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  • Our Cars’ Weight Problem: How government is making our cars lighter, and more dangerous

    01/08/2013 7:21:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Robert E. Nortonj
    As we emerge from the long holiday season chasing new resolutions, many of us find ourselves focusing on watching our waistlines and taking off some extra pounds. As more Americans are diagnosed as obese, this renewed attention to health and weight can only be seen as a good thing. But America is also struggling with another weight problem — and what you don’t know about it just might kill you. During the first term of the Obama administration, much was made of the bailout of the automotive industry. Common belief to the contrary, the U.S. government came to the rescue...
  • How Romney Could Have Won. A changed system = changed results.

    01/08/2013 7:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    If votes in every state were awarded by congressional district, President-elect Romney would be planning his inauguration right now. According to the Cook Political Report, Mitt Romney won roughly about 52 percent of the congressional districts. Currently, all states except for Maine and Nebraska award electoral votes on a winner-takes-all basis. Long-term, that looks like a worrisome trend for the GOP. Several formerly red strongholds, including Georgia and Arizona, are becoming more Democratic. Still, demographics are not destiny and if Republicans succeed in winning over more Hispanics than they have in recent years, for instance, these states could well remain...
  • Obama's Crony Capitalism (PIMCO Management Now in Bed with the White House)

    01/08/2013 7:13:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ira Stoll
    On the Friday before Christmas, President Obama announced that he was appointing Mohamed A. El-Erian, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, as the chairman of his Global Development Council. The announcement didn’t get much attention, but it should. It exemplifies what’s wrong with Obama’s approach to economic policy, which amounts to: insult rich people as “fat cats,” raise their taxes, and then choose a favored few of them for special access. If you’re not familiar with El-Erian, you must not be watching CNBC or attending the World Economic Forum at Davos. The son of an Egyptian ambassador to France...
  • Iran hopes Hagel confirmation will bring U.S. policy changes

    01/08/2013 7:12:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    -excerpt- "We hope there will be practical changes in American foreign policy and that Washington becomes respectful of the rights of nations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at his weekly news conference, Iran's IRIB news website reported. He was answering a question about Hagel's views on Israel and U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  • For Sale: NASA Space Shuttle Stuff [BO Abandons Defense Science,Gotta Fund Welfare State, Ya Know!]

    01/08/2013 7:11:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Now that the US space shuttle program is defunct, NASA is leasing and selling some of its facilities and equipment at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to private companies and entrepreneurs. Among the items being sold, according to the Orlando Sentinel: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles blasted off into space, the Vehicle Assembly Building, the launch control center, a parachute-packing plant, and the world's longest runway, a 15,000 foot (4,572 meter) landing strip. The last shuttle space flight ended in July 2011, when Atlantis landed back on Earth.That shuttle and its sisters, Discovery and Endeavour are now in museums,...
  • India to Western Tech Firms: If You Want To Sell It Here, Build It Here

    01/08/2013 7:11:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/08/2013 | AMOL SHARMA
    NEW DELHI—India has proposed sweeping curbs on the import of technology products ranging from laptops to Wi-Fi devices to computer-network equipment. The proposed regulations, which were reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, would create an expansive "Buy India" mandate requiring a large percentage of the high-tech goods sold in the country to be manufactured locally. If implemented, the rules could wreak havoc on the business plans of a wide range of U.S. and other foreign firms, including hardware-makers Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO and Dell DELL Inc.; services companies such as International Business Machines IBM Corp.; and telecom-gear suppliers such as...
  • December Job stats: Don’t let arithmetic get in the way

    01/08/2013 7:08:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/08/2013 | John Crudele
    If you aren’t confused yet about what the economy is doing, you haven’t been paying close enough attention to recent news reports. Take, for example, last Friday’s employment report in which the Labor Department announced the nation’s unemployment rate in December was “unchanged at 7.8 percent” from November’s level. That’s easy enough to understand — until you look back at the November report when “the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent.” How, you might be asking, can December be unchanged at 7.8 percent when November was 7.7 percent? Didn’t the jobless rate go up 0.1 percent from one month...
  • Unemployment risks creating new divide in Europe

    01/08/2013 7:07:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 9:42 AM EST | Raf Casert and Don Melvin
    Record unemployment and fraying social welfare systems in southern Europe risk creating a new divide in the continent, the EU warned Tuesday, when figures showed joblessness across the 17 EU countries that use the euro hit a new high. Official data showed eurozone unemployment rose to 11.8 percent in November, the highest since the euro currency was founded in 1999. The rate was up from 11.7 percent in October and 10.6 percent a year earlier. … The figures illustrate the daunting tasks confronting the European Union. While the threat of a collapse of the eurozone due to too much government...
  • The positive side of America’s new malaise (The 'brain drain' is moving from US to Canada)

    01/08/2013 7:05:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | 01/08/2013 | Conrad Black
    As the curtain fell on 2012, and America’s implacably inane “fiscal cliff” melodrama played out, all was symbolism and posturing. Following the last minute deal, the President led the nation in New Year’s revelry with a press conference that was a frenzied verbal caricature of the Republican opposition. Regular readers will recall my past Jeremiads about the unfeasible condition of American public debt: an annual federal deficit of almost 10% of GDP, largely paid for through a fraudulent shell game in which the Federal Reserve purports to buy its parent’s (the U.S. Treasury) bonds by the cyber-issuance of notes, compounded...
  • NJ Dem: GOP’s Christie may have “prayed” for storm

    01/08/2013 6:59:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2013 6:30 PM EST | Angela Delli Santi
    Republican Gov. Chris Christie may have “prayed” for Superstorm Sandy because it has provided political cover for his failed economic policies, the Democratic leader of the state Senate said Monday. Senate President Stephen Sweeney, the state’s most powerful elected Democrat and a possible contender for his party’s nomination for governor, said Christie’s jobs plan before the late October storm was a disaster and now the reconstruction will provide an economic boost through thousands of new construction jobs. … “His jobs package is a hurricane,” Sweeney said during a press conference on Monday, the day before Christie was set to deliver...
  • Texas Legislature to Wrestle Over What to Do with Unexpected Budget Surplus

    01/08/2013 6:57:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 7, 2013 | Mark Whittington
    Bloomberg reports that when the Texas Legislature begins its 2013 session it will face a problem that most states will kill for. Texas will likely have a budget surplus of around $8 billion. The question arises, how to spend it? How Texas arrived at a surplus In 2011, when it looked as if Texas was facing a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit, the Texas Legislature cut spending, especially funding for education, Bloomberg notes. However, partly because of the fracking boom, revenues from the sale of oil and gas soared, bringing in unexpected tax revenues. The jobless rate also declined sharply, currently down...
  • Ex-RI Rep. Kennedy lobbies against legal marijuana

    01/08/2013 6:53:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2013 8:29 AM EST
    Former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy says he’s established a group to lobby against legalized marijuana. … The Providence Journal reports that Kennedy’s group, Project SAM—for Smart Approaches to Marijuana—will instead lobby for increased treatment for marijuana and drug abuse. …
  • How Cozy – Bill Richardson Works Both Sides of Ex-Im Bank

    01/08/2013 6:52:48 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies
    lonelyconservative.com ^ | 1-8-13 | Lonely Conservative
    Isn’t this just cozy? Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) is working both sides of the Export-Import Bank. Not only does Richardson sit on the bank’s advisory committee, he’s also a board member of one of its loan recipients. The U.S. Export-Import Bank recently steered hundreds of millions of dollars in federal loans to Spanish green energy conglomerate Abengoa, which happens to share an advisory board member with the bank. The Ex-Im Bank approved a $78.6 million direct loan to Spain-based Abengoa in December. It also approved a $73.6 million direct loan to a wind farm in Uruguay, which...
  • Survey: Right Overpowers Left 55-17 (Israel Jan. 22 Election)

    01/08/2013 6:50:49 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/08/2013 | Israel National News
    Most Israelis define themselves as “right wing,” according to a new survey from the Israeli Democracy Institute. Another 21% self-define as centrist, and 17% term themselves leftists. Regarding voting, 50% said they plan to vote for right-wing parties, both religious and secular. Thirty percent said they plan to vote for centrist or left-wing parties. The rest were undecided.
  • 2012 Brief: Average wholesale natural gas prices fell 31% in 2012

    01/08/2013 6:43:53 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JANUARY 8, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Average wholesale (spot) prices for natural gas fell significantly throughout the United States in 2012 compared to 2011. The average wholesale price for natural gas at Henry Hub in Erath, Louisiana, a key benchmark location for pricing throughout the United States, fell from an average $4.02 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2011 to $2.77 per MMBtu in 2012. This was the lowest average annual price at Henry Hub since 1999. A mild 2011-12 winter, sustained high natural gas inventories, and rising natural gas production in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford basins contributed to lower average spot natural gas...
  • I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions

    01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - Interstate 270 is considered one of the most choked roads in the Washington region, but solutions for the gridlock are few and far between. Figures from the Maryland Department of Transportation show about 114,000 cars use I-270 daily, and that number is expected to jump to 200,000 in the next 10 to 15 years. "Everyone who is familiar with 270 knows it is jammed up in the morning rush hour and evening rush hour," says Gus Bauman, who studies transportation and funding and who chaired a Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. One proposal to ease congestion...
  • Iran says it’s hopeful on Hagel nomination

    01/08/2013 6:39:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2013 3:33 AM EST
    Iran’s Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would improve relations between Tehran and the U.S. … Hagel was nominated Monday and faces tough confirmation hearings. Critics have said he is hostile toward Israel and soft on Iran. …
  • Is America tumbling toward ‘Arms-ageddon?’

