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  • Striking at sea: How the Styx strategy paid off

    01/10/2013 1:08:43 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Striking at sea: How the Styx strategy paid off January 7, 2013 Rakesh Krishnan Simha The latest in the series of 1971 war stories describes the Indian Navy’s ingenious – and audacious – use of its newly acquired Russian missile boats that played a huge role in India’s victory. In the summer of 1971 when Babru Bhan Yadav returned after a year of naval training in Vladivostok, Russia, he carried with him a secret that he could not tell even his family. Yadav had been made the Squadron Commander of the 25th Missile Squadron based at Mumbai. Under his command...
  • America Is Reaping From Its Moral Collapse

    01/10/2013 1:06:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Christopher G. Adamo
    The liberal Democrat political machine has been in high gear seeking restrictions on gun ownership ever since the December 11, 2012 massacre of twenty young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. According to the left, that hideous event constitutes inarguable proof that America needs to rescind the Second Amendment. For the good of everyone, and particularly “the children,” the guns must go. It might seem difficult to surpass such phony liberal sanctimony. Yet during the last days of 2012, as the contrived “fiscal cliff crisis” reached its do or die moment, the same old class envy...
  • Moving Company Reports People Fleeing Illinois & New Jersey

    01/10/2013 1:06:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | january 9, 2013 | rebel pundit
    The St. Louis based moving company United Van Lines is reporting that Illinois leads the nation alongside New Jersey with the nations highest move out rates. United Van Lines spokeswoman, Melissa Sullivan told CBS affiliate KMOX in St. Louis, 60.5% of their business comes from individuals and businesses leaving Illinois. She also said, “Illinois has seen more outbound movement every year since” they have been keeping track, beginning in 1977.
  • Biden Hints at OutlawingUnregulated ´Private´ Gun Sales

    01/10/2013 1:01:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/10/13 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden, in remarks today before a meeting on guns, suggested the Obama administration is seriously considering outlawing unregulated "private" gun sales:"And so the kinds of things that there´s an emerging set of recommendations, not coming from me but coming from the groups we´ve met with," said Biden today, before a closed door meeting on gun control. "And I´m going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and the type of weapons can be owned. And one is,
  • Americans never give up your guns (Pravda: "socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA")

    01/10/2013 12:52:00 PM PST · by dead · 15 replies
    Pravda ^ | Stanislav Mishin
    These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions. This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them...
  • Farewell, Mr. Boortz

    01/10/2013 12:48:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Matt Towery
    For my money, the single most talented voice in the modern history of talk radio is retiring later this month. Not "one of" the most talented -- the most talented. Neal Boortz began his career in radio while in college at Texas A&M, but his long stint in commercial radio started as one of the many individuals he would, over the years to follow, continually cut off: opinionated callers. Boortz in the late 1960s was a frequent caller to a local Atlanta talk show, and when the host died unexpectedly, he went from brash caller to brash host. But Boortz's...
  • Doctors: Junior Seau's brain had CTE

    01/10/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 1/10/13 | Mark Fainaru-Wada, Jim Avila and Steve Fainaru
    SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists consulted by the National Institutes of Health concluded. Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN in an exclusive interview they were informed last week that Seau's brain had tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression.
  • Feds fund $100,000 video game featuring female climate change 'superhero'

    01/10/2013 12:05:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    washington examiner ^ | january 10, 2013 | paul bedard
    A new video game featuring a black alien female superhero delivered to Earth to fight global warming is about to hit the market thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Obama administration. The National Endowment for the Arts is funding the Spelman College of Atlanta, Ga.'s multi-episode game called "HERadventure." In the grant announcement made last year, the NEA said the story "focuses on a young female superhero sent to Earth to save her own planet from devastation because of climate changes caused by social issues impacting women and girls." The game is set to debut on March 8 on...
  • Man, 19, hospitalized after stabbing at Waianae High [Hawaii]

    01/10/2013 11:56:29 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    KITV ^ | January 4, 2013 | Unnamed
    Waianae, Hawaii - Emergency Medical Services officials say a 19-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition after a stabbing at Waianae High School Friday. Honolulu police responded just before 12:30 p.m. The Department of Education says two students, both 19-year-old men, got into an altercation during class time right before lunch.  They were outside near the basketball court. The suspect stabbed the victim with a pocketknife, according to the DOE.  The victim suffered lacerations and taken to Queen's Medical Center.
  • When Do Too Many Mass Murder Shootings Defy Probability and Bring Out the Conspiracy Theorists?

