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  • Livni Slams Likud and Jewish Home 'Extremists'

    01/10/2013 3:57:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Tzipi Livni, who chairs the Hatnua party, slammed on Wednesday what she termed "the extremists" in her former party, the Likud. Livni, who visited a bar in Tel Aviv, warned that a coalition between these Likud extremists and the Jewish Home would be a threat to Israel. "Extremists are taking over our lives and if we do not stop them today - we'll end up in a situation that is dangerous for Israel," Livni said. "These extremists are now in the Likud in the form of (Moshe) Feiglin, (Tzipi) Hotovely, (Yariv) Levin and others - they are in the same...
  • Letter from Casey (PA) on AWB.....thinks 2A is about hunting/target shooting

    01/10/2013 3:50:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope...
  • Biden butts heads with NRA in gun violence drive

    01/10/2013 3:49:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2013 | Steve Holland
    Vice President Joe Biden butted heads with the powerful National Rifle Association on Thursday in his drive to reduce U.S. gun violence, drawing complaints from the lobby group that the White House is trying to limit constitutionally protected gun rights. Biden sat down for about an hour and a half of talks with an NRA representative and officials from other gun owners' groups after telling reporters he is likely to recommend background checks for all gun buyers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips. "It is unfortunate that this administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our...
  • Disturbing School Bus Stop Brawls Caught On Camera

    01/10/2013 3:42:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 61 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 1/9/2013
    Swissvale police are increasing patrols near a school bus stop where two major brawls happened the past few days. Cell phone videos captured by students show a crowd of as many as 60 students and parents fighting in the streets of Swissvale, on both Monday and Tuesday. “They were riots”, says Swissvale Police Chief Greg Geppert. Even worse, the fights were made up of both kids, and adults. Police say they have already arrested five adults and minors, and are looking for close to a dozen more. The students, and parents were reportedly from the Woodland Hills School district. “It...
  • Largest Anti-Muslim Ad Campaign Hits NY Subway System

    01/10/2013 3:37:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The group behind last year’s controversial anti-Jihadist advertisements that appeared throughout the New York subway system is planning what is expected to be its largest campaign to date. The American Freedom Defense Initiative purchased space next to 228 clocks in 39 New York subway stations for ads with an image of the burning World Trade Center and a quote attributed to the Quran saying: “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.” The clocks are suspended from ceilings above subway platforms in stations across the city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said the ads went up Monday...
  • John Cook, Gawker writer who published two-year-old list of ‘gun-owning [expletive],’ promoted

    01/10/2013 3:33:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/10/13 | Staff
    Kristina Lucarelli @KristinaLuca AJ's out at Gawker, Cook's in, the world keeps turning for folks not in NYC media, because they don't know/care who either one is. 10 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Sigh. We hadn’t really heard of Gawker writer John Cook until just this week, when he made a splash by publishing a two-year-old list of legal, registered gun owners in New York City. Sure, the list was out of date, and the morally questionable stunt had already been pulled by the folks at the Journal News in suburban New York. Cook gave the piece his own special...
  • Silencers: The NRA’s latest big lie

    01/10/2013 3:30:52 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | Dec 30, 2012 | Alexander Zaitchik
    A gruesome holiday season exercise: Think of some firearms and accessories that might have added to the body counts of Aurora and Newtown. More starkly, imagine the means by which coming Auroras and Newtowns will be made more deadly. The exercise starts with a militarized baseline, as both shooters unloaded designed-for-damage rounds from high-capacity magazines loaded into assault rifles. Improving their killing efficiency would require one of two things: the ability to shoot more bullets faster, or more time. A fully automatic machine gun would provide the first. More minutes to hunt, meanwhile, might be gained by employing a noise...
  • Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

    01/10/2013 3:01:39 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | January 9, 2013 | CBS
    CHICAGO (CBS) – “jihad against the white devil,”
  • A Christmas card come to life: Jerusalem hit by worst snowstorm for TWENTY YEARS(8 inches)

    01/10/2013 2:56:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Dailymail (uk) ^ | UPDATED: 14:12 EST, 10 January 2013 | Steve Robson
    The Holy City of Jerusalem has been covered in a brilliant white blanket after the worst snowstorm in 20 years.Schools and highways have been closed as up to eight inches of snow piled up in the city centre by this afternoon.Israel and much of the surrounding region has been hit by five days of rain, wind and snow as temperatures have dipped below freezing.Scroll down for video
  • Obama signs protection bill for former presidents

