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  • French Strikes in Mali Supplant Caution of U.S.

    01/13/2013 11:16:07 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2013 | ADAM NOSSITER, ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI.
    French fighter jets struck deep inside Islamist strongholds in northern Mali on Sunday, shoving aside months of international hesitation about storming the region after every other effort by the United States and its allies to thwart the extremists had failed. For years, the United States tried to stem the spread of Islamic militancy in the region by conducting its most ambitious counterterrorism program ever across these vast, turbulent stretches of the Sahara. But as insurgents swept through the desert last year, commanders of this nation’s elite army units, the fruit of years of careful American training, defected when they were...
  • Gun Owners Outed By NY Newspaper Speak Out On "Hannity"

    01/13/2013 10:23:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    New Yorkers sound off on invasion of privacy on FOX News' "Hannity.
  • Two gun makers killed in two days, and no answers (Photos)

    01/13/2013 9:49:52 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, January 4, the owner of Noveske Rifleworks, 36-year-old John Noveske, was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 260 in Oregon. ... Only a day earlier, the lifeless body of 32-year-old Keith Ratliff was found at FPS Industries in Franklin County, Ga., just outside of Carnesville. He had been shot once in the head, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Ratliff was well known for a series of videos he produced
  • Iran’s nuclear bomb program complete

    01/13/2013 9:31:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    WND ^ | January 7, 2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran successfully has built a nuclear bomb with the help of Russia and North Korea and has enough weapons-grade uranium and plutonium for more, according to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit. The source, who has access to Iran’s nuclear program, said the Islamic regime is working out of seven nuclear sites, most unknown to the IAEA, and that its nuclear bomb program is complete. North Korea has provided the regime with plutonium for nuclear warheads, the source verified, and the last obstacle to overcome is arming missiles with those warheads. …
  • Schumer Calls On WalMart & Other Retailers To Suspend Assault Weapons Sales While Debated In Cong...

    01/13/2013 9:24:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Sunday, January 13th, 2013 | United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the nation’s largest gun retailers to participate in a temporary moratorium on selling assault-style rifles until Congress has considered legislation to reduce gun violence. >snip A copy of Schumer’s letter can be found below: Michael Duke Chief Executive Officer Wal-Mart Thomas Millner Chief Executive Officer Cabela’s James Hagale Chief Executive Officer Bass Pro Shops David Pratt Chief Executive Officer Gander Mountain Darrell Webb Chief Executive Officer Sports Authority Rodney Faldyn Chief Executive Officer Academy Sports and Outdoors Steven G. Miller Chief Executive Officer Big Five Sports Dear Mr. Duke, Mr. Millner, Mr....
  • Board Mulls Allowing Guns in Ariz. County Building

    01/13/2013 8:35:33 PM PST · by Hildy · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 13, 2013
    An Arizona county is considering a plan to remove the metal detector at its administration building and allow people to freely carry guns at the location as they carry out government business. Mohave County added the walk-through metal detector and gun lockers a few years ago, subjecting people to security and forcing them to stow their guns before entering the building. But the county is now exploring an idea to let people carry guns in the building.
  • Kenya's president rejects lawmakers' plan to triple their bonus

    01/13/2013 8:09:21 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Rueters ^ | January 12, 2013 | George Obulutsa
    Kenya's president rejected on Saturday plans by members of parliament to triple their end-of-term bonuses and award themselves diplomatic passports, bodyguards for life and state funerals. In their last act before parliament closed for March 4 elections, Kenyan lawmakers, already among the best paid in the world, tried for a second time in a few months to increase their end-term bonus to 9.3 million shillings ($107,200) each. President Mwai Kibaki struck down their first attempt last October and, amid public outrage at what one newspaper called the lawmakers' "eccentric greed", he again declined to sign the bill, saying it was...
  • Colin Powell is No Republican

    01/13/2013 7:59:17 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 61 replies
    RedNationRising.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    Colin Powell is NOT a Republican. If a chicken calls itself a cow, is the chicken a cow? Of course not. Powell appeared on “Meet the Press” with David Gregory on Sunday and sounded like he just attended the Nancy Pelosi Summit of Anti-Conservative Talking Points and Race Baiting. Powell referenced Sarah Palin and John Sununu, two conservative patriots, as being racist. He said Palin’s use of the phrase “shuckin’ and jivin” is racist. He said Sununu’s description of the President as “lazy” is racist. I am half-tempted to check out my local library to see if it has a...
  • Daniel Hannan | Occupy Wall Street Debate | Oxford Union

    01/13/2013 7:47:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11 January 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    video 10:42
  • Air Force memo outlines sweeping budget cuts

    01/13/2013 7:42:23 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/11/2013 | Lolita Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force leaders will cut flying hours by nearly 20 percent and prepare for a possible end to all noncombat or noncritical flights from late July through September if Congress can't agree on a budget and billions of dollars in automatic cuts are triggered.
  • Pentagon considers hiring freeze, contract delays

    01/13/2013 7:37:30 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 5 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 1/11/2013 | Fox News
    Washington – The Pentagon will begin taking steps to freeze civilian hiring, delay some contract awards and curtail some maintenance to prepare for drastic budget cuts if Congress can't reach an agreement on a final spending plan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.
  • 13 European Housing Markets Sure Look Like Bubbles

    01/13/2013 7:35:29 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 20 December 2012 | Jesse Colombo
    Could Sweden or Finland be the scene of the next European financial crisis? It is actually far likelier than most people realize. While the world has been laser-focused on the woes of the heavily-indebted PIIGS nations for the last couple of years, property markets in Northern and Western European countries have been bubbling up to dizzying new heights in a repeat performance of the very property bubbles that caused the global financial crisis in the first place.
  • Looming defense cuts had uneasy contractors leaving industry long before budget crisis

    01/13/2013 7:31:43 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 13 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/2013 | Fox News
    The announcement that the Pentagon would scale back defense contracting amid massive budget cuts was unsettling but expected news for some contractors who have already left the industry amid the uncertainty that has loomed over them for nearly 18 months.
  • EU redrafts plan for bank rescue funding

    01/13/2013 7:25:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin
    ft.com ^ | January 13, 2013 8:24 pm | Peter Spiegel
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  • Second Amendment Show (Hannity)

    01/13/2013 7:15:58 PM PST · by FR_addict · 2 replies
    Hannity ^ | 1/13/2013 | Sean Hannity
    Hannity had a special on the 2nd Amendment, the Journal News, the coming gun ban legislation in NY State. An Assemblyman Steve Katz and a State Senator Greg Ball appeared. Greg Ball was especially outraged with Cuomo's gun confiscation plans. Judge Jennine Pirro was also on an expressed her outrage.
  • Ted Nugent: Obama's Gun-control Plans 'Psychotic'

    01/13/2013 7:09:06 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 1/13/2013 | Drew Zahn
    Rock legend and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent took the Obama administration to task Sunday evening for pledging to make gun control a priority, telling a radio host the president’s plans are practically “psychotic.” “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.” Nugent was speaking to Aaron Klein of New York WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Nugent explained that many people have...
  • Chuck Hagel - It's The Anti-Americanism, Stupid

    01/13/2013 7:02:06 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Chuck Hagel hates Jews. Or should I say, he hates Jews who think that Jews have rights and that their rights should be defended, in Israel by the government and the IDF, in America by Israel's supporters. As I mentioned before, it is not at all surprising that Obama appointed Hagel, and I see little chance that the Senate will reject his appointment. Israel and its American friends however can take heart that Israel will not be Hagel's chief concern. Hagel -- and Obama -- have bigger fish to fry than Israel. They are looking to take on the US...
  • Britain can no long afford to pay the extortionate cost of the welfare state

    01/13/2013 6:54:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:12 EST, 12 January 2013 | Peter Hitchens
    Britain cannot possibly afford its welfare state for much longer. Most people do not realize that state handouts (Ł207 billion [$334 billion] a year) mop up every penny we pay in income tax (Ł155 billion [$250 billion] a year). Everything else, the NHS, schools, transport, police, defense, interest on the debt (nearly Ł50 billion [$80.7 billion] a year, by the way) must be paid for by other taxes, including the vast sums raked in by so-called “National Insurance”, or by more borrowing.As we are more or less bankrupt as a country, such generosity is not noble, but plain idiotic. Yet...
  • 15-Year Old Boy Uses AR-15 to Defend Himself, Sister Against Home Invaders

    01/13/2013 6:50:41 PM PST · by grundle · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mary Chastain
    A 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to defend himself and his 12-year old sister against two burglars at their home just north of Houston, Texas. Their father is a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable, and the boy knew what he had to do to keep himself and his sister alive. Around 2:30 PM, two men tried to break in, with one going through the front door and the other in the back. The boy grabbed the AR-15 and shot at them. The two later showed up at a Tomball hospital. The adult was hit three times and...
  • The maids on Saudi Arabia’s death row: foreign women for child abuse, witchcraft…killing rapists

