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  • How Obama’s Policies Led to Benghazigate

    12/28/2012 5:41:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 28, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    It took some 22 hours for American help to arrive in Benghazi after all the t’s had been crossed and the i’s had been dotted, and the body of America’s ambassador to Libya had been dragged through the streets by “rescuers” stopping along the way to pose for cell phone pictures with his corpse. By way of comparison it takes about 16 hours for a boatload of Libyan illegal immigrants to row to the Italian island of Lampedusa. Support for the Americans under fire in Libya would have arrived sooner if a few former members of the Harvard Rowing Team...
  • Hurricane Sandy Hamas Relief

    12/28/2012 5:39:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 28, 2012 | Joe Kaufman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Hurricane Sandy Hamas ReliefPosted By Joe Kaufman On December 28, 2012 @ 12:34 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The clean-up effort is still underway in the northeast, where Hurricane Sandy unleashed its imprint of death and destruction. A number of highly-rated charitable organizations have sent out relief workers to the area to help with things like food, clothing, shelter and medical treatment. Yet another group, ICNA Relief, is in town claiming to assist in the effort and asking for donations. Their donations have reached terror-related groups in the past, so their motives...
  • Minneapolis: R.T. Rybak won't seek fourth term as mayor

    12/28/2012 5:36:57 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-28-12 | Brian Bakst
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said Thursday he won't seek a fourth term as leader of Minnesota's largest city, creating the first open race for the office in two decades. Rybak's announcement came less than a year before voters in the city of almost 400,000 will choose a new mayor. Several potential candidates had been waiting on Rybak to make a decision before declaring whether they would run, and the field is likely to be large. The decision also should ramp up speculation about Rybak's next political move. The 57-year-old Democrat has been mentioned as a possible addition to President Barack...
  • (FM Avigdor) Lieberman on Abbas' Threat: Please Quit, We Can't Wait

    12/28/2012 5:24:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman, until recently the Foreign Minister, reacted with joy Friday as Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threatened to quit if negotiations do not resume. Abbas has refused to negotiate in absence of several Israeli concessions, including a complete freeze on construction east of the 1949 armistice line. According to Lieberman, Israel "can't wait" for Abbas to follow through on his threat. "We congratulate Abu Mazen [Abbas] for reaching the correct conclusion, that only his leave from the PA leadership will allow the diplomatic process to resume," Lieberman said. "We anxiously await the official announcement from the...
  • Darrell Brackett, man set on fire at a Miami gas station Christmas night [Sharpton Silent]

    12/28/2012 5:19:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 12/27/12
    Police and family members are wondering why a 44-year-old man was attacked and set on fire outside a Miami gas station on Christmas night. While Darrell Brackett was being treated for burns over 75 percent of his body at a Miami hospital on Thursday, police continued their search for answers. Brackett and his girlfriend dropped their guests off after hosting a Christmas night cookout. On their way home, the van ran out of gas and Brackett walked to the gas station.
  • Pat Buchanan: Why the War Party Fears Hagel

    12/28/2012 5:18:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/28/2012 | Pat Buchanan
    In the fortnight since Chuck Hagel's name was floated for secretary of defense, we have witnessed Washington at its worst. Who is Chuck Hagel? Born in North Platte, Neb., he was a squad leader in Vietnam, twice wounded, who came home to work in Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign, was twice elected U.S. senator, and is chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. To The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, however, Hagel is a man "out on the fringes," who has a decade-long record of "hostility to Israel" and is "pro-appeasement-of-Iran." Lest we miss Kristol's...
  • Obama vs. America's Fiscal Health

    12/28/2012 5:14:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The reason President Obama and Republicans can't come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff negotiations is that they don't share the same goals. This is also the key to understanding why President Obama appears far less worried about going over the cliff. Republicans are focused on restoring the nation's financial health by promoting economic growth and reducing our horrendous deficits and debt. President Obama's primary aim is to complete his project of fundamentally transforming America. I ask you loyal Democrats to please consider these things. Obama has demonstrated almost no concern for our crushing debt or deficits -- at...
  • John Kerry at State: A Disaster for Israel

