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  • House passes fiscal cliff deal, tamps down GOP revolt

    01/01/2013 7:47:58 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 182 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | Olivier Knox
  • Why I Will Vote No On The Senate-Passed Bill:Message from my Congressman - a true Tea Partier

    01/01/2013 7:37:31 PM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    1/1/13
    In the dead of the night, with no committee hearings, no public input and no time to read the bill, the Senate approved a bill written in secret by President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi – the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.” According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Senate-passed bill would cost taxpayers $3.9 trillion over 10 years and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that it would add almost $4 trillion in debt over the next ten years. The official estimate is that it will increase spending by at least $330...
  • MILLER: Two systems of justice

    01/01/2013 7:30:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Emily Miller
    David Gregory walks free while Iraq vet was jailedIt’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an investigation into NBC’s David Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” that’s prohibited in the District on on national TV. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman refused Monday to respond to whether Mr. Gregory had even been interviewed yet. This is a rather curious departure for a city that has been ruthless in enforcing this particular firearms statute against law-abiding citizens who made an honest mistake. In July, The Washington Times highlighted the plight of former Army Spc. Adam...
  • Washington Post Column: The character assassination of Hillary Clinton

    01/01/2013 7:01:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/01/2013 | Kathleen Parker
    The new year began not with a cannonball off the “fiscal cliff” but with an outbreak of conspiratorial cynicism. This time it’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose fall and concussion, followed by a blood clot between her brain and skull, has prompted an embarrassment of theories. The gist: That woman will do anything to avoid testifying about Benghazi. Several commentators on the right opined via Twitter and TV, those most deadly hosts for the parasites of rumor and innuendo, that Clinton was faking her concussion to duck out on her appearance before congressional committees investigating the attack on the...
  • After 63 years, U.S. Postal Service delivers calendar

    01/01/2013 6:58:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Times-Tribune ^ | December 29, 2012 | SARAH HOFIUS HALL
    After 63 years, U.S. Postal Service delivers calendar The 1950 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar never made it to James W. Flanagan, general manager of The Scranton Times. He would never need it: he died in December 1949. But on Friday, 63 years after his death, the U.S. Postal Service made a delivery. A mail carrier, with no explanation of where the package had been the last 63 years, handed it to Chris O'Hora at The Times-Tribune's front desk. The calendar, rolled in a long tube, soon made its way to the office of Bobby Lynett, a publisher of The Times-Tribune and...
  • F. Lee Bailey Denied Bid to Practice Law in Maine

    01/01/2013 6:29:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ABC6 ^ | Jan 01, 2013
    F. Lee Bailey, the attorney who represented O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst, had been denied his request to practice law in Maine. The 79-year-old Bailey passed the Maine bar exam last winter. He was previously licensed in Massachusetts and Florida, but was disbarred in those states for mishandling $6 million worth of stock for a client.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Does Your New Year's Eve Say About You? ~ 02 January 2013

    01/01/2013 6:04:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 73 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We What To Know..... What Does Your New Year's Eve Say About You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • New York County denies request for names of gun permit holders

    01/01/2013 5:45:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Noreen O'Donnell
    Authorities in a suburban county north of New York City said on Tuesday they will refuse to release names of local gun permit holders to a newspaper that has been publishing the identities of thousands of license-holding residents. Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said he would defy a request for information about pistol permit holders from the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, which has come under criticism for publishing thousands of such identities already. "There is the rule of law, and there is right and wrong and the Journal News is clearly wrong," Sant said in a statement. "I...
  • Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television [Video at link]

    01/01/2013 5:42:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/13 | Noel Sheppard
    No matter what vulgar things Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcasts, the folks at the supposedly most trusted name in news continue to invite her back. On Monday night's program, after first telling co-host Anderson Cooper "I'm going to tickle your sack," she shortly after midnight actually kissed his crotch...
  • 8 deadly agents 'to bring U.S. to its knees'