    01/13/2013 6:37:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Mail On Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:29 EST, 13 January 2013 | Alex Gore
    Foreign workers are being warned of the “deadly risks” they face in Saudi Arabia, with more than 45 maids awaiting execution despite growing anger at the country’s mistreatment of migrants. The death row prisoners include a domestic worker convicted of beating her employer to death when he allegedly tried to rape her. On Wednesday, authorities in the Middle Eastern country ignored international pleas and beheaded maid Rizana Nafeek, 24, who was convicted of killing a baby despite protesting her innocence. … Human rights group say 69 people were executed in Saudi Arabia last year and 79 the year before, including...
  • Iran has crisis meeting over WND's nuke story Ahmadinejad scrambles to cover up exposure

    01/13/2013 6:24:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 1/13/13 | Reza Kahlili
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is convening an emergency meeting Monday of his cabinet and others from the Supreme National Security Council over WND’s revelation of the Islamic regime’s secret nuclear facility. The exclusive WND report on Jan. 7 said the secret facility is in Khondab near the city of Arak in central Iran. According to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit with access to Iran’s nuclear program, Iran is scrambling to find out who leaked the information. The regime is concerned about international ramifications of yet another secret site being exposed amid pressure and sanctions by the West...
  • The Case for Self-Defense After a Massacre: A Look at the Luby's Massacre

    01/13/2013 5:46:26 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 08, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    In 1991, a man named George Hennard drove his truck through the front of a Luby's Cafateria in Killeen, Texas. It wasn't an accident. He hadn't lost control of his vehicle but instead was there to kill. After crashing into the restaurant, Hennard jumped out and started killing as many people as he could. Dr. Suzanna Gratia was there that day eating lunch with her parents. At the time, it was a felony in the state of Texas to carry a firearm inside a purse and Gratia left her gun in the car. Al Gratia, her father, attempted to rush...
  • Nanny Bloomberg Takes Away Hospital Painkillers

    01/13/2013 5:19:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 12, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Thank goodness government is getting more involved in health care so we can finally put a stop to sick and injured people using too many painkillers. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that the city is going to sharply restrict supplies of painkillers at the city’s emergency rooms to combat a rampant addiction problem. Yours, not his. I have to clarify that point, because otherwise you may have the impression that “Nanny Michael” is addicted to power, and being a bit of a bully. … “The city hospitals we control,” he said Friday in response to critics, “so...
  • Public University To Offer Course On ‘Sibling Incest’

    01/13/2013 5:17:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | Jan 12, 2013 | Clash Daily
    A public university plans to offer a course this spring on “sibling incest in theory and literature,” Campus Reform learned on Tuesday. Professor Stefani Engelstein will teach a class this spring focused on “sibling incest.” According to the University of Missouri’s official description, the class will “examine the deployment of erotic desire, love, and sympathy as political, economic, and textual strategies, and analyze the gender dynamics involved in such deployment.” Professor Stefani Engelstein of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will teach class in hour-long sessions twice a week. Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/public-university-to-offer-course-on-sibling-incest/#ixzz2HuM3n1Gd Get more Clash on ClashDaily.com, Facebook, Twitter,...
  • Caught Red-Handed, Aaron Swartz Was Prepping For Key Federal Court Evidence Hearing

    01/13/2013 5:13:19 PM PST · by libstripper · 54 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 13, 2013 | Smoking Gun Staff
    At the time of his suicide, Aaron Swartz was preparing for a crucial hearing in his federal criminal case, likely his best chance to thwart federal prosecutors who had developed solid evidence against the Internet activist who was facing an April trial on a 13-count felony indictment. The 26-year-old Swartz, who killed himself Friday in his Brooklyn apartment, was scheduled for a January 25 evidentiary hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts. Lawyers for Swartz were seeking to suppress material gathered in connection with Swartz’s breach of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer network. The January 2011 incursion netted...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/13/13

    01/13/2013 5:09:27 PM PST · by mylife · 49 replies
    Gun Talk ^ | 1/13/13 | Tom Gresham
    The second part of the show is very good
  • Citi Reveals The Most Likely Debt Ceiling Endgame, And Why It's Bad News For The US Dollar

