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  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Makes TONIGHT SHOW Debut Tonight

    11/08/2013 8:05:46 PM PST · by mylife · 33 replies ^ | 11/8/13 | MSM Leno
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be making his first late-night appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11:35 p.m. ET/PT weeknights) when he visits on Friday, Nov. 8. The senator will take to the "Tonight Show" couch to discuss the recent government shut-down, the debt ceiling, the gridlock in Washington and the current state of the Republican Party. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" features a nightly monologue (the longest in late night), news-making guests, and ongoing comedy segments, including "Headlines," "Jaywalking" and "Battle of Jaywalking All-Stars." The result is a unique and humorous look at the daily...
  • Colorado Woman Who Championed Obamacare Loses Insurance Plan

    11/08/2013 7:57:29 PM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 100 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/8/13 | Shaun Boyd
    DENVER (CBS4) - President Barack Obamais apologizing to Americans who are losing their current health insurance plans. Millions of people are getting cancellation notices, including about 250,000 Coloradans. For years the president said that those who like their current plan would be able to keep it, but it turns out that’s not the case.
  • Obama job approval rating drops to 39% in latest Pew poll

    11/08/2013 7:45:51 PM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 63 replies
    This now marks the fourth poll over the past several weeks to show Obama's approval ratings in the 30s (after AP, Reuters/Ipsos, and Gallup). Obamacare is clearly beginning to ruin the Marxist tyrant in the White House and, if history is any indication, this does NOT bode well for a second-term president's party about to enter the midterm election cycle.
  • Mortification of Spin: Anonymous Christian Anyone?

    11/08/2013 7:40:14 PM PST · by raynearhood · 2 replies
    Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals ^ | June 25, 2013 | Carl Trueman and Todd Pruitt
    Is there such a thing as a tan Englishman? Todd and Carl debate the issue momentarily before focusing their attention on the recent news surrounded Pope Francis' universalist comments. If you're not familiar with the term "anonymous Christian" (don't worry...we weren't either), listen in and learn how the Pope's flawed theology has been plaguing the church from Justin Martyr in the 2nd century to misguided modern day teachers like Rob Bell. Is there a difference between universalism and inclusivism? What's the real problem with the Roman Catholic Church? Our hosts will answer these questions and more in this "no guest...
  • Report: White House might expand eligibility for ObamaCare subsidies

    11/08/2013 7:38:03 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The White House might broaden the availability of federal discounts on healthcare coverage under ObamaCare to help consumers whose premiums are going up, according to a report. The administration is considering expanding the premium tax credits that are available to some people purchasing insurance coverage on the new exchanges, according to Huffington Post.
  • Cruz: Iran Deal 'Dangerous for America'

    11/08/2013 7:30:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies ^ | November 08, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Senator Ted Cruz says that the proposed U.S.-Iran deal is "dangerous for America." He made the comments in a prepared statement sent out today by his Senate office. Ted Cruz “If the reports are correct, this is a terrible deal, and it is dangerous for America. The prospect of Iran acquiring nuclear weapon capacity is the gravest national security threat we face, yet it appears that this 'deal' does not require Iran to dismantle even a single centrifuge or turn over even a single pound of enriched uranium. To lift economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for an amorphous promise...
  • 3D Printers That Build Entire Houses: Aims To Print 2,500 Square-Foot-Homes In 20 Hours [Video]

    11/08/2013 7:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 29, 2013 | Ryan W. Neal
    Could 3D printing help solve the world's shelter crises? At a TED talk in Ojai, Calif., Behrokh Khoshnevis, director of the Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Southern California, said nearly 1 billion people in the world don’t have access to adequate shelter, a situation that breeds poverty, disease, illiteracy, crime and overpopulation. To address this problem, Khoshnevis is developing a process called Contour Crafting to use 3D printing technology to build entire houses. Khoshnevis said the giant 3D printers his team is developing can build a 2,500-square-foot house in as little as 20 hours. The Contour Crafting...
  • Ayotte: Scott Brown Would Be ‘Very Strong Candidate’ for Senate in N.H.

