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  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • The Solution to our Nation’s ‘Gun Problem’

    12/17/2012 6:44:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | December 15, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    Killing people is a moral problem not a societal problem. There are few people who want to talk about morality these days. It’s no wonder that there are no longer any moral taboos. What was considered immoral 40 years ago is being made formally legal today by voters, legislators, and our courts. I believe there is a relationship between “defining deviancy down” and an increase in the disregard for other people. An uptick in ‘Moral Misfits‘ is the result. The usual suspects are out in force calling for additional gun-control measures. School children are most vulnerable to gun violence. They...
  • CIA: Pollard's life sentence due to ‘Post’ interview

    12/17/2012 6:39:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/17/12 | Gil Hoffman
    Declassified CIA damage assessment of Jonathan Pollard case says he violated plea bargain terms by giving interview to 'Post.' Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard received a life sentence because he violated a plea agreement he had signed, by giving an unauthorized interview to The Jerusalem Post, according to the newly declassified 1987 CIA damage assessment of the Pollard case, published Friday by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Judge Aubrey Robinson sentenced Pollard to life in prison in March 1987 despite a plea agreement in which Pollard agreed to cooperate with the investigation against him, in return for a...
  • Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help

    12/17/2012 6:26:23 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-17-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help By Michael snyderDecember 17, 2012 What in the world is happening to America? I have written many articles about how society is crumbling right in front of our eyes, but now it is getting to the point where people are going to be afraid to go to school or go shopping at the mall. Just consider what has happened over the past week. Adam Lanza savagely murdered 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 42-year-old Marcus Gurrola threatened to shoot...
  • Iranian State Press Praises Likely Obama Defense Nominee as 'Anti-Israel'

    12/17/2012 6:26:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Iranian state press, Press TV, is praising President Barack Obama's likely defense nominee as "anti-Israel," according to a piece published on the propaganda outlet's website. The piece is titled, "Obama expected to nominate anti-Israel Hagel as secretary of defense." The piece begins, "US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next Pentagon chief." Hagel has not yet been officially nominated for the defense secretary position, but all indicators suggest he's at the top of President Obama's list.
  • The Department of Illiteracy

    12/17/2012 6:19:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/14/2012 | Staff
    One of the tragic legacies of the Great Society is the violence inflicted upon the family as an institution. Through a series actions, calculated or not, the family has been devalued as the bedrock of civil society and replaced with the government acting in loco parentis for not only the children it comes into contact with but also for the parents. While we are all familiar with the incentives provided by the government to discourage marriage by women living in poverty through the provision of various allowances and services so long as they are unemployed and unmarried and have...
  • How to Stick it to Greedy Capitalists

    12/17/2012 5:59:44 AM PST · by econjack · 4 replies
    Daily Wealth ^ | 12/17/2012 | Dr. Steve Sjuggerud Dr. Steve Sjuggerud
    Governments in Europe and the U.S. have decided that bankers and investors need to be attacked... Last week, the European Union reached a deal with lawmakers to cap banker bonuses at twice their salaries. And we know that U.S. lawmakers plan to dramatically increase taxes on investors – by increasing taxes on dividends and capital gains. You've got to PUNISH those greedy bankers and investors... right? What good are they, right? But is that right? Consider this: Japan's government is going the opposite way... Japan's government is – God forbid – encouraging investment. Can you imagine such a thing?
  • An Honest Liberal Writes about Gun Control

    12/17/2012 5:49:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote earlier this month about an honest liberal who acknowledged the problems created by government dependency. Well, it happened again. First, some background.Like every other decent person, I was horrified and nauseated by the school shootings in Newton, Connecticut.Part of me wishes the guy hadn’t killed himself so that he could be slowly fed into a meat grinder.And my friends on the left will be happy to know that part of me, when I first learned about the murders, thought the world might be a better place if guns had never been invented.Sort of like my gut reaction about...
  • The deadliest school massacre in US history

    12/17/2012 5:43:25 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 27 replies
    Quartz.com ^ | Decmber 15, 2012 | Lenore Skenazy
    In the end there were 38 children dead at the school, two teachers and four other adults. I’m not talking about the horrific shooting in Connecticut today. I’m talking about the worst school murder in American history. It took place in Michigan, in 1927. A school board official, enraged at a tax increase to fund school construction, quietly planted explosives in Bath Township Elementary. Then, the day he was finally ready, he set off an inferno. When crowds rushed in to rescue the children, he drove up his shrapnel-filled car and detonated it, too, killing more people, including himself. And...
  • School 'gun free zones' are death traps