    01/08/2013 6:37:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 January, 2013 | Dave Workman
    America’s front-page fight over gun rights versus gun prohibition could be tumbling foolishly toward a revolution, if one were to believe respected long time conservative commentator and one-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. His remarks may be either cautionary or cockamamie; you be the judge. With so much talk right now about gun control and outright bans, and resistance growing by the hour as could be seen by the reported rush on Oregon gun permits, one might think the nation is rushing toward "Arms-ageddon." Buchanan, speaking on “The McLaughlin Group” over the weekend, suggested rather forcefully that if gun prohibitionists don’t...
  • Barack Obama a Liberal Fascist?

    01/08/2013 6:33:34 AM PST · by vharlow · 45 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | January 8, 2013 | Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D
    There are now two Americas. One America cherishes individual liberty, respects the Constitution and honors the ideals and traditions that made the United States a great country. The other America, composed of liberal fascists, hates all those values and is pursuing an agenda that will lead to tyranny and oppression.
  • Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem' [99.9% of the media IGNORE THIS OUTRAGE!]

    01/08/2013 6:32:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | Napp Nazworth
    One of the reasons that President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner had difficulty agreeing to a "grand bargain" on deficit reduction and avoiding the "fiscal cliff" was that both men disagreed on the nature of the debt problem. Boehner believes that government spending is the problem while Obama believes the problem is the rising costs of health care, not government spending. During those negotiations, Obama repeatedly told Boehner that "we don't have a spending problem," Boehner recalled in an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore.
  • Richard Cohen Explains Conservatives

    01/08/2013 6:29:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    On the last day of 2012, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen inadvertently clarified two huge matters regarding the left. The first was the ignorance about conservatives and conservatism that permeates the left. The second was the primary reason decent people identify with the left: the effective caricaturing and demonizing of the right. Were it not for caricature and demonization, most otherwise intelligent and decent people would not be on the left. This is what Cohen wrote in his column, "Republicans Adrift:" "It is conservatism that is both intellectually exhausted and nearly indefensible. It is the movement of the ideologically ossified,...
  • Fiscal Cliff: Obama to demand one trillion in new taxes, no spending cuts

    01/08/2013 6:28:41 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 1/8/13
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Fox. He says Obama is doubling down again, will demand $1T in additional taxes and no spending cuts as debt limit fight begins.
  • Racino probe targets Dems’ high rollers

    01/08/2013 6:23:08 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/08/13 | JOSH MARGOLIN and CARL CAMPANILE
    The feds are grilling state Senate Democratic insiders as part of an explosive probe into an alleged Aqueduct casino bid-rigging scandal, The Post has learned. Investigators are asking questions about the roles of then-Senate Democratic leaders John Sampson and Malcolm Smith and others who were accused of helping the Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) land a multibillion-dollar casino contract three years ago, sources said. The state ultimately rescinded the contract in 2010 amid a state inspector general’s probe into claims of favoritism. The IG’s office referred its scathing findings to federal authorities for potential prosecution.
  • Django.WhiteHut.gove Petition must be addressed if it gets 9,049 more signatures

    01/08/2013 6:15:19 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Piers Morgan deporation petition is going to be addressed because it passed the threshold of 25,000 votes. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975918/posts There are 14 more days to get the required number of signatures on the petition to establish a gun-free zone around the pResident and send the Secret Service home is in the final stretch. This petition illustrates the insanity of gun-free zones, and the hypocrisy of a politicians surrounding themselves with armed guards while insisting that our children be soft targets. We have to fight the gun-grabbers on every front or they are going to win. This is just another front.
  • Female vs. Male Senators

    01/08/2013 6:14:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated, depending on their party, policies and beliefs. Diane Sawyer broadcast a celebratory report last week on ABC's "World News Tonight" on which she gushed about the "record number" of 20 female senators. Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., also praised the Senate female population. Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said she won't be satisfied until there are...
  • Hugo Chavez Hit By Cuba's Surgical Strike