    11/08/2013 7:24:17 PM PST · by ClaytonP · 60 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11-8-2013
    The Boston Globe reported Friday that national Republicans are actively recruiting former Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown to run again — this time in New Hampshire.With former Rep. Charles Bass the latest Republican to take a pass on the Senate race, the party is still in search of a top-tier challenger to take on Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran told the Globe that despite the speculation that Brown is simply flirting with a bid, he doesn’t think the former senator “is just fooling around.”Of course, a successful Brown Senate bid would be nearly unprecedented....
  • NRA beat Bloomberg anti-gun group in 65 of 67 Va. delegate races

    11/08/2013 7:18:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 10 percent of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns retired from their job or were sacked in Tuesday’s elections, including the organization’s two leaders: Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Some 95 key members of the group that targets and criticizes lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are losing their title of “mayor.” According to an election review of Bloomberg's membership list of about 1,000, three quit the group, 69 retired from their jobs, and 23 were rejected by voters.On the retirement list: Bloomberg and Menino.Among the defeated members of Mayors Against Illegal...

    11/08/2013 7:16:17 PM PST · by LSUfan · 64 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8 Nov 13 | Unattributed
    Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan -- this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri -- and his quotes are GOLD. First, the Middle East -- Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal....
  • ‘Stand Your Ground’ and Warning Shots Survive Hearing (Florida, anti-gun forces lose again)

    11/08/2013 7:04:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | November 8, 2013 | Stephen A. Crockett, Jr.
    Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin rally in front of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s office to ask him to retract his support for the state’s “Stand your ground” gun law in April 2012. A panel of Florida lawmakers shot down a proposal to repeal the state's "Stand your ground" law but approved an amendment to allow immunity for those who fire a warning shot, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Nearly 300 people attended the vote to give their opinion on the controversial law that has been in the national spotlight and under intense scrutiny since the shooting of...
  • Four couples sue to overturn Idaho ban on same-sex marriage

    11/08/2013 7:01:31 PM PST · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 11/08/2013 | Michael Muskal
    Idaho has become the latest state in which same-sex couples are seeking to have the right of marriage, after two couples that married elsewhere joined two couples who want to wed and filed suit against the state on Friday. The suit, supported by the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco, was filed in U.S. District Court against Idaho Gov. C.L "Butch" Otter and Chris Rich, the clerk in Ada County, where the couples were denied marriage licenses. Idaho’s constitution was amended in 2006 to include a provision that heterosexual marriage is the only legal form of the union....
  • CNN on spending spree to rebuild channel (Throws In Towel On News Biz)

    11/08/2013 6:54:00 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 72 replies
    Capital New York ^ | 11/8/2013 | Alex Weprin
    CNN is planning a substantial investment in new programming, with a heavy emphasis on acquiring unscripted shows by outside producers in the vein of “Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown” and films like “Blackfish.” The strategy, which is now being touted to analysts and investors, will hamper CNN's revenue but is meant to shore up its viewership in key demographics and reduce its dependence on coverage of big breaking news stories to attract viewers and advertisers. As a start, Bourdain may be getting a CNN talk show on top of his Sunday evening "Parts Unknown" program. A live special to be hosted...
  • David Cameron damaged the Tories by rushing gay marriage, warns Defense Secretary Philip Hammond

    11/08/2013 6:48:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:57 EST, 8 November 2013 | Matt Chorley
    David Cameron’s rush to legalise gay marriage left Conservatives “shocked”, a senior Cabinet minister claimed today. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond warned “tumultuous” row was “damaging” for the Tories because the Prime Minister appeared not to care what grassroots activists thought. … Mr. Cameron has admitted gay marriage has been deeply unpopular within Tory ranks, but insisted it was the right thing to do. When the controversial legislation became law, he spoke of his pride that gay boys at school worried about being bullied would see Parliament declaring that “their love is the same as everyone else’s love”. …
  • Milton Friedman, Bad Laws and Tax Evasion

