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  • Man fatally shot by ex-girlfriend during burglary in Abilene

    12/29/2012 6:14:55 AM PST · by texas_mrs · 18 replies
    Abilene Police have released the following information about a fatal shooting this morning. "On 12-25-12 at 2014 hrs, APD responded to a disturbance call in the 1000 block of Minda Lane. Upon arrival, responding officers contacted Lawanda Taylor. She reported her estranged ex-boyfriend, Earnest Gonzales, came to the residence and attempted to gain entry by kicking a side door. Gonzales fled the scene after he discovered Taylor called the police. "On 12-26-12 at 0209 hrs, Gonzales returned to the residence and gained entry to the house by forcing open the front door, causing considerable damage. Gonzales entered the residence and...
  • Police: Multiple suspects caught after attempted robbery

    12/29/2012 5:56:50 AM PST · by FunkyZero · 6 replies
    http://www.theindychannel.com ^ | 12/29/2012 | theindychannel.com
    INDIANAPOLIS - Multiple suspects were caught after an attempted robbery Thursday evening. Police were dispatched to a robbery in progress where the victim was following the suspect vehicle near Shortridge and Washington streets. ....clipped.... When the victim exited his vehicle for delivery, he noticed five individuals sitting in a car with one individual wearing a mask and holding a gun, police said. Police said the victim drew a gun he legally possessed and the suspects fled the area.
  • Suspect Shot Dead by Would-Be Robbery Victim: Cops [Thank You, 2nd Amendment]

    12/29/2012 5:47:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 12/28/12 I | Edward R Colby
    A male suspect was shot and killed by the person he was trying to rob, Miami Gardens Police said. The suspect was attempting to rob the victim and shot him at least one time, Miami Gardens Police Capt. Ralph Suarez said. “The victim went to the ground but was able to retrieve his own weapon and shot the offender several times,” Suarez said. “The offender died at the scene,” outside the Rainbow shop at NW 19925 NW 2nd Ave., he said.
  • Obama's Corporate Fool

    12/29/2012 5:42:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | John Ransom
    “Jim Jett always used to say that his brother was the damndest scoundrel that was ever borne,” drawled Abraham Lincoln, “but by the infinite mercy of providence he was also the damndest fool.” Jeffrey Immelt, the modern version of Jim Jett’s brother and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, should be fired. Actually, if it’s possible, he should be fired twice: once because he’s a scoundrel and another time because he’s a fool. As a fool and as a scoundrel, the guy has wonderful timing; timing that can only be attributed to the vast Left-Wing conspiracy that aims to convince Americans...
  • Escaped dog led to highway deaths of 2 women

    12/29/2012 5:28:29 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 42 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 28 December 2012
    <p>SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (AP) — The deaths of two women who were struck by vehicles on a Southern California highway last week have been connected to a chase after a loose dog. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Lt. Butch Arnoldi tells the Santa Maria Times (http://bit.ly/12U2WyO ) that 54-year-old Sara Ornelas and 49-year-old Barbara Romero were driving to a casino at 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 21 when they pulled over west of Lake Cachuma.</p>
  • Semper Fi, Unless It's Not Convenient

    12/29/2012 5:23:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Jon Hammar saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, but his most brutal foreign experience was in Mexico. Last August, the 27-year-old former Marine corporal was incarcerated by Mexican authorities in Matamoros for trying to register an antique shotgun with customs agents. Foolishly, Cpl. Hammar followed instructions given to him by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Brownsville, Texas. He registered the gun with them and brought the paperwork to the Mexicans to get their stamp of approval in order to carry the gun through the country. Hammar and a friend were driving a Winnebago, hoping to have a nice surfing vacation...
  • Maine same-sex couples marry in first hours of law [Celebrate Sodomy or be condemned]

    12/29/2012 4:51:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | 12/29/12 | David Sharp
    Arriving in a limo, Donna Galluzzo and Lisa Gorney had all the trappings of a traditional wedding: Rings, flowers, wedding vows, an entourage and a friend to officiate. With tears in their eyes, they were among the first gay couples to exchange wedding vows early Saturday morning after Maine's same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight.
  • Secret CIA Structure Disclosed – OpEd (Benghazi, Doherty family gets nothing)

    12/29/2012 4:17:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | 12/28/12 | VOR
    **SNIP** A real scandal broke out when it became known that the family of a GRS agent who was killed during the attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Glen Doherty, hasn’t yet received any compensation from the CIS. The CIS officials say that Doherty was not employed permanently, and, according to the CIS’s regulations, pensions and compensations are provided only to the agency’s permanent employees and their families. Now, because Doherty’s family has received no compensation, it has to pay large debts. This story may undermine not only the CIA’s prestige, but also that of the US government. After all,...
  • David Gregory and Hobby Lobby: The Liberal Paradox (Who should obey the law?)

