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  • On Revenues, Obama Has Just Begun To Fight

    01/08/2013 5:05:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells us the tax issue is behind us and that we can now move on to spending. Really? What makes him think the GOP will succeed this time when it couldn't last time? The just-concluded fiscal cliff deal included no material spending cuts, which the GOP justified by saying it had achieved locked-in rates for most of Bush's tax cuts, which would force Obama to seriously discuss spending cuts and entitlement reform as part of the upcoming debt ceiling negotiations. But a White House memo announcing the deal said that postponing the sequester for two...
  • Shell’s Arctic drilling rig towed to safe harbor

    01/08/2013 5:02:33 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 7, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A massive campaign to free a grounded Arctic drilling rig that employed more than a dozen ships and some 730 people cleared a big hurdle Monday, as salvagers pulled the vessel to safe harbor in Alaska. Salvage teams anchored the Kulluk rig in Kodiak Island’s Kiliuda Bay after arriving there at 10 a.m. Alaska Standard Time, 1 p.m. Monday in Houston. But for Shell, which owns the 266-foot conical drilling unit and planned to use it to continue a $5 billion quest for Arctic oil this summer, the work is just beginning. Salvage specialists will conduct a detailed inspection of...
  • 20 Ways America Has Begun to Reap What It Has Sown

    01/08/2013 4:51:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Our Congress passes bills that run into the thousands of pages; then we're surprised that the bills are full of loopholes, set asides for lobbyists and toxic clauses no one seemed to know about. 2) We've replaced telling the difference between right and wrong with legalisms; then we're surprised that people are always looking for loopholes and technicalities to get out of fulfilling their obligations. 3) Feminists denigrate men, tell them to behave more like women and are offended by chivalry; then they're surprised to find that our society has been inundated by passive, wimpy beta males. 4) Congress...
  • The Most Powerful Weapons We Possess

    01/08/2013 4:40:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    George Washington warned us in his Farewell Address about a time in America's future when we might be tempted to discard the pillars of civility: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them."Let me give a great example of what Washington's words look like...
  • America's coming gun war - Pat Buchanan: Most Americans understand the need for arms

    01/08/2013 4:39:08 AM PST · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    WND ^ | January 7, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation’s Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened. “A line already snaked around the building shortly after the three-day event began at 3 p.m., and the parking lot was jammed” at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., wrote Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post: “With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show.” “Obama,” he said. “I wouldn’t be...
  • Obama gun advisers already breaking rules

    01/08/2013 4:31:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | January 7, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Attorney points out transparency requires notice before meetings FreedomWatchUSA.org chief Larry Klayman, who earlier established Judicial Watch and made a name for himself by suing Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and a slew of foreign dictators, is asking Barack Obama to play by the rules with his establishment of a team to advise him about gun control. Klayman, whose cases against Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have made headlines, became so well-known that a character in the TV series “West Wing,” Harry Klaypool, was based on his work. Now he’s jumping all over the...
  • Is America on the eve of a civil war?

    01/08/2013 4:23:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 57 replies
    WND ^ | January 7, 2013 | Unattributed
    Exclusive: Jerry Robinson says 2013 could be 'devastating' Is America on the eve of another civil war? That question is being raised by economist, columnist, radio host and international conference speaker Jerry Robinson on his “Follow the Money Weekly.” He also talks about eight money tips for achieving financial security in 2013. But in a commentary on his podcast, he notes the situation facing Americans. “While I expect to have a very profitable year with my investments and businesses, I can’t seem to shake this nagging suspicion that 2013 may also be one of the most devastating years in American...
  • VIDEO: PIERS MORGAN SHOUTED DOWN BY GUN NUT IN FIERY INTERVIEW OVER US GUN LAWS

    01/08/2013 4:10:51 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | January 8, 2013 | Andy Wells
    PIERS Morgan managed to keep his calm in the face of an explosive rant during an interview for his TV show. Morgan interviewed Alex Jones, the man who set up a petition to have the Brit deported from America over his views on gun control, for his CNN show. But instead of giving an interview, the furious Jones shouted non-stop at Morgan for nearly 15 minutes - and even offered to FIGHT the former BGT judge in a boxing ring. Morgan invited Jones to appear so they could debate the thorny issue of gun control in America in the wake...
  • An F for effort on holding down tuition

    01/08/2013 4:04:01 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington post ^ | 12-31-12 | charles lane
    At the University of Minnesota, the number of employees with “human resources” or “personnel” in their job titles has grown from 180 to 272 since the 2004-05 academic year. Since 2006, the university has spent $10 million on consultants for a vast new housing development that is decades from completion. It employs 139 people for marketing, promotions and communications. Some 81 administrators make $200,000 per year or more. In the past decade, Minnesota’s administrative payroll has gone up three times as fast as the teaching payroll, and twice as fast as student enrollment. Oh, and tuition more than doubled in...
  • Deck the halls, and your fellow shopper, too

    01/08/2013 4:03:06 AM PST · by Anila · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 01/08/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    This Christmas season saw dozens of episodes of black mob violence in malls, clubs, streets and other places around the country. Such attacks are part of an epidemic of hundreds of cases of black mob violence in more than 80 cities over the last three years, as documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.” These attacks follow similar incidents on Memorial Day, Labor Day, the Fourth of July, St. Patrick’s Day and other holidays in 2012. In Baton Rouge over the weekend, a mob of...
  • Bloomberg anti-gun ad marks second anniversary of Arizona shooting

