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  • Obama's half brother to run for Kenyan office

    01/16/2013 2:13:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** The president's campaign advice? "Have thick skin, be honest and sincere," Malik Obama told CNN. Malik Obama will run as an independent candidate in Kenya's election in March. The county of Siaya, in the western part of the country, has a population of about 842,000. Malik Obama, who studied accounting at the University of Nairobi, and his half brother met for the first time in 1985 and have reportedly kept in close contact ever since. Each served as the other's best man at their weddings.
  • Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’ [Arrogant Jew Hater Alert]

    01/16/2013 1:46:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 1/14/13 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-14/what-obama-thinks-israelis-don-t-understand-.html
  • Utah smoothie bar owner charges liberals $1 extra per drink

    01/16/2013 1:44:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** “We have a fiscal problem in this country. We’ve got to deal with it or we don’t have a country, so to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge liberals just a little bit more. Really what I’m focused on is the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways, as far as entitlements and spending,” said Burnett, in a KSL.com report. Burnett says the extra money will go to support the conservative Washngton-based think tank, The Heritage Foundation. Burnett, also a pro-oil and gas activist, plainly lists prices for his drinks, with...
  • Japanese airlines ground Dreamliners after emergency landing

    01/16/2013 1:18:19 AM PST · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 January 2013 | Meyumi Nigashi
    Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest and most serious in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation All Nippon Airways Co said instruments aboard a domestic flight indicated a battery error, triggering emergency warnings to the pilots. It said the battery in the forward cargo hold was the same lithium-ion type as one involved in a fire on another Dreamliner at a U.S. airport last week. The carrier grounded...
  • Renault, Adjusting to Europe’s Declining Market, Will Cut 7,500 Jobs

    01/16/2013 1:07:39 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 15 January 2013 | Dilly Jolly and Vindu Goel
    France’s ailing industrial sector took another blow on Tuesday when Renault said it planned to cut 7,500 domestic jobs by 2016, or about 17 percent of its French labor force, as it adjusts production capacity to the crushing downturn in the European car market. The plan, which the company said in a statement would save 400 million euros, or $540 million, in annual fixed costs, is needed to lower its break-even point — the amount of revenue needed to cover all outlays — and to “clear the way for the new hiring needed for the future.” The company said that...
  • 'All My Babies' Mamas' canceled by Oxygen amidst controversy, before airing

    01/16/2013 12:59:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Controversial reality show "All My Babies' Mamas" has been canceled by Oxygen after a Change.org petition against the one-hour special received 37,000 signatures. According to reports, Oxygen was planning to highlight Shawty Lo, an Atlanta-based rapper who has 11 children with 10 different women. The show -- which was not being developed as a series, just as a one-time episode -- would have featured all of the women and children moving into one home together. According to an Oxygen press release, the show would "leave the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create...
  • Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In London

    01/16/2013 12:56:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, plummeting into the ground. The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said. Sky sources said one person was aboard the aircraft, which is believed to be an Augusta 109.
  • "Law & Order: SVU" gets $10 million tax break from New Jersey (for 09 & 10)

    01/16/2013 12:53:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    The state Economic Development Authority yesterday awarded the hit NBC television show “Law & Order: SVU” more than $10.2 million in tax credits, two years after the program stopped filming in New Jersey. The credits are for the 2009-2010 season of the long-running hit series. Because of cap restraints, the credits will be spread out over two years — $217,000 this year and $10 million next year.
  • Obama's Long History of Radical, Anti-Constitutional Gun Control (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 12:50:52 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 5 replies
    I was shocked to hear some in my local media market trying to rewrite Obama as a gun-friendly, Second Amendment guy, just trying to introduce some “reasonable” regulation in an understandable reaction to the recent spate of "gun violence." The following links are provided to show that this is a complete mischaracterization, that Obama has in fact been out of step with the Second Amendment for a long time, and in fact has been focused for at least 17 years on the same kind of all-out ban that just passed in New York: In 1996, Obama responded to a political...
  • Now Trayvon Martin used to bash gun rights - Top Chicago cop gets aggressive over 2nd Amendment

    01/16/2013 12:47:20 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Michael Thompson
    Handguns cannot be purchased in the city of Chicago, but more than 7,400 guns were confiscated by police last year, according to a CNN report. Now, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has voiced opposition to concealed carry in a city where last year more people were murdered than in Afghanistan. “When people say concealed carry, I say Trayvon Martin,” McCarthy said. He was speaking to a largely black audience at a Rainbow PUSH event in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported McCarthy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., local radio host Cliff Kelley and others discussed gun laws, Chicago’s homicide rate and recent...
  • Brady Bill II, 1993 - Redux 2013

    01/16/2013 12:27:55 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 6 replies
    Guns, Crime, and Punishment | 1994 | Wayne LaPierre
    Guns, Crime, and Punishment, by Wayne LaPierre, © 1994 p.49-50 … But in 1993, with a new sponsor, NY Rep. Charles Schumer, and a new president, Bill Clinton, in the White House, the Brady Bill waiting period passed the U.S. Congress and was signed into law on November 30. It didn’t take long for the “second step to be unveiled. Eight days later on December 8, 1993, Sarah and Jim Brady of Handgun Control, Inc. and Rep. Charles Schumer called a press conference to announce their intention to file “Brady Bill II.” … 1. Requires a license to buy a...
  • Revealed: Obama's likely executive orders on guns

