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  • EPA accused of blocking independent investigations

    05/06/2014 1:32:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Inspector general's office accuses EPA of blocking internal probes citing national security WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator says.
  • Chattanooga Shooter Followed Al Qaeda Cleric Online in 2013 [FBI, Media still baffled on motive]

    07/21/2015 5:36:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013, as well as pages of writing that showed the young man was suicidal and looking for a way to absolve what he considered were his sins, according to a representative of Abdulazeez's family. Video tapes of Anwar al-Awlaki, the high-profile American al Qaeda cleric and recruiter, have circulated on the internet and have been popular in jihadist circles long after al-Awlaki's death by American drone strike in September 2011. ....there is no evidence so far that Mohammod Abdulazeez,...
  • Blaine Cooper calls for John McCain to be arrested and tried for treason at town hall meeting

    07/22/2015 1:49:09 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 7/22/15 | ReformedMediadotNet
    Blaine Cooper calls for John McCain to be arrested and tried for treason at town hall meeting Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has come under attack, and rightfully so. He has gone from being a Vietnam Veteran hero to crossing the line, in my opinion and many others, of being a traitor to the Constitution and the United States. I ran across a video of a townhall meeting that apparently took place sometime in September, in which Blaine Cooper called out John McCain on his treason for aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States.
  • Iran's Cyber Warfare Commander Found Dead

    10/02/2013 7:16:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/13 | Elad Benari
    The head of Iran’s cyber warfare program has been shot dead, triggering further accusations that outside powers are carrying out targeted assassinations of key figures in the country’s security apparatus, reports the Telegraph. Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of Iran’s Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, northwest of the capital Tehran. Five Iranian nuclear scientists and the head of the country’s ballistic missile program have been killed since 2007. The regime has accused Israel’s external intelligence agency, the Mossad, of carrying out these assassinations. Ahmadi was last seen leaving his...
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • Who Killed Michael Hastings?

    11/11/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 86 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Benjamin Wallace
    Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldn’t possibly have died accidentally, could he? A t the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed...
  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington • The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Clinton run for presidency swept up in Haitian gold mining permit affair

    03/09/2015 2:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MINING.COM ^ | 03/09/2015 | Andrew Topf
    The presidential ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton have become ensnared in an obscure gold-mining project in Haiti, as the Democratic favorite for the presidency begins her second run for the White House. In a story that suggests cronyism, questionable ethics and a blurring of the lines between charity and profiteering, The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of VCS Mining when the unlisted, Delaware-based junior was granted a permit to mine gold in Haiti following a massive earthquake on the impoverished island nation in 2010. The permit was the first to...
  • Iran 'in Latin America Terror Plot' - Argentina Prosecutor

    05/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    BBC.co.uk - News ^ | 29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:31 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities". Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region. Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994." SNIPPET: ""I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against...
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz "the most talented and fearless Republican politician" since Reagan

    04/12/2015 5:42:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 5, 2013 | mfprex
    Watch the Video. even James Carville knows the conclusion that more and more true conservatives are coming to every day.
  • ‘Warm blob’ in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the U.S.

    04/09/2015 8:48:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    washington.edu ^ | Hannah Hickey
    The one common element in recent weather has been oddness. The West Coast has been warm and parched; the East Coast has been cold and snowed under. Fish are swimming into new waters, and hungry seals are washing up on California beaches. A long-lived patch of warm water off the West Coast, about 1 to 4 degrees Celsius (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, is part of what’s wreaking much of this mayhem, according to two University of Washington papers to appear in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. “In the fall of 2013 and...
  • Former White House Advisor: Obama Was ’Angry’ After Senate Killed Gun Control

    03/17/2015 10:06:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer admits that one of President Obama’s angriest moments in the White House was after the Senate blocked his push for gun control. “I think one of the most angry I’ve seen him was after the Senate failed to pass background checks in 2013,” Pfeiffer explained in an interview with broadcaster Charlie Rose.
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Huma’s Egypt Emails