    11/08/2013 6:44:22 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    In the video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, entitled "Incentives for Immoral Behavior", the American economist Professor Milton Friedman explains how there are fundamentally two types of law: those that are regarded as moral and just by the vast majority of people, and those which are not. The former group of laws are generally obeyed because they speak to the inner moral sense of the population, the latter have a high rate of violations. Obviously, the greater the number of laws and regulations, the higher the number of them that will be...
  • Seniors lose insurance and doctors under Obamacare [Thank you, AARP /sarc]

    11/08/2013 6:43:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/8/2013 | Evan Gahr
    Retired chemist Edward Schokowitz was incredulous when he received a letter from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey early last month saying his Medicare Advantage Plan, which had no premium, would be eliminated next year.“They took all the senior citizens and threw us out of the plan. They now want to give us the same plan for $153 [per month],” he told the Daily Caller. “The President said you can’t be kicked out of your plan. He lies.”Schokowitz is one of many Medicare beneficiaries now learning that — like Americans who buy insurance on the individual market —...
  • Randolph Smith, 'pissed' at wife, leaves phony bomb on kitchen counter

    11/08/2013 6:34:56 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WPBF.COM ^ | 08 NOVEMBER 2013 | WPBF.COM
    A Vero Beach man who was angry with his wife left a phony bomb on a kitchen counter, an Indian River County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Friday. Randolph Smith, 51, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, planting a hoax bomb and resisting arrest without violence. Thursday night, deputies received a call from a woman who said her husband left a gray pipe with a wire protruding from one end on the kitchen counter. There were several hand-written notes on the counter, including one that read, "This is (an) explosive. (It's) a bomb." Smith's wife told...
  • Gay marriage passage in Illinois could influence Indiana debate

    11/08/2013 6:31:36 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    ABC 7.COM ^ | 07 NOVEMBER 2013 | AP
    November 7, 2013 (INDIANAPOLIS) -- Opponents of a push to amend Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution say adjacent Illinois' approval of same-sex marriage could help their cause. Indiana gay marriage amendment opponent Rick Sutton of Indiana Equality Action says the Illinois legislature's approval of the gay marriage bill is a "monumental" victory. He tells The Indianapolis Star that Illinois' move could boost gay-rights advocates fighting Indiana's proposed amendment. But amendment supporter Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute predicts that Indiana will feel little effect from Illinois' pending law, which awaits Gov. Pat Quinn's signature.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-08-13 (ObamaCare Confession Booth)

    11/08/2013 6:28:48 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 8, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Being a compassionate conservative I have taken pity on all those liberals out there who must feel like FOOLS for supporting ObamaCare especially if their insurance plans have been cancelled and replaced with much higher premiums as happened to that idiot Dylan Ratigan, former MSDNC host. As a way to wash away their incredible feeling of guilt and foolishness for having supported the worst piece of legislation ever, I have suggested the establishment of ObamaCare Confession Booths as you can see in this VIDEO. It is recommended that the liberal supplicants demonstrate their sincerity by wearing DUnce caps while...
  • Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town’s Schools

    11/08/2013 6:27:36 PM PST · by Conscience of a Conservative · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2013 | Benjamin Weiser
    The swastikas, the students recalled, seemed to be everywhere: on walls, desks, lockers, textbooks, computer screens, a playground slide — even on a student’s face. . . . At that point, a pickup truck pulled up nearby, and a man emerged. The man, John Barker, 42, a mechanic, cautioned that “everybody watches out for everybody.” When asked about the presence of Jewish families, he blurted out, “We don’t want them in our town.” “They can’t drive, for number one — and they already have Sullivan County. Who really wants them here? They don’t belong here.”
  • Senator Ted Cruz to be on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" [Live Thread]