    01/01/2013 5:35:46 PM PST · by wesagain · 97 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Iranian scientists, working under orders from the radicals running the Islamic regime, have genetically altered microbial agents in a nightmarish scheme to bring the West to its knees. According to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit with knowledge of Iran’s microbial research and development, the scientists, with Russian and North Korean help, currently possess eight extremely dangerous microbial agents that, if unleashed, could kill millions of people. As reported exclusively on WND on Dec. 16, the source revealed the existence of a plant in Marzanabad, Iran, where 12 Russian and 28 Iranian scientists are working on microbial agents...
  • Olney’s Support the Troops Rally 2012 WRAP UP - Pic Heavy

    01/01/2013 5:32:39 PM PST · by trooprally · 18 replies
    Our Olney Support the Troops Rally is still going strong. With the economy and election putting a damper on 2012, our regulars and not-so-regulars standing tall. Jimmy Valentines Brother made it up one Saturday when we needed help. We also had several passer-bys stop and stand with us along with numerous joggers and walkers thank us for our support of the troops including FReeper MomToThree. As her screen name indicates, having 3 kids makes it hard stand with us. But her and the kids always enthusiastically wave as they drive by. Many of the others who stopped by are active...
  • CNN: Clinton Itching To Testify on Benghazi Issue

    01/01/2013 5:27:45 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/30/2012
    From the CNN transcript.........ELISE LABOTT, is a CNN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPORTERLEMON: Yes. And -- and also traveling with her, you said would -- you know, she's relentless and she is one of those people from -- you know, her husband and her, I've seen them at events, every hand they shake, they're the -- usually the first people to enter the room and the last people to leave. And she is committed as Secretary of State and the president has said as such -- as much just recently over the past couple of weeks. ............................. .................LABOTT: She was, you know,...
  • Mass. Lawmaker in Voting Scandal Quits Office

    01/01/2013 5:21:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC6 ^ | Jan 01, 2013
    Updated: A Massachusetts lawmaker who agreed to plead guilty to casting invalid absentee ballots in 2009 and 2010 has submitted his resignation letter. State Rep. Stephen Smith submitted a letter dated Monday to the state's top election official, Secretary William Galvin. Galvin said Tuesday Smith's signed letter states, "I respectfully decline to accept this office."
  • Abortion Effect: U.S. Seeing Slowest Population Growth Since 1930

    01/01/2013 5:05:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    After almost 40 years of legalized abortions throughout the United States — and longer in states that okayed abortions pre-Roe — the U.S. population has been decimated to the point that the nation is seeing the lowest population growth since the 1930s.Abortion has destroyed not only one generation of Americans but a second as well — people who should be boosting the fertility rate in their childbearing years now who were victims of abortions in the 1970s and 1980s. In total, more than 55 million Americans are been victimized by abortions and millions more were never born because their parents...
  • Africa: Where black is not really beautiful

    01/01/2013 4:59:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | Monday 31 December 2012 | Pumza Fihlani
    Nomasonto Mnisi says her skin colour is "a self-esteem issue" South Africa is marketed to the world as Mandela's rainbow nation, where everyone is proud of their race and heritage. But for some black South Africans there is such a thing as being too black. A recent study by the University of Cape Town suggests that one woman in three in South Africa bleaches her skin. The reasons for this are as varied as the cultures in this country but most people say they use skin-lighteners because they want "white skin". Local musician Nomasonto "Mshoza" Mnisi, now several shades lighter,...
  • Pelosi: House can pass bill with Democratic help (Boehner surrenders to Pelosi, too...)

