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  • Did gas workers in Algeria know attackers? Some of Al Qaeda terrorists 'were working for BP and coul

    01/20/2013 10:03:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Monday, Jan 21 2013 | Peter Allen and Nabila Ramdani
    Some of terrorists 'given short-term contracts by the oil and gas giant' Five of Al Qaeda operatives were 'taken alive' by Algerian army todayWitness describes one terrorist speaking with a 'perfect English accent' Some of the terrorists involved in the Algeria hostage crisis in which up to five Britons died had been working at the BP plant where the atrocity took place, it was claimed today.They had been given short-term contracts by the oil and gas giant, allowing them to plan their attack with lethal precision. Five of the Al Qaeda operatives were ‘taken alive’ by the Algerian army today,...
  • A song for Sandy Hook: Watch the children who survived(recording of Over The Rainbow)

    01/20/2013 9:55:06 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-15-13 | Louise Boyle
    This is the heartbreaking video of the survivors of the Sandy Hook shooting as they sing Over The Rainbow in memory of the friends and teachers they lost. The 21 elementary school children, aged between six and nine, gathered together to sing the Judy Garland classic for charity and mark the one-month anniversary on Monday. Some of the children had been inside the school in Newtown, Connecticut when a gunman opened fire, killing 20 children and six teaching staff on December 14. The students appeared with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on Good Morning America today. They recorded the song at the...
  • Stranded Navy minesweeper taking on water (Link only)

    01/20/2013 9:47:53 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 25 replies
    This is a Navy Times article, and as of such, cannot be posted, merely linked to.
  • Poll: NRA more popular than Obama

    01/20/2013 9:15:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-19-13 | Rick Moran
    This matters in a political battle and the NRA can take advantage of there popularity relative to Obama with any wavering members. Newsbusters: Despite constant hammering by the national news media, the National Rifle Association has a favorability rating of 54 percent in the latest Gallup survey, slightly higher than President Obama's rating of 53 percent. While those figures are within the poll's margin of error, they show that the NRA's popularity is in the same range as that of the Democratic president who issued 23 executive orders to accomplish goals the gun-rights group has promised to combat in "the...
  • Sandy auditor let go after criticizing state

    01/20/2013 9:00:44 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Times Union ^ | January 17, 2013 | James M. Odato
    Consultant hired to examine Sandy spending says his report led to dismissal. An independent consultant who examined New York's spending for Superstorm Sandy found what he believes are questionable transactions and practices, including poor oversight of the use of state credit cards, orders for a fleet of SUVs and the purchase of iPads that did not seem necessary for recovery efforts. The consultant, who was expelled by the state after issuing a series of recommendations to improve procurement practices, said it appeared from his examination that government officials bought and rented equipment that should have been stockpiled or lined up...
  • The Immigration Saga Continues

    01/20/2013 8:56:15 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2013 | Editorial/New York Times
    President Obama and lawmakers of both parties have begun laying the groundwork for something that is supposed to be unachievable in Washington today: a bipartisan deal to solve a bitterly contentious, complicated problem in a big way. The talk is of immigration reform, a once-in-a-generation overhaul of an outdated system that turns away too many skilled and eager workers, separates too many families and keeps too many millions of undocumented people at the edges of society, unable to get right with the law. The outlines of reform have long been clear: more visas, a more secure border, better-regulated workplaces, more...
  • Al Jazeera: Non-Arabs Should Not Be Fooled

    01/20/2013 8:37:42 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 17, 2013 | Najat Fawzy AlSaied
    The Emir of Qatar, an absolute ruler, and Al Jazeera, have not covered the "Arab Spring" to advance democracy, but to support the Muslim Brotherhood, which is aligned with the Qatari regime. Al Jazeera has as its chief goal Muslim Brotherhood domination. Many Arab liberals and reformers were shocked by the sale of former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore's Current TV to Al Jazeera, a pan-Arab broadcasting system charged with sympathy for terrorists. In 2009, even the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, which can hardly be suspected of anti-Arab attitudes, accused Al Jazeera of negative, biased, and unbalanced reporting, and...
  • Clinton’s Over-The-Top'Fact’on Mass Shootings:1/2 of All US Mass Killings Since Assault Ban Expired

    01/20/2013 8:22:05 PM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    History News Network ^ | January 14, 2013 | Staff
    “Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country.”- Bill Clinton’s over-the-top ‘fact’ on mass shootings SOURCE: WaPo (1-11-13)The Fact Checker:Bill Clinton’s Over-The-Top ‘Fact’ on Mass Shootings “Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country.” — Former President Bill Clinton, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2013 Bill Clinton on gun control: 'This...
  • German Spy Agency [BND]: Geopolitical Consequences Of US Oil Boom

    01/20/2013 8:03:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Much digital ink has been spilled about the oil and gas boom in the US, the result of ever improving fracking technologies, and whether or not it will lead to energy independence, or even turn the US into an oil exporter. Now a “confidential” report by the German version of the CIA, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), seeped to the surface. It sketched out the boom’s geopolitical consequences. Biggest loser? China.
  • Dr. MLK, Jr. Asked us to Judge Mr. 301.81 (Obama)

    01/20/2013 8:01:21 PM PST · by RobaWho · 2 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | 1-20-2013 | Rob Cunningham
    In recognition of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, indelible contributions to America and the world, let us honor him this week with recognition and reverence of his most memorable admonition; “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Perhaps no more pure, noble or aspirational words were ever spoken during the civil rights movement in our country. It would do every citizen good to read Dr. King’s entire 1963 “I Have a...
  • NY Assemblyman exposes real gun control CONFISCATION agenda of Democrats

    01/20/2013 7:59:54 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/20/2013 | The Right Scoop
    In this video, NY Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin is asked to keep quiet a proposal by Democrats to confiscate guns:
  • Tiananmen square activist turned American citizen demonstrates for gun rights (Make this viral!)

    01/20/2013 7:58:06 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2013
    http://youtu.be/miEmIfhfxuc
  • Utah Sheriffs take stance on gun control

    01/20/2013 7:42:31 PM PST · by glock rocks · 39 replies
    Fox 13 Utah ^ | 20 Jan 2013
    The Utah Sheriffs' Association has written a strongly worded letter to President Obama on the issue of gun control. Even though the president's executive orders and suggested legislation don't mention confiscating firearms, the sheriