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  • Comes A Stillness

    01/17/2013 2:16:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 175 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They introduce themselves politely in restaurants or diners, in a movie lobby or at some civic event, even in front of the Little Rock gate in Atlanta, which has become a kind of Arkansas crossroads. ("You don't know me, but . . .") Then they thank me for remembering Robert E. Lee every January 19th with a column on his birthday. They don't tarry, and I may never see them again. Then they fade away, much like the Army of Northern Virginia (R.E. Lee, General). They have a look about them, or rather a manner. They come in different shapes...
  • Universal Background Checks and Physician Reporting Are Just Plain Frightening

    01/17/2013 2:10:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Matt Towery
    For years now, we've heard from all types, ranging from the "over-informed" to the just plain ignorant, claiming that under President Obama the nation isn't just moving towards "socialism," but rather in a direction in which liberty truly disappears quickly and tyranny creeps in and takes its place. But even for those who may have been primarily fiscal conservatives and who otherwise believed social policy should lean toward a "mind your own business" approach, several of the gun-control proposals coming from President Obama likely came as a shock. I don't even want to get into what qualifies as a military...
  • Obama's Gun Plan: Divide or Conquer

    01/17/2013 2:03:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Dabra J. Saunders
    If I were president, what would I do in the wake of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook School shooting, which left 20 first-graders and six adults dead, if I wanted not only to advance an ambitious initiative to reduce gun violence but also to sign a law that actually worked? To punctuate what is at stake, I might launch my effort, as President Barack Obama did Wednesday, in a ceremony with children who had written to me after the school shooting. I also might invite children scarred by the daily urban shootings, which don't garner as much media attention as...
  • Standing on the Graves of Sandy Hook

    01/17/2013 1:54:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, I appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." For the past few weeks, Morgan had been inviting gun rights defenders ranging from the reasonable to the nutty, and then slamming them by appealing to the memory of the children slain at Sandy Hook. And when I appeared with Morgan, that's precisely what I told him: "What you tend to do is you tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don't seem to care enough about the dead kids." Morgan could only stammer, "How dare...
  • An Imperial President

    01/17/2013 1:48:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    One definition of "imperial" on dictionary.com is, "of the nature or rank of an emperor or supreme ruler." At his news conference Monday, a petulant, threatening and confrontational President Obama spoke like an emperor or supreme ruler. All that was missing was a scepter, a crown and a robe trimmed in ermine. This president exceeds even Bill Clinton in his ability to evade, prevaricate and dissemble. I didn't think that possible. Not only did he supply long answers to relatively easy questions, but much of what he said bore no relation to reality. He spoke of having had the debate...
  • Obama Ignores the Rational Answer

    01/17/2013 1:39:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    What do Al Hunt of Bloomberg News, David Gregory of “Meet the Press” and President Obama have in common -- besides their liberal politics? They all send their kids to Sidwell Friends School. With campuses in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Md., the highly selective private school is where the Clintons and the Gores sent their kids, along with Joe Biden’s grandchildren. It’s also where the local 1 Percenters and the government-media elites who can afford to shell out about $32 grand a year send their children to be indoctrinated -- excuse me, educated -- and to be safe. Unlike parents...
  • It's a Christie Thing

    01/17/2013 1:33:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | John Ransom
    Let me say on the record that I don’t really care about New Jersey. I know very little about it. But, I know this much: I don’t want to live there and I don’t want the rest of the United States to resemble New Jersey. For me New Jersey is the Joe Piscopo character asking anyone and everyone “Are you from Jersey? I’m from Jersey.”Also, I’ve never seen the TV show “Jersey Shore,” but still I don’t like it. And know that I don’t want the rest of the country to resemble it, either.It’s the state that elected Jon Corzine...
  • “The Terrorists Released 150 Algerian Hostages”

    01/17/2013 1:31:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/13
    Al Qaeda terrorists have seized a gas field in Algeria and have taken 40 Western hostages. 3 have been executed. The terrorists successfully thwarted a military raid Wednesday night. The hostage nationalities are US, Britain, Norway, France and Japan. 150 Algerian hostages were released...
  • Ivory-tower Obama Can't Abide Views He Doesn't Share

    01/17/2013 1:23:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern. His point blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad. But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government's debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of...
  • 'Gun Culture' -- What About the 'Fatherless Culture'?