    12/29/2012 3:46:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Right Sphere ^ | 12/28/12 | RB
    **SNIP** Anyway, there’s a larger picture here and one that plainly highlights the liberal hypocrisy and incoherence that somehow goes unnoticed by a very large number of people in this country who, unfortunately, also vote. Liberals like David Gregory are allowed to break laws to prove a point. I’d be fine with this if they were also held accountable for breaking those laws. But his accomplices – let’s face it, that’s what they are: accomplices after the fact – are defending him from ANY prosecution at all. Why? He broke the law. Fine, he was making a point, but that...
  • Tea Party Goes Global (Tea Party cost us surplus: Swan)

    12/29/2012 2:24:55 AM PST · by csb · 12 replies
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 29 December 2012 | Joe Kelly
    WAYNE Swan has blamed the conservative Tea Party movement in the US for damaging the global economy and contributing to the "whack" to Australia's budget position that has ruined Labor's planned 2012-13 surplus.
  • Antisemitism & The Latest Performance of Roger Waters

    12/29/2012 1:42:45 AM PST · by omniscient · 15 replies
    “Civil society representative” Roger Waters ...
  • Nation Running Out of Ammo

    12/29/2012 1:22:34 AM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 28, 2012 | William A Jacobsen
    Reaction to threats by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others to ban certain weapons and serverely restrict ownership of guns generally has caused a run on gun stores, as is widely reported. Less reported is the run on ammunition, leaving ammunition inventories down 93% since election day. So reports Traction Control blog, Plunge! Ammunition Levels Less Than 10% of Pre-Election Levels: Ammunition Stock levels have fallen by more than 90% from the pre-Election Day levels. Less than 10% remains available. Available Ammunition links will be updated throughout the day. Handguns are down by 80%, Long Guns by 63% for an overall...
  • After newspaper's gun-permit map, blogger posts journalists' addresses

    12/29/2012 1:05:58 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri December 28, 2012 | Rande Iaboni and Laura Ly
    New York (CNN) -- A blogger has posted the home addresses of staffers from a newspaper after the paper published an online, interactive map showing names and addresses of all handgun permit-holders in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties. Christopher Fountain, who is also a gun owner, spoke to CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" on Thursday to explain his reasoning behind the posting. "I felt they were using this to harass gun owners," Fountain said of the newspaper's staff. "So I harassed them back." Fountain posted the name, home address and phone numbers of the Journal News' publisher, editor,...
  • Guns in America: Where the 2nd Amendment Is Not Up for Discussion

    12/29/2012 12:59:36 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    Take Part ^ | November 6, 2012 | Christina Kharbertyan November 6, 2012 Comment
    Guns in America:A Gun for Every Body From the Pacific to the Atlantic, there are 310 million guns in Americans, some being handled by children still in elementary school. With a population of a little more than 314 million, there are enough guns in America to allocate one firearm for every man, woman and child. To load those weapons, the country has a hefty number of bullets, and a surplus of bullet-inflicted mortalities. America’s steady tally of gun-violence fatalities should have earmarked the subject as a high-priority topic, but discussion of firearm issues was nonexistent in the 2012 presidential...
  • Teachers get lessons in how to handle armed assaults

    12/29/2012 12:52:41 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | Peter Foster
    More than 200 teachers responded to the course offered by the Utah Shooting Sports Council came a week after the National Rifle Association, the powerful national gun lobby group, launched a highly controversial campaign to put armed guards in every school in America. Utah is one of two states in American that allows licensed teachers to carry concealed firearms on school premises but the 'Mass Violence Response Training Class'.
  • Murder rate in New York City hits a record low with 414 homicides in 2012