    03/04/2015 5:32:38 PM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department seeking any and all communications – including emails – from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chief of Staff Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00321)). This latest lawsuit will require the State Department to answer questions about and conduct thorough searches of Hillary Clinton’s newly discovered hidden email accounts. Judicial Watch also has nearly...
  • Huma Abedin: Clinton's Unindicted Email Co-Conspirator

    03/07/2015 7:10:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The email plot thickens with news that Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff also used a private email account on the Clintons' server to conduct government business. Watchdog group Judicial Watch, which doesn't like being lied to or jerked around any more than the House Benghazi Select Committee does, has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of State seeking all communications, including emails, between Secretary of State Clinton and Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi between Jan. 21, 2009, and Jan. 21, 2013. The lawsuit — which also seeks...
  • Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

    09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    ALGEMEINER.com - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel
    SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011. The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: New York’s biggest Dem powerbroker will be arrested today

    01/22/2015 7:28:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I will apologize in advance to our readers if this looks like coverage of a “local story” but it actually may be a harbinger for the kind of state and local level change which is required for real progress in America. The New York Times is reporting that today an arrest will be made in Albany, the state’s capital. The suspect is question is none other than the Speaker of the state Assembly, Sheldon Silver. Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with...
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • Top GOP donors tell party to legalize illegal immigrants

    07/30/2013 11:11:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 140 replies
    Nearly a hundred top Republican officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants, arguing that the current system is already allowing them to stay and so it makes sense to register them and bring them into the system. The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham, also said that immigrants are potential Republican voters who can be won over — if the party can be seen as welcoming to immigrants. “Doing nothing is de facto amnesty. We need to take control of...
  • Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 327,653 Babies in Abortions in 2013

    12/31/2014 2:12:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/31/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The abortion giant Planned Parenthood has released its 2013 annual report and the new numbers indicate it did more abortions than the year before — killing 327,653 babies in abortions while taking in millions in taxpayer funds. Planned Parenthood Federation of America has released its 2013-2014 Annual Report and Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League, broke down the numbers.The report indicates Planned Parenthood did 327,653 abortions in 2013, an increase over the 327,166 abortions it did in 2012. While it remains America’s biggest abortion corporation, the “nonprofit” continued to make money — bringing in $305.4 million last year...
  • Revealed: De Blasio 'thought cops were spying on him and eavesdropping on his conversations (2013)

    12/23/2014 4:13:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/14 | Lydia Warren
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio feared police officers were spying on his conversations during his election campaign last year, it has emerged. In an early sign of his tension with the force, de Blasio's team was 'convinced' that members of his police detail were listening in on his private conversations inside his city-assigned car, a former de Blasio aide has told Politico. De Blasio would even step into the street to make sure he was out of their earshot, the aide added. The mayor's office has not yet responded to a request for comment on the claims.
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • CDC To Modify Approach in Ebola Infection As Virus Becomes Airborne [VIDEO+REPORT]

    10/17/2014 2:31:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Travelers Today ^ | October 17, 2014 | Staff
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. is trying to reconsider its approach to Ebola patients after several reports suggest that the fatal virus could be airborne. Many people in the population are extremely afraid with the fact that they can acquire the deadly disease, while more than 8,000 people have been already affected since its outbreak in Guinea in late 2013. The people are even more afraid today after the news reveal that two Dallas nurse have been infected with the virus after taking care of Thomas Duncan, the first confirmed case of the deadly infection...
  • Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon

    03/10/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 10, 2014 | n/a
    "Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon New protocols will "preserve the traditional feel and character of the Boston Marathon" after 2013 bombings." 03/10/2014
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • WATCH: Oscars 2014 – ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute Performance TCM Remembers 2013

    03/03/2014 5:01:05 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 8 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Lauren Weigle
    TCM Remembers 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6gXi67ueD0
  • Obama Approval Drops; 76% Want Special Prosecutor for IRS Scandal

    02/14/2014 10:19:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/14/14 | John Nolte
    While President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, faces a possible perjury charge and increased calls for his resignation over the Justice Department's outrageous spying on the media -- elsewhere, another scandal is taking another kind of toll. A new Quinnpiac poll shows that the public is far from satisfied that the IRS matter is settled. A full 76% want a special prosecutor named; that includes 63% of Democrats. Well, Obama did promise to bring us together. Let's just hope he was wrong about the oceans rising. Quinnipiac also shows that the confluence of three scandals (the two listed above and...
  • Top Earning American Idols 2013

    01/14/2014 9:37:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/14/2014 | Zack O' Malley Greenburg
    Carrie Underwood has come quite far since winning American Idol in 2005—and it’s safe to say the show has made good on its titular promise.Underwood tops this year’s list of the highest-paid Idol alums, pulling in $31 million thanks to platinum-selling Blown Away, extensive touring and endorsement deals with the likes of Olay. Not only is that more than any Idol contestant, but it exceeds the annual earnings of last year’s judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.All in all, Underwood has earned $83 million over the past five years, and she’s one of many acts continuing to profit...
  • 2013 aliya numbers

    01/12/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 29/12/13 | Sam Sokol
    The immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel increased by seven percent in 2013 while North American aliya dropped by 11 percent, according to figures released by the Jewish Agency and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry on Sunday. The overall increase was partially driven by a 63% increase in aliya from France, part of a 35% rise among Western European nations. In total 19,200 Jews immigrated to Israel, a rise of 260 from the previous year. While the official figures listed an 11% drop in aliya from North America with some 3,000 immigrants coming over the past year as opposed to 3,389...
  • The Best and Worst 2013 Predictions: Who was right and who was wrong?

    01/06/2014 2:05:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/18/2013 | By Matt Vasilogambros
    In 2013, Bashar al-Assad was ousted from Syria, unemployment remained at 8 percent, and the Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl. That's obviously not what happened this year. But being wrong never stops a whole slew of psychics and pundits from making bold new predictions for the next year. For now, however, we're going to take a look at the predictions made at the end of last year and beginning of this year for what would happen in 2013. Some were on the mark, and others were way off. What People Got Right The National Rifle Association predicted in mid-January...
  • 2013: The Year of Shamelessness -- Culturally, America reached new depths of depravity this year

    01/02/2014 8:57:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Rich Lowry
    All things considered, it was a year without shame. It was the year that Miley Cyrus French-kissed a sledgehammer in the music video for her song “Wrecking Ball,” and cavorted naked on said wrecking ball. The former Disney star popularized the act of twerking in a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that was so luridly infantile, it wasn’t outrageous so much as pathetic. Yet it worked. It gained her at least another 15 minutes of fame and probably more, to have people pay attention to other insipid things she might do, usually half-clothed. Cyrus made us yearn for...
  • Nearly 11 million Americans on disability at the end of 2013

    01/01/2014 10:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    For the 202nd straight month, the number of Americans receiving disability benefits rose. The end of 2013 saw another record set - 10,988,269 Americans now on disabilty, up 6,000 from the end of November. CNS News: The average monthly benefit paid to a disabled worker also hit a record of $1,146.43 in December, up from a previous high of $1,130.34 in December of last year.Spouses of disabled workers also got a record average monthly benefit of $308.13 in December, up from a previous high of $304.31 in August. Children of disabled workers also received a record average monthly benefit of...
  • Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013

