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  • Matt Ridley: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change

    12/19/2012 2:04:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012 | Matt Ridley
    Evidence points to a further rise of just 1°C by 2100. The net effect on the planet may actually be beneficial Forget the Doha climate jamboree that ended earlier this month. The theological discussions in Qatar of the arcana of climate treaties are irrelevant. By far the most important debate about climate change is taking place among scientists, on the issue of climate sensitivity: How much warming will a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide actually produce? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has to pronounce its answer to this question in its Fifth Assessment Report next year. The general public...
  • State Dept. slams John Bolton for suggesting Clinton faked illness

    12/19/2012 2:03:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department on Tuesday slammed John Bolton, George W. Bush's controversial ambassador to the United Nations, after he accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of faking an illness to avoid testifying this week about the Benghazi attack. Bolton implied on Fox News on Monday night that Clinton lied about her illness to avoid saying anything potentially embarrassing that could come back to haunt her should she choose to run for president in 2016. The State Department put out a statement over the weekend from doctors at Mount Kisco Medical Group and George Washington University saying that Clinton “developed a...
  • We’re Going to be in a New Recession-John Williams

    12/19/2012 1:58:51 PM PST · by Errant · 9 replies
    USAWatchdog.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Greg Hunter
    Economist John Williams thinks the economy is in worse shape than most people think. In 2013, Williams predicts, “As this goes forward, you’re going to see we’re going to be in a new recession.” The Federal Reserve announced last week it is now printing a total of $85 billion every month to reduce unemployment and stimulate the economy. Williams says, “That’s nonsense. . . . There’s nothing they can do to stimulate the economy.” Williams has long contended the Fed is really just using the weak economy to continue to prop up the banking system. Williams says, “If the Fed...
  • Before Proposing More Gun Control, Take a Conceal Carry Permit Class

    12/19/2012 1:52:33 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 4 replies
    4 Your Country . ^ | 12/19/12 | 4 Your Country
    If you are passionate about the need for gun control, I recommend you take a Conceal Carry course to understand the mind of honest gun owners. The President is still Polling the issue to determine how far he can go on gun control while keeping conservative democrats in his 2014 coalition. I await the results of the Chicago team's micro segmenting "borg" to understand the systematic calculus we now define as leadership......
  • Obama Comes After The Guns

    12/19/2012 1:52:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, President Obama took to the podium to declare his unsurprising support for new, poorly-calibrated gun laws. His logic was simple: a horrific massacre occurred in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary, and we must try something. Anything. Well, not anything -- the same tried-and-true liberal gun control measures that have failed time and again.-snip-Obama explained what he wouldn’t really try: anything having to do with mental health (even though shooter Adam Lanza clearly suffered from mental health issues, as did the Gabby Giffords, Virginia Tech, and Aurora, Colorado shooters); anything having to do with the entertainment industry’s emphasis on...
  • Tzipi Livni Still Supports the Disengagement

    12/19/2012 1:50:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    "It is a scar, and it's part of my responsibility, but I still think it was the right move," stated Tzipi Livni, referring to the disengagement from Gaza. In 2006 the government forcibly removal of almost 8,000 Jewish civilians from the areas of Gush Katif. Livni is head of the HaTenua Party, and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs. She made the comments during a tour of the Gush Etzion region in Judea. ..."the goal is to leave the maximum number of people in their homes but not all will remain."
  • Soledad O’Brien vs. John Lott

    12/19/2012 1:46:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    Yesterday morning, Soledad O’Brien had on her CNN show economist John Lott, of More Guns, Less Crime fame (also an NRO contributor). As I’ve discussed before on NRO, O’Brien has a habit of bringing on conservative guests and then spitting out Democratic talking points under the glib guise of a non-partisan moderator calling them to account on the facts.But her encounter with Lott, the video of which you can view below, is a new low: Rather than parroting liberal arguments (which typically involve at least a few facts) in order to confront Lott’s arguments, she merely relates her bewildered sentiments...
  • Sen. Scott Brown says he now supports a federal ban on assault weapons

    12/19/2012 1:46:16 PM PST · by massmike · 48 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Robert Rizzuto
    Although he once said banning so-called assault weapons fell under the category of issues best left to the states, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told The Republican / MassLive.com in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he now supports federal action. Brown cited the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children, as the turning point in his stance on the issue. "What happened in Newtown where those children were subject to that level of violence is beyond my comprehension. As a state legislator in Massachusetts I supported an assault weapons ban thinking other states would follow suit....
  • Sir becomes Miss

    12/19/2012 1:46:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | December 2012
    A MALE primary school teacher stunned parents today after revealing he would return to classes after the Christmas holidays as a woman. Transsexual Nathan Upton, 32, will become Miss Lucy Meadows in the New Year following his sex change. Pupils at St Mary Magdalen’s Church of England school – motto: Reaching our potential together in Christ – have been informed about the schoolmaster’s “transition”. Parents said Nathan told children he had been “born with a girl’s brain in a boy’s body”.
  • ATF agent's personal weapon found at Mexican beauty queen cartel crime scene