    01/13/2013 5:08:35 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-13-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Citi Reveals The Most Likely Debt Ceiling Endgame, And Why It's Bad News For The US Dollar Joe WeisenthalJanuary 13, 2013CitiFX guru Steven Englander has a new note out this evening titled: No coin + temporary debt ceiling extension + sequester = USD negative. In it he notes that the rejection of the trillion dollar coin idea to avert the debt ceiling is not alone a market moving event, but that the hard language taken by the White House that the choices boil down to clean lift or default raises the odds of a debt ceiling breach. His take: So...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Daniel Inouye ~ January 14, 2013

    01/13/2013 5:03:54 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Daniel Inouye Info from here.             Daniel Ken "Dan" Inouye (September 7, 1924 – December 17, 2012) was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator from Hawaii, a member of the Democratic Party, and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 2010...
  • Call them fair share zombies

    01/13/2013 4:44:13 PM PST · by campg · 9 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 1/13/13 | Dennis Clayson
    Anyone who uses the term "fair share" when writing or talking about government revenues should be required to take a physical. We need to discover if they are indeed alive. One can see them figuratively as zombies shuffling down the street, driven by an unquenchable appetite to eat the rich. Instead of growling, they keep repeating "fair share, fair share." Their brains are no longer alive, but they are automated nevertheless by a virus spread by political demagogues who gain power by creating social class enmity and propagating greed. The ironies inherent in the "fair share" demagogues are delicious, if...
  • Stag Arms has TWO YEARS worth of orders for rifles!

    01/13/2013 4:42:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 112 replies
    We would like to thank all of our customers for your support. Currently we have approximately two years of backorders for rifles, upper halves, and lower receivers. Due to this overwhelming demand most of our office staff have temporarily been pulled from their normal positions to pack and ship orders. This will allow us to get our products into your hands as fast as possible before any potential governmental restriction. Orders will be processed in the order they were received. Our normal billing policies will be in effect and your payment will be processed (your order will be charged) just...
  • Newtown Officers Traumatized By Sandy Hook Shooting Could Get Leaves of Absence

    01/13/2013 4:41:24 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 59 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | January 10, 2013 | DAVE ALTIMARI
    <p>Newtown police officers struggling emotionally after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings may be given up to six months of leave with at least partial pay under an agreement being discussed between the town and union.</p> <p>The officers could receive at least two-thirds, and possibly 100 percent, of their regular pay as part of the deal, which was being negotiated Wednesday. The negotiators hoped to complete the final details over the next two weeks.</p>
  • BREAKING NEWS: ATTEMPTED GUN BURGLARY TIED TO JOURNAL NEWS GUN MAPS

    01/13/2013 4:36:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 147 replies
    nysenate.gov ^ | 1/13/13
    Brewster, N.Y. – 1/13/2013 – Today Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) announced that a burglary has been reported on Davis Ave. in White Plains, New York that evidently ties into The Journal News gun maps. It is reported that the burglar used The Journal News’ interactive gun map to target a home included on the map. Luckily the gun was locked up and no one was hurt.
  • Iran unable to get life-saving drugs due to international sanctions

    01/13/2013 4:32:14 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 13 January 2013 13.20 EST | Julian Borger and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Hundreds of thousands of Iranians with serious illnesses have been put at imminent risk by the international sanctions, due to dire shortages of life-saving medicines such as chemotherapy drugs for cancer and bloodclotting agents for haemophiliacs. Western governments have built waivers into the sanctions regime in an effort to ensure that essential medicines get through, but those waivers conflict with blanket restrictions on banking, as well as bans on "dual-use" chemicals which might have a military application. "Sometimes companies agree to sell us drugs but we have no way of paying them. On one occasion, our money was in the...
  • Colin Powell offers strong defense of Chuck Hagel's nomination

    01/13/2013 4:23:41 PM PST · by South40 · 70 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 13, 2013 | Don Lee
    WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. Colin Powell offered a vigorous defense of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the next Defense secretary, even as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee added questions about Hagel’s temperament to lawmakers’ other concerns about the nominee, particularly his position on Israel. Powell, former secretary of State to President George W. Bush and a widely respected member of the GOP, had voiced strong support for Hagel shortly after President Obama named the former Nebraska senator as his choice to replace Leon E. Panetta. On Sunday, Powell spelled out further why he regards Hagel as “superbly...
  • Complaint Filed Against MK Tibi for Incitement and Racism