    12/28/2012 5:12:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/2012 | Moshe Phillips
    President Obama's decision to nominate Senator John Kerry as his next secretary of state will prove to be a disaster for Israel. The choice of the American Jewish establishment to vehemently protest the expected nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel while granting Kerry a free pass for his anti-Israel behavior follows a longtime pattern. Hagel is a Republican who has a history of marking foolish remarks regarding Israel and has long been seen as an independent thinker on Middle East policy with a non-interventionist outlook. Kerry, however, is the much bigger problem for Israel. Hagel as SecDef will be tasked...
  • Illinois clergy endorse gay marriage bill

    12/28/2012 5:11:18 AM PST · by 1010RD · 84 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 24, 2012 | Manya A. Brachear
    <p>More than 250 Illinois clergy — most of them in the Chicago area — have endorsed a gay marriage bill that could come up for a vote in Springfield before Jan. 9.</p> <p>On Sunday, rabbis and pastors from denominations that support gay rights in varying degrees unveiled a declaration supporting equality for same-sex couples. Fostering faith, justice and compassion is a key component of their jobs, they said.</p>
  • Former GOP candidate for governor of Arizona Mike Harris blames Israel for Newtown Massacre

    12/28/2012 5:08:38 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 47 replies
    Israel Unseen ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | admin
    Mike Harris is contributor to a publication called VeteransToday.com. If you peruse through it closely, it’s basically a website for former military officers turned Ron Paul types or “vast Zionist conspiracy” kookoos for Cocoa Puffs. Here he is on Iran’s state-run PressTV blaming Israel for the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.
  • [Driving Mr Obama] Reid calls on Republicans to offer cliff solutions

    12/28/2012 4:58:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | Robert Schroeder, Market Watch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- With time running short to avoid tax increases and spending cuts, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday urged House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to offer new fiscal-cliff proposals. "I would hope that the speaker and the Republican leader here in the Senate would come to us and say here's what we think will work," Reid said on the Senate floor. Boehner has said that the Senate must act first to avert the cliff......
  • Don't Tread on Six-Toed Cats

    12/28/2012 4:44:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my New Year's resolutions is to work harder to persuade ideological friends and foes alike that the way to reduce partisanship and maximize happiness in America is to embrace federalism -- the view that we should push as many decisions as possible to the lowest local level feasible. Federalism reduces partisanship by shrinking the importance of the federal government. It increases happiness by maximizing the number of people who get to live the way they want to live. Unfortunately, proponents of federalism tend to start the conversation with the really big issues: gay marriage, drugs, guns, abortion, etc....
  • The Real Cliff: The staggering debt from decades of continuous borrowing is about to come due

    12/28/2012 4:33:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Weekly Stsndard ^ | 12/28/2012 | Christopher Demuth
    It is important to understand that the fiscal cliff is a charade. There are, to be sure, many conscientious debt reformers working to avert our proclaimed year-end epic fall​—​along with many cynics who are using the occasion to advance pet projects that will make the debt problem worse. But all concerned are working within a fiscal system that has become seriously pathological. The cliff is the latest expression of that pathology. Just last year, the president and Congress agreed by statute to (a) increase the federal government’s public debt by more than $2 trillion (up to $16.4 trillion) and (b)...
  • Media Ushers in Cowardly New World

    12/28/2012 4:20:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | John Ransom
    What a difference a few month makes. Last month we were told by a fawning news media how great things were. The economy was a little engine that could.  And the declining unemployment rate was touted in headlines as significant progress toward economic recovery. Unemployment rate falls to 7.8% in September, reported the Washington Post- a four-year low...”nearly”… whatever “nearly” means. “The nation’s jobless rate dropped to its lowest point in nearly four years in September. And unlike some recent declines, this one happened for the right reason: not because people gave up looking for a job, but because far...
  • The Obama Culture Arrives

