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  • China eyes $3.5 billion Russian arms deal despite ire over Sukhoi copy

    03/28/2013 7:58:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Reuters ^ | Mar 27, 2013 | David Lague
    China eyes $3.5 billion Russian arms deal despite ire over Sukhoi copy (Reuters) - China is seeking renewed deliveries of advanced weapons from Russia with a $3.5 billion deal for fighters and submarines in the pipeline despite lingering resentment in Moscow over Chinese copying of its military technology. China's state media reported this week that Moscow had agreed to supply 24 Sukhoi Su-35 fighters and four Amur-class conventional submarines to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which would make it the first major arms deal between the two nations in almost 10 years. Russia has not yet confirmed the deal and...
  • Prosecutors, judges ignore federal ruling against state concealed carry ban

    03/28/2013 7:58:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 28 mar 2013 | Robert McCoppin
    Despite a federal ruling that Illinois' concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, police, prosecutors and judges alike say they are disregarding the finding and continuing to enforce the law — at least for now. Police say they continue to arrest those who violate the state's ban on carrying a gun in public, and prosecutors continue to charge them. Backing up the authorities — but perhaps creating more confusion — a state court ruled last week that the federal decision is not binding on Illinois courts and upheld the nation's last concealed carry ban as constitutional. The resulting contradiction has left some...
  • Dane County Referendum

    03/28/2013 7:55:47 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 8 replies
    na ^ | na | na
    DANE County Referendum on ballot for Tuesday, April 2: Should the state of Wisconsin continue to allow people to register to vote at the polss on Election Day?
  • Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Jet Trainers

    03/28/2013 7:53:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 27/03/2013
    Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Jet Trainers LANGKAWI (Malaysia), March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Bangladesh is planning to buy 24 Yak-130 Mitten jet trainers on $1 billion credit from Russia, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. “Bangladesh has a whole list of arms it wants, but so far that is a state secret. I will reveal one little secret: The purchase of Yak-130 warplanes is a very significant subject of negotiations between Russia and Bangladesh,” Rosoboronexport Deputy Chief Viktor Komardin said at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA-2013) that opened in Malaysia on Tuesday. He...
  • If Same-Sex Marriage Is a ‘Right,' There Are No Rights

    03/28/2013 7:53:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 27, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The old adage that one lie leads to another is never more apparent than when modern American public officials deal with issues arising from sexual immorality. President Bill Clinton, for example, started a chain of lies when he decided to have an adulterous relationship with a White House intern. Clinton first lied to his wife, then to a federal court, then to the American people. Nor could Clinton's lies, delivered as president, be his lies alone. His partisans in Congress either had to abandon him or add another link to the chain of lies by declaring that perjury and obstruction...
  • Secret Dem Push to Put Gun Dealers in the Crosshairs

    03/28/2013 7:48:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 March, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Huh. Only five of the 29 Democratic Congresspeople who signed the March 26 letter to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget list their official position. [Click here to read.] The legislators’ reticence to self-identify or publicize this move is understandable. Their missive is a brazen if backdoor attempt to have the Tiahrt Amendment removed from President Obama’s 2014 budget. That’s the Amendment that specifically prohibits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Tracing Center from releasing eTrace data to anyone other than a law enforcement agency or prosecutor in connection with a criminal investigation....
  • Documents say Sandy Hook shooter had his own gun safe

    03/28/2013 7:47:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 68 replies
    cnn ^ | 3-28-13 | Susan Candiotti /Ben Brumfield
    CNN) -- Police released new documents related to the shootings last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, but a motive for the attack by the troubled young man remained elusive. Included in the information released Thursday is the report that a gun safe was found in the bedroom of 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who took guns belonging to his mother, Nancy, and shot her in her forehead in her bed. Then he went to the school in Newtown, where he gunned down 20 children and six staff members before killing himself. Investigators found more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide

    03/28/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Rush Limbaugh: Same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 57 mins ago On his radio program on Wednesday, conservative host Rush Limbaugh predicted that same-sex marriage would eventually be made legal "nationwide," regardless of how the Supreme Court rules in cases on the subject later this year. From the show transcript: A lot of people have no personal animus against gay people at all. It's instead, you know, a genuine, I don't know, love/respect for the things they believe define this country as great. They get up every day and they see...
  • Reid faces dilemma over Dem defections after close budget vote (And Gun Control)

    03/28/2013 7:36:42 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    the Hill ^ | 03/27/13 05:00 AM ET | Russell Berman
    The razor-thin margin of passage for the Senate Democratic budget highlights the challenge Majority Leader Harry Reid will have in steering President Obama’s legislative agenda through the Senate. The four Democrats who broke with their party on the nonbinding fiscal blueprint are all facing difficult 2014 reelection races in Republican-leaning states, including Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. While Reid (D-Nev.) will need Republican votes to achieve the 60-vote threshold that has become the standard for major legislation, the vote on the budget, which required only a simple majority, shows that keeping his own...
  • Larry Grathwohl: An Extraordinary Life from the Weather Underground to the FBI and beyond