    01/17/2013 1:15:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Larry Elder
    The face of gun violence is not Sandy Hook. It is Chicago. In 2012, President Barack Obama's adopted hometown had 506 murders, including more than 60 children. Philadelphia, a city that local television newscasters frequently call 'Killadelphia," saw 331 killed last year. In Detroit, 386 people were murdered. Since 1966, there have been 90 school shootings in the U.S., with 231 fatalities. Yes, Sandy Hook shocked us. But the odds of a child being killed at a school shooting are longer than the odds of being struck by lightning. Of the 11,000 to 12,000 gun murders each year, more than...
  • The War Between the Amendments

    01/17/2013 1:09:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other. Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution. Many liberals believe there...
  • Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

    01/17/2013 1:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Januay 15, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment. But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho's mental health problems because of federal privacy laws. At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. He was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for one night and then unaccountably unleashed on the public, whereupon he proceeded to engage in the...
  • Jakarta floods leave hundreds of thousands homeless

    01/17/2013 12:46:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    australia news network ^ | 1/17/2013 | ann
    Indonesian disaster authorities have lost count of the number of people who have been left homeless in widespread flooding, but say it could reach the hundreds of thousands. The centre of Jakarta, including the Presidential Palace, is awash and parts of the Indonesian capital that have never seen flooding before are now underwater. Yesterday 10,000 people had to flee their homes but hours of heavy downpours overnight and rivers bursting their banks, have added to the problem. Audio: Australia Network's Indonesia correspondent, Helen Brown, speaks to News Radio (ABC News) Three people have been killed so far in the seasonal...
  • Belgian twins euthanized over fear of going blind

    01/17/2013 12:40:15 AM PST · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Cassy Fiano
    Sad news out of Belgium: two twins, deaf from birth, were euthanized after discovering they were going blind. The brothers worked and lived together, and they were productive members of society. They weren’t suffering, in extreme pain, or terminally ill. Belgium’s euthanasia law requires that a person be suffering from extreme pain or a terminal illness. The twins, despite not meeting the requirements to be eligible for euthanasia, were still put to death by lethal injection. The pair were euthanised by lethal injection by doctors at Brussels University Hospital on December 14. “They were very happy. It was a relief...
  • Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

    01/17/2013 12:38:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Joanna Blytheman
    Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it's keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food lovers as a novel addition to the familiar ranks of couscous and rice. Dieticians clucked over quinoa approvingly because it ticked the low-fat box and fitted in with government healthy eating advice to "base your meals on starchy foods". Adventurous eaters liked its slightly bitter taste and the little white curls that formed around the grains. Vegans embraced quinoa as a credibly nutritious substitute for meat. Unusual among...
  • Obama extends presidential power in bypassing Congress on gun control

    01/16/2013 11:02:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Marcus Stern
    During the past two years as his frustration with a "dysfunctional" Congress has grown, President Barack Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws. "Where they won't act, I will," he said in October 2011 as part of a "We Can't Wait" campaign he launched 10 months after Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, the president has turned to executive orders, policy directives, waivers, signing statements and other administrative steps to bypass Congress and act on contentious issues, including immigration, welfare, education reform and now...
  • Maariv Poll: Close Race Between Bayit Yehudi and Labor

    01/16/2013 9:51:48 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/17/2013 | Israel National News
    A Maagar Mochot Institute poll released this morning shows a close race between Sheli Yechimovich's Labor party and the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party headed by Naftali Bennett for the second largest party in the Knesset. According to the poll, Likud-Beytenu party gets 37 seats, Labor is down to 15 and Bayit Yehudi gets 14 seats.
  • Newly Released Morsi Video: Nurse Children on Hatred of Jews

    01/16/2013 9:24:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Elad Benari
    As Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said that virulent anti-Semitic comments which he reportedly said prior to his election were taken out of context, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released another video which depicts him making similar comments. The latest video is an address delivered by Morsi, which was posted on the Internet on January 10, 2010. It was translated by MEMRI and published on Wednesday. In the newly exposed remarks, Morsi calls U.S. President Barack Obama “insincere” and calls for Arabs to raise their children on hatred of Jews.
  • Firearm Homicides Dropping. Assault Weapons Ban Not Correlated With Decrease In Homicides.

    01/16/2013 9:17:26 PM PST · by Tirian · 2 replies
    William M. Briggs - Statistician to the Stars ^ | 16 January 2013 | W. M. Briggs
    Murder in the United States1 is illegal, and has been for over two hundred years. Strong penalties, up to and including the penalty of death, are incurred by those who commit this heinous crime. Yet, strangely, despite murder’s high illegality, there were in 2011 over 12,000 of them committed! The largest number of murders were in 1991, with nearly 25,000 of these frowned-upon unlawful incidents. It is difficult to imagine a penalty more severe than death, so it remains a curiosity that so many murderers are found when such strong laws are in place. Perhaps this scourge can be eliminated...
  • Roger Ebert: Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery

    01/16/2013 9:12:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 67 replies
    We've already heard Constitutional scholar Matthew Modine opine on the Second Amendment this week. Now, it's film critic Roger Ebert's turn. And the Thumbs Up pioneer offers an even daffier version of U.S history than the "Vision Quest" star.
  • MPs urge Cameron to ditch EU status quo

    01/16/2013 9:10:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 16 January 2013
    A caucus of euroskeptic Conservative MPs has issued a manifesto today (16 January), two days before Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make a landmark speech on Europe, stating that “the status quo is no longer an option” and demanding “a new and different relationship” with the European Union. The Fresh Start group of Conservative backbenchers—numbering nearly 100 of the party’s 304 deputies—sets out proposals to repatriate legislative powers to the UK and cut Britain’s bill for EU membership by billions of pounds a year. … The MPs also raised the possibility of the UK withholding funds for EU...
  • Celebrate Gun Appreciation Day, Saturday, 1-19, In North Central Ohio -- VANITY

    01/16/2013 9:06:31 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 4 replies
    Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party ^ | 1-16-2013 | bimboeruption
    This article came from one of the local papers. MANSFIELD — The Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association will have a rally in support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and to celebrate Gun Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Central Park Gazebo, at Main Street and Park Avenue. There will be special speakers. For details, go to www.bloodofpatriots.org.
  • Petition to Create "Gun-Free Zones" Around President, VP and their Families Reaches 25,000!

    01/16/2013 8:58:27 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 32 replies
    White House web site ^ | January 16, 2013 | self / White House web site
    The petition has reached 25,000 signatures. (And yes, the screen shot is real - I happened upon it at exactly the magic number!)
  • Gun Appreciation Day - March on Denver Capitol

    01/16/2013 8:51:04 PM PST · by Washi · 4 replies
    Gun and Game ^ | January 10, 2013 | pcman312
    As many of you know, the first Gun Appreciation Day has been set for January 19th. The organizers want you to go out to your local gun range, gun store, gun show and show support for gun rights around the country. I think that this should be taken a step further and we should make it a march on each state capitol in the US. To that end, to all people in the state of Colorado, I hereby invite you to join me at the gun rights march at the Denver Capitol Building on January 19th at 11AM. I have...
  • WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning’s motives are no defense, judge rules

    01/16/2013 8:49:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:03AM GMT 17 Jan 2013
    A US military judge ruled Wednesday that Bradley Manning’s motive for allegedly leaking a huge cache of secret files to WikiLeaks is no defense against the long list of charges he faces. Manning, an army private who was arrested in May 2010 while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, faces trial in June for passing diplomatic cables and war logs to the anti-secrecy website run by Julian Assange. Manning’s lawyers had argued that evidence should be heard at trial about why the soldier chose to illicitly transmit the confidential documents to WikiLeaks, but the request was largely thrown out....
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania hospital to stop baby deliveries (obamacare)

    01/16/2013 8:44:16 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Pregnant women in one southwestern Pennsylvania town will soon need to look elsewhere to deliver their babies, after a local hospital announced it will end the practice in March -- blaming ObamaCare in part for the decision. The Windber Medical Center will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can't afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms. In a lengthy statement posted to its website Wednesday, the hospital cited several reasons for the decision -- including a claim that the...
  • Len Tillem Show outrageous comment...

