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  • COLD WAR DIPLOMAT BLAMES SOVIETS FOR JFK ASSASSINATION

    01/07/2013 3:18:34 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | January 6,2013 | Greg Christison
    AN explosive new book by a former Foreign Service diplomat reveals evidence which proves the Soviets were behind the assassination of the US President John F Kennedy five decades ago. Robert Holmes, who worked for the British Government in Moscow for two years in the early Sixties, claims the KGB coerced US-born Lee Harvey Oswald into committing the shooting on November 22, 1963. Mr Holmes, from Houston, Renfrewshire, believes the Soviet Union – seeking revenge for the West’s “victory” during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis – sent officers to meet Oswald weeks before the murder. The 72-year-old who held a...
  • Democrats look for up to $1 trillion in new tax revenues this year

    01/07/2013 2:38:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/07/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats say they want to raise as much as $1 trillion in new revenues through tax reform later this year to balance Republican demands to slash mandatory spending. Democratic leaders have had little time to craft a new position for their party since passing a tax deal Tuesday that will raise $620 billion in revenue over the next ten years. The emerging consensus, however, is that the next installment of deficit reduction should reach $2 trillion and about half of it should come from higher taxes. This sets up tax reform as one of the biggest fights of the 113th...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - January 7, 2013

    01/07/2013 2:35:43 AM PST · by sneakers · 23 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Pelosi: More tax revenues must be part of next deficit deal

    01/07/2013 2:29:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/06/13 | Mike Lillis
    Pushing back against the Republicans' deficit-reduction strategy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this weekend that more tax revenues not just spending cuts must be a part of Congress's effort to rein in deficits. Pelosi said the tax hikes in the recent fiscal-cliff deal are a start, but don't go far enough to generate the revenues the government needs to run the country effectively. "In this legislation we had $620 billion, very significant changing the high-end tax rate to 39.6 percent. But that is not enough on the revenue side," Pelosi told CBS's Bob Schieffer in...
  • Hugo Chavez remains hospitalized in Cuba as Venezuelan inauguration approaches

    01/07/2013 2:26:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | Juan Forero
    CARACAS, Venezuela Hugo Chavezs fervent followers still assemble in the capitals main public square, decked in the bright red of their leaders movement, to chant revolutionary songs that envisage the president leading the country far into the future. But Chavez, who has dominated public life here since the late 1990s, is nowhere to be seen. He no longer gives his trademark bombastic speeches, nor does he hold forth on television like a game-show host. On Sunday, he remained in Cuba, where he has been for nearly a month, presumably convalescing after undergoing surgery to remove what he called some...
  • Police drug search intrudes on husband's final moments with deceased wife

    01/07/2013 1:48:37 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 3 2013 | Dennis Romboy
    VERNAL A man says Vernal police disrupted an intimate moment of mourning with his deceased wife of 58 years when they searched his house for her prescription medication without a warrant within minutes of her death. -snip- Ben D. Mahaffey, 80, said he was distraught and trying to make sure his wife's body would be taken to the funeral home with dignity, when he says officers insisted he help them look for the drugs. "I was holding her hand saying goodbye when all the intrusion happened," he told the Deseret News. -snip- Mahaffey said he was treated as if...
  • Why Exceptionalism Matters (and why Obama must reject it)

    01/07/2013 1:33:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Jeffrey Folks
    America is exceptional, despite what our current president may think. Asked whether America was an exceptional country, Mr. Obama famously replied that every country is exceptional. North Korea is exceptional? Castro's Cuba is fine? Zimbabwe is great? Really? Obama's response accords with the left's theory of universalism, whereby one's general allegiance to mankind outweighs that to any particular nation, including one's own....... .......From a practical perspective, universalism is a dead end -- quite literally -- because there are always powerful adversaries who do not share one's soft-hearted faith in universal brotherhood. The left's goals of unilateral disarmament and global equality...
  • Syria: Assad calls for mobilisation against puppet rebels

    01/07/2013 12:45:47 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/7/2012
    In his first public appearance in months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called for full national mobilisation against rebel "terrorists" seeking to divide the country and said there was no room for dialogue with Western "puppets". Then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, conducts "personal diplomacy" during Bush administration Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made his first public appearance in months on Sunday, calling for a full national mobilisation to fight against rebel fighters that he described as al-Qaeda terrorists. Assad, ignoring international demands for him to step down, described the conflict in Syria as a struggle between the Syrian people and...
  • Russia's Mordovia Woos New Citizen Gerard Depardieu

    01/07/2013 12:02:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Russian region of Mordovia has invited French actor Gerard Depardieu to set up home there, hours after he received his Russian passport. Governor Vladimir Volkov said he could choose an apartment or a place to build a house, Interfax news agency reported. Mordovia is best known for its Stalin-era gulag prison camps. Mr Depardieu has taken Russian citizenship after the French government criticised his decision to move abroad to avoid higher taxes. The BBC's Daniel Sandford, in Moscow, says even today harsh prisons are Mordovia's principal employer. One of the convicted members of the punk band Pussy Riot -...
  • Cocooning Is the Wrong Solution for Conservatives

    01/06/2013 11:44:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | James G. Wiles
    .......... the United States needs its conservative leaders and activists in the public square now more than at any time in our lifetimes. If we hold on, we'll win. Blue State America is doomed, and the blue-staters represented by President Obama and his party cannot save it. ...... we red-staters must remain fully involved and fully engaged in American politics and culture. This is especially true after a year like 2012 -- when we lose. Better to quote U.S. General Joseph Stilwell after the loss of Burma to the Japanese. "I claim," Vinegar Joe said, "we took a hell of...
  • Illinois lawmakers abandon attempts to ban assault weapons

