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  • Boy, 9, becomes world’s youngest Microsoft certified specialist

    01/19/2013 11:06:42 PM PST · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 19, 2013 | Ryan Lee Hall
    While his friends were out playing games, this nine-year-old, was busy writing computer code. Pranav Kalyan, who lives in California, became the world’s youngest person to pass the examination to become an authorised Microsoft technology specialist. Now, the fourth grader, who is of Indian origin, has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.
  • Governor Cuomo Signs NY Safe Act in Rochester

    01/19/2013 11:04:23 PM PST · by Rabin · 18 replies
    governor.ny ^ | January 16, 2013 | Andrew M. Cuomo - Governor
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Rochester to sign the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the power to keep guns out of the hands of potential, felons and/or, potentially dangerous "mental health patients"... New York will ban any weapon without a magazine, as well as any magazine capable of containing a round. Also require, instant background checks on each round ammunition purchases at the time of sale.. The legislation will allow authorities to track ammunition purchases in real time to alert law enforcement , will closes a private sale...
  • Presenting The S&P500's 50 Point Surge Courtesy Of The Illegal "Geithner Leak"

    01/19/2013 10:37:55 PM PST · by Kennard · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 19, 2013 | Tyler Durden, nom de plume
    Yesterday we broke the news [24]of what is prima facie evidence, sourced by none other than the Federal Reserve's official August 16, 2007 conference call transcript [25], that then-NY Fed president and FOMC Vice Chairman Tim Geithner leaked material, non-public, and very much market moving information (the "Geithner Leak") to at least one banker, in this case then Bank of America CEO Ken Leiws, in advance of a formal Fed announcement - an act explicitly prohibited by virtually every capital markets law (and reading thereof). It was refreshing to see that at least several other mainstream outlets, including Reuters [26],...
  • Just don't call him Mad Dog - General Mattis

    01/19/2013 10:28:56 PM PST · by Saoirise · 11 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 1/19/2013 | Gretel.Kovach
    Mad Dog Mattis. The Warrior Monk. Married to the Marine Corps. It’s all hype that embarrasses Gen. James Mattis, the chief of U.S. Central Command, who is preparing to retire this spring after one of the most productive four-decade sprints in uniform of his generation. To Marines, Mattis is Chaos, his call sign and nom de guerre. According to interviews with more than a half-dozen officers who know him well, Mattis is an iconoclast and innovator who strove to outmaneuver the enemy on the battlefield, paralysis in Washington and the “yes, sir!” culture of the military. Others, particularly civilians, consider...
  • CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism ‘playbook,’ officials say

    01/19/2013 10:11:44 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2013 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Karen DeYoung
    The Obama administration is nearing completion of a detailed counterterrorism manual that is designed to establish clear rules for targeted-killing operations but leaves open a major exemption for the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. officials said. The carve-out would allow the CIA to continue pounding al-Qaeda and Taliban targets for a year or more before the agency is forced to comply with more stringent rules spelled out in a classified document that officials have described as a counterterrorism “playbook.” The adoption of a formal guide to targeted killing marks a significant — and to some uncomfortable —...
  • The Bankruptcy of The United States

    01/19/2013 9:53:26 PM PST · by Tigen · 2 replies
    The Bankruptcy of The United States United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House: "Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11.. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise. It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking...
  • Men use fire extinguisher in Gaithersburg restaurant robbery

    01/19/2013 9:09:32 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Gazette.net ^ | January 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Waibel
    Men use fire extinguisher in Gaithersburg restaurant robbery Police investigating Thursday evening incident by Elizabeth Waibel Staff Writer Montgomery County police are investigating an armed robbery at a Gaithersburg restaurant Thursday evening. Shortly after 8 p.m., police responded to a call about a robbery at El Meson restaurant at 615 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. Witnesses said two men opened the front door of the restaurant and discharged a fire extinguisher inside the restaurant, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department.
  • 5 injured after firearms go off at Ohio, N.C., Indiana gun shows

    01/19/2013 8:50:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat January 19, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Greg Botelho
    <p>An injured person is taken from the North Carolina State Fairgrounds after being wounded in a gun accident on Saturday.</p> <p>The most casualties came at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, where attendees bolted -- with at least one woman wiping out in the frenetic scene -- when gunfire rang out around 1 p.m., as seen on video captured by CNN affiliate WRAL.</p>
  • There was no GOP entitlement-cutting plan

    01/19/2013 7:56:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/19/2013 | Byron York
    In the fights over the fiscal cliff and now the debt ceiling, many conservatives were adamant: Republicans should reach an agreement with President Obama only in exchange for serious cuts in entitlement spending. It is the entitlements — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — that will drive future deficits, the conservatives argued, and without real cuts, the nation’s debt will spiral out of control in the not-too-distant future. Some Republican lawmakers have been stressing that point for weeks and demanding that the president agree to “real cuts” before any deal could be struck. But what has emerged from the House GOP...
  • Huzzah: Appeals court upholds Gov. Walker’s collective bargaining reform law

    01/19/2013 7:51:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The drama has long since died down, but there are still ongoing challenges to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget-balancing and public-sector union-disempowering reforms, as big labor will certainly use even its dying breaths to fight for their right to party. The legal battles will certainly continue, but Gov. Walker scored a win when a federal appeals court upheld his uber-controversial restrictions on public unions on Friday: A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerÂ’s contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights in a decision hailed by Republicans but not undoing...
  • Rand Paul hits Chris Christie for criticizing NRA ad, grandstanding on Sandy relief bill

    01/19/2013 7:48:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    I'm intrigued and oddly impressed at how obviously Rand Paul's maneuvering for 2016. First the trip to Israel, then the bill to nullify any executive actions taken by Obama on guns, now this double-barreled shot at grassroots conservatives' new bete noire. One of the things about the elder Paul that some people loved and others found off-putting was that he never seemed terribly interested in ingratiating himself with mainstream conservatives. If you're a fan, maybe you took that as proof of principle, that he was above gladhanding political nonsense towards people foolish enough not to embrace libertarianism wholeheartedly. If you...
  • CBS News Political Director: 'Obama Can Only Cement His Legacy If He Destroys the GOP'

    01/19/2013 7:44:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    "The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat." So astonishingly wrote CBS News political director John Dickerson at Slate Friday evening in a piece astonishingly titled "Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party."Dickerson is no longer interested in Obama trying bipartisanship in his second term - as if that's what the President did in his first. "Obama’s only remaining...
  • Oodles of Single Men May Not Be as Awesome as You'd Think

    01/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 201 | Amanda Marcotte
    Young, single ladies: America is worried about you. You just keep going to college, moving to urban areas after graduation and finding yourselves outnumbering, sometimes dramatically, the available men of your demographic. How will you ever get married? How will you ever go from being the subject of one kind of magazine cover to being the subject of another? Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking. Or it was, until Tuesday, when an enterprising New York Times journalist named...
  • GOP's No Budget, No Pay Bill to Go Before Congress

    01/19/2013 7:41:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 01/19/2013 | David Yonkman,
    House Republicans will vote next week to raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling for three months and stop pay for members of Congress in until the Senate passes a budget — something it has not done in nearly four years. Speaker John Boehner said that the "principle is simple: no budget, no pay," during his closing remarks at the House Republican members retreat Friday in Williamsburg, Va. Details of how the no-pay proposal would work in practice are unclear, in light of existing budget law and constitutional restrictions on changing congressional salaries in the middle of a term. “We...
  • 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
    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.