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  • Woman Escapes Snake Bite… Killed by Wasp

    09/16/2013 3:00:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 16, 2013
    A Saudi woman was bitten by a poisonous snake while walking back home in her village in the Gulf Kingdom but survived after having treatment at hospital. Three weeks later, she was bitten by a wasp and died. The 26-year-old woman was returning home from a shop in her village nearly 130km from the southwestern town of Najran, when she was bitten by the snake. She was rushed to hospital where she was treated with antibiotics and discharged a few days later after she fully recovered, Sabq newspaper said. “Three weeks later, the woman was bitten by a wasp and...
  • Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits

    09/16/2013 2:59:10 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies ^ | September 16, 2013 | LOS ANGELES (
    LOS ANGELES ( — A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest figures from the Department of Public Social Services, which showed more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined have been distributed through July to illegal alien parents for their native-born children Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.
  • Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society

    09/16/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Sep 13, 2013 14:49 EST Tags: carlo caffarra, family, homosexuality ROME, September 13, 2013 ( – Replacing terms like mother and father with “Parent 1 and Parent 2” is not an innocuous defense of “equality” but the beginning of a complete re-write of Italian society, a prominent Italian cardinal said this week. Changing the categories of family life and genealogy could send “a real earthquake” through the social structure....

    09/16/2013 2:50:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Human Events (excerpt - click for article) ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By: John Hayward
    Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) made his bid to stop the ObamaCare train wreck by introducing the Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution, which essentially funds every part of the government except ObamaCare for the coming year. The gigantic federal government is now funded by an endless string of emergency spending resolutions, a stack of fiscal Band-Aids high enough to reach the Moon. Rep. Graves is simply proposing to leave ObamaCare out of this year’s check-writing frenzy, which seems only fair, since President Obama already broke the law to delay the crucial employer mandate past the 2014 elections. Why not put the...
  • The Outer Limits (original series) 50th anniversary

    09/16/2013 2:40:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    See body of thread | September 16, 2013
    The Outer Limits debuted on Monday, September 16, 1963 on ABC. Although this imaginative science fiction anthology series was cancelled midway through its second season, it gained a good cult following and proved to be highly influential. The show had several truly fine episodes. The Wikipedia article is very informative. Many of the episodes are available online.
  • Morning Bell: Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?

    09/16/2013 2:40:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies ^ | September 16, 2013 | Chris Jacobs
    In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the tax break that multi-employer plans, like health plans offered by all employers, already receive. Union leaders wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in July asking for the Obamacare “fix,” stating that their progressive “vision has come back to haunt us”:
  • Raising the Costa Concordia - Live Video Feed

    09/16/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT · by illiac · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/16/13 | Jim Peabody
    "At this point we're around half way through the first phase," Franco Porcellacchia, leader of Costa Cruise's technical team, told reporters. "It's all happening very slowly but very carefully and safely."
  • Iran Plans To Send Persian Cat Into Space

    09/16/2013 2:35:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 09-16-2013 | By Dan Nosowitz
    The IRNA, Iran's official news agency, revealed today its plans to venture forth into space with perhaps the country's most iconic animal on board: the Persian cat. The flat-faced favorite of fanciers would be the first Iranian visitor to space after the possibly-fake space monkey that Iran insists returned safely from near space a few months back. Iran's efforts to become a power in space--and certainly Iran has made more strides in this area than any of its neighbors, besides Israel--are concerning to many in the western world, who see Iran's presence in space as potentially dangerous. For its part,...
  • First Lady: Obama Will 'Shake His Groove Thing' at Latin Music Night

    09/16/2013 2:35:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 78 replies ^ | 9/16/13 | ap
    Michelle Obama says the beats and melodies in Latin music are so irresistible that even President Barack Obama "will shake his groove thing" Monday night. Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Lila Downs, Marco Antonio Solis and other top Latin musicians are joining the Obamas to tape the latest installment of the PBS series, "In Performance at the White House." It will celebrate the various styles of Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday.
  • Shout Bits Withdraws Its Fed Candidacy

