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  • Pa. kindergartner suspended for bubble gun remark [government labels her as "terrorist threat"]

    01/19/2013 5:12:49 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 19, 2013
    MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two. Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus. Ficker says the girl didn't even have the bubble gun with her and has never fired...
  • Cardinals mourn loss of Stan Musial

    01/19/2013 5:10:34 PM PST · by Borges · 54 replies
    The entire St. Louis Cardinals family is deeply saddened by the passing of Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial at the age of 92. Musial, who played his entire 22-year major league career (1941-63) for the Cardinals, died this evening at his home in Ladue surrounded by his family. “We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family,” said William DeWitt Jr., Chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball.” “The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Stan’s...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE TREE OF LIFE ~ 20 January 2013

    01/19/2013 5:04:52 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE TREE OF LIFE "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him." (John 3:16,17) One night I was watching a movie. At the end, the cowboy turned and put the name of his girlfriend in the window of his car for all to see. Then he put his arm around her and pulled her close....
  • Pat Buchanan: 'There’s a Lot of Myth About Tip O’Neill and Reagan Working Together. They Did Not'

    01/19/2013 4:53:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    A common media theme since the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in January 2011 has been that former President Ronald Reagan and former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill were great legislative partners despite being from different parties. Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan threw some cold water on this notion on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday saying, “There’s a lot of myth about Tip O’Neill and Ronald Reagan working together. They did not" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Pat Buchanan: 'There’s a Lot of Myth About Tip O’Neill and Reagan Working Together. They Did Not' PAT BUCHANAN: There’s a...
  • Declining birthrate poses challenge to California's future

    01/19/2013 4:23:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    Daily News ^ | 01/18/2013 | By Susan Abram and Matt O'Brien, Staff Writers
    California is losing its children. After decades of simultaneously worrying about and cashing in on its ever-growing population, the Golden State now awaits a new challenge: too few children and, eventually, too few skilled and able-bodied workers. "Kids are no longer overrunning us. Now they're in short supply," said Dowell Myers, a demographer at the University of Southern California. "It changes the priorities for the state." The number of California babies born each year began dropping steadily in 2007, according to state public health records, but the birthrate began slowing years before. From 2002 to 2011, there was a statewide...
  • Germany's birth rate: Low for so long

    01/19/2013 4:21:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The New Age ^ | Jan 3 2013
    A new study of fertility in Germany shows that the birth rate in the country continues to be low, but not because of the commonly cited reasons of the expense of raising a child or the lack of space in kindergartens. The number remains sobering: 1.36 are born on average for every German woman. The cliche of a well-educated, but single and childless woman is still a common scenario. The question of why the birth rate in Germany is so low was posed by Federal Institute for Population Research in a new study. The institute examined the emotional state of...
  • 3 injured after shotgun accidentally fires at N.C. gun show

    01/19/2013 4:18:57 PM PST · by Theoria · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 19 Jan 2013 | Michael Martinez
    A 12-gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot accidentally discharged Saturday when the owner opened its case at a gun show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, injuring a retired sheriff's deputy and two other people, police said. The gun owner, a 36-year-old man from Wilmington, North Carolina, was carrying the weapon through security at the show entrance and was unfastening the case on a table, authorities said. The owner planned to sell the shotgun at the show. The deputy suffered a slight injury to his hand and was treated and released at a local hospital, said Joel Keith,...
  • No reason to panic about a dip in the birth rate

    01/19/2013 4:18:01 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 23, 2012
    I have no doubt that Jeff Jacoby’s concern about America is genuine (“Beware the baby bust generation,” Op-ed, Dec. 16). However, I think his panic is misplaced. For one, the birth rate during the baby boom was the aberration. In the late 1970s, America’s total fertility rate was at its lowest, at 1.79 births per woman. It inched back up in the following three decades, and has only recently declined again, to about 1.9. Most likely, this is a function of the economy, and the rate will rise again. The average American woman wants two children — unchanged from the...
  • The Hitler gun control lie

