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  • Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor

    01/11/2013 11:33:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 11, 2012 | Jennifer Hlad
    Clinton Romesha WASHINGTON – Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor in February for his actions as a section leader in Afghanistan in 2009, the fourth living veteran of the war in Afghanistan to receive the award. Romesha was section leader with Bravo Troop, 3-61 Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at combat outpost Keating in Kamdesh District, Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009, when his unit came under heavy fire. According to written accounts by military historian Richard S. Lowry, enemy fighters launched an assault against the post, attacking from three sides...
  • Bullied on the President’s Stage

    01/11/2013 11:31:56 AM PST · by cblue55 · 5 replies
    Q Ideas ^ | Gabe Lyons
    January 21, 2013 may go down in history, as the day Americans lost their most important freedom—their freedom of conscience. I’m no fear monger and realize in the middle of the current gun restriction debate, Americans can hardly stand another story on lost liberties. But pay attention, lest you become distracted by deliberations over the Second Amendment, and lose sight of the First ...
  • Overflow Santa Rosa crowd divided over adding gun controls

    01/11/2013 11:25:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 10 January, 2013 | GUY KOVNER
    Madeleine Melo of Fort Bragg, widow of the North Coast's most prominent recent victim of gun violence, spoke out Thursday night in defense of gun ownership at a public forum convened by Rep. Mike Thompson. "I strongly support our right to own and use guns," Melo told Thompson and six other public officials before an overflow crowd in the Sonoma County supervisors chambers in Santa Rosa. In her next sentence, Melo, whose husband Jere Melo was murdered in the Mendocino County woods in 2011, said the "unchecked acts of violent criminals take away the rights of others to live a...
  • Republican senator: 'Jack Lew must never be secretary of Treasury' (Wall ST. Gambler?)

    01/11/2013 11:00:29 AM PST · by yoe · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jamuary 9, 2013 | Kara Rowland
    A key Republican has vowed to block the expected promotion of White House Chief of Staff Jacob "Jack" Lew, saying he "must never be secretary of Treasury." [snip] A strongly worded statement by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. -- prepared in anticipation of that nomination and obtained by Fox News -- signals the bumpy ride Lew could face during the Senate confirmation process. Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, says Lew misled Congress about the White House's budget proposals and argues that should disqualify him from being put in charge of the government's finances. "Lew, as the president's...
  • France Confirms Mali Intervention (France Sends Troops To Ex-Colony)

    01/11/2013 10:59:37 AM PST · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/11/2013 | BBC News
    President Francois Hollande says French troops are taking part in operations against Islamists in northern Mali. French troops "have brought support this afternoon to Malian units to fight against terrorist elements", he said. Armed groups, some linked to al-Qaeda, took control of northern Mali in April. Mr Hollande said the intervention complied with international law, and had been agreed with Malian President Dioncounda Traore. A state of emergency has been declared across the country. The militants said on Thursday that they had advanced further into government-controlled territory, taking the strategic central town of Konna. Mr Hollande said French military action...
  • A large segment of Obama-Biden's base more than likely could not legally purchase a firearm

    01/11/2013 10:56:15 AM PST · by WyCoKsRepublican · 26 replies
    There are lots of reasons Obama and VP "Goofball" Biden want to take your guns. Just food for thought. I firmly believe that a large part of their base could not legally buy a firearm due to criminal history, mental illness or just plain stupidity. Of course, his goons and voter base will obtain firearms of all kinds illegally. The NRA needs to continue to lead the fight and increase its ranks in the wake of this constitutional showdown.
  • New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected

    01/11/2013 10:55:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Jan 11,2013 | by David Chandler
    FULL TITLE: New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors. The approach relies on engineered materials consisting of nanostructured semiconductor alloy crystals. Heat is a vibration of matter—technically, a vibration of the atomic lattice of a material—just as sound is. Such vibrations can also be thought of as a stream of phonons—a kind of "virtual particle" that is analogous to the...
  • J.C. Penney shares slide as UBS sees worse holiday sales (Ellen Christmas advertising flops?)

