter is dead and the prosecutor handling the case has said he does not expect any charges. Yet authorities are continuing to keep search warrants and police records secret. Media outlets have pressed for the release of more records, which could shed light on a crime that has revived the national debate over gun control and could change the way guns are regulated. The massacre has led to proposals for universal background checks on gun buyers and bans on assault weapons and...
  • Militant Islam aligns with Russia abroad, devours its ‘soft underbelly’ at home

    03/06/2013 7:07:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    Following the prayer in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, during his visit in February 2010, Hamas leader Khaled Masha’al admitted that in the Council of Muftis of Russia it felt like home. While the statement probably pleased the Russian leaders, in reality these words should have alerted them. Whether it was Mashaal’s intention or not, this acknowledgment could be perceived as a prophecy: the dawn of Islamic fundamentalism which illuminates the future of the northern superpower. Islam is the second largest religious denomination in Russia after the Orthodox Church. According to the official census there are about 15 million Muslims (10...
  • Obama Nominates Rabidly Anti-Gun Judge, Caitlin Halligan

    03/06/2013 7:07:18 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 03/06/13 | Matt Ross
    If you want to look at how Obama see’s things, take a look at his judicial nominees. We know he has no use for the Constitution, and particularly the Second Amendment. We also know that the separation of powers means nothing to her, and the checks and balances are seen as an archaic obstacles to the power of the state. Given those facts, the nomination of Caitlin Halligan does not come as a surprise… But his most recent nomination is beyond the pale.Obama Pushing “Most Anti-Second Amendment Nominee” in Recent History Senators on Capitol Hill [tell us that] Harry Reid...
  • UFO sightings on the rise in South Africa

    03/06/2013 7:06:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    TelegraphUK ^ | 5:47PM GMT 06 Mar 2013 | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg
    Gert Jordaan, founder of UFO Research of SA, said that between February 21 and February 27 many people reported seeing bright orange lights and flames in the sky. He said that while some sightings could be attributed to meteor showers, others could have a more interesting explanation. "Though meteors do glow orange, some of the sightings reported radical change in direction and speed. Some objects even remained stationary for five minutes or so. There might be some UFO phenomena occurring in areas around Cape Town," he told the Times newspaper. ... The report follows the launching of a rescue operation...
  • Childish Regime Shuts Down White House Tours to Punish You

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So now we got the White House tours shut down. Folks, that's just flat-out irresponsible. No need for that. How many people do you think are in Washington this week who have planned vacations for maybe a year in advance? You know, it's March. Sometimes the cherry blossoms are out in Washington. Some times it's warm. People schedule trips to the nation's capital year round. How many people there do you think have arranged tours to the White House via their congressman or through the White House tour office, and now they're shut down? And if you...
  • Michelle 2016? Almost half of Americans says first lady more popular than President Obama

    03/06/2013 7:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 6, 2013 | Jennifer Harper
    There is already a bumper sticker out there that says “Barack 2012, Michelle 2016,” spotted in the nation’s capital in the last month. In that mindset, consider new numbers just released: a Harris Poll gauging first lady Michelle Obama’s popular appeal among Americans, including a rating of her “job” performance and yes, a comparison with her hubby. The numbers: 71 percent of Americans say Michelle Obama was a positive factor in President Obama’s re-election; 54 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats agree. 70 percent of Americans overall say Mrs. Obama has a positive influence on the president’s decisions;...
  • Putin Reaches Out to Venezuela After Death of 'Close Friend' Chavez

    03/06/2013 7:01:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | Alexander Bratersky
    Signaling that Russia hopes to maintain warm ties with Venezuela after Hugo Chavez's death, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called for the two countries to follow a path toward even stronger ties and praised the late president as “a close friend of Russia.” Putin has sent a telegram to Caracas expressing his “deepest condolences” to Vice President Nicolas Madura and the Venezuelan people, the Kremlin said. “Vladimir Putin praised the Venezuelan leader's personal efforts to lay a solid foundation for a Russian-Venezuelan partnership that has developed strong political ties and led to large-scale humanitarian and development projects,” the Kremlin said...
  • Republicans Allow Themselves to be Imprisoned by Media Lies

    03/06/2013 6:53:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I sit here and I think it would be the easiest thing in the world today to be a Republican. I think this is one of the easiest things to oppose. This would be one of the easiest presidents to identify. But there doesn't seem to be any desire on the part of any Republican anywhere to do it. Instead, they're sitting around wringing their hands over why they lost the election, and they're all focusing on the wrong things. And they're all prisoners to the daily media narrative. This is a fascinating piece here about Twitter....
  • Matthews Screams: Who Do Hate Groups Root For? They Must 'Love' Rand Paul and Ted Cruz!

    03/06/2013 6:51:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 3/6/13 | Geoffrey Dickens
    At the same time that rising Republican Senate stars Rand Paul and Ted Cruz were making history with a filibuster Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's Hardball, insisted Paul and Cruz must be heroes to hate groups. During a segment on the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center's new study about an increase of anti-government hate groups, Matthews demanded which politicians they supported: "Who do they root for?! They don't root for Rand Paul? Pat Buchanan? I mean who? They must like this new guy Ted Cruz. They must love Ted Cruz, c'mon!"
  • Greatest Car Pass in Automotive History

    03/06/2013 6:47:12 PM PST · by rocky50 · 12 replies
    The driver of this Subaru Impreza is either a trained professional, incredibly lucky, or both.
  • Is Racism Worse in the South? Roberts's question frames the VRA case. Too bad there's no answer.

    03/06/2013 6:43:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 6, 2013 | Chuck Thompson
    In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court arguments over the Voting Rights Act, the geography of racism is once again a topic of debate. None other than Chief Justice John Roberts kicked things off when he asked the act’s defenders—that would be the U.S. government—a 20-word question that brilliantly framed the entire debate: “Is it the government’s submission that the citizens of the South are more racist than the citizens of the North?” Roberts asked, pinning a very ragged tail on a very ugly donkey. Unlike most debates about this question, this one has real implications. The landmark act...
  • Mental Health Breakthrough

    03/06/2013 6:42:58 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 5 replies
    Future News Now (FNN) | 3-6-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Exclusive. It has been reported that a perfect correlation has been identified between drinking koolaid and mental deterioration and dysfunction. Researchers have discovered a chemical reaction of treated water in urban areas with the ingredients of koolaid. The reaction causes the koolaid to become toxic and destroys much of the mental abilities of the koolaid drinker. If the koolaid drinker is also wearing a tin foil hat, the effect is accelerated and becomes much more devastating. Scientists are speculating that the tin foil hat funnels cosmic rays into the koolaid drinkers brain which accelerates and magnifies the reaction. Several...
  • Facing uncomfortable truths

    03/06/2013 6:35:08 PM PST · by annalex · 8 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle Online ^ | February 24, 2013 | Douglas Murray
    By Douglas Murray, February 24, 2013Follow The JC on TwitterIn a recent Al-Jazeerah interview, Richard Dawkins was asked his views on God. He argued that the god of "the Old Testament" is "hideous" and "a monster", and reiterated his claim from The God Delusion that the God of the Torah is the most unpleasant character "in fiction". Asked if he thought the same of the God of the Koran, Dawkins ducked the question, saying: "Well, um, the God of the Koran I don't know so much about."How can it be that the world's most fearless atheist, celebrated for his strident...
  • Should You Mix Those Two Drugs? Ask Dr. Google

    03/06/2013 6:32:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 6 March 2013 | Sean Treacy
    Enlarge Image A risky mix? Data mining of search engine terms can reveal clues to what drug combinations cause side effects. Credit: ParentingPatch/Creative Commons Analyzing queries made to Google, Bing, and other search engines can reveal the potentially dangerous consequences of mixing prescriptions before they are known to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a new study. Such data mining could even expose medical risks that slip through clinical trials undetected. Pharmaceuticals often have side effects that go unnoticed until they're already available to the public. This is especially true of side effects that emerge when two...
  • GOP congressman takes CDC director to task on sequester-affected vaccines for children

    03/06/2013 6:29:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    As part of their sequestration-scaremongering roundup, the White House went straight for the worst-case scenarios that would hit all of the federal government’s departments and agencies in the spending cuts’ wake — terrible calamities, like “hundreds of thousands of Americans” losing access “to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings.” The administration circulated their state-by-state report through Congress to that effect, detailing how thousands fewer children would receive vaccinations as a direct result. But wait a moment, said Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris during a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting on Tuesday that included Dr. Tom Frieden,...
  • Poll to FReep: Are you for or against universal background checks when purchasing a firearm?