    01/01/2013 4:58:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/1/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Echoing her words at a press conference earlier in the day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Tuesday afternoon for an up-or-down vote on the “fiscal cliff” deal passed by the Senate. She wrote on Twitter that she was confident the bill would pass the House with a “strong majority” of House Democrats.
  • Krauthammer On Fiscal Cliff Deal: "A Complete Surrender On Everything" (video)

    01/01/2013 4:57:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 1, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It's possible that this is a prelude to a challenge, Thursday, to Boehner's leadership by Eric Cantor. I think it would be quite naked to do it at this late hour as a result of a split over the vote. Look, there are a lot of conservatives in the Republican caucus in the House who hate the bill, and for good reason. This is a complete surrender on everything. The ratio of tax hikes to spending cuts is 40:1 rather than 1:1, or 1:2 or 1:3. So, it was a complete rout by the Democrats. So it's understandable....
  • Giles County cancels school Wednesday : Narrows could be site of next school massacre

    01/01/2013 4:54:08 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 6 replies
    PEARISBURG -- Giles County schools will be closed Wednesday to give law enforcement officials an opportunity to brief teachers and school administration about a website that mentions Narrows schools in a discussion about the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn.
  • Cantor ‘stands with Boehner,’ spokesman says (GOP surrender to Obama is back on track...)

    01/01/2013 4:52:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/1/13 | Rachel Weiner
    A spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) pushed back Tuesday afternoon against the suggestion that by coming out against the “fiscal cliff” deal passed by the Senate, the congressman was undercutting House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
  • Haunting pictures show desperate struggle to survive in last days of USSR

    01/01/2013 4:46:39 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 93 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1 January 2013
    <p>These shocking pictures may look like something out of the Great Depression - but in fact they show life in the last years of the Soviet Union, less than three decades ago.</p> <p>Shop shelves were often bare, it was normal to have to join a long queue if you wanted to buy groceries and many of the people looked ground down after a century of desperate poverty.</p>
  • Eric Cantor Leads GOP Charge Against Senate Cliff Bill

    01/01/2013 4:46:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 01/01/2013
    Last-minute efforts to step back from the fiscal cliff ran into trouble on Tuesday as Republicans in the House of Representatives balked at a deal that would prevent Washington from pushing the world's biggest economy into a recession. House Republicans complained that a bill passed by the Senate in a late-night show of unity to prevent a budget crisis contained tax hikes for the wealthiest Americans but no spending cuts. Some conservatives sought to change the bill to add cuts. That would set up a high-stakes showdown between the two chambers and risk a stinging rebuke from financial markets that...
  • Our debt isn't the problem (Why worry about balancing the federal budget at all?)

    01/01/2013 4:43:34 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 22 replies
    NewEconPerspectives ^ | January 1, 2013 | Stephanie Kelton
    Look, up in the sky! It’s a “fiscal cliff.” It’s a slope. It’s an obstacle course. The truth is, it doesn’t really matter what we call it. It only matters what it is: a lamebrained package of economic depressants bearing down on a lame-duck Congress. This hastily concocted mix of across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases for all was supposed to force Congress to get serious about dealing with our nation’s debt and deficit. The question everyone’s asking is this: On whose backs should we balance the federal budget? One side wants higher taxes; the other wants spending cuts. And...
  • Analysis: 77% of Households to See Tax Increase

    01/01/2013 4:39:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, January 1, 2013 | John D. McKinnon
    The fiscal cliff bill’s impact would be far-reaching for American taxpayers, and particularly painful for very high-income households, according to a new analysis. About 77% of American households would see a tax increase compared to their 2012 tax levels, according to the analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. The biggest impact for most households comes from the expiration of a two-percentage-point payroll-tax break that existed for 2011 and 2012. It basically hits all working people. But the bill also contains sizable tax increases for the wealthy, compared with 2012...
  • Howie Carr thread Jan. 1-15, 2013

    01/01/2013 4:32:01 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 1/1/13 | raccoonradio
    Maybe will do the thread once every two weeks, a "fortnight" eh? Howie returns tomorrow, Wed the 2nd. In Boston WTKK 96.9, where Howie hoped to flee to, will end sometime tomorrow. The format is expected to change to music sometime after Eagan & Braude do a farewell show 7-10 am. So, 10 am? Noon? 3pm? 5 pm? And we don't know the new format...There was an article on a left-leaning blog from the Pacific NW wondering if the failure of WTKK is a sign of the end of conserv talk radio. One comment to it, by "Vin": "WTKK conservative?...
  • Any Dems with a Conscience in Congress?