    01/16/2013 8:08:49 PM PST · by Axenolith · 27 replies
    I was driving home this afternoon and had the Len Tillem show on (advice show from a lawyer). Note in podcast at 15:45 (today, 1-16-13), he's admonishing a caller not to get confrontive because "people can have guns on them" and then he says "There's loonies out there... shooting up schools... and THE NRA IS TELLING THEM IT'S A GOOD IDEA" [emphasis mine).
  • Man accused of luring teen girl with drugs, free tattoo (ILLEGAL alien)

    01/16/2013 7:59:45 PM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/16/2013 | SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    DANA POINT – A 29-year-old man lured a 14-year-old girl with the prospect of drugs, alcohol and a free tattoo to get her to go to his Mission Viejo home, authorities allege. The tattoo artist, who worked at a shop near Fourth and Bush Streets in Santa Ana, is accused of having "highly inappropriate contact and sexual advances" toward the teen and her friend, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.((snip))After the incident was reported, investigators learned Nieves-Vera had been deported after he had been arrested by Murrieta police in 2004 on suspicion of child annoyance....
  • France begins ground offensive in Mali

    01/16/2013 7:28:53 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 39 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 16 January 2013 | Aman Sethi
    A week after French aircraft rushed to the aid of a defeated and demoralised Malian army, French ground forces have begun fighting alongside the Malian army in Diabaly, a town 350 km north of capital Bamako. Since last year, northern Mali has been overrun by Islamist rebels organised under the banners of the Ansar Dine, the Movement for Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Last Friday, France sent in jets, helicopter gunships, and special forces to Central Mali as Islamist rebels advanced till 50 km from a major military base in Sevare, and captured...
  • Immigration activist who’s a leader in Dream Act movement joins Arizona congresswoman’s staff

    01/16/2013 7:11:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | , January 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    Immigration activist who’s a leader in Dream Act movement joins Arizona congresswoman’s staff PHOENIX — An immigration activist who’s one of the leaders of the Dream Act movement is joining the staff of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as a district outreach director.
  • U.S. Military Stops Sending Detainees to Some Afghan Prisons on Rights Fears

    01/16/2013 7:05:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | By ROD NORDLAND and THOM SHANKER
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The American military has suspended the transfer of detainees to some Afghan prisons out of concern over continuing human rights abuses and torture, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said Wednesday in response to questions about the subject. In addition, the American-led coalition said that it had asked the Afghan government to investigate allegations of torture by Afghan Local Police units that have been trained and advised by American Special Operations forces. The moves were a setback on detention issues that have created tension between the countries, and on years of international efforts to promote humane treatment...
  • Sixty Percent of Young Americans Plan to Purchase Firearms, Study Reveals

    01/16/2013 6:58:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Campus Reform.org ^ | Januar 16, 2013 | Scott Greer
    Sixty percent of high school and college students say they plan on owning guns at a later stage in life, an academic study from American University revealed on Monday. According to a brand new study, sixty percent of young Americans plan on purchasing firearms in the future. According to the study, about 40 percent of the American students surveyed said they definitely planned to own firearms once they had established their own households. Another 20 percent said they were “contemplating” owning guns. Those findings were part of a broader study conducted by American University professor Jennifer L. Lawless and Loyola...
  • The Letter Blew Away

    01/16/2013 6:51:48 PM PST · by palmer · 63 replies
    vanity ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | palmer
    "I was going to write my Congressman but there was a sudden gust of wind and the letter blew away." Make sense? How about: this: "I lost my firearms in a (insert overused unfunny cliche) accident so I no longer exercise my Second Amendment rights." In other words, I'll just pretend to not be armed until some ill-defined time in the future, and then I'll get out my firearms, and do some practice since I won't have had any for years and then... ?? Maybe at that point I'll find my pen and some more paper and ???
  • The Wages of Unemployment

