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  • Alleged 'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker taken in for interviewing by deputies

    09/15/2012 1:08:09 AM PDT · by bd476 · 162 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2012
    Just after midnight, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Arab world. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies escorted a man believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to an awaiting car. The man declined to answer questions on his way out and wore a hat and a towel over his face. He kept his hands in the pocket of a winter coat. Sheriff's officials could not be reached by The Times, but department spokesman Steve Whitmore told NBC4 that deputies assisting...
  • Google rejects White House request to pull Mohammad film clip

    09/15/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT · by tje · 32 replies
    rooters ^ | Sep 15, 2012 | Gerry Shih
    (Reuters) - Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East. The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on Wednesday in Egypt and Libya, where U.S. embassies have been stormed by protestors enraged over depiction of the Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and philanderer.
  • Gun control is a moving target

    09/15/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    law.com ^ | 17 September, 2012 | Robert Steinbuch
    I served as a counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, attached to a U.S. senator who was one of the original co-sponsors of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. I worked in the Senate when the act was up for renewal. The law was not re-enacted. With the recent media coverage of several incidents of tragic firearms violence, questions of gun control have risen again. Answers are complex. The positions of those who oppose any restrictions and those who are against civilian gun ownership are relatively simple. The former tend to blanket themselves in the Second Amendment, notwithstanding that no court...
  • Hard Truths for Hispanic and African-American Voters

    09/15/2012 5:21:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2012 | Keith Edwards
    "The largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States last year remained Hispanics at 52 million, or nearly 17 percent of the nation's population. The Black population was 43.9 million." As the current largest minority voting bloc in America, it would behoove Hispanics to examine the facts of how African-Americans, the former largest minority voting bloc, are currently doing economically and socially after such a long history of support for the Democratic Party. African-Americans have been major supporters of the Democratic Party since 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was passed under Democrat President Lyndon Johnson. For almost six...
  • Brad Pitt is Pro-Gun?

    09/15/2012 1:25:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 14, 2012 | NA
    It is probably safe to say that a majority of Hollywood's stars and A-list actors fall on the anti-gun side of the aisle when it comes to their view of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Historically, not all are anti-gun--Charlton Heston, Tom Selleck, and Chuck Norris, for instance--but a majority are. And for those stars who are pro-gun, openly admitting to that fact these days would bring almost certain disdain and attack from their peers (think Rosie O'Donnell). It comes as somewhat of a surprise, then, that mega-star Brad Pitt recently had so much to say about the...
  • Judge Blocks Iowa Plan Challenging Voters (once again, judicial tyranny)

    09/14/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 6 replies
    A district court judge says Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz cannot move forward with new rules that would challenge voters appearing on databases as noncitizens. Judge Mary Pat Gunderson issued a ruling Friday blocking Schultz from implementing voting rules he established without holding a public hearing. Schultz created the new rules in July, using an administrative emergency rulemaking process. He says he needed to act quickly before the November election because noncitizens might be registered to vote. Both Sides of Lawsuit React Here is the news release issued by Secretary of State Matt Schultz: Secretary of State Matt Schultz...
  • ATHEISTS' AND MUSLIMS' CROSS TO BEAR

    09/14/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/14/12 | Matt Barber
    "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2 Corinthians 4:4) While America mourned the 11th anniversary of the Islamic attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, atheist radicals were throwing fuel on the fire. While millions were praying for the friends and families of precious souls lost, self-styled “progressives” were preying upon the most significant symbol of hope to which many of the grieving clung. The 17-foot steel-beam cross, found amid the rubble of the once...
  • Schumer Statement On Obama Administration Report On Sequestration

    09/14/2012 3:39:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 9/14/12 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Friday in response to the sequestration report issued by the Office of Management and Budget:“There’s a one-word solution to the looming threat of these across-the-board cuts: revenues. The trigger was never meant to be activated, and we can avoid it as soon as Republicans get serious about a balanced deficit reduction plan.”
  • An act of war, not 'senseless violence' [Newt on Obama and Jihad]

