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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...