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  • Daily investment & finance thread (5-13-13 edition)

    05/13/2013 5:44:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread (5-13-13 edition) ----  Freepers lets make some cash Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers.  You can complain about the big one that got away.  How Obama is out to wreck American capitalism.If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite economic blogs and precious metals blogs and is a solid place with good reputation to...
  • Deadly pickaxe rampage by illegal immigrant ends in arrest in Italy

    05/13/2013 5:41:57 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 May 2013 | AP
    <p>An immigrant illegally living in Italy went on a rampage with a pickaxe in Milan at dawn Saturday, killing a passer-by and wounding four others in an apparently random attack, police said.</p> <p>The attack, which police say was carried out by a Ghanaian immigrant with a criminal record, immediately revived a long-raging political debate over whether Italy should crack down harder on immigrants or facilitate their path toward citizenship, as recently lobbied for by Italy's first black Cabinet minister, who had immigrated from Congo.</p>
  • IRS Warned Employees Not to Target 501(c)4 Donors in 2011

    05/13/2013 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 85 replies
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted on May 10 that “low level” staff in its Cincinnati office, supposedly “not motivated by political bias,” targeted 75 conservative tax-exempt organizations, including many Tea Party organizations applying for exemption under Section 501(c)4 of the tax code. The groups were singled out for audit and investigation because they used the names “Tea Party” and “Patriot.” Yet in July 2011, the IRS had warned employees to drop audits of donors to similar 501(c)4 organizations.
  • Black (liberal) Obama critic dumped as commencement speaker

    05/13/2013 5:25:24 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 4 replies ^ | 5-13-13 | J. Cal Davenport
    It’s not easy to criticize liberalism while black in America. Not even if you're a liberal.
  • Alabama Democratic Party Broke, Faces Eviction for Not Paying Rent

    05/13/2013 5:24:46 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 13 replies ^ | May 12, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently spending money you don’t have doesn’t work too well when you can’t just print your own money. But maybe the Alabama Democratic Party can get some budget tips from Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman. Or maybe tips like those nearly got them evicted. According to its website, the Alabama Democratic Party believes in the equality of all people, the power of education, the dignity of work, and our responsibility to each other, especially the least of these. One thing it doesn’t believe in is having a budget. Acting state Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley lowered her head and slowly...
  • Holocaust of Christians in the Muslim World on the Horizon

    05/13/2013 5:23:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Holocaust of Christians in the Muslim World on the HorizonPosted By Theodore Shoebat On May 13, 2013 @ 12:42 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Arrests and deportations of Christians in Sudan are becoming more momentous in BashirÂ’s government. On April 12, the Secretary General of the Sudan Catholic BishopsÂ’ Conference was ousted out of North Sudan into South Sudan.As a church elder in Khartoum was praising God in his church, government officials from the Security Service (NISS) seized and interrogated him for information on Christian missionaries in North Sudan. He said: They...
  • Welcome to Obamastan

    05/13/2013 5:20:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2013 | Melanie Phillips
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Welcome to ObamastanPosted By Melanie Phillips On May 13, 2013 @ 12:44 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Reprinted from Hood, Benghazi, the Boston bombings, Iran/Syria, Israel. The pattern is unmistakeable; the danger to America is exponentially increasing; the scandal is deepening into something nearer to a national crisis.The Obama administration is playing down the Islamist threat to the US and the free world, empowering Islamists at home and abroad, endangering America and betraying its allies — and covering up its egregious failure to protect the homeland as a result of all...
  • The United Nations’ Hezbollah Protection Force

    05/13/2013 5:19:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1701 in August 2006, which brought about an end to the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. The resolution called on the Lebanese government to “secure its borders and other entry points to prevent the entry in Lebanon without its consent of arms or related materiel” and authorized the peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (‘UNIFIL”) to assist the government of Lebanon to accomplish this objective “at its request.” Resolution 1701 also required “disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon” except for “the Lebanese State.” The disarmament was...
  • How Many Americans Has Obama Killed?

