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  • GOP proposes smaller, $24B Sandy aid package

    12/20/2012 7:07:56 AM PST · by upchuck · 6 replies
    Ass Press ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | ANDREW MIGA
    The GOP alternative bill would provide more than enough money to pay for immediate recovery efforts through the spring. Republicans complain that the $60.4 billion Democratic bill being debated in the Senate is larded with money for projects unrelated to damage from the late October storm, which battered the Atlantic coastline from North Carolina to Maine. The Republican version does not include $13 billion Democrats want for projects to protect against future storms, including fortification of mass transit systems in the Northeast and protecting vulnerable seaside areas by building jetties against storm surges. Republicans said however worthy such projects may...
  • NY Stock Exchange Being Bought For $8.2B By Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange

    12/20/2012 7:00:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/20/2012 | Mark Memmott
    <p>The New York Stock Exchange will be acquired by IntercontinentalExchange of Atlanta in a deal valued at about $8.2 billion, the two rivals confirmed Thursday morning.</p> <p>In matching press releases, they say the sale "combines two leading exchange groups to create a premier global exchange operator diversified across markets including agricultural and energy commodities, credit derivatives, equities and equity derivatives, foreign exchange and interest rates."</p>
  • Initial jobless claims climb 17,000 to seasonally adjusted 361,000 in the week ended Dec. 15

    12/20/2012 6:56:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 12/20/2012 | Steve Goldstein
    <p>First-time claims for unemployment benefits climbed 17,000 in the latest week, though to a level that suggests the U.S. labor market is continuing its steady but painfully slow improvement.</p> <p>The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time jobless claims rose to a seasonally adjusted 361,000 in the week ended Dec. 15, versus a slightly upwardly revised 344,000 in the prior week. That’s almost exactly in line with the MarketWatch-compiled economist consensus of 360,000.</p>
  • Our Sociopaths, Ourselves: What could have stopped Adam Lanza?

    12/20/2012 6:51:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/20/2012 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    The school shooting in Newtown was so horrific and heartbreaking that it is only natural to call out for whatever it takes to make sure nothing like it ever happens again. It is hard to disagree with those who are demanding stronger gun-control laws and better mental-health oversight of unstable people. But how workable are such measures — and how effective? And are we asking the right questions?The proposed gun-control legislation sponsored by California senator Dianne Feinstein sounds reasonable. But it is not clear that it would make a difference. It would stop the sale and manufacture of some...
  • Self-Righteous Starbucks Forced To Chug A Venti Of Greedy British Government

    12/20/2012 6:48:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/20/2012 | Kyle Smith
    It’s easy to chuckle at Starbucks’ tax troubles. The java merchant that has successfully enticed millions to pay for the privilege of hearing words like “barista” and “doppio” sprinkled over their morning jolt has made a specialty of offering a little dollop of sanctimony in every cup, promising to calm the conscience even as it raises the heartbeat. Shibboleths like “sustainable,” “fair trade” and “responsibly grown” seem to add value to its self-regarding clientele. Alas, Starbucks’ now-notorious “tax avoidance” policy in the United Kingdom proves that once you start chugging a Venti of self-righteousness, you may find yourself getting force-fed...
  • Grand Ayatollah Declares All Christian Women May be Raped

    12/20/2012 6:44:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is being reported a Syrian rebel declaration, but Ahmad Al Baghdadi Al Hassani is a Shiite Grand Ayatollah who hails from Iraq. He appears to be affiliated with some Syrian faction, but it’s unclear exactly which one, and has had his clashes with other Grand Ayatollahs. Grand Ayatollah Ahmad Al Baghdadi Al Hassani’s declaration that Christians are polytheists is not unprecedented, but it does serve as a reminder of how fragile even Dhimmi People of the Book status is. Jihadi leader Ahmad Al Baghdadi Al Hassani has spoken of Christians as polytheists and friends of the Zionists, in an...
  • Walmart not pulling gun after school shooting

