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  • Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    01/14/2013 12:02:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Former President George H.W. Bush was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston on Monday after being admitted in November. An illness and complications stemming from a bronchitis-related cough extended his stay. The 88-year-old spent a week in intensive care.
  • Hemlock Semiconductor Announces Layoffs

    01/14/2013 11:59:47 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    clarksvillenow.com ^ | Jan 14,2013 | Clarksville now Staff
    HEMLOCK, Mich. – Hemlock Semiconductor Group has announced that it will lay off approximately 400 employees in Michigan and Tennessee in the coming weeks due to significant oversupply in the polysilicon industry and the threat of potential tariffs on its products sold into China. The layoffs will affect approximately 300 employees at Hemlock’s Clarksville Tennessee site and 100 at its Michigan site. According to a release from Hemlock Semiconductor Group, if the market conditions continue, the layoffs could become permanent. “This is a difficult but necessary decision to enable Hemlock Semiconductor to navigate the volatility in the polysilicon and solar...
  • Feinstein Gun Ban Just Tip of Iceberg!

    01/14/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by arthurus · 19 replies
    http://www.nraila.org ^ | Posted on January 11, 2013
    While Senator Feinstein's soon-to-be-introduced bill to ban semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines is garnering the most attention from anti-gun politicians and their media allies, attacks on our Second Amendment rights are by no means limited to this one proposal, nor to just Congress. Based on bills introduced on the first day of the 113th Congress, we clearly face the most serious threat to our fundamental Second Amendment rights in the last 20 years, and law-abiding gun owners need to ACT NOW to ward off an unprecedented onslaught on our rights. Here are just some of the proposals pending in...
  • Rikers Island inmates cost city big $$ with 'frivolous' lawsuits

    01/14/2013 11:46:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    .nypost. ^ | 2:15 AM, January 14, 2013 | By DOUG MONTERO AND DAN MACLEOD
    These jailbirds are proving that crime does pay. Rikers Island inmates are soaking city taxpayers by suing over everything from slippery shower floors to beds they claim are too short, a Post analysis has found. Legal claims against the Department of Correction have resulted in $111.1 million in payouts over the past five years — including settlements of “frivolous” cases that would have cost more to fight in court. Sources said the situation is “out of control,” with a growing network of prisoners sharing the names of lawyers and even scrawling the attorneys’ contact info near the jail’s pay phones....
  • The US federal government is a deadbeat

    01/14/2013 11:42:37 AM PST · by Robert357 · 3 replies
    AP and cambridge dictionary ^ | Jan 14m 2013 | self vanity
    Today President Obama told the American people that the US government is not a deadbeat. Depending on the definition used, he is wrong. According to the cambridge dictionary, there are two major definitions of a deadbeat: (1) a person who is not willing to work, does not behave in a responsible way and does not fit into ordinary society (2) a person or company that is not willing to pay debts If we used the first definition, I would contend that the US federal government is both "not willing to work" and "does not behave in a responsible way." Therefore...
  • Mistrust of Government Is a Beautiful Thing

    01/14/2013 11:34:42 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaZwPPd7m0 ^ | June 10, 2011 | Penn Jillette
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaZwPPd7m0
  • Did Ed Koch really say that about Obama?

    01/14/2013 11:33:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 1/10/2013 | Michael Goodwin
    Notwithstanding Ed Koch’s reputation for candor, I didn’t believe my eyes when I read that Koch said he knew President Obama would “renege” on his support of Israel. Koch said his only shock was that it happened so soon, citing Obama’s nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, according to The Algemeiner newspaper. Is it true? Did Koch really say that? “I did say it,” he told me Tuesday, adding he was making a point about why he had endorsed Obama, despite such misgivings. “People don’t really change when you get to his age,” the former...
  • Gun Control Down Under (Australia)

    01/14/2013 11:29:41 AM PST · by Mozilla · 46 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | January 14th, 2013 | Jen Kuznicki
    This video was sent to me by an Aussie friend, pleading with me to not allow ourselves to go the way of OZ. It has gotten so crazy there, that legislators are quibbling over the definition of a home invasion, so as not to admit that gun control has made Australians less safe. Check out the video.
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks from the bench; libs in a frenzy

    01/14/2013 11:19:28 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 01/14/2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas cracked a joke about Yale law students during oral arguments today. He’s famous for his restraint and reticence on the bench. It’s been nearly seven years since he asked any questions — and every last liberal on Twitter is making sure you know it.
  • Obama: ‘Executive Action’ on Gun Control ‘Within My Authority as President’

    01/14/2013 11:18:53 AM PST · by chessplayer · 117 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said Monday he would take executive action pertaining to gun control. Though he wasn’t specific, he said some would have to do with tracing guns.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,Janury 14-18,2013

    01/14/2013 11:16:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | January 14-18,2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/14/2013 11:14:20 AM PST · by Faith · 18 replies
    January 14, 2013 | Faith
    Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name; That at the Name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2: 9-11
  • Obama Is Boosting Biden's 2016 Prospects

    01/14/2013 11:03:37 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 14, 2013 | Richard Benedetto
    In case you haven’t noticed, President Obama and his vaunted PR machine are orchestrating a full-court press to boost the presidential stock of his loyal vice president, Joe Biden. It is not clear whether Biden will seek the Oval Office next time -- he will be 73 years old when 2016 rolls around. But just in case, the political foundation is carefully being laid and the public expectation is being buttressed by White House strategists, and dutifully documented by the media. “Biden stokes talk of presidential campaign in 2016,” said a headline in Sunday’s Washington Examiner. Since the Obama-Biden re-election...
  • Reid denies tie to bribery case

    01/14/2013 10:58:10 AM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | UPI
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid denied Sunday knowing anything about an alleged attempt to bribe him to intervene in a Federal Trade Commission case. Jeremy Johnson of Utah told federal investigators he sought to funnel money through an alleged intermediary in hopes of convincing Reid to get the FTC to drop its investigation of him."The truth is the worst thing I think I've done was I paid money knowing it was going to influence Harry Reid," Johnson told The Salt Lake Tribune. "So I've felt all along that I've committed bribery of some sort there."But the Nevada Democrat's office...
  • Two Of The Biggest Problems In The Financial System Will Hit In 2013

    01/14/2013 10:55:48 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-14-2013 | Graham Summers
    Two Of The Biggest Problems In The Financial System Will Hit In 2013 Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013Jan 14, 2013 - 03:11 AM By: Graham Summers This week is options expiration week: the week in which various call and put positions will expire. Wall Street is notorious for using these weeks to gun the markets this way and that in order to insure that the greatest number of puts and calls expire worthless. So expect the market to be even more volatile than usual this week. Outside of this, the investment world is slowly emerging from its Central Bank policy...
  • Journal News gun map blamed for burglary

    01/14/2013 10:55:21 AM PST · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    Rockland Times ^ | 1-13-13 | Rockland Times Staff
    A White Plains, N.Y., home highlighted on the infamous Journal News interactive gun map was burglarized Saturday and their gun safe was damaged in an attempted robbery. The burglars were unable to open the safe. It is not clear if the thieves thought the safe stored other valuables or if they were actually seeking to steal a gun. New York Newsday ran with the story under the headline “Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?” Below is NYS Sen. Greg Ball’s press release. Even if this story is proven to have nothing to do...
  • We need your support to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread V]

    01/14/2013 10:51:47 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 453 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your support to keep FR going strong. Please keep those cards, letters and donations coming in. Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one independent pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense, reader funded grassroots conservative forum on the Net!! And we're going to need FR now more than ever to combat the current crop of Marxists and progressives who have infested our government and institutions and who are dead set on destroying the final remnants of our beloved constitution and our God-given liberty!! Click the link above to donate...
  • Guns already allowed in schools with little restriction in many states

    01/14/2013 10:47:59 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    Open Channel NBC News ^ | January 14, 2013 | M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News
    With the debate over gun violence reshaped by the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last month, lawmakers across the country are pushing proposals to arm teachers in the classroom. But many of them may be wasting their time. More than a third of the states already allow teachers and other adults to carry guns to school. In most cases, all you need is the equivalent of a note from the principal — you usually don't even need law enforcement approval. NBC News reviewed the firearms and education laws in all 50 states...
  • REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean

    01/14/2013 10:46:02 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-13-2013 | Robert Johnson
    REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean Robert JohnsonJanuary 13, 2013 Russian warship sent to Mediterranean in July After nearly two years of conflict and 117,000 displaced Syrians UPI reports Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family have left the country and live aboard a warship manned with Russian security. UPI cites an Al-Watan report claiming Assad's family are somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea and that the semi-deposed president travels back to the country by helicopter for meetings and receptions. From UPI: When he flies to his embattled country, the president lands at undisclosed locations and...
  • Krugman: “Frightening” Lack of “Progressive” Economists in the White House

    01/14/2013 10:44:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said it is “frightening” that the Obama administration has never included progressive economists, who have “been right about everything so far.” “I think it’s frightening that at no point in this administration have there been any serious representation of what you might call the progressive economist wing, which is a pretty big part of Obama’s support,” Krugman said Sunday in an appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. … Krugman, a Keynesian economist, has long advocated for more stimulus spending, saying the $833-billion stimulus package of 2009 did not spend enough. …