    09/16/2013 2:31:35 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 9 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 9/16/13 | Shout Bits
    Today, after careful consideration, I have reluctantly notified Pres. Obama that I am withdrawing my name from consideration as Fed Chairman. I have reluctantly concluded that any possible confirmation process for me would be acrimonious and would not serve the interest of the Federal Reserve, the Administration or, ultimately, the interests of the nation's ongoing economic recovery. I am familiar with Dr. Friedman's work regarding money supply and the Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's. Further, I am familiar with Taylor Rule and a few other topics. Therefore, my knowledge is at least broad and relevant as past Fed...
  • Three-quarters of Americans think teachers paid less than they really are

    09/16/2013 2:31:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-16-13 | ASHE SCHOW
    Seventy-four percent of Americans think teachers make less than they really do, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. The average teacher salary in America is $55,000 (upward of $75,000 in Chicago), but three quarters of Americans think teachers earn less than that. Over half of Americans (52 percent) believe teachers are paid too little. Just 15 percent believe they are paid too much while 26 percent think teachers are paid the right amount. In a related poll, just 26 percent of Americans give public schools positive marks.
  • David Brooks' Lame Trashing of Sen. Cruz

    09/16/2013 2:24:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 17, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    New York Times columnist David Brooks argued on PBS' "NewsHour" Friday night that "Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators" are obstructionists who care more about undermining the Republican establishment than advancing legislation. Note that I didn't use "conservative" to modify "columnist" or "David Brooks," though the Times and other mainstream media outlets routinely bill Brooks as conservative. Featuring a left-leaning moderate and depicting him as a conservative is a clever technique the liberal media employ to discredit conservative ideas. Not to mention any names, but we see this technique in practice daily on NBC's deranged stepchild, MSNBC, where a former...
  • ObamaCare Will Butt Into Your Sex Life: “This is Nasty Business”

    09/16/2013 2:22:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | September 16, 2013 | Jammie
    They said if we voted Republican the government would be sticking their noses into our sex lives, and they were right! ‘Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?” Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor, whether it’s the dermatologist or the cardiologist and no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help. And you can thank the Obama health law. “This is nasty business,” says New York cardiologist Dr. Adam Budzikowski. He called the sex questions “insensitive, stupid and very...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, September-16-2013

    09/16/2013 2:20:51 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 87 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge (Drill Baby Drill!! NatGas fracking OK)

    09/16/2013 2:11:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/16/13 | Seth Borensrein and Kevin Begos - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says. The findings bolster a big selling point for natural gas, that it's not as bad for global warming as coal. And they undercut a major environmental argument against fracking, a process that breaks apart deep rock to recover more gas. The study, mostly funded by energy interests, doesn't address other fracking concerns about potential air and water pollution. The results, which generally agree with earlier Environmental Protection Agency estimates,...
  • Extreme binge drinking not uncommon in high school

    09/16/2013 2:09:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2013 4:31 PM EDT | Lindsey Tanner
    Almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking—downing at least 10 drinks at a rate that barely budged over six years, according to a government-funded report. Less severe binge drinking, consuming five or more drinks in a row, has mostly declined in recent years among teens. But for high school seniors, the 2011 rate for 10 drinks in a row—9.6 percent—was down only slightly from 2005. The most extreme level—15 or more drinks in a row within the past two weeks—didn’t change from 2005 to 2011. Almost 6 percent of high school seniors...
  • Obama Considers Muslim Brotherhood Type Fighters as Moderates

    09/16/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 16 replies ^ | Sept 12,2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Jonathan Spyer, is an academic with degrees in international relations, and who lives in Israel and also traveled with rebel fighters in Syria, claims that the so called moderates are MB types, who believe in Islamic law. Spyers says that when Obama speaks of the moderates leading the rebellion in Syria, these are the fighters he is talking about. “ “Undoubtedly outside of Syria, and in the Syrian opposition structures, there are civilian political activists and leaders who are opposed to al-Qaida and opposed to Islamism. There are also civilian activists and structures within the country which are opposed to...
  • Obama laments shooting as gun debate has gone cold

    09/16/2013 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 4:46 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates. The shooting at the Washington Navy Yard came a week after voters recalled two Colorado legislators who supported tougher gun measures, illustrating the strong political headwinds faced by lawmakers seeking to respond to the violence. …
  • Peter Cosgrove tipped to replace Quentin Bryce as Governor-General (of Australia)

    09/16/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies ^ | 17th September 2013 | Gemma Jones
    FORMER defence force chief Peter Cosgrove remains a favourite to be the next Governor-General. The respected military leader is highly regarded by Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott. If he was asked to fill the Vice-Regal position he would play a high-profile role in commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Anzac Day. Governor-General Quentin Bryce's term was extended until March 2014 last year, giving the new government six months to choose a replacement.
  • What the New Obamacare Polls Reveal

    09/16/2013 2:00:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Two new detailed polls out today, from The Wall Street Journal and the Pew Center, confirm and deepen the grim state of public opinion on Obamacare. The law remains as unpopular as ever. There is a massive intensity gap between opponents of the law and supporters (41 percent of Americans strongly disapprove, against just 26 percent who strongly approve). And the main characteristic of public opinion is that people have no idea how the law works. Lack of knowledge about the law has always been closely associated with opposition. Most of the provisions of the law, when described to people,...
  • On Janet Yellen's (In)Ability At Foreseeing The Financial Crisis

    09/16/2013 1:58:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    When we first posted this article a month ago, few paid attention as the entire world was gripped in Summer-mania. Now that Summers is out of the picture, and the monetary policy acumen of the former San Fran Fed president are under the spotlight, it is probably an opportune time to recall Janet Yellen's ability to foresee the future heading into the great financial crisis whose five year anniversary took place this weekend. Or rather lack thereof, because as the following excerpt from a 2010 FCIC hearing, noticed first by the NYT, demonstrates, if this is the best Fed head...
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: The king of kings has fallen

    09/16/2013 1:53:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2013
    Breaking Bad postmortem: Is it all over for Walt? Breaking Bad postmortem: Has Walt corrupted everyone? Need further proof? After Walt picks himself up from the despair of watching Hank's murder, he turns his back once and for all on surrogate family member Jesse. Although he's powerless to stop Jack from taking all but one barrel of his money, Walt won't let the neo-Nazis leave without finishing the job he hired them to do. "If you can find him, we'll kill him," Jack says. "Found him," Walt hisses, revealing that Jesse hadn't run away but rather is hiding under Walt's car. In...

    09/16/2013 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2013 | Breitbart
    A US Navy commander told Monday how he saw a co-worker shot in the head just a few feet from him, during mass shooting on a Washington base that left at least 12 people dead. Navy officer Tim Jirus told reporters the man from the Washington Navy Yard's maintenance department was felled by gunshots as workers scrambled out of buildings following reports of a shooter on the rampage.

    09/16/2013 1:42:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By: Dan Holler
    In just two weeks, millions of Americans will become eligible to sign up for the Obamacare exchanges. It will mark the first time millions of voters will have the opportunity to opt into Obamacare, and they will do so with the expectation of receiving benefits in a few short months. Opponents of President Obama’s health care regime can argue about the quality and cost of that care, but entitlement programs are notoriously difficult to unravel once the money starts flowing. To date, there is just one legislative strategy on the table that is geared toward stopping Obamacare before the exchanges...
  • Physics: Quantum quest

    09/16/2013 1:40:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Nature News ^ | 11 September 2013 | Philip Ball
    Physicists have spent a century puzzling over the paradoxes of quantum theory. Now a few of them are trying to reinvent it. If the truth be told, few physicists have ever really felt comfortable with quantum theory. Having lived with it now for more than a century, they have managed to forge a good working relationship; physicists now routinely use the mathematics of quantum behaviour to make stunningly accurate calculations about molecular structure, high-energy particle collisions, semiconductor behaviour, spectral emissions and much more. But the interactions tend to be strictly formal. As soon as researchers try to get behind the...
  • Man with no pants wrecks Seattle marina