    11/08/2013 6:27:18 PM PST · by RedMDer · 398 replies
    Nov. 8, 2013 | Self
    That's right. Ted Cruz to be on Leno tonight. Looking forward to FReepers comments as they are always informative and many are very humorous at the same time. Buckle up FReepers. I'm sure that Ted and Jay will keep us both informed and entertained. Stay tuned or set your DVRs (NBC). This should be great. Go Cruz! Hopefully, this is posted early enough to give FReepers time to plan on watching or recording. I will do both :) TONIGHT 11:35/10:35c Mariska Hargitay, Senator Ted Cruz Musical Guest - Gavin DeGraw The LA Chapter is in the Audience led by Ron...
  • 'Kenyan' message angers car customers

    11/08/2013 6:26:45 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) - There is nothing illegal about a message posted Thursday on a sign at a Vancouver used car dealership. But the sign was seen as racist and offensive. "That Kenyan is not my President" was the message in the bottom left corner of the business sign for Austin's Affordable Autos. President Obama's father was born in Kenya. The message, since taken down, was on private property for about four days. and the owner's freedom of speech is protected by the US Constitution. But that doesn't mean it didn't upset many people. Among the comments people said to...
  • vanity. Neighbor's chicken is in my house. neighbors ain't home. help! (Update @ 80)

    11/08/2013 6:24:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 141 replies
    me | today | me
    Neighbor's chicken escaped. I caught it. Now what?
  • Teen girls accuse school district for allowing 'sextortion,' bullying

    11/08/2013 6:23:57 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    CLATSKANIE, Ore. - Parents and their teenage daughters, who say they were bullied into sending nude photos to boys at their school, have filed a federal lawsuit against the Clatskanie School District. The girls say they were harassed and abused for three years and that their school didn't do enough to protect them. "I thought, why would you ever send a picture of yourself out?" said one of the girls, Josi Harrison. "But what these boys do to you, you feel like you have no option." They were only 12 and 13 years old at the time, seventh-graders at Clatskanie...
  • OH:Jury refuses indictment in Oberlin shooting case(update)

    11/08/2013 6:19:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 8 November, 2013 | Chelsea Miller
    OBERLIN — A Lorain County grand jury refused to indict an Oberlin man accused of shooting four men he said were harassing him. (snip) He was accused of shooting Quan Jackson, 23, of Oberlin; Emilio Hernandez, 26, of Lorain; Anthony Lee, 22, of Elyria; and Isiah Richardson, 17, of Oberlin, on April 25 Followup to this case
  • Judge Weighs Penalty For California’s Bullet-Train Builder

    11/08/2013 6:14:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ap ^ | November 8, 2013 3:28 PM
    Friday’s hearing was held for the judge to consider what penalty, if any, he should impose for the rail authority’s failure to comply with the ballot initiative in its initial funding plan. The rail authority argues that the judge’s ruling was based on an old funding plan that has since been revised. Attorneys for affected landowners who are suing the state have asked Kenny to rescind construction contracts, including a $1 billion deal signed this fall, or prevent the state from spending any more of the voter-approved bonds. Inan said the state is not spending any bond money now, anyway,...
  • The Crocodile Tears of Obama

    11/08/2013 6:08:45 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies ^ | November 8, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    The official Crocodile Tears of President Obama Tour is rolling right along. Earlier this week, he gave a speech where he lied about the fact that he repeatedly lied to the American people about being able to keep their health insurance. Suddenly, we went from "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan...period!" to "your substandard, trashy plan is being replaced by a better one that you'll love and worship." (Ok, I added the love and worship part.) Now the latest tidbit is Obama's interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, where once again Obama displays false sadness and pain...
  • Despite everything, Rob Ford’s fiscal record is solid

    11/08/2013 6:08:21 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | November 8, 2013 | Terence Corcoran
    There is joy in Hogtown. The mighty Ford has struck out. They’re on their feet along the baseline out to left field, around the media tent and through the downtown Toronto core, where crowds gather to celebrate. Mayor Rob Ford, unbeatable as a relatively conservative politician, struck out against himself, felled by personal weakness rather than policy. For all his foibles as a politician — uncouth, unsophisticated, brash and instinctive rather than calculating and intelligent — as mayor the man has never really been touched by his political and ideological opponents. But now his enemies have something. In the wake...
  • Solar Activity Ramps Up as Giant Sunspot Group Turns to Face Earth

    11/08/2013 6:06:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | November 8, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    While old Sol had been fairly quiet for the time where it was supposed to be active in its normal 11-year cycle, only recently has activity ramped up with increased flares and sunspots. During 2013, there has been intermittent strong activity (like this and this in May), but the activity since mid-October is really the first extended period of activity. Speaking of sunspots, a huge group called designated as AR 1890 has turned to face Earth. Thanks to astrophotographer Ron Cottrell for capturing the group today, above. reports that this sunspot has a trend of producing very brief flares....
  • Shakeup at Guns & Ammo after gun control column backfires

    11/08/2013 6:06:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies ^ | 11-8-2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The top editor of Guns & Ammo became the second employee of the venerable firearms magazine to lose his job after a column advocating gun control backfired, prompting rifle-toting readers to unload on the publication. In a statement posted Wednesday on the InterMedia Outdoors-owned magazine’s homepage, Jim Bequette apologized to “each and every reader” of the magazine for Dick Metcalf’s column that appeared in its December issue, which generated “unprecedented” controversy and left readers “hopping mad” in regards to the magazine’s commitment to the Second Amendment. ********** In his column entitled “Let’s Talk Limits: Do certain firearm regulations really constitute...
  • Pope Francis’ approach reminds Catholic church leaders of Cardinal Bernardin

    11/08/2013 6:03:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Chicago ^ | November 8, 2013 | FRANCINE KNOWLES
    Pope Francis is raising the spirit of the late Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, say some local and national Catholic church leaders, who see parallels between the two as the 17th anniversary of Bernardin’s death approaches.
  • Two proposed gun ranges shot down in Columbia County (GA)

    11/08/2013 6:02:08 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    WRDW.COM ^ | 08 NOVEMBER 2013 | WRDW.COM
    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- The score is now neighbors two gun ranges zero after a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in Columbia County. One property is in Harlem, the other in Grovetown. Neighbors have been fighting the one in Grovetown for years. About a dozen people who live near the Newmantown Gun Club showed up Thursday night to try to keep the property from being rezoned for a gun range. They say the noise is a disturbance, but the biggest issue is safety after they found bullet holes in homes nearby. In June deputies issued a cease and desist...
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    11/08/2013 6:00:05 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 258 replies
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  • Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )

    11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment. "This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes. The Richfield plan...
  • GOCE Spacecraft Will Likely Make Uncontrolled Re-entry This Weekend

    11/08/2013 5:58:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies ^ | November 8, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    With no remaining fuel to guide its re-entry there’s no way to nudge its descent. And while most of GOCE is predicted to disintegrate in the atmosphere, several parts might reach Earth’s surface. Experts predict as much as 25% of the spacecraft will survive reentry, as many parts are made of advanced materials, such as carbon-carbon composites. Today, engineers from the GOCE mission said that the spacecraft it predicted to enter into Earth’s atmosphere sometime during the night between Sunday and Monday, November 10-11, 2013. Break-up of the spacecraft will occur at an altitude of approximately 80 km. “At the...
  • Cardinal opposes Vatican over church teaching on marriage

    11/08/2013 5:57:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 81 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | November 8, 2013 | Christopher Gillibrand
    Dealing with divorced and remarried: Cardinal Marx lays into the Vatican Cardinal Marx : " We are going to see that the issue is completely discussed" Should the Catholic Church allow divorced and remarried to be re-admitted to communion? No, says Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican. The Munich Cardinal Marx does not want to accept this. Freising - The Bavarian bishops want a broad debate on the way that divorced and remarried people are treated by the Catholic Church. They distance themselves thereby from the Prefect of the Vatican...
  • Obama: U.S. should be 'creative and thoughtful' in Cuba policy

