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  • Tony Lee: Palin Predicted Obama Using Health Care to Curb Second Amendment Rights

    01/19/2013 7:36:56 PM PST · by Bratch · 58 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 19 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Via Breitbart: On August 1, 2009–just seven months into President Barack Obama’s first term–former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin predicted Obama would attempt to leverage health care to “take away” the Second Amendment rights of Americans.In a speech to National Rifle Association members in Anchorage, Alaska, Palin said Americans should be “wary” of this “tie-in” because Obama would attempt to “take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan”:And by the way, [with] health care being so big in D.C. right now, be wary when some kind of tie-in occurs. Because it will crop up: a tie-in...
  • Obama seeks "fuller understanding" of what happened in Algeria siege

    01/19/2013 7:20:18 PM PST · by ImNotLying · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Staff journalist
    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 New Cold War in the Middle East

    01/19/2013 7:11:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | January 16, 2013 | Mohammed Ayoob
    Because of its strategic location between the two twentieth-century centers of Arab power, Egypt and Iraq, Syria has been for many decades a bellwether of Arab politics, viewed widely in the region as the heartland of Arab nationalism. The fact that the first major pan-Arab nationalist party, the Baath, was established in Syria and the leading roleplayed by Syrian (including Lebanese) intellectuals and activists in making pan-Arab ideology popular contributed greatly to this perception.Moreover, whichever ideological or political trend emerged victorious in Syria came to dominate, more often than not, the Arab political scene. This was true in the...
  • Man Points A Gun At Bulgarian Politician On Live TV

    01/19/2013 7:07:00 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 5 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Summer Anne Burton
    According to Reuters, an unidentified man jumped on the stage and pointed a gun at Ahmed Dogan, the leader of Bulgaria's Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party, during the televised party congress in Sofia, Bulgaria. VIDEO HERE: VIDEO
  • New Book Claims Journalists 'Swooned' Over Obama During Off The Record Bar Visit Last Year

    01/19/2013 7:06:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for years, there is no objective press anymore - only sycophants gushing and fawning over the political leaders they agree with and admire. More evidence of this came Friday from the Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering who shared with readers some startling observations in Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings' new book including journalists swooning over Barack Obama at an off-the-record event held at a bar in Orlando, Florida, last year: “The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings...
  • Obama Doctrine, Reagan Doctrine

    01/19/2013 6:59:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | James Joyner
    As his second term is about to begin, we may finally be seeing the emergence of an Obama Doctrine in foreign policy. It's one that looks very much like the Reagan Doctrine.In his 1985 State of the Union address, Reagan asserted that "we cannot play innocents abroad in a world that's not innocent; nor can we be passive when freedom is under siege." He urged that "we must stand by all our democratic allies. And we must not break faith with those who are risking their lives—on every continent, from Afghanistan to Nicaragua—to defy Soviet-supported aggression and secure rights which...
  • At least 1,000 attend gun rally in Nashville

    01/19/2013 6:19:47 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    fox17.com ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Staff Reporter
    At least 1,000 people have gathered on the Legislative Plaza across from the Capitol building in Nashville TN to show their support for gun rights. The "Guns Across America" rallies are being held in state capitols nationwide. Activists have promoted the rallies primarily via social media. They're being held days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping package of gun-control proposals. Many who came to the Nashville event carried signs and flags with messages like "Don't tread on me." A few also carried guns. Republican State Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas told the crowd that ".any assault on the Second...
  • Kirsten Powers: Obama Ignores Fox at News Conferences 'Because He Doesn't Want to be Embarrassed'

    01/19/2013 6:08:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Fox News Watch host Jon Scott on Saturday asked his guests why President Obama typically ignores Fox News at his rare press conferences. Kirsten Powers smartly answered, "Because he doesn't want to be embarrassed" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Kirsten Powers: Obama Ignores Fox at News Conferences 'Because He Doesn't Want to be Embarrassed' JON SCOTT, HOST: Eric Ostermeier - to go to your point, Judy - at the University of Minnesota put together a piece called “Fox Still Shunned at Obama Press Conferences.” “A smart politics analysis,” he writes, “finds that ABC reporters have been called on the...
  • Protest The President: TV Blackout on Monday – Obama’s Inauguration Day

    01/19/2013 6:06:14 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 51 replies
    Clash Daily. com ^ | 8 January 2013 | Susan Poper Gordon
    Turn off ALL news and inauguration broadcasts – if you possibly can, just turn the TV off for the day. Let them see that we CARE about our country but we DON’T care about the crowning of the freedom choking, Barack Obama. * Please facebook, email and tweet this bad boy to every Tom, Dick and Harry you know who love our founding documents and loathe the hijacking of our sacred liberties by the abysmal administration. - Doug Giles
  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial Dies at Age 92

    01/19/2013 6:01:28 PM PST · by bd476 · 61 replies
    ABC News and Associated Press ^ | ST. LOUIS January 20, 2013 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer
    Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star with the corkscrew stance and too many batting records to fit on his Hall of Fame plaque, died Saturday. He was 92. Stan the Man was so revered in St. Louis that he has two statues outside Busch Stadium — one just wouldn't do him justice. He was one of baseball's greatest hitters, shining in the mold of Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio even without the bright lights of the big city. Musial won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in...
  • Algeria crisis: Captors and hostages die in assault

    01/19/2013 5:45:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2013 Last updated at 18:30 ET
    Seven hostages were killed by their captors during a final raid by Algerian troops - at least 23 hostages and 32 hostage-takers died in the four-day stand-off, Algerian officials say.Five Britons are feared dead or missing - five Norwegians are unaccounted for. US President Barack Obama said blame for the violent outcome rested with the "terrorists" behind the attack."We will continue to work closely with all of our partners to combat the scourge of terrorism in the region," said Mr Obama.His defence secretary, Leon Panetta, earlier told the BBC the US would go after al-Qaeda wherever they tried to hide....
  • New Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Authorized Storage Depots

    01/19/2013 5:29:49 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    Because you can never have too many laws, regulations and mandates, Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would, among other things, force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, acquire liability insurance, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be stored outside of their homes and only at government approved storage depots. Provisions in the bill include: Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun...
  • Germany initiates gun registry, to barely a peep

    01/19/2013 5:22:56 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 | Michael Birnbaum
    Imagine a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms. Now imagine the gun lobby not making a fuss about it. That’s what has happened in Germany, where a new gun database went into service at the beginning of the year. Until recently, some records were kept on index cards across what used to be 551 separate local registries. Now, law enforcement officials can sit down at their computers and scroll through lists of owners and their guns in seconds. Hunting is popular in Germany, and gun manufacturers are...
  • 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
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            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 · 79 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,...