    09/16/2013 1:35:55 PM PDT · by steve86 · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 16, 2013 | Jack Broom
    <p>A 22-year-old man apparently high on drugs and naked from the waist down went on a rampage with a 35-foot boat he stole at the Queen City Yacht Club on Portage Bay in Seattle last night, ramming other boats and docks.</p>
  • This government SUCKS

    09/16/2013 1:30:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-16-13 | DrJohn
    Image courtesy Mandy HowardThere is just so much wrong with this atrocious Obama regime that posting it all in the Most Wanted section would completely overwhelm it. So here we go: By any measure, Barack Obama had head handed to him vis-ŕ-vis Syria: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gets to stay in power — and keep his chemical weapons for a year — under a Russian-sponsored deal that critics slammed as undermining American leverage in the Mideast. Under the pact reached Saturday by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Assad must submit an inventory of his...
  • PR campaign gears up to get Nobel Peace Prize for Putin

    09/16/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    MinnPost ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Nick Hayes
    Last Friday, just as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov were working out the final details of an agreement on the Syrian crisis, the Russian media went into high gear starting its drive for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Russian President Vladimir Putin. PravdaTV, a media outlet friendly to the Kremlin, produced and distributed a video clip opening with a scene of Putin tenderly caring for a Siberian tiger cub while the narrator says, “What does a peace prize mean, if not the prevention of war.” Scenes of Putin on location in the...
  • The War on Benghazi Women

    09/16/2013 1:20:46 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 9 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Sept. 16, 2013 | Rob Cunningham
    An actual War on Women is ablaze with such intense heat that, if the majority of women in America were emotionally connected with even the most basic of Benghazi truths, their reaction might bring the Obama administration to its' knees. The mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of the savagely murdered Americans in Benghazi are being victimized, violated and emotionally raped by one of the most ruthless gangs of female political operatives in US history. Please look at this lineup of self-proclaimed "champions of women's rights." These politicians have displayed nothing but gross contempt for the long suffering women of Benghazi....
  • Martha Coakley Announces Run For Governor

    09/16/2013 1:20:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | September 16, 2013
    Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley officially launched her campaign for governor Monday, saying she had learned from the errors made during her stunning loss to Republican Scott Brown in a special election for the U.S. Senate.
  • Homeless Man Returns Backpack Filled With $42,000, Gets Gold Star

    09/16/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Joe Coscarelli
    The down-on-his-luck man who turned in a backpack containing $2,400 in cash, nearly $40,000 in traveler's checks, and a Chinese passport to its rightful owner at a Massachusetts mall over the weekend will receive a "special citation" from Boston police. This would be a great time for good karma to prove it exists.
  • Bus Rider's Face Smashed in During Hate Attack

    09/16/2013 1:12:40 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/16/13 | Kristan Conley
    An attacker pummeled a bus passenger so hard he smashed the bones in his face after calling the victim a “cracker” in Manhattan – marking the second time in two days that people appeared to be randomly targeted in racial tirades against white people, authorities said. In the latest incident, the suspect passed a 31-year-old rider on the M60 bus riding through Harlem, on West 127th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, around 2:45 p.m., Friday, when he shouted the racial slur and punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose and eye socket, cops said.
  • California poised to become first state to impose full ban on lead bullets

    09/16/2013 12:59:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/16/13 | ap
    California is on the verge of becoming the first state to impose a full ban on hunting with lead bullets -- with environmentalists and gun-rights advocates squaring off as Gov. Jerry Brown decides whether to sign the legislation. The state already has a ban on lead-bullet hunting in eight counties with an endangered condor population. But the new proposal, overwhelmingly approved this month by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, would impose a statewide ban on all hunting.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - September 15th, 2013 (Dispensational Caucus)

    09/16/2013 12:58:35 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 15, 2013 | Uploaded by JD Farag
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - September 15th, 2013 Pastor JD sorts through, and tries to make sense of, the astonishing developments concerning Syria, and how it may very well indicate that this is the beginning of the end.
  • UPDATE: Navy Yard shooter identified as Texas man (Aaron Alexis)

    09/16/2013 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 563 replies
    Updated at 3:40 p.m. EDT: Officials stated that the Washington Navy Yard shooter who died after Monday's rampage has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, from Texas.
  • Why Can't Navy Protect its installations ?