    01/16/2013 6:47:05 PM PST · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2013 | Richard Vedder
    From the mid-17th century to the late 20th century, the American economy grew roughly 3.5% a year. That growth rate has since declined significantly. When the final figures are in for 2012, the annual rate of real output growth for the first dozen years of this century is likely to be about 1.81%. What accounts for the slowdown? An important part of the answer is simple: Americans aren't working as much today. And this trend reflects more than the recession and sluggish economy of the past few years. The national income accounts suggest that about 70% of U.S. output is...
  • Homicide rates have dropped steadily in U.S.

    01/16/2013 6:41:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 December 2012 | Neely Tucker
    The national homicide rate for 2011 was 4.8 per 100,000 citizens — less than half of what it was in the early years of the Great Depression, when it peaked before falling precipitously before World War II. The peak in modern times of 10.2 was in 1980, as recorded by national criminal statistics. “We’re at as low a place as we’ve been in the past 100 years,” says Randolph Roth, professor of history at Ohio State University and author of this year’s “American Homicide,” a landmark study of the history of killing in the United States. “The rate oscillates between...
  • The U.S. Firearms Industry: Inside the Numbers

    01/16/2013 6:41:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Here’s a look at the numbers: The U.S. firearms industry's economic impact is $32 billion. To put that in perspective, that’s about the same size as the U.S. organic industry and more than the budget of Nigeria. It’s grown from a $19 billion business in 2008 and appears to be accelerating at a quick clip. Background checks for gun buyers increased nearly 60% from December 2011 to December 2012. The FBI has already recorded 16.5 million background checks from Jan. 1, 2012 to November 2012 – the most on record. There are 51,000 gun shops in America, according to the...
  • L.A. Mayor: Keep “Non-Serious Criminal” Aliens in U.S.—It Will Make Us Safer

    01/16/2013 6:37:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 15, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, said the federal government should stop deporting “non-serious criminal” aliens as a means of making the nation safer. “It is time to put an end to the practice of deporting non-serious criminals,” said Villaraigosa. “Our neighborhoods will be safer and our families will be more secure.” …
  • Alabama Supreme Court: “Unborn Children Are Persons With Rights”

    01/16/2013 6:32:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    The Alabama Supreme Court ruled in a case on Friday that “unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law.” The case involved two women who had been charged under a “chemical endangerment” law because they had ingested illegal drugs—one, cocaine, and the second, methamphetamine—while pregnant. … In its concluding remarks, the Alabama Supreme Court said: “The decision of this Court today is in keeping with the widespread legal recognition that unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law. Today, the only major area in which unborn children are denied legal protection is...
  • A Letter to the President...from the most defenseless child.

    01/16/2013 6:26:25 PM PST · by ealgeone · 27 replies
    Vanity | 01-16-12 | Self
    Dear Mr. President: I'm writing this letter to you from Heaven. You see, my mom had an abortion when I was eight months old and in her womb. I really thought I was safe there. It was warm and I could hear my mom's voice. I was so looking forward to seeing her face. I don't know what I did to make her want to have an abortion. I'm sorry if I made her mad. Would you do something to help other children like me be safe while I'm in mommy's tummy? I don't even know my name.
  • An Oil Town Where Men Are Many, and Women Are Hounded

    01/16/2013 6:24:45 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 2013 | JOHN ELIGON
    On a dance floor in Williston, N.D., where single men say there are not enough single women. WILLISTON, N.D. — Christina Knapp and a friend were drinking shots at a bar in a nearby town several weeks ago when a table of about five men called them over and made an offer. They would pay the women $3,000 to strip naked and serve them beer at their house while they watched mixed martial arts fights on television. Ms. Knapp, 22, declined, but the men kept raising the offer, reaching $7,000. “I said I make more money doing my job than...
  • Marco Rubio:The President Doesn't Have the Guts To Admit He Doesn't Believe in 2nd Amendment

