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  • Marriage Is A Private Matter That's None Of The Federal Government's Business

    12/11/2012 6:42:39 PM PST · by billflax · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/11/2012 | Bill Flax
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently opted for two cases pertaining to same-sex marriage. Windsor v. United States challenges the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Had Edith Windsor's deceased “spouse” been a man she would have been saved $363,000 in estate taxes. The other concerns the Ninth Circuit’s overturning Proposition 8; a successful ballot initiative which prevented same-sex marriage in California. Leave lawyering to lawyers, but when pendulums swing sometimes they return like wrecking balls smacking those who previously prodded the pendulum. Government, at least Washington, should not interfere in marriage. It has, sometimes at the insistence of those most adamantly...
  • Human Rights Day in Canada: from ‘never again’ to ‘til next time’

    12/11/2012 6:42:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-10-12 | Jonathon van Maren
    Today, as some of you may know, is celebrated worldwide as “Human Rights Day,” where politicians and leaders of all stripes and ideologies climb onto their bully pulpits and loudly endorse the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was first adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. One suspects, however, that the majority of these politicians have not read this Declaration—or at the very least, that this Declaration would undoubtedly fail miserably if voted upon today in the Canadian House of Commons. If you think I’m engaging in hyperbole, let’s take a look at the opening statement of...
  • 'Dehumanizing’ Gays? Scalia Defends His Views on Banning Gay Marriage During Princeton Speech

    12/11/2012 6:41:02 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • 526,421 family farms threatened by new death tax

    12/11/2012 6:29:48 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | | Paul Bedard
    New legislation that jumps the death tax to 55 percent of estates exceeding $1 million threatens 526,421 family farms, of about 25 percent of all farms in America. ... Farm values are largely tied up in non-liquid assets like land, buildings, and livestock. Many farm and ranch families would be forced to sell their assets to satisfy Washington Democrats' insatiable appetite for tax money. Up to 24 percent of America's farm and ranch families could be forced to hand over a large chunk of their heritage to the Internal Revenue Service when a family member dies. This would economically devastate...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-11-12

    12/11/2012 6:28:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Unhinged Chris Matthews Berates Conservative Guest 13 Times: 'Who's Paying Your Salary?'

    12/11/2012 6:19:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    An unhinged Chris Matthews on Tuesday berated a representative of Americans for Prosperity with the same question 13 times. Talking to Scott Hagerstrom, the Hardball anchor didn't seem to hear the answer, despite Hagerstrom repeating it over and over. Matthews fumed, "Well, who's paying your salary?" [See a montage video below. MP3 audio here.] A calm Hagerstrom appeared on the show to discuss the just-passed right-to-work law in Mighican. He explained, "I work for Americans for Prosperity...This is about freedom for everybody." Matthews repeated over and over: "Who's paying your salary?...No, but who's paying your salary to do it? Who's...
  • Reviewer Happy That Teen Favorite Bruno Is Singing About Having Cocaine-Fueled 'Gorilla' Sex

    12/11/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Washington Post music critic Allison Stewart is one of those people who can’t tolerate the idea that listeners under 16 might favor a singer who isn’t “edgy.” In her review of the second album from schoolgirl favorite Bruno Mars, Stewart complained, Mars has been too “vanilla,” too “edgeless,” too “mild to the point of being dead,” and hence he’s “too amiable to give these songs any real misogynistic bite.” But Stewart is pleased this is “not your mother’s Bruno Mars album,” since she can approve of a song with lyrics about getting drunk, snorting cocaine, and making love like zoo...
  • Gunmen break into St. Petersburg home and test mettle of parents with newborn, police say

    12/11/2012 6:00:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Peter Jamison
    ST. PETERSBURG — If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? Many people contemplate this question with commingled curiosity and fear. For Jeremy Reed and Anna Soto, the answer came early Sunday when a pair of violent men burst into the bedroom where they slept with their 7-day-old daughter. -------------------------------cut------------------------ By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto. He stepped outside and pointed the gun...
  • Sonia Sotomayor reveals that her husband brought a bag of Quaaludes to their wedding night

    12/11/2012 6:00:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/11/12
    She also told other unusually personal stories about her upbringing in the Bronx, like how she unknowingly brought her cousin to a drug den where he shot up heroin. Sotomayor went on to describe how her personal health battle with diabetes caused her to fear dying at a young age and, in turn, stopped her from having children. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told of these intimate stories about her upbringing in her memoir, titled 'My Beloved World', which is due to be released in January.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Will Be In Your Christmas Stocking? ~ 12 December 2012

    12/11/2012 6:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
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  • CAIR: Michigan Governor Urged Not to Sign Anti-Islam Legislation

    12/11/2012 5:56:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today announced that state legislator Dave Agema's anti-Islam bill, known officially as HB 4769, may pass this week during Michigan's lame duck legislative session. (The bill is currently on the legislative calendar.) CAIR-MI is calling on all people of conscience to urge Governor Snyder to veto the biased bill which is among those that seek to impose government-sanctioned discrimination on followers of a minority faith. TAKE ACTION NOW (Michigan residents only. If you know anyone in Michigan please forward this alert to them.) http://tinyurl.com/ContactGovSnyder Michigan State Representative Dave Agema (R-Grandville),...
  • Police: Conn. man posed as doctor to examine women

    12/11/2012 5:44:46 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Matt Stout
    A Connecticut man is in custody after police say he concocted a twisted scheme in which he lured women to his Salisbury beach home, told them he was a doctor and performed invasive exams — all while hidden cameras rolled. David E. Anderson, 44, was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail in Newburyport District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges, including possession of child pornography and four counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office. The Newtown, Conn., man is also accused of secretly videotaping underage girls at the Salisbury...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Metes Out Vigilante Justice

    12/11/2012 5:44:22 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 12/11/2012 | By Nicola Abé and Matthias Gebauer in Cairo
    During clashes with opponents of President Mohammed Morsi last Wednesday night, the Islamists took prisoners and tortured them with beatings. Eyewitness reports suggest that the police tolerated the attacks. The Islamists got hold of Mohammed Omar just as he was delivering bandages to a gas station where injured people were being treated. "You're an enemy of God!" they yelled at him. "There were five men. They beat me and dragged me away," says Omar, a computer expert who lives in Cairo. His face is bruised and his eyes are swollen shut, and his wrists are cut from the plastic cuffs...
  • Women in combat a really, really bad idea

    12/11/2012 5:41:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 83 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-7-12 | Bryan Fischer
    America's daughters should not be sent into combat. Period. Part of the reason is philosophical: we want to live in a nation where we expect men to use their strength to protect the women in their world, not the other way round. But there are immensely practical reasons as well. God simply did not design women to have the same size, upper body strength, or stamina as men. It's just plain stupid to ignore this biological fact of nature. The Washington Post, for instance, recently ran a story on the "throwing gap" between men and women, which has stubbornly persisted...
  • Former Sweetwater Cop Executed for Nine Murders

    12/11/2012 5:40:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | December 11, 2012
    A former Florida police officer was executed Tuesday night for the murder of nine people 26 years ago.
  • [18 Hypocrite] Dems Ask for Delay to Obamacare Med Device Tax They Voted for in the First Place

    12/11/2012 5:36:52 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | December 11, 2012 | John Kartch
    In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax. Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election. Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place. And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. Even in Washington DC, that shows a lot of gall. The signatories to the letter are...
  • Report sees middle class growing, Islamist terrorism subsiding by 2030

    12/11/2012 5:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Peter Finn
    By 2030, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population will not be impoverished and a politically powerful global middle class could total 3 billion people, up from 1 billion today. … These are among the findings of a quadrennial report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, by the National Intelligence Council, which reports to the U.S. director of national intelligence. … The world the council foresees is one in which the United States is no longer a uniquely dominant global power but remains preeminent because of its legacy strengths, its ability to form coalitions and...
  • North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