    01/19/2013 4:14:27 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 92 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 11 January 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    This week, people were shocked when the Drudge Report posted a giant picture of Hitler over a headline speculating that the White House will proceed with executive orders to limit access to firearms. The proposed orders are exceedingly tame, but Drudge’s reaction is actually a common conservative response to any invocation of gun control. The NRA, Fox News, Fox News (again), Alex Jones, email chains, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, Gun Owners of America, etc., all agree that gun control was critical to Hitler’s rise to power. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (“America’s most aggressive defender of firearms ownership”)...
  • Heartstopping moment would-be assassin aims gun at Bulgarian opposition leader's head

    01/19/2013 4:08:04 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2013 | Richard Hartley-parkinson
    A Bulgarian politician today survived an extraordinary assassination attempt when a man stormed the stage and held a gun to his head as he was giving a speech. Fortunately for Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the weapon misfired giving him time to react and hit the would-be assassin's hand out of the way. Before he could attempt a second shot the unidentified suspect was tackled to the ground by security guards and delegates attending the conference in Sofia. The unnamed man clearly had a security pass for the Movement for Rights and Freedom party's annual...
  • Obama Seeks "Fuller Understanding" of What Happened in Algeria Siege

    01/19/2013 4:02:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 | Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama offered on Saturday to provide any assistance the Algerian government needs after a deadly hostage siege at a desert gas plant and said the United States was seeking a "fuller understanding" from Algerian authorities of what took place there. "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the families of all those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Algeria," Obama said in his first comments on the hostage crisis. Obama's written statement was issued by the White House after the Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a...
  • Thousands turn out for gun rallies in Colorado, nationwide

    01/19/2013 3:56:08 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 29 replies
    DENVER - Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully at state capitals across the U.S. on Saturday to rally against stricter limits on firearms.
  • Report: 23 Hostages, 32 Terrorists Killed in Algeria

    01/19/2013 3:52:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    Official reports from the Algerian interior ministry put the number of deaths following an attack on a gas plant in the Algerian desert at 23 hostages and 32 terrorists. The government also said 107 foreign hostages and 685 Algerian hostages had been released. The deaths came as a result of a four day hostage crisis which ended Saturday in a final assault by Algerian special forces on a group of Islamic terrorists who were holed up, along with the hostages, in a gas facility in the country. .....
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Said What About Gun Trafficking?

    01/19/2013 3:48:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 1-18-13 | tim brown
    Attorney General Eric Holder, during a talk on gun control with United States mayors on Friday, said that the U.S. government will consider “imposing tough penalties on gun traffickers who help funnel weapons to dangerous criminals.” After going over Obama’s executive orders issued Wednesday, Holder said, “The administration has called upon Congress to renew legislation banning high-capacity magazines, including those used in recent high profile mass shootings, to protect our police by getting rid of armor piercing bullets, to pass a new ‘assault weapons ban,’ updated and stronger than the one enacted in 1994 to keep military style weapons off...
  • Mali's army suspected of abuses and unlawful killings as war rages

    01/19/2013 3:48:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    guardian.co. ^ | Saturday 19 January 2013 17.44 EST | Afua Hirsch in Mopti, Mali
    ...offensives by Malian and foreign military forces are beginning to gain pace in north and central Mali. On Saturday French foreign minister Laurent Fabius called for a faster deployment of other African forces, before a meeting of African leaders in Ivory Coast. Around 5,000 African soldiers are expected to join the French forces in Mali. So far several hundred Nigerian and Togolese troops have arrived. But analysts link the war in Mali and the kidnapping crisis in Algeria, and predict a possible terror threat throughout the west African sub-region, where a tradition of religious tolerance and lack of security makes...
  • Op-Ed: Do You Know What is Happening in Mali?

    01/19/2013 3:42:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    During the third debate of the 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney talked about Mali and the danger al-Qaeda represented there. The Obamamedia laughed and derided Romney, carrying Barack Obama’s water and continued advancing the fraud that Obama had decimated al-Qaeda, even though al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists had taken over an American consulate and killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya just weeks prior. Surprise!!!! Al-Qaeda in Mali is a serious enough threat that the French, THE FRENCH!, have invaded Mali to fight them there. It looks like Romney was indeed correctly focused on foreign threats, al-Qaeda is not decimated but in fact...
  • Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