    09/14/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT · by JediJones · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/13/12 | Newt Gingrich
    [Obama and Clinton] again perpetuated the kind of intellectual dishonesty that cripples the U.S. response to radical Islamists. This concept of “senseless violence” is at the heart of the left’s refusal to confront the reality of radical Islamists. These are not acts of senseless violence. These are acts of war. Our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans...are combat casualties... ...the president is so committed to a leftist worldview that he cannot allow himself to face these facts. It is inconceivable that there just happened to be attacks in Egypt and Libya on Sept. 11. Yet...it had clearly not occurred...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Lose in Rhode Island

    09/14/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | September 14, 2012 | Bethany Monk
    Five of the six Rhode Island Senate candidates who support same-sex marriage lost during the state’s Democratic primaries Wednesday, despite massive backing from special-interest groups.“The Rhode Island Senate looks like it will again be safe for defending marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” National Organization for Marriage Northeast Director Chris Plante told CitizenLink.Incumbent Sen. Mike McCaffrey, who supports marriage and the right to life, beat Laura Pisaturo, who supports same-sex marriage.In addition to Pisaturo, the other same-sex marriage supporters challenging incumbents or vying for open seats who lost Wednesday are David Gorman, Gene Dyszlewski, Lewis Pryeor,...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Hey Hey it’s Ray Friday! September-12-2012

    09/14/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 40 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! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video

    09/14/2012 2:07:06 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council, told the Washington Post that the White House has “reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use.” Youtube’s executives shut down videos that they deem “hate speech.” Obama’s request complies with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world’s largest country, Egypt. “Hurting the feelings of one...
  • Indefinite Detention Provisions Struck Down by Fed Judge

    09/14/2012 1:33:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 September 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Judge Katherine Forrest, a New York federal judge, struck down a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that allows Americans to be indefinitely detained just for being accused of supporting terrorist groups. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit brought by journalists and scholars who were concerned that the NDAA would allow them to be indefinitely detained for speaking their minds. Judge Forrest’s ruling reaffirms a ruling she issued back in May against the indefinite detention provision.The National Defense Authorization Act has been quite controversial because it includes provisions that permit the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens....
  • Black Flag of Islam Flies Over US Embassy in Tunisia as Attacks on America Continue Around the Globe

    09/14/2012 1:23:16 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 40 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Leader Staff.
    A black Islamic flag is currently flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia after it had been stormed by an angry mob of protesters, who were upset over an anti-Islam film that was made by Americans. This is just one of many incidents occurring around the world today, in which Americans are being targeted. In Tunis, the mob overran the compound, scaling walls and setting fire to trees before tearing down the American flag and replacing it with a symbol of Islam. It is not thought that any U.S. staff were actually in the embassy in Tunis. An American school...
  • Kansas panel delays ballot decision on Obama

    09/14/2012 1:06:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Tim Carpenter
    Three of the state's top elected Republicans on Thursday determined they lacked sufficient evidence of President Barack Obama's birth records to decide whether to remove the Democratic nominee from the November ballot in Kansas. The State Objections Board comprised of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer postponed until Monday action on a complaint filed by a Manhattan resident pending review of a copy of Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii. "I don't think it's a frivolous objection," Kobach said. "I do think the factual record could be supplemented." Requests were to be sent...
  • Paul Ryan to 'values voters': If Obama wins, there's no going back

    09/14/2012 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2012 | David Grant
    Speaking at the one of the largest annual gatherings for social conservatives Friday, Paul Ryan's message was a punch to the gut: If you allow President Obama to be reelected, there’s no going back. “If we renew the contract, we will get the same deal – with only one difference. In a second term, he will never answer to you again,” Congressman Ryan said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “In so many ways, starting with Obamacare, reelecting this president would set in motion things that can never be called back. It would be a choice...
  • Obama and Reagan: The Likability Factor (Lou Cannon)

    09/14/2012 12:48:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Lou Cannon
    Stuart K. Spencer, the grizzled political strategist who helped Ronald Reagan become governor of California and president of the United States, believes Barack Obama holds an edge over Mitt Romney that he compares to the advantage Reagan often had over his opponents... --snip-- Two decades later Howell Raines wrote that “Clifford was charged in a banking scandal and the dunce ended the Cold War.” Reagan was a transformational as well as likable president. He pledged to cut taxes, increase defense spending and balance the budget, carrying out the first two promises at the expense of the third. In his second...
  • Who Belongs to Whom?

