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  • French triple troops in Mali, prepare for massive land assault as al-Qaida rebels gain ground

    01/15/2013 6:43:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 15 January 2013
    BAMAKO, Mali — After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France pledged Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali, sending in hundreds more troops as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country. The move reversed France’s earlier insistence on providing only aerial and logistical support for a military intervention led by African ground troops. France plunged headfirst into the conflict in its former colony last week, bombarding the insurgents’ training camps, arms depots and safe houses in an effort to shatter...
  • UPDATE -- REMATCH: Breitbart News Editor Ben Shapiro on Piers Morgan Tonight

    01/15/2013 6:41:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    UPDATE: Ben Shapiro will appear on Piers Morgan's show tonight. The CNN team has agreed to amend the format to included two segments of on-on-one debate between the host and the Breitbart News editor as well as a "town hall" forum. Though it is a primetime show, it is expected that Morgan will take a page out of the daytime TV playbook and make an emotional appeal to the audience by featuring victims of gun crimes and their families.
  • The 3D Scan of a Disabled Baby's Smile That Convinced His Mother not to Abort Him

    01/15/2013 6:37:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Larisa Brown
    The 3D scan of a disabled baby's smile that convinced his mother not to abort him - and why she is grateful she was able to cuddle him with joy for a few precious hoursA mother was unable to abort her severely disabled son despite doctors' warnings after seeing her baby's smile in a 3D scan picture. Katyia Rowe was told her baby's brain had not formed properly and that he would never walk or talk and would need 24-hour care. But after seeing real-time moving scans of him smiling, blowing bubbles, kicking and waving his arms she made the...
  • Obama Glad There Are Men With Guns Protecting His Girls (Hypocrisy Flashback)

    01/15/2013 6:37:07 PM PST · by optiguy · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama wants tighter gun control laws, but he does appreciate that armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters every day on their way to school. "It might come in handy to have these super locks," Obama joked at Master Lock in Wisconsin, noting that he will soon have two teenage daughters. "For now, I'm just counting on the fact that when they go to school there are men with guns with them." The U.S. Secret Service has protected the presidential family since 1917.
  • The 10 miracle babies of the Hudson: Captain Sully meets the children born

    01/15/2013 6:34:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2013
    In the four years since Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger safely crash-landed his jetliner on the Hudson River in New York City, ten babies have been born to the passengers aboard his plane. The anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' served as a reminder that the hero pilot did more than just save 155 lives on January 15, 2009. The captain of U.S. Airways flight 1549 today had a chance to meet some of those ten children who would not be in the world without him. Additionally, 20 passengers got to personally thank Sullenberger for his quick-thinking and bravery. Ten lives:...
  • US Postal Service Faces Ruin Without Rescue From Congress, Watchdog Warns

    01/15/2013 6:30:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15, 2013 | Heidi Moore
    US Postal Service Faces Ruin Without Rescue From Congress, Watchdog Warns Inspector general David Williams says cash-strapped service, saddled with debt and low revenues, is in 'very serious trouble' Heidi Moore 15 January 2013 The USPS lost over $16bn last year, and has lost about $41bn over the past five years, according to estimates. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters The chief postal watchdog has warned that the troubled US Postal Service will go out of business this year unless Congress acts to rescue it. David Williams, the inspector general of the USPS, says the service is in "very serious trouble", after five...
  • Anderson Cooper Goes After ‘Anonymous Internet Trolls’ Pushing Conspiracies About Newtown And Gun

    01/15/2013 6:27:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 124 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/15/13 | Josh Feldman
    Last week Anderson Cooper took on some of the more ridiculous conspiracy theories about the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, one in particular claiming that the shooting simply never happened. But tonight, Cooper took on perhaps one of the most shocking theories of all: the whole shooting was a gigantic conspiracy to take away people’s guns. Cooper reminded viewers of the Florida professor who has been pushing the conspiracy theories, and revealed that said professor reacted to his initial report with a blog post attacking Cooper for “wanting to cause him harm.” Cooper said that the professor has his rights to...
  • Homicide suspect Javonte Higgins tried to hawk items at Wyoming bowling alley

    01/15/2013 6:26:59 PM PST · by heartwood · 4 replies
    MLive ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | John Tunison
    WYOMING, MI -- Javonte Higgins, the 22-year-old suspect in the slayings of an elderly Kentwood couple, was seen trying to hawk items at a Wyoming bowling alley the same day the killings occurred, witnesses say. Higgins was seen about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Spectrum Lanes at 5656 Clyde Park Ave. SW. Mike Marks, co-owner of the business, said he only learned later that Higgins was a person of interest in the killings of David and Vivian Bouwman. At the time, he did not even know Higgins' name. Police came into the bowling alley on Monday, Jan. 14,...
  • Boeing Dreamliner Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