    01/08/2013 3:44:21 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Gregory Wallace
    This mother’s passionate plea for gun control will air in living rooms around the country on the second anniversary of her daughter’s death. “My nine-year old daughter was murdered in the Tuscon shooting,” says Roxanna Green. “I have one question for our political leaders: when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby?” “Whose child has to die next?” Her daughter Christina was among the six killed and 13 wounded in the shooting at neighborhood event with then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on January 8, 2011. Giffords was among those wounded and who eventually resigned from Congress to...
  • Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site

    01/08/2013 3:09:55 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Tina Burnside
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded. "Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others," Giffords wrote on the website. "Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings -- but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence." The website, titled "Americans for Responsible Solutions", also features an opinion article that the couple penned, which was published by...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 8, 2013

    01/08/2013 2:51:29 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 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
  • Omaha Wendy’s Franchise Forced to Cut Employee Hours Thanks to Obamacare

    01/08/2013 2:29:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 7, 2013 | jim hoft
    An Omaha Wendy’s franchise announced it would cut hours for 100 employees due to the new Democrat Obamacare health plan. WOWT reported: A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners don’t have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendy’s workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame. “Thirty-six to 37 hours a week.” That’s how many hours T.J. Growbeck works at the 84th and Giles Wendy’s restaurant. The money he earns helps him pay for the basics, but that’s not the case for all his co-workers....
  • Undocumented immigrants push Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support the Dream Act

    01/08/2013 12:34:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 7, 2013 | ERICA PEARSON
    Bill would allow illegal immigrant students to qualify for tuition assistance for higher education Young immigrants are flooding Gov. Cuomo’s phone lines and Twitter account, asking him to use his State of the State address Wednesday to call for tuition aid for undocumented immigrants. The so-called New York State Dream Act, which has the backing of Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, would open the state’s Tuition Assistance Program to all college students, regardless of immigration status. Jackson Heights teen Antonio Alarcon plans to make many calls and posts on @NYGovCuomo. “The governor should be focusing more on...
  • Unmanned J-6 fighter jets put on Fujian air base

    01/08/2013 12:12:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2013/01/07 | Stanley Cheung and Lilian Wu
    Unmanned J-6 fighter jets put on Fujian air base 2013/01/07 17:19:30 Hong Kong, Jan. 7 (CNA) A large number of old J-6 fighter jets that have been converted into unmanned attack aircraft are being stationed at Liancheng Air Base in Fujian province, according to the latest issue of Kanwa Defense Review. China's Huanqiu.com cited the Canadian online magazine as saying that satellite photos taken on July 31, 2011 showed there were at least 55 of the J-6 aircraft on the base. The magazine said the air base most likely has more J-6s than any other base in Fujian, showing that...
  • India selects Airbus Military MRTT for six-aircraft deal

    01/08/2013 12:05:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Flight International ^ | 01/07/2012 | Dominic Perry
    India selects Airbus Military MRTT for six-aircraft deal India has selected the Airbus Military A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) as its preferred bid for a six aircraft requirement to supply the nation's air force. Airbus Military says it expects the deal to be finalised later this year. The decision follows a flight test campaign carried out in India where the aircraft was used to refuel multiple fighter types and also performed operations from high-altitude air bases. The European type had faced competition from the Ilyushin Il-78MK, offered via Russia's Rosoboronexport arms agency. Domingo Ureña Raso, Airbus Military chief executive, says:...
  • Former candidate Bishop is facing charges

    01/07/2013 11:59:22 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 1/2/2013 | Mary Clarkin
    Bishop, 28, of Hutchinson, nearly unseated Rep. Jan Pauls, D-Hutchinson, in the August primary in the 102nd District. He requested a recount, but ended up eight votes behind Paul. She went on to win re-election in November. Around 2:25 a.m. Dec. 24, police went to a home in the 100 block of South Ford Street. The offense report is heavily redacted because it involves alleged domestic violence against an adult male and 48-year-old female victim. Domestic battery is described as "rude, insulting or angry physical contact." The address of the incident was Bishop's home address during his campaign. Alcohol is...
  • Why Canada Should Buy The Saab JAS39 Gripen E “Next Generation” Fighter

    01/07/2013 11:45:28 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kyle Meema
    Why Canada Should Buy The Saab JAS39 Gripen E “Next Generation” Fighter Editor’s note: Defence Watch reader Kyle Meema has researched alternatives to the F-35. In a two-part series running Monday and Tuesday he argues that Canada should purchase the Gripen fighter aircraft. By Kyle Meema Defence Watch Guest Writer Part One: Candidates: The Various Alternatives Contrary to the assertions of politicians and officials[1], there are several viable alternatives to the F-35A. The Rafale, Eurofighter, Next Generation Gripen, and F/A-18 E Super Hornet are all very capable fighter jets that could serve Canada very well. While the Rafale performs very...
  • ESPN host Rob Parker suggests RGIII ‘pushes away’ from ‘his people’

    01/07/2013 11:11:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    It hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter. And then Rob Parker re-emerged. Parker continued: “It was just a conversation that’s had in the black community when athletes, or famous entertainers or whatever, push away from their people. And that’s really what it’s about. You saw it with O.J. Simpson, and some other people, where they say, ‘Well I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ So it’s more about that, not about RGIII and what’s...