    03/06/2013 6:17:56 PM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 42 replies
    KVOA News 4 Tucson ^ | 3-6-2013 | KVOA News 4 Tucson
    Poll asks: Are you for or against universal background checks when purchasing a firearm? I am for universal background checks. I am against universal background checks.
  • The American Left Mourns Chavez

    03/06/2013 6:04:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hugo Chavez is room temperature. I know that. The smell of sulfur is everywhere, and, yes, we have the sound bites. The media in this country is extremely sad. It's hilarious to listen to this. We have story here from USA Today, and the way they headline the story is this: "'Who Will Take Care Of Us?' Poor Say After Chávez Dies." There's an object lesson here about where this country is headed. We've joked often about the similarities between Hugo Chavez and Obama, but they're really somewhat serious here. A 27-year-old housewife is quoted in the...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 3-6-13

    03/06/2013 6:04:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 3-6-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 07 March 2013

    03/06/2013 5:59:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ COMMISSIONING SALUTE The officers and crew of the USS Michael Murphy salute after manning the ship during its commissioning ceremony in New York, Oct. 6, 2012. Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a SEAL, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team during combat in Afghanistan. He was the first person to receive the medal for actions in Afghanistan and the first Navy service member to receive itl since the Vietnam War. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class...
  • CDC: 'Nightmare bacteria' spreading

    03/06/2013 5:55:51 PM PST · by oxcart · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/06/13 | William Hudson,
    Hospitals need to take action against the spread of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria kill up to half of patients who are infected. The bacteria, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, have increased over the past decade and grown resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, according to the CDC. In the first half of 2012, 200 health care facilities treated patients infected with CRE. "CRE are nightmare bacteria," CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a statement. "Our strongest antibiotics don't work and patients are left with potentially untreatable...
  • Freep a Poll! ( Give huge foreign aid payments when US faces drastic budget cutbacks?)

    03/06/2013 5:53:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-6-13 | fox news
    Should the U.S. continue to make huge foreign aid payments while domestic programs face drastic budget cutbacks? Yes – it’s vitally important to continue foreign aid. No – it’s ridiculous to pour money into countries like Egypt while we cut aid programs here. Maybe – We need to some sort of a balance between foreign aid and domestic programs. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/06/should-us-make-huge-foreign-aid-payments/#ixzz2MoZSrySR
  • Michael Sullivan defends shifting message on gay marriage

    03/06/2013 5:42:11 PM PST · by massmike · 42 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 03/06/2013 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate Michael J. Sullivan defended his shifting message regarding gay marriage tonight as Democrats and even Republican rival Gabriel Gomez blasted him for flip-flopping on the hot-button issue. “This is no flip-flop, no flip-flop at all,” Sullivan told the Herald in a phone interview. The former U.S. Attorney had strongly declared his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman this morning. By the afternoon, however, he had sent out a statement saying he wants to overturn a federal ban that denies benefits to spouses who live in states that have legalized same-sex marriage. “Marriage...
  • Woman mauled to death by lion as she made love to boyfriend in Zimbabwe

    03/06/2013 5:35:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    TelegraphUK ^ | 12:35PM GMT 06 Mar 2013 | By Emily Miller
    Sharai Mawera died on Tuesday after the lion pounced as she enjoyed a romantic al fresco moment with her unnamed partner. The My Zimbabwe news website reported that the predator attacked the couple at a secluded spot in the bush near the northern town of Kariba. Ms Mawera's boyfriend, who has not been identified, is believed to have jumped up and fled in the nude when the lion lunged forward. A source told the newspaper the young woman died at the scene. He said: "Unfortunately the woman was mauled to death by the lion, but her boyfriend managed to escape...
  • Time Warner Ends Talks With Meredith and Will Spin Off Time Inc. Into Separate Company

    03/06/2013 5:30:27 PM PST · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Weeks of negotiations between Time Warner and Meredith Corporation came to an end Wednesday when the two companies could not agree to a deal to join their magazines into a separate company. Instead, Time Warner said it would move ahead on its own with a plan to make Time Inc. an independent company. The deal came apart after Time Warner in particular grew increasingly concerned over the future of four of Time Inc.’s iconic but struggling magazines — Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money, according to three people with knowledge of the negotiations who could not publicly discuss private conversations....
  • Video: Sean Hannity Declares Canadian-Born Ted Cruz Eligible To Be President; Cruz Dodges

