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  • THE WASHINGTON TIMES Review of "The War on Guns:Arming yourself against gun control lies"

    08/30/2016 10:16:44 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | By: Joseph Greenlee
    In his new book, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” John Lott methodically dismantles one popular gun-control myth after another. It has been said that a lie told often enough becomes the truth, and a similar phenomenon is overwhelming the gun debate in America. Oft-repeated untruths have formed common beliefs that often sway the debate about firearms. Gun-control advocates have learned that their exaggerated claims are likely to go unchecked by a largely sympathetic media, allowing them to control the narrative and shape public opinion. What is more, as Mr. Lott explains, billionaire elitists like George...
  • Magnitude 7.1 earthquake in southern Japan

    04/15/2016 9:38:52 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 108 replies
    The quake was only 10km deep.
  • Donald Trump wants to deport all unauthorized immigrants and let the “really good” ones back in

    08/01/2015 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    Vox ^ | August 1st, 2015 | by Dara Lind and Javier Zarracina
    On Monday, I pointed out that a majority of Republican voters were to Donald Trump's right on immigration: Fully 63 percent of them wanted a plan to deport all unauthorized immigrants. On Thursday, Trump pretty much closed the gap, proposing to deport all 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently in the US and then let some select few return. From CNN (via Greg Sargent at the Washington Post): Trump said Wednesday in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that as president he would deport all undocumented immigrants and then allow the "good ones" to reenter the country through an "expedited process"...
  • ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

    02/24/2015 9:14:14 AM PST · by NRx · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Riyadh Mohammed
    While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned.
  • Obama To Allow "Moderate" Syrian Rebels Call In B-1B Bombers For Air Support

    02/19/2015 11:59:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 68 replies ^ | 2/17/15 | Tyler Durden/wsj
    While Obama desperately tries to stick to his now crushed "Nobel peace prize winner" image, by not succumbing to an all-out land war in the one nation where his progressive "pacifism" brought him fame (and according to some, the presidency), namely Iraq, the rest of militant, "interventionist" US foreign policy is rapidly starting to resemble that waged by the most brutally rabid, neo-con Republican leader. Case in point an absolute stunner reported minutes ago by the WSJ, according to which the White House has decided to provide pickup trucks equipped with mounted machine guns and radios for calling in U.S....
  • [Live thread: Hearing]2012 Benghazi Consulate Attack

    12/10/2014 7:01:23 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 27 replies ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | c-span
    Greg Starr, assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Steve Linick, inspector general with the State Department, testify before the House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.
  • Hot Air Comment registration is now open!

    04/24/2014 11:36:45 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 24, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    As of now, the books are open at Hot Air! Those who want to add their voices to our comment sections can now register to join our community. We’ll keep it open until 4 pm ET today. First read our Terms of Service, and if you agree, register through this link and follow the steps. Here are a few things to keep in mind. When you register, we will e-mail you a password. It may take a while (anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour or so, depending on the traffic this open registration creates) to get your...
  • [Live Thread] House Energy & Commerce Cmte.: Sec. Sebelius on ACA

    12/11/2013 6:55:22 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 44 replies ^ | December 11, 2013 | C-Span
    Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testifies on the implementation of the before the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Share your comments on Facebook and Twitter using #cspanchat. Witnesses: The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony) - See more at:
  • Why isn't the name Boston "Celtics" considered racist?

    10/19/2013 3:33:07 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 95 replies
    If the Redskins change their name, shouldn't the Celtics change their name to something like Chowderheads.

    07/22/2013 10:50:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/22/13 | Liz Klimas
    George Zimmerman has not been publicly seen since being acquitted of murder charges in the death of Travyon Martin. But local police in Sanford, Florida, say Zimmerman emerged last week when he actually rescued a person from an overturned truck.
  • 17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious

    06/14/2013 4:13:41 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/14/13 | Kim Bhasin
    Many big brands are intensely religious, even though consumers may not realize it. Most of the time, it comes from a devout founder passing his or her values on down the line. Some companies put their religion right out in the open, and are proud of their identities. Chick-fil-A is infamous for closing on Sundays, and In-N-Out puts Bible verses on its packaging. Interstate Batteries' mission statement states up front that it exists "to glorify God" while selling its products. Read more:
  • 8-Year-Old’s Letter to Romney Urges Him to Not Fire Big Bird

    10/05/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/5/12 | Melissa Knowles
    Romney had said, "I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS ... I like PBS, I love Big Bird ... but I am not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for." Cecelia and others were upset about potentially losing the long-running "Sesame Street" and other PBS shows. Cecelia's handwritten letter reads as follows: "I saw you on the debate last night and you said you would cut off PBS kids with Sesame Street on it. It was my favorite show on Earth. But now I'm 8 years old. When I grow up, I'm...
  • Dallas Pastor Dwayne Houston has tires stolen from Detroit church parking lot

    07/16/2012 3:53:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    July 16, 2012 (DETROIT) (WLS) -- A pastor got a big surprise during a weekend religious revival in Detroit. Someone stole the tires right off his car in a church parking lot. Pastor Dwayne Houston and his wife traveled from Dallas to attend a revival at a Detroit church. Just 30 minutes into the program, the pastor was told his tires and rims were missing. The thieves were so brazen they screwed the lug nuts back on the wheels before taking off with the brand new tires
  • First soda, now POPCORN: New York officials target nations favourite snack in obesity crackdown.

    06/13/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Health experts in New York want to widen the proposed ban on super-sized soda to include juices, milk shakes and even popcorn, it emerged today. Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to outlaw sugary drinks over 16 ounces (1 pint) in the city's restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theatres and sporting arenas. Now officials charged with deciding on whether it should come into force have suggested they would be in favour of incorporating other unhealthy snacks.
  • Wisconsin recall vote raises issues crucial to voters nationwide

    06/03/2012 7:30:23 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    The Seattle News ^ | 6/2/12 | Seattle Times News Services
    Emotions raw Go into Milwaukee, and it's easy to find discouraged voters who want Walker out. He doesn't understand, they say, that they only want help, not handouts. Greg Renden, a public defender, took a pay cut. He blames Walker for making an already dismal economy worse. "He's abdicated the role of trying to help people in need," Renden said. The splintering that started when Walker cut bargaining rights has seeped into other issues: austere budget choices; a voter-ID law; removal of a law that allowed people to seek punitive and compensatory damages in state court over employment discrimination; and...
  • White House acknowledges letter to Iran, mum on alleged call for direct talks

    01/18/2012 2:30:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 1/18/12 | AP/FoxNews
    Obama administration officials would not confirm whether President Obama called for direct talks with Iran, after an Iranian lawmaker claimed Wednesday that the president floated the proposal in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader. The White House acknowledged the letter and reiterated that the door remains open for Iran to return to international talks over its nuclear program. "It remains available to Iran to this day," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, adding that the U.S. position has not changed. But he did not confirm whether the president called for direct talks. The letter also warned...
  • 83 victims, family members seek $750M for ‘preventable’ Fort Hood tragedy

    11/11/2011 6:02:46 AM PST · by jpl · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday November 10, 2011 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Eighty-three victims and family members in the worst-ever mass shooting at a U.S. military installation are seeking $750 million in compensation from the Army, alleging that willful negligence enabled psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan to carry out a terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas. The administrative claims filed last week said the government had clear warnings that Hasan, who is scheduled to go on trial in March, posed a grave danger to the lives of soldiers and civilians.
  • Link to 9/11 hijackers found in Sarasota

    09/09/2011 6:12:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 9,2011 | ANTHONY SUMMERS AND DAN CHRISTENSEN
    Just two weeks before the 9/11 hijackers slammed into the Pentagon and World Trade Center, members of a Saudi family abruptly vacated their luxury home near Sarasota, leaving a brand new car in the driveway, a refrigerator full of food, fruit on the counter — and an open safe in a master bedroom. In the weeks to follow, law enforcement agents not only discovered the home was visited by vehicles used by the hijackers, but phone calls were linked between the home and those who carried out the death flights — including leader Mohamed Atta — in discoveries never before...
  • Cain beats Romney in TWT/Conservative Leadership Conference straw poll

    07/09/2011 9:14:08 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2011 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former corporation chieftain Herman Cain edged out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in The Washington Times/Conservative Leadership Conference straw poll in Henderson, Nev., on Saturday.
  • Pelosi hospitalised in Rome after feeling unwell

    03/21/2011 7:14:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 117 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/21/11 | ??
    US Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalised on Monday after feeling unwell during a visit to Rome, Italian news agencies said. Pelosi, in Italy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Italian nation, was scheduled to meet with Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa and Gianfranco Fini, head of the lower house of parliament, when she felt "slightly unwell." comment.
  • Bill allowing owners, employees to defend businesses wins Oklahoma House panel approval.

    02/21/2011 11:01:11 AM PST · by Angelus · 7 replies ^ | February 15, 2011 | Michael Mcnutt
    A House panel unanimously approved a measure that would allow business owners, managers or employees to defend themselves when they have a reasonable fear they face death or great bodily harm. Rep. Steve Vaughan, R-Ponca City, said he filed the measure partly because of the publicity over a pharmacist being charged with first-degree murder after shooting a masked robber six times in May 2009 inside an Oklahoma City pharmacy. Vaughan said his measure, House Bill 1439, is patterned after Oklahoma’s Make My Day Law, which allows a homeowner to use deadly force against someone who has unlawfully and forcibly entered...
  • Oakland 2nd Graders Reportedly Engage In Sex Acts, Teacher Suspended

    01/21/2011 5:36:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 120 replies
    KCBS ^ | 1/21/11
    A teacher at Oakland’s Markham Elementary School has been suspended indefinitely after school officials said a pair of second-graders performed sex acts on each other in class – with the teacher present. “I think everyone is taken aback over this shocking incident,” Troy Flint, the spokesman for the Oakland Unified School District, told CBS 5 on Thursday. “Of course, it is hard to understand how that could have occurred.” Flint said the sex acts incident was one of two separate cases under investigation involving the teacher; both incidents occurred last week in the same classroom but he said they didn’t...
  • The Obama Debt Tracker - more than $3 trillion of new national debt in 21 months

    10/18/2010 12:21:39 PM PDT · by jpl · 5 replies
    The United States Department of the Treasury ^ | Monday October 18, 2010 | The United States Department of the Treasury
    Since President Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated into office a bit less than 21 months ago, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid have increased the total combined national debt by more than three trillion dollars: Date                   Debt Held by the Public         Intragovernmental Holdings   Total Public Debt Outstanding 01/20/2009         6,307,310,739,681.66         4,319,566,309,231.42         10,626,877,048,913.08 10/18/2010         9,059,271,396,291.56         4,606,655,246,964.40         13,665,926,643,255.96 In this time period, the debt has increased precisely...
  • Another Palin Hit Job: Newsweek Cover Claims Former Alaska Governor 'Bad News' for Everybody

    11/14/2009 9:30:49 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 195 replies · 5,972+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 13, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Sarah Palin's new book "Going Rogue" is set for release on Nov. 17 and with that will likely come a media blitz of epic proportions. However, based on the cover of the Nov. 23 issue of Newsweek, someone felt a response was warranted. The wizards of smart at Newsweek took an image from a shoot of Palin that originally appeared in Runner's World magazine for the cover and splashed the headlines, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?" and "She's Bad News for the GOP - and For Everybody Else, Too." ...more (with bare-legged Palin cover)...
  • Ban on masks upsets Iraqi interpreters [Troop Endangerment]

    11/18/2008 7:20:35 PM PST · by Avoiding_Sulla · 16 replies · 643+ views
    The Washington Post by way of The News Tribune ^ | November 17th, 2008 | Ernesto Londono
    BAGHDAD – The U.S. military has barred Iraqi interpreters working with American troops in Baghdad from wearing ski masks to disguise themselves, prompting some to resign and others to bare their faces even though they fear it could get them killed. --snip-- “The terps are the number one wanted here,” said A.J., a 36-year-old military interpreter, using the shorthand for his profession. “More than the Americans. More than anyone.” --snip-- U.S. military officials said they began to enforce the mask ban in September. “We are a professional Army and professional units don’t conceal their identity by wearing masks,” Lt. Col....
  • Memorial service scheduled for Obama's grandmother

    11/14/2008 5:39:08 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 92 replies · 2,213+ views ^ | Updated: Nov 12, 2008 04:57 PM EST |
    HONOLULU (KHNL) - A memorial service for President-elect Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu Friday. The service, which is open to the public, will begin at 5:00 p.m. but the Obama family will not be in attendance. Obama's campaign says the president-elect will visit Hawaii in December to honor his grandmother, who helped raise him in Honolulu and died two nights before the election. Campaign officials have not specified when Obama will make the trip. Dunham's husband, Stanley Dunham, who fought in World War II, was buried...
  • FR Server Update via JimRob

    09/22/2008 4:30:19 PM PDT · by tomkat · 17 replies · 154+ views
    but an informed one :-) ^ | another damned vanity
    A bit of info for the curious at this post.
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • American al-Qaida member threatens more attacks on United States (is this a new tape)(dork alert)!!

    10/22/2007 9:12:59 PM PDT · by The Illuminatus · 25 replies · 36+ views ^ | 10/22/07 |
    Does anyone know if this is a new tape. If it is , is this not news worth ???? On a side note. anyone think these fires in CA, could be terrorist related? Sorry if i did this wrong I'M a NUBE Save a seal Club a Liberal!!
  • Scared Silent

    08/14/2007 7:41:55 PM PDT · by Paige · 1 replies · 359+ views
    Focal Point USA ^ | August 14, 2007 | Rich Carroll
    Some journeys take longer than others. Americans are in a pivotal journey which began 230 years ago when our forefathers started from scratch and made us the envy of every nation on Earth. Americans met every challenge and threat head-on with a conviction our courage was manifested from faith in God. And then we became lazy and preoccupied with the minutia of electronics and entertainment hysteria. We took our eye off the ball. We began making excuses,camouflaged by invented words to reduce the sting of cowardice. We failed to honor and maintain the standards our founders strove for and died...
  • Tony Snow: Previous presidency hurt terrorism fight

    09/28/2006 5:55:22 AM PDT · by excludethis · 112 replies · 3,139+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Sep 28, 2006 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON - The White House took a swipe at former President Clinton on Wednesday, just days after he accused President Bush of doing “nothing” to catch Osama bin Laden before Sept. 11. White House press secretary Tony Snow told reporters that Clinton spent his presidency “dramatically” slashing military and intelligence assets that are vital to fighting global terrorism. “Even with the buildup since September 11th, we are only now beginning to achieve the same sort of levels that we had — in terms of intelligence assets — that we had at the beginning of the Clinton administration,” Snow said. Last...
  • Hillary gets the Catholic out of Catholic college

    05/01/2005 5:24:11 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 14 replies · 413+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 4/30/05 | Staff
    Saturday, April 30, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RODHAM WATCH Hillary gets the Catholic out of Catholic college School's invitation to pro-abortion senator prompts archdiocese to cease relationship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: April 30, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 A college has been stripped of its status as a Catholic institution because it invited pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., to give its commencement address and receive an honorary degree. The decision Thursday by the Archdiocese of New York to end its relationship with Marymount Manhattan College marks the fourth time since the late Pope John Paul II issued Ex Corde Ecclesiae –...
  • As Border Tightens, Growers SeeThreat to 'Winter Salad Bowl'

    03/11/2005 2:06:08 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 126 replies · 3,812+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 11, 2005 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    PAGE ONE advertisement Crucial Ingredient As Border Tightens, Growers See Threat to 'Winter Salad Bowl' Yuma, Ariz., Relies on Muscle From Illegal Immigrants; Security vs. Economics A Job Americans Won't Do By MIRIAM JORDAN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL March 11, 2005; Page A1 YUMA, Ariz. -- Shortly before Thanksgiving last year, Tom Nassif did something few law-abiding citizens would ever think to do: He called the U.S. Border Patrol here and suggested agents stop manning a highway checkpoint intended to keep illegal immigrants out of the country. A former U.S. ambassador and currently the president of a...

    02/04/2004 9:55:06 AM PST · by OPS4 · 16 replies · 331+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Feb 9 2004 | Michael Isicoff
    Feb. 9 issue - John Kerry needed cash, and soon. In July 1996 the Massachusetts senator was locked in a tough re-election fight, so he was more than happy to help when he heard that a generous potential contributor wanted to visit his Capitol Hill office. The donor was Johnny Chung, a glad-handing Taiwanese-American entrepreneur. Chung brought along some friends, including a Hong Kong businesswoman named Liu Chaoying.
  • Zimbabwe -- Ari Ben-Menashe drags CIA into Tsvangirai trial

    02/06/2003 4:33:48 AM PST · by Clive · 7 replies · 160+ views
    THE star prosecution witness in the treason trial of Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said yesterday he suspected a man implicated in an alleged plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe was a US agent. Ari Ben-Menashe, a Canadian-based political consultant, told the High Court that a man named Edward Simms from a group dubbed "Team America" took part in a videotaped meeting with Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Ben-Menashe said he believed the term "Team America" was a code name for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Tsvangirai and two MDC colleagues face the death sentence if convicted...