    01/01/2013 4:30:50 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    1/1/13 | originalbuckeye
    Are there any elected Democrats who will put the survival of their country ahead of their Party? Are there any elected Democrats who care about the excessive spending their Party demands? Are there any elected Democrats who will defy their 'leaders' and put future generations ahead of the immature Socialists who have control of this country? $41 dollars of tax hikes for each $1 in spending cuts??? And they aren't spending cuts anyway??? This will put the final nail in the coffin of the once revered American Dream.
  • The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous

    01/01/2013 4:29:25 PM PST · by Gomez · 14 replies
    Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander. A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013. According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a...
  • 'Journal News' hires armed security guards [gun control hypocrites]

    01/01/2013 4:21:06 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | January 1, 2013 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits. RGA Investigations, a private security company, "is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article," according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours through at...
  • House Republicans Weigh Two Options for Vote

    01/01/2013 4:19:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/01/2013 | By Corey Boles, Janet Hook, Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—House Republicans are gauging whether there is enough Republican support to add spending cuts to a Senate-approved fiscal-cliff agreement as leaders moved toward holding votes Tuesday night, a senior House GOP aide said. House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on Tuesday presented Republicans with two options for overcoming an impasse on legislation to deal with the fiscal cliff. The first option would be to add spending cuts to the Senate-passed bill, vote on that and send it back to the Senate, the aide said. The fallback position would be to bring the Senate-bill up as it exists, vote on it...
  • 18-Year-Old Bites, Punches Potential Kidnappers to Get Away: Deputies

    01/01/2013 4:07:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 | Lauren Steussy
    A woman in Encinitas bit and punched three men who were allegedly attempting to kidnap and rape her Monday afternoon, she told authorities with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department responded to the 700 block of Saxony Road in Encinitas when they were informed of the potential kidnapping. The 18-year-old victim told deputies that three men who she did not know approached her in a truck near the YMCA on Saxony Road. A thin, young man, possibly a juvenile, pulled the victim into the car with the two other suspects. While in the vehicle,...
  • House Republicans gauging support for budget amendments

    01/01/2013 4:06:45 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-1-13 | Erik Wasson, Russell Berman and Molly K. Hooper
    House Republican leaders will assess support within their conference for two options on the Senate's "fiscal cliff" compromise before deciding whether to try to amend the legislation and send it back to the upper chamber, lawmakers and aides said. The two choices: amend the bill with spending cuts - likely killing it for the 112th Congress - or voting to adopt the Senate measure and sending it to President Obama for his signature. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told his conference he was flatly opposed to the Senate bill without more spending cuts, members said as they emerged from...
  • Journal News hires armed security guards

    01/01/2013 4:06:39 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 34 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/1/13 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits. RGA Investigations, a private security company, "is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article," according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours through at...
  • Sperm donor for lesbian couple sued by State of Kansas for child support

    01/01/2013 4:05:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/31/2012 | BY: THERESA LESCHMANN
    The State of Kansas, which does not recognize same-sex unions, is pursuing child support from the man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple because the child’s mother is seeking financial aid. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is seeking to pass the cost of that child support on to the sperm donor of the lesbian couple involved. According to the Huffington Post’s Dec. 30 report, William Marotta, a Topeka mechanic, may have to pay child support for a child he signed away all his parental rights to. The story begins when Marotta answered a Craigslist ad for a sperm donor....
  • Bachmann says Congress should forego pay raise

    01/01/2013 3:49:58 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 1-1-13 | kevin diaz
    Staring into the abyss of the fiscal cliff deadline, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann introduced legislation Monday that would rescind the portion of President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise. “At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise," the Minnesota Republican said. The announcement came as House leaders indicated they would not have a budget deal done by the midnight deadline, plunging the nation off the fiscal cliff.
  • Expert: Israel Has an Historic RIght to Judea and Samaria