    03/06/2013 5:30:00 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 114 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | Ann S
    At approx 4:15 EST Hannity (radio) interviews Ted Cruz. At the end of the conversation Hannity asks Cruz if he is eligible to run for POTUS. Cruz dodges the question, but Hannity pushes. Cruz says his focus is on our country's problems and he'll leave it to others to decide if he's NBC. When Hannity keeps it going Cruz says he was born of an American mother avoiding place of birth. Hannity brings up the Canadian birth. Cruz says he had American citizenship at birth because of his mother. Hannity concludes something like "well then your'e NBC!"
  • Immune cells chow down on living brain

    03/06/2013 5:27:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Science News ^ | March 5, 2013 | Meghan Rosen
    Microglia eat neural stem cells in developing rat and monkey brains Zombies aren’t the only things that feast on brains. Immune cells called microglia gorge on neural stem cells in developing rat and monkey brains, researchers report in the Mar. 6 Journal of Neuroscience. Chewing up neuron-spawning stem cells could help control brain size by pruning away excess growth. Scientists have previously linked abnormal human brain size to autism and schizophrenia. “It shows microglia are very important in the developing brain,” says neuroscientist Joseph Mathew Antony of the University of Toronto, who was not involved in the research. Scientists have...
  • 1990 cold-case murder solved by Torrance detective, county sheriff's science investigator

    03/06/2013 5:22:59 PM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 06, 2013 | KABC
    A 1990 Los Angeles murder was solved using DNA from a suspect who was killed in a separate crime. Luis Herrera was strangled in L.A. and his body was dumped in Venice on Sept. 8, 1990. A Torrance Police detective reviewing Torrance cases in 2012 involving DNA samples matched Kevin Kemp's DNA to the Herrera murder. Kemp was killed in 1990 when he tried to kidnap a Torrance woman outside her home in the early morning. Kemp placed a canvas strap around the woman's neck. The woman took a handgun from her purse and fatally shot Kemp.
  • Herhold: Santa Clara's Graveyard Teaches us About the Past

    03/06/2013 5:20:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/06/2013 | Scott Herhold
    We are used to thinking of cemeteries as maudlin relics, reminders of a mortality that we'd sooner evade and a grandiosity we'd rather shirk. If you meander through the Mission City Memorial Park on Winchester Boulevard, you might revise that view in the interest of history. Santa Clara's city-owned cemetery, one of the few in the state, reflects the legacy of five generations or more in marble, stone and even redwood markers. Ever wonder about Charles Copeland Morse (1842-1900), the descendant of Puritans who became the "Seed King'' in the 19th century and the forerunner of Ferry-Morse? What about Capt....
  • Holder Admits It’s Unconstitutional for Gov’t to Kill US Citizen Sitting Peacefully in U.S. in Café

    03/06/2013 5:17:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 6, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the U.S. Constitution does not allow the targeted drone killing of a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil who does not pose an imminent threat to life or bodily harm. “Let me be clear. Translate my appropriate to no. I thought I was saying no. Alright? No,” Holder said after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked him six times whether hypothetically it was constitutional for the U.S. to use a drone to kill a U.S. citizen sitting in a café in the U.S. who does not pose an immediate...
  • Sequester: Obama to dine with Republican senators (tonight!)

    03/06/2013 5:11:21 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | March 6, 2012 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has invited a group of Republican senators for dinner in an effort to advance budget negotiations, the White House has said. Not invited were Republican leaders, with whom Mr Obama's budget talks in recent weeks had stalled. (snip) Wednesday's dinner follows several phone calls the president has held in recent days with Republican senators, some of whom have responded warmly to the gesture. "This is how you solve hard problems," South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told the Associated Press. (snip) The move suggests Mr Obama hopes to consolidate support among a group of Republicans who appear...
  • Is Rand Paul Still Talking?

    03/06/2013 5:09:57 PM PST · by algernon_garnock · 51 replies
    YESSen. Paul filibuster: 8 hours, 20 minutes
  • Hiker Discovers Human Remains in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

    03/06/2013 5:09:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 02/28/13
    A local resident discovered human remains and clothing while hiking in an open space preserve in San Mateo County last week, the sheriff's office announced today. The hiker went off of a marked trail in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve the afternoon of Feb. 18 when they spotted a human skull and other skeletal remains, according to sheriff's Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt. Articles of clothing and a pair of shoes were also discovered near the remains, she said. The hiker headed to Skyline Boulevard and called 911 from his cell phone. Sheriff's deputies, detectives, San Mateo County coroner's personnel...
  • GOP House Approves CR That Funds All Obamacare—Including Regulation Attacking Religious Freedom

