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  • Journalists react in shock to Drudge Report header featuring Hitler and Stalin

    01/09/2013 11:02:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 135 replies
    Shocked journalists this afternoon were quick to react to the Drudge Report’s controversial header photo comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin. The item linked to a Weekly Standard article reporting that President Obama was willing to address the gun issue with an executive order. “Hitler and Stalin!” exclaimed BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on Twitter alerting most of his followers by linking directly to the Drudge Report. “Drudge rules our world,” responded Slate journalist David Weigel to Smith’s post on Twitter, later adding sarcastically, “SOMETHING SHOCKING HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE INTERNET.” “Our right is nuttier than your right (US...
  • Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice

    01/09/2013 10:52:02 PM PST · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    MONTREAL (AP) - A community in Quebec's Far North is calling for outside help to free about a dozen killer whales trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice. Locals in Inukjuak said the mammals have gathered around a single hole in the ice - slightly bigger than a pickup truck - in a desperate bid to get oxygen. "Fisheries and Oceans Canada is assessing the situation and are exploring every possible option, but will only be in a position to determine what - if anything - can be done once our specialists arrive on site," spokesman Frank Stanek said...
  • Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie (Cuomo caused crash)

    01/09/2013 9:51:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Village Voice ^ | August 05, 2008 | By Wayne Barrett
    There are as many starting points for the mortgage meltdown as there are fears about how far it has yet to go, but one decisive point of departure is the final years of the Clinton administration, when a kid from Queens without any real banking or real-estate experience was the only man in Washington with the power to regulate the giants of home finance, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), better known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series...
  • Cuomo Vows to ‘Enact the Toughest Assault Weapon Ban in the Nation, Period!’

    01/09/2013 9:16:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 63 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1/09 | Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    One of the most hotly-anticipated elements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State address today was his plan to enact “sweeping” gun control reforms in New York. In his speech, the governor outlined a seven-point gun control plan focused on “high capacity assault rifles” that he promised would be one of the “toughest” in that nation and lead similar laws to spread beyond New York. “Gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and as we know painfully,” said the governor. “We must stop the madness, my friends. In one word it’s just ‘enough.’ It...
  • A Ringing Defeat for Stop-and-Frisk and a Huge Win for Civil Liberties

    01/09/2013 9:07:25 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Justin Peters
    In March of 2012, several New York City residents sued the New York Police Department over alleged overreaches of its controversial stop-and-frisk policy.* The plaintiffs argued that the NYPD “has a widespread practice of making unlawful stops on suspicion of trespass” outside certain buildings in the Bronx, and asked the court for relief from the department’s Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP). On Tuesday, they got their wish. Finding that NYPD officials showed “deliberate indifference” to the unconstitutionality of the relevant incidents, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued an injunction prohibiting unjustifiable stop-and-frisk actions outside of certain Bronx buildings. This is...
  • YOUTUBE: Penn & Teller on the 2nd Amendment

    01/09/2013 8:59:29 PM PST · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-2013
    SUCCINCT AND THEY NAIL IT
  • New York Is Moving Quickly to Enact Tough Curbs on Guns

    01/09/2013 8:43:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | Januuary 9, 2013 | By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and THOMAS KAPLAN
    New York State is nearing agreement on a proposal to put what would be some of the nation’s strictest gun-control laws into effect, including what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vowed on Wednesday would be an ironclad ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and new measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people. Lawmakers in Albany, seeking to send a message to the nation that the recent mass shootings demand swift action, say they hope to vote on the package of legislation as soon as next week. The Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan...
  • New York Times Reporter Lays Out ´Far-Right Agenda´ of Texas Tea Party

    01/09/2013 8:41:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/9/13 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times´s Manny Fernandez greeted the opening of the biannual Texas legislative session in Austin in Wednesday´s paper: "Texas Budget Surplus Proves as Contentious As a Previous Shortfall." After explaining how Texas has become flush with cash over the last two years, going from a budget deficit to surplus, Fernandez couldn´t help working in a cut against the "far-right" Tea Party. Shortly after noon inside the Capitol’s Senate chamber, Gov. Rick Perry told senators that the comptroller’s revenue estimate released the day before was good news, but cautioned them to retain the state’s fiscally conservative model.
  • Obama needs some binders of women

    01/09/2013 8:36:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/9/13 | Ruth Marcus
    About all those white guys: What a shame. Not an outrage, but a shame. The face of power that President Obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second-term Cabinet picks is striking — except for the African American president at the top of the pyramid — for its retro look, white and male. It’s “Mad Men” Goes to Washington, except Peggy’s leaving. On the foreign policy team, white guy for secretary of state, white guy for defense secretary, white guy for CIA. For Treasury secretary, white guy. Obama’s replacement as chief of staff
  • Newt "evolves" on gay marriage

    01/09/2013 8:10:26 PM PST · by sloop · 94 replies
    On the Record ^ | 1/9/13 | Greta
    Newt "evolves" on gay marriage
  • We need your help to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread IV]

    01/09/2013 8:02:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 770 replies
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  • Bobcat that attacked Massachusetts family was rabid, officials say

    01/09/2013 7:56:15 PM PST · by South40 · 31 replies
    USNews/NBC.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Daniel Arkin
    The wild bobcat that attacked two people in Brookfield, Mass., leaving a man with severe gashes on his face and arms, had rabies, according to a town official. Stephen J. Comtois, chairman of the town council, announced at a council meeting Tuesday evening that the bobcat was infected with the neurological disease, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Comtois said the victims of the attack were being treated with vaccination shots. ((snip)) Amid the frenzy, Mundell and his wife managed to pin the animal to the ground with a walking crutch. While Mundell kneeled on the bobcat, his wife ran...
  • Obama to Use Executive Order on Gun Control

    01/09/2013 7:36:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with victims of gun violence today. Speaking with reporters beforehand, Biden said President Obama may use an executive order to push through more gun control and Second Amendment restrictions. More from the Weekly Standard. "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as...
  • SCHOOL NURSE REVEALS THE CHILLING DETAILS FROM CT SHOOTING:

    01/09/2013 7:23:16 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 217 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 17, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Sally Cox: "…The popping kept going off. And I just dove underneath my computer desk.... I could see his feet and his legs from the knees down... his feet were facing in my direction. And I just froze with fear. And then ... he turned around and I could hear him walk out. I heard the door close and then I just heard popping starting all over again. And then the secretary, she was down behind my desk and we pulled the phone off the desk and she called 911. ... she said, “... please send help right away. We...
  • Fox’s ‘The Five’ Retaliates Against Gawker’s NYC Gun Owner List by Airing Founder’s Phone Number

    01/09/2013 7:11:02 PM PST · by XXXoholic · 28 replies
    In response to Gawker’s controversial decision to publish the names of every registered handgun owner in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Fox’s The Five retaliated by publishing the phone number and email address of Gawker founder Nick Denton for its audience. Give the dude a ring and give him a piece of your mind. 646-470-4295 nick@gawker.com
  • E-cigarettes: no smoke without ire

    01/09/2013 7:06:47 PM PST · by Eric Blair 2084 · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2013 | Lionel Shriver
    I've long been a decorative smoker. One daily roll-up hasn't imperilled my health much, and it's rescued me from the ranks of the self-righteous. I've relished the dash of badness, but my indulgence has come at a price: complicity. My more heavily addicted husband has smoked from the age of 19. So long as I join him in the odd postprandial drag, I'm a bad influence. Last month I switched to an e-cig. I'm a convert. Sleek, black, and easily confused with a fine-point felt-tip, this newfangled "nicotine delivery system" is dead cool. The gently warm vapour ingeniously replicates the...
  • Ryan asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year

    01/09/2013 7:00:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/13 | Erik Wasson
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress. Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009. “Given the critical importance of addressing our nation´s fiscal problems, I am writing to ask whether the President will submit
  • 'Demand a Plan' Gun Control Celebrities Ignore Harsh Realities

