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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
  • 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 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Democratic lawmakers unveil gun proposals in Richmond

    01/15/2013 11:09:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Joe Dashiell
    RICHMOND, Va.— A month after the school shootings in Connecticut, President Obama is preparing to unveil a major gun control proposal Wednesday morning. And Virginia lawmakers are promoting legislation they say will make an immediate impact on gun safety in the state. Arlington Delegate Patrick Hope says he was stunned by how easy it was to purchase a handgun, when he and Alexandria Senator Adam Ebbin visited a gun show in northern Virginia recently. He showed the weapon to reporters at a State Capitol news conference Tuesday morning. "I bought this gun with nothing more than a request to see...
  • Gun Control? Over My Dead Body!

    01/15/2013 11:04:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    TMJ The Mountain ^ | January 13, 2013 | Beth Dodd
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, the debate over gun control in our country has heated up, with many people seeing this event as the line in the sand for stricter gun control laws and others fearful of loosing their second amendment rights. Here in Teller County, where hunting provides a nice kick to the local economy every fall, the locals I spoke with were of the opinion that the problem is cultural, with too many angry, crazy people getting access to weapons. From this point of view, banning any kind of...
  • Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generations [WEDNESDAY]

    01/15/2013 10:58:16 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/15/13 | Philip Rucker
    "President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearms buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips."
  • Rep. Kennedy calls for gun control legislation following Newtown shooting

    01/15/2013 10:49:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Gerry Tuoti
    Taunton — Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III is calling for “reasonable” gun control legislation in the aftermath of a mass shooting last month that left 27 dead in Newtown, Conn., including 20 children. “Now is not the time for bombastic statements or proclamations of what Congress will do,” Kennedy said, responding to National Rifle Association president David Keene’s recent assertion that Congress is unlikely to pass an assault weapons ban. Kennedy favors such a ban on assault rifles. The Massachusetts Democrat, who was in Taunton part of the day Monday to tour the General Dynamics facility in Myles...
  • Gillard flags crackdown on gun violence

    01/15/2013 10:43:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Simon Cullen
    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signalled possible Federal Government action to crack down on gun violence in western Sydney and unrest in Logan, south of Brisbane. New South Wales police have set up a taskforce to investigate a double shooting in Wetherill Park yesterday that left a 45-year-old man dead and a 31-year-old in hospital. In Logan, police have been forced to intervene in long-running racial tensions that have resulted in street clashes in recent days. Ms Gillard has praised the efforts of police in responding to the violence, but says it is clear that further action is needed to...
  • Largest Pa. gun show says no to assault rifles

    01/15/2013 10:42:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jeremy Roebuck
    Pennsylvania gun owners threatened to boycott the state's largest hunting and fishing expo Tuesday after organizers announced that they would ban the display and sale of assault rifles at this year's show. Reed Exhibitions, a British-based company that runs the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg each February, notified vendors of the change in policy over the last several days, a company representative confirmed to The Inquirer. The presence of so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines might have served as "a distraction" from other aspects of the event in the wake of the recent school shootings in Newtown, Conn.,...
  • Malloy, Lawmakers Outraged Over NRA Shooter App

    01/15/2013 10:27:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Bob Connors
    The National Rifle Association has released a new shooter game for that is suggested for kids as young as four. NRA: Practice Range was released as an app in the iTunes store on Sunday, just a month after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "How dumb can you get? How insulting can you be? They are tone deaf. You can quote me on any of that," said Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday. The app allows users to shoot at targets and does not include the ability to shoot at live subjects. According to the iTunes description, the app "offers...
  • Cities and towns to seek sweeping gun reforms

    01/15/2013 10:21:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Dirk Perrefortand Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- Connecticut will have the toughest gun laws in the country if the Legislature adopts a proposal to be unveiled Wednesday by an organization representing the overwhelming majority of the state's towns and cities. The proposal from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities would set up a Gun Offender Registry for any individuals convicted of a gun crime, require a permit to purchase either ammunition or a rifle, mandate the registration of all firearms and impose rules that would bar residents with a history of mental illness from obtaining a gun permit. The plan also would limit firearm magazine capacity,...
  • Boycott State of New York, pull money out of Wall St, cancel trips, don't buy anything made NY.