    12/28/2012 4:13:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The year 2012 was a depressing time for people who are already pessimistic about the state of our common culture. Conversely, the re-election of Barack Obama, in large measure made possible by the heavy financial support of Hollywood, projects the optimism of the cultural Left. They anticipate increased blue-state voting patterns in favor of gay "marriage," legalized pot, gun regulations, and what next? Legalized prostitution? Euthanasia subsidized by Obamacare? So let's just line up the cultural winners of Obama's America, where the only impediments to progress are those who believe in religion, manners and "family values." Winner: Seth MacFarlane,...
  • Japan Aso Says US Should Seek Strong Dollar .

    12/28/2012 4:08:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    wsj ^ | Updated December 28, 2012, 6:46 a.m. ET | TAKASHI NAKAMICHI
    Japan's finance minister said Friday that U.S. authorities should seek a strong dollar, making the most straightforward call yet from Tokyo's new leadership on Washington to help correct the yen's strength against the U.S. currency. Taro Aso, citing the U.S. currency's level being still below where it stood versus the yen when he served as prime minister in 2008-2009, said: "The U.S. ought to work toward making the dollar strong." He also played down the notion that the recent efforts by the new administration led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to weaken the yen could spark a devastating global race...
  • Russia's Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill [Obama and Hillary "Reset" is MASSIVE FAILURE]

    12/28/2012 4:00:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/28/12
    President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial measure banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, the Kremlin said Friday. The action could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt. Americans adopted close to 1,000 Russian children last year, according to U.S. State Department figures.
  • U.S. Taxpayers Will Continue to Pay More Than One-Fifth of U.N. Budget

    12/28/2012 4:00:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    In one of its last actions of the year, the United Nations General Assembly on Christmas Eve agreed to extend for another three years the formula that has U.S. taxpayers contributing more than one-fifth of the world body’s regular budget. No member-state called for a recorded vote, and the resolution confirming the contributions that each country will make for the 2013-2015 period was summarily adopted. The assembly also approved a two-year U.N. budget of $5.4 billion. The U.S. has accounted for 22 percent of the total regular budget every year since 2000, and will now continue to do so for...
  • Atty: Hobby Lobby won’t offer morning-after pill

    12/28/2012 3:51:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 7:12 PM EST
    An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day. Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills. The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of...
  • Hatch’s Warning: Obama Will Need to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

    12/28/2012 3:39:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 07:09 PM | Stephen Feller and Kathleen Walter
    President Barack Obama will eventually raise taxes on the entire middle class because he has no plans to stop spending, the GOP’s soon-to-be senior senator tells Newsmax. And the success or failure of the president’s bid to increase tax rates for the top two percent of earners is irrelevant in the matter, said Sen. Orrin Hatch in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. The Utah senator—who will become the senior Republican in the new Congress set to convene next week—said that Republicans are leery of increasing taxes on Americans in any income bracket because they believe Obama will spend the money...
  • Wilbur Ross Sees Recession, Warns of “Greek” Situation

    12/28/2012 3:09:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    MoneyNews ^ | Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 02:35 PM | Forrest Jones and Kathleen Walter
    The U.S. economy faces a recession if the nation goes off the fiscal cliff and key tax cuts fully expire at the end of this year, said Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross and Co. And, in the wake of news the U.S. will hit its debt limit earlier than expected, the billionaire financier warned that the United States could soon face its own “Greek” style debt situation. Failure to stop automatic tax increases set for Jan. 1 “would obviously have a big negative effect on disposable income and consequently, I believe would put us back into the...
  • Ohio university student obtains stalking order against overprotective parents