    01/13/2013 4:01:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Elad Benari
    A complaint was filed on Sunday to the police against Arab MK Ahmed Tibi on suspicion of incitement, racism and contempt for state symbols. The complaint was filed by Eliyahu Nissim, a member of the Otzma LeYisrael party, headed by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari. Eliyahu explained that he filed the complaint since, "a few days ago Tibi posted on his Facebook page a picture that depicts himself with the Arabic caption 'Allahu Akbar on you' with small pictures of dogs made up of the symbols of the Star of David, the State emblem and the flag of the...
  • Decision time for rails {Alaska-Alberta proposal ready to launch feasibility study, needs C$40M}

    01/13/2013 3:33:52 PM PST · by thackney · 36 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of January 13, 2013 | Gary Park
    Two ventures aiming to break the logjam facing Western Canadian producers seeking new markets for their crude oil face crucial tests in January. Vancouver-based Generating for Seven Generations, or G7G, is expecting to know whether it will get C$40 million in financing to study the feasibility of its plan to build a rail line from Alberta to Alaska to connect with the Valdez Marine Terminal, while a coalition of railroads and producers is scheduled to decide whether it will conduct an experimental shipment of 2 million barrels of crude this summer through the Hudson Bay port at Churchill, Manitoba, to...
  • Statistician Nate Silver predicts Seahawks-Patriots rematch in Super Bowl(Seahawks Lose Today)

    01/13/2013 3:10:22 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 1-10-2013 | Nick Eaton
    Nate Silver, the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blogger and statistician who rose to prominence accurately predicting sports and elections, has run the numbers and has come to a conclusion: The Seahawks, he predicts, will play in the Super Bowl. There, they’ll take on the New England Patriots, Silver thinks. And while the Seahawks may not be the second-best team in the NFL — Silver says that’s probably the Denver Broncos — they may just be the best team in the NFC. “There’s always uncertainty with any metric,” Silver told ESPN’s “First Take.” “I do think with a Seattle team that...
  • Schumer: Retailers Should Suspend Some Gun Sales

    01/13/2013 3:07:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation. Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium. The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn....
  • Obama's Ambitious Second-Term Agenda Could Backfire

    01/13/2013 2:53:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 11, 2013 | 11:26 a.m. | Josh Kraushaar
    On gun control, immigration, and Hagel, the president's biggest roadblocks are Democrats. The White House’s ambitious agenda on gun control, immigration reform, and, perhaps, even climate change is a sign that President Obama believes he locked up precious political capital with his reelection and intends to spend it quickly. But that isn’t welcome news to many of the Democrats who need him the most in the short term--the seven Democratic senators in conservative states facing tough reelection bids. Just one week into the new year, Obama has already hit some unpleasant stumbling blocks with his own party. On gun control,...
  • Orlando Florida Patrolled By Surveillance Drones As Early As This Summer

    01/13/2013 2:34:10 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-13-2013 | Robert Johnson
    Orlando Florida Patrolled By Surveillance Drones As Early As This Summer Robert JohnsonJan. 13, 2013, 8:18 AMOctatron shows the camera aboard the SkySeer drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance for law enforcement When Congress passed a bill last February allowing unmanned drones to fly American skies it became only a matter of time before UAVs patrolled U.S. cities for local law enforcement. While most drones in the U.S. are flown along the Mexican border, the Orange County Sheriff's Office wants to put them over metro Orlando within the next few months. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is home to more...
  • Corker: Say, that Hagel’s got quite a temper, eh?

    01/13/2013 2:30:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve spent plenty of time covering the litany of complaints being raised against Chuck Hagel’s nomination for SecDef based on various policy positions he’s taken or past comments he’s made. But now a different and less discussed – though already well known – aspect of his past is bubbling back to the surface. During the round of Sunday morning shows, Senator Bob Corker weighed in, asking whether Hagel has the proper temperament for an upper level management position. Raising concerns about former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary, Sen. Bob Corker said Sunday the former Nebraska senator’s temperament should...
  • Hundreds rush to gun store in hopes of buying semi-automatic rifle (VIDEO)

    01/13/2013 1:45:58 PM PST · by matt04 · 64 replies
    WFSB ^ | Jan 11, 2013
    A controversial gun sale caused a traffic jam on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington well before 9 a.m. as people stood in line outside Hoffman's Gun Shop hoping to get their hands on a semi-automatic rifle value bundle. Hoffman's Gun Center & Indoor Shooting Range was selling only 100 of the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport value packs, and that had people lined up in droves. The gun itself has been the target of a lot of controversy, and many lawmakers are looking to ban it and other semi-automatic rifles. But it's what came in addition to the rifle that...
  • Hollywood Nightclub Brawl -- Clubgoer Shot Dead (VIDEO)