    01/15/2013 6:25:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2013 | KOSAKU NARIOKA And HIROYUKI KACHI
    TOKYO—A Boeing BA +0.51% 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways Co. 9202.TO -1.08% made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in southern Japan on Wednesday morning, the airline and government agencies said, in the latest incident to hit the aircraft. A spokesman for ANA said the landing was made after an alarm indicated a problem with batteries used in the plane. An official at Takamatsu airport said smoke was detected, but had no further details. The plane landed at 8:47 a.m. and the 129 passengers were evacuated safely using the plane's emergency slides. The plane had a crew of...
  • NRA needs to have its OWN press conference with children

    01/15/2013 6:25:00 PM PST · by BushMeister · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-15-2013 | Self
    NRA should have an event with children and speeches, and make to the American people a very simple statement: “We mourn the loss of 20 children in Connecticut. But it’s time for Americans to ask how many children died in nations in which the citizens allowed the government to disarm them, and in which the government later became violently oppressive. The answer is that tens of millions of children died, in cultures as different as Germany and Cambodia, The Soviet Union and Africa, and South America and China. America is not immune from such a horrific turn of events, especially...
  • Santa Cruz County Supervisors Pass 45 Day Moratorium to Freeze Any Gun Shop Plans

    01/15/2013 6:22:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    KION ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | Tom Jones
    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif- The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, in a unanimous decision, approved a 45 day moratorium which places an immediate hold on any pending gun retailers looking to open up shop in unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County. That 45 day moratorium is so county supervisors can meet with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department, County Planning Department officials, local gun retailers and the public to discuss long term regulations for gun shops and clubs in the county. The county is analyzing whether or not they need stricter regulations than what is imposed federally and by...
  • The 2nd Amendment Is What Makes The Other Nine Possible

    01/15/2013 6:21:00 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bill Flax
    As debates over firearms simmer and President Obama mulls sweeping firearm restrictions via executive orders, media personalities like Piers Morgan dismiss guests defending gun rights with contempt. You’d think resistance to disarmament amounts to culpability for the Sandy Hook slaughter. Yet, as John Lott’s bestseller, More Guns, Less Crime, highlights crime rates have tumbled while gun ownership has soared, including permits to carry concealed weapons. America has more murder than many similarly advanced countries, but overall violent crime, save inner-cities plagued by family breakdown, remains below peer nations. The streets in Mr. Morgan’s England are far more dangerous.
  • Left-wing Radio Host Who Fantasized About Beheaded Tea Party Members Offended by 'Gun Appreciation

    01/15/2013 6:19:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Leftist radio host Mike Malloy is aghast at the notion of a "Gun Appreciation Day" to be celebrated by 2nd Amendment supporters on January 19 this year. On his January 14 radio program, Malloy attacked the "right wingers who want to see blood in the streets, the Hannitys, the Limbaughs, they want the killing to start. Glenn Beck would like nothing more!" A few minutes later, Malloy attacked the "crazy bastards" behind Gun Appreciation Day. "I know, let's have Bomb Appreciation Day.... How do you do something like this?!" Of course, Malloy has repeatedly fantasized about the violent death or...
  • NASA Finds Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

    01/15/2013 6:15:29 PM PST · by DigitalVideoDude · 19 replies
    NASA Science News ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Science@NASA
    NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Classroom Test ~ 16 January 2013

    01/15/2013 6:03:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-15-13

    01/15/2013 5:52:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-15-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Pascrell: Booker Doesn’t Scare Lautenberg

    01/15/2013 5:50:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg won’t be intimidated, nor will he decide his political future based on Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s entrance into the New Jersey Senate race, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. suggested in an interview with CQ Roll Call on Tuesday. “My friend Frank Lautenberg is a dog. I mean he ain’t gonna lay down for anybody,” Pascrell said. “He will make the right decision when it comes time, so I’m confident in the process. I’m confident in our bench and we’ll see what happens.” Lautenberg has yet to announce whether he will seek re-election in 2014. But Booker...
  • Public School Teaches “White Privilege” Class

    01/15/2013 5:47:08 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A school district in Wisconsin said they will review a high school diversity class that exposed students to radical leftist thinkers and promoted a critical race theory that alleges white people are oppressors.
  • ObamaCare's Health-Insurance Sticker Shock

    01/15/2013 5:47:00 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wsj ^ | January 13, 2013 | MERRILL MATTHEWS AND MARK E. LITOW
    Thanks to mandates that take effect in 2014, premiums in individual markets will shoot up. Some may double. B Health-insurance premiums have been rising—and consumers will experience another series of price shocks later this year when some see their premiums skyrocket thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. The reason: The congressional Democrats who crafted the legislation ignored virtually every actuarial principle governing rational insurance pricing. Premiums will soon reflect that disregard—indeed, premiums are already reflecting it. ... States won't experience equal increases in their premiums under ObamaCare. Ironically, citizens in states that have acted responsibly over the years...
  • NRA’s new ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ (Video)

    01/15/2013 5:40:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    The National Rifle Association released a new video on its Web site Tuesday calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for having Secret Service protection of his daughters at school but saying he was “skeptical” about installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA’s provocative, 35-second video is as harsh as any attack ad in a political campaign and illustrates how emotionally charged and personal the debate over gun control is becoming. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a deep-voiced narrator asks. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected...