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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 (£207 billion [$334 billion] a year) mop up every penny we pay in income tax (£155 billion [$250 billion] a year). Everything else, the NHS, schools, transport, police, defense, interest on the debt (nearly £50 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 ^ | 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...