    12/11/2012 5:24:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics 8:07pm EST SEOUL (Reuters) - Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday in what it said was a bid to put a satellite into space. The North launched the rocket close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan. The launch, reported by South Korean media, was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry. Pyongyang says it is entitled to launch a satellite into space but critics say the rocket development is...
  • Scarborough: Conservative Media 'Destroying' Republican Party

    12/11/2012 5:23:54 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Larry O'Connor
    Joe Scarborough, MSNBC's "House Conservative," showed his desperation to please his liberal audience today on his 2nd place cable morning show "Morning Joe." Watch the video below to see the former Republican congressman explain that the conservative movement has lost its way thanks to "talk radio hosts and bloggers" who are "making tens of millions of dollars. They’re getting rich, and hey’re irrelevant." In the world according to Joe, major media companies throw millions of dollars to tv and radio hosts based on their LACK of significance. Scarborough spoke in shallow vagaries, in keeping with the show's grueling format which...
  • Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right - We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy

    12/11/2012 5:22:45 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-11-2012 | Mark Dow
    It's Time To Tell Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right And We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy Mark Dow, Behavioral MacroDec. 11, 2012, 2:07 PM URL Mark Dow is a proprietary trader and author of the blog Behavioral Macro. The U.S. Treasury this morning rid itself of the last piece of exposure it had to AIG, the insurer at the center of the 2008 financial crisis. Both the Fed and the U.S. Treasury intervened heavily during the crisis, with the ostensible objective of stabilizing the system and circuit-breaking the self-reinforcing fear that was already rippling...
  • Obama 'confident' GOP will relent on tax increases

    12/11/2012 5:18:39 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Obama 'confident' GOP will relent on tax increases Posted by CNN Political Unit (CNN) - With tax hikes and federal spending cuts only weeks away, President Barack Obama said he is 'optimistic' a deal will be met to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff and anticipates Republicans will not hold middle-class taxes 'hostage' in budget negotiations. "I remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill in this town that recognize our economy will be much better off; American families will be much better off if we get this done," the president said in an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC,...
  • Book Review: Glenn Beck's Agenda 21

    12/11/2012 5:18:04 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 December 2012 | Christian Gomez
    Agenda 21 - Glenn Beck, Harriet Parke, 2012 Book Review: Glenn Beck's Agenda 21 The New American 11 December 2012 Picture yourself living in a small cell in a tightly packed set of compounds divided from the rest of the world by a fence. Your every action is monitored. Your nourishment and water are carefully rationed and given only at designated times. The color of your uniform identifies your occupation. No you are not in prison, but rather the citizen of an all-powerful Republic that has replaced what was once the United States. This fenced set of compounds, located somewhere...
  • Stunner: California’s cap-and-trade on track to deliver 14% of promised revenue in first auction

    12/11/2012 5:17:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 11, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Just think — if Democrats win the midterm elections in 2014, we could see this kind of success on a national scale!  California has struggled with massive budget deficits for years, but the political class in Sacramento stumbled on the perfect solution to falling revenues and rising costs … soaking the business world to seize more capital for further spending.  The state held its first auction of cap-and-trade credits, and projected that businesses would spend a billion dollars in buying, er, vapor.  Those projections were just a teensy bit optimistic, as Bloomberg’s Steven Greenhut explains: In late November, the California Air...
  • California college student claims he was suspended for his politics, sues school

    12/11/2012 5:15:54 PM PST · by Nik Naym · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Maxim Lott
    <p>"A student at Fresno State University is suing his professors for allegedly putting him on disciplinary probation because of his politics, and he has video that he says proves his case."</p> <p>“I can’t think of a reason besides that they just don’t like conservatives, and just don’t like to answer questions on anything.”</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: A Baby For Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager: Delight for GWB & His wife Laura

    12/11/2012 4:50:12 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 16:27 EST, 11 December 2012
    She has become a hit on the Today Show with her warm on-air presence, but Jenna Bush Hager will be taking time off from the small screen to have her first child, MailOnline can reveal. The daughter of former President George W Bush is expecting a baby with her husband Henry Hager - and debuted her bump on the NBC show on Tuesday morning. The pretty blonde, 31, looked blooming as she showed off her fuller figure as she joined her twin sister Barbara at the UNICEF Snowflake ball in Manhattan last month. And as she returned to her New...
  • Fracking Can Help Fix the CO2 Problem

    12/11/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    ©2012 Reason ^ | December 10, 2012 | A. Barton Hinkle
    America’s carbon-dioxide emissions are actually falling. In fact, they have not been this low since 1992. And while no single factor can account for the entire shift, much of the credit goes to something environmentalists often detest: hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Among power sources, the worst source of CO2 emissions by far is coal. Natural gas generates half the CO2 per kilowatt-hour, and in the past few years natural gas has displaced coal to a remarkable degree. This year gas-fired electricity generation equaled coal-fired generation for the first time. According to the Energy Information Administration, that trend will continue as...
  • 75 Percent of Obama's Proposed Tax Hikes To Go Toward New Spending

    12/11/2012 4:35:28 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:04 AM, Dec 11, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Seventy-five percent of the new revenue pulled in by President Barack Obama's "fiscal cliff" plan would go toward new spending, not toward deficit reduction, the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee contends. Here's a chart, detailing how money from the new tax hikes would be distributed: According to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, $1.2 trillion of the proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes would go toward new spending, while only $400 billion would go toward deficit reduction. "The [president's] plan called for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, twice what the president asked for in the campaign....
  • Obama's Big Michigan Right-To-Work Lie: Lower Wages

    12/11/2012 4:27:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 11, 2012
    The president says right-to-work laws mean "the right to work for less money." So how does he explain the fact that incomes are up in RTW states while forced unionism is a proven job killer? Campaigning Monday in Michigan as it stood poised to become the nation's 24th right-to-work state, President Obama spoke the exact opposite of the truth to union workers at a Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in the birthplace of organized labor. "What we shouldn't be doing," he told the small crowd, "is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages. We don't want a...
  • Bill O'Reilly segment: Is there a growing anti-Christian bias in America? [War on Christmas]

    12/11/2012 4:19:33 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    BillOReilly.com ^ | Dec 7 | Bill O'Reilly
    Culture War Segment Is there a growing anti-Christian bias in America? Guests: Gretchen Carlson and Jeanine Pirro The Factor asked Culture Warriors Gretchen Carlson and Jeanine Pirro whether there is indeed a "war on Christmas." "We've always had nativity scenes and creches and menorahs," Pirro said, "but all of a sudden these things are being suppressed. Courts are saying that any identification of religion in any way is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment." Carlson complained about the tyranny of the minority. "We now listen to the 1% in society that feels this way. It's usually just one...
  • Turning Pull Into Push?

    12/11/2012 4:19:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 10 December 2012 | Adrian Cho
    Enlarge Image Up and away. Whereas a point charge is always attracted to an underlying surface, a sideways moving line of charge can be repelled, one physicist calculates. Credit: Primož R. Ribič, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012) It's textbook physics: An electric charge near the surface of a material gets pulled toward the surface. However, if the charge is spread out into the right shape and moves fast enough, that attraction becomes a repulsion, one physicist calculates. The odd finding could help physicists avoid unexpected effects when guiding beams of particles such as electrons. "At first I thought this was...
  • Graphic in national newspaper shows life-sized images of unborn babies next to abortion stats

    12/11/2012 4:16:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.11.2012 | Peter Baklinski
    ONTARIO, 11 December, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An illustrated graphic released by one of Canada’s leading national newspapers is being welcomed by pro-life activists after it showed life-sized illustrations of unborn children next to statistics about how many babies that age are being aborted. At 9-12 weeks, for instance, where 41.2 percent of babies are aborted, the image shows a small baby with already discernible toes, fingers and eyes. “I was absolutely thrilled to see a secular news source cover this,” Jonathon Van Maren, communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, told LifeSiteNews. The graphic provides a breakdown of...
  • President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

    12/11/2012 3:57:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year. "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals," Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters. "I don't think they'll do that," he said of Republicans forcing tax-rate increases for families earning $250,000 a year or less. The sign of optimism follows weeks of tense negotiations and...
  • $1M gift to help illegal immigrants at UC Berkeley

    12/11/2012 3:55:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/11/2012 | The Associated PressAssociated Press
    BERKELEY, Calif.—The University of California, Berkeley says a $1 million gift will help provide scholarships to nearly 200 students who are illegal immigrants
  • Obama: US recognizes Syria's main rebel group

    12/11/2012 3:48:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative" of its country's people Tuesday, deeming the move "a big step" in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad's embattled regime. Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council "is now inclusive enough" to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization.
  • Leftists Call to Disqualify Nationalists for 'Racism'

    12/11/2012 3:37:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arut Sheva ^ | 11/12/12 | Elad Benari
    A leftist party that is running in the elections for the next Knesset has asked the Central Election Committee to disqualify Michael Ben-Ari, Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir from running in the elections in the “Power to Israel” party. The party that filed the appeal, leftist Eldad Yaniv’s Eretz Hadasha (lit. New Country), said that the three are guilty of incitement, racism and violation of democracy. Eretz Hadasha is also calling to disqualify Likud candidates Miri Regev and Danny Danon. In the appeal, the Power to Israel members are called the "Flowers of Kahane" because of their support for the...
  • Black Dignity: What's the #1 Cause of Death?

    12/11/2012 3:36:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    blackdignity.org ^ | Dr. Alveda King, et al.
    We Are Being Targeted. Our People Are Dying! In America today, almost as many African-American children are aborted as are born. A black baby is three times more likely to be aborted as a white baby. Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent. Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
  • Livni: In Each Generation, Some Refuse to Give Up

    12/11/2012 3:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    Tzipi Livni lit Hanukkah candles Tuesday evening with activists from her new party.... “In every generation a group of people arise who do not give in, and who fight against every challenge, even if it is hard and the odds do not look good,” she said. “The group keeps fighting to bring the light.”
  • Which is evil: Guns or gun control?

    12/11/2012 3:27:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    communities.washingtontimes.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Frank Kacer
    CALIFORNIA December 10, 2012 – The tragedy of viciously taking another person’s life is always difficult to understand. But to appear noble and use these tragedies for ideological gain only cheapens the life that was lost. In the high profile murder/suicide case of Jovan Belcher of the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, the complex debate over gun control exploded on cue just like after the Aurora shooting incident (see my article here). To reduce the number of violent murders, the real culprit must be identified. If it’s purely a matter of a weapon’s existence, then severely limiting their availability or banning...
  • Lieberman: PA Tax Money Belongs to Israel

    12/11/2012 3:20:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    The taxes Israel collected for the Palestinian Authority but did not pass on should go to Israel anyway to cover the PA’s debts, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday, speaking at a Hanukkah event for Yisrael Beytenu party activists. “I hear they’re saying that Israel froze the Palestinians’ tax money. We didn’t freeze any Palestinian money,” he said. “To this point we paid 700 million shekels advance salaries for PA workers and we paid another 900 million when we absorbed the cost of water and electricity that the Palestinians were supposed to pay for but did not… What we’re doing...
  • China sacks officials over Golden Rice controversy

    12/11/2012 3:18:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 10 December 2012 | Jane Qiu
    Chinese families did not give consent for children to consume genetically modif[i]ed rice in the part US-funded study. China has sacked three officials for breaching Chinese laws and ethical regulations during a trial in which children were fed genetically modified rice. The trial’s legitimacy was questioned in August by the environmental group Greenpeace. A three-month investigation, led by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), culminated in the decision on 6 December to sack two members of the CDC’s own staff — Yin Shi’an, the principal investigator of the Chinese arm of the project, in Beijing, and Hu...
  • Is the U.S. Government Really A Spy Machine?