    12/20/2012 6:39:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    wsbtv.com ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Richard Elliot
    Walmart, the world's largest retailer, announced it will not be pulling the type of weapon used in the Newtown school massacre off its shelves, while another major retailer announced it would. Walmart confirmed Tuesday that it does sell the Bushmaster Sporting Rifle at its stores and plans to continue to do so. "We have made no changes to the assortment of guns we sell in our stores," Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg said in a written statement.
  • Sheila Jackson Lee:Schools Need Steel Retractable Walls To Stop Attackers(U just can't fix stupid)

    12/20/2012 6:33:00 AM PST · by bestintxas · 109 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/19/2012
    KPFT 90.1 FM : Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat, Houston, is speaking out about tighter gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. This audio interview excerpt is from the KPFT 90.1 FM Local News at 4pm broadcast for Monday, December 17, 2012.
  • US Shooting Spurs Bulletproof Backpack Sales

    12/20/2012 6:29:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    US Shooting Spurs Bulletproof Backpack Sales Nervous parents are buying protective rucksacks for their children after last week's deadly Connecticut school shooting. Sales of bulletproof backpacks have soared in the days after the shootings of 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. One company, Amendment II, sells Avengers and Little Mermaid-themed bags for boys and girls respectively, with integrated protective armour inserts. "Sewn into the rear of the pack, you can always be confident that the armour hasn't been accidentally left at home and that you or your child are protected in case of the...
  • West Virginians protest Manchin’s gun rights betrayal

    12/20/2012 6:25:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Neil W. McCabe
    West Virginians plan to rally in front of the Charleston, W.V. offices of Sen. Joseph Manchin III (D-W.Va.) Dec. 22 in protest of his abandonment of the pro-gun rights positions he campaigned on in 2010 and 2012. “We are expecting 300 to 1,000 people to attend — it will be bigger than any of the events we held during the campaign,” said Keith T. Morgan, the president of the Charleston-based West Virginia Citizens Defense League. “We have received hundreds of RSVP’s through our Facebook page and tons of emails,” he said. “It is front page news here and we’ve gotten...
  • Americans seeking unemployment aid rises by 17,000

    12/20/2012 6:17:13 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    US News ^ | December 20, 2012 | PAUL WISEMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week by 17,000, reversing four weeks of declines. But the number of people seeking aid is consistent with a job market that continues to grow modestly. Unemployment claims rose the week of Dec. 15 to a seasonally adjusted 361,000 from a revised 344,000 the week before.
  • Final Q3 GDP Prints 3.1% - Government, Inventories Account For Half; Fixed Investment Negligible

    12/20/2012 6:16:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Moments ago the BEA released the final Q3 GDP number, which printed at 3.1%, up from the second GDP guesstimate 2.7% reported last month, the first 3%+ print since Q4 2011 when, just like today, everything was coming up roses and when growth was on the horizon. Sadly, just like then, reading between the lines reveals more of the same disappointing components, with nearly half of the entire 3.1% annualized growth being derived from Government (0.75) and Inventories (0.73%), combined adding 1.48% (more than in the second revision) of the 3.1% print. Annualized Personal Consumption as a portion of the...
  • JIM ROGERS: I'm A Gold Bull, But I Think Prices Will Tumble For A While Longer

    12/20/2012 6:16:13 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-20-2012 | Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani
    JIM ROGERS: I'm A Gold Bull, But I Think Prices Will Tumble For A While Longer Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani, CNBCDecember 20, 2012With gold prices being hammered in recent weeks, and trading near four-month lows on Wednesday, longtime gold bull Jim Rogers is sounding a word of caution, saying it's possible the correction in bullion may continue into the new year. "Just be careful, there're too many bulls, including me, but I'm very cautious," Rogers told CNBC. "Gold is having a correction— it's been correcting for 15-16 months now— which is normal in my view, and it's possible that [the] correction is...
  • The Fix is in: Hillary’s Benghazi Report (ARB) Blames Amb. Christopher Stevens