    05/13/2013 5:18:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - - How Many Americans Has Obama Killed?Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 13, 2013 @ 12:57 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 13 Comments Three days after the tenth anniversary of September 11, left-wing activist Spencer Ackerman struck a blow for Muslim terrorism by denouncing FBI training materials as Islamophobic.The training materials dealt with such topics as the doctrinal basis for Jihad and the origins of terrorism in Islamic law. The story spread into the mainstream media, and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, whose leaders had endorsed terrorist groups and helped raise money for terrorists, began pressuring...
  • 17 Air Force officers stripped of authority to launch nuclear missiles

    05/13/2013 5:17:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 22 replies ^ | 5-9-2013 | Barbara Starr
    In an unprecedented action, an Air Force commander has stripped 17 of his officers of their authority to control and launch nuclear missiles. The 17 are being sent to undergo 60 to 90 days of intensive refresher training on how to do their jobs. The action comes after their unit performed poorly on an inspection and one officer was investigated for potential compromise of nuclear launch codes, according to Lt. Col. John Dorrian, an Air Force spokesman. The story was first reported by The Associated Press. The action was taken by the deputy commander of the 91st Operations Group, Lt....
  • Food Stamps - They're Not Just For Porn Anymore [Steyn]

    05/13/2013 5:16:49 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/12/2013 | Mark Steyn
    In Massachusetts, where last year the Governor vetoed efforts to prohibit food stamps being used for pornography, piercings, tattoos, guns, manicures, etc, they’re now trying to discover whether the Tsarnaev brothers used them to pay for the Boston Marathon bombing: A mountain of new welfare records shows numerous EBT card cash withdrawals made by the Tsarnaev family, but so far there is no information about how terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev and others may have spent the money. The EBT receipts were handed over by the state to the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee as part of its probe into the...
  • NGOs vs. Those Who Serve Israel

    05/13/2013 5:16:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2013 | Caroline Glick
    In 2010, Cpl. Eleanor Joseph became the first female Arab combat soldier in the IDF. Joseph, a Christian Arab told Ma’ariv that her good luck charm is a drawing of the Star of David with the caption: “I have no other land, even when my ground is burning.” Her commander drew it for her. Joseph explained, “It is a phrase that strengthens me. Every time I experience hardship, I read it. Because I was born here. The people I love live here: My parents, my friends. This is a Jewish state? Yes, it is. But it’s also my country. I...
  • Dog Has Mastered The Toilet

    05/13/2013 5:12:23 AM PDT · by rocky50 · 18 replies
    Knows how to flush.
  • U.S. Economy Staring Into The Abyss! Only Gold Is Worth Buying

    05/13/2013 5:08:26 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-13-2013 | Robert M Williams
    U.S. Economy Staring Into The Abyss! Only Gold Is Worth Buying Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013May 12, 2013 - 07:38 PM GMT By: Robert M Williams "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) A number of important figures are now talking about the possibility of increasing the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing given the “decline in inflation.” In March we heard comments from Fed Presidents Eric Rosengren and Narayana Kocherlakota calling for QE well into 2014 while Chicago Fed President Richard Evens thought the Fed needed to do more. Then in April the St....
  • The New Yorker‘s Tribute To Lesbian Moms

    05/13/2013 5:08:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    The Frisky ^ | 5/12/13
    Aww! This week’s cover of The New Yorker gives a big shoutout to moms who don’t get enough props on the cover of mainstream magazines on Mother’s Day: same-sex moms. Biracial lesbian moms, specifically. Because moms of all types cry over their Mother’s Day cards.
  • Thinking Utopian: How about a universal basic income?

    05/13/2013 5:07:01 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    Wonkblog (WaPo)) ^ | 5-11-2013 | Mike Konczal
    In light of the recent Oregon Medicaid study, several people have discussed the idea of taking parts of the social insurance system and replacing them with cash benefits. This naturally brings up the debate about whether it should be a policy goal for the United States to adopt a universal basic income (UBI). These poverty-level targeted incomes are universal and unconditional, so everyone would get them regardless of their income, status or work participation. Wonkblog’s Dylan Matthews wrote an overview of universal basic incomes and some proposals for such a system last year. Though establishing a basic income was once...
  • Clintons freeze out Weiner