    01/01/2013 3:35:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/13 | David Lev
    ..... Until very recently, the guiding document for governments in Israel had been a 2004 report authored by leftist attorney Talia Sasson, who recommended the dismantling of many new communities, termed “outposts,” in Judea and Samaria. Sasson later ran for Knesset on the far-left Meretz party list. Baker said that much of the trouble relating to these communities was due to Sasson's bad faith in preparing the report. She had been asked by then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to prepare a report on “unauthorized outposts, but when she produced the report she termed them 'illegal' outposts.” The government, Baker said, had...
  • Icy waters in North add to Mississippi River problems downstream

    01/01/2013 3:20:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | December 31, 2012 | National Corn Growers Association
    The coming new year brings intensified shipping difficulties for barge operators on the stretch of the Mississippi River just south of St. Louis. With ice on the river's northernmost stretch reducing water levels already seriously affected by the drought, traffic on the nation's largest waterway could come to a halt by Friday of next week. "While the drought is at the core of the current issues on the Mississippi, this situation also highlights the dire need for infrastructure improvements," said National Corn Growers Association Chairman Garry Niemeyer, a grower from Auburn, Ill. "At NCGA, we have been pushing for upgrades...
  • UKIP - Nigel Farage New Year Message 2013

    01/01/2013 3:19:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW64w9nLrqA | Nigel Farage
    UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage gives his New years message 2013 video 6:15
  • Why We Fight

    01/01/2013 3:10:16 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 1st, 2013 | James Delingpole
    Yes, I know there are those who think I sometimes go over the top in the way I sledge the opposition. But this is not a criticism I'm going to buy – or ever will buy. Did Churchill ever issue a wartime directive that, following complaints submitted by the German embassy in Dublin, soldiers should refrain from singing hurtful songs about Herr Hitler's monotesticular status? Not as far as I can recall. In war, all is fair game. When the other side behaves badly, it deserves to be called on it – in the most explicit terms possible – not...
  • KNME Ordered to Mediate Public Records Lawsuit As Fines Mount (Public TV caught selling "news")

    01/01/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jim Scarantino
    After more than five years of resisting a lawsuit requesting inspection of public records, KNME-TV has been ordered into mediation where it will face claims for civil fines and attorney fees that could reach $200,000 and higher. KNME-TV is the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate at the University of New Mexico. The suit arose from KNME-TV’s production for hire of a misleadingly labeled “news documentary” on the controversial Navajo water settlement. The program was called “The Water Haulers” and was commissioned and paid for by the Navajo Nation and the State Engineer of New Mexico. They wanted the program to...
  • Fiscal cliff in New Year's limbo: House Republicans are demanding more federal spending cuts

    01/01/2013 2:50:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Newser / The Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | David Espo and Alan Fram
    Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts. "I do not support the bill. We are looking, though, for the best path forward," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declared after a closed-door meeting of his party's rank and file. While Speaker John Boehner took no public position, an attempt to add spending cuts was all but certain before the leadership called for a final House vote on the measure that cleared...
  • Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011 (unofficial count)

    01/01/2013 2:50:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/01/13 | Jeremy Gorner
    **SNIP** Although it’s difficult to pinpoint a single cause for last year’s increase, statistics show the early part of 2012 suffered the biggest spike in homicides. Experts and some law enforcement sources believe the unseasonable warmth that hit Chicago during that period contributed to a homicide spike as high as 66 percent in April, and the month of March—the warmest March on record in Chicago--was especially hit hard when there were 53 homicides, up from 23 in March 2011. **SNIP** Even though Chicago has the most police officers per 100,000 people out the five major U.S. cities, many within the...
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets Tax Incentive Extension

    01/01/2013 2:49:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 01./01/13
    The Senate's just passed "fiscal cliff" legislation includes an extension of tax breaks for Hollywood, the same industry which came out en masse to support President Barack Obama's re-election.
  • URGENT!!: A FEINSTEIN NEW YEAR FOR YOU