    09/16/2013 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 57 replies
    9 16 2013 | Understand the Stimulus
    Why does the Navy rely on civilian police to protect the area where chief of naval operations lives ? The White House is controlling the media and using the Washington Metro Police and the Park Service to tell the story...this is so they can recieve OBAMACARE funds for their shock troops Can one imagine west point being unable to police its campus .... the Navy Shore Patrol has apparently been called down like we saw in Benghazi so OBAMA can make a point about firearms...disguisting
  • Low Estrogen May Play a Role in 'Male Menopause'

    09/16/2013 12:43:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2013 | Marilynn Marchione
    TV ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen — the female hormone — is needed by men, too, and the study gives the first clear evidence that too little of it can cause certain "male menopause" symptoms. "A lot of things we think are due to testosterone deficiency are actually related to the estrogen deficiency that accompanies it," said Dr. Joel Finkelstein of Massachusetts General Hospital. He led the U.S.-government funded study, which appears in Thursday's New...
  • SOS Political Director's exchange with Rep. Frank Wolf, About Benghazi Discharge Petition

    09/16/2013 12:42:11 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 7 replies
    Special Operations Speaks ^ | 9/16/13 | SOS Special Operations Speaks
    SOS Political Director Larry Ward: Thank you for speaking today, and thank you for offering House Resolution 36, this is a very important resolution. We do need a Watergate style Select Committee and I do agree that if Congress does not act that they are then complicit in the cover up. My question is about the Discharge Petition that Steve Stockman issued to basically promote and to go around Boehner in terms of getting it to the floor because Boehner has blocked it, and said he won’t move it and is digging in his heels. So it doesn’t matter that...
  • USA TODAY/Pew poll: Health care law faces difficult future [53% of Americans don't want Obamacare]

    09/16/2013 12:40:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    USA Today (title and link only) | Sept 16, 2013 | By Susan Page

    09/16/2013 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 65 replies
    American Clarion ^ | 9/15/2013 | Publius Hulday
    After over a DOZEN attempts to post JUST the link to this exhaustive and complete refutation of Mark Levin's “solution” to our current situation, I gave up and, because this is a most serious conversation, opted to post the entire essay. Do us all a favor and READ her material before attempting to discuss – or discredit – her customarily thorough work. Thanks. **************************************** Constitutional Convention: Mark Levin Refuted By Publius Huldah The Constitutional Convention of 1787 What Mark Levin says in “The Liberty Amendments” in support of an Article V convention is not true.1 On one side of this...
  • Amid hunt for Navy Yard shooters, Obama attacks Republicans on budget

    09/16/2013 12:39:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-16-2013 | Neil Munro
    President Obama delivered only brief condolences for the victims of the shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Monday morning, before quickly pivoting to a scheduled attack on Republicans. The pending budget crisis this fall is a pointless battle between GOP extremists and reasonable people, Obama declared today from the White House. “I can’t remember a time when one faction of one party promises chaos if it can’t get 100 percent of what it wants… that’s what happening right now,” he insisted. The GOP’s small-government legislators are “a crew” who wish to “sabotage” Obamacare and show “an unwillingness to...
  • Writers warn of new American CIVIL WAR staged by 'Tea Party militia' in 2016

    09/16/2013 12:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2012 | Staff
    Writers detail shocking civil war resulting from 'Tea Party militia' taking over South Carolina town - and the U.S. military's response They prophesize that unrest will result from the the economy's failure to improve from 'Great Recession' Commenters quick to fire back at the writers, as one brands Col Benson a 'traitor in waiting'A duo of writers have ignited an uproar with their foretelling of an insurrection that will plunge America into a new civil war, courtesy of a 'Tea Party militia.' Written in disturbing detail by a retired colonel and the academic, the article describes events leading up to...
  • Legislator: Speed Traps 'A Tax on the Poor'