    05/13/2013 5:05:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2013
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will not support Anthony Weiner in his dream of becoming mayor even though they love his wife, Huma Abedin, sources say. “The Clintons wish Weiner would just disappear. Every time he pops up, it’s a reminder of Bill’s scandal with Monica Lewinsky, and it isn’t helpful to Hillary’s hopes for 2016,” one Democrat told Page Six.
  • MacDonald: A few inconvenient oilpatch truths for Al Gore

    05/13/2013 5:04:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | MAY 8, 2013 | L. IAN MACDONALD
    In an interview with the Globe and Mail, former U.S. vice-president Al Gore referred to Canada’s oil and gas riches as a “resource curse” and said the Alberta oilsands add “to the reckless spewing of pollution into the Earth’s atmosphere as if it’s an open sewer.” Gore speaks as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his efforts to educate the world on climate change. This would be the same Al Gore who recently sold his cable TV network, Current, to al Jazeera for $500 million. Al Jazeera, of course, would be the same network owned by Qatar,...

    05/13/2013 4:57:57 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/13/43 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Drew Middleton, Charles E. Egan, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/13/13)[Prayer]

    05/13/2013 4:54:42 AM PDT · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/13/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 26 A Psalm of David. 1. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. 2. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. 3. For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. 4. I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. 5. I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked. 6. I will wash...
  • Haredim advised to emigrate from Israel

    05/13/2013 4:49:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 05.13.13, 14:10 | Moshe Heller
    Dozens of copies of a booklet calling on ultra-Orthodox Jews to emigrate from Israel were handed out last week near the main synagogue in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood, on the backdrop of the battle between Israel’s haredi and secular publics over the attempt to draft yeshiva students to the Israel Defense Forces and introduce core subjects into haredi schools’ curriculum. Although the booklet was written about 15 years ago by Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck of the extreme Eda Haredit faction, it was handed out once again this week in light of the haredi draft issue, which has reached the High...
  • (Pope) Francis and the Devil

    05/13/2013 4:49:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Chiesa ^ | May 13, 2013 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, May 13, 2013 – In the preaching of Pope Francis, there is one subject that returns with surprising frequency: the devil. It is a frequency on a par with that with which the same subject recurs in the New Testament. But in spite of this, the surprise remains. If for no other reason than that with his continual references to the devil, pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio parts ways with the current preaching in the Church, which is silent about the devil or reduces him to a metaphor. In fact, the minimization of the devil is so widespread that...
  • Accused Colorado movie theater shooter Holmes to ask to change plea to insanity

    05/13/2013 4:44:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2013
    The long journey toward a verdict in the deadly Colorado theater shootings enters a new and critical phase Monday when suspect James Holmes asks a judge to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. The plea is widely seen as Holmes' best hope, and perhaps his only hope, of avoiding the death penalty. But his lawyers have held off until now, fearing a wrinkle in the law could cripple their ability to raise his mental health as a mitigating factor during the sentencing phase. Two judges have refused to rule on the constitutionality of the law, saying...
  • Netanyahu, Putin to Meet Tuesday Amid Syria Weapons Concerns

    05/13/2013 4:43:20 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/13/2013 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is to hold talks on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the conflict in Syria, the Kremlin said, amid concerns Moscow plans to deliver advanced missiles to the Damascus regime. --snip-- The weapons would significantly strengthen Syria's defenses... --snip-- Russia last week refused to rule out supplying weapons to Syria, saying it has to honor existing contracts. --snip-- "Vladimir Putin [said] that the S-300 complexes will be delivered to Syria for sure," wrote the Kommersant daily on Monday, according to AFP.
  • Incurable Disease Threatens US Citrus Crop

    05/13/2013 4:40:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/12/13
    Florida's $9 billion orange crop, the largest in the world after Brazil's, may not survive an incurable disease that threatens to wipe out citrus groves throughout the United States. The disease, known as "citrus greening" or huanglongbing, is caused by a bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. The bacteria are spread from tree to tree by a tiny insect called the Asian citrus psyllid, The New York Times reports...
  • Toronto Sun founding editor Peter Worthington dead at 86