    01/01/2013 2:48:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    One of the first items on the agenda for Congress in January 2013, if not the first, will be the new and even more Draconian “assault weapons and magazine ban” long since drafted by Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from California. Here, in 1995, Dianne Feinstein explains why she would ban all private ownership of firearms if she could: ---- Moreover, THE TRANSFER TAX (“REGISTRATION TAX”) PER ITEM IS $200 APIECE FOR NFA ITEMS! Only, this would be a transfer “from you to yourself,” an extortionistic demand that you pay to keep something you have already legally purchased and responsibly owned....
  • St. Louis Planned Parenthood Botches Third Abortion in Weeks

    01/01/2013 2:38:32 PM PST · by kathsua · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/28/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business in St. Louis has apparently botched its third abortion in recent weeks, as it was documented sending another woman to a local hospital the day after Christmas. For the third time since Thanksgiving, the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic transported a woman to the hospital for emergency care, making it one of the most dangerous abortion clinics in the nation, according to officials with Operation Rescue, who informed LifeNews of the incident. As the pro-life group indicated, on December 26, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an ambulance was photographed by local activists loading a Planned Parenthood patient...
  • "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012" (Senate Roll Call Vote)

    01/01/2013 2:24:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | January 1, 2013 | NA
    NAYs ---8 Bennet (D-CO) Carper (D-DE) Grassley (R-IA) Harkin (D-IA) Lee (R-UT) Paul (R-KY) Rubio (R-FL) Shelby (R-AL) Not Voting - 3 DeMint (R-SC) Kirk (R-IL) Lautenberg (D-NJ)
  • New Year, same binge Britain

    01/01/2013 2:08:38 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | January 1, 2013 | STAFF REPORTER
    BOOZE-fuelled Brits spilled on to streets around the country as they raucously saw in the New Year. Partygoers across the country were drunk, disorderly and dishevelled as they stumbled out of bars and clubs. There was carnage in Britain’s major cities – including London, Newcastle, Liverpool and Birmingham – as revellers came out in force, despite the grim weather in some areas. It was a busy night for the emergency services, with some reporting a huge spike in the number of calls they received. The Metropolitan Police said that officers had made 96 arrests across the capital by 3.45am relating...
  • The Most Ridiculous PETA ad of all time.

    01/01/2013 1:59:03 PM PST · by SENTINEL · 44 replies
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  • $100 million legal claim in Newtown school shooting is withdrawn by lawyer.

    01/01/2013 1:54:19 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/1/2013 | NBC News staff and wire services
    A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday. New Haven, Connecticut-based attorney Irving Pinsky said he dropped the claim because he was evaluating new evidence, according to a report on CTPost.com. Pinsky said he did not rule out further legal action, the report said. He did not respond immediately to Reuters requests to comment on the report.
  • Not an Awful Deal (if you like Marxism)

    01/01/2013 1:21:26 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Quin Hillyer
    Not an Awful Deal By QUIN HILLYER on 1.1.13 @ 10:16AM After about an hour of studying last night’s budget deal, I find it right on the borderline between (A) awful-tasting medicine we still need to take for our health and (B) a cure that is worse than the disease. But careful, careful attention pushes the calculation every-so-slightly toward the former. This isn’t even a 51-49 proposition, but only a 50.1-49.9 proposition. Still, here’s why the option of a “yes” vote for House Republicans — notwithstanding my warnings yesterday that “no deal” is better than a bad deal — is...
  • Cantor opposed to Cliff deal

    01/01/2013 12:58:14 PM PST · by fooman · 103 replies
    Do we believe Cantor will shoot this down?
  • Police: Feiglin Should be Indicted Temple Mount Visit

    01/01/2013 12:55:14 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/13
    Israeli police have recommend that Likud-Beytenu candidate Moshe Feiglin be prosecuted for praying on the Temple Mount Tuesday morning. Police recommended Feiglin be indicted ... violating an order to stay away from the area and for public misconduct.