    09/16/2013 12:27:04 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 48 replies
    CapCon ^ | 9/12/2013 | Anne Schieber
    Michigan State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, wants to end what he calls "a tax on the poor," by eliminating speed limits that are not set scientifically. Sen. Jones and Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, are working on a package of bills that would eliminate loopholes in existing legislation that require state government entities to set speed limits based on traffic studies. "Never let politicians set speed limits," Sen. Jones said, adding that he said he has heard numerous complaints since the first law defining speed limit setting in Michigan, PA 85 went into effect in 2006. The Michigan Municipal League...
  • Senator Pushes Journalist Licensing Scheme

    09/16/2013 12:22:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif) is worried that “the American public is being confused by the writings of unqualified scribblers who at little or no cost can post whatever fictions they want on the Internet. The more considered efforts of legitimate journalists are being drowned out by a flood of ignorant ranting.” “We need to distinguish between true representatives of the media who are deserving of Constitutional protection from the amateurs who lack the proper credentials and don’t,” the Senator explained. A key distinction in her mind is “whether a person has an employment relationship with a recognized media outlet. Someone...
  • Strange email from FR (vanity)

    09/16/2013 12:19:09 PM PDT · by Bob · 47 replies
    Free Republic | 09/16/13 | Me
    I received an unusual email from FR today: On Mon Sep 16 12:23:52 2013 somebody at the Internet address requested this information to be sent to you. Your screen name is: Bob Your password is: ----------- (removed) To log into your account, please visit: When I looked up the requesting IP address, this is what was returned: Overview for Updated 0 seconds ago NetRange: - CIDR: OriginAS: NetName: NMCI-NET-ORF NetHandle: NET-138-162-0-0-1 Parent: NET-138-0-0-0-0 NetType: Direct Assignment RegDate: 1990-05-07 Updated: 2011-02-23 Ref: OrgName: Navy Network Information Center (NNIC) OrgId: NNICN-1 Address: 2465 GUADALCANAL ROAD...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT, WABC AM,September 16-20,2013

    09/16/2013 12:14:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 16-20, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Conspiracy Theorists Already Suspect Navy Yard Shooting Is a 'False Flag'

    09/16/2013 12:05:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 86 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9-16-2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Before we knew the names of the victims, the motive behind the attack, or even how many shooters there were, some conspiracy theorists thought they figured out what had happened at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. Alex Jones, the antigovernment broadcaster who reaches millions every day through his syndicated radio show and Infowars Web empire, speculated the shooting may be a "false flag" operation intended to distract Americans from Syria, as well as the anniversary of the Benghazi attack and the simmering IRS scandal. "You've got all the other scandals, so this is a great way to change...
  • David Frum Blasts Gun Rights Advocates During Navy Yard Shootings

    09/16/2013 12:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 16, 2013
    As Americans ran from gunfire at the Navy Yard in Washington DC, commentator David Frum took to Twitter to talk gun control and suggest that gun control opponents were to blame for the shooting:
  • Are we willing to pay the financial cost of Faith….or not? What's answer say about what we value?

    09/16/2013 11:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 15, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is an interesting, albeit at times concerning, article over at that reports the simple fact that being a member of a believing community “costs” you something. And while the article is directed to a Jewish context, its implications reach all of us who believe and belong to the Church.Underlying the article and those it interviews is a not so subtle premise that it is somehow wrong for faith to “cost” much. Never mind that just about anything in life costs something, involves tradeoffs and that the things we value are often where we chose to spend more. Somehow...
  • What is your American dialect?

    09/16/2013 11:54:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 118 replies
    Gene Expression ^ | 16 Sept 2013 | Razib Khan
    Razib’s Dialect SimilarityLanguage dialect is something that we often pick up unconsciously, so I find it an interesting if narcissistic project to query my own dialect affinities. The above was generated using a 140 question test (warning: server often slow). In case you were curious, my most ‘similar’ city (to my dialect) is Sunnyvale, California. Though most of my life has been spent on the West coast of the United States, I did spend my elementary age years in upstate New York. You can see evidence of that in the heat-map. There are particular words I use and pronunciations that...