    01/19/2013 3:23:13 PM PST · by blam · 84 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-19-2012 | M.D. Creekmore
    Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down M.D. Creekmore January 19th, 2013 The Survivalist Blog This article has been contributed by M.D. Creekmore of The Survivalist Blog. The very idea of leaving the security of your home to “bug out” to the woods has never sat well with me – In nearly every instance it’s better to hunker down or “bug in” than to bug out. I mean, why leave the safety and familiar surroundings of your home, for the open and unforgiving wilderness. For many people this is their first line of preparation against disaster, unfortunately, most will end up joining...
  • 'Be Ready for a War in 2013 and Also Win it', China Tells its Soldiers

    01/19/2013 3:20:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | Jan 18, 2013
    In the wake of increased tension with Japan over disputed islands, China’s soldiers have been directed to be ready for a war in 2013 and also win it. Government Chinese media disclosed this in a report. The report also said the soldiers are being prepared to the best possible level and that they are being trained for the purpose. According to reports, in 2012, no such directive- of getting ready for a war and winning it- was given. The Chinese army has also been told to improve its activities and enhance information and intelligence gathering techniques. In 20th century, Japan...
  • Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for ... pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles.

    01/19/2013 2:59:28 PM PST · by spodefly · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days for issuing a 'terroristic threat.' But her punishment was reduced to two days after her mother met with school officials and had the incident dropped to 'threatening to harm another student,' which apparently carries a lesser punishment.
  • President Barack Obama: Now is the time

    01/19/2013 2:53:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | January 16, 2013 | Barack Hussein Obama
    As a society, our first task must be to care for our children -- to shield them from harm and give them the tools they need not only to pursue their dreams, but to help build this country. That is how we will be judged. And in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, it's clear we have a long way to go. That's why, last month, I asked Vice President Biden to lead an effort to come up with concrete steps we can take right now to keep our kids safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader...
  • Harrisburg’s Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show bans tactical weapons(AR's-now main sponsor pulls out!)

    01/19/2013 2:51:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    The annual Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg is banning assault weapons this year. Reed Exhibitions puts on the annual event and made the decision not to include tactical rifles less than a month before the show, much to the chagrin of those who plan to attend. “I think a man ought to be able to have what he wants. If he want an assault rifle for some reason, to hunt with or just target shoot or whatever, I think he should have it without a whole lot of hassle,” said Dennis Hackler, a gun owner. Hackler said heading...
  • Gimpel Calm Under Fire for Dome of the Rock Comments

    01/19/2013 2:43:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    The head of the Bayit Yehudi, Naftali Bennett, defended the #14 man on the party's Knesset list, Jeremy Gimpel, who came under attack as an extremist in TV's leftist Channel 2 at week's end. "I am proud of Jeremy Gimpel and of my entire list," Bennett told Channel 2's Dana Weiss in a Saturday night interview. The channel's Friday night newscast, a special weekly edition which sums up the week's events, featured an attack on Gimpel by ultra-leftist pundit Amnon Abramovich. Abramovich showed viewers a Youtube video of Gimpel speaking before a Christian group and raising the theoretical possibility that...
  • On Gun Control and Genocide

    01/19/2013 2:39:26 PM PST · by Katechon · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 19 | Karl Denninger
    Karl Denninger just posted this YouTube video, in which he contrasts your odds to die in a genocide versus your odds to die in a mass-shooting. RESIST Young man with well concealed gunfacing fearlessly the Obama régime.
  • PN Bakken: Seaway launches new era

    01/19/2013 2:38:10 PM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of January 20, 2013 | Gary Park
    The Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Co. has taken the biggest step so far toward reducing transportation bottlenecks between the U.S. Midwest and the Gulf Coast, setting the stage for significant changes by mid-2014 that will bring relief to Bakken producers. The 50-50 joint venture by affiliates of Enbridge and Enterprise Products Partners has completed a reversal of 500 miles of the Seaway system, increasing the flow between Cushing, Okla., and Houston to 400,000 barrels per day from 150,000 bpd. The partnership is now targeting 850,000 bpd by the first quarter of 2014 when it introduces a new twin line parallel...
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

    01/19/2013 2:20:42 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 82 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 19, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    General Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are forever memorialized and remembered along with Confederate President Jefferson Davis on the larger than life carving at “Stone Mountain Memorial Park” near Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Spanish property prices to fall by a further 50%

    01/19/2013 1:49:18 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    The Olive Press ^ | 14 January 2013
    SPANISH house prices could drop by a further 50% and may not recover for the next 15 years, according to experts. The Costa del Sol is among the worst affected areas in the country, with the total fall in values predicted to be as much as 75% in some areas. There are 800,000 used homes on the Spanish property market, with another 300,000 having been foreclosed by the banks and a further 150,000 in foreclosure proceedings. What’s more, developers have 700,000 completed units not on the market and another 250,000 still under construction. “The market is broken,” said Fernando Rodriguez...
  • 'Taxation Without Representation' plates on Obama motorcade

    01/19/2013 1:35:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/13 | Kevin Bogardus
    President Obama’s motorcade sported “Taxation Without Representation” license plates for the first time on Saturday. As part of the National Day of Service kicking of a weekend of inaugural events, the president has traveled to the Burrville Elementary School in Northeast Washington to participate in a City Year service project. Three vans in Obama’s motorcade were outfitted with the unique D.C. license plates as the president traveled to the school, according to a White House pool reporter. The reporter said other vehicles in the motorcade had Maryland, Virginia or U.S. government plates. The White House decision earlier this week to...
  • Warren joins Menino push for tougher gun control laws

    01/19/2013 1:33:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Friday to press for stricter gun control and throw her support behind three Senate bills that are expected to be filed next week in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. “We owe it to our children to start,” Warren said at a news conference at the Parkman House, the city-owned Beacon Hill residence where Menino is convalescing after a lengthy illness. On Dec. 14, a gunman with an assault rifle and two pistols killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Warren said she will...
  • Muslim patrol Hooded vigilantes walking streets of London telling women to cover up (Video)

    01/19/2013 1:29:32 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/2013 | Youtube
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  • The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal

    01/19/2013 1:27:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2013
    Bass Reeves, one of the first African Americans to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River, could have been an inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s fictional character Django. Reeves, who was born a slave, arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot throughout his 32-year career as a federal lawman. The fearless solider was born into slavery in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas, and eventually broke from his owner, George Reeves, to live among the Creek and Seminole Indians.
  • Vatican welcomes Obama gun control proposal

    01/19/2013 1:12:18 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 144 replies
    AP/cnsnews ^ | January 19, 2013 | Staff
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican praised President Barack Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence, saying they are a "step in a right direction."</p> <p>The Vatican's chief spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday that 47 religious leaders have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress "to limit firearms that are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths."</p>
  • Mexico Seeks to Limit Amount Local Governments May Borrow

    01/19/2013 12:56:56 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    Fox Business ^ | January 18, 2013
    Mexico's federal government may limit the amount of debt and the size of deficits that states and municipalities accumulate, as local debt levels have doubled in recent years and a handful of governments have defaulted on debt payments. The proposal is tricky to maneuver because Mexican states are independent federal entities, complete with their own constitutions, and as such they may tap as much nonguaranteed debt as they like. The states do require congressional approval to issue long-term debt backed by their shares of federal tax revenue. Local Mexican governments have limited independent revenue sources, relying instead on transfers from...
  • Obama campaign arm begins gun control push

    01/19/2013 12:52:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 17, 2013
    President Barack Obama's political operation began asking its wide network of backers Thursday to voice their support for the president's gun violence proposals, the first step in Obama for America's post-campaign iteration. An email from Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina asks supporters to "stand with President Obama in tackling this critical issue," directing readers to a webpage with a button to express support for Obama's plan, which includes executive actions and legislative proposals to curb gun violence. The appeal comes as Obama for America, the operation formed in 2007 to elect Obama to the White House, transitions from a...
  • Germany creates pile of golden opportunities (repatriated gold)

    01/19/2013 12:48:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 16 January 2013 | Michael Steen in Frankfurt and Jack Farchy in London
    Germany to shift 54,000 gold bars home ___ High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. Germany’s central bank is planning to shift 54,000 gold bars worth €27bn from Paris and New York to its base in Frankfurt, one of the biggest publicly announced shipments of the precious metal on record. Not to make it too easy for anyone planning a series of heists, the Bundesbank declined to say exactly...
  • US representative calls for outlawing 3-D printed gun magazines.

    01/19/2013 12:44:11 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 63 replies
    NBC News Technology ^ | 1/19/13 | Devin Coldewey , NBC News
    U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-Huntington, N.Y.) plans to propose a ban on creating gun magazines with 3-D printers. The bill is still in the drafting stage, but Israel intends to make sure existing legislation includes consideration for this new kind of homemade firearm. Last month, Rep. Israel proposed to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act, which was adopted in 1988 and will expire in December of this year. Israel suggested that the act, which requires all guns to be detectable by such devices as X-ray machines and metal detectors, is more relevant than ever.
  • Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash

    01/19/2013 12:25:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 19, 2013 | ROD McGUIRK
    SCOTTBASE, Antarctica (AP) — Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to Scotland to recreate the long-lost recipe. But not even New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who personally returned the stash, got a taste of the contents of the bottles of Mackinlay's whisky, which were rediscovered 102 years after the explorer was forced to leave them behind. "I think we're all tempted to crack it open and have a...
  • Broken Arrow lawmaker's bill would defy federal gun laws

    01/19/2013 12:17:34 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 25 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/18/2013 5:36 AM | By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
    A freshman state senator from Broken Arrow has filed legislation challenging the federal government's authority to regulate weapons in any way. Sen. Nathan Dahm's Senate Bill 548 says that "the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms free from infringement; that federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans, or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right, are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma,...
  • Inaugural Sponsors Spent $160 Million Lobbying Government [Liar Obama claims the amount is zero]

    01/19/2013 12:07:09 PM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    It's a fool's game to take anything Obama says at face value. There is always a catch. For his second inaugural, he publicly congratulates himself for banning lobbyists from sponsoring the events. Of course, no such prohibition exists on the companies who hire the lobbyists. The companies who are trying to influence the government are welcome to participate, even if their hired guns are not. The corporations who are the biggest donors to the inauguration have spent $160 million lobbying government since Obama first took office. From a report by The Center for Public Integrity: "Chief among corporate inaugural donors:...
  • Is CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman an Obama Stalker? He Wrote President Letters Every Day

    01/19/2013 12:05:53 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Most people would cut a 13-year-old girl some slack if she became obsessed enough with Justin Bieber to write the teen singer emails and letters all the time, but what if an ostensibly professional journalist were to do the same to a politician? This odd scenario actually is not a hypothetical, however. A CNN correspondent named Tom Foreman has admitted publicly to writing a letter every single day to President Obama for the past four years. Foreman's admission came on the CNN website where he does not really explain why on earth he ever did such a strange, stalkerish thing....
  • Newsweek: Obama is 'The Second Coming'

    01/19/2013 12:03:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2013 | Paul Bedart
    How did the rest of the media miss this? According to the new issue of Newsweek online, President Obama, who this weekend begins his second term--the third president in a row to do so--is "The Second Coming." With flattering photographs, the magazine edited by Obama fan Tina Brown holds out hope that in his second Inaugural Address, Obama can inspire and show that he can also lead. The conservative media watch dog, Media Research Center, first noticed the God-like cover. "Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today,...
  • Algeria Hostage Crisis Comes to a Bloody End

    01/19/2013 11:59:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    A four day hostage crisis ended Saturday in a final assault by Algerian special forces on a group of Islamic terrorists who were holed up, along with dozens of hostages, in a gas facility in the country. The forces stormed the complex resulting in the deaths of at least 19 hostages and 29 Islamist terrorists. The Niger terrorist believed to lead the al-Qaeda splinter group, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, is reported...among those killed.
  • Behind-the-scenes security for the presidential inauguration (Lot's of Good Guys with Guns)

    01/19/2013 11:58:43 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | 01/18/2013 | John Miller
    Security for President Barack Obama's second inauguration will, of course, be extremely tight. Uniformed police will be everywhere in Washington. ---snip--- But some of the security is meant to be nearly invisible. At Union Station, two men who could have been waiting for a train were actually DHS Behavioral Detection Officers who blend into the crowd. Trained to look for suspicious behavior among passengers, they were in communication with teams of armed TSA officers.
  • Two people injured in accidental shooting at Raleigh gun show