    01/13/2013 1:43:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 13, 2013
    A man was shot dead outside a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning in the throes of a massive brawl ... and our photog captured it all. Cops tell us ... It started inside Empire nightclub ... where several fights broke out between some women ... before it moved outside.
  • Crunching the numbers of the 2013 tax increases (It's official - the rich now pay their fair share)

    01/13/2013 1:42:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    WTOP ^ | 1/02/13
    WASHINGTON - The prospect of the American economy careening off a cliff overshadowed a tax increase that takes effect immediately, rich or not. Even with the deal on Capitol Hill, the so-called payroll tax is scheduled to bounce back up to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent in 2011 and 2012. In practical terms, this amounts to a $1,000 tax increase for someone earning $50,000 a year and a $2,200 tax increase for someone earning $150,000. Even workers taking home less than $20,000 annually will be impacted, paying roughly $100 more. "I think it will have a negative effect," says Neil...
  • Low-Info Voters Just Not Interested In Politics

    01/13/2013 1:34:19 PM PST · by upchuck · 42 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Alicia Colon
    Conservatives simply have no one in the media that has any credibility with the ill-informed masses. It does not have Ronald Reagan waiting in the winds to blast these frauds and hypocrites for the outrages against decent, hard-working Americans. How many times have you tried to have a serious conversation about current events only to have your listeners say, "I'm not interested in politics"? These are the low-info voters that the Republicans have never been able to communicate with but the Democrats know exactly how to reach them. That is why they concentrate their connections in the mainstream media and...
  • Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Piers Morgan 2004 Flashback)

    01/13/2013 1:31:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, 14 May, 2004 | staff
    Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake. In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures. Roger Goodman, of the QLR, said the regiment now felt "vindicated". Mr Goodman added: "It is just a great pity it has taken so long... and that so much damage has been done in the meantime." Daily...
  • CAIR’s New Disinformation Campaign on “Jihad”

    01/13/2013 1:19:48 PM PST · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 January 13 | Christopher Holton
    The internet has literally been littered with news reports about a new propaganda campaign being waged by the head of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Chicago director. The man’s name is Ahmed Rehab and his methodology has been to run advertising on buses to change the public perception of the word “Jihad.” Rehab has chosen two of the most liberal cities in America in which to conduct his campaign so far: Chicago and San Francisco. The name of the campaign is “MyJihad” and it aims to convince Americans that Jihad only means “to struggle” or, more specifically, an...
  • Views on Gay People Shift in Singapore [Cites Research Showing People With Low IQ Anti-Gay!]

    01/13/2013 12:55:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Megan Gannon ^ | January 12, 2013
    Views on Gay People Shift in Singapore By Megan Gannon Americans' views about gay people have shifted dramatically in the past few decades. For instance, a Gallup poll last month showed that support for same-sex marriage in the United States stands at 53 percent — still a polarizing figure, but about double what it was in 1996. New research shows that positive attitudes toward homosexuals are becoming more common in other countries, too, like Singapore, where the increasing visibility of gay people seems to be helping to move the needle. A nationally representative survey in the Southeast Asian city-state found...
  • Florida firearm violence hits record low; concealed gun permits

    01/13/2013 12:53:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    wptv ^ | 01/07/2013 | JACOB CARPENTER
    In the so-called Gunshine State, home to the most gun permits in the country, firearm violence has fallen to the lowest point on record. As state and national legislators consider gun control laws in the wake of last month's Connecticut school shooting, Florida finds itself in a gun violence depression. The Firearm-involved violent crime rate has dropped 33 percent between 2007 and 2011, while the number of issued concealed weapons permits rose nearly 90 percent during that time, state records show. "We're happy to have facts and statistics put into these debates, because every time they do, we win," said...
  • Powell defends Clinton on Benghazi: ‘You can’t keep everything from happening’

    01/13/2013 12:50:52 PM PST · by driftdiver · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell defended current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying it could've happened under anyone's watch. "I think she's had a distinguished record," Powell said in an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press" broadcast Sunday. "And I don't think that this one incident--which is one of these things that those of us in government have been through many, many times where suddenly an action happens late at night ... I don't think it's a blot on her record." "You're surprised," Powell said of the...