    12/20/2012 6:11:57 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    When government officials like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton self- investigate themselves in ‘internal’ ‘independent’ reviews the truth is always covered up and buried. While you were sleeping on Tuesday night the Obama-Clinton regime did just that when they released a 39-page, unclassified report, an Accountability Review Board (ARB), on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith, a computer expert. Straight out of the Clinton era cover-up playbook, everyone except Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, disgraced, philandering ex-CIA director David Petraeus...
  • The Fix is in (Part II): Hillary’s Benghazi cover-up

    12/20/2012 6:08:31 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Yesterday, John Bolton, President George W. Bush’s former U.N. ambassador, alleged that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concocted a “diplomatic illness”avoid testifying this week on the September 11 anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith, a computer expert. Over the weekend Clinton reportedly fainted and suffered a concussion. She continues to work from home (where she could also testify by a live feed). While it might sound callous to some people, there is very good reason for Ambassador Bolton’s skepticism considering the last time Hillary...
  • GDP SOARS PAST EXPECTATIONS, RISING 3.1 PERCENT

    12/20/2012 6:07:24 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-20-2012 | Matthew Boesler
    GDP SOARS PAST EXPECTATIONS, RISING 3.1 PERCENT Matthew BoeslerDecember 20, 2012 U.S. economic output rose 3.1 percent in Q3 versus consensus estimates of a 2.8 percent gain. An increase in nonfarm private inventories was one of the largest single drivers of growth, contributing 1.1 percentage points to the number. Personal consumption growth came in at 1.6 percent versus expectations of a 1.4 percent rise. Below, the full text from the BEA: Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 3.1...
  • When you do this, Sun-Tzu smiles (strategy and tactics)

    12/20/2012 6:01:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    In a minute, we'll give you four concrete steps you can take to preserve your guns and your gun rights -- and not coincidentally, make Sun-Tzu, the greatest of ancient strategists, smile. But first, an assessment of the position. We're under attack, but it's not unprecedented. It's just the usual suspects, taking delight in a crisis they won't let go to waste, frolicking in the bloody shirt. If you're young you haven't seen this before. If you're older, you saw it in the mid-nineties. A little older, you saw the 80s hysteria that led to the Hughes Amendment and the...
  • Shiller: Housing Hasn’t Necessarily Bottomed Yet

    12/20/2012 6:01:24 AM PST · by blam
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 12-20-12 | Cullen Roche
    Shiller: Housing Hasn’t Necessarily Bottomed Yet 12/20/2012 1:39 AM Cullen Roche In an interview on CNBC earlier today Robert Shiller provided his outlook for housing. Shiller says house prices haven’t necessarily bottomed yet. “A lot of people seem to think that if the market turns around, that means more of the same, meaning another big boom.” … “I don’t think [a boom] is in the cards. We might see home prices go up a little bit, you know, a little bit above inflation, maybe. Not likely that we’ll see a real boom.” “I’d like to people getting optimistic again. Not...
  • Leno: 'When Congress Talks About Plan B, The Rest of Us End Up With Plan F and U'

    12/20/2012 5:54:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Leno: 'When Congress Talks About Plan B, The Rest of Us End Up With Plan F and U' By Noel Sheppard Created 12/20/2012 - 8:08am Jay Leno said a really inconvenient truth about the fiscal cliff negotiations on NBC's Tonight Show Wednesday "John Boehner told Congress to prepare for plan B," Leno teased during his opening monologue. "You know what that means when Congress talks about plan B? The rest of us end up with plan F and U. Okay? That's the plan we get, F and U." Ain't that the truth? Leno followed this up by saying, "But, the...
  • What Is FedEx Telling Us About The Global Economy?

