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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...
  • Gun-control advocates say Obama is too late

    01/18/2013 3:51:53 AM PST · by upchuck · 14 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    The big-ticket items in President Obama’s push for action on gun control will require the approval of Congress, but many of the 23 executive moves he announced Wednesday could have been taken at any time in his first term — a point that nettles those who have been advocating for stricter measures. “It’s a disgrace that it hasn’t been done until now,” said Richard E. Gardiner, a lawyer based in Northern Virginia. “I didn’t see anything in here that they couldn’t already have been doing and in fact that the pro-gun people have been encouraging for years.” ... “It’s not...
  • Ryan Leaf kicked out of drug treatment center, moved to prison

    01/18/2013 3:50:25 AM PST · by South40 · 33 replies
    SI.com ^ | 1/18/2013
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and other unspecified behavioral problems at the center, a corrections official said Thursday. The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State Cougars quarterback was charged last spring with breaking into two houses and stealing prescription painkillers near his hometown of Great Falls. He pleaded guilty in May to reduced charges, and his five-year sentence called for spending nine months in a locked drug treatment facility as an alternative to prison.
  • New Conservative Strategy, Part Two

    01/18/2013 3:50:06 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/18/13 | Quin Hillyer
    Take small victories; engage the grassroots; go viral before the State of the Union. As outlined in a column earlier this week, Republicans/conservatives should try to outmaneuver Barack Obama and his leftist allies via a new strategy consisting of guerrilla tactics, constantly keeping Obama on the defensive, combined with a re-crafting of how conservatives communicate our principles. Conservatives have proved inept at managing crisis-atmosphere brinksmanship, but we can consistently win smaller skirmishes and ward off societal disaster long enough to outlast the Democrats’ current hold on the Senate and the White House. It’s not that budget-cutters in Congress are wrong,...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t get his python, but he bags plenty of media attention

    01/18/2013 3:32:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/18/13 | MARC CAPUTO
    The veteran senator has endured and thrived in a state dominated by Republicans because he champions and raises awareness of popular causes and knows how to attract press on issues of the day. Bill Nelson didn’t kill any pythons in the Everglades. But Florida’s senior senator bagged something bigger Thursday: the rapt attention of the news media.
  • Weapons stolen from N.Y. home of gun owner named on Journal News website

    01/18/2013 3:32:24 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/17/2013 | fox news
    Two handguns and two pistol permits were reportedly stolen from the New York home of a man whose name and address appear on the website of a local newspaper as a gun owner, police told Newsday. It's not yet known if the theft Wednesday at the New City, N.Y., home is connected to the Journal News' controversial decision to publish a map listing the names and addresses of those who legally possess gun permits.
  • Whole Foods CEO: Health care law 'like fascism'

    01/18/2013 3:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The CEO of Whole Foods compared President Obama's health care law to "fascism" in a radio interview on Wednesday, a turnabout from earlier comments in which he compared the signature reforms to socialism. "Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," John Mackey told NPR's Morning Edition.
  • These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls

    01/18/2013 3:21:40 AM PST · by knarf · 4 replies
    Common Sense ^ | February 14, 1776 | Thomas Paine
    I stumbled upon this while trying to research a matter and I was struck by Paine's simplicity and ... uhh ... common sense.It seems so fitting to post it and I hope I can post daily until all of Common Sense is re-published here ... in the Free Republic Paine so loved and articulated.
  • Michelle Obama Debuts New Haircut [This is "news"]

    01/18/2013 3:05:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/17/13 | COLIN BERTRAM
    While many believe substance should trump style when it comes to the first lady, there is no denying the impact Michelle Obama has on American style. So when Mrs. Obama debuted a new haircut Thursday (with bangs, no less!) via her freshly launched official Twitter account (on the first day, no less) it was sure to become a major style moment. The fact that the reveal also occured on her 49th birthday didn't hurt when it came to creating interest in the new 'do. The first lady's second official tweet showed her chatting with inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 18, 2013

    01/18/2013 2:54:01 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Ending filibuster could lead to Supreme Court 'nightmare scenario'

    01/18/2013 2:46:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Kirsten Andersen,Co-authored by Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's proposal to abolish the filibuster could lead to a “nightmare scenario,” in which “a radical social revolutionary” president could appoint Supreme Court justices without dissent from nearly half the Senate. Reid has proposed new rules for the Senate that severely limit the minority party’s ability to block legislation and presidential appointments. Under Reid’s proposed changes, Republicans would be prohibited from using the filibuster during the motion to proceed to debate, as well as when sending a bill to conference. In addition, during open debate, Republicans would have...
  • School Teaches that Whites are 'Oppressors'

    01/18/2013 2:35:59 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    Fox News via GOP USA ^ | January 17, 2013 | Todd Starnes on Fox News and "GOPUSA Staff"
    If someone ever needed evidence that the agenda of the public school system has been completely taken over by radical, left-wing thinking, just look at what's being taugh at one Wisconsin school. Under the banner of "diversity," high school students are being taught that whites are the bad guys and everyone else is a victim. As reported by Fox News, the "American Diversity" class at Delavan-Darien High School is under fire for a curriculm focused on "white guilt." non-whites, 'You have been oppressed and you're still being oppressed.'" The parent, who asked not to be identified, has an 18-year-old son...
  • Obama intends to go over heads of Congress in gun-control fight

    01/18/2013 2:31:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 1/16/13 | Paul West
    A somber President Obama, launching a public campaign Wednesday for a package of gun-control measures that is likely to face very tough opposition in Congress, signaled that he was prepared to go over the heads of lawmakers to push for his proposals... Obama’s proposal includes a requirement for universal background checks for all firearms purchases. “This is common sense, and an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with us,” the president said, citing a survey that he said indicated that 70 percent of National Rifle Assn. members support such a move. The NRA has repeatedly blocked past efforts to require universal...
  • Despair Inside the Beltway: Reflections on the upcoming second inauguration of President Obama.

    01/18/2013 2:24:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.14.13 | Arnold S. Trebach
    The second inauguration of our sitting president will take place this coming weekend as this is being written. It is a time of great happiness for most of my neighbors and friends inside the beltway, indeed for most people in the country. But I find myself in despair for our beloved country. It is quite likely that a large minority of the nation’s citizens agree with my pessimistic mood. The reasons for that despair are not difficult to discern. Our beloved country is in terrible condition. The awful evidence is easily seen everywhere, for those willing to look. Our economic...
  • Standing on the Graves of Sandy Hook

    01/18/2013 1:55:34 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 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...
  • Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson (Jesse Jr. 's wife) says she will dictate who replaces her

    01/18/2013 1:49:58 AM PST · by VideoPaul · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mary Mitchell
    Although Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised that his first aldermanic appointment would be based on a transparent community process, Jackson all but declared her chief of staff, Keiana Barrett, as her successor.
  • The Marvelous Marie Curie

    01/18/2013 12:29:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Algis Valiunas
    Marie Curie (1867–1934) is not only the most important woman scientist ever; she is arguably the most important scientist all told since Darwin. Einstein? In theoretical brilliance he outshone her — but her breakthroughs, by Einstein’s own account, made his possible. She took part in the discovery of radioactivity, a term she coined; she identified it as an atomic property of certain elements. When scoffers challenged these discoveries, she meticulously determined the atomic weight of the radioactive element she had revealed to the world, radium, and thereby placed her work beyond serious doubt. Yet many male scientists of her day...
  • Powerful Russian (ethnic Kurd) mob boss killed by sniper in Moscow

    01/18/2013 12:24:01 AM PST · by klpt · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | January 17, 2013 | CBS
    One of Russia's top crime lords was gunned down Wednesday in Moscow in what police described as a war between two powerful mobs over lucrative construction projects, allegedly including ones for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Police said an unidentified gunman fired seven shots from a sniper gun at Aslan Usoyan near a restaurant in central Moscow — the third assassination attempt on him since the late 1990s. Usoyan, also known as Grandpa Khasan, was a 75-year-old ethnic Kurd born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Police say for the past two decades he headed one of the...
  • Tea Party Sends Message to Governor Palin; Update: Post Receives 100,000 Likes and Growing

    01/17/2013 11:55:31 PM PST · by Bratch · 58 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 17 2013 | Steve Flesher
    Via Facebook, the Tea Party Sent the Following Message to Governor Palin: Dear Sarah:We’ve missed you. We know you spend a lot of time with your family now and are on Fox News a lot, but we think it is time for “Momma Grizzly” to make an appearance again. Who better than you who grew up with all kinds of firearms to get involved again and lead a movement to protect the 2nd Amendment. Since many republicans in Congress are too weak-kneed to stand up to a tyrannical Constitution breaking President, maybe it’s high time for you to come...
  • West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S. (West Point infiltrated by far left)

    01/17/2013 11:49:52 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”The West Point...
  • US minesweeper runs aground in Philippines

    01/17/2013 11:35:25 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | January 17, 2013
    A US Navy minesweeper has run aground in a protected marine sanctuary in the Philippines, the US embassy in Manila said Thursday. The USS Guardian ran aground on the Tubattaha Reef on Wednesday night "during normal transit", it said. The extent of the damage to the ship and the cause of the accident was still not known, it added. "The government of the Philippines was promptly informed of the incident and offered to assist the US Navy," it said. The US Navy said on its website that the 224-foot (68-metre) vessel is based in Sasebo, southern Japan but it was...
  • Model plane hobbyists know the risks of lithium-ion batteries

    01/17/2013 10:52:34 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Craig Timberg
    A scale model of a Reaper drone rumbled down the runway and lifted into the gray Canadian sky, powered by a plastic propeller and a lithium-ion battery. When the tiny plane crashed back to earth a few seconds later, white smoke began rising from the wreckage. “Why is it on fire?” one of the hobbyists asked the other, moments before bright orange flames began shooting from the crash site. The weary reply, captured on video, was: “Battery.” Small, potent lithium-ion power packs have transformed the world of radio-controlled model aircraft, much as they have allowed smartphones to get thinner, power...
  • Sex slave aged 11 'branded with initial of her abuser': Child trafficker 'used a heated hair pin

    01/17/2013 10:48:46 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2013 | Arthur Martin
    A girl of 11 was sold to a child trafficker who branded her with his initial, a court heard yesterday. Mohammed Karrar, 38, also loaned her to abusers around the country for Ł600 an hour, it was alleged. Over five years she was repeatedly raped by large groups of men in what she described as ‘torture sex’, the jury was told. Seven men of Pakistani origin and two from North Africa are accused of 79 offences against six vulnerable white British girls. The charges include child rape, sexual trafficking and child prostitution. Noel Lucas QC, prosecuting, said Karrar – known...
  • Biden: Gun Control 'Is About Civility in Society'"This is about the coarsening of our culture."

    01/17/2013 10:18:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/17/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Joe Biden explained President Barack Obama's gun control measures by saying that "It is about civility in society," according to the Huffington Post. "This is about the coarsening of our culture." Biden, who delivered remarks to a group of American mayors, joked, "As one hunter told me, if you got 12 rounds, it means you already missed the deer 11 times. ... You should pack the sucker in. You don't deserve a gun, period, if you're that bad." Biden said he's ready to fight for the gun control measures. "We, you, the citizens can change the nation," he said, according...
  • Seeking To Harness Obama's Campaign Resources For A Second Term [Obama Campaign Legacy!]

    01/17/2013 10:14:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 17, 2013 | Matea Gold
    Seeking To Harness Obama's Campaign Resources For A Second Term An ambitious new political organization is being built out of the machine that propelled him back into office, with the hope of supporting his policy objectives. By Matea Gold January 17, 2013 WASHINGTON — As he launches his second term, President Obama may get help from an ambitious new political organization being built out of his reelection campaign, a group that could reshape how future presidents harness supporters to press their White House agendas. Run by former Obama campaign officials, the advocacy group will seek to leverage the campaign's sophisticated...
  • Biden to NRA: We 'don’t have the time' to prosecute people who lie on background checks

    01/17/2013 10:05:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/13 | Caroline May
    During the National Rifle Association’s meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the White House gun violence task force, the vice president said that the administration did not have the time to prosecute existing gun laws. Jim Baker, the NRA representative present at the meeting, recalled the vice president’s words to The Daily Caller: “And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.” Submitting false information on...
  • At Least 100 Killed in New Syria Massacre

    01/17/2013 10:01:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Elad Benari
    More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new “massacre” in Syria, a watchdog said Thursday, according to AFP. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came on Tuesday, when the army swept through farmlands north of Homs city, where it said around 1,000 people had sought refuge from fighting in the central Syria metropolis. “The Syrian regime carried out a new massacre on Tuesday claiming 106 victims, including women and children,” the Britain-based watchdog, which relies on a network of activists and medics on the ground, told AFP. Witnesses said several members of the same family...
  • Minnesota base Mills Fleet Farm does not back down on guns.

    01/17/2013 9:34:44 PM PST · by cableguymn · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/10/13 | Mills Fleet Farm
    http://youtu.be/w0o7YgiTFm4 Well worth the time to watch. Points out the insanity of banning a gun that "looks scary" This is my go to man store. They have a sign on the door welcoming CC permit holders and their weapons of self defense.
  • Statistics Show Jewish Birthrate Up, Muslim Birthrate Down in Israel

    01/17/2013 9:30:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 14 January 2013
    Jewish women in Israel are having more children, while Muslim women are having less, a new report issued by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics has revealed. According to the report, Jewish women give birth on average to 3 children, up from 2.53 in 1995. Muslim women give birth to 3.51 children on average, down considerably from last decade, when the number reached 4.74. Druze women have seen a considerable decrease in fertility rate, though the time period included in the report was much more significant. In 1965 Druze women were having on average 7.61 children. In 2012 that number was...
  • Second-Term Reckonings

    01/17/2013 9:19:06 PM PST · by Kennard · 18 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A rule of the modern age: all confident, reelected presidents trip up in the second term. LBJ was sunk by Vietnam. Reagan faced Iran-Contra. Bill Clinton had his comeuppance with Monica. George W. Bush was overwhelmed with the Iraqi insurgency and Katrina. And Obama will have his as well, obsequious media or not. Supposedly fundamental partisan swings of an era usually prove transitory: LBJ’s landside led to Nixon four years later, whose landslide then led to Carter in 1980, whose supposed new politics of humility and apology led to Reagan, whose small government-paradigm shift nonetheless by 1992 gave us Clinton,...
  • Do You Want To Scare A Baby Boomer?

    01/17/2013 9:02:32 PM PST · by blam · 168 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-17-2013 | Michael Snyder
    Do You Want To Scare A Baby Boomer? By Michael Snyder January 17th, 2013 If you want to frighten Baby Boomers, just show them the list of statistics in this article. The United States is headed for a retirement crisis of unprecedented magnitude, and we are woefully unprepared for it. At this point, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are reaching the age of 65 every single day, and this will continue to happen for almost the next 20 years. The number of senior citizens in America is projected to more than double during the first half of this century, and...