    12/19/2012 1:42:22 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Mexican beauty queen Susana Flores Maria Gamez and four others died in a brutal gun battle between Sinaloa cartel members and the Mexican military in November. CBS News has learned that one weapon recovered from the area of the crime scene was originally purchased by federal agent George Gillett, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) manager who was faulted by the Inspector General in Operation Fast and Furious. Gillett was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of ATF Phoenix when Fast and Furious started. The recovered weapon is a so-called FN Herstal pistol nicknamed a "cop-killer" because of its designation...
  • Off-duty deputy praised for taking down gunman at Mayan 14 theater

    12/19/2012 1:40:45 PM PST · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    KENS5News ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gary Cooper
    The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is calling one of their own a hero after deputies say she stopped what could have been a disastrous shooting inside a south-side movie theater lobby. Jesus Garcia, 19, was at the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 at SW Military and I-35 on Sunday night. According to San Antonio police, he was upset over a recent breakup with his girlfriend. According to both police and deputies, Garcia called into his girlfriend's work at The China Garden restaurant and said he was going to shoot somebody. The restaurant is located outside the theater. At 9:30 p.m., Garcia...
  • UN Chief Condemns Jerusalem Homes as "Dangerous"

    12/19/2012 1:39:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned Wednesday the decision to build hundreds of homes in Jerusalem. At a meeting of the UN Security Council, Ban said he was "concerned" about the construction plans... He called upon Israel to "avoid this dangerous path."
  • Jewish Shepherds Rescue Stolen Sheep from Armed Men

    12/19/2012 1:33:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    Jewish shepherds rescued a group of stolen sheep who were taken by armed men from the PA Authority regions. Levi Zohar told Arutz Sheva news that infiltrators had cut through the fences to the the Sde Bar youth farm in the Gush Etzion region of Judea. The sheep were discovered in a cave about 15 kilometers away guarded by two armed men. The farmers chased them away with rocks and retrieved the sheep. .....
  • Time For Federal Gun Regulation

    12/19/2012 1:33:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Peace Team ^ | December 19, 2012
    <p>Those who argue that the 2nd Amendment grants unlimited gun ownership rights must also recognize it is a federal constitutional amendment. And for those able to read and comprehend a COMPLETE sentence in the English language, it was never intended to operate outside of a "well regulated militia." We must therefore institute reasonable gun regulation at the federal level, not leave it solely up to states to turn their territories into shooting galleries, and feed deadly weapons of mass murder to buyers from states with more sane and responsible laws.</p>
  • Former NFL QB Jon Kitna finds ‘gold mine’ at a school where other teachers only saw problems

    12/19/2012 1:30:40 PM PST · by DFG · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/19/12 | Les Carpenter
    Before he left the Dallas Cowboys to come home again, Jon Kitna had one request of the two principals who run Lincoln High School: Give me your worst students. The other teachers told him to stop. This was last February and it was going to be hard enough to teach three algebra classes in the middle of a semester. He was two months gone from an NFL career that went for 16 years, after all. Yes, this was his old high school, the one where he was a star quarterback in the early 1990s, but didn’t the new football coach...
  • Petition to withdraw from the Outer Space Treaty, claim the moon as American territory

    12/19/2012 1:30:07 PM PST · by Marcus · 17 replies
    White House 'We the People' Petition site ^ | December 19, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Withdrawing from the Outer Space Treaty and claiming the moon as sovereign American territory would allow the United States to sell land parcels and mineral rights on Earth’s nearest neighbor. The moon is filled with natural resources, including platinum, water (useful for creating rocket fuel and for sustaining space settlers) and helium 3, a substance that does not exist in nature on Earth that could be used to fuel limitless and clean fusion energy. The proceeds of selling pieces of the moon could be used to retire part of the national debt. The United States will need to defend its...
  • Biden 2008: If Obama ‘tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem’

    12/19/2012 1:20:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Biden 2008: If Obama ‘tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem’ December 19, 2012 | 11:56 am | Modified: December 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm Vice President Joe Biden is expected to lead the White House task force to examine more gun control legislation, but back in 2008 he did everything he could to convince voters that his running mate supported the Second Amendment. “I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” Biden said to voters during a campaign stop in Castlewood, Virginia on September 20. “Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re...
  • Charges Filed In Cheeseburger Rage Incident

    12/19/2012 1:18:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 19, 2012
    A Pennsylvania man has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct for his alleged rampage last month at McDonald’s, a meltdown reportedly triggered when his drive-thru order contained a hamburger with an unwanted piece of cheese.
  • Diary of a Sociopath

    12/19/2012 1:16:20 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 57 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | 12/19/2012 | By Lazamataz
    Jan 18, 2013: I cannot take people any more. They are all so evil. I need to slaughter 100's of them. How shall I do it? Well, I could use gasoline, and block entrances to a building. I could concoct some form of poisonous gas and introduce it into a ventilation system. I could create an explosive and collapse a building. No, none of those ways are too good. I think I must use a firearm. Jan 18, 2013: I purchased my firearm. It looks very scary, and it is black. It is a rifle. Now to purchase hi-capacity magazines....
  • Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits (PHOTOS)

    12/19/2012 1:07:11 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 19 December, 2012, | Yakov Andreev
    Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. ­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. ... The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, and the record cold temperatures are expected to linger for at least three more days. Thermometers in Siberia touched -50 degrees Celsius, which is also abnormal for...