    09/14/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT · by HDCochran · 12 replies
    Self
    Obama said we all belong to the government. I believe he has it backward. I believe the government belongs to all of us.
  • RYAN'S SPEECH @ VALUES VOTERS: 44's RECORD ALSO NOW BURNING IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH!

    09/14/2012 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 33 replies
    FNC TV | 9/14/12 | self
    Paul Ryan pulled no punches! When the lone heckler tried his craft--- He was shouted down "USA USA USA" and escorted out. Our next VP is a very intelligent and well-spoken young man...
  • Campaigns Funding… the Media

    09/14/2012 8:04:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The lamestream media told you: NBC News is reporting that American politics has reached a milestone. Spending on the 2012 presidential campaign for broadcast radio and TV has surpassed a half billion dollars, and that was before Labor Day, according to Brian Williams. That is greater than the entire cost of the campaign in 2008. The implication is that money is ruling politics and that is not a good thing. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Missing from NBC’s report is who GETS the money. NBC does, along with their other media colleagues. The broadcast media and...
  • Actors and Politicians – the role of US presidency

    09/14/2012 7:44:44 AM PDT · by hfartalot · 2 replies
    Sept 14, 2012 | self
    As we get to know more about Obama, with his charm and leadership style, I begin to think the comparison between Obama and Reagan. Obama is impressive in his role as a president, as any great Hollywood actors playing the role of president: charming, visionary, clean-cut, and tough yet caring – a celebrity world leader with his die-hart fans and media paparazzi. Being so smart and talented beyond our understanding, he mesmerizes his audiences with his political maneuvering and Oscar-winning performance. As a mediocre politician growing up in Chicago neighborhood, however, Obama has found his acting role as president more...
  • State panel wants more information before ruling on Obama’s ballot eligibility

    09/14/2012 7:03:55 AM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    Lawrence KS Journal-World ^ | September 13, 2012 | John Hanna
    Kansas election officials said Thursday that they want more information before deciding whether to remove President Barack Obama from the state’s November ballot. The all-Republican State Objections Board heard arguments Thursday on a claim from a Manhattan, Kan., resident that Obama is not eligible to be president because his father was from Kenya. The resident, Joe Montgomery, also questions whether Obama has a valid birth certificate. The notion that Obama was born anywhere other than in Hawaii has long been discredited, and the White House released his long-form birth certificate last year. Hawaii officials also have repeatedly confirmed his citizenship....
  • Vice President Joe Biden Calls Hispanics ‘Most Powerful Force in American Politics’

    09/14/2012 6:53:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/14/2012 | Arlette Saenz
    Vice President Joe Biden described the Hispanic population in this country as the “most powerful force in American politics” during a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala in Washington, D.C. Thursday night. “I’m here to say thank you, and tell you how much this great country owes you and how much more can be done with the infusion of new blood, of new ideas,” Biden said. “Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to become, and already have, the most powerful force in American politics. Exercise that power well, and the country will embrace you.” The Census Bureau says...
  • Samuel’s prez ad: Wake the f@#k up!

    09/14/2012 6:37:49 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | TARA PALMERI
    <p>They picked the perfect actor for a political ad loaded with f-bombs.</p>
  • Hot Trailer: Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

    09/14/2012 6:19:08 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 27 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2012
    DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox this afternoon premiered the trailer for Lincoln, which opens November 9:
  • Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' task force shows favor for the law

    09/14/2012 5:45:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 13 September, 2012 | AP
    WEST PALM BEACH — Members of a task force reviewing Florida’s “stand your ground” law expressed wide support Wednesday for the statute’s core provision that deadly force can be used if necessary to prevent death or serious injury.
  • Obama off script (again)

