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  • Iran's Revenues from Oil Exports Dropped by 45%

    01/07/2013 3:09:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/13
    Iran's revenues from their oil and gas exports have dropped by 45% due to international sanctions, a senior lawmaker said...
  • Hagel: No Evidence I'm Anti-Israel

    01/07/2013 3:04:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Chuck Hagel, who was nominated on Monday by President Barack Obama as Secretary of Defense, dismissed allegations that he is against Israel. The former Nebraska senator said in an interview that an accurate assessment of his record will demonstrate "unequivocal, total support for Israel" and endorsement of tough international economic sanctions against Iran. Critics have "completely distorted" his record, the former Nebraska senator told the Lincoln Journal Star, a local newspaper based in his home state. At last, Hagel said, with his nomination announced by the president, he has an opportunity to set the record straight. He added that there...
  • Group holds pre-inaugural ‘gun day’

    01/07/2013 3:03:44 PM PST · by hans56 · 3 replies
    Plitico ^ | 1/7/13 | BOBBY CERVANTES |
    Calling for a “Gun Appreciation Day” two days before President Barack Obama’s Inauguration, gun rights activists are urging gun owners to turn “out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast” on Jan. 19.
  • DoE doubling down on feeding “green” ambitions and hiking third-world food prices

    01/07/2013 2:59:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | ERIKA JOHNSON
    The Obama administration has roundly refused to scale back on its relentless buoying up of the biofuels industry, despite the clamorous criticism of almost everybody except the ethanol lobby; once the supposedly ‘environmental’ zealots of our bloated federal bureaucracy and their cronyish friends have decided on a policy, that’s just all there is to it, and no, we really do not give a damn about the real-world unintended consequences. Well, leftists and rent-seekers, here are some unintended consequences: We are already dealing with inflated food prices in the United States because of the government’s mandate that we use a certain...
  • Anti-Gun Zealot Michael Moore Endorses Shoot-Em-Up Film, ‘Django Unchained’

    01/07/2013 2:59:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 6, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    (Via Twitter) Anti-gun zealot Michael Moore endorses shoot-em-up film, ‘Django Unchained’ • This weekend, go see "Django". I still can't get this movie outta my head- & I don't want to! Ignore all nonsense u've heard bout "violence" - Michael Moore • "Django Unchained" is one of the best film satires ever. A rare American movie on slavery and the origins of our sick racist history. Wow. - Michael Moore
  • Adam Lanza wore earplugs, rapidly changed clips, shot up cars in parking lot: report

    01/07/2013 2:34:19 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 327 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/7/13 | PHILIP CAULFIELD
    Investigators puzzled by why Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza wore earplugs during the massacre if he knew he was going to kill himself. Separately, evidence shows Lanza reloaded his weapon before the magazines were spent, leading to questions about whether he was influenced by the first-person shooter games he spent hours playing.
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money

    01/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Rush likens pedophilia ‘normalization’ to gay marriage

    01/07/2013 2:32:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7/13 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Rush Limbaugh said Monday that there is a movement to “normalize pedophilia,” and referenced the push for same sex marriage while also discussing the Jimmy Savile and Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandals. “There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage,” the conservative commentator said on his radio program Monday, according to a show transcript. “What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-7-2013

    01/07/2013 2:25:49 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 38 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Greg Walden's bill bans minting $1T coin

    01/07/2013 2:24:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7/13 | BOBBY CERVANTES
    Lawmakers are still positioning themselves for a debt ceiling fight in a few months, but one Republican congressman wants to snuff out a particular idea immediately: the U.S. Treasury minting $1 trillion platinum coins to avert a debt ceiling showdown. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill to specifically ban President Barack Obama from minting the coins. “This scheme to mint trillion dollar platinum coins is absurd and dangerous, and would be laughable if the proponents weren’t so serious about it as a solution,
  • Illinois House committee OKs illegal immigrant driver’s licenses

    01/07/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 1/7/2013 | Associated Press
    SPRINGFIELD — A proposal that could make Illinois the next state to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses has passed out of a House committee. It's ready for a House floor vote. Supporters say it's a matter of public safety and will allow an estimated 250,000 illegal immigrants in Illinois to get driver's licenses.
  • Colin Powell Endorses Chuck Hagel So Who are We to Complain?