    11/08/2013 5:53:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama told a group of donors at a high-dollar Miami fundraiser that the United States needed to be "creative and thoughtful" as it continued to update its policies towards Cuba. "We've started to see changes on the island," Obama told the crowd, which included Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Sen. Michael Bennett (D-Colo.). The fundraiser — with tickets that ranged between $2,500 and $32,400 — was held at the Miami home of Jeorge Mas, the chairman of the Cuban American National Foundation. The non-profit group dedicated to restoring democracy on the island is one of the most influential Cuban...
  • Teen Charged With Stealing High Powered FBI Rifles In Andover

    11/08/2013 5:52:24 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies
    WBZ.COM ^ | 08 NOVEMBER 2013 | WBZ.COM
    A 16-year-old was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing two high-powered FBI guns in Andover. The weapons, a Colt M16-A1 Rifle and a HS Precision Series 2000 Sniper Rifle, were stolen from a FBI SWAT vehicle parked at an agent’s home in Andover sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning during a series of vehicle break-ins in the neighborhood. Andover Police Commander Charles Heseltine said investigators found fingerprints on the FBI vehicle and another vehicle that was broken into. Those prints were run through a national database and that led them to the teenager.
  • EU Study: Jews in Germany Fear Rising Anti-Semitism

    11/08/2013 5:52:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 08, 2013 – 05:16 PM | Barbara Hans
    On Friday, the Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released a report titled “Discrimination and Hate Crime against Jews in EU Member States: experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.” The online survey polled 5,847 self-selected individuals who identified as Jewish in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the UK, states in which an estimated 90 percent of European Jews live. … In Germany, the KPMD, a service for registering crimes, has recorded a decline in anti-Semitic crimes since 2009. However, by itself, that says nothing about the perceptions of Jews living in Germany. According to the FRA...
  • Anti-rape underwear sparks controversy

    11/08/2013 5:47:02 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    KPHO.COM ^ | 08 NOVEMBER 2013 | KPHO.COM
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Efforts to build a company marketed as selling anti-rape underwear has created controversy. The product is called AR Wear, which stands for anti-rape. Two women are trying to get their business off the ground, saying the panties, shorts, knickers and tops are designed to prevent a rapist from gaining access to a woman's body. They said the product will give females additional power over their bodies in the event of an assault. But some advocates for rape victims are crying foul. The New York women have launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site, The...
  • Oregon Tightens Duty to Die on Cancer Patients

    11/08/2013 5:43:25 PM PST · by xzins · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    As I have discussed here previously, the first state to explicitly ration Medicaid–an integral feature of all single payer systems–tightened the screws against terminal cancer patients a few months ago. Now, the issues is gaining wider discussion in Oregon. From an opinion column published in the Statesman Journal by Peter J. Pitts: In August, Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission issued an update to its guidelines for providing cancer treatment to low-income individuals covered by the state Medicaid program. These new guidelines require that Medicaid deny coverage for certain cancer treatments for patients that have been deemed “too” sick, haven’t responded...
  • Columbus Parade Honors Those Who Have Served In Military

    11/08/2013 5:40:49 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    10TV.COM ^ | 08 NOVEMBER 2013 | 10TV.COM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - It is Veterans Day weekend. The celebration of our nation's heroes began Friday with the annual Veterans Day parade in Downtown Columbus. Thousands of Central Ohioans lined the streets to showing their gratitude to the men and women who served our country. While many fought in wars decades ago, there is also a new generation of heroes. "It's just an honor and a privilege to look across this formation to see combat veterans, just like their grandfathers were from an Ohio unit," said Colonel Gordon Ellis of the Ohio National Guard 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Different...
  • The ObamaCare Dozen

    11/08/2013 5:27:18 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2013 | Editorial
    The Democrats who voted for the debacle are now scrambling for cover. The torrents of Affordable Care Act monsoon season aren't letting up, so Democrats are scrambling to help the victims: namely, their own careers. The Senators up for re-election in competitive states in 2014 are starting to panic, though they still aren't offering solutions for anything other than their own growing political jeopardy. Meanwhile, the Salesman in Chief has been exposed for his fraudulent promises. All of which has the ObamaCare Dozen—the Democrats who each cast the decisive 60th vote and are running for re-election in 2014—fleeing for political...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION 11-8-13 !