    09/14/2012 5:18:56 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Graham
    When a president of the United States has to give an interview declaring explicitly that he supports the First Amendment — you know he screwed up somewhere. There was President Barack Obama on Air Force One yesterday, telling CBS’ Steve Kroft, “We believe in the First Amendment.” According to a transcript provided by the White House, Obama added, “We are always going to uphold the rights of individuals to speak their mind.” This must have come as shocking news to the redneck reverend down in Florida who had just gotten a phone call from Obama’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs...
  • Misplaced Blame for the Embassy Attacks (MSNBC talking heads ready to throw out First Amendment)

    09/14/2012 4:15:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    An incendiary video about the prophet Mohammad, Innocence of Muslims, was blamed for the mob attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt (and, later, Yemen). In Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered. The video stirred some passion here in America as well. Over at MSNBC, a riot of consensus broke out when contributors Mike Barnicle and Donny Deutsch as well as University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler all agreed that the people behind the video should be indicted as accessories to murder. “Good morning,” declared Butler, “How soon is Sam Bacile [the alleged creator of...
  • For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong

    09/14/2012 12:01:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Kate Obenshain
    On 9/11, in response to an anti-Islam video that went viral on YouTube last week, Obama's Egyptian embassy released a statement deploring “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” This is beyond imagination: On 9/11, the anniversary of the attacks by radical Islamists on our nation, Islamic protestors compromised the U.S. embassy in Cairo, tearing the American flag to shreds to cries of “We are Usama!” and the Obama administration responds that our concern needs to be the “hurt feelings” of Muslims. The...
  • State Objections Board to determine if Obama is eligible to be on Kansas ballot

    09/13/2012 9:33:45 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    LJWorld ^ | 9/13/2012 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — The State Objections Board — made up of Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, all Republicans — has decided it will need an additional meeting to determine if President Barack Obama is eligible to run for president in Kansas. On Thursday, the board considered a ballot challenge to Obama's eligibility from Joe Montgomery of Manhattan, who claims the president is not a U.S. citizen because Obama's father wasn't. Montgomery has also challenged Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii. The Objections Board said it needed more information before deciding the matter. The...
  • I can;t believe anyone is stupid enough to vote for Obama

    09/13/2012 7:20:09 PM PDT · by simka · 52 replies
    During the past 4 years Obama has done nothing but enhance his own position, and that of his crony's. As a president he's a train wreck. His main activity is buying votes with our money. Even those on the dole must realize that if the economy goes bust those checks will stop. His lies and broken promises could fill a telephone book. I can't list even a fraction of the underhanded crap he fostered. Only after he's deposed will the whole truth be known,resulting hopefully in his deportation to Kenya or any of his beloved Islamic countries. Vote him OUT!!!
  • US Identifies Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Blamed for Attacks

    09/13/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by Taggart_D · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernake - is Gold money? (June 2011)

    09/13/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 2011 | Ron Paul
    Listen to what Bernake says here - absolutely frightening. Ron Paul destroys him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NJnL10vZ1Y&feature=player_embedded
  • Federal Reserve Announces Open Ended QE III [ DNC released flick takes focus off US economy ]

    09/13/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    ace.mu.nu ^ | Sept 13 2012 | Ace of Spades
    nterest rates will stay in current range through 2015 and the Fed will be buying $40 Billion worth of mortgage backed bonds per month...until morale improves. This is what makesthe biggest difference: the Fed isn't announcing a limited amount of purchases. It's an open-ended program to buy bonds until the economy improves. From the statement: "If the outlook for the labor market does not improve substantially, the Committee will continue its purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities, undertake additional asset purchases, and employ its other policy tools as appropriate until such improvement is achieved in a context of price stability." Fed...
  • Report: Marines Guarding U.S. Embassy In Cairo Not Allowed To Carry Live Ammunition…

    09/13/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 13, 2012
    What the ….?Via WFB: U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Timemagazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior...
  • Police visit Nakoula Bassely Nakoula over 'film link' (Don't upset muslims!!!)