    12/28/2012 2:52:06 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 58 replies
    National Post ^ | December 27, 2012 | Tristin Hopper
    Hounded by a mother and father who followed her around on campus and clandestinely monitored her movements using electronic tracking software, an Ohio musical theatre student has successfully obtained a stalking order against her parents. It was “like I was a dog with a collar on,” Aubrey Ireland, a 21-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati, told an Oct. 9 court hearing, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. According to a judge’s ruling this month, Julie and David Ireland must stay at least 150 metres from their daughter at all times and could face criminal charges if they have any contact with...
  • The Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 28, 2012 (Q&R on vacation)

    12/28/2012 2:51:09 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 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
  • Obama's Regulatory Surge Empowers Bureaucrats

    12/28/2012 1:39:28 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    IBD ^ | December 27, 3012 | Editor
    Government By Fiat: Quietly, on Christmas Eve while no one was looking, President Obama unveiled his regulatory plans for the coming year. Why all the secrecy? What's he got to hide? Plenty, it seems. By law, Obama was supposed to issue his regulatory plans last April. But, as with so many other things, he simply ignores the laws he finds inconvenient. Who's to stop him? Even the Associated Press has noticed: "Since the election, the Obama administration has quietly reopened the regulations pipeline" on everything from "workplace safety to a crackdown on Wall Street," the news service wrote last week....
  • Climate Science vs Politics: The Road Ahead

    12/28/2012 1:29:54 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2012 | S. Fred Singer
    There is good news and bad news about climate. The good news is that science evidence has made it quite clear that the human contribution to a possible global warming is minor; in fact it cannot even be... --snip-- Important news: The Chinese Academy of Sciences has translated these NIPCC reports for publication in 2013 -- the first national academy to do so. The other good news is that the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which has been slowly dying since the UN conference in Copenhagen in Dec. 2009, is finally going to be officially buried this month, in December 2012. --snip--...
  • Cuba cuts state payroll, private sector jobs grow 23 pct in 2012

    12/28/2012 1:12:48 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2012 | Marc Frank
    Cuba's drive to slash state payrolls and spur private-sector growth picked up surprising steam in 2012 as President Raul Castro moved ahead with reforms to the Soviet-style economy, according to figures unveiled recently with little hoopla. The number of private or "non state" workers rose 23 percent in 2012, while state sector employment dropped 5.7 percent, according to a report from (Economy) Minister Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez. The unemployment rate grew to a record 3.8 percent, not including Cubans who did not seek work. [snip] Just a few years ago, the state employed more than 85 percent of Cuba's labor force,...
  • Ordinary folks losing faith in stocks

    12/27/2012 11:54:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 5:17 PM EST | Bernard Condon
    Andrew Neitlich is the last person you’d expect to be rattled by the stock market. He once worked as a financial analyst picking stocks for a mutual fund. He has huddled with dozens of CEOs in his current career as an executive coach. During the dot-com crash 12 years ago, he kept his wits and did not sell. But he’s selling now. “You have to trust your government. You have to trust other governments. You have to trust Wall Street,” says Neitlich, 47. “And I don’t trust any of these.” Defying decades of investment history, ordinary Americans are selling stocks...
  • P.J. O'Rourke: Dear Mr. President, Zero-Sum Doesn't Add Up

    12/27/2012 11:47:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Is life like a pizza, where if some people have too many slices, other people have to eat the pizza box? Given that hypocrisy is an important part of diplomacy, and diplomacy is necessary to foreign policy, allow me to congratulate you on winning a second term. I wish I could also congratulate you on your conduct of international affairs. I do thank you for killing Osama bin Laden. It was a creditable action for which you deserve some of the credit you've been given. Of course the intelligence was gathered, and the mission was undertaken, by men and women...
  • Sheriffs Joe Arpaio and Paul Babeu have different plans for protecting Arizona schools

    12/27/2012 11:40:56 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    ABC15 ^ | 12-27-12 | Webb
    Two Arizona sheriffs have ideas on how to protect schools, and their plans are far from the same. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to use his posse. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu wants to arm willing principals. Sheriff Arpaio said his plan is similar to the posse he started in 1993 to patrol area malls. Arpaio said his posse members have more than 100 hours of firearms training and will probably carry Glock handguns.
  • US Treasury to take steps to avoid borrowing limit