    01/10/2013 11:56:19 AM PST · by xzins · 55 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 10 Jan 13 | Xzins
    I remember on September 11, 2001 getting ready for work and hearing on Fox, which I kept on almost all the time, that a plane had flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I began watching the coverage, and I saw with my own eyes the 2nd plane fly into the 2nd tower. Although not an intel analyst, nor the son of one, I immediately said to myself that this was no coincidence, that it was a coordinated effort. I didn't need the Pentagon plane or Flight 93 crashing in a Pennsylvania field to do more...
  • The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions

    01/10/2013 11:55:45 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 66 replies
    Sott.net ^ | January 7, 2013 | Joe Quinn and Niall Bradley
    When 20 children and 6 adults were murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre we, like most other people, were shocked and horrified at what appeared to be an act of senseless brutality. When a person experiences the tragic and untimely loss of a loved one, particularly in unusual or apparently inexplicable circumstances, the initial intense feelings of grief usually give way to a desire to understand HOW and WHY the tragedy occurred, in an effort to make sense of it and achieve some kind of 'closure'. This is a very normal and natural human reaction. We have an...
  • Shale playground in W. Texas

    01/10/2013 11:44:06 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jennifer Hiller
    The Eagle Ford Shale play is still in its early stages, with landmen continuing to hunt for mineral rights across South Texas and no one really knowing how much oil is out there. But if the Eagle Ford seems big, get ready for what’s happening in West Texas, where oil and gas production is ramping up in shale layers such as the Wolfcamp in and around Midland. “They’re getting thousands and thousands of feet of pay zone,” said Ken Morgan, director of the Texas Christian University Energy Institute, who spoke Wednesday at Palo Alto College. “It’s like the Eagle Ford...
  • No Guns in the Library: Curbing the Second Amendment in the Stacks(barf alert

    01/10/2013 11:39:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    libraryjournal.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    Last month, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals declared Illinois’s ban on carrying a weapon in public unconstitutional, leaving the District of Columbia as the only place in the country that does not allow the concealed carry of firearms by civilians (and D.C. is being sued to allow this). The morally purblind pro-gun lobbyists have been so successful in saturating our society with firearms—from national parks to Amtrak trains—that public libraries across the country are also finding themselves having to grapple with Second Amendment radicals. For example, the Boulder Public Library, until November, had a policy that read: “No...
  • Court Says Kidnapping Not Serious Enough to Warrant Deportation

    01/10/2013 11:34:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2013
    In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S. federal appellate court has spared an illegal immigrant convicted of kidnapping from deportation ruling that it’s not necessarily a crime of moral turpitude. The decision, issued this week by the famously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, rambles on for 27 pages and is almost comical. “This undoubtedly appears to be a difficult question at first glance,” it reads. “Kidnapping is a serious crime, and our instincts may be that it would meet the moral turpitude definition. Even for serious offenses, we must look to the specific elements of the...
  • Carney: 'Deficit Reduction Is Not a Worthy Goal'

    01/10/2013 11:33:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Carney: 'Deficit Reduction Is Not a Worthy Goal' Daniel Halper January 10, 2013 10:55 AM White House spokesman Jay Carney said yesterday that "deficit reduction is not a worthy goal onto itself": "Most importantly because deficit reduction is not a worthy goal onto itself," said Carney, talking about government spending. "This is all about making our economy stronger, making it more productive and allowing it to create even more jobs. That is the most important thing when it comes to economic policy as far as the President is concerned." U.S. debt is estimated to be $16,432,659,028,067.50.
  • Is An Executive Order a Law that Must be Obeyed?

    01/10/2013 11:32:05 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 35 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 10, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    There’s talk that President Obama will ignore Congress and issue Executive Orders to implement new gun regulations over against the clear reading of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Is an Executive Order a law? Will we be obligated to obey it? Executive Orders have a long history. Republicans and Democrats have issued them. Only a few of them have been overturned by the courts. Neither Republicans nor Democrats do much about Executive Orders they don’t like since both parties issue them. This is how the Washington game is played. Republicans and Democrats like Executive Orders on difficult issues because...
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/10/2013 11:25:41 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.
  • Senate Balks at Promoting Officer Who Downed F-4