    09/13/2012 11:58:47 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | September 13 | Staff
    US police have visited the home of a California resident who admitted involvement in the film which sparked anti-US riots in the Arab world. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, of Cerritos, California, is said to be a Coptic Christian of Egyptian origin... ...However, court documents related to a criminal prosecution in 2010 show him using aliases including Nicola Bacily, Robert Bacily and Erwin Salameh. He plead no contest to federal bank fraud charges in California. US prosecutors said he set up fraudulent bank accounts using stolen identifies and Social Security numbers. In addition to restitution and 21 months in federal prison,...
  • After huge White House construction job, West Wing emerges little changed (Obama's New Bunker!)

    09/13/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    AP, via WaPo ^ | September 12, 2012 | Associated Press
    The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown. After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery. As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends, the mystery deepens as to what was actually built there--and what's coming next. As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends,...
  • Quantitative Easing and the Money Printing Press

    09/13/2012 11:25:44 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/13/2011 | William Baldwin
    In the past year the Federal Reserve System has done $600 billion of “quantitative easing.” QE2, the second round of this kind of stimulus, is officially over, but we could get another dose of it. In his July 13 report to Congress Chairman Ben S. Bernanke mentions QE3 as an option for the woebegone economy. “Easing” means having the 12 banks in the system buy Treasury bonds and Treasury-backed mortgage securities. Payment is with money created by the Federal Reserve. What’s going on here? Investing, as when JP Morgan buys a Treasury bond? Or something more like money printing? Defenders...
  • How America Got Rich

    09/13/2012 11:13:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Commentary ^ | September 2012 | Arthur Herman
    If you want to understand how the United States became the most prosperous society in the world, start with the ballpoint pen. László Bíró, a Hungarian who had fled the Nazis and gone to Argentina, invented the first working solid-ink pen. When the owner of Goldblatt’s department store in Chicago showed the contraption to a passing salesman named Milton Reynolds, Reynolds decided he could do it better. The year was 1944. American factories were producing a warplane every five minutes, 150 tons of steel every hour, eight aircraft carriers a month. Milton Reynolds knew nothing about this kind of heavy...
  • Making the ballot, Prop 114 would limit civil suits over criminal actions(AZ)

    09/13/2012 10:53:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    azdailysun.com ^ | 13 September, 2012 | NA
    PHOENIX -- Eight years ago, a Tucson man suspected of stealing a bottle of lotion was asphyxiated by a security guard. Now that incident -- and the legal fight over liability -- is spilling over to the ballot. Proposition 114 would alter two provisions of the Arizona Constitution that prohibit the Legislature from limiting the right of individuals to sue for damages. The sections would remain, but with a new exception: It would not apply to someone who is injured while engaged in a felony, attempting to commit one or even fleeing. "If someone breaks into a home and gets...
  • REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    09/13/2012 10:44:29 AM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-13-2012 | Adam Kredo
    REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines Marine blogs say U.S. embassy did not authorize service members to carry ammo U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”...
  • Obama Admin Transferred 3,000 Detainees to Afghan Gov't Control Day Before 9/11

    09/13/2012 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Scott Katz
    The U.S. formally transferred control of its largest prison to the Afghans in a ceremony Monday at Bagram airbase north of Kabul. The Obama Administration agreed in March to cede control of Bagram, also known as the Parwan Detention Facility, well ahead of the 2014 deadline, at the insistence of President Hamid Karzai, in a deal to help our “partner in peace” politically. "We are telling the Afghan president and the Afghan people that today is a proud day," said Afghan army Gen. Ghulam Farouk, who now heads the prison. General John Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan wasn’t quite...
  • Controversial Billboard Message Now On Bumper Stickers

    09/13/2012 9:00:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 13 Sep 2012
    DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – A North Texas billboard that garnered national attention for its election message, is expanding from the side of local highway, to highways across the nation. It’s moved off the board to bumper stickers, and even t-shirts, after reports about the ad spread across the internet. “There was a guy called from Tennessee, one from San Diego, one from Oklahoma,” said Tom Schad, the Gainesville man who originally paid for the ad along I-35. The sign, inspired by an email, shows two camouflaged, armed men, and references the Navy Seals removal of a threat to America....
  • Obama and Infanticide : The media still insist on defending his votes in favor of infanticide

    09/13/2012 5:08:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The media, this time the Washington Post, are again tackling the issue of Obama’s opposition, as a state legislator, to a bill protecting infants who survive abortions.Obama and his apologists gave several excuses for his position during his 2004 senatorial and 2008 presidential campaigns, and continue to do so now. They said he opposed it because the law already protected these infants — a claim the Post’s Michael Dobbs fell for in his 2008 “fact check” on this subject. They said he opposed it because the law lacked a clause clarifying that it did not protect fetuses within the...
  • Concealed-carry meeting set for Thursday night in Marion(IL)

    09/13/2012 5:08:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    thesouthern.com ^ | 12 September, 2012 | NA
    MARION – A meeting set for Thursday in Marion will update gun owners about new efforts to pass concealed-carry legislation in Illinois, as well as a pending lawsuit aimed at getting rid of anti-gun laws. State Sen. Gary Forby, D-Benton, will be hosting the meeting set for 8 p.m. in the Operators Local 318 office, located at 3310 Water Tower in Marion. Todd Vandermyde, a state lobbyist with the National Rifle Association, is scheduled to speak. The meeting is open to the public. “I am confident that we will be able to pass a concealed-carry bill in the Senate during...
  • Recoil: the Comedy of Errors Grows Worse(Zumboed)

    09/13/2012 4:53:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    kitup.military.com ^ | 12 September, 2012 | David Reeder
    If you’re following the ongoing debacle that is Recoil, you’ll love this next bit: the recent statement from Joe Galloway is now officially not the official Recoil stance. If you’re unaware, Mr. Galloway sent out a message that basically said, “We’re sticking to the editor’s apology. If you don’t like it, piss off. Other people will buy our magazine.” It was, in fact, so condescending and arrogant that I called his office -and that of Jerry Tsai – to confirm it wasn’t bogus. I couldn’t believe his message reflected their official response. Maybe it’s an internet troll trying to make...
  • ATF creating ‘legal’ injustice for FFL fighting revocation

    09/13/2012 4:36:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 12 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    By improperly causing a hearing to be removed from the court calendar, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives prevented a Federal Firearms Licensee from seeking discovery crucial to its case for a scheduled revocation hearing, a motion filed on behalf of Brink’s, Incorporated, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas at Dallas asserted Monday. Requesting either “to reinstate [the court] hearing date or, in the alternative, to reschedule [the] FFL revocation hearing,” the motion points out it “serves as Brink’s only opportunity to obtain discovery for the purposes of defending its license.” This...
  • Morsi says Egyptians reject 'unlawful acts'(tells 0bama to end Free Speech)

    09/13/2012 4:05:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 9/13/12
    Morsi, who was making his first visit to the West, also harshly criticized the film. "We condemn strongly ... all those who launch such provocations and who stand behind that hatred," Morsi said, adding that he had asked Obama "to put an end to such behavior
  • Is This Obama’s Chicago Swan?

    09/13/2012 3:16:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Power Line ^ | 9-12-12 | Steven Hayward
    Everyone is by now familiar with Nassim Taleb’s idea of low probability, high impact “black swan” events that come seemingly out of nowhere to disrupt the world as we know it. The events of the last 48 hours look like they might be Obama’s black swan, except that we can’t say “black swan” and “Obama” in the same sentence because that would be, you know. . . racist or something. So I’ll call it a “Chicago swan” instead, especially given the salience of the Chicago teachers’ strike. Wait, what’s that? I can’t say “Chicago” either? Anyway, it is interesting that...
  • Obama caves to Romney, embraces free speech for critics of Islam

    09/13/2012 12:22:41 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday, asserting in a CBS interview that he supports Americans’ right to criticize Islam, following almost 18 hours of determined condemnation from Team Romney and damaging news from Egypt and Libya. “We believe in the First Amendment,” Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft during an interview arranged days earlier. “It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind,” he said, according to a transcript narrated by White House...