    01/11/2013 10:46:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/11/13 | Phil Wahba
    J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) slid as much as 8 percent on Friday after UBS published a research note saying holiday quarter sales have likely been worse than expected and questioned the retailer's ability to roll out its new shops on schedule. -snip- UBS analyst Michael Binetti lowered his forecast for Penney's fiscal fourth quarter, which is still underway and includes the holiday period, and expects same-store sales to decline 28 percent, from an earlier projection of a 20 percent decline.
  • Braces for the Kids Just Got More Expensive: Obamacare Tax Hike Case Study

    01/11/2013 10:34:34 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | January 11, 2013
    In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions. As just one example, below are some of the taxes that will impact the purchase of dental braces: Obamacare Medical Device Tax: As of Jan.1, Obamacare imposes a new tax of 2.3 percent on medical device manufacturers, including those who make dental braces. The tax is imposed on gross sales -- even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. While the tax will be paid to the IRS by the manufacturer, the tax will be passed along as a higher...
  • Greek journalists bombed over economic crisis reports

    01/11/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 January, 2013 | Denis Roland and agencies
    Five Greek journalists working for major media outlets have had their homes targeted by small makeshift bombs. The attacks, made in the early hours of Friday by unknown assailants, are believed to be fuelled by discontent over the reporters' portrayal of the country's financial crisis. Greece - in its sixth year of recession - has so far received international bailouts from its troika of lenders - the IMF, EU and European Central Bank - totalling €240bn (Ł198bn). The bombings were the first such coordinated offensives against mainstream journalists since the Greek debt crisis erupted in 2009. Among those targeted by...
  • Low-cost 3D printer makes at-home production reality

    01/11/2013 10:25:31 AM PST · by null and void · 50 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 1/10/13 | Melissa Sue Sorrell Galley
    New Kickstarter project could well be first affordable at-home 3D printer brought to market Staples may be planning to bring 3D printing to the consumer marketplace, but three men from San Diego want to bring it right into your home office, and they’ve created an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign to help them do it. Called the RoBo 3D Printer , the device is not the first personal 3D printer out there, but it is one of the most inexpensive. Its creators believe that they’ll be able to sell the product for just over $500 — a veritable steal compared to...
  • Trump on Bill Mahr’s $5 million pledge: ‘I’ll sue him’

    01/11/2013 10:17:28 AM PST · by SmileRight · 33 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/11/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    With his usual flair, Donald Trump set the record straight on his feud with Bill Mahr, the Miss Alabama controversy, the recent handling of the fiscal crisis by Congress and the next presidential election, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Trump explained that Mahr had appeared on the Jay Leno Show, said that Trump had been “spawned by orangutans” and made an offer of $5 million for Trump to produce his birth certificate. Since the money would go to charity, Trump accepted the offer and produced legal paperwork required to fulfill the obligations. “Why is it that somebody...
  • life extending cancer drugs ´rationed by postcode´: dozens of hospitals refuse to hand

    01/11/2013 10:17:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 1/11/13 | Sophie Borland
    Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE. Some of these drugs have been shown to boost survival rates by a quarter while others have extended the lives of terminally-ill patients by over a year.
  • The Myth of Government Default [If you think gun control is a problem, read this]

    01/11/2013 10:05:56 AM PST · by IndePundit · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/13 | David Rivkin & Lee Casey
    Three false arguments, pushed hard by the Obama administration and accepted on faith by the media and much of the political establishment, must be laid to rest if the American people are to understand the issues at stake in the federal "debt ceiling" debate. The first is that Congress's failure to raise the debt ceiling—the amount of money the federal government is authorized to borrow at any given time—will cause a default on the national debt. The second is that federal entitlement programs are constitutionally protected from spending cuts. The third is that the president can raise the debt ceiling...
  • Major Shakeout Looms for Top New York Times Editors (Pink Slips, Hope and Change!)