    01/10/2013 11:25:21 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Military.com ^ | 1.1.13 | Rowan Scarborough
    A Senate committee has refused to approve a promotion to admiral for a Navy officer who, as a young fighter pilot during a training mission, deliberately shot down an Air Force plane whose flier has suffered a life of pain from his forced ejection. The Senate Armed Services Committee took no confirmation vote on the nomination of Capt. Tiimothy W. Dorsey as the 112th Congress ended. Because the Senate did not act, the nomination goes back to the White House. The Navy has the option of trying to resubmit his nomination during the 113t Congress, which convened Thursday.
  • Rape Victim to Be Flogged Under Islamic Law

    01/10/2013 11:21:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Breitbart - Big Peace ^ | January 9, 2013 | Brandon Darby
    Police in the Republic of the Maldives, better known simply as Maldives, have charged a stepfather for repeatedly raping his 15-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, her troubles did not stop there. In their investigation of the abuse case, authorities found what they claim is evidence the young victim had sex with another person. Under Maldives’ Islamic law, the authorities now intend to publicly flog the young rape victim.
  • Has Harry Reid Committed a Felony or Just a Misdemeanor?

    01/10/2013 11:11:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/10/2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I have one question about the way Majority Leader Harry Reid has been conducting the Senate. Has he committed a felony or a mere misdemeanor? The wags will say that a politician from Nevada does not commit misdemeanors, but I am in earnest. The difference between whether Dingy Harry -- as he is known by the eminent political scientist Dr. Rush Limbaugh -- shuffles off to a federal prison or merely pays a hefty fine is significant. I suppose we can leave it to the federal prosecutors to decide, but if he gets off on a misdemeanor I...
  • Midlands teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class

    01/10/2013 11:10:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wist ^ | 1.10.2013 | wist
    CHAPIN, SC (WIS) - At least one parent calls the actions of a Chapin High School English teacher disrespectful and unpatriotic. Additional Links Teacher's attorney: "My client was trying to create a forum for discussion using a powerful symbol" Read the Federal Law for displaying an American flag (PDF) Scott Compton 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...
  • Fox Affiliate Thoroughly Debunks Piers Morgan’s Gun Homicide Statistics

    01/10/2013 11:09:14 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 10 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | January 10, 2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    CNN’s Piers Morgan has for days cited U.S. and British gun homicide statistics in an attempt to get stricter controls on firearms here in America. On Tuesday, Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX thoroughly debunked many of Morgan’s claims After playing a clip of Morgan’s interview with radio host Alex Jones, WXIX’s Ben Swann said, “The stat that Piers Morgan was continuing to cite, one that Great Britain which banned guns about fifteen years ago had only 35 gun-related murders in 2011 compared to the United States which had 11,000. Let’s start there because that number is not correct.” Swann then broke...
  • Can Republicans Win a Government Shutdown?

    01/10/2013 11:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/10/2013 | David Harsanyi
    If Republicans do happen to force a shutdown in Washington, it's very possible they'll be embracing a political loser while doing the rest of us an immense favor. With three Washington-manufactured fiscal apocalypses -- sequestration, the debt ceiling and a new "budget" -- on the docket, the idea of shutting down government to extract concessions from the iron trap sometimes known as the Obama administration has gained traction among Republicans. Or, I should say, the idea of threatening to shut down Washington has. Pat Toomey, John Cornyn and other conservatives have said as much, though they've littered their shutdown statements...
  • Glenn Beck’s Recommendation for Defeating Obama Gun Grab (We’ll show them. Fill up the Prisons??)

    01/10/2013 11:06:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 107 replies
    Vanity | January 10, 2013 | Perseverando
    Normally, I don’t to the vanity thing, but I think this “Glenn Beck Plan” needs to be Freeper analyzed and dissected. First let me say, Glenn Beck has done a great service to America and I really appreciate his Tea Party, patriotic events and leadership. I thought his TV program was fantastic. I enjoy listening to his serious radio discussions, but he and the gang get a little too rambunctious and off the wall at times. That said: Did anyone else hear Beck this morning talking options for dealing with an Obama gun control and possible gun confiscation effort? What...
  • Jerry Brown Says to the Feds, Back Off

    01/10/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "It is now time to return the control of our prison system to California," Gov. Jerry Brown declared at a news conference Tuesday morning. Amen to that. Federal lawsuits and federal judges have taken over the state's prison system. Unelected judges don't have to worry about paying for what they command. Nor need they worry about losing their jobs should they incite the public's wrath. Thus, judges have ordered massive increases in inmate health and mental health spending. Those orders have driven up the annual cost per inmate to more than $55,000. About $17,000 of that sum goes toward health...
  • Who’s Worse — Al Gore or Bernie Madoff?