    01/10/2013 2:55:58 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 31 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives. The measure Obama signed Thursday applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and former President George W. Bush. It reverses a 1994 law that ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president leaves office. Under that law, the Homeland Security secretary could extend such protection on a temporary basis.
  • Experts urge PC users to disable Java, cite security flaw

    01/10/2013 2:51:44 PM PST · by alancarp · 38 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jan 10, 2013 5:06pm EST | Jim Finkle
    [No quote due to Reuters source. Title is accurate representation of article. Please see link.]
  • SC Gov. Haley's husband deploys with SC Guard

    01/10/2013 2:49:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 1/10/13 | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley and her family have bid a tearful farewell to her husband Michael as he leaves with a South Carolina National Guard unit for a month of training and then deployment to Afghanistan. Capt. Michael Haley wrapped his arms around his wife and two children, ages 10 and 14, as his unit was given a send-off Thursday by several hundred family members, friends and Guard officials at a National Guard site outside Columbia. The Republican governor issued a statement saying "we are a proud military family who understands the sacrifices any family goes...
  • 60% of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled: report

    01/10/2013 2:41:18 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/10/2013 | Aaron Smith
    New York has the highest cigarette tax rate of any state, and nearly two-thirds of the state's cigarette market is illegal, announced the think tank Tax Foundation on Thursday. The Tax Foundation said that 60.9% of cigarettes sold in New York State are smuggled in from other states. This makes New York the biggest importer of black market cigarettes, along with the state's highest tax rate of $4.35 per pack. That's compared to Missouri, the state with the lowest rate, of 17 cents per pack. In New York City the tax rate is even higher, adding another $1.50 per pack...
  • Statement From the National Rifle Association of America Regarding Today's White House Task Force...

    01/10/2013 2:40:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 74 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | January 10, 2013 | NA
    Statement From the National Rifle Association of America Regarding Today's White House Task Force MeetingFairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again. We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals. We...
  • Can’t we aim higher than ‘Honey Boo Boo’? (By failed Spitzer co-host Kathleen Parker)

    01/10/2013 2:39:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/9/13 | Kathleen Parker
    No one forced me, but I finally decided it was time to discover what all the business was about Honey Boo Boo. Even though I’ve made reference to the show featuring a former beauty tot, now 7, and her family, I’d never actually watched a full episode. I still haven’t, but I watched enough to need a jaw adjustment.
  • Justice for No One

    01/10/2013 2:28:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    The Associated Press is reporting that Ali Harzi, a 26 year old Tunisian linked to the assassination attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, has been released "due to lack of evidence."   After the attacks Obama said, "My biggest priority is bringing those folks (the terrorists) to justice and I think the American people have seen that's a commitment I'll always keep."  In 2005, Ali Harzi and a brother were sentenced to 30 months in prison.  Another brother fought against U.S. led coalition forces in Iraq.  Their father acknowledged...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, January-10-2013

    01/10/2013 2:20:51 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 53 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Flag Stomping Could Cost South Carolina Teacher His Job

    01/10/2013 2:09:02 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jilian Fama
    Scott Compton, a South Carolina high school teacher, is facing possible dismissal by his school board for stomping on an American flag in three of his classes last month. Compton, who teaches honors English at Chapin High School, has been with the school for seven years, but the tenure of his job is now in question as the Lexington-Richland 5 school board will decide whether or not to dismiss the teacher for his actions. ... "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...
  • Mali Islamists 'enter' Konna after clashes with army ('Mujao' risin'?)

    01/10/2013 2:07:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/10/13 | BBC
    Militants Islamist in Mali say they have entered the key central town of Konna, advancing further into government-held territory. This is the most serious fighting since Islamist groups captured the north from government forces in April 2012. The army has not commented on the claim by the Ansar Dine group that its fighters are in Konna. Earlier, it said it had advanced on Douentza, a central town held by another Islamist group. A resident in Douentza said no fighting had so far taken place for control of the town, about 800km (500 miles) north-east of the capital, Bamako. It was...
  • The United States Ranks 7th in Comprehensive New “Freedom Index”

    01/10/2013 1:58:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchel
    I’ve always been a big fan of Economic Freedom of the World because it provides a balanced and neutral measure of which nations do best in providing free markets and small government. And I like it even when it gives me bad news. It’s somewhat depressing, after all, to read that the United States has dropped from the #3 nation when Bill Clinton left office to the #18 country in the most recent index.But for all its many positive attributes, Economic Freedom of the World isn’t a comprehensive measure of liberty. That’s why I’m very glad to see that Ian...