    01/09/2013 6:57:34 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 4 replies
    Gun supporters need to answer the Mayor Bloomberg-inspired, self-righteous video of celebrities who “demand a plan” to end gun violence. The original video, filmed mostly in black and white, features emotional, self-righteous actors who “demand a plan” for the mass shootings that have occurred. The subtext clearly called for banning guns.
  • US Officials: China Refuses to Help Stop Investment Scams

    01/09/2013 6:55:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    ABC News | 1/9/13 | Matthew Mosk & Brian Ross
    The Chinese government snubbed a U.S. request for help in cracking down on a string of alleged investment frauds that have cost Americans billions, outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told ABC News. The lack of cooperation has stymied efforts to recoup investor losses, she said, in one of the largest sprees of alleged financial crimes in recent memory -- one that has gone largely unnoticed by most Americans. "The consequence is it´s very much more difficult for us to prove our cases," Schapiro said in one of her final interviews before leaving the post,
  • Cops: Here are the four guys who killed Raphael Ward for his Marmot jacket

    01/09/2013 6:51:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 01/07/2013 | THOMAS TRACY
    Police have released surveillance video showing the four suspects wanted for gunning down a Manhattan teen for his coat Friday night. In the video, the foursome is seen entering a grocery store on the lower East Side a few minutes before the fatal shooting, police said Monday.
  • 5 troopers sue over union dues in Alaska

    01/09/2013 6:50:07 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    ap ^ | January 9, 2013 | BECKY BOHRER
    Five Alaska State Troopers are suing over the way union dues are collected, arguing the current system infringes upon their constitutional rights. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Alaska, states that even though the five are non-union members, they still pay dues. The lawsuit states that employees who do not opt-out of the current system wind up paying full dues, including those that go toward political purposes.
  • A California Drought: Not Enough Children

    01/09/2013 6:47:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 8th, 2013 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Declining migration and falling birthrates have led to a drop in the number of children in California just as baby boomers reach retirement, creating an economic and demographic challenge for the nation's most populous state. "After decades of burgeoning population and economic growth…the state now faces a very different prospect," said a report released Tuesday by the University of Southern California and the Lucile Packard Foundation. The report, "California's Diminishing Resource: Children," analyzed data from the 2010 census and the American Community Survey to conclude that the trend marks a "historic transition" for the state.
  • Japan and China step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands (drone skirmishes?)

    01/09/2013 6:42:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Guardian ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jonathan Kaiman and Justin McCurry
    Both countries claim drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn of future skirmishes in region's airspace. Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race between China and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China is rapidly expanding its nascent drone programme, while Japan has begun preparations to purchase an advanced model from the US. Both sides claim the drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn the possibility of future drone skirmishes in the region's airspace is "very high". Andrei Chang, editor-in-chief of the Canadian-based...
  • Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": ....

    01/09/2013 6:42:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Greg Stengler
    My (rhetorical) question is this: Why would a pro-abortion--or, "pro-choice" if you're looking for something more value neutral--advocate like Andrea Mitchell want the issue of life and death to be "value-neutral"? Here's a little nugget I came across today from Pastor John MacArthur: "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb. Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": "Anti-Abortion Is More Value-Neutral"
  • Seized Argentine naval ship gets jubilant homecoming

    01/09/2013 6:40:45 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Enrique Marcarian
    An Argentine navy ship was given a triumphant homecoming on Wednesday three months after it was seized in Ghana on behalf of a hedge fund suing over defaulted government bonds. The ARA Libertad, a tall sailing ship used as a training vessel, was detained in the West African nation on October 2 due to a court order obtained by NML Capital Ltd as it fights to get full repayment for the bonds in the courts. Argentina's government, which calls funds like NML "vultures," asked a U.N. maritime court to intervene and the Hamburg-based tribunal ordered the ship's release last month....
  • Happy New Year from Lila Rose and Live Action! [Pro-Life Organization Video]

    01/09/2013 6:36:47 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    youtube/liveaction.org ^ | 1/4/13 | Lila Rose
    Live Action President Lila Rose shares a New Year message for Live Action supporters. Donate to Live Action at http://LiveAction.org/Support Get Involved with Live Action and the pro-life movement: http://LiveAction.org/Get-Involvedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CLaycAxZbXk
  • The EPA’s Mercury Problem

    01/09/2013 6:28:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Susan Brown
    Ninety-six. That’s the number of 60-watt incandescent light bulbs I purchased last weekend after learning the other kind, the compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) environmentalists are so in love with, are hazardous to my health and to the environment. I would have preferred a higher wattage but discovered the 75-watt version was outlawed January 1st. It took about three hours to replace every CFL bulb in my house and carefully place them in a huge plastic container used to transport them to the recycling center at a local home improvement store. I said a quick prayer for safety while coasting down...
  • Boston declares public health emergency as nation battles severe flu outbreak

    01/09/2013 6:27:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    The City of Boston declared a public health emergency Wednesday as the city and country deal with a historic outbreak of the flu. The influenza-ravaged city has seen about 700 confirmed cases of the virus since Oct. 1, the unofficial start of the flu season, according to the office of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who declared the state of emergency Wednesday morning. By comparison, Boston saw 70 confirmed cases during last year’s flu season. The outbreak has so far killed four Boston residents, all elderly, since the season unofficially began. “This is the worst flu season we’ve seen since 2009,...
  • Rampant INjustice

    01/09/2013 6:23:35 PM PST · by eastexsteve · 20 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Rampant INjustice
    I don't know if you folks have seen this, but it really rattled my cage when I saw it. Be sure you watch the whole thing.
  • Reading is Easy (Illiteracy is hard)

    01/09/2013 6:20:26 PM PST · by arthurus · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 08 January 201 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    ...endless shock waves of intellectual disorientation. Here is jargon concocted by our elite experts during this long national nightmare: psycholinguistics, miscue analysis, reading strategies, comprehension strategies, whole word, guessing, picture reading, whole language, sight words, balanced literacy, reading readiness, word walls, active learning practices, closed instructional activities, high-frequency words, thinking and learning about print, invented spelling, reading recovery, emergent literacy, creative curriculum approach, functional systemic linguistic theory, rich literacy activities, authoring cycle, capability beliefs, post-reading, lifelong reader, cognitive flexibility theory, independent reading, kid watching. The drift of all this malarkey is that reading is a very difficult thing to do.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Begins Protecting Schools with Armed ‘Posse’ Patrols

    01/09/2013 6:18:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-09-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAs Barack Obama and his gun control supplicant Joe Biden move to use the school murders in Newtown, CT's "gun-free zone" as an excuse to grab the guns of law-abiding Americans, a new poll shows that most Americans actually want more of an armed presence in our schools to protect students from madmen. And Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't waiting for Washington to act. Sheriff Joe today deployed 500 armed volunteers to patrol outside 59 schools in metropolitan Phoenix.  400 of these volunteers are part of  3,000-strong Joe's "Posse" and another 100 volunteers known as reserve deputies...
  • Same-sex couple makes ceremonial request for marriage license in Morristown

    01/09/2013 6:16:12 PM PST · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    WATE.com (Knoxville TN) ^ | 1/9/13 | Alexis Zotos
    MORRISTOWN (WATE) - A same-sex couple applied for a marriage license in Morristown Wednesday, despite a state law that won't recognize their union. It's part of an effort by a group called the Campaign for Southern Equality. In a procession surrounded by friends and family, Matt Griffin and Raymie Wolfe made their way to the county clerk's desk in a ceremonial request for a marriage license. "Based on Tennessee law, I will not be able to issue a marriage license," the clerk told the couple. It was the answer they expected, but it was still an important step for the...
  • British textbook erases Israel

    01/09/2013 6:15:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 1 January 2013 17:06
    A popular textbook used by institutions and teachers to teach English as a second language has been found to have a disturbing anti-Israel undertone. The textbook contains a map of the Middle East, labelling and identifying the countries displayed and presenting it as part of an exercise for a “Jordanian student at Greenhill College”. The map however, leaves off the label of “Israel”, instead replacing it with the words “Occupied Palestine”. The book, “Skills in English: Writing Level 1” is utilized by teachers across the United Kingdom and further afield. The Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Award judges called...
  • TSA Union Gets Sacramento Airport Privatization Revoked

