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  • Gregory under investigation, out of headlines (Are the magazines legal - or not?)

    12/31/2012 11:55:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/31/12 | DYLAN BYERS |
    **SNIP** Those who argue that the investigation is ludicrous have a point: Showing an empty gun magazine on television, though illegal in Washington, D.C., was hardly going to harm anyone. As Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren wrote, it's hard to think of a sillier use of investigative resources. But it's also hard to blame the other side for asking that laws be upheld and applied to all -- especially at a time when so many in the media seem to be pushing for more of those laws. The Gregory investigation may have started as a "non-story," but that's no...
  • Texas judge OKs ban on Planned Parenthood funding

    12/31/2012 11:51:54 AM PST · by fwdude · 11 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood's family planning programs for poor women, a state judge ruled Monday.
  • Why Inflation Is The Economy's Hidden Iceberg In 2013

    12/31/2012 11:41:52 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-31-2012 | Martin Hutchinson
    Why Inflation is the Economy's Hidden Iceberg in 2013 Economics / InflationDec 31, 2012 - 06:35 AM By: Money Morning Martin Hutchinson writes: Even though Ben Bernanke's Fed has kept interest rates close to zero, inflation hasn't been a big problem since the 2008 financial crisis. Despite what many observers have expected inflation has remained quite tame. However in 2013, that may be about to change. One factor that might cause a surge in inflation is the fiscal cliff. That's because Bernanke is already buying $1 trillion of Treasury and housing agency bonds each year ($85 billion per month) against...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt stays in the gun game (with new, high prices)

    12/31/2012 11:35:13 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/28/12 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt recently shocked the gun community with their post-Sandy Hook announcement that they were suspending future firearms sales online. They would continue to sell sporting goods and shooting supplies online, but only sell guns at their retail location. The outrage was palpable. It should be mentioned, for those who do not know, that online sales do not circumvent any gun laws or background checks. It is functionally no different than buying from a dealer in person, except you have a larger number of options with wider product availability and price selections. Guns bought online must still be transferred...
  • NEW ARMY HANDBOOK: 'IGNORANCE' AND 'LACK OF EMPATHY' CAUSE OF U.S. DEATHS

    12/31/2012 11:32:38 AM PST · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 31 Dec 12 | Wynton Hall
    A new draft of a 75-page Army handbook for troops heading to Afghanistan says that American cultural insensitivity is to blame for the 63 attacks this year by Afghan soldiers against the U.S.-led coalition forces who are training them. According to the Wall Street Journal, who obtained an advance copy of the controversial document, the draft manual states that: "Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member," according to the draft handbook prepared by Army researchers. In...
  • Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.'

    12/31/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.' Daniel Halper December 31, 2012 2:12 PM President Barack Obama tipped his hand today during a speech at the White House ... about how he plans to spend this New Year's Eve. "Democrats and Republicans in Congress have to get this done," Obama said, according to a rush transcript, referencing the ongoing "fiscal cliff" talks. "But they're not there yet. They are close, but they're not there yet. And one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there is even one...
  • NRA fingerprints in landmark health-care law

    12/31/2012 11:29:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2012 | Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger
    <p>The words were tucked deep into the sprawling text of President Obama’s signature health-care overhaul. Under the headline “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights” was a brief provision restricting the ability of doctors to gather data about their patients’ gun use — a largely overlooked but significant challenge to a movement in American medicine to treat firearms as a matter of public health.</p>
  • NPR: Is The Party Over For The Tea Party?

    12/31/2012 11:26:48 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 12/31/2012 | Alan Greenblatt
    Is The Party Over For The Tea Party? by Alan Greenblatt December 31, 2012 Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protested outside the Supreme Court in June as justices debated the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. David Goldman/AP It's a little bit early, but the Tea Party is hitting its sophomore slump. A few of the prominent members of Congress elected as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010 lost their seats in November. With the end-of-year budget negotiations going nowhere, the Tea Party has been described variously as standing on the sidelines and losing its...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation (12/31/12)

    12/31/2012 11:26:18 AM PST · by Faith · 20 replies
    December 31, 2012 | Faith
    But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.Jude 20-21
  • Let’s Give Up on the Constitution

    12/31/2012 11:25:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | December 31, 2012 | LOUIS MICHAEL SEIDMAN
    AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions. Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck...
  • No Ted Kennedy Up Here

    12/31/2012 11:19:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Mark Baisley
    As the credits begin to roll on the year 2012, I would like to take proper note of the recent loss of one of America’s most compelling figures, Judge Robert Heron Bork.  Robert Bork died on December 19 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 85 due to complications of heart disease. I never had the honor of meeting Judge Bork.  But his book, The Tempting of America, has become a regular reference artifact for me personally.  In this taut tome, Bork effectively teaches the intended mission of the Supreme Court of the United States.  He explains the crucial role...
  • The Nazi roots of U.S. gun-control laws

    12/31/2012 11:13:29 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | December 28, 2012 | Ellis Washington
    Exclusive: Ellis Washington has historical chart linking firearm restrictions to genocide Here’s the Formula: Hatred + Government + Disarmed Civilians = Genocide. What makes the argument so powerful? Two factors. First, it makes common sense: Unarmed, defenseless people have no hope against armed aggressors. Second, it states the historical truth: Evil governments did wipe out 170,000,000 innocent non-military lives in the 20th century alone. ~ Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership website The pretext: Massacre of the innocents – Newtown, Conn. I am a professor at a wonderful online school called National Paralegal College (NPC). Shannon Southard, a student...
  • Interesting Accounting.

    You can find out interesting links between school shooting, and "psycho" drugs, using by perpetrator. at http://ssristories.com/index.php?sort=date&p=school
  • California Crime Drops As Gun Sales Surge

    12/31/2012 11:05:11 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | December 31, 2012 | Philip Hodges
    [snip] On Wednesday, the LAPD collected 2,037 guns including handguns, rifles, “assault” weapons and one rocket launcher. In total, these buybacks have pulled in about 10,000 California guns since the program began in 2009. While officials are celebrating these programs and saying that these events will make California streets safer, gun sales there have shot up significantly in the past 10 years. In 2002, 350,000 guns were sold in California, but last year, over 600,000 were sold. So a couple thousand guns were turned in last week, but that’s nothing compared to the hundreds of thousands bought last year alone....
  • Two wounded in theater shooting(2 days after Newtown, this time there was a gun and it saved lives)

    12/31/2012 10:53:43 AM PST · by bestintxas · 3 replies
    MY SA ^ | 12/17/2012 | h O'Connor
    Two people were wounded late Sunday when gunfire erupted at a local movie theater, sending panicked moviegoers rushing to exits and ducking for cover, police and witnesses said. A lone suspect was in custody after being wounded by an unidentified law enforcement officer, a Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. Conditions of the two people wounded were not immediately released, nor was it disclosed where they were when they were wounded, or the type of gun that was used. Related Link: Officials: Breakup sparked Santikos shooting Witnesses said numerous shots were fired inside and outside the Santikos Mayan Palace 14...
  • Too Expensive to Die

    12/31/2012 10:52:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Townhall.com | Morgan Brittany
    The end is near.  Some kind of decision will be made on the fiscal cliff mess but it will more than likely be nothing substantial.  Knowing Congress, it will be a shot of morphine to ease our pain as we continue to be on death watch. Speaking of death watch; no one other than financial gurus and geeks are talking about the impending rise in the estate tax.  Is no one paying attention to this blatant theft of savings and assets that have already been taxed once?If nothing is done, on January 1, 2013 the estate tax will cripple more...
  • Obama, Democrats Favor Worst of Bad Ideas

    12/31/2012 10:29:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    As Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress finalize plans for whom to increase tax rates on and by how much – all in the name of preventing the nation from going over the "fiscal cliff," of course – the following may being of interest to readers of this page, if not to the politicians. Earlier this month, Scott Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation, published a ranking of fifteen ideas to create "new revenues as a component of any bipartisan deal to reduce the federal deficit."  Hodge utilized findings of extensive studies by OECD economists (a 34 nation organization...
  • AP SOURCES: 'FISCAL CLIFF' DEAL EMERGING