    01/15/2013 10:18:12 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    If the gunowners in this country simultaneously pulled money out of NY Stock market, cancelled trips to New York, refused to buy products manufactured in New York it would affect Bloomturd, Cuomo, Sliver and the rest of the Constitution burners in that wretched state. The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control. Courtesy of the NRA-ILA & SCOPE Misinformed Moms March – Sponsors They removed their page:, but we saved the list. A & M Records Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO 595...
  • Minnesotans continue to pursue gun permits in record numbers

    01/15/2013 10:13:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | PAUL LEVY and JIM ANDERSON
    Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole has drawn a line in the sand over President Obama's package of gun-control measures to be unveiled Wednesday: If the rules don't pass Cole's constitutional muster, he won't comply. In a politically charged pre-emptive strike against a set of legislative initiatives and executive orders that have already unleashed heated debate, Cole asserted Tuesday in a letter to his constituents that current state gun laws are sufficient while respecting the right to bear arms "which ... I believe is fundamental to our individual freedom." Neither the federal government, nor any federal official, can dictate mandates to...
  • Yet another mess in the making in Mali? [Op-Ed]

    01/15/2013 10:09:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Gwynne Dyer
    Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. But they must keep the Afghanistan example in mind Those days are over,” said France’s President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the Government in Bamako. But the days in question weren't over for very long. Last Friday France sent a squadron of fighter-bombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking over the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time”,...
  • Obama to Announce Gun Ban Surrounded by Children

    01/15/2013 10:06:50 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    America's never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste Administration will strike again tomorrow with a series of restrictions on our civil rights when it comes to a Second Amendment the president is duly sworn to protect, not infringe upon.
  • Gun Control Explained

    01/15/2013 10:05:48 PM PST · by South40 · 2 replies
  • New gun law offers reply to mass killings

    01/15/2013 10:05:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Casey Seiler
    ALBANY — "We are fighting back," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said before signing a sweeping gun control bill at the Capitol just an hour after the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act was approved by the state Assembly. The measure expands the definition of banned assault weapons, creates a state database for pistol permits, reduces the maximum number of rounds in a magazine and requires background checks on all gun sales, including those between individuals. "You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense," Cuomo said Tuesday afternoon in the Red Room, which was filled with...
  • Smith County GOP chair Oravetz to resign; saying party 'beyond repair' [TX]'

    01/15/2013 10:05:37 PM PST · by DangerZone · 6 replies ^ | 1/14/2013 | ADAM RUSSEll
    Smith County Republican Chairman Ashton Oravetz announced he will resign as of Friday because the GOP is “beyond repair.” “I can no longer in good conscience tell individuals to give any more money to the National or State Republican parties or vote straight Republican,” he said. After 33 years supporting the GOP, Oravetz said he will become more involved with Grassroots America – We the People, a local conservative political action committee, and other “liberty movement” groups, including the Tea Party, Constitutionalists and Ron Paul supporters. Oravetz said he expects an exodus by other GOP county chairmen. “I am not...
  • NJ State Senate Votes to Exclude Non-Union Workers from Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Projects

    01/15/2013 10:01:56 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    On Monday, the New Jersey state Senate, in a party-line vote, passed a bill that would exclude construction workers who are not a part of a union from doing work related to Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction in the state. According to RedState, New Jersey state Senate President Steven Sweeney (D), who also happens to be an Ironworkers’ union organizer, drafted the bill that would “expand union-only Project Labor Agreements” to “included Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction.”
  • Many Upset over New York Gun Law

    01/15/2013 9:58:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | January 15, 2013
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The passage of the NY SAFE Act into law Tuesday has caused a stir for many New York residents. "The people who woke up this morning and found out some of the weapons they have or some of the magazines they have are now illegal," said Rus Thompson of TEA NY, a local grass-roots group focused on the Constitution and limited government. Many say the new law, which enacts some of the harshest gun restrictions in country, is an infringement on the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. A right that allows and encourages law-abiding Americans...
  • Mayor Nutter Proposes Economic Principles to Pressure Firearms Industry

    01/15/2013 9:56:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Paul Kurtz
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On this, the one-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has announced a code of corporate conduct — to be known as the “Sandy Hook Principles” — for gun and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. The list of 20 principles includes stopping the sale, production, design, and conversion of assault weapons for use by civilians, and conducting background checks for all gun and ammunition sales or transfers. The mayor is asking all cities, states, and institutions that hold investments with companies involved in the firearms business to adopt the Sandy...
  • Sen. Nelson supports assault weapons ban

    01/15/2013 9:41:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | January 15, 2013
    ORLANDO, Fla. — On Wednesday, the nation will hear President Barack Obama's plan to fight gun violence, and many gun advocates worry some of their rights will be taken away. Obama’s plan is expected to include banning assault weapons, limiting the capacity of ammunition magazines and enforcing universal background checks. Channel 9's Christopher Heath was there on Tuesday as Sen. Bill Nelson appeared with Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings to talk about the gun control measures he is prepared to support. If the president chose to go through Congress instead of using executive order, he'd have a tough sell, according...
  • Therapists worry NY gun law may hinder therapy

    01/15/2013 9:26:50 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies ^ | December 15, 2013
    <p>Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The goal of a new statewide database in New York is to keep guns out of the hands of unstable people.</p> <p>Mental health professionals are supposed to report patients who are considered a threat to themselves or others. Family therapist Theressa McMorris worries good intentions may be too broad since several of her clients could be considered temporarily suicidal.</p>
  • Bundesbank to pull gold from New York and Paris in watershed moment

    01/15/2013 9:23:43 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 99 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 15, 2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany’s Bundesbank is to repatriate gold reserves held abroad to tighten control and combat currency crises in the future, pulling a chunk of its holdings from New York and all its bullion from Paris. The move marks an extraodinary breakdown in trust between leading central banks and has set off ferment among gold enthusiasts, with some comparing it with France’s withdrawal of gold from the US under President Charles de Gaulle as the Bretton Woods currency system crumbled in the early 1970s. Handelsblatt said the Bundesbank will announce on Wednesday that it intends to relocate the gold to vaults in...
  • Live chat: What can (and should) policymakers do about gun violence? (Bigoted journalist)

    01/15/2013 9:11:32 PM PST · by coloradan · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | JAn 15 2013 | Virginia Heffernan
    Virginia Heffernan, Y! News: Thanks everyone for weighing in. These are crucial issues. I'll speak for myself: [snip] When I hear about violence, like in Newtown, I feel unsafe and worry that my kids are unsafe, but my mind doesn't go to arming myself or people at my son's school. It goes to the blind terror I feel around guns, especially in the hands of maniacs, but even when I see them on the hip of an NYPD cop. It goes to how lethal they are. And it goes to how I wish guns would disappear. So they and their...
  • Allen West Takes New Media Job With PJ Media (Video)

    01/15/2013 8:59:40 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/15/2013 | Allen West announced tonight that he is taking a new media job with PJ Media.
    Allen West announced tonight that he is taking a new media job with PJ Media. Allen made the announcement during his interview with Greta Van Susteren. Michelle Fields and radio host John Phillips will join him in this new venture.
  • Christians Slaughtered in Northern Nigeria by Militant Islamists (Why no media coverage)

    01/15/2013 8:51:06 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    This is a brutal example of how far the struggle between muslims and catholics in Nigeria has reached. Muslims are determined to impose their 'religion' all over Africa as well as in other continents and countries of the world. Islam has but one goal: rule the world at any cost." "And where are the International Human Rights Organizations? Christians are burnt alive in Nigeria: a horrific Holocaust right in front of International indifference. As denounced by Father Juan Carlos Martos, on behalf of the Missionari Clarettiani, via del Sacro Cuore di Maria, Rome, Italy."
  • Free House

    01/15/2013 8:28:57 PM PST · by null and void · 22 replies
    email | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 3:47 PM
    I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the coming implementation of the health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued: They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, “Isn't Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick.” The young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market would work for health care. Another said, ‘The stupid Republicans want...
  • Impeaching Insincerity

    01/15/2013 8:27:57 PM PST · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-15 20:29:59 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon: President Ronald Reagan's Attorney General, Edwin Meese, told NewsMax that if President Obama issues an Executive Order unilaterally imposing gun control, bypassing Congress, the 44th president risks impeachment. The former top cop is very old fashioned, and out of touch with modern America.By old fashion, I mean Meese's presumption that America is a nation of laws and not men. That Obama believes he can rule by royal proclamation is a product of supreme confidence; a confidence born of the eroding force of law on government power. Re-interpretations by the nation's Progressive high court allow today's government to...
  • Did New York State Just Accidentally Outlaw ALL Firearms?

    01/15/2013 8:17:18 PM PST · by kiryandil · 255 replies
    NY Times s2230 pdf ^ | January 15, 2013 | NY legisfools
    Did the New York state legislature just accidentally make it a crime to merely OWN a firearm? See page 22 of the posted bill, s2230: § 41-a. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.01-b to 5 read as follows: 6 § 265.01-b Criminal possession of a firearm. 7 A person is guilty of criminal possession of a firearm when he or she: 8 (1) possesses any firearm or; (2) lawfully possesses a firearm prior to 9 the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand thirteen 10 which added this section subject to...
  • Rights for Illegals, Laws for Rest

    01/15/2013 8:07:38 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 4 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    Follow @RedNation2016 on Twitter Have you heard of Rep. Edward Acevedo? I hadn’t either until last week. He’s an Illinois House Member. A Chicago Democrat. Chicago politics are bad on their own. Illinois democrat policies have the potential to be bad. Combining the two is recipe for disaster. Rep. Acevedo was one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 957, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. It has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his signature (Quinn reportedly will sign it into law). Something so absurd surely had to...
  • Ted Nugent ammo sells out, says cops won't obey Obama on guns

    01/15/2013 7:46:49 PM PST · by Red Steel · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2013 | 12:39 pm | Paul Bedard
    Ted Nugent, the rocker and Michigan deputy sheriff whose new line of ammunition has sold out amid gun control worries, claims members of state and federal law enforcement are poised to disobey any order by President Obama to seize guns. Nugent, whose trained with the FBI, ATF and DEA, on Tuesday cited a group called "Oath Keepers," members of federal and state police and military organizations, who will not enforce laws that conflict with the Constitution and presumably the Second Amendment right to arms. In an interview with the "Andrea Tantaros Show with Jason Mattera," Nugent said that if ordered...
  • Pro-Israel Arab Journalist's Page Whitewashed by Facebook

    01/15/2013 7:41:03 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 2 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 16, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    “Fatah couldn’t stop me, Hamas couldn’t stop me, not even Facebook will stop me from continuing my work,” is what Arab Israeli journalist Khaled abu Toameh told The Jewish Press Tuesday morning, January 15, in a lengthy interview about Facebook’s bizarre treatment of his Facebook page. In the space of less than 24 hours, abu Toameh’s page was shut down, parts of it were scrubbed, and then it was back, without a word of explanation. For everyone who breathed a sigh of relief that this journalist hasn’t been censored, who hoped it had just been a glitch – the truth...