    01/09/2013 6:14:03 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    County board votes to rescind airport privatization approval... After close to one year of lobbying efforts and a public campaign, the American Federation of Government Employees—the union for TSA workers in Sacramento and nationwide—today applauded the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for voting to rescind its approval for Sacramento International Airport to be allowed to privatize, or use corporate airport screeners in place of federal employees.
  • Report: Immigrants contribute to state's economy ( ARKANSAS )

    01/09/2013 6:10:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Log Cabin Democrat ^ | January 8, 2013 | Rob Moritz
    ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ immigrant population, among the fastest-growing in the nation, has a positive impact on the state’s economy, according to results of a study released Tuesday. The report, “A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas 2013” commissioned by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, also found that more than 4 in 10 immigrants in the state are undocumented. The immigrant population here grew by 82 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the report, a rate behind only Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Joe Biden guarantees Obama will bypass reluctant Republicans and cement new gun control laws

    01/09/2013 6:07:32 PM PST · by tobyhill · 87 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 1/9/2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Vice President Biden pledged Wednesday that President Obama will bypass a reluctant Republicans in Congress and take executive action to curb gun violence, prompting a full-blown fit from conservative gun rights backers. Biden heads a White House task force set this month to release proposals in response to the Newtown shooting. He told reporters before a Wednesday meeting with gun violence victims and gun control groups that Obama will not let Republican resistance prevent action. "The president is going to act. There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken," Biden said. "We haven't decided what that is...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-9-13

    01/09/2013 6:06:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-9-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' (Super duper double barf bag alert!)

    01/09/2013 6:04:39 PM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement. The award will be presented at a luncheon in June.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 10 January 2013

    01/09/2013 6:00:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ IWO JIMA ASHES U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Thomasson is splashed by water as he fulfills his promise and lays his grandfather's ashes to rest on Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach in Iwo Jima, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012. His grandfather, Petty Officer 2nd Class Oscar Thomasson, survived the battle even though his landing craft was destroyed en route to the island. Thomasson, 80, died Dec. 22, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Sanford Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military...
  • Midlands teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class

    01/09/2013 5:58:57 PM PST · by tje · 16 replies
    10 Wis TV ^ | Jan 08, 2013 4:01 PM CST | Jennifer Emert
    CHAPIN, SC (WIS) - At least one parent calls the actions of a Chapin High School English teacher disrespectful and unpatriotic. The Lexington-Richland District 5 teacher is accused of throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his honors English classes. When Michael Copeland overheard his teenager talking about what her honors II English teacher did with the flag in their classroom, he pressed for details. "He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, 'What does this represent,' and everybody said, 'Christianity,'" said Copeland. "Then he proceeds to...
  • TSA Screener Fired for Alleged Theft in Charlotte

    01/09/2013 5:58:45 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    An airport screener with the Transportation Security Administration at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the latest TSA officer to be fired for stealing from passengers, following an ongoing ABC News investigation into theft within the agency. Reggie Edwards, 52, was charged with larceny under $50 after allegedly stealing $36 from a passenger's suitcase on New Year's Day. ... Edwards joins a growing list, now numbering nearly 400, of TSA officers to be fired for theft since the agency was incepted in 2003.
  • (Alabama QB) A.J. McCarron Upset Over Girlfriend's Sudden Fame

    01/09/2013 5:51:23 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/9/2013 1:55 PM PST | BY TMZ STAFF
    Katherine says she decided to pull out because she feared her relationship with A.J. will be viewed as a "celebrity status" thing ... instead of a real, legitimate connection ... and worries that the misconception could spell doom for the couple. "I want it to be about me and him," Webb says ... adding, "He's a guy I can see myself having a real future with." 0314_divider_graphic Katherine Webb has gone off the grid ... banning herself from speaking to ANY media outlets ... partly because her superstar QB boyfriend A.J. McCarron is upset that he's been overshadowed by Webb's...
  • WWII soldier’s duffel bag returned 7 decades later (Kleenex alert)

    01/09/2013 5:42:24 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    gjsentinel.com ^ | 1/9/13 | AP
    <p>MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — A World War II veteran who served in France during the war has been reunited with his Army-issued duffel bag nearly seven decades after it went missing.</p> <p>William Kadar, 92, opened a carefully wrapped package Tuesday at his Merrillville, Ind., home and found his drab green duffel bag inside, still stenciled in black with his name and serial number. Kadar last saw the bag used by soldiers to tote their gear in November 1944, a month before he was captured by the Germans.</p>
  • Why I Pay with Two-Dollar Bills

    01/09/2013 5:34:07 PM PST · by GreatestGuyIKnow · 15 replies
    mises.org ^ | Friday, July 24, 2009 | by Briggs Armstrong
    I recently decided that I am going to pay for as many things as is practicable using only two-dollar bills...A few weeks ago I determined that I should be doing something to express my dissatisfaction with current monetary policy
  • Moment terrified family were forced to take refuge in the water as Australian wildfire...

    01/09/2013 5:28:02 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9th January 2013 | Simon Tomlinson
    <p>With their home destroyed and wildfires raging around them, it was their only hope.</p> <p>Tammy and Tim Holmes led their five grandchildren Charlotte, two, Esther, four, Caleb, six, Liam, nine, and Matilda, 11, into the sea.</p> <p>Even there, their terror was not over as flames licked the wooden jetty they clung to and they struggled to breathe in the smoke-filled air.</p>
  • MILLER: White House goes after guns

    01/09/2013 5:26:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The White House just realized it had to at least pretend to listen to America’s 100 million gun owners. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. invited a representative from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to attend a White House meeting with anti-gun groups scheduled to take place Thursday. Up to now, gun owners have been left out of President Obama's task force seeking “solutions” to gun violence by the end of the month. The simultaneous high-profile media blitz is meant to ready the public for radical limits on the Second Amendment. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appears to...
  • Libyan Gun Control Policies Left Guards Unarmed at U.S. Compound in Benghazi

    01/09/2013 5:22:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/9/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The gun control policies of the post-Gaddafi government in Libya delayed the arming of bodyguards for U.S. diplomats in that country and left the local guard force hired to watch over the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi unarmed, according to internal State Department memos and written testimony by the State Department officer who was in charge of the department’s security in Libya until six weeks before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks. “Our long term security plan in Libya was to recruit and deploy an armed, locally hired Libyan bodyguard unit,” State Department Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom...
  • NRA-certified instructor holds free concealed carry class for school employees

    01/09/2013 5:12:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 January, 2013 | na
    Editor's Note: The author's name is being withheld to protect the identities of the school officials involved in these classes.As a service to the schools in my community, I decided to offer an Ohio Concealed Carry Class to any local school employee free of charge. I did not know what to expect or what the response would be. I put the word out with a few phone calls to teachers I knew who had mentioned, prior to this class, that they wanted to get the training. Before I knew it, my voicemail was full of messages and I had the...
  • How to stop school shootings right now: Abolish pretend “gun-free zones”

    01/09/2013 5:06:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 9 January, 2013 | David Kopel
    Real gun-free zones (enforced by metal detectors backed up by armed security guards) are fine for certain buildings. Pretend gun-free zones (bans on gun carrying by licensed people, but no procedures to keep out criminal gun carriers, and exacerbated by the absence of armed security) are magnets for mass killers. There is a reason why mass killers frequently attack schools, movie theaters, or shopping malls which are pretend gun-free zones. My article Pretend “Gun-free” School Zones: A Deadly Legal Fiction, 42 Connecticut Law Review 515 (2009), examines the policy arguments. The article details some (but far from all) of the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed

    01/09/2013 5:02:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/9/13 | OREN KESSLER
    Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest. One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country’s resurgent opposition. On Tuesday, two Brotherhood representatives participated in an opposition delegation that met with Vice President Omar Suleiman for the first set of talks over implementing political reforms. Pundits have portrayed the Brotherhood as uncompromising zealots or beneficent providers of social...