    01/06/2013 11:16:22 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | January 6, 2013 | Tony Arnold
    Illinois lawmakers are abandoning efforts to pass gun control legislation in the final days of their session. An assault weapons ban was one of several major issues that brought State House members back to Springfield on Sunday. Lawmakers are also hoping to address other issues, such as pension reform, forcing companies to disclose what they pay in taxes and allowing those in the country illegally to obtain a drivers license. The assault weapons ban legislation was slated to appear Sunday afternoon in front of the House Judiciary Committee. But despite a room packed full of supporters and opponents of gun...
  • Renowned French economist to join Obamas team

    01/06/2013 11:13:34 PM PST · by Buddy Sorrell · 26 replies
    France 24 ^ | 1/5/2013 | France 24
    Frances Esther Duflo, a star economist who was once named one of Time magazines 100 most influential people in the world, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to help shape US global development policy. Frances Esther Duflo, a world renowned economist, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to join a government body dedicated to advising the administration on global development policy. Duflo, who was raised in a left-leaning Protestant family, said she became aware of economic divides and social injustice at a very early age.
  • Candlelight Vigil Held For Elk Killed By Police Officer In Boulder (Colorado)

    01/06/2013 10:55:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    CBS News Denver ^ | January 6, 2013
    A candlelight vigil was held in Boulder Sunday evening for an elk that was shot by a police officer last Tuesday. The vigil was held on Mountain View Road near where the incident occurred. Some residents say the elk was considered a friend and even a guardian. They created a memorial at a tree in the area. Two police officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave while the Boulder Police Department investigates. [Snip] Several neighbors told CBS4 they feel there was no reason to kill the animal, and they are encouraging others to complain...
  • Jason Weinsteins Justice Department career was derailed by Fast and Furious

    01/06/2013 10:34:06 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2013 | Ann E. Marimow
    McMahon said that agents running the Fast and Furious investigation would benefit if the department could expedite its review of wiretap applications. In their initial conversation, Weinstein later told the IG, McMahon gave him the clear impression that agents in Fast and Furious were aggressively seizing guns and that it was completely different from Wide Receiver. Two weeks later, Weinstein received the first of three wiretap applications he would review for Fast and Furious. He said that following years of department practice, he signed off after reading summary memos prepared by lawyers in the Office of Enforcement Operations. He did...
  • Police: Teen arrested at airport claims to be Ron Paul's grandson

    01/06/2013 10:30:05 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 8 replies
    WBTV Charlotte, NC ^ | Jan 06, 2013 | Andrew Armstrong
    Police: Teen arrested at airport claims to be Ron Paul's grandson CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A teenager who says he is the son of a U.S. Senator, and grandson of a former Presidential candidate, was arrested Saturday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. William Hilton Paul, 19, was then transported and booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail. Sources at the Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff's Office say he identified himself as the son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Senator Paul's father is former Presidential candidate Ron Paul. Paul was also charged with Disorderly Conduct and being Intoxicated and Disruptive.
  • 3rd Term or Dictator? Repeal the twenty-second article of amendment

    01/06/2013 9:54:55 PM PST · by Boomer · 28 replies
    Congress.Gov ^ | 01/04/2013 | Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]
    H.J.Res.15 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.113th Congress (2013-2014)
  • Gun Control Tramples On The Certain Virtues Of A Heavily Armed Citizenry

    01/06/2013 9:50:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 28DEC2012 | Lawrence Hunter
    It is time the critics of the Second Amendment put up and repeal it, or shut up about violating it. Their efforts to disarm and short-arm Americans violate the U.S. Constitution in Merriam Websters first sense of the termto disregard it. Hard cases make bad law, which is why they are reserved for the Constitution, not left to the caprice of legislatures, the sophistry and casuistry of judges or the despotic rule making of the chief executive and his bureaucracy. And make no mistake, guns pose one of the hardest cases a free people confronts in the 21st century, a...
  • What firearm(s) would you recommend for home protection?

    01/06/2013 9:42:01 PM PST · by ru4liberty · 236 replies
    Self
    This question pertains to a diminutive woman in her mid-60s. She has a .38 handgun but has been told by a few people (shooting range owner, RTC instructor's cousin, co-worker, etc.) that the best thing to have is a shotgun. They pretty much said that sometimes the only thing a perp needs is to hear the cocking of the shotgun and he'll flee the scene. I wanted to tap into the expertise of those FReepers who are knowledgeable of such things so I can pass along the info. Also, her funds are limited (fixed income), so any recommendations that would...
  • Ramsey County Elections Manager Mansky Hides Election Records

    01/06/2013 9:15:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/3/13 | mnmajoritydotorg
    In this January 3rd, 2013 edition of Majority Report, Sue Jeffers and Dan McGrath discuss Ramsey County Election Manager Joe Mansky's recent refusal to provide public access to 2012 election records, even though he has made them available for previous elections and they are vital to detect and prove voter fraud. Watch the video and call Joe Mansky at 651-266-2171 to demand transparency in our election system.
  • Downton Abbey Season 3 official thread

    01/06/2013 9:12:11 PM PST · by FoxPro · 42 replies
    My 85 year old mom gets so much delight from this.