    01/10/2013 11:04:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/10/2013 | Roger Simon
    Forgotten or semi-forgotten in the hullabaloo over Al Gore netting a cool hundred million from the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is that back in 2009 the ex-veep was on his way to being the first carbon billionaire off global warming. It’s unclear how close he came to accomplishing that goal, but it’s a safe bet he didn’t do badly, considering his lifestyle. (Well, this house apparently went to Tipper in the breakup.) Whatever else he is, Gore is arguably a business genius when it comes to generating massive amounts of income from dubious enterprises and, unlike Bernie...
  • Clinton: I wouldn’t say that I’m “retiring,” per se

    01/10/2013 11:03:23 AM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Clinton: I wouldn’t say that I’m “retiring,” per se posted at 4:41 pm on January 9, 2013 by Erika Johnsen Because why not fan the flames of 2016 speculation on a slow-ish news day?Ed already noted that Hillary Clinton, Private Citizen is now meant to testify on the security failings in Benghazi on January 22nd, but there was another minor but noteworthy moment today when she was speaking to reporters about working to smoothly transition Senator Kerry into the post she’ll shortly be vacating. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bucked the suggestion Wednesday that she’s retiring, instead saying that she’s...
  • Grab your flag: Gun Appreciation Day is coming

    01/10/2013 10:59:44 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 8, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    <p>Mark your calendar. On Jan. 19, two days before President Obama is inaugurated and a day before Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce an assault weapons ban, a Gun Appreciation Day has been called in the U.S.</p> <p>Organizers are asking folks to go into their local gun shop and wave a flag or a “Hands Off Our Guns” sign or just brandish a copy of the Constitution. With 300 million guns in the U.S., there should be more than enough people ready to participate.</p>
  • Wyoming Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Protection’ Legislation

    01/10/2013 10:59:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    k2radio.com ^ | 10 January, 2012 | Rich Denison
    Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The “Firearms Protection Act” bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries. Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal. It also includes a provision allowing the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend any state resident against any federal firearm ban.
  • Latest serious idea for fiscal-crisis solution: IOUs

    01/10/2013 10:56:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, thank goodness we're taking the issue seriously. It's difficult to conceive of a sillier proposal than the trillion-dollar platinum coin, but it's not as if some people aren't working hard at it. National Journal reports that a new suggestion involves government scrip --- IOUs, in other words: The $1 trillion platinum coin seems too wacky; the 14th amendment too risky. But could IOU's be the solution to an impasse on raising the nation's borrowing limit?Yes, and President Obama should publicly adopt the idea, Edward Kleinbard, a University of Southern California law professor and former chief of staff to CongressÂ’s...
  • Al Franken going unchallenged in MN?

    01/10/2013 10:44:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, National Journal's Michael Catalini gave a rather depressing look at the prospects so far for Republicans in Minnesota's 2014 Senate race, when Al Franken will defend his seat for the first time --- and so far, no one has volunteered to challenge him. Norm Coleman, who lost the seat by 312 votes in 2008 after a months-long recount and challenge, has firmly declared himself uninterested in another election: After winning election by the narrowest of margins in 2008, Sen. Al Franken looked like one of the GOPÂ’s most inviting Senate targets in 2014. But instead, the party is facing...
  • Hagel and Defense

    01/10/2013 10:38:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two purple hearts from a war many opposed and many more tried to avoid. Some think Hagel's 2006 comment about "the Jewish lobby" should disqualify him, believing it a code word for anti-Semitic sentiments. There is nothing wrong with criticizing the policies of any Israeli government. Israelis likely do this more than foreigners. It's just that Jews are rightly sensitive to the use of words like these because it...
  • Registration Will Lead to Confiscation

    01/10/2013 10:37:19 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 9, 2013 | Brian Lilley
    According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is considering a “national database” of all firearms in the United States to “track the movement and sale of weapons.” If such a database comes to fruition the database will lead to confiscation.Last year Canada ended its national long gun registry, a national database of every rifle and shotgun in the country that was supposed to help police track the movement of and sale of weapons. When it was introduced twenty years ago critics said the registration of firearms would eventually lead to confiscation, a criticism dismissed as ridiculous, yet that’s what...
  • John Brennan – The CIA - Zbigniew Brzezinski – Columbia University and Obama