    12/27/2012 11:40:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 26, 2012 6:23 PM EST | Christopher S. Rugaber
    The U.S. Treasury Department will begin taking steps on Friday to delay hitting the government's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit on Dec. 31. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter Wednesday to congressional leaders that the department will use accounting measures to save approximately $200 billion. That could keep the government from reaching the limit for about two months. … For now, Treasury will take several steps to delay reaching the limit. Geithner said it will stop selling Treasury securities used by state and local governments to support their own sales of tax-exempt bonds. That will keep the department from...
  • National Rifle Association vows to fight arms trade treaty at U.N.

    12/27/2012 10:38:49 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 28, 2012 | Louis Charbonneau
    The leading U.S. pro-gun group, the National Rifle Association, has vowed to fight a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global arms trade and dismissed suggestions that a recent U.S. school shooting bolstered the case for such a pact. The U.N. General Assembly voted on Monday to restart negotiations in mid-March on the first international treaty to regulate conventional arms trade after a drafting conference in July collapsed because the U.S. and other nations wanted more time. Washington supported Monday's U.N. vote. U.S. President Barack Obama has come under intense pressure to tighten domestic gun control laws after...
  • Hoyer compares GOP debt limit tactics to hostage taker threatening to shoot child

    12/27/2012 10:37:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 12-27-12 | Deidre Walsh
    Less than two weeks after one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation's debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage. "It's somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, 'I'm going to shoot my child if you don't do what I want done.' You don't want to shoot your child. There's no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I've talked to," Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference.
  • The Tea Party has not yet begun to fight

    12/27/2012 10:35:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 26 Dec 2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    If the Tea Party has been weakened by the November election, why are the mainstream media expending so much effort attacking it? The latest attempt is today’s front-page article by the New York Times, which alleges that the Tea Party is turning to “narrower” issues and suggests, none too subtly, that Congress should stop paying attention to it.As proof, the Times offers the fact that Republican leaders “have embraced raising tax revenues in budget negotiations, repudiating a central tenet of the Tea Party.” It ignores the fact that Republican leaders could not muster the votes in the House to...
  • Clinton, still recovering, to be back at desk Monday (She's healed)

    12/27/2012 10:24:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    WASHINGTON — Outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who fell ill in early December and hasn't been seen in public since, will be back at her desk on Monday, her closest aide said. "She's recuperating at home," and will take up her official duties again "next week" Philippe Reines wrote in brief email to AFP when asked about the health of Washington's most traveled top diplomat. **SNIP** Her lengthy absence from public life has sparked claims from some of her fiercer critics that she is trying to avoid testifying in a congressional investigation into a deadly attack on a...
  • Iran begins naval maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

    12/27/2012 10:18:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 28 2012 12:51 AM EST
    Iran’s state TV is reporting the country’s navy has begun maneuvers in the area of the Strait of Hormuz, where one-fifth of the world’s oil passes. … Iran has threatened to close the straits over Western sanctions but has not repeated the threats lately. …
  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies

    12/27/2012 9:38:49 PM PST · by FrogMom · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12
    Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 from complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: "The Bear."
  • Gun Control Debate Exposed The Media’s Bias, David Gregory Exposed Their Hypocrisy

    12/27/2012 9:28:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/27/12 | Noah Rothman
    **SNIP** The media’s argument in favor of treating Gregory differently from any other citizen who does not anchor a popular Sunday news broadcast is, essentially, “come on! Really?” Yes, really. The media’s defense of Gregory is entirely personal – he is a member of the media simply doing what the media does. Even if this law is applicable to Gregory (a fact which the media seems prepared to debate), this particular infraction should not result in any penalties. At no point has any member of the media asked if Washington D.C.’s law, which is aimed at reducing the glamour of...
  • John Kerry: Obama’s “Perfect Choice” For Secretary of State