    12/20/2012 5:51:08 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 12-20-2012 | Cullen Roche
    What Is FedEx Telling Us About The Global Economy? 12/20/2012 3:04 AM Cullen Roche Everyone always thinks that Alcoa kicks off the earnings season, but I donÂ’t see it that way. The real earnings season kicks off with FedEx who usually reports well in advance of Alcoa and gives us a much more meaningful look into the state of the economy. So whatÂ’s the global bellwether telling us? Here are some of the key highlights from their earnings report yesterday and the conference call: â–  Guidance for the full-year was in-line with expectations after last quarterÂ’s big cut. That could...
  • San Jose man out of immigration jail for Christmas

    12/20/2012 5:47:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    San Mateo County Times ^ | 12/19/2012 | Joshua Melvin
    SAN FRANCISCO -- When Jesus Ruiz Diego, 26, woke up in San Jose on Wednesday morning he thought for a second that he had just dreamed about getting out of jail. But when he saw it was his aunt who had awaked him, not a guard, he knew he wouldn't have to face the horrible reality of a Christmas spent awaiting deportation in the Yuba County Jail. "And then I was like, 'It's real,' " he said Wednesday during a news conference in front of the San Francisco office of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whom he hopes will help in...
  • WA: Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill Welcomes Marijuana Smokers

    12/20/2012 5:43:54 AM PST · by Wolfie · 39 replies
    WA: Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill Welcomes Marijuana Smokers Washington state recently passed a ballot initiative that permits marijuana smokers the ability to smoke the drug in their homes legally. Frank Schnarr, the owner of Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill in Olympia, said that pot smokers can smoke in his establishment, according to Reuters. “I stay up at night,” he said. “I’m about to lose my business. So I’ve got to figure out some way to get people in here.” No one knows for sure if Schnarr is breaking the law by allowing his patrons to smoke marijuana at his...
  • "Obama Demands Gun Plan" (USA Today)

    12/20/2012 5:43:35 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 20 replies
    USA Commie Today ^ | 12/20/12 | Martha (big surprise) Moore
    The assault on the Bill Of Rights: A 1: Political Correctness A 2: underway -- SCOTUS opinion of "personal right" rendered meaningless by Ayers' puppet obozo A 3: A cop comes to your house/car and flashes a badge. Say "No" I dare ya. (yes, I would say No) A 4: Tell a cop he can't search your car. A 5: Tell a cop you had "2 beers" A 6: The cop shows up -- facts are irrelevant: He can lie until the cows come home - you are screwed A 7: See A 6 A 8: Irony. Those who torture...
  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed

    12/20/2012 4:46:17 AM PST · by yoe · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 18, 2012 | Brandon Darby
    The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled (“Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,”) is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.” In an apparent effort to restrict information to their populace, the Chinese government wrote of...
  • Who Will Pardon the Pardoner?

    12/20/2012 4:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    If there is one virtue voters had every reason to expect from Barack Obama, it is a strong sense of social justice. Yet somehow the one-time community organizer has dropped that ball when it comes to the exercise of his constitutional power to pardon individuals who have committed federal offenses. With only one sentence commutation and 22 pardons (for offenders who served their time), Obama has the lowest pardon rate of any modern president. This week Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz informed the Department of Justice that the president's pardon attorney, Ronald Rodgers, withheld information that could have led to...
  • Wrong answers for Newtown

    12/20/2012 4:42:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 dec 2012 | Steve Chapman
    The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he's trying to solve the crime. In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, the Renault approach is alive and well. The three suspects commonly cited are the purported danger of certain firearms, mentally ill individuals and modern forms of entertainment. They all make plausible culprits, until you look closely. The first is our old nemesis the "assault weapon." The Newtown...
  • Good Laws Will Never Abolish All Evil

    12/20/2012 4:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT IS REMARKABLE how confident so many people are that they know what causes – and just how to prevent – horrific massacres like Friday's bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. In a TV interview over the weekend, one observer insisted that the mass-murder in Newtown was all too predictable, given America's failure to implement an obvious and desperately overdue reform. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?" this individual demanded, showing no hint of uncertainty about exactly what needs to be fixed. Who was that? Was it Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
  • Tim Scott and Daniel Inouye Show a Better America

    12/20/2012 4:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    On Monday, the U.S. Senate got its newest member and lost its most senior member. The newest senator is South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott, whom Gov. Nikki Haley said she would appoint to fill the vacancy caused by the pending resignation of Jim DeMint. The most senior senator was Hawaii's Daniel Inouye, who died at 88 just a few hours after Haley's announcement. Much has been made of the fact that Scott will be the only black senator and the first black Republican senator since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, who was elected in 1966 and 1978. Haley noted that fact...
  • Piers Morgan Calls Pro-Gun Advocate 'Unbelievably Stupid,' 'Dangerous': 'You Shame Your Country'

    12/20/2012 4:05:58 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN's Piers Morgan has been on a rabid anti-gun rant since July's Aurora, Colorado, shootings that has gotten even more venomous after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. On Tuesday, he rudely and disgracefully tore into guest Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, calling him "an unbelievably stupid man" who's "dangerous," concluding the interview by saying, "You shame your country" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • One Night in Bangkok

    12/20/2012 4:00:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    BANGKOK -- Most of us can read about sex trafficking with a sense of detachment. It is only when we see its results up close that we are forced to confront the full extent of its horror. Nana Plaza is one of several "red light" districts in Bangkok. It is less than two blocks from my upscale hotel, but worlds away from it, a distance, you could say, separating Heaven from Hell. Girls -- and that's what many of them are -- wear almost nothing. They are there to please. My guide points out a three-story structure. "The higher you...
  • Thanks for the Gun, Stupid

    12/20/2012 3:51:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | John Ransom
    So I’m reading this email teaser from National Journal’s Influence Alley called Spending Cuts Added to Plan B that says: “In a bid to win more support for Republican House Speaker John Boehner's Plan B to cut taxes for everyone but millionaires, GOP leaders are adding a second bill that would reduce the deficit and avoid the sequester, a GOP leadership aide told the Alley.” So first I’m thinking “What tax cut?” Doesn’t a tax cut necessitate some sort of tax “cutting” action? The net result of the proposal is to increase taxes for some. If these guys worked on...
  • Gun Violence -- Let's Shift the Odds in Favor of the Good Guys!

    12/20/2012 3:37:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Larry Elder
    The unimaginable horror of Sandy Hook jumpstarts another "national conversation" about firearm violence. President Barack Obama, promising "meaningful action," said: "We will have to change. ... We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end." Let's examine four of the "commonsense" measures frequently proposed by "gun control advocates": One, closing the "gun show loophole." What gun show loophole? Restricted from selling at guns shows prior to 1986, a licensed dealer today requires a background check whether he sells guns at a store, a gun show or the back of his SUV. Two, banning "high-capacity" magazines. One of the firearms...
  • Al Queda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears

    12/20/2012 3:32:13 AM PST · by yinandyang · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | Khaled Oweis
    Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria, posing a dilemma for the opposition fighting to remove President Bashar al-Assad and making the West balk at military backing for the revolt. The rise of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, which the United States designated a terrorist organisation last week, could usher in a long and deadly confrontation with the West, and perhaps Israel. Inside Syria, the group is exploiting a widening sectarian rift to recruit Sunnis who saw themselves as disenfranchised by Assad's Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam...
  • France passes contentious budget, heavy on taxes

    12/20/2012 3:30:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 6:01 AM EST
    France’s parliament has passed a contentious budget for next year that includes a raft of new taxes aimed slashing the country’s deficit and putting it on the path to economic recovery. …
  • Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC branded 'incapable and chaotic'

    12/20/2012 3:07:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | December 19, 2012 | John Plunkett and Dan Sabbagh
    A scathing report into the BBC's handling of a shelved Newsnight exposé of Jimmy Savile revealed a culture of "suspicion and mistrust" at the corporation, riven by factions and in-fighting with "rigid management chains" that rendered it "completely incapable" of dealing with the scandal when it was exposed. One senior BBC executive resigned and another three were moved from their jobs following the publication of the 185-page report by Nick Pollard, the former head of Sky News. After a six-week inquiry that examined more than 10,000 emails and other documents and interviewed 19 people, at a cost of £2m, Pollard...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 20, 2012