    01/07/2013 2:21:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, everybody's all atwitter over Barack Obama nominating former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. Apparently Chuck Hagel doesn't like Israel much, and a lot of people know this. There have been some people who have said Hagel's anti-Semitic, and then they've retracted that. But Hagel is on record as saying he's "senator from Nebraska, not senator from Israel." I'm paraphrasing but that's pretty close to a quote. "I'm a senator from Nebraska. I'm not a senator from Israel." He's part of this crowd that resents the powerful lobbying abilities of Israel. (interruption)...
  • Hagel: 'Distortions about my record have been astounding'

    01/07/2013 2:17:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    politico44 ^ | 1/7/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel says he looks forward to correcting the record after weeks of "hanging out there in no-man's land unable to respond to charges, falsehoods and distortions." Hagel, in an interview Monday with the Lincoln Journal Star of Nebraska, said critics have "completely distorted" his record, fanning opposition that "took on a life of its own." On Israel, he said his record reflects his "unequivocal, total support for Israel."
  • Tax Hikes are Off the Table? Really?

    01/07/2013 2:06:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to Mitch McConnell, sound bite number one. This is yesterday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, who said, "Look, the deadlines are approaching. I think the president has said he's willing to engage in more discussions over the sequester and the government shutdown, but that would also include new revenue. You say the tax debate's over." MCCONNELL: Oh, yeah, the tax -- the revenue -- the tax issue is finished, over, completed. That's behind us. Now the question is what are we gonna do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future, and...
  • No Hebrew, Please — This Is Europe

    01/07/2013 2:01:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Bruce Bawer
    I wrote about it here recently: Israel’s ambassador to Denmark and the head of Copenhagen’s Jewish community have both warned Jews in that city that if they don’t want to be roughed up on the street by anti-Semites, they’d better not wear anything that would identify them as Jews – and, for good measure, they should also lower their voices when speaking Hebrew. The other day, in a supremely depressing article for Israel National News, Giulio Meotti provided a round-up of similar developments from around Europe. For instance: a Jewish theological seminary in Potsdam has asked its rabbis not to...
  • BANK OF AMERICA Freezes Gun Manufacturer's Account...

    01/07/2013 1:56:51 PM PST · by CNSNews.com · 90 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman. In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following: “My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms...our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review. “After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold...
  • Egyptian Who 'Invited' Jews 'Back Home' Resigns Post

    01/07/2013 1:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/13 | David Lev
    Essam el-Erian, a top advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, has resigned from his position, Egyptian media reported Sunday. Although the report said that el-Arian had willingly made the decision because he was “occupied with other work,” analysts said that there was no doubt that he was pressure to quit – after inviting back to Egypt the descendants of Jews who were thrown out of the country, or who fled due to anti-Semitic violence. A report on Israel Radio quoted Egyptian state-controlled radio as broadcasting a statement from el-Erian, who said he had decided to quit his position as a...
  • Why A Utah State Trooper Is Target of Class Action Suit By Drivers [false DUI arrests]

    01/07/2013 1:50:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    AOL Autos ^ | Dec 17, 2012
    State troopers put their lives on the line every day. And the act of pulling someone over on a highway can be a deadly experience for any cop not following the best protocols. But police are also under great pressure to generate ticket revenue for their cities, counties and states, and their zeal to hit revenue targets can lead them to do the wrong thing. So says a class action suit filed against the State of Utah and a specific state trooper who is accused of writing "driving under the influence" tickets when they weren't impaired. State trooper Lisa Steed...
  • Don't Pooh-Pooh the Left's Push to Normalize Pedophilia

    01/07/2013 1:49:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We are loaded today, folks. You can't afford to miss a single syllable today. For example: There is an effort underway to normalize pedophilia. Yep. And it has two aspects to it. One is that sex with children doesn't hurt them. Kids like it, and so do adults, and there's nothing wrong with it. It is something... I want to take you back. I want you to remember the first time, wherever you were, that you heard about gay marriage, and I want you to try to recall your reaction -- your first gut reaction -- when...
  • Libs Believe Their Own Tea Party Definition (Rush Explains It All)

    01/07/2013 1:30:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Bob Woodward, Washington Post, took a swipe at the Tea Party yesterday. He was on the Chris Matthews syndicated show. And Bob Woodward of Watergate fame -- listen to this quote and see what you think. Woodward said, "We'll see if the White House is going to realize it's much better to have a Speaker Boehner with that mindset than somebody from the Tea Party or the more extreme right which would just lay down and, you know, let the country burn." Tea Party, just lay down. Now, what does this mean? What Woodward is saying --...