    01/11/2013 10:05:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    New York Mag ^ | 1/11/13 | Joe Hagan
    The next two weeks are going to get tense inside the headquarters of the New York Times. Last month, executive editor Jill Abramson told the staff she’d have to cut 30 positions from the news division to buffer against financial losses from rapidly declining advertising revenue. Reporters and editors would be offered buyouts, she said, but if she didn't have enough takers in a month’s time, she would be “forced to go to layoffs.” As the January 24 deadline approaches, only two people, assistant managing editor Jonathan Landman and reporter Jacques Steinberg, have formally announced their exits.
  • Ed Koch at 88: New York’s Still-Outspoken Ex-Mayor Holds No Grudges

    01/11/2013 10:02:27 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/11/13 | Lloyd Grove
    Now that he is 88, New York’s former three-term mayor—the star of Koch, a rollicking, warts-and-all documentary premiering this weekend at the New York Jewish Film Festival—has nothing holding him back. * * * “I think he’s a pompous ass,” Koch tells me about New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. * * * Koch is downright dismissive of Schumer’s junior colleague, Kirsten Gillibrand, an upstate congresswoman when she was appointed in 2009 to the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. * * * But concerning a certain former vice president, “I don’t happen to like Al Gore,” Koch confides. *...
  • Dick Morris: Kerry’s Aide Too Friendly to Castro

    01/11/2013 9:56:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 11 Jan 2013 10:10 AM | Bill Hoffmann
    Dick Morris is spearheading a campaign to stop presumed Secretary of State John Kerry from tapping an “overt Castro sympathizer” to be in charge of U.S.-Cuban policy. Morris says one of Kerry’s closest confidants is Fulton Armstrong, who has served for years as his assistant for Cuban and Latin American relations on the Senate staff of the Foreign Policy Committee. … Morris said when John Bolton was up for Ambassador to Cuba, he said there was evidence Castro was amassing biological weapons for use against the U.S. and moved to declassify a report about it. “Fulton Armstrong opposed that and...
  • I Got 15 Kids & 3 Babydaddys-SOMEONE'S GOTTA PAY FOR ME & MY KIDS!!!

    01/11/2013 9:42:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/11/13
    THIS IS A TYPICAL OBAMA VOTER, CREATE YOUR MESS AND EXPECT SOMEONE ELSE TO PAY FOR IT. THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!
  • Likud-Beytenu to play hardball with settlers if they don’t vote for the list, report says

    01/11/2013 9:34:58 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/11/2013 | Elie Leshem
    Support for Naftali Bennett’s ascendant right-wing Jewish Home party comes largely at the expense of the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list and its leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — and nowhere is this more pronounced than among the largely Orthodox settler population. Reportedly, the trend has prompted Likud to “play rough” and convey the message that if these Israelis fail to vote for Likud-Beytenu in January 22′s election, the consequences for the entire settler movement could be grave. The emphasis of the ruling party’s new approach is on the many settlers who enlisted as Likud members so they could participate in the...
  • Katy Perry, Usher, Brad Paisley & More To Perform At Obama’s Inaugural Events

    01/11/2013 9:32:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Access Hollywood ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mesfin Fekadu contributed to this report
    ... Obama is drawing an A-list of performers for his inaugural festivities, including a massive gala expected to draw more than 35,000 revelers.... Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley are among the stars planning to sing at Obama’s inaugural galas Jan. 21 and a children’s concert on Jan. 19. Also signed up are Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and the cast of “Glee.”... ... While Obama has cut the number of inaugural balls lower than any president since Dwight Eisenhower was first sworn into office in 1953, the two celebrations will be elaborate. The larger...
  • WATCH: Judge Pirro Slams ‘The Journal News’ for Publishing Names of Gun Permit Owners —

    01/11/2013 9:30:42 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Judge Jeanine Pirro, anchor of Justice with Judge Jeanine, is a legal gun permit owner. Her information was published, along with many other law-abiding people, when The Journal News decided to oust all the gun permit owners in Westchester County, New York. On her show, in a powerful opening statement, Judge Jeanine shot back at the newspaper and called for them to come out of hiding and start answering questions. Read the transcript and watch the clip below: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “Don’t you love it when the tables are turned? When the critic finally has to walk in the shoes of those...
  • Video mocks celebrity gun control PSA