    12/29/2012 12:18:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND JOE KEMP
    <p>The murder rate in the city plunged to a record low this year — and the number of shootings plummeted to their lowest point in 18 years, officials said.</p> <p>As of Friday, there were 414 homicides investigated since the beginning of the year — about 19% less than the 471 killings reported at the same time in 2011.</p>
  • China firm to acquire major African iron ore mine

    12/28/2012 11:40:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2012 1:05 AM EST
    A privately-owned Chinese company is finalizing the acquisition of an Australian mining firm that controls a major iron ore mine in west Africa, a move that would give China a stronger role in setting global iron ore prices, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday. … As the world’s second-largest economy, China is eager to acquire overseas assets and resources to feed its rapid growth. …
  • Fearful of ban, frenzied buyers swarm gun stores

    12/28/2012 11:33:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2012 8:57 PM EST | Joseph Pisani
    The phones at Red’s Trading Post wouldn’t stop ringing. Would-be customers from as far away as New York wanted to know if the Twin Falls, Idaho gun shop had firearms in stock. Others clamored to find out if their orders had been shipped. Overwhelmed, gun store manager Ryan Horsley had to do what no employee would ever think of doing just days before Christmas: He disconnected the phone lines for three whole days. … The phones at gun shops across the country are ringing off the hook. Demand for firearms, ammunition and bulletproof gear has surged since the Dec. 14...
  • The Liberal God Delusion

    12/28/2012 11:12:06 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Dec 28, 2012 | Michael Medved
    Our government has been hijacked by a party obsessed with a higher power. But I’m not talking about the GOP. I’m talking about the left and their worship of government. As Washington staggers into a new year, one side of the political spectrum polarizes and paralyzes all ongoing debates due to its irrational reliance on a higher power. The problem isn’t religious conservatives and their abiding faith in God; it’s mainstream liberals and their blind confidence in government. Consider the current dispute over the right response to gun violence. At its core, this argument comes down to a visceral disagreement...
  • Rubio Challenges Clinton To “Explain Why Her Department Failed”

    12/28/2012 11:09:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, to “explain why her department failed.” In an editorial published on Wednesday, Rubio said the State Department Accountability Review Board (ARB) report released last week “concisely lays out much that we already knew” about the attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. “This was the premeditated work of terrorists, not a protest about a YouTube video that spun out of control,” Rubio said, adding that...
  • Thatcher urged to steal French-made Exocet missiles during Falklands war

    12/28/2012 10:47:05 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 28 December 2012 | Richard Norton-Taylor and Owen Bowcott
    Thatcher urged to steal French-made Exocet missiles during Falklands war National Archives papers outline plan of attorney general to hijack missiles being transported through South America One of Britain's most senior law officers at the time of the Falklands conflict, the attorney general, Sir Michael Havers, urged the prime minister to steal deadly French Exocet missiles to stop them ending up in the hands of the enemy. The ingenious scheme is revealed in previously secret documents released to the National Archives on Friday which show how the UK government attempted to subvert South American solidarity with Argentina. The Chilean junta...
  • Rep. Van Hollen: Boehner Has Given “Veto Power” to “Extreme” Tea Party

    12/28/2012 10:42:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told a crowd gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has given “veto power to the most extreme members of the Tea Party caucus.” Van Hollen called on the House to vote on a Senate measure that would raise taxes on individuals making more than $200,000 in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. The Democrat claimed that the Republican Boehner will not call for the vote because of the Tea Party caucus …
  • US considers granting missile ships to Turkey

    12/28/2012 10:10:12 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | December/25/2012
    US considers granting missile ships to Turkey WASHINGTON / ANKARA As Turkey plans developing its national naval vehicles, a US bill to the House of Representatives suggests granting guided missile frigates to Turkey. The bill angers a particular Hellenic-US group A recent bill has been submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize President Barack Obama to grant the provision of guided missile-firing naval vessels to Turkey, along with several other countries, including Thailand and Mexico. Under the motion, Turkey may receive the USS Halyburton (FFG–40) and the USS Thach (FFG–43) ships. USS Halybutron is the 34th ship...
  • New Petition Calls For Sen. Feinstein To Be Tried For Treason For Attack On Second Amendment

    12/28/2012 10:04:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    A new petition posted on the “We the People” page of the White House website calls for trying Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) in federal court for treason. … The petition is a response to Senator Feinstein’s proposed legislation that seeks “to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.” …
  • Schumer still confident fiscal cliff deal possible