    05/13/2013 4:37:17 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 13, 2013 | Shawn Jeffords
    TORONTO - Peter Worthington, the legendary founding editor of the Toronto Sun, has died. He was 86. One of Canada's most prolific and well-known journalists, Worthington witnessed history unfold during a career that spanned many of the wars, conflicts and seminal news events that shaped the 20th Century. Along with J. Douglas Creighton and Don Hunt, he founded "The Little Paper That Grew" with 60-plus former staffers from the defunct Toronto Telegram. Worthington was admitted to Toronto General Hospital last Thursday and diagnosed with a serious staph infection that compromised his heart, kidneys, and other organs. He passed away around...
  • US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

    05/13/2013 4:30:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 21 replies
    engadget ^ | May 10th, 2013 | Joseph Volpe
    The US Navy's quieter way to spy, the Ion Tiger, just bested its own 2009 flight record with a key assist from liquid hydrogen. The unmanned aerial vehicle had previously relied on 5000-psi compressed hydrogen for fuel, but for its latest flight test the Naval Research team swapped that out for a new cryogenic tank and delivery system that relies on the liquid stuff; a choice made for the element's increased density. With that one significant change in place, the craft was able to outperform its last endurance run of 26 hours and two minutes by almost double, lasting 48...
  • This North Dakota Mom, 77, Reared 69 Kids

    05/13/2013 4:28:35 AM PDT · by Freeport · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11, 2013 | JAMES R. HAGERTY
    DUNSEITH, N.D.—Few mothers are likely to get more cards, flowers and phone calls this Sunday than Joyce Dumont. Mrs. Dumont, 77 years old, a Native American of the Chippewa tribe, is at the root of a family tree so tangled that it seems more like a forest. By her reckoning, she has had 69 kids—including six through childbirth, five stepchildren, 11 who were adopted, several dozen foster children and a few who simply moved in when they had no better place to go. Her latest three were adopted by Mrs. Dumont and her husband, Buddy, also 77, over the past...
  • Miami Florida Local News: NO Benghazi, NO IRS Targeting...YES to OJ Simpson Appeal

    05/13/2013 4:25:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WFOR, WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ | 5/13/13 | So flo freeper
    A quick review this morning of the LOCAL news reports for this morning show.....NOTHING being done by the "journalists" in Miami regarding the two big me national stories over the weekend. Nothing on Benghazi, nothing on Obama targeting Tea Party and Jewish groups... Instead, we have seen breathless stories about OJ Simpson asking for a new trial and more talk about the women in Cleveland..... That Miami media....refusing to do any story that might reflect badly upon their hero BO.
  • Francis and the Devil

    05/13/2013 4:03:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | 5/13/2013 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, May 13, 2013 – In the preaching of Pope Francis, there is one subject that returns with surprising frequency: the devil. It is a frequency on a par with that with which the same subject recurs in the New Testament. But in spite of this, the surprise remains. If for no other reason than that with his continual references to the devil, pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio parts ways with the current preaching in the Church, which is silent about the devil or reduces him to a metaphor. In fact, the minimization of the devil is so widespread that it...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 13, 2013 [Devotional]

    05/13/2013 4:02:13 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 5/13/13 | Joel Osteen
    Hope in the Lord Today's Scripture “So Moses told the people of Israel what the LORD had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery.” (Exodus 6:9, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When you hear that “God wants to bring you out better,” does something come alive in your spirit? Something that says, “Yes, this is for me. I have not seen my best days. God has greater things in my future”? Maybe you want to believe, but like the Israelites, you’ve been burdened down by adversity,...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 13, 2013]

    05/13/2013 4:00:26 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Habit of Keeping a Clear Conscience ". . . strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men" —Acts 24:16 God’s commands to us are actually given to the life of His Son in us. Consequently, to our human nature in which God’s Son has been formed (see Galatians 4:19), His commands are difficult. But they become divinely easy once we obey.Conscience is that ability within me that attaches itself to the highest standard I know, and then continually reminds me of what that standard demands that I do. It is the eye of the soul...
  • Internal IRS Mandate: ‘Be on Lookout’ for ‘Organizations…Educating on Constitution, Bill of Rights’