    Thirty-two thousand Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents, and the President sheds no tears for them. The deaths aren't on the news, and there is no call to "ban cars" to prevent the deaths. Over 100,000 Americans are killed each year by government-approved pharmaceuticals, yet we never see all those dead bodies on the evening news. The government's horror at Americans dying, it seems, is highly selective. Only people killed with certain kinds of things -- such as guns -- are "celebrated" by the federal government. As the recent Newtown, Conn. school shooting reminds us, criminals pay no...
  • Face a Cliff Now or a Chasm Later

    12/17/2012 5:34:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Terry Paulsen
    Thomas Jefferson warned us, "I, however, place economy among the first and most important Republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt... I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple." Nothing we face compares to the challenge our founding fathers faced in winning independence and forming a more perfect union, but reclaiming a "frugal and simple" government will take far more than replaying another version of Washington's "fiscal cliff" charade. Congress first put a limit on federal debt during...
  • Guns, Guns, Guns

    12/17/2012 5:28:46 AM PST · by arthurus · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 16 December 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...tragedies like the one that just happened take us back to the equally old question of whether individual liberty is a better defense against human evil than the entrenched organizations of government. Do we want a society run by the flower of chivalry, who commit atrocities according to a plan for a better society, or by peasants with machine guns? The flower of chivalry can promise us a utopian world without evil, but the peasant with a machine gun promises us that we can protect ourselves from evil when it comes calling. 1795 Springfield Muskets 1801 1813 12 It isn't...
  • 'Disturbing' Video Shows 'Brutal' Israeli Occupation

    12/17/2012 5:27:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    A new video shows the Palestinian Authority under Israeli "occupation." PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently accused Israel of "waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes" in Judea and Samaria. The photos speak for themselves. Video ......
  • Hevron Jews: Government Surrendered to Leftist Lawyers

    12/17/2012 5:20:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    The Jewish community of Hevron reacted, Monday, to the government's statement that it will evict the Jews of Beit Ezra by April 24th by saying, "It is very unfortunate that the government is surrendering, once again, to leftist bodies in the State Attorney's Office...." A community statement said the state was "...again adopting the position of Peace Now and again evicting Jews from a Jewish house in Hevron, while continuing to drag its heels regarding carrying out a reasonable and correct verdict of the appeals ...."
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 17-21, 2012

    12/17/2012 5:18:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | December 17-21,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Republicans Need to Reach Minorities

    12/17/2012 5:18:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    The biggest story of the past election was how President Obama’s team was able to get his interest groups to the polls and how correspondingly the Republicans feel behind on certain interest groups. It is clear Republican failed to capture the votes of Hispanics, Asians and other groups. So let’s take a look at where they are and what they need to do. To discover what happened one has to look at what the Republicans have been doing and why they failed to attract certain voters. The first and most important point is not that they have failed policies or...
  • Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms

    Gandhi is known around the world as the master of "nonviolence." And yet, in the face of being threatened with bullying attacks, even Gandhi directly advocated the use of violence in the defense of the innocent. Had Gandhi been alive today and witnessed the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary school, he would have advocated arming the principal and giving her a chance to protect innocent lives through the use of defensive violent action. Don't believe me? Read his own words... "I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise...
  • Now Hiring: Senate Intern / Registered Sex Offender / Illegal Alien

    12/17/2012 5:07:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 12/13/2012 | Grady Kerr
    Every politician chanted ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,’ this past election cycle. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was serious. So much so, his NJ office hired a promising 18 year-old intern named Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta. Trouble was, and allegedly much to the Senator’s surprise, Luis turned out to be a registered sex offender. He was also an “undocumented immigrant” (a.k.a. an Illegal Alien) living the American Dream. Luis was arrested on December 6th and may soon be deported back to Peru. Senator Menendez defended his office’s action stating Luis was recommended and vetted by his school for the internship, not the Senators...
  • Beware of Global Slowing

    12/17/2012 5:06:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Here are some thoughts and punches from my Facebook. Feel free to  punch back. Atrocity. Insanity. Utter tragedy. But, before the tragedy whores pounce, consider this: Guns are against the law there already. Why does anyone with a brain think more laws will help? And when more laws don't stop the next monster...then more laws! At some point, the compassionate might think to look beyond the statutory code.If government were as involved in producing bread as it is in delivering health care, we'd have serious cost and shortage problems, and progressive demands for a Single Baker policy.Just paid a traffic...
  • Asian Tigers Maul Obama and TPP – Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

    12/17/2012 4:57:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | December 11, 2012 | Staff
    On November 20, 2012 Asian nations gave President Barack Hussein Obama a finger in the eye. The meeting in Phnom Penn, Cambodia included 15 Asian nations, representing about half the world’s population. These nations informed the world of the creation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. That partnership excludes the United States. Meantime, Obama was in Cambodia selling Western snake oil: A noxious brew created behind closed doors in the bowels of the secretive Obama Administration. Titled grandly, the ‘Trans Pacific Partnership,” or TPP, could have been called Tales of Narnia and would have meant about as much to the...