    12/20/2012 2:51:43 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Egypt’s Mubarak taken to military hospital after fall

    12/20/2012 2:24:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 19 December 2012 - 22H11 | (AFP)
    Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was transferred on Wednesday to a military hospital almost a week after slipping and injuring himself in a prison shower, a security official said. Mubarak was taken by ambulance from Torah jail to the Maadi military hospital in Cairo under heavy police protection, the official said, adding that the former strongman was due to undergo a head scan. …
  • NRA sees rise in membership after Connecticut school shooting

    12/20/2012 2:00:42 AM PST · by South40 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2012 | James Rosen
    The National Rifle Association, while staying mostly quiet in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting in Connecticut, has registered an average of 8,000 new members a day since the tragedy, an NRA source told Fox News. While this broadly aligns with trends seen after similar incidents in the past, the surge in membership this time is said to dwarf past trends. The source, based on his access to an internal memo prepared by the organization’s membership division, said both the number of individual contributions to the NRA and their average amount have risen significantly in this period.
  • Star Senator search (Insiders: Kennedy Jr. best bet vs. Brown)

    12/20/2012 12:26:06 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/20/12 | Hillary Chabot
    Democrats seeking to convince the late Edward M. Kennedy’s son to join a special U.S. Senate election are moving to douse criticism that the Connecticut resident would be a Bay State interloper — pointing out that he owns a home on Cape Cod. “Obviously there will be people who question his ties, but he considers Massachusetts home,” said a source close to the Kennedy family. “He’s seriously considering it, and he would be the best candidate for the Democrats.” National Democrats ramped up their campaign to get 51-year-old Edward M. Kennedy Jr. to run yesterday. The Herald’s Truth Squad first...
  • Obese Killer Spared by Governor

    12/19/2012 11:04:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich granted clemency to 480-pound death row inmate Ronald Post, agreeing with the state parole board that Ronald Post's defense had been too poorly handled to put him to death. An obese killer on Ohio death row successfully petitioned for clemency, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Monday. The attorneys of Ronald Post, who was condemned to execution for the 1983 murder of a motel clerk, petitioned fro clemency on claims both that his original defense had been inadequate and that he could not be humanely put to death due to his size. Ohio Gov. John Kasich agreed...
  • World Bank fears fresh credit bubble in [Red] China on hot money flows

    12/19/2012 10:56:33 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/19/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    China and Asia’s tigers are roaring back to life and risk a fresh credit booms unless they can choke inflows of hot money, the World Bank has warned. The Far East has shaken off the deep downturn earlier this year and looks poised to drive a fresh cycle of global growth in 2013. “China appears to have bottomed out,” said the Bank in its regional report. Asia’s powerhouse economy will rebound with 8.4pc growth next year as credit stimulus and an infrastructure blitz by local governments gain traction, with knock-on effects through East Asia. The region as a whole will...
  • Flashback: Sen. Dianne Feinstein Has Conceal Carry Permit

    12/19/2012 10:43:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    After the deadly Aurora, Colorado shooting Feinstein criticized those who said responsible conceal carry permit holders could have stopped gunman James Holmes, saying "...and maybe you could have had a firefight and killed many more people. These are people in a theater." Opponents of the Assault Weapons Ban point to Feinstein’s hypocrisy on the issue, as the Senator herself said she obtained a concealed carry permit in California when she felt her life was threatened.
  • GOP declares victory in final New York Senate race

    12/19/2012 10:40:25 PM PST · by Arthurio · 1 replies
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge on Monday gave a long disputed victory to a Republican in an upstate Senate race, strengthening a bipartisan coalition that will run the chamber beginning Jan. 1. The decision in the 46th district, pending an appeal, gives Republicans a working majority of 32 votes, including Democratic Sen.-elect Simcha Felder. The Brooklyn Democrat has said he will vote with the GOP.
  • Free Speech Academics Rally Around Academic Who Wanted to Shut Down NRA Free Speech(NRA Terrorists)