    01/11/2013 9:28:55 AM PST · by Baynative · 12 replies
    Michael Medved website ^ | 1/9/13 | not sure
    In case you missed it... It's the video of Hollywood dingbats pleading for gun control mixed with their own film depictions of violence.
  • White House may consider funding for police in schools after Newtown

    01/11/2013 9:19:27 AM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schools to secure campuses, a leading Democratic senator said, part of a broad gun violence agenda that is likely to include a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks.
  • Secret 'no-fly zone'?

    01/11/2013 9:14:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    AOPA ^ | January 10, 2013 | Sarah Brown
    Secret 'no-fly zone'? Pilot seeks answers after arrest By Sarah Brown Pilots returned, one by one, to Bermuda High Soaring in Jefferson, S.C. By about 5 p.m. on July 26, 2012, the lift had died and everyone had returned to the gliderport—everyone except Robin Fleming. No one remembered hearing from Fleming since 1:30 or 2 p.m., and Jayne Ewing Reid, co-owner and chief tow pilot of the glider club and commercial operation, was worried. She called pilots who lived in the region and asked them to try to contact Fleming on their handheld radios. She flew the club’s Piper Pawnee...
  • Church deacon arrested in alleged rape of girl, 13

    01/11/2013 9:12:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Inquirer philly.com ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman
    A church deacon has been arrested on charges he raped a 13-year-old girl at a Bensalem motel two years ago, police announced Thursday. District Judge Leonard Brown arraigned Humberto Cervantes, 34, of Coatesville, on nine offenses and ordered him held on $1 million bail. Police said Cervantes was a deacon at a Trenton Pentecostal church when he befriended the alleged victim, now 15. Police said Cervantes met with the alleged victim several times in Bensalem. The two "went to a few parks and talked about church, life, and family," police said. "On the final visit, when the victim believed they...
  • Why The Newly Reinstated Payroll Taxes Won't Drag Down The Economy

    01/11/2013 9:08:10 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Lisa Mahapatra
    Why The Newly Reinstated Payroll Taxes Won't Drag Down The Economy Lisa MahapatraJanuary 11, 2013If you've already received your first paycheck of the year, then you've probably noticed that it was a teeny bit smaller than expected. That's because when the temporary cut in payroll taxes expired at the end of last year, policymakers decided to let them stay that way as a part of the fiscal cliff tax deal, also known as "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012." Now that these payroll taxes are back, the US government can expect to collect revenue equivalent to about 0.66% of GDP,...
  • Chuck Hagel, anti-Semite?

    01/11/2013 9:04:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    american enterprise institute ^ | 1/11/13 | Danielle Pletka
    It has been suggested that Chuck Hagel is an anti-Semite. It has also been suggested that it is an outrage and a smear to call Barack Obama’s nominee to be secretary of defense an anti-Semite. For my part, I don’t know. But these accusations and defenses have come from serious people. First, the naysayers, because denying the charge is actually easier than leveling it. (“How dare you?” often suffices as a riposte.) Here are the arguments: 1. Chuck Hagel is not an anti-Semite because some Jews — in Israel, in Nebraska, in the Senate — like him. 2. Chuck Hagel...
  • "The List"; Obama's Two Hundred and Seventh Week in Office

    01/11/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/11/13 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Seventh Week in Office1/10/2013Obama Ethics, Year 4U.S. Taxpayers are giving Planned Parenthood $1.5 million each and every day - 11% growth in 2 yearsCalifornian women told to have more children as birth rate in most populous state plummetsObama signs bill giving himself lifetime Secret Service protectionJohn Brennan – The CIA - Zbigniew Brzezinski – Columbia University and ObamaChief Justice Of The Supreme Court John Roberts Schedules A Case By Attorney Taitz Regarding Obamas Forged IDs to be Heard in Conference Before the Full Supreme CourtObama's nominees settle it: A more radical, confrontational termEric Holder to...
  • Harvard Munch: When Liberty Turns to Bondage (BDSM club on campus)