    01/16/2013 12:19:34 AM PST · by Red Steel · 42 replies
    wnd ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Group with enormous influence on White House issues specific plans A progressive group with enormous influence on White House policy has issued specific recommendations to the Obama administration on how to push sweeping gun control, including suggestions for executive orders. The Center for American Progress released an 11-page proposal, reviewed by WND, calling for a full ban on the sale of assault weapons and magazines with a capacity for more than 10 bullets. CAP suggests legislation to require licensing and transfer restrictions on new and existing assault rifles. The CAP paper, delivered to the White House last week, recommends that...
  • What I Most Admire About James O’Keefe [Start Laughing]

    01/16/2013 12:03:48 AM PST · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 15 January 2013 | James O'Keefe
    Conservative video pranksters film "Anti-Gun" ad spoof, plus, they try to convince MSM journalists to put "Gun Free Home" signs in their front yards.
  • Gun buyers racing new law - Purchasers load up on weapons, ammo in hours before state bill signed

    01/15/2013 11:59:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Mark McGuire
    MALTA — The sign at Zack's Sports says store hours are 11-8, but the doors were opened on Tuesday well before that. By 11 a.m., customers could barely navigate the store packed with people. A dozen deep lined up for the register, while the parked cars along Route 9 extended 100 yards in each direction from the filled parking lot near Round Lake. "You will have to wait," a man behind the counter told a customer. "I ran out of toner." By 11:15 a.m., a tide of customers swamped the front vestibule. By lunchtime a line snaked 10-deep outside into...
  • Fitch warns on U.S. rating as debt ceiling fight looms

    01/15/2013 11:58:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:36pm EST | Marc Jones, William James and Daniel Bases
    The United States faces a “material risk” of losing its AAA status if there is a repeat of the wrangling seen in 2011 over raising the country’s self-imposed debt ceiling, credit ratings firm Fitch said on Tuesday. The United States scraped up against its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling on Dec. 31 and is now employing special measures to meet its financial obligations. The Treasury Department said those steps could be exhausted by mid-February. Despite December’s deal by U.S. politicians to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of spending cuts and tax hikes, Fitch’s head of sovereign ratings, David Riley, said pressure on...
  • Mexico Jumps into the U.S. Gun Control Debate

    01/15/2013 11:42:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Bryan Llenas
    A three-ton sign made of confiscated crushed weapons unveiled last year in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, by then-President Felipe Calderón, sent a clear and direct message to American neighbors up north: “No More Weapons.” For years, particularly under Calderón’s leadership, Mexico has directly blamed lax U.S. gun control laws for increased violence south of the border by arming Mexican drug cartels to with military-grade assault weapons. Calderón said the expiration of the U.S. assault weapons ban in 2004 directly coincided with a rise in violence in Mexico. The drug war was severely ramped up with Calderón’s election in 2006. According to...
  • Fiat boss warns European car industry could 'unravel' unless EU co-ordinates capacity cuts

    01/15/2013 11:42:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2013 | Richard Blackden
    The boss of Italian carmaker Fiat has warned that Europe's embattled car industry will 'unravel' unless the European Union steps into co-ordinate urgent cuts in capacity across the continent. Sergio Marchionne, who is also chief executive of US carmaker Chrysler, said that the biggest carmakers in Europe probably lost about €5bn in 2012 as sales in the region fell for a fifth straight year. With sales forecast to decline for a sixth year in 2013, most experts believe that the industry needs to embark on significant retrenchment to better match the weakened state of demand from drivers. "I've been an...
  • Fiat boss warns European car industry could 'unravel' unless EU co-ordinates capacity cuts

    01/15/2013 11:41:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2013 | Richard Blackden
    The boss of Italian carmaker Fiat has warned that Europe's embattled car industry will 'unravel' unless the European Union steps into co-ordinate urgent cuts in capacity across the continent. Sergio Marchionne, who is also chief executive of US carmaker Chrysler, said that the biggest carmakers in Europe probably lost about €5bn in 2012 as sales in the region fell for a fifth straight year. With sales forecast to decline for a sixth year in 2013, most experts believe that the industry needs to embark on significant retrenchment to better match the weakened state of demand from drivers. "I've been an...
  • N.J. mayors, Virginia Tech shooting victim's father, demand tougher gun regulations

    01/15/2013 11:21:41 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies
    nj.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Tom Haydon
    Flemington resident Michael Pohle knows all too well the pain caused by the tragic epidemic of school shootings across the country. He has been pushing for tougher gun regulations since his son, Michael Jr., was one of 30 students shot and killed at Virginia Tech in 2007. Monday, one month after a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six educators at a school in Newtown Conn., Pohle spoke out in support of a group of mayors from New Jersey communities who are working toward the same goal. "With each new national tragedy, our members of Congress tell us that...
  • Oak Creek mayor goes to D.C. to push for gun law changes

    01/15/2013 11:15:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    620wtmj.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Annie Scholz
    OAK CREEK -- When people talk gun control they often bring up the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. Now the Oak Creek Mayor wants the discussion to go beyond and he's headed for Washington. Mayor Steve Scaffidi hopes to find real solutions for what he calls a violence problem - not necessarily a gun problem. "We can find some way to impact this problem,” Scaffidi said. “Not throw our hands up and say we can't do anything." Scaffidi dealt with a mass shooting just months into his first term. "My life has changed. I feel that every day. I...