    12/19/2012 10:33:01 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 19, 2012 | William A Jacobsen
    You’ve heard about Erik Loomis, the University of Rhode Island assistant professor of history who launched an almost psychotic, foul-mouthed Twitter tirade against the NRA, accusing it of being a terrorist organization, of complicity in and criminal culpability for murder, and a host of other invectives culminating in his wish to see Wayne LaPierre’s “head on a stick.” This is the same Loomis who laughed when Sarah Palin was smeared with the Gabby Giffords shooting because of an electoral map the insane Jared Loughner never even saw. He didn’t mind when the left-wing mob sought to destroy Palin over nothing....
  • Navy: Working Uniforms Extremely Flammable

    12/19/2012 10:31:27 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 48 replies
    Military.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | Cristina Silva
    If this sticky molten material came in contact with skin it would contribute to increased burn injury due to conductive energy transfer,” the report concluded. “The use of the NYCO material in an environment where there is potential for a flame or thermal threat is not recommended.” Sailors on ships are regularly exposed to the threat of fire, especially those working with or near planes or engines. The Navy removed its requirement that all uniforms be flame-resistant in 1996.
  • 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' [Lanza]

    12/19/2012 10:27:04 PM PST · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11:05 EST, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:51 EST, 19 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally and Rachel Quigley
    [Full Title] 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' as childhood barber recounts how he never spoke and just stared at floors The Sandy Hook gunman worshiped the devil and had an online page dedicated to Satan, a former classmate revealed, as his childhood barber recalls Adam Lanza never spoke and would stare at the floor every time he had his hair cut. He told CNN that Adam would never speak or even look at him any time he came in for a cut, which was every six weeks for years. Lanza's worshiping...
  • San Diegans prepare for Mayan doomsday: Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012

    12/19/2012 10:19:13 PM PST · by doug from upland · 50 replies
    10news.com ^ | 12-2012 | Zouves
    SAN DIEGO - With his gas mask on and machete in hand, Nikko Sanchez is ready for December 21. "It does possibly mean the end of the world," said Sanchez. "I do know about the Mayan calendar, I have done some research." The Mayan calendar only extends to December 21, 2012. Some people interpret that as a prediction for the end of the world on that date. "I've seen how horrific people can be when they really want to be," said Sanchez. Sanchez is a Gulf War veteran and he's ex-law enforcement. Now, he's a "prepper" -- prepared to survive...
  • Children could choose to die under new euthanasia law considered in Belgium

    12/19/2012 10:14:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:00 EST, 19 December 2012 | Matt Blake
    Proposals submitted to parliament by Socialist PartyThey are likely to be approved by other parties laterIncludes “incurably ill” minors “capable of discernment”Parliament also asked to include Alzheimer’s patientsBelgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer’s sufferers to seek permission to die. The proposed changes to the law were submitted to parliament on Tuesday by the Socialist party and are likely to be approved by other parties, although no date has yet been put forward for a parliamentary debate. “The idea is to update the law to take better account of...
  • Gun control saves lives (debunking that lie)

    12/19/2012 9:59:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    westnet ^ | 12-2012
    This information is taken from an excellent summary booklet put out by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership entitled "Will Gun Control Make You Safer?", issue number six in their "Gran'pa Jack" series of pamphlets. *** Gun Control Saves Lives New York City and Washington, D.C. are two of the most restrictive cities in the country with respect to gun control, yet they are also two of the least safest cities in the country. *** Criminals buy guns outside of the restrictive areas and bring them in illegally. Arlington, VA has a significantly lower crime rate than D.C., but...
  • US Army Seeks Death Penalty for Bales

    12/19/2012 9:57:51 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 24 replies
    Military.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE - The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March. The attack drew such angry protests that the U.S. temporarily halted combat operations in Afghanistan.