    11/08/2013 5:25:25 PM PST · by sushiman · 22 replies
    11/8/13 | sushiman
    Borders , language and culture !
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 8, 2013 [Devotional]

    11/08/2013 5:23:46 PM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Email ^ | 11/8/13 | Joel Osteen
    Don’t Give it Up! Today's Scripture “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22, ESV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Throughout life, there will always be something that will try to take our joy. If it’s not a grumpy sales person, it’s a family member aggravating you, traffic is backed up, your flight got delayed, or your spouse is taking too long! Don’t go the next 20 years allowing the same people and same circumstances to frustrate you. Change your approach. What’s upsetting you now doesn’t have to upset you...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 8, 2013]

    11/08/2013 5:21:55 PM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Unrivaled Power of Prayer "We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered" —Romans 8:26 We realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer; and we know what it is to pray in accordance with the Spirit; but we don’t often realize that the Holy Spirit Himself prays prayers in us which we cannot utter ourselves. When we are born again of God and are indwelt by the Spirit of God, He expresses for us the unutterable.“He,” the...
  • Health Secretary's Big Announcement

    11/08/2013 5:18:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    After titillating the media for the past few days with hints of a “big announcement,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius told an audience in Atlanta that her office was taking a “historic step to aggressively deal with mental health issues under the Affordable Care Act.” Undaunted by a spattering of audible groans from the audience, Sebelius plowed ahead explaining that “studies show that nearly 50% of Americans have serious mental health issues that have gone untreated. People who should be on medication are not currently receiving this benefit. People who should be institutionalized are not receiving this...
  • Obamacare - Day 39

    11/08/2013 5:17:56 PM PST · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    Nov 8, 2013 | Ray76
    Obamacare: Day 39America Held HostageRoundup of News & ViewsNo. 9.  Nov 8, 2013   Humana exec predicts Obamacare open enrollment extensionArticle at Gov Health IT   Howard Dean doubts Nov. 30 website fixFormer Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Friday was pessimistic that the administration can fix the problems with the health care exchange website by its promised date of Nov. 30.The former Democratic National Committee chairman said it wasn’t smart for the White House to promise a fix by that date.Article at Politico   Obama's Czar Jeffrey Zients Hints Site Won't Be Fixed On TimeArticle at Townhall Encountering...
  • World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun (printed 1911 .45acp)

    11/08/2013 5:16:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 11-7-2013 | Alyssa
    (image courtesy of Let me start out by saying one, very important thing: This is not about desktop 3D Printers. Solid Concepts is a world leader of 3D Printing services, and our ability to 3D Print the world’s first metal gun solidifies our standing. The gun is a classic 1911, a model that is at once timeless and public domain. It functions beautifully: Our resident gun expert has fired 50 successful rounds and hit a few bull’s eyes at over 30 yards. The gun is composed of 30+ 3D Printed components with 17-4 Stainless Steel and Inconel 625...
  • Brian Kelsey publicly hands K. Sebelius a book; Websites for DUMMIES! (Old story discovered today).

    11/08/2013 5:11:48 PM PST · by lee martell · 18 replies
    Nov. 8 2013 | Lee Martell
    This happened a few days ago, on Nov. 1st. To be honest, I saw the headlines, but was sure somebody was speaking figuratively, not that some guy literally handed the "Honorable" Kathleen Sebelius one of those how to Dummy books. The look on her face is priceless, once she realized what she was holding. As I would expect, Kate hands the ugly little instrument of GOP hate off to the nearest flunky. "Here! Take this icky, damnable object away from my esteemed presence. I command you!!" Senator Brian Kelsey (R) of Tennessee, pranked the Ice Maiden but good. Kate Sebelius...