    01/10/2013 10:33:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 1/10/13 | Sundance
    Time to connect the dots, again. Treehouse Research – Going Deep. While attending Occidental University, 1979 – 81′, young Barack Obama meets a former Jimmy Carter administration official Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski is a key CIA asset and expert on Russia. He later becomes a mentor, and then much later a foreign policy advisor to President Elect Obama. Obama is friends with three Pakistani college roommates, muslims, Mohammed Hasan Chandio, Wahid Hamid, and Indian Vinai Thummalapally. In the summer of 1981 Obama travelled with his friends to Pakistan. Brezinski was deeply involved in the U.S. aspects to support Osama Bin Laden...
  • FL:Hillsborough shoots down gun buybacks

    01/10/2013 10:33:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 10 January, 2013 | Chris Trenkmann
    TAMPA - The concept of an annual gun buyback program for Hillsborough County got an icy reception from county commissioners, several of whom questioned whether such a plan would make a difference in gun violence. Commissioner Lesley Miller, whose son was a shooting victim, said he doubts whether anyone with criminal intent would ever show up at a gun buyback. "The people that want to have the handguns and do the violent crimes in Hillsborough County and across this country are not going to turn them in," Miller said. The idea came from Commissioner Kevin Beckner, who agreed that a...
  • Top EPA official used private email account to correspond with environmental groups

    01/10/2013 10:25:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/13 | Michael Bastasch
    A second Environmental Protection Agency official stands accused of using a personal email address to shield communications with environmental activists from public disclosure. Court documents show that EPA Region 8 Administrator James Martin corresponded with the Environmental Defense Fund — where he previously worked as an attorney — through his private email account.
  • Assault on the Second Amendment - 'I Will Not Comply'

    01/10/2013 10:20:57 AM PST · by EdReform · 57 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    The Patriot Post • http://patriotpost.us Assault on the Second Amendment 'I Will Not Comply' By Mark Alexander January 10, 2013 "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment to the United States Constitution PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Patriots, I call on you to pledge: "We, the People, affirm that we will support and defend Liberty as "endowed by our Creator," enshrined in our Constitution and empowered by its Second Amendment, against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Though tens of millions...
  • Melissa Harris Perry On Cabinet Diversity: Clarence Thomas Doesn't Represent Blacks (video)

    01/10/2013 10:19:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 10, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC host and commentator Melissa Harris Perry excuses the lack of diversity in President Obama's cabinet by saying just because someone is of one gender or has a certain skin color doesn't mean that they represent that specific group. Harris Perry cites Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an example, who she says doesn't represent "the vast majority" of African-Americans. MSNBC host and commentator Melissa Harris Perry says we should "be careful" when it comes to calling out the hypocrisy of President Obama for having a not so diverse cabinet. Perry says we don't want to "assume that any given...
  • Rex Trailer, Host Of WBZ-TV’s ‘Boomtown,’ Dies.

    01/10/2013 10:16:45 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 01/10/2013 | n/a
    Boston TV icon Rex Trailer died Wednesday night, his family announced on his website Thursday. Trailer, 84, was the host of the popular children’s television show “Boomtown,” on WBZ-TV from 1956 to 1974. The program often included children with disabilities in the studio audience. Trailer, who lived in Sudbury, was in Florida for Christmas visiting his sister when he came down with pneumonia and went into the hospital. His family issued this brief statement: Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he...
  • 2 shot at California high school

    01/10/2013 10:07:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    2 shot at California high school Published January 10, 2013 | FoxNews.com DEVELOPING: At least two people were shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., Thursday morning and the shooter was taken into custody, local reports say.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shooting at Taft High School [CA]

    01/10/2013 10:06:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 117 replies
    WGET ^ | 1/10/13
    At least two people were shot at Taft High School Thursday morning. It happened at about 9 a.m. and as of 9:30, students had been evacuated to the football field and there were reports one person was in custody. Details were still sketchy at 9:45 a.m. but the Sheriff's Department has confirmed a shooter is in custody and at least two people have been wounded. Hall Ambulance dispatched three ambulances and a medevac helicopter.
  • (Former) Head of Pro-Abortion Group Caught Arranging Sex With Child