    12/31/2013 10:19:52 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/30/2013 | Jeremy Weber
    Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013 Leading Bible app analyzes how its millions of users used the Bible this year. Jeremy Weber [ posted 12/30/2013 02:38PM ] Courtesy of YouVersion YouVersion has released its year-end analysis of how its millions of users engaged the Bible this past year. Users shared 68 million Bible verses in 2013 via the uber-popular Bible app, installed 49 million times this year (and nearly 123 million times worldwide). The Bible verse that was "bookmarked, highlighted, and shared ... more than any other verse" in 2013? Philippians 4:13: "I...
  • Doku Umarov: Kremlin's enemy who aims to ruin Sochi Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:15:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 31, 2013 11:45AM | Roger Boyes
    HE is known as Russia's Osama bin Laden; Public Enemy No 1 for the Kremlin. Even the US has put a $5 million bounty on his head. Doku Umarov, 49, the Chechen warlord with the blackest of reputations, is assumed to be the mastermind behind a bombing campaign intended to disrupt Vladimir Putin's cherished dream of a successful Winter Olympics in Sochi. Certainly, he has set out his aims clearly enough. The Olympics, he said, were being held on "the bones of many, many dead Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea".
  • The 7 most absurd things Harry Reid said in 2013

    12/29/2013 3:08:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 12/28/13 | Kelsey Osterman
    1. “Why would we want to do that?” 2. “Why don’t they get a life and talk about something else?” 3. “For lack a better way of describing this, it’s been a big waste of time.” 4. Tea Party = “anarchists” 5. “My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully.” 6. “I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny.” 7. Hurricane Katrina was “nothing in comparison” to Hurricane Sandy.
  • Tumblr 2013 Year in Review Top Photobombs

    12/28/2013 10:50:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Tumblr ^ | December 27, 2013
    Tumblr 2013 Year in Review Top Photobombs
  • Dave Barry’s Review of 2013, the Year of the Zombies

    12/28/2013 6:14:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/13 | Dave Barry
    It was the Year of the Zombies. Not in the sense of most of humanity dying from a horrible plague and then reanimating as mindless flesh-eating ghouls. No, it was much worse than that. Because as bad as a zombie apocalypse would be, at least it wouldn’t involve the resurrection of Anthony Weiner’s most private part. We thought that thing was out of our lives forever, but suddenly there it was again, all over the Internet, as Weiner came back from the political grave like the phoenix, the mythical bird that arose from the ashes to run for mayor of...
  • 10 liberal limericks for 2013

    12/27/2013 9:00:19 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 15 replies
    In clear violation of op-ed protocol, this week I’m suspending prose and having a little good, clean, limericky fun at liberals’ expense because – well, because they just make it so darn easy. (Warning: Some are bad and others worse. Side effects may include groaning, nausea, vomiting and involuntary eye-rolling.) Here they are in no particular order. Happy New Year, and may God bless you in 2014! (Yes, you too, my liberal friends.)
  • WE THE PEOPLE’s 2013 Christmas wish list to government

    12/27/2013 7:02:57 PM PST · by DonMashak · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/25/2013 | Don Mashak
    Amongst other things, Natural Law prescribed that all men had certain unalienable Natural Law Rights. (In fact, Natural Law was so well known and understood at the time that the Founder's debated whether the Bill of Rights was even necessary) Locke continued this line of reasoning and developed the Governance Doctrine known as “Consent of the Governed”.
  • The Most Underreported Foreign News Stories of 2013

    12/26/2013 5:15:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/26/2013
    Every year there are a few events that fly under the radar of the media but have a seminal impact nonetheless. Five PJ Media columnists agreed to contribute their knowledge and expertise to tell us what they consider to be the most underreported foreign news stories of 2013.Next week, we’ll feature more PJ Media columnists giving us their thoughts on the most underreported domestic news stories of 2013. * * * * * * * * *ANDREW McCARTHYThe most underreported foreign news story of 2013 is the pogrom against Christians in Islamic countries. It is doubtful that there is...
  • Pope Francis' Christmas Homily

    12/25/2013 12:40:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Vatican ^ | December 25, 2013
    MIDNIGHT MASS SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Vatican Basilica Tuesday, 24 December 2013 Video 1. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Is 9:1). This prophecy of Isaiah never ceases to touch us, especially when we hear it proclaimed in the liturgy of Christmas Night. This is not simply an emotional or sentimental matter. It moves us because it states the deep reality of what we are: a people who walk, and all around us – and within us as well – there is darkness and light. In this night,...
  • DC Chapter's Year 2013 In Review (Picture Heavy)

    12/24/2013 11:11:07 AM PST · by trooprally · 37 replies
    Yes FR, there is an ACTIVE DC Chapter Not all of the DC Chapter FReeps had AARs wrote, so it was decided to write a Year In Review AAR for all of our activities. Enjoy the new AARs threads and remember the ones you already read. April 01: Dr Raoul’s Funeral: There were 18 FReepers in Philadelphia this day. They came from Ohio (StayTrue), Florida (Kristinn, TGSLtakoma and Taxman), the eastern shore of Maryland (Credo2) and places in between. We finally met Raoul’s family and his family finally met Raoul’s FR family. All were pleased to talk with each other...
  • AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

    12/23/2013 12:34:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 12/22/13 | DAVID CRARY
    The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors... The White House had hoped the Oct. 1 launch of open enrollment would be a showcase for the upside of Obama's much-debated overhaul. Instead, the website became a symbol of dysfunction, providing Republicans and late-night comics with ammunition, and worrying the president's Democratic allies. The site gradually improved, but a wave of cancellation notices from insurers...
  • The top seven global warming alarmist setbacks in 2013

    12/22/2013 1:30:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Hold your champagne glasses high this holiday season, because the end of 2013 marks the 17th year without global warming. This year has been trying for climate scientists and environmentalists who have been trying hard to explain away the 17-year hiatus in global warming and link “extreme weather” to rising greenhouse gas emissions — despite strong evidence to the contrary. There has been a breakdown in the manmade global warming consensus, and some even argue we are headed for an ice age. In honor of the 17th year without global warming, The Daily Caller News Foundation has put together seven...
  • The 2013 Quotation Special

    12/21/2013 12:56:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 21, 2013 | Mark Levy
    2013 is coming to a close, and unfortunately it appears the debates and controversies will continue into 2014. One thing I'm thankful for is that politicians and personalities love to talk. I present to you some of the more memorable quotations from 2013. As a reminder, memorable does not necessarily mean prolific, inspirational or historical. In fact, some of them might become the annoying song you can't get out of your head. "I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows...
  • Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013

    12/15/2013 11:06:06 AM PST · by kobald · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2013 | Morgan Little
    The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way. The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in June, when justices struck down the Defense of Marriage Act preventing same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, and invalidated an effort to restore California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage... On the legislative front, six states, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Hawaii and Illinois, legalized gay marriage in 2013, with marriages taking place in each state...
  • Who is the 2013 Conservative of the Year?

    12/07/2013 8:13:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Your Political News Group ^ | 12-7-13 | none stated
    Who is the 2013 Conservative of the Year? John Boehner 0.34% (7 votes) Chris Christie 1.11% (23 votes) Bobby Jindal 0.43% (9 votes) Scott Walker 3.04% (63 votes) Rick Snyder 0.1% (2 votes) Sarah Palin 42.37% (877 votes) Rand Paul 7.25% (150 votes) Rick Perry 0.72% (15 votes) Ted Cruz 42.66% (883 votes) Mike Lee 1.98% (41 votes) Total Votes: 2,070
  • 100 Notable Books of 2013

    11/30/2013 8:33:01 PM PST · by Dysart · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-27-13
    The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. FICTION & POETRY THE ACCURSED. By Joyce Carol Oates. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Oates’s extravagantly horrifying, funny and prolix postmodern Gothic novel purports to be the definitive account of a curse that infected bucolic Princeton, N.J., in 1905 and 1906. ALL THAT IS. By James Salter. (Knopf, $26.95.) Salter’s first novel in more than 30 years, which follows the loves and losses of a World War II veteran, is an ambitious departure from his previous work and, at a stroke, demolishes any talk of...