    12/31/2012 10:27:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 114 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 31 1:08 PM EST | By JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER —
  • Fears of mass suicides as followers of jailed cult leader ... prepare for end of the world TONIGHT

    12/31/2012 10:23:09 AM PST · by null and void · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11:13 EST, 31 December 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Followers of cult leader, Warren Jeffs, who is behind bars for sexually assaulting young girls, are reportedly preparing for the end of the world tomorrow, after their former leader warned of Armageddon before midnight. cult leader Warren Jeffs Closed: The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has closed the church-run supermarket This isn't the first time Jeffs has warned of the world's end. In November, he predicted 'disastrous cleansing' would occur as the end of times arrived on December 23 Sam Bower, a private detective who has helped hundreds of ex-cult members says he fears what Warren...
  • Craigslist sperm donor forced to pay child support to lesbian couple [nixed rights before birth]

    12/31/2012 10:23:01 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 31 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>A sperm donor has been ordered to pay child support for the biological daughter he fathered to a lesbian couple who found him via Craigslist.</p> <p>Angela Bauer, 40, and partner Jennifer Schreiner, 34, placed an ad on the site three years ago for a donor which was answered by William Marotta.</p>
  • Live Thread: Obama Says What Jarrett and Axelrod Write For him...fiscal cliff remarks at 1:30

    12/31/2012 10:05:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 150 replies
    12/31/12
    Fox local affiliate came on in Miami, said the Assclown was going to speak at 1:30. So once the teleprompter is loaded, expect him to stumble in at about 2:00.
  • The Game Is Rigged

    12/31/2012 10:03:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Holler
    Matt Damon, the actor who once gave $2,000 to Dennis Kucinich, is giving up on politics. He told Playboy, “It’s easier now more than ever in my life to feel the fix is in, the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things, it just doesn’t matter.” Liberal Hollywood elites are not the only ones disappointed with failure of President Obama to deliver on his 2008 promise to change Washington. Heck, even left-leaning newspapers are blaming – albeit inadvertently – his Washington for the fiscal cliff fallout. When consumer confidence took a sharper than expected...
  • Lawmakers push one-year extension of farm bill in bid to avert spike in milk prices

    12/31/2012 9:57:53 AM PST · by impimp · 61 replies
    www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 30 Dec 2012 | AP
    The leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month. But House leaders have yet to say whether they will allow a vote on it.
  • Md. same-sex couples prepare for Jan. 1 marriages

    12/31/2012 9:45:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 31 2012 12:09 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Gay couples are preparing for New Year’s Day weddings in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line to allow same-sex marriage, which will become legal in Maryland on Tuesday. The new law takes effect at 12:01 a.m. and follows a legislative fight that pitted Gov. Martin O’Malley against leaders of his Catholic faith. Voters in the state, founded by Catholics in the 17th century, sealed the change by approving a November ballot question. … Same-sex couples in Maryland have been able to get marriage licenses since Dec. 6, but they do not take effect until Tuesday. …
  • Earning Conservative Optimism for 2013 and Beyond

    12/31/2012 9:39:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    As a conservative columnist and author of "The Optimism Advantage," I've been asked to speak on "Keeping Conservative Hope Alive" in light of President Obama's election victory. In the New Year, here are seven ways conservatives can earn renewed optimism for 2014 and beyond: 1. Conservatives reject victim thinking and dependency-inducing entitlements. We aren't victims, and we're not entitled to election victories. Life is difficult, and no political victory will be easy with America's changing values and demographics. True optimism comes from a track record of overcoming obstacles--Obama's election just added another obstacle! Get over it. We lost the election;...
  • Godfrey Bloom on Feminism, Globalism and the Coming Collapse of the European Union

