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  • Up to twelve Britains "dead or injured" in oil plant hostage crisis

    01/18/2013 6:23:13 AM PST · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 17, 2012 | By Tim Shipman, David Williams, Martin Robinson and Matt Chorley
    PM says in Commons statement the crisis is still 'ongoing' and the giant BP compound is not secure(snip) David Cameron revealed that 'less than 30' British workers are unaccounted for as he gave terrifying details of the 'ongoing' hostage crisis in the Saharan desert. It is now understood that 12 Britons are among the casualties.(snip) Algerian sources said this afternoon 573 of total 650 hostages now free, including 77 of 132 foreign nationals, meaning the whereabouts of 55 foreigners are still unknown.
  • Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Bed Bath & Beyond Stabbing (NJ; Perp photo at link...)

    01/18/2013 6:22:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Middletown Patch ^ | 1/18/19 | Christina Johnson
    Update, 7 a.m.: WCBS identified the victim as Kerri Dalton and said her lungs were punctured during the attack. The report lists her in stable condition. -- Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, of Middletown is being held at the county jail on $1 million bail after being charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Haynes allegedly stabbed a 29-year old Keansburg woman inside the Bed Bath & Beyond store at 1515 Route 35, at Harmony Road on Thursday.
  • THE LETTER OF THE LAW AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW

    01/18/2013 6:17:30 AM PST · by shortstop · 13 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/18/13 | bob Lonsberry
    This is about the spirit of the law, and the letter of the law. Namely, some early thoughts on how to obey the letter of the Cuomo gun ban while simultaneously spitting in the face of the spirit of the law and confounding it at every turn. The first step is realizing what the people behind this law are really after. The claim that it is a response to the attack at Sandy Hook elementary school is, of course, dishonest. This isn’t about protecting children, it is about exploiting them, and their murder, to advance the political agenda of the...
  • Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

    01/18/2013 6:13:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend, That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob. But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues." When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets. When Colin Powell was on "Meet...
  • Liberals have no shame at all

    01/18/2013 6:00:11 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Welcome to the world of “reality TV politics” — or maybe the right word is unreality. Call it “Liberals Unleashed — 2013!” As hungry for your cash as a “Walking Dead” zombie, as math-challenged as Honey Boo Boo’s mom in a dollar store, and as self-serving as the worst “Bridezilla.” After six years of exploding state spending and steady tax hikes, is Gov. Deval Patrick even a little embarrassed about pushing a $2.8 billion-per-year income and business tax increase? Not a bit. President Obama, having jacked up the debt by almost 60 percent in just four years announces it’s time...
  • Pro-Life Group Warns About Girl Scouts-Planned Parenthood Ties

    01/18/2013 5:53:57 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    A state pro-life group in Missouri is warning pro-life advocates to be careful of the connections between the Girl Scouts organization and the largest abortion business in the nation.For years, pro-life groups have exposed the links between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. Now, Missouri Right to Life says that link bears more attention as pro-life citizens across the country have become increasingly concerned about the connections.“After careful examination and consideration, the board of Missouri Right to Life has voted to issue the following policy statement,” Missouri Right to Life tells LifeNews. “Because Girl Scouts USA promotes, both directly and...
  • Obama’s Psycho Job Phobia

    01/18/2013 5:52:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | John Ransom
    Good news everyone: Jobless claims on a weekly basis fell to a five-year low according to the Labor Department. Bad news everyone: Yet still more people remain jobless. And why is that? Because Obama doesn’t care about jobs. When you reckon out the newest jobless figures using the Obama’s best calculus, the weekly decline doesn’t mean that fewer people are unemployed. That would be asking way too much from an administration that seems phobic about private-sector job creation. “Applications for jobless benefits decreased by 37,000 to 335,000 in the week ended Jan. 12, the lowest level since the period ended...
  • Fast and Furious Gun Found at Murder Scene Was Purchased By Embattled ATF Supervisor

    01/18/2013 5:46:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | By Katie Pavlich
    January 18, 2013 Fast and Furious Gun Found at Murder Scene Was Purchased By Embattled ATF Supervisor By Katie Pavlich 12/19/2012 A Fast and Furious gun found at the murder scene of Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Flores, appears to have been purchased by embattled ATF supervisor George Gillett. Flores was used as a human shield before she was shot and killed by Mexican cartels during a shootout with the Mexican military. According to documents obtained by Senator Chuck Grassley, it appears Gillett purchased a number of different firearms at a gun dealership in Phoenix as part of Operation Fast...
  • Neo-Communism Out of the Closet

    01/18/2013 5:25:46 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-17-2013 | David Horowitz - Review & Commentary
    January 17, 2013 Neo-Communism Out of the Closet by David Horowitz Oliver StoneÂ’s Untold History of the United States is a ludicrous encapsulation of the KremlinÂ’s view of the Cold War, amplified by the Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, Hamas version of the post-Communist decades. Indeed, America is portrayed by the Stone-Kuznick author-team as such an evil force in the events of the last 75 years, they evoke overt sympathy for the Germans and the Japanese during World War II, as well as for Stalin himself, and then for really any self-declared enemy of the United States,...
  • Krugman: The Dwindling Deficit

    01/18/2013 4:51:24 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 1-17-2013 | Paul Krugman
    It’s hard to turn on your TV or read an editorial page these days without encountering someone declaring, with an air of great seriousness, that excessive spending and the resulting budget deficit is our biggest problem. Such declarations are rarely accompanied by any argument about why we should believe this; it’s supposed to be part of what everyone knows. This is, however, a case in which what everyone knows just ain’t so. The budget deficit isn’t our biggest problem, by a long shot. Furthermore, it’s a problem that is already, to a large degree, solved. The medium-term budget outlook isn’t...
  • POLITICO interview: Piers Morgan (Barf Warning)

    01/18/2013 4:46:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | January 18,2013 | Dylan Byers
    To Piers Morgan, the answer is simple: pro-gun advocate and conservative radio show host Alex Jones was the best guest he ever had.
  • Anti-American Asians Don't Speak for Me

    01/18/2013 4:45:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose "Gangnam Style" music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars. Last week, The Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being "the most corrupt country in the world." The Hong Kong-born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist...
  • Shameful: WH Posts Videos of Kids Advocating Gun Control

    01/18/2013 4:31:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Obama administration has taken exploiting children to a new low. On Thursday, the White House posted four YouTube videos of children reading letters to the president about finding a solution to the gun violence problem (the same kids sitting behind him on Wednesday). In Hinna’s video, for example, she says, “Can we stop using guns? I think if there are no guns on the street no one could get hurt. Bullets don’t have eyes, it can hurt anyone. I’m really scared of guns and criminals around the world. I love my country and I want everyone to be happy...
  • Orders Issued to Seize Citizen's Guns (My title - flashback April 18, 1775)

    01/18/2013 4:21:37 AM PST · by abb · 32 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | April 18, 1775 | General Thomas Gage
    Orders from General Thomas Gage to Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot General Thomas Gage April 18, 1775 Boston, Massachusetts Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot, Sir, Having received intelligence, that a quantity of Ammunition, Provisions, Artillery, Tents and small Arms, have been collected at Concord, for the Avowed Purpose of raising and supporting a Rebellion against His Majesty, you will March with a Corps of Grenadiers and Light Infantry, put under your Command, with the utmost expedition and Secrecy to Concord, where you will seize and distroy all Artillery, Ammunition, Provisions, Tents, Small Arms, and all Military Stores whatever....
  • At Notre Dame, a fake tragedy gets more tears than a real one

    01/18/2013 4:14:45 AM PST · by Bratch · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Melinda Henneberger
    So many tears for a fake dead girl, but none for a real one. The death of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s beautiful, brave girlfriend Lennay Kekua — widely reported by Sports Illustrated, CBS and many other media outlets — was all either an elaborate hoax or worse. And in response, my alma mater held the kind of emotional news conference for the fake dead girl they never held for the real one, Lizzy Seeberg.
  • Israel’s center-left parties fail to unite

    01/18/2013 4:12:53 AM PST · by Evil Slayer
    JERUSALEM — Less than a week before Israel’s parliamentary elections, a fractured array of centrist parties has failed to join forces and offer a coherent alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Divided by personal rivalries and the lack of a shared agenda, Netanyahu’s centrist challengers remain at odds, and two have even signaled more readiness to join a future coalition under his leadership than unite with each other. While Netanyahu has focused on what he portrays as his ability to defend Israel militarily and diplomatically, his centrist opponents are trying to steer the campaign to other issues, targeting potential voters...
  • Gun Bills Posted – Take Action (State of Virginia)

    01/18/2013 4:06:26 AM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Red State Virginia ^ | 1/14/2013 | Kurt Feigel
    The VCDL just sent out the list of gun bills that have hit the General Assembly. Time to take action. I refuse to be disarmed. You should too. If you want to cower in the corner then by all means do so. Just keep your mouth shut while some of us deal with the threats facing this nation!
  • Obama Playing Chicken with American Men

    01/18/2013 4:00:59 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/18/13 | Daren Jonescu
    The Obama administration's current warpath against so-called "gun violence" -- which is Newspeak for non-violence committed by non-criminals with their non-illegal private property -- is a brazen challenge to America's manhood. The progressives have apparently decided that this is the moment when they can play their ultimate authoritarian hand, and let the chips fall where they may. They believe, in other words, that this is the moment when they may be able to break America at last, one way or another. Through Obama's forceful, smug insistence on taking action in defiance of Congress, along with the aggressive urging to do...
  • Let's Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

    01/18/2013 3:56:26 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 11 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | 01/18/2013 | Jack Cashill
    <p>In the last 24 hours, the media have scrutinized Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o's life more completely than they did President Barack Obama's in the last eight years. And that is shameful -- on both counts. The crux of the Te'o story, of course, is whether Te'o conspired to fabricate his seemingly tragic relationship with imaginary girlfriend Lennay Kekua or whether he is a victim of a cruel hoax. Much is at stake -- or so we are told. If Te'o proves to be a willing participant in a hoax, NFL scouts will question his character and downgrade his stock in the upcoming NFL draft. For those who care, Deadspin has some excellent reporting on this story -- better reporting, in fact, than anyone in the major media has done on that other Hawaiian fabricator of girlfriends, Barack Obama. Although I and others in the blogosphere had made the case early on that the girlfriends Obama wrote about in his memoir Dreams from My Father were not real, the major media ran from the story. To see how far and fast they ran, please check out my AT articles on the subject: "What Does 'Composite Girl' Tell Us About Obama" and "Did Maraniss Commit Fraud to Protect Obama." The Deadspin reporters rightly chastise a "compliant press" for buying into "Notre Dame's mythmaking," but in the press's defense, who would think it necessary to vet a linebacker? There is no excuse for how our media have failed to vet the president.</p>
  • Obama Campaign to Re-Launch as Tax Exempt Group [You Now Will Pay More for BO's Agenda]

    01/18/2013 3:52:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/13 | GLENN THRUSH, REID J. EPSTEIN and BYRON TAU
    President Barack Obama’s remaining campaign apparatus will relaunch Sunday as a tax-exempt group to support his second term agenda, a senior Democrat familiar with the plans confirms to POLITICO. The new organization will be separate from the Democratic National Committee, with Obama’s 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina serving as the national chair of the group. The effort will begin on Sunday, the day the president is formally sworn in to his second term, as Obama campaign staff and volunteers gather at the Washington Hilton for an event dubbed the Obama Legacy Conference. The formation of the group will make Messina...