    03/06/2013 5:08:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 6, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 267-151 on Wednesday to approve a $982-billion continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through the rest of fiscal 2013 that fully funds the implementation of Obamacare during that period. The House Republican leaders turned aside requests from groups of conservative members to include language in the bill that would have withheld funding for implementation of all of Obamacare, or, alternatively, that would have withheld funding for the Obamacare regulation that requires health-plans to provide cost-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. … The Roman Catholic bishops of the United States have...
  • Expert: U.S.Doing No Favors in Giving Israel Special Ally Status

    03/06/2013 5:03:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    The U.S. is not doing Israel any favors by granting it special status as a strategic ally, according to New York based strategy expert Mark Langfan. He predicts a domino effect in which other U.S. allies in the region would collapse, if, G-d forbid, Israel does.. "Without Israel, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia are toast," Langfan told Arutz Sheva, "and they know it." "Without Israel, oil would be $1,000 a barrel. Without Israel, the US would have to fund an extra $200 billion yearly defense budget to defend southern NATO countries from a Muslim caliphate's northward tsunami." Following reports of an...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tardigrade in Moss

    03/06/2013 4:58:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    NASA ^ | March 06, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Is this an alien? Probably not, but of all the animals on Earth, the tardigrade might be the best candidate. That's because tardigrades are known to be able to go for decades without food or water, to survive temperatures from near absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, to survive pressures from near zero to well above that on ocean floors, and to survive direct exposure to dangerous radiations. The far-ranging survivability of these extremophiles was tested in 2011 outside an orbiting space shuttle. Tardigrades are so durable partly because they can repair their own DNA...
  • Father finds knife in child’s birthday cake purchased from Walmart bakery

    03/06/2013 4:57:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 6, 2013
    Nathan Bibeau of Lewiston, Maine said he made an unsettling discovery during his son Cayden’s 2nd birthday celebration. After the toddler blew out the candles, his Elmo-themed cake was cut and four pieces in, he found a paring knife inside the dessert. So the party was paused and Bibeau called the Auburn Walmart bakery where he purchased the cake to inform them -snip While the father says he understands that mistakes can happen and will still shop at Walmart, he has contacted a lawyer and is considering legal action.
  • Lawmakers demand access to survivors injured in Benghazi attack

    03/06/2013 4:51:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 06, 2013 | (Jennifer Griffin, James Rosen and Catherine Herridge)
    Six months after the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Republican lawmakers are fuming that they haven’t been granted access to the survivors—several of whom, Fox News has learned, are still recovering at Walter Reed military hospital. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Fox News on Wednesday that he spoke to a “handful of people” when he visited Libya shortly after the attack, but has struggled to gain access to the survivors ever since. … Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., claim sources have told them up to 30 were injured, and up to seven may still be at...
  • Shipyard workers' families brace for furloughs, smaller paychecks

    03/06/2013 4:46:52 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    Seacoastonline ^ | 6 Mar 13 | Laura Dolce
    KENNEBUNK, Maine –— Politicians may say the looming federal budget cuts won't hurt very much, but Becky Burritt isn't buying it. The Kennebunk mother whose husband, Justin, is a civilian employee at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, knows the mandatory furlough days will mean cutting back on everything from eating out to kids' activities. “We're cutting back, not going out — there will be more home-cooked meals,” the mother of two said as her family faces a loss of nearly $400 and all overtime per biweekly pay period. Federal civilian workers at the shipyard and throughout the United States will be forced...
  • Even Democrats Say Obama ‘Overhyped’ Sequester

    03/06/2013 4:44:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013 04:08 PM | Dan Weil
    Just like Republicans, Democrats say President Barack Obama has overhyped the effects of the automatic spending cuts and offered a confusing message about it. Initially the White House was full of doom and gloom, warning of interminable lines at airports, widespread firings of teachers, and quick, huge job losses in the private sector as government contracts were canceled. That was going overboard, says former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell. … A top Democratic congressional aide scolded Obama for strategic incompetence. … Even Michigan Rep. Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, who basically agrees with Obama...
  • Peres in EU: Still Holding Out Hope for Peace

    03/06/2013 4:41:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/13 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres held out hopes Wednesday of seeing the Middle East draw inspiration from the European Union by one day turning a region long at war into one at peace. Praising Europe for overcoming 1,000 years of conflict in six short decades as he visited EU headquarters, Peres said, "You have the gift of a united hope even if you have a divided economic situation." "I hope the time will come when the Middle East will become a peaceful united region like you," he added. Peres, on an eight-day tour to Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg, said he believed there...