    01/16/2013 6:09:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    Marco Rubio had this to say on Barack Obama's 23 gun control actions. "I actually believe the president doesn't have the guts to admit he doesn't believe in the Second Amendment."
  • Hitler Honored in Upscale Istanbul Mall

    01/16/2013 6:06:29 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 14 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 15, 2013 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    People who have been paying attention know that relations between Israel and Turkey have been eroding, but not many realize that Turkey is now not only openly hostile to the Jewish State, but also to the Jewish people. On Friday, January 11, a Turkish citizen took a picture to show exactly how belligerent Turkey has become. The picture is of a huge poster with the words, “Who Would You Like to Meet if You Could?” and the last name, and only photograph, is of Adolf Hitler. The other choices include Suleiman I, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Napolean Bonaparte, the Beatles, Elvis...
  • The Ugly Side of the Southern Belle

    01/16/2013 6:05:31 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 15, 2013 | Blain Roberts
    From 1921, when the contest began in Atlantic City, through World War II, only one woman representing a former Confederate state won the competition. Then, beginning in 1947, when a woman from Memphis earned the top honor, the fortunes of Southern contestants rose precipitously. From 1950 to 1963, seven southerners were crowned (each served the following year), including back-to-back wins by Mississippians in 1958 and 1959 — though southerners made up only one-fifth of the possible winners. These were, of course, the years when black Southerners opened a full-scale campaign against Jim Crow, prompting a bitter backlash by white Southerners....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 17 January 2013

    01/16/2013 6:03:06 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MARINE FOR A DAY Jorge Solis, 5, shows Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin Maple the challenge coins he received during his tour of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012. Solis, who has retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer, wished to be a Marine for a day. Maple is kennel master at the K-9 kennels on the Marine base. U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jovane Henry Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-16-13

    01/16/2013 6:00:10 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-16-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Senate Democrats hold key to passage of gun legislation

    01/16/2013 5:52:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2013 | Dana Bash
    Unlike most issues these days that divide along party lines, the immediate fate of President Obama's new gun proposals will depend not as much on Republicans as his fellow Democrats in the Senate. Senate Democratic leadership sources tell CNN that passing any new legislation will be extremely difficult because more than a dozen vulnerable Democrats from conservative states will probably resist much of what the president is pushing. These Democratic sources say the most likely legislation to pass will be strengthening background checks, since it is the least overt form of gun control and it also appeals to gun rights...
  • Gun industry thrives in face of ban proposal

    01/16/2013 5:48:34 PM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/16/2013 | Aaron Smith
    Gun stocks rose Wednesday, even as President Obama called on Congress to pass an assault weapon ban. The stock prices for Smith & Wesson Holding Co. (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR) rose about 4%. The stock for Sturm, Ruger has risen 13% in the month since the shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 20 children and six educators dead. Retailers that specialize in guns have also done well. The stock price for Cabela's (CAB) surged 6% on Wednesday and has gained 20% over the last month. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS, Fortune 500) notched up slightly,...
  • Email from Joe Biden

    01/16/2013 5:32:06 PM PST · by Greystoke · 34 replies
    Hello Today President Obama announced a plan to help protect our kids and communities from gun violence. You're going to hear a lot about it, but I wanted to make sure you got a chance to get the facts, straight from me.
  • Transgender Woman Who Deserted Marines 31 Years Ago Gets Honorable Discharge

    01/16/2013 5:17:07 PM PST · by Salman · 58 replies
    Home Post ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | Beth Ford Roth
    A transgender woman named Elizabeth Tremblay, who deserted the Marines 31 years ago when she was Pvt. Donald Tremblay, learned today she will get a discharge "with honorable conditions." ... I've posted video up top of the interview Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal reporter Daryn Slover conducted with Tremblay before she learned she would get her honorable discharge.
  • Krugman: More Government Spending Would Revive Economy in Two Years

    01/16/2013 5:11:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 16, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Paul Krugman, a liberal economist and New York Times columnist, said increased government spending is key to economic recovery. During an interview on Friday on “Moyers & Company,” on PBS, Bill Moyers asked, “And you argue that this could actually be solved in two years?” …