    12/11/2012 3:14:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Technology Review ^ | December 10, 2012 | Don Reisinger
    The role government plays in surveillance has long been a topic of debate. For years, we’ve heard stories of the U.S. government accessing data from citizens unbeknownst to them or those with whom they’re communicating. And time and again, privacy advocates argue that our rights are being violated. In a recent interview with Russia Times (RT), a former National Security Agency code breaker William Binney threw some more gas on the fire by saying that the U.S. government is currently in possession of all e-mails sent between citizens, and houses them for use at a later time. “The FBI has...
  • Concealed-carry in Illinois, at last

    12/11/2012 3:06:15 PM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 dec 2012 | Steve Chapman
    Illinois is the only state in the country that does not make some provision for ordinary citizens to carry concealed firearms. But not for long. Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state ban is unconstitutional because it violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It's a surprising decision, and it may not survive Supreme Court scrutiny. But it has forced state legislators, who have 180 days to draft a new conceal-carry law, to take the idea seriously -- something they have stubbornly refused to do. There is a strong anti-gun culture in Illinois, particularly...
  • Obama Hires 101 New Federal Employees A Day

    12/11/2012 3:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/11/12 | News Investors
  • GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him (Barf Alert!)

    12/11/2012 2:58:09 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Excite.com ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him Dec 11, 2:17 PM (ET) By CHARLES BABINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama's proposals to avoid a "fiscal cliff" come from the president himself, in comments he made months or years before his re-election. Stung by the GOP's midterm election gains in 2010, Obama took stands that differ from his current positions on raising tax rates, adjusting Social Security and other topics now dominating Washington as a Dec. 31 deadline nears. Sometimes gleefully, Republicans throw Obama's old words back at him. They portray...
  • UNION THUG Who Beat Steven Crowder ID’ed – His Name Is Tony Camargo (Updated)-Video

    12/11/2012 2:57:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 135 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/12 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The union official who sucker punched Steven Crowder today in Michigan has been identified. His name is Tony.</p>
  • Auto Bailout Loss Could Exceed $70 Billion

    12/11/2012 2:53:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/12 | Seton Motley
    Courtesy of the $83 billion auto bailout - on which we are already poised to lose more than $40 billion - the taxpayers are stuck with 26% stock ownership of General Motors (GM). It could get much worse. Judge Set to Rule on Case That Could Reverse Auto Bailout A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy.... At issue is a backroom deal hatched by GM to fulfill the Obama administration’s demand for a quick bankruptcy, draining the automaker of nearly all of...
  • Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work

    12/11/2012 2:43:48 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 5:03 PM (ET) | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement. Unswayed by Democrats' pleas and thousands of protesters inside and outside the state Capitol, the House approved two final bills, sending them on to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. One dealt with private sector workers, the other with government employees. Both measures cleared the Senate last week.
  • Westfield (MA) gives huge welcome to Wreaths Across America

    12/11/2012 2:34:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 1 replies
    “America will always be strong because of communities like Westfield,” Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, said while attending a special veterans’ memorial at Stanley Park on Tuesday. More than 200 city veterans, schoolchildren and residents attended the ceremony and welcomed Worcester and her entourage that included Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage, American Gold Star Mothers president Mary Beyers, retired Army Major Gen. Peter M. Aylward and eight tractor-trailers full of holiday wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. “My heart is full seeing all the children and others who turned out today,” said Worcester,...
  • Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt

    12/11/2012 2:30:16 PM PST · by Ron C. · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt's air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. But the $213...