    12/28/2012 9:38:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2012 7:24 AM EST
    New York’s Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tells NBC’s “Today” show he’s encouraged that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is getting “actively engaged” in talks to resolve the problem. … (Senator John Thune, R-SD) said the two sides are at a stalemate because “Democrats haven’t been willing to discuss the issue of spending.” …
  • US Budget for Dummies

    12/28/2012 9:25:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    From my inbox, submitted without comment. * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000 * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000 Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget: * Annual family income: $21,700 * Money the family spent: $38,200 * New debt on the credit card: $16,500 * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710 * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50 Make sense now?
  • Sheriff Arpaio Wants Armed Volunteers at Schools

    12/28/2012 9:19:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | EMILY DERUY
    Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to put armed volunteers outside schools in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting. Arpaio said in an interview with ABC/Univision on Friday that putting armed guards around schools would deter would-be shooters from committing violent acts. He plans to place his 3,000-person strong "volunteer posse" around Phoenix-area schools for added protection. "I think it's the appropriate time to utilize this free resource to try to prevent any more massacres," Arpaio said. The sheriff said he has the authority to direct his volunteers to guard the schools. The "posse" includes everyone from former...
  • U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear (author is MOH winner)

    12/28/2012 9:07:56 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | November 4, 2012 | Maj Gen Patrick Brady, US Army (Ret)
    Now I understand! For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield aeromedical evacuation known as Dust Off. For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers, or ASOs. This is the first such change since the Civil War. I document the unparalleled excellence of Dust Off, and the effects of the changes, in my book, “Dead Men Flying.” Needless to say, it was the most outstanding battlefield...
  • Two rocket launchers at gun buyback didn't surprise LAPD chief

    12/28/2012 8:43:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    latimes.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Richard Winton
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was not surprised that the city's gun buyback event this week collected two rocket launchers. Beck said he's used to military-style weapons being turned in at such events. He noted that neither of the launchers had rockets in them so they did not pose a danger. Still, he said such weapons have no place on the streets of L.A. "Those are weapons of war, weapons of death," Beck said. "These are not hunting guns. These are not target guns. These are made to put high-velocity, extremely deadly, long-range rounds down-range as quickly as possible,...
  • 'Tragic number': Chicago reaches 500 homicides

    12/28/2012 8:31:44 PM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 69 replies
    Yahoonews.com ^ | 12/29/2012
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the city has logged its 500th homicide of the year. McCarthy issued a statement Friday calling the milestone a "tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods."
  • Hundreds of Ohio school workers want to carry guns

    12/28/2012 8:24:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | John Futty
    More than 450 teachers and other school employees from around Ohio have applied for 24 spots in a free firearms-training program being offered by the Buckeye Firearms Association. “We’re pleasantly surprised, but it’s not shocking,” Ken Hanson, legal chairman for the association, said today of the response since the group began taking applications on its website 10 days ago. “The demand has been there for quite some time.” The issue of arming school employees to protect students has been “on the radar” of school boards in Ohio for several years, he said, but the organization decided to launch its training...
  • Bail Set for Woman in Bellagio Razor Attack

    12/28/2012 8:15:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    KLAS-TV and Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2012 | Caroline Bleakley
    LAS VEGAS -- A woman who was the last person seen with a missing 10-year-old Las Vegas girl did appear in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday morning for an alleged attack on a casino co-worker. The judge raised Stokes bail to $600,000 in lieu of expected murder charges in the Jade Morris case. The arraignment for Brenda Stokes, also known as Brenda Stokes Wilson, was delayed after her attorney requested more time to review the case. A prosecutor said blood was found in a car borrowed by Stokes.
  • Father jailed for beating 3 kids after they wouldn't say who farted in his car

    12/28/2012 8:04:41 PM PST · by expat1000 · 86 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Dec 28, 2012 | John Roberts
    A man viciously beat his own children for passing gas in his car causing the car to smell bad. The children are six, nine and twelve-years old. Austin Davis, 32, became angry and beat his three children with a belt after none of them would own up to who had passed gas in the car. Police were called to a home near DeLand, Florida. A woman at the home told police that one of the children told her they were beaten, because they would not tell Davis who passed gas in the car. The pictures showed a 6-year-old, with several...
  • Environmentalist drowns at Mexican resort beach

    12/28/2012 7:55:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO—The executive director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network has died in a swimming accident at a beach near Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta, police said Friday. Rebecca Tarbotton, 39, was swimming Wednesday at a beach about a half hour north of Puerto Vallarta when she was caught by a wave and tossed around, said Adan Leyva, spokesman for Puerto Vallarta municipal police. Leyva said that paramedics tried to revive her after she was brought ashore, but she was dead by the time she reached the hospital. In a statement on its website Friday, Rainforest...
  • Big Wind Meets an Ill Wind - The answer to our electricity needs is not blowin’ in the wind.