    01/11/2013 8:59:43 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 10 January 2013 | Michael Cook
    2013 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of the book Utilitarianism, by the British philosopher John Stuart Mill...This week: what sado-masochists are getting up to at Harvard. Utilitarianism is a broad church which admits parishioners of varying persuasions and degrees of fervour. But there are two pillars to which all subscribe, one for society and the other for individuals. The first is the famous maxim, “the greatest good for the greatest number”. John Stuart Mill modified this primitive calculus of pleasure and pain to take into account the pleasures of the intellect. In his well-known words, "it is better...
  • Sheriff's offer to help arm teachers gets big response

    01/11/2013 8:41:11 AM PST · by Washi · 20 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | January 10, 2013 | Garrison Wells
    Some Colorado Springs teachers responded eagerly Thursday to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa’s offer to assist with firearms training and waive charges for concealed weapons permits to enhance school security. “We’re getting calls from people who say they are a teacher and they want a concealed weapons permit,” said Lt. Jeff Kramer, El Paso County Sheriff’s spokesman. “We’re getting inquiries from teachers, administrators and representatives of local school districts.” Maketa, who supports arming teachers and administrators in schools, told The Gazette about his ideas Wednesday. When the news hit the streets, the calls started. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper offered...
  • Investors Are Staging One Of The Biggest Moves Into Equities Of All Time

    01/11/2013 8:40:38 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Matthew Boesler
    Investors Are Staging One Of The Biggest Moves Into Equities Of All Time Matthew BoeslerJan. 11, 2013, 5:54 AMIt's been a dazzling week for mutual funds and ETFs. $22.2 billion flowed into equity funds this week, marking the second-largest weekly inflow in history. Inflows into emerging market equity funds this week were the largest – at $7.4 billion – of all time. "A new year, memories of 2012 returns, zero rates, the “fiscal whiff’...whatever the reason investors capitulated into equities this week," writes BofA strategist Michael Hartnett. Other big winners were long-only mutual funds, which recorded $8.9 billion in inflows...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 11,2013

    01/11/2013 8:33:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 77 replies
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  • White House may consider funding for police in schools after Newtown

    01/11/2013 8:30:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    White House may consider funding for police in schools after Newtown By Philip Rucker, Published: January 10 The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schools to secure campuses, a leading Democratic senator said, part of a broad gun violence agenda that is likely to include a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks. The school safety initiative, one of several under consideration, would make federal dollars available to schools that want to hire police officers and install surveillance equipment, although it is not nearly as far-ranging as the National Rifle Association’s proposal for...
  • China Sends Fighter Jets To Meet Japan's F-15s In The East China Sea

    01/11/2013 8:29:03 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Robert Johnson
    China Sends Fighter Jets To Meet Japan's F-15s In The East China Sea Robert JohnsonJan. 11, 2013, 8:49 AMSino Defence After repeatedly flying surveillance aircraft into disputed airspace with Japan, and Tokyo scrambling F-15s in response, China's now sending fighters of its own on "routine flights" into the East China Sea. China Daily: A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday that Chinese military planes were on"routine flights" in relevant airspace over the East China Sea. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a press briefing in response to media reports that Japan sent fighter jets to head off a number of...
  • California Governor's budget has surprise: a surplus!

    01/11/2013 8:23:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 01/13/2013 | Jim Christie
    SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California's budget deficit is gone after years of financial troubles, Governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday, proposing a state budget plan that would raise spending on education and healthcare, boosting total expenditures by 5 percent with a surplus remaining. But Brown vowed to push back at legislators eager to increase spending even more by restoring the billions of dollars to social services and other state programs cut in lean years. "I am determined to avoid the fiscal mess that the last few governors had to deal with," Brown told reporters as he introduced his budget plan...
  • PAUL KRUGMAN: The Deficit Is Basically Solved