    03/28/2013 7:35:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3-28-13 | Sher Zieve
    Larry Grathwohl is one of those increasingly rare individuals who has led a truly extraordinary life. However, after speaking with him I found that he is an unassuming and truly humble man who has a strong belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Larry Grathwohl BIO I joined the US Army in October of 1964 and after basic training I went through jump school and became a paratrooper assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. I went to Vietnam with the 1st Brigade as part of the 2 Battalion of the 502nd Infantry in July of 1965. I was...
  • George Zimmerman’s Brother Clashes With Piers Morgan in Fiery Exchange

    03/28/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Blaze via CNN ^ | Mar. 27, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    On Wednesday night, CNN’s Piers Morgan hosted Robert Zimmerman, Jr., the brother of George Zimmerman, whose controversial tweet comparing Trayvon Martin to De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, a Georgia teenager accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face, has sparked cries of racism. Morgan almost immediately went after Zimmerman, saying his tweets comparing the two “black boys” were “very controversial” and “bordering on outright racism.” Here are the tweets in question:
  • Christie calls for investigation of New Jersey agency's response to boy-with-gun photo

    03/28/2013 7:29:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 27 March, 2013 | NA
    This undated photo provided by Shawn Moore shows his son Josh, 10, holding a rifle his father gave him for his 11th birthday, at their home in Carneys Point, N.J. (Shawn Moore) TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking the attorney general to probe the state's visit to the home of a man who uploaded a photo on Facebook of his 10-year-old son holding a military-style rifle.
  • Police: Asheville midwife killed unborn child

    03/28/2013 7:25:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | March 28, 2013 | Romando Dixson
    ASHEVILLE — The Asheville Citizen Times is reporting that police on Wednesday charged an Asheville midwife with killing an unborn child through a mishandled delivery. Tina Louise Bailey, 44, of Craig Circle Drive, provided medical services to a woman in labor in July, according to an arrest warrant. Those included catheterization and internal obstetrical examinations, police said. Bailey also gave medical advice without the training to do so, investigators said.
  • Should Distrust Of Government Be A Phenomenon Exclusive To Gun Owners?

    03/28/2013 7:13:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Yih-Chau Chang
    "The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust." -- Samuel Butler In the current political climate surrounding the hot topic of gun control, there has been much attention focused on the subject of "gun owner paranoia." One mainstream news agency after another has decried the lack of progress regarding the gun control bills currently stagnating in Congress due to gun owners' supposed fears regarding gun bans and firearms confiscation. However, despite the government assurances that gun confiscation is off the table, a sentiment that is being...
  • Divine Mercy Novena 2013 (begins on Good Friday, March 29)

    03/28/2013 7:12:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 28, 2013
    Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday.  He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said: "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let...
  • College Admits Cooperating With Unions To Sidestep Right-to-Work Law

    03/28/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/25/2013 | Jack Spencer
    A memo from a community college president clearly spells out that unions suggested having their contracts reopened expressly to circumvent Michigan's right-to-work law. In addition, the memo states that Macomb County Community College (MCCC) offered to cooperate with the unions in that effort. This week, the community college made good on its offer. It approved four renegotiated contracts, including one contract that had been approved just four months ago. In a memo, dated Feb. 15, 2013, MCCC president Jim Jacobs wrote: "Many unions are asking that public employees extend existing contracts for 10 years so as to avoid the impact...
  • Holy Shroud:The essence of religion meets human science

    03/28/2013 7:02:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 26, 2013 | GIAN MARIA ZACCONE
    The Holy Shroud An analysis by the scientific director of the Holy Shroud Museum in Turin Gian Maria Zaccone *Rome Discussing the Shroud without the risk of misinterpretations and dashed expectations is a complex affair. The relic (which is preserved in the Northern Italian city of Turin) has been the focus of deep devotion and huge interest but is also at the centre of a heated debate. This debate is innate to the Shroud itself: the reference to the figure of Christ and his incarnation which is linked to the signum contradictionis.  As is the case with the oldest recorded...
  • Annals of Jewish Naivete

    03/28/2013 6:51:20 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2013 | Stella Paul
    New York's 92nd Street Y may be the premiere Jewish cultural institution in the country. So what's it doing offering the prestige of its stage to a rock star Jew-hater? Lori Lowenthal Marcus of the Jewish Press reports: "According to the Facebook Page of the 92nd Street Y, on March 22, 1874, the Young Men's Hebrew Association was formed. But a quick look at its current website shows that Roger Waters, former front man for the rock group Pink Floyd, and currently one of the biggest haters of Israel outside of the Middle East, will be appearing at the 92nd...
  • Unholy Week at the Supreme Court

    03/28/2013 6:48:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 3/28/13 | George Neumayr
    Liberal activists respect neither natural law nor positive law. What God and the people have joined together, they feel perfectly free to put asunder. Marriage, by their lights, is a purely human institution that they can make and remake at will. This unholy cause has been on display during Holy Week at the Supreme Court, where activists, such as Hillary Rosen, declared loudly that “procreation is not the point of marriage.” Apparently Jesus Christ was mistaken on this point. He seemed to think that marriage had to do with the two sexes coming together and becoming “one flesh,” a biological...
  • Ships Costing U.S. $37 Billion Lack Firepower, Navy Told (USS Gabbay Giffords - how appropriate)

    03/28/2013 6:46:42 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 85 replies
    Bloomberg - can't publish link ^ | Mar 28, 2013 12:00 AM ET | By David Lerman