    12/31/2012 9:06:39 AM PST · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right SideNews ^ | 31 December 2012 | Godfrey Bloom
    The State now tells businesses how much leave they can have, the minimum wage, pension arrangements, working time and maternity leave, which is acomplete nightmare to work with. Paradoxically, most women do not want it, as they know it means they will lose the job to an older woman whose children have grown up. Daily Bell: You also said, "I am here to represent Yorkshire women who always have dinner on the table when you get home." Some say you have a problem with women. Do you think so? Godfrey Bloom: I made the point that homemakers are worthy of...
  • Abbas to Arab MKs: We Seek Peace with Israel

    12/31/2012 9:05:11 AM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 12/31/2012, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah party's new logo shows all of Israel as Palestine, claimed on Sunday that he seeks peace with the Jewish State. Abbas, who met with Arab MKs Mohammad Barakeh and Said Nafaa, said that the "Palestinian people" are striving for peace in accordance with the decisions of international institutions and seek to establish an independent Palestinian state within the 1949 armistice line with its capital in Jerusalem. Abbas said that the PA Arabs desire peace and want to have a "partner who believes in peace." He added that the Palestinian aspiration is to establish...
  • This Bruce Loves That Bruce

    12/31/2012 8:51:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Indulging once again would appear to some a questionable act, especially after he had spent all that time running around and attempting to get a particular guy reelected who I wanted gone from politics in the best way. But I dove in once more -- something I have been doing since he performed at a club on Sunset Blvd. in 1975. I can state without equivocation that if you have not seen Bruce Springsteen you are missing the premier performing act of any era. I can speak with some authority as I have seen just about every act of consequence...
  • Happy New Year? (Sowell on Republicans)

    12/31/2012 8:49:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 1, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back — and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future. If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are rare. With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of...
  • Django.WhiteHut.gov Petition: Establish gun-free zone around pResident (11,810 signatures so far)

    12/31/2012 8:47:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    13,190 more to go. Almost halfway there. If gun-free zones are good enough for our children, they should be good enough for our feral government overlords. Link to petition
  • From partisan perspective, ‘cliff’ may not be that scary

    12/31/2012 8:45:57 AM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/31/2012 | Zachary A. Goldfarb & Rosalind S. Helderman
    To many Americans, what’s going on in Washington looks like a circus show that isn’t the least bit entertaining — the nation’s leaders seemingly unable to come up with a deal that keeps most people from paying higher taxes. But there is a logic to it. For all the posturing of the last few weeks, both sides see a measure of political upside in going over the “fiscal cliff” — or, at the least, an advantage in waiting until the last minute, since they want to avoid drawing the ire of their most loyal supporters by appearing to cave too...
  • 50 Shades of Bush Blame

    12/31/2012 8:41:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Our topic today is how George Bush destroyed America. Or, more precisely, how the Left says he did. Naturally, their solution is for America to join the ranks of European social democracies. It’s the only way to not to repeat “the mistakes that got us here in the first place.” The Left and their Old Media amplifiers tell a simple story: George Bush inherited from Bill Clinton a strong economy and a balanced budget. He proceeded to commit national arson by deregulating Wall Street, cutting taxes for the rich, and fighting two needless wars. The long fuse of Bush’s fiscal...
  • Kansas sperm donor ordered to pay child support prepares for battle

    12/31/2012 8:39:51 AM PST · by redreno · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/31/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Kansas sperm donor who was ordered to pay child support for the baby he helped a lesbian couple conceive plans to fight back in court, and suggested he might be a victim of bias against same-sex parenting. William Marotta told FoxNews.com he might never have agreed to provide sperm to Angela Bauer and her former partner, Jennifer Schreiner, had he known the legal morass that awaited him after responding to the women’s Craigslist ad for a donor in March 2009. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) recently filed a child support claim against Marotta after the couple...
  • Drone spotted flying above Metrodome during Vikings-Packers game