    12/28/2012 7:31:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.28.12 | PETER HANNAFORD
    Four years ago, Shell Wind Energy, a unit of the oil company, looked for a suitable site for a wind farm on the Northern California coast. Its scouts found a large acreage — cattle pastures — high on the hills about six miles from the town of Ferndale. They secured permission from the rancher-owners to use the land and announced the project. All hell broke loose. The local weekly in the tight-knit town was flooded with concerned letters to the editor: One of two narrow roads into the hill area carried all the daily traffic of a large hinterland; the...
  • Agreement within reach on ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, officials say

    12/28/2012 7:11:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    wapo ^ | Friday, December 28, 6:34 PM | Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane,
    President Obama and Senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement Friday that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of Americans from historic tax hikes set to hit in January. The development marked a breakthrough after weeks of paralysis. After meeting with Obama at the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they would work through the weekend in hopes of drafting a “fiscal cliff” package they could present to their colleagues on Sunday afternoon. As the Senate began haggling over critical details,...
  • Purported Plea from Chinese labor camp found in Halloween decorations

    12/28/2012 7:05:25 PM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 26, 2012 | Greg Norman
    An Oregon woman who found a Chinese laborer's plea for help hidden in a box of Halloween decorations says she thinks the letter, which describes brutal conditions inside a work camp, is authentic. Julie Keith, 42, of Portland, bought a Halloween graveyard kit from Kmart last year and tucked it away in a storage box. When she opened the kit this October, she found the letter tucked in between two Stryofoam headstones. Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution [sic] of...
  • Police arrest 5 in attempted robbery (Refuse to be a victim - LTCH/CCW)

    12/28/2012 7:01:50 PM PST · by Azeem · 16 replies
    WISH TV ^ | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | WISH TV
    Police learned the five suspects ordered 10 pizzas and soda. They told the pizza delivery driver to call when he was ten minutes away. The driver was suspicious. He parked a few doors down from the delivery address. The driver told police he saw five people step out of a vehicle – one was wearing a mask and holding a gun. The suspect revealed his gun, but the driver had a legally registered weapon of his own. When the suspects saw it they fled the scene. The driver followed them and called police.
  • Berlusconi to pay $47 million per year in divorce settlement

    12/28/2012 6:57:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to pay his estranged wife Veronica Lario 100,000 euros ($132,200) a day as part of a divorce settlement, the daily Corriere della Sera said on Friday. **SNIP** Lario, a former actor who was married to Berlusconi for more than 22 years, asked for a divorce from the 76-year-old billionaire in 2009, accusing him of having an affair with a 17-year-old girl. She had already delivered a public rebuke to her husband over his relations with other women, sending an open letter to the daily La Repubblica in 2007 in...
  • Romnesia? NBC Remembers GOP Campaign Mistakes But Forgets Obama-Biden Blunders

    12/28/2012 6:50:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    newsbusters ^ | december 28, 2012 | matt hadro
    Strangely missing from NBC's look back on the 2012 campaign were gaffes and controversial statements from the Obama-Biden campaign. Friday's Today featured a mini-blooper reel of GOP mishaps on the campaign trail, but made no mention of Democratic controversies. In its lengthy string of highlights from the 2012campaign, Today included Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks along with Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" meltdown. Today said nothing, though, of Biden's controversial "chains" comments or Obama's "you didn't build that" remark. The mini-blooper reel began with a clipofNBC's Lester Holt hyping "High-profile distractions for the Republican Party." Today co-anchor Matt Lauer...
  • Can Laptops Actually be Repaired?