    01/10/2013 9:59:22 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | january 10, 2013 | steve ertelt
    The former director of a leading abortion advocacy group has been caught in a child sex sting. Scott Richard Swirling, who was the director of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), was arrested for attempting to arrange for a sexual encounter with a twelve-year-old girl. The Washington Examiner newspaper has more details: Scott Richard Swirling, 61, thought he was discussing plans to meet a District man who was offering to let him have sex with his preteen daughter, authorities said. It turns out Swirling was dealing with an undercover D.C. police officer. Swirling, of Gaithersburg, was arrested...
  • Reality Check: Fact-Checking Piers Morgan's Anti-Gun Claims (video)

    01/10/2013 9:54:46 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 3 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 10, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Last week, RealClearPolitics posted video of WXIX-TV's Ben Swann, a local reporter in Cincinnati, giving the "politically incorrect truth" about the Second Amendment. In his "Reality Check" segment on the local news, Swann explained the right to bear arms in a historical context. On Tuesday's broadcast of WXIX-TV's local news, Swann used his segment to fact check the heated debate between gun control activist Piers Morgan and gun rights activist Alex Jones. There is one particular stat that Morgan has been citing for weeks, and it was the center of his argument while debating radio show host Alex Jones on...
  • CFPB Unveils Sweeping Changes to Mortgage Rules

    01/10/2013 9:47:50 AM PST · by illiac · 23 replies
    Realtor Mag ^ | 1/10/13 | RealtorMag
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled new mortgage rules Thursday that are expected to change how home buyers go about getting approved for a home loan. Every company that issues mortgages will be required to follow the new guidelines. Loans that meet the agency’s new lending criteria now will be called a “qualified mortgage.” Qualified mortgages will be given protection for the bank from lawsuits filed by troubled borrowers or buyers of mortgage-backed bonds. A “qualified mortgage” will consist of the following: • Lenders must prove that income and assets are sufficient to repay the loan (this applies to jumbo...
  • Men armed with assault rifles walk through Portland to 'educate' public on gun rights

    01/10/2013 9:46:29 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 132 replies
    kbnd.com ^ | January 10, 2013
    Two men seen walking down a Portland street armed with assault rifles told police they were exercising their Second Amendment rights and hoping to educate the public on gun rights. Several calls were made to 911 on Wednesday afternoon, with alarmed residents reporting two men with guns strapped to their backs walking through the area of Southeast Seventh Avenue and Spokane Street in Portland's Sellwood neighborhood. When police arrived on the scene, they found two 22-year-old men carrying rifles openly on their backs. The two were also holding valid concealed handgun licenses in Oregon, according to Fox affiliate KPTV. The...
  • Blanking On Her Name, MSNBC's Roberts Calls Michele Bachmann 'What's-Her-Face'

    01/10/2013 9:42:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, we've all blanked on a person's name. But how we handle it can reveal how we feel about the person in question. On the MSNBC Live show he was hosting during today's 11 AM ET hour, Thomas Roberts, blanking on Michele Bachmann's name, referred to her as "what's-her-face." View the video here.
  • Judge Napolitano: Individuals are sovereign – not the government

    01/10/2013 9:35:55 AM PST · by GVnana
    WND ^ | 1/10/2013 | Andrew Napolitano
    Individuals are sovereign – not the government Andrew Napolitano: 2nd Amendment protects our right to shoot tyrants, not deer The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. And yet, the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that...
  • FLASHBACK:Eric Holder: Gun Owners Should 'Cower' in Shame Like Smokers

    01/10/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by illiac · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/10/13 | NB Staff
    The hot new video at MRCTV.org is 1995 footage of Attorney General Eric Holder, when he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In his remarks before the Woman's National Democratic Club, broadcast by CSPAN 2, Holder said people should be ashamed to own guns, just the way that cigarette smokes now "cower outside of buildings" to smoke. "What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way...
  • St. Louis Teen Pleads Guilty in “Knock Out Game” Assault

    01/10/2013 9:34:16 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    gateway ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Kwame J. Thomas, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty on Jan. 8, 2013, in a 2011 “knockout game” attack on a man in St. Louis. ... In April 2011 an elderly man was attacked by a mob of black youths playing “the knock out game” while walking home from the grocery store with his wife. They killed him. In June 2011 a group of black youths beat a gay man bloody playing “the knock out game.” In August 2011 black teen mobs targeted St. Louis cyclists in the knock out game. In September 2011, a 73-year-old man was knocked unconscious just...
  • NAPOLITANO: The right to shoot tyrants, not deer

    01/10/2013 9:33:35 AM PST · by 7thson · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. Yet the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.