    01/08/2013 6:00:46 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7 Jan 2013 | Editorial
    Americas: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is dying of cancer in Havana, in a live demonstration of Cuba's vaunted socialized medical care. He went there instead of Brazil because he wanted to make a political statement. What irony. As party cronies hover at his bedside, Cuban officials bark orders to the government in Caracas, and red-shirted Chavistas hold vigils, all signs are pointing to an imminent exit for the Venezuelan leader who controls a huge part of the world's oil. He's going out exactly as he wouldn't have liked — helpless and at the mercy of doctors, a far cry from the...
  • Staten Island couple fights for their future [Angry at INSURANCE company...not Obama's Ineptitude]

    01/08/2013 5:54:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    silive.com ^ | 1/3/13 | Judy L. Randall
    ... Sheila and Dominic Traina of New Dorp Beach have become the Staten Island poster family for Hurricane Sandy.... ...[The Occupier of the Oval Office] walked down their block, he heard about their plight firsthand, and wrote a note to the couple’s grandchildren promising them he would help... The couple recently turned down a $10,000 payout from AllState, their insurance carrier for the 43 years they lived in the house, saying it was vastly inadequate... They describe their local AllState agent as “very insensitive” to their view of what happened and to their overall concerns. And they’re upset that an...
  • Yes, Obama, There Is A Spending Problem

    01/08/2013 5:52:29 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/7/2013 | IBD Staff
    Deficits: Apparently, President Obama never got around to reading the final report of his own deficit commission. How else to explain his belief that federal spending isn't the cause of the nation's debt crisis? That's apparently what Obama told House Speaker John Boehner during their recent "fiscal cliff" negotiations. "At one point several weeks ago," Boehner told the Wall Street Journal, "the president said to me, 'We don't have a spending problem.'" [snip] When it comes to federal spending, Obama is like the alcoholic who says that the only drinking problem he has is when he can't get a drink.
  • McChrystal backs gun restrictions

    01/08/2013 5:51:00 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 123 replies
    politico.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal backed banning assault weapons on Tuesday, saying guns like the M4 and M16 belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets. ”I spent a career carrying typically either a M16 and later, a M4 carbine,” McChrystal said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “And a M4 carbine fires a .223 caliber round, which is 5.56 millimeters, at about 3,000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It’s designed to do that. That’s what our soldiers ought to carry.” He added, “I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind...
  • Gabby Giffords launches group to counter gun lobby

    01/08/2013 5:45:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/8/2013 | Alastair Jamieson
    A national initiative aimed at curbing gun violence was launched by former US. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on Tuesday -- the second anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured. A new campaign website, Americans For Responsible Solutions, promised to “launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.” The couple last week visited Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults in December. They also met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control...
  • Vitter: Harry Reid is ‘an idiot’

    01/08/2013 5:26:31 AM PST · by Enosh · 14 replies
    Sen. David Vitter called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid an “idiot” for his remarks on Friday that the people of New York and New Jersey suffered more in Hurricane Sandy than Gulf Coast residents did during Hurricane Katrina. “Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents,” Vitter (R-La.) said in a statement and on Twitter. “Both Katrina and Sandy were horribly destructive storms that caused real human misery. And by most any measure, Katrina was our worst natural disaster in history.” Vitter pointed to the simple math and statistics from...
  • Democrat Hurricanes Versus Republican Hurricanes

    01/08/2013 5:25:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Just a few days after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the New York Times' Paul Krugman crowed triumphantly about the federal government's response to the disaster. "[A]fter Katrina the government seemed to have no idea what it was doing; this time it did. And that's no accident: the federal government's ability to respond effectively to disaster always collapses when antigovernment Republicans hold the White House, and always recovers when Democrats take it back." What a fairy tale. Mature adults understand that earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters are an unfortunate fact of life. They...
  • Girls With Guns

    01/08/2013 5:16:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    In last week’s column, “Good Guys With Guns,” I wrote about the Mayan 14 incident, in which a shooter was halted by an off-duty cop. I referred to the cop as a “good guy,” and my readers were quick to issue a correction: the good guy was actually a girl. Lisa Castellano shot the wannabe James Holmes after he ran into the Mayan 14 theater and began firing—and managed to snatch away his gun. I don’t know about you, but Lisa Castellano is my new hero. I’ve written about women and guns before, when I was the lone conservative columnist...
  • Byron York: GOP may use debt ceiling to force Harry Reid to pass budget

    01/08/2013 5:09:57 AM PST · by upchuck · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Byron York
    Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. ... Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers' expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then. There's no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it. By not passing a new spending plan since, Reid has in effect made...
  • 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...