    05/13/2013 3:51:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A timeline of Internal Revenue Service activities that was developed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and provided to congressional staff indicates that early last year—as the nation was headed toward a presidential election—the IRS issued a “be on the lookout order” (BOLO) for officials in its “Determinations Unit” to ferret out for heightened scrutiny organizations applying for tax exempt status that were involved in educating Americans “on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” The inspector general’s timeline indicates that as early as March 2010 the IRS’ “Determinations Unit” had begun targeting for special scrutiny organizations that used...
  • CURL: Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal

    05/13/2013 3:46:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Make no mistake: Benghazi is a major scandal. Benghazi is a scandal before, during and after the terrorist attack that left four Americas dead, including an ambassador. For months before, there were warnings about weak security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya; no one paid attention. During the attack, when Americans were begging for help, the White House ignored their pleas, sent no help. And after? That's when the Obama scandal falls into the predictable second-term pattern his predecessors all learned the very hard way. Faced with a crisis, the Obama White House panicked. "We can't have a terrorist strike...
  • President Obama refuses to fire IRS employees who illegally targeted conservative groups

    05/13/2013 3:38:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 12, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog President Obama refuses to fire IRS employees who illegally targeted conservative groups In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level...
  • 2013 Pontifical Yearbook: Permanent diaconate booms in Europe, U.S.

    05/13/2013 3:29:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 5/13/2013
    The number of Catholics globally remains largely unchanged at 1214 million, rising only slightly higher than global population growth for the 2010/2011 period. The number of priests (religious and diocesan) has grown, largely thanks to a rise in vocations in Asia and Africa which has helped balance the continued decline in Europe (-9% in the last decade). The same cannot be said for the number of professed women religious with a downward trend registering a drop of 10% over the past decade. But, perhaps the most surprising statistic revealed in the 2013 Pontifical Yearbook Monday was the boom in vocations...
  • Minnesota poised to become 12th state to adopt same-sex marriage [Sodomy Celebrated]

    05/13/2013 3:27:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/13/13 | Dave Bailey
    The Minnesota Senate is expected to give final approval on Monday to a bill that would make the state the 12th in the United States to allow same-sex couples to marry and only the second in the Midwest. Leaders in the Senate, where Democrats hold a 39-28 majority, have said they believe they have the support to approve a bill legalizing gay marriage. They set a vote for Monday on the measure that members of the state House approved last week. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton has said he would sign the bill, which would make Minnesota the third state this...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - May 13, 2013

    05/13/2013 2:52:04 AM PDT · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD) WOBX - Outer banks NC WVTT 96.7 - Olean, NY (Ashland, OH) And now on 166 XM
  • Dems Shoot Themselves in the Foot Again On Guns

    05/13/2013 2:26:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies ^ | 5-13-2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Despite suffering the most humiliating rejection of his presidency, President Obama and the liberal establishment are determined to revive their failed gun control scheme. That’s a good thing. The Republicans should remember Napoleon’s warning that you should never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake. This mistake will cost the Democrats dearly in 2014. We need to understand that the motivation behind the gun grabbing campaign has always been more than just naked political calculation. Certainly, liberals think it will help motivate their base and maybe shore up the squishy suburban mom demographic for 2014, but this is...
  • Pastors ‘in shame’ of Gosnell, decry abortions in black communities

    05/13/2013 2:12:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/13/2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Outraged by the grisly details of late-term abortions in Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, a group of black pastors is coming to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to ask for congressional hearings into the impact of abortion in black communities. Political activist Star Parker and about a dozen black pastors are scheduled to speak at the National Press Club Tuesday morning about Dr. Gosnell’s murder trial and the high levels of abortions and abortion clinics in black communities. “Our heads should be hanging in shame as a nation of civilized people who would allow this type of crime against humanity to have...
  • FLASHBACK: Romney donor vilified by Obama campaign, then subjected to 2 audits

    05/13/2013 2:11:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior editor
    Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Mitt Romney supporter and businessman Frank VanderSloot was informed that he was going to be audited not only by the Internal Revenue Service, but by the Labor Department as well. VanderSloot’s saga was told by columnist Kimberley Strassel in the Wall Street Journal last July. In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as ”wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” in a post on the Obama campaign’s website. The post, entitled “Behind the...
  • The Broken President’s Broken Politics

    05/13/2013 1:51:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 13, 2013 | John Ransom
    Being president was always easy for Barack Obama. That is, it was easy up until the time he actually was elected president. Then things got a little tougher. In part, Obama’s troubles stem from the rigidity of his broken ideas. They admit of no compromise. Consequently, he has subsumed his whole personality into an unworkable ideology that was dead outside of academia- and news rooms- until he resurrected it. It’s the idea that a benign government of technocrats and academics can engineer near perfect justice at the trivial cost of liberty to most.  His life and presidency can only be understood...
  • Could assets have reached Benghazi in time to save lives? [Ret. Lt Gen Boykin-Huckabee]]

    05/13/2013 1:43:09 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 57 replies
    Huckabee with Mike Huckabee ^ | May 12, 2013 | Ret. Lt Gen Jerry Boykin
    Could assets have reached Benghazi in time to save lives?Insiders assess US reaction to terror attack
  • THIS is the Week where Benghazigate Devours the Wicked Obama Regime

    You won't have to wait for any investigations,  Obama has made so many enemies at State Dept,  CIA, and Pentagon, it's all coming out out now...  The walls are closing-in fast- and they know it: witness Jay 'Carney Barker' Carney's 'ashen appearance' at Friday's hostile presser... where all present witnessed the glorious miracle of the White House press corps arising from the grave in unison and actually starting to ask questions. Meanwhile other players are now starting to talk, i.e. David Patraeus' comment that he always considered the WH/State Dept Benghazi talking points to be 'useless'. And there's no shortage of questions to...
  • Adam Kokesh admits mental instability, calls for armed march on D.C.

    05/13/2013 1:37:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Despite his self-proclaimed history of mental instability and post-traumatic stress, one-time congressional candidate and perennial activist Adam Kokesh is organizing a pro-gun rally in which marchers will walk with loaded rifles into Washington from Virginia. “This is now a call for mass civil disobedience on July 4th anywhere in Washington, D.C.,” Kokesh wrote on the event’s Facebook page. “We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny.” Kokesh, who served as a Marine artillery officer and reservist, attended Claremont McKenna...
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/13/2013 1:16:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    The most extraordinary things about this truly incredible tale of World War II are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and Eduard Daladier and former commanders-in-chief...
  • Today's Toons 5/13/13

    05/13/2013 1:16:25 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 25 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/13/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Brown widows pushing out their more-dangerous cousins

    05/13/2013 12:42:23 AM PDT · by Bullish · 18 replies
    The Inland valley daily bulletin ^ | 5-12-2013 | Ben Baeder, staff writer
    They're messy, poisonous and prolific. But at least they keep out their cousins, who are even worse. Families venturing out this spring can now see the unique egg sacs of the brown widow spider, an invasive arachnid that is increasingly displacing black widow spiders in California's backyards. The egg sac is round and distinctively spiky, like a white cotton naval mine. Brown widow spiders love to place their egg sacs on the bottom side of chairs. "They love cheap, plastic patio furniture," said Mark Hoddle, the director of the UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research. Brown widows are close...
  • Family of Derek Boogaard (NY Ranger hockey player) files wrongful-death lawsuit against NHL

    05/13/2013 12:18:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 12, 2013 | Brian Stubits
    The family of the late Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL. The former enforcer for the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers died in May 2011 from a lethal mix of alcohol and oxycodone. He had become addicted to painkillers while dealing with concussions and other injury issues during his six-year NHL career. From the New York Times: "To distill this to one sentence," said William Gibbs, a lawyer for the Boogaards, "you take a young man, you subject him to trauma, you give him pills for that trauma, he becomes addicted to those pills,...
  • The Yemeni Way (NYT: "Yemen is a National Rifle Association paradise")

    05/12/2013 11:39:01 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/11/2013 | Thomas L. Friedman
    SANA, Yemen -- IF you want to know how bad things can go in Syria, study Iraq. If you want to know how much better things could have gone, study Yemen. Say what? Yemen? Yes, Yemen. Maybe the most unique postrevolutionary political process happening in any country experiencing an Arab awakening is in poor, fractured, water-starved Yemen. In its own messy way, Yemen is doing what all the other Arab awakening countries failed to do: have a serious, broad-based national dialogue, where the different political factions, new parties, young people, women, Islamists, tribes, northerners and southerners are literally introducing themselves...