    12/27/2012 9:28:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | December 22. 2-12 | John Perazzo
    When Barack Obama nominated John Kerry to be America’s next Secretary of State Friday afternoon, he called Kerry the “perfect choice” to replace Hillary Clinton. Stating that “few individuals … grasp our foreign policies as firmly as John Kerry,” Obama said the Senator will not “need a lot of on-the-job training.” He then praised Mr. Kerry’s combat service in the Vietnam War and his subsequent tenure of service in the Senate, where Kerry has been intimately involved in “every major foreign policy debate for the past 30 years.” Notably, President Obama made no mention of what occurred after Kerry’s military...
  • Superstitious Russians Spent 30 Billion On Preparing For Apocalypse

    12/27/2012 8:47:48 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Superstitious Russians Spent 30 Billion On Preparing For Apocalypse Politics / RussiaDec 27, 2012 - 11:52 AM By: Pravda The Russians, who shared the horror of impending apocalypse with the rest of the world, spent 30 billion rubles on the eve of December 21st. The calculations were made by FBK analysts, who examined the data on the structure of trade turnover and services purchased in December. The end of the world did not come, but many people have to deal with its consequences now - the shortage of money. The hype around the "end of the world" still goes on....
  • Knott Co. homeowner shot multiple times, kills gunman(TN)

    12/27/2012 8:45:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 26 December, 2012 | NA
    KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly shooting. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Christmas night, Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call that a person was possibly shot at the Jamestown Village Trailer Park in the Talcum community of Knott County. Police tell WKYT their early investigation indicates that two male subjects went to the residence of Ricky Sweet and asked to borrow gasoline. Police say that Sweet retrieved some gas from an outside storage building, when one of the individuals pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Police say Sweet fought back and...
  • Who Is Gabriel Sherman? How the New System of Tax-Deductible Lefty Journalism Threatens All of Us

    12/27/2012 8:45:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/12 | Capitol Confidential
    Who is Gabriel Sherman? Who is he, and what forces does he represent? Those are questions worth answering, because they speak to the tactics and methods of the left wing in America today. In his too-brief life, Andrew Breitbart always emphasized the importance of understanding how the left operates--the better to combat it. So we at Breitbart News, who seek to carry on Andrew’s work, feel a continuing obligation to expose the left and its ever-evolving methods. And so we return to Gabriel Sherman, because his career provides a window into the mechanisms of the contemporary left. In particular, we...
  • Stigmatizing Gun Owners Makes Civil Debate Impossible

    12/27/2012 8:27:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/27/12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The decision of a newspaper in New York’s Westchester County to publish an interactive map that allowed readers to discover the names and addresses of owners of legal guns is generally being debated as one about whether the Gannett-owned Journal News showed good judgment. It didn’t, but the problem goes a lot deeper than whether or not a newspaper ought to publicize information that is legally available to the public in this manner. The controversy goes to the heart of the entire discussion about guns in this country. No matter what those behind this stunt say
  • PRY: North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S. — now

    12/27/2012 8:03:46 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Peter Vincent Pry
    North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States, as demonstrated by their successful launch and orbiting of a satellite on Dec. 12. Certain poorly informed pundits among the chattering classes reassure us that North Korea is still years away from being able to miniaturize warheads for missile delivery, and from developing sufficiently accurate missiles to pose a serious nuclear threat to the United States. Philip Yun, director of San Francisco’s Ploughshares Fund, a nuclear disarmament group, reportedly said, “The real threat from the launch was an overreaction that would...
  • India Test Fired K-15 SLBM successfully for 11th Time.

