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  • Why the West Can't Do Business With Iran (Important read)

    01/18/2013 3:53:50 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Standpoint Mag. ^ | January/February 2013 | AMIR TAHERI
    -excerpt- As far as the Islamic Republic is concerned, anti-Americanism may be even more important than professing Islam. This is why Tehran has forged close ties with the handful of regimes across the globe that, each for a reason of its own, shares that visceral hatred of the US. -exceprt- In the dispute over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran supported Christian Armenia against Shia Muslim Azerbaijan. The reason was Armenia's close ties with Russia, while Azerbaijan had become an ally of the US and established full diplomatic ties with Israel. What mattered for the Khomeinist regime was not Islam but...
  • Bullied teen and cheerleader to return to the school where classmates formed KKK 'Kill Katie Klub'

    01/18/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by rawhide · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-18-12
    Bullied former cheerleader Katie Uffens will next week return to the school where classmates tormented the 16-year-old and formed a 'Kill Kate Klub', named KKK. The teenager dropped out of Westview High School in San Diego, California, last September, after the bullies threatened to kill her, harassed her family and taunted her online. One of her classmates who was arrested for allegedly creating the KKK group, Nick Aguiree, was never charged. Miss Uffens then accused the school's principal for covering it up and created an anti-bullying website 'You Matter', to help teens who have faced similar ordeals, while she was...
  • President Obama's gun control proposal (poll to freep!)

    01/18/2013 3:37:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Do you agree with Obama’s gun control proposal, which includes closing the background check loophole at gun shows, banning military-style assault weapons and limiting ammunition magazine to 10 rounds? It doesn’t go far enough 20% I agree with his approach I hope it passes 52% We need to do something but this goes too far 8% We don’t need any more gun laws 20% Votes Cast: 605
  • Whoops: PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Turns Out to Be True

    01/18/2013 3:36:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    TWS ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mark Hemingway
    Last month, PolitiFact selected its "Lie of the Year." Given PolitiFact's dubious record of singling out Republicans for lying far more often then Democrats, you probably could have guessed the winner of this particular sweepstakes was a Mitt Romney campaign ad: It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's...
  • Fresno: Sheriff Margaret Mims addresses gun control

    01/18/2013 3:23:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    abclocal.go.com KFSN-TV ABC 30 ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By Stephanie Stone
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno County's top law enforcer says she's standing with sheriff's across the country- many of whom are coming forward, saying they won't enforce federal gun laws. This comes on the heels of President Obama's new gun violence prevention proposal. 23 executive orders are aimed at gun control. Sheriff Margaret Mims says there's been a steady increase in concealed carry licenses, ever since the President's re-election in November. In order to handle the demand, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office will now feature online applications on it's website. However, local gun dealers can't keep up with the demand....
  • [WATCH] Actor Danny Glover tells students 2nd Amendment was created to protect slavery

    01/18/2013 3:23:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Timothy Dionisopoulos
    The Constitution's Second Amendment was created to bolster slavery and capture land from Native Americans, award winning actor Danny Glover told a group of students at a Texas A&M sponsored event on Thursday. “I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” he said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans.” “A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the second amendment is,” he continued. Glover, best...
  • Pregnant woman, hogtied by traffic cops, for talking on her cell phone wins $250,000 payout

    01/18/2013 3:14:58 PM PST · by rawhide · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-18-13 | By Joshua Gardner
    The pregnant Los Angeles woman who was brutally hogtied by California Highway Patrolmen in August 2011 after being pulled over for chatting on her cell phone while driving has finally received retribution in the form of a $250,000 settlement. According to the LA Times, Tamara Gaglione, 30, was hauled away and charged with misdemeanor evading and resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. Those charges were dropped, however, once Gaglione's terrible treatment was revealed in footage from the cruiser's video camera. It is unclear in the grainy video exactly how aggressive, if at all, Gaglione was toward the cops....
  • William Ayers a keynote speaker next month at the Association of Teacher Educators conference

    01/18/2013 3:13:57 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    The Association of Teacher Educators has recruited Chicago professor – and former domestic terrorist – William Ayers to speak at their the 2013 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia which will be held next month. William Ayers, a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground domestic terror group, was a key figure during the 2008 presidential campaign due to his Chicago ties to then-Senator Obama. ... no specific mention of Ayers’ controversial background, describing him as the “formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.” The online biography also lists several of Ayers’ books,...
  • Compendium of State Pro-Gun Activity

    01/18/2013 3:07:55 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 23 replies
    2013-01-18
    This is intended as an ongoing collection of links to State or Local acts of resistance to Federal Gun Bans. It is intended to include statements from Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Attorneys General, Governors, etc. as well as proposed legislation.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2979603/postsSheriff's Corner: Gun Control (Kimball County, Nebraska)Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun GrabbersChris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid) (NOTE: Anti-gun garbage from Chris Christie.)Oklahoma anti-gun control law to jail federal gun controllers for 5 yearsVA liberal Dem delegate Joe Morrisey waves an AK 47 on the VA House floor (Antigun democRat jackass in...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 18,2013

    01/18/2013 2:50:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 18,2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 2:48:37 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun Grabbers

    01/18/2013 2:37:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    The "Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act" is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature. Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check. The language of the legislation is clear: "Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of the United States...and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma." The legislation mentions the "intent" of America's "Founders" and the Constitution's "ratifiers," and sets forth...
  • Self-proclaiming "shoe-bomber" causes panic in Kanawha City

    01/18/2013 2:25:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WOWK ^ | 1.18.2013 | Alexi Alizadeh
    A man claiming to have bombs in his shoes has caused panic in Kanawha City Friday afternoon. Dispatchers say they got a call just before 12:30 p.m. that a white male in a jacket and jeans had been making threats at the Kanawha Village Apartments. Several emergency response units, including the bomb squad are assessing the situation. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
  • 2 immigrants report rapes by South Texas smugglers

    01/18/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 18, 2013
    <p>MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two Central American women have reported being raped by human smugglers in two separate incidents in South Texas.</p> <p>A Border Patrol statement Friday says a Honduran woman apprehended Tuesday in the brush by agents from the Kingsville station said she was raped Jan. 6 by three men at a stash house near Hidalgo. She was taken to a Kingsville hospital for evaluation.</p>
  • State Police Identify Weapons Used In Sandy Hook Investigation; Investigation Continues

    01/18/2013 2:12:13 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 228 replies
    The Newtown Bee ^ | January 18, 2013 | Newtown Bee
    In press conferences that have been held since 12/14, the Connecticut State Police have identified all of the weapons seized from the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "To eliminate any confusion or misinformation, we will again describe and identify the weapons seized at the school crime scene," Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt J. Paul Vance said Friday, January 18, via a press release. Seized inside the school were the following: a Bushmaster .223 caliber-- model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips; a Glock 10 mm handgun; and a Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun. Seized from the suspect’s...
  • Advocates push idea of requiring gun insurance

    01/18/2013 2:12:04 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 48 replies
    As lawmakers cast around for ways to curb gun-related violence, some are hoping the insurance market might offer incentives. A bill filed Friday in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event that a firearm is used to injure. The insurance policies would give those injured by a weapon a legal recourse, backers of the bill say, but they also would create financial incentives that could reduce accidents and fatalities. Gun owners, for example, might see lower insurance rates if they agreed to take firearms training courses and properly stored their weapons. "Insurance companies were able...
  • A Dude Named Weed Is Trying to Raise the Beer Tax in New Hampshire (Demoncrat)

    01/18/2013 2:11:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 18 2013 | David A Graham
    And other lessons on how morality can affect policy, from New England to the Bible Belt Some people like to smoke marijuana. Some people like to drink beer. And some people like to do both. The amount that they do each depends on incentives -- for example, easy accessibility or higher prices of one of them -- but it's fair to say that for many people weed and beer are what economists would call substitute goods: if your consumption of one goes up, the other will go down, a phenomenon scientists have quantified in various contexts. Enter into this tension...
  • Let´s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

    01/18/2013 2:11:00 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 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.</p>
  • Apply online for 7th Ward seat on Chicago City Council (Sandi Jackson's old $115,000 spot)

    01/18/2013 2:10:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/18/13 | Hal Dardick
    **SNIP** Although applications cannot be submitted until Monday morning, the city put the site up Friday so people can prepare to file, said Tom Alexander, a spokesman for the mayor. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Jan. 25. In addition to the power and influence, the job comes with a $115,000 annual salary, a $73,280 expense account to set up a ward office and control over $176,484 in staff salaries. Jackson told supporters this week she would like her chief of staff, Keiana Barrett, or local Pastor Scott Onque, to be appointed to replace her. But sources said the...
  • Mark Steyn: ‘Screw Algeria’s sovereignty,’ rescue the hostages

    01/18/2013 2:08:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    National Review columnist Mark Steyn wants the United States to be more aggressive in its efforts to rescue to Islamist-held hostages in Algeria. As of Friday, at least one American had died in a hostage standoff near the Algerian border with Libyan border amid growing speculation that the United States may attempt a rescue operation. And according to National Review columnist Mark Steyn, it’s time the United States got more aggressive in its efforts.On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Thursday night, Steyn, the author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” scoffed at the idea of Algerian forces conducting the...