    01/19/2013 11:54:01 AM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 102 replies
    WRAL (Raleigh TV Station) ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:37PM EST | Tara Lynn
    RALEIGH, N.C. — At least two people were injured Saturday afternoon in an apparent accidental shooting at the gun show being held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m., and two people were loaded into ambulances. A witness told WRAL that a gun went off after being checked by an official at a safety check-in location, hitting a man in the hand and a woman in the side. The Raleigh Fire Department confirmed that the Dixie Gun and Knife Show would be closed for the remainder of the day Saturday. There...
  • One Trigger-Happy Democrat

    01/19/2013 11:38:46 AM PST · by morethanright · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-19 10:00:25 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrat Joe Morissey rose to his feet in the Virginia House of Delegates to protest the tabling by that body's Militia and Police subcommittee of his Obama-like gun-control measure. To emphasize his point, he hoisted an AK-47, single-handed, over his head, pointing the weapon's muzzle at the ceiling - like a celebratory Taliban fighter at a traditional Afghan wedding. "... You can take this gun," said Morrissey, "you can walk in the middle of Main Street loaded and not be in violation of the law."In response, Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert quickly rose to his feet and made a...
  • Trillion-Dollar-Coin Fever [Steyn]

    01/19/2013 11:32:02 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Has America’s choo-choo jumped the tracks? I was out of the country for a few days and news from this great republic reached me only fitfully. I have learned to be wary of foreign reporting of U.S. events, since America can come off sounding faintly deranged. Much of what reached me didn’t sound entirely plausible: Did the entire U.S. media really fall for the imaginary dead girlfriend of a star football player? Did the president of the United States really announce 23 executive orders by reading out the policy views of carefully pre-screened grade-schoolers (“I want everybody to be happy...
  • Algeria: 32 militants killed, with 23 hostages [Update]

    01/19/2013 11:27:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    he Algerian government says 32 militants and 23 captives were killed during the three-day military operation to end the hostage crisis at a natural gas plant in the Sahara. The provisional death toll was issued by the Interior Ministry on Saturday after the special forces operation crushed the last holdout of the militants at the gas refinery, resulting in 11 extremists killed along with seven hostages.
  • James Shuls: Why We Need School Choice/ (Math Instruction/ Another Reason to Homeschool)

    Throughout the country, lawmakers have discussed expanding educational options for students by establishing charter schools or allowing public dollars to go to private schools. Yet bills that legislators proposed often failed to gain much traction; in part, because opponents of school choice often hail the traditional system where children are zoned for a local public school based on their address. Some view this method of delivering public education as the model because democratically elected officials control the schools on a local level. Though democratically controlled local school districts meet the needs of many students, they simply cannot satisfy the needs...
  • With New Laws, Obama Calls on Congress to Reduce Gun Violence

    01/19/2013 11:03:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    Obama urged Congress to pass measures aimed at reducing gun violence, while reaffirming his commitment to the right to bear arms. .....
  • School board: We're satisfied superintendent accused of plagiarism 'understands her mistake'

    01/19/2013 11:01:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The board of education says it has looked into the concerns surrounding two cases of possible plagiarism by Superintendent of Schools Carolyn R. Koos, and is "satisfied that she understands her mistake and will not repeat it," board president Louis Casella said in a statement. "The board has fully expressed and discussed its concerns with the superintendent," Casella said. "Superintendent Koos has apologized for any adverse effect this may have had on the district." NJ.com first reported the possible plagiarism Jan. 10, when a letter sent to the district appeared to be a near word-for-word copy of a Nov. 27...
  • Livni Attacks Bennett in Heated Elevator Argument [Israel]

    01/19/2013 10:57:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Tzipi Livni, leader of Hatnua, harshly attacked Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett, in a behind-the-scenes incident that took place just before a televised interview pitted them against each other at week's end. According to Walla! News, the two rode the elevator together before appearing on Nissim Mishal's show on Channel 2. Bennett initiated the conversation, telling Livni she had gone too far with a Facebook status in which she referred to a report that said Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, Yigal Amir, was going to vote for Bennett. Livni allegedly told him: "I don't regret it; I don't even want to talk...