    12/28/2012 6:37:43 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 68 replies
    12.28.12 | Chickensoup
    My Vaio stopped working this morning. The little disk light goes on and on. I took it to this diagnostics guy who said he would be able to tell if he can get it going. My question. Can the hard disk be replaced? I have been looking for replacements and havent seen one I like as much. I surf, run my website, check email and bank online. Not much else. help!
  • No more excuses, Ald. Jackson (JJJ's wife still MIA for $100K a year)

    12/28/2012 6:33:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    **SNIP** Records from the city clerk's office show she missed five of 16 City Council meetings this year. She made it to four committee meetings out of 72. Four of 72. Last year, she made it to all but two council meetings, according to attendance records. But from May 2011, when Mayor Rahm Emanuel reshuffled committee assignments, through December 2011, she missed 34 committee meetings out of 38. That was the year before her husband's hospitalization. Turns out Ald. Jackson's chronic absenteeism isn't unique. Many aldermen have spotty attendance records at committee meetings. And that's where the work gets done....
  • Harry Carey Jr., Western character actor known for ‘3 Godfathers,’ ‘Wagon Master,’ dies at 91

    12/28/2012 6:14:46 PM PST · by DFG · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/12 | AP
    Harry Carey Jr., a character actor who starred in such Westerns as “3 Godfathers” and “Wagon Master,” has died. He was 91. His daughter, Melinda Carey, said he died Thursday of natural causes surrounded by family at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, Calif. “He went out as gracefully as he came in,” she said Friday. Carey’s career spanned more than 50 years and included such John Ford classics as “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” ‘’The Searchers” and “The Long Gray Line.” Later in life, he appeared in the movies “Gremlins” and “Back to the Future Part III.”
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 29-Dec-2012

    12/28/2012 6:10:14 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 231 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen DJ's
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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-28-12

    12/28/2012 5:56:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-28-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Claim seeks $100 million for child survivor of Connecticut school shooting

    12/28/2012 5:31:42 PM PST · by John W · 86 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | December28, 2012 | Mary Ellen Godin
    MERIDEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago. The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire, according to the claim filed by New Haven-based attorney Irv Pinsky. "As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined," the claim...
  • Cliff Deal Hinges on Senators

    12/28/2012 5:14:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Cliff Deal Hinges on Senators White House Meeting Ends With Expressions of Cautious Optimism From Both Sides on Negotiations By JANET HOOK and CAROL E. LEE WASHINGTON—The job of averting year-end tax increases and spending cuts landed squarely on the Senate, whose leaders said Friday they would launch a last-ditch weekend effort to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. President Barack Obama met with all four congressional leaders in an hourlong meeting in the Oval Office to review an increasingly narrow range of options. He later said he was "modestly optimistic" a deal could be reached, echoing comments from the top...
  • Soft targets in U.S. mirror South Africa

    12/28/2012 5:12:21 PM PST · by 45semi · 7 replies
    http://www.heraldextra.com ^ | Dec. 24, 2012. | Glenn Jakins
    "Having grown up in South Africa in the 1970s and '80s, and serving there in the military as a riot control officer, I have seen my fair share of violence -- mostly violence through senseless acts of terrorism by the African National Congress on what are termed "soft targets" within South Africa. Soft targets are targets that are easy to attack. Generally they were places where there would be little or no defense and where many innocent children and adults would be murdered. Cowards go for soft targets so they can achieve their sordid goals with little or no resistance."
  • Some illegal immigrants fear applying for licenses

    12/28/2012 5:10:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | December 28, 2012 | SOPHIA TAREEN - Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois' top political leaders touted a proposal to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, it was painted as public safety measure and had the backing of immigrant rights advocates, who deemed it a positive step in the fight for immigration reform. But the idea has run into some resistance among illegal immigrants themselves.For many of Illinois' estimated 250,000 undocumented residents of driving age, volunteering an address, photograph and birth certificate to a state database seems like a risk, possibly more than driving without a license."They will have my record, maybe one day they (authorities) will...
  • What Will It Take For You To Believe?

    12/28/2012 4:39:53 PM PST · by kindred · 70 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 12/24/12 | DJP I.F.
    My fellow American conservatives and those of you of the moderate conservative persuasion... May I ask you this simple question.... How "blazes" do you do it? How do you keep your sanity when everything is going off the cliff at EXPONENTIAL rates and there are absolutely NO human answers and applicable remedies in sight?. Well... we know that you "DON'T" do it and that you are totally consumed with fear, worry and pessimism. I read it every day on your faces at work, at family gatherings, on Free Republic, on the news and media outlets etc... You are scared to...