    01/11/2013 8:21:14 AM PST · by blam · 71 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Walter Hickey
    PAUL KRUGMAN: The Deficit Is Basically Solved Walter HickeyJan. 10, 2013, 4:00 PMMany people think that fixing the deficit is a painful process that involves deep cuts to crucial programs. Some think the process is too hard, and it's not worth trying yet. That's not correct, according to a chart from from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Richard Kogan showing just how far the United States has come in the past two years. We've talked before about how the painless and most effective solution to the deficit is additional growth in GDP. As the recovery progresses and GDP...
  • Reuters Wants to Know How You Are Dealing With Payroll Tax Hike

    01/11/2013 8:19:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    Reuters via Twitter ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013
    Paycheck looking lighter? How are you adjusting spending after the payroll tax-hike? Contact jason.lange@thomsonreuters.com or @langejason
  • Egyptian Muslim Protesters Demand End to Spanish Occupation of Spain

    01/11/2013 8:19:17 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 25 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated on Wednesday Jan. 2 in Safenex Square in Cairo to commemorate the 521st anniversary of the fall of Granada. The demonstration was called by The Free Movement (Harakat Ahrar). The protesters organized a human chain around the square and held signs that said: “Obligatory return”,”We have not forgotten Al Andalus” and “Of course we will return” … And they really mean it. Demonstrator: As we speak, in Islamic Andalusia, in Spain, they are marching to celebrate the fall of the Islamic state of Andalusia, or Spain. While they are celebrating, we here are upset, because the...
  • Arab City Schools commits $66,000 to put armed police officer in each school (Alabama)

    01/11/2013 8:11:42 AM PST · by FReepaholic · 18 replies
    AL.COM ^ | 1/11/2013 | Paul Gattis
    ARAB, Alabama - In reaction to the deadly school shooting in Connecticut last month, Arab City Schools have installed armed police officers at each of its four campuses. It's costing the system $66,000 through the end of 2013, according to Superintendent John Mullins. "We made a decision that while it's a substantial amount of money, there's no monetary value on the safety of our children," Mullins said.
  • Revolution? Line in the Sand Drawn

    01/11/2013 8:05:20 AM PST · by arthurus · 81 replies
    Right Side news ^ | 11 January 2013 | Chuck Baldwin
    On April 19, 1775, British troops, some 800 strong, were dispatched to Concord, Massachusetts, to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock and to seize a cache of weapons known to be stored at Concord. When Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere to warn Pastor Jonas Clark (in whose home Adams and Hancock were staying) that the Crown's troops were on their way to arrest the two men and seize the guns at Concord, he alerted his male congregants. About 60-70 men from the Church of Lexington stood armed on Lexington Green awaiting the Red Coats. Upon spotting the citizen militia,...
  • Video: Piers Morgan discovers Ben Shapiro isn’t Alex Jones (Larry King Criticizes Morgan's Show)

    01/11/2013 7:58:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Duane hit this in the Green Room, but I want to note a few passages from the appearance of Breitbart's Ben Shapiro on CNN with Piers Morgan last night. First, Ben calls out Morgan for acting like a bully to his guests and an activist rather than a journalist, a theme that fits nicely with Ben's new book, Bullies: How the LeftÂ’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans. Ben told me on Wednesday's TEMS that he was relishing the confrontation --- and you can see why:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO BEN SHAPIRO, EDITOR BREITBART.COM: You know, honestly Piers,...
  • Porter Ranch Man Arrested After Making Threats Against Children On Facebook

    01/11/2013 7:55:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 10, 2013 10:33 PM | Serene Branson
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police say a 37-year-old Porter Ranch man is behind bars after threatening children on Facebook. After Homeland Security agents were alerted to Mohammed Akbar Baraki’s Facebook wall, he was arrested at his home on Darby Avenue in Porter Ranch. Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Serene Branson said Baraki’s Facebook wall was filled with bizarre updates and troubling posts, including one that threatened the lives of school children. In the wake of Newtown, Connecticut, of course, all threats are being taken seriously. On his wall, Baraki allegedly wrote: “Newtown is just the beginning of the attacks…more kids...
  • It’s bullet for bullet on the Line-of-Control as India rejects UN role

    01/11/2013 7:53:44 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | DNA
    India on Thursday rejected Pakistan’s demand for a UN probe into the LoC incident, saying it would be tantamount to internationalising the issue. The development came as reports from Islamabad suggested that a Pakistani soldier had been killed in firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC). “We are not going to agree to internationalise the issue or allow the United Nations to hold an inquiry. That demand is rejected out of hand,” Union finance minister P Chidambaram said after a cabinet committee meeting on security. Defence minister AK Antony briefed the cabinet committee on security and said...
  • Breaking: Jay Rockefeller to retire in 2014

    01/11/2013 7:50:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It didn't take long for the first retirement of the 2014 election cycle to occur. Jay Rockefeller, who has won five Senate elections in West Virginia but seen his state turn deeply conservative, will announce today that 30 years is enough: Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller will not run for reelection in 2014, passing up a bid for a sixth term and putting in play a Senate seat in deep red West Virginia.In an interview with POLITICO, Rockefeller — the chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and one of the most senior Senate Democrats — said he had been...
  • Another Lost Year for America's Workers

    01/11/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Townhall.com | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's decision to name Jacob Lew, his chief of staff and former budget director, to be his Treasury secretary sent a depressing signal that the economy and jobs won't be his highest priority in a second term. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high in the fifth year of his presidency, the job of Treasury secretary cries out for a hard- driving, corporate chief executive with strong economic credentials. Instead, Obama intends to pick Lew who has reigned over his big spending budgets (and five consecutive trillion dollar deficits), and more recently has run the West Wing operation as...
  • It's Not the 'Doctor Shortage,' Stupid (It's a Manufactured Crisis)

    01/11/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2013 | Michael Applebaum, MD
    Newsmax.com, on 07 January 2013, published an article entitled, "Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare." The sick care industry is a repair and rescue industry. This so-called crisis is a manufactured one in the same way that there would be a "mechanic shortage" if the overwhelming preponderance of cars were so poorly built by intent that they required an obscene amount of repair. The fundamental problems with the sick care system, for the most part, remain the quality of the protoplasm entering it, i.e., people are unfit by choice who therefore develop diseases of choice, and the combined efforts of...
  • [Tom] Shaw supports guns at schools, will introduce bill

    01/11/2013 7:47:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies
    Fort Dodge Messenger ^ | January 11, 2013 | BILL SHEA
    *excerpt* ''I want those who have concealed carry permits to be able to legally carry their firearms on school grounds in an effort to deter any future school shootings,'' Shaw said. ----- ''Taking the sheep dog out of the pasture doesn't make our lambs any safer from the wolf,'' he said. ----- ''What never gets reported is the number of shootings that would have become mass shootings had they not been stopped by an armed citizen,'' Shaw said.
  • Obama signs bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and spouses

    01/11/2013 7:46:52 AM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2013
    WASHINGTON — 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. A sponsor of the bill, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, says increased terrorist threats and the greater mobility and youth of former presidents...
  • Obama Muzzling Military Chaplains

    01/11/2013 7:34:26 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://rightmarch.com ^ | January 9, 2012 | George Neumayr
    One of the items on Obama’s second term agenda is to root out traditionally Christian chaplains from the military. He sees them as bigots unworthy of conscience protections. Like Chick-fil-A, they don’t uphold Obama’s “values.” Obama’s mouthpieces in the military have already blurted this out. In 2010, Admiral Michael Mullen told a Christian chaplain who opposed the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that “If you cannot get in line, resign your commission.” That same year Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, the Army’s deputy chief of staff in charge of personnel, said military members who dissent from Obama’s...
  • British Christians Await Top Court Ruling on Wearing a Cross at Work

    01/11/2013 7:33:08 AM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Europe’s highest court next week will hand down rulings in the cases of four British Christians who claim to have been discriminated in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. Two of the applicants, Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin, said their rights were violated when employers barred them from wearing crosses visibly at work. They pointed to Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others...