    12/31/2012 8:30:50 AM PST · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Citypages blog ^ | Mon., Dec. 31 2012 | Aaron Rupar
    Think drones only fly above Pakistan, Afghanistan, or other quasi-theaters of war? Think again. Yesterday, an unmanned helicopter was photographed flying above the Metrodome plaza before the Vikings-Packers game. A Homeland Security Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response [VIPR] team was also photographed milling around the plaza. Here's a photo of the VIPR team, followed by a full-size shot of the drone (all photos courtesy of Nathan M. Hansen's Twitter): Local "information operations" and "spinstorms" blogger Dan Feidt writes that the drone "is comparable to the sports photography drone... I figured it might just be a civilian hobbyist drone or some...
  • NBC reporter raises Hillary Clinton questions

    12/31/2012 8:30:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | December 31, 2012 | Kevin Robillard
    The top science reporter for NBC News raised questions Monday about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hospitalization, raising the possibility the blood clot causing isn’t linked to an earlier concussion. “It’s not exactly clear what is happening with Secretary Clinton’s health,” NBC News chief science and health correspondent Robert Bazell said “All we have is a statement from her office. The hospital isn’t saying anything and the statement from her [office] says that she had this blood clot that stemmed from the concussion and she’s being treated with blood-thinning drugs,” Bazell continued. “The problem is that usually when blood clots...
  • The Whining Krauthammer

    12/31/2012 8:26:07 AM PST · by morethanright · 36 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-31 09:10:21 | mrcurmudgeon
    Mr. Curmudgeon:"I do begrudge what he's done in this fiscal cliff talks," said syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer to Fox News host Sean Hannity. "It's been very clear from the beginning that he [President Obama] had no intention to solve the fiscal issues. He's been using this, and I must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success, to fracture and basically shatter the Republican opposition. The only, you know, redoubt of the opposition is the House. And his objective from the very beginning was to break the will of the Republicans in the House and to create an internal civil war,...
  • The "NO" Rush Limbaugh,M-F,WABC AM,EST,12NOONPM-3PM,December 31, 2012-January 1-2,2013

    12/31/2012 8:09:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 31-January 2,2012-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! WELCOME To The "NO" Rush Limbaugh Show Thread! Enjoy the SUBS!:)=^..^=
  • Preppers, Patriots and Pirates

    12/31/2012 8:06:08 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    BATR ^ | 12-31-2012 | BATR
    Preppers, Patriots and Pirates Politics / US PoliticsDec 31, 2012 - 08:21 AM By: BATR Now that the prospects of a second Obama administration are hitting home, the pace of a rapid deterioration are confronting all thinking Americans. The radical transformation that is centrally planned for the economy and authoritarianism administrated by the statists that are part of the most tyrannical regime in memory, is taking place before our eyes. Falling off the cliff is more like descending into the abyss of martial law contrived to eliminate the last remnants of independent citizens. Advocating for civil liberties is treated as...
  • 'Oompa Loompas' sought by police over Norwich assault

    12/31/2012 7:54:13 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 12.31.12
    Two men dressed as Oompa Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being sought by police in connection with an assault in Norwich. A 28-year-old man was attacked by three men and a woman as he left a kebab house on Prince of Wales Road in the city on Thursday.
  • Hillary Clinton's Illness Prompts Conspiracy Theories

    12/31/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    The weekly standard ^ | By DANIEL HALPER
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, perhaps the most famous current female political figure, has fallen ill. "In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours," a spokesman for the former first lady said yesterday in a statement. Clinton's illness, and the fact that she has not been seen in public in the last three weeks, has prompted a slew...
  • Black Grassroots Activist: Jesse Jackson Family 'Traitors' to Chicago

    12/31/2012 7:30:08 AM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife Sandi, a Chicago alderman, was called a traitor to the community by local grassroots activist Mack Glover. Glover's accusation came during a December meeting about the housing and foreclosure problems in the black communities of Chicago’s south and west sides. His comments were directed at Jackson’s facilitation of the largest “planned urban development” (PUD) in the country. Glover accused Sandi Jackson of being a sellout for helping the project move forward and thereby giving a “white developer $100 million” to build a project in the black community, where Glover and other grassroots activists at the...
  • NY Times Opinion Writer: ‘Give Up’ On The ‘Archaic, Idiosyncratic’ And ‘Evil’ Constitution

    12/31/2012 7:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediate ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman has just about had it with the focus of his 40 years of academic study. As he writes in the New York Times on Monday, it is the Constitution itself which has allowed for the series of legislative follies that finally resulted in the “fiscal cliff.” Seidman says that it is time for Americans to realize what lawmakers have known since the constitution’s inception – it is okay to ignore it. “As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government...
  • Republicans vote to destroy marriage (vanity)

    12/31/2012 7:25:58 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 26 replies
    Myself
    Per drudge the tax deal would be 400k for Indiv and 450k for family. So why get married? Two single taxpayers would in theory have 800k limit ala Andrew cuomo and his gf. Obama's base is single people. Also in France they overturned their tax law for this very reason!
  • Benevolent Billionaires Should Buy Out Bushmaster (TASTE the Left's spittle-flying hatred)

    12/31/2012 7:21:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Bloomberg | 12/31/12 | Cohan
    Link Only.
  • Saudi Wahhabi Preacher Issues Fatwa Allowing Jihadis to Rape Syrian Women

    12/31/2012 7:07:14 AM PST · by LSUfan · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | 29 Dec 12 | Eretz Zen
    A Wahhabi religious cleric in Saudi Arabia, Muhammed al-Arifi, who is very influential in Jihadi circles, has recently issued a fatwa (religious edict) that permits all Jihadist militants in Syria to engage in short-lived marriages with Syrian women that each lasts for a few hours in order to satisfy their sexual desires and boost their determination in killing Syrians. He called the marriage as 'intercourse marriage'. It requires that the Syrian female be at least 14 years old, widowed, or divorced.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for

    12/31/2012 6:58:08 AM PST · by SmileRight · 90 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/30/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    In a move that potentially may spark a class action lawsuit, Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for weeks ago. Russell Kellner of Flower Mound, Texas said he and his wife bought three Troy Defense Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifles on Black Friday at a cost of $799 each, a $300 dollar discount. “It was a heck of a deal,” said Kellner. They received two of them, but were then notified by Dick’s on Christmas Eve, that no more orders would be fulfilled...
  • Al Qaeda reportedly carving out its own 'country' in Mali (Hussein retreats)

    12/31/2012 6:54:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/31/12
    **SNIP** The catalyst for the Islamic fighters was a military coup nine months ago that transformed Mali from a once-stable nation to the failed state it is today. On March 21, disgruntled soldiers invaded the presidential palace. The fall of the nation's democratically elected government at the hands of junior officers destroyed the military's command-and-control structure, creating the vacuum which allowed a mix of rebel groups to move in. With no clear instructions from their higher-ups, the humiliated soldiers left to defend those towns tore off their uniforms, piled into trucks and beat a retreat as far as Mopti, roughly...
  • Greenwich Village couple busted with cache of weapons, bombmaking explosives: sources

    12/31/2012 6:48:35 AM PST · by bryan999 · 63 replies
    The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, Aaron Greene, 31, also had instructions on making bombs, including a stack of papers with a cover sheet titled, “The Terrorist Encyclopedia,’’ sources told The Post yesterday. People who know Greene say his political views are “extreme,” the sources said.
  • Holiday Shopping Season Disappoints: Causes And Consequences [Worst Since ' 08; BO's First Campaign]

    12/31/2012 6:47:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    seeking alpha ^ | 12/28/12 | Colin Lokey
    In an article published on September 20, I noted that analysts seemed to be putting quite a bit of faith in the U.S. consumer's willingness and ability to boost the economy in the fourth quarter. Specifically, consensus estimates showed revenue growth for consumer discretionary names outpacing topline growth for the S&P 500 as a whole by more than 3 to 1. I suggested that underpinning the outlook for consumer discretionary names were unrealistic expectations regarding the efficacy of QE3 at producing the so-called "wealth effect." Ultimately, I made the following prediction of my own: ...the post-QE rally has historically lasted...
  • The Battle of Athens, Tennessee 1946

    12/31/2012 6:36:54 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 11 replies
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    The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.