    12/27/2012 8:02:41 PM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 15 replies
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) ends 2012 on an upbeat note, successfully launching the underwater missile K-15 off the Visakhapatnam coast on Wednesday. The missile darted 20 km into the air, after a gas generator ejected it from the pontoon that lay submerged a few scores of metres in the Bay of Bengal, and sped 650 km before splashing into the sea in its 11th flight trial. After one more flight, the two-stage missile will be integrated with Arihant, India’s nuclear-powered submarine, and test-fired from the ship. “It is a fantastic system. It is a very powerful and...
  • Here's What's Behind The Collapse Of The Japanese Yen — The Biggest Economic Story In The World

    12/27/2012 7:52:42 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's What's Behind The Collapse Of The Japanese Yen — The Biggest Economic Story In The World Joe WeisenthalDec. 27, 2012, 7:26 PM Earlier we joked that lost in all of the Fiscal Cliff shuffle was the fact that the yen has been getting clobbered. SocGen's FX guru Kit Juckes jokingly responded that far from getting "lost" the yen carnage was actually the only game in town. Indeed this is really the huge story in global markets right now. In addition to being a major shift in one of the world's biggest and strongest currencies, it affects all sorts of...
  • Staten Island Community Education Council Pushing For Guns In Schools

    12/27/2012 7:44:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | December 27, 2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the push for increased school safety in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, some parents on Staten Island are pushing for guns in school. It’s all part of a proposal that calls for the weapons to be held by retired city cops, but as CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey reported Thursday, not everyone is convinced it’s the way to go. Some New York City students may soon be getting a lesson in school safety few ever would have imagined. Sam Pirozzolo is the president of Staten Island Community Education Council 31, the school...
  • Marshall County Legislator Wants to Arm School Administrators

    12/27/2012 7:39:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    whnt.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Robert Richardson
    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Following the events two weeks ago in Newtown, Connecticut, an Alabama state representative wants to arm administrators at every school. Kerry Rich of Albertville said it is still early in the process and there is still a lot to review, but the bill would allow superintendents to recommend certain principals and teachers to have guns at school, and boards of education would approve or deny the appointments. “We need to have someone that is armed and has a weapon available to them in case any of these incidents were to ever happen in any of...
  • Utah teachers get free gun training in response to Newtown shooting

    12/27/2012 7:28:00 PM PST · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/27/2012 | Laura Zuckerman
    Kasey Hansen, a special education teacher from Salt Lake City, Utah, says she would take a bullet for any of her students, but if faced with a gunman threatening her class, she would rather be able to shoot back. On Thursday, she was one of 200 Utah teachers who flocked to an indoor sports arena for free instruction in the handling of firearms by gun activists who say armed educators might have a chance at thwarting deadly shooting rampages in their schools. The event was organized by the Utah Shooting Sports Council in response to the mass shooting in Newtown,...
  • Do Nothing Democrats. When Will They Act On A Budget? (Day 1,338 - No Budget)

    12/27/2012 7:20:56 PM PST · by RedMDer · 33 replies
    December 27, 2012 | self
    That's 3 years, 7 months and 28 days that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat) has obstructed and prevented the House of Representatives efforts to submit a budget as required by Federal Law. That's right folks, Harry Reid (D) is breaking a law that the Senate has passed. Does he really lead or does he just have his own personal agenda to break the system. Remember what Obama said. “We are ..Days Away From Fundamentally Transforming The United States of America”
  • Central Bank of Russia issues gold and silver bullion pieces that ‘must be accepted’ as legal tender

    12/27/2012 7:18:58 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 30 replies
    DGC Magazine ^ | December 20, 2012 | Blog Post
    On the 17th the bank issued three values of bullion: 31.1g silver pieces with a 3RUB face value 7.78g gold pieces with 50RUB face 15.55g gold pieces with a 100RUB face value These bullion pieces are legal tender in the Russian Federation. The announcement on the Central Bank of Russia’s website is, of course, in Russian. However, if you trust Google Translator, below is an English summary of the announcement.... In English... The coins are legal tender cash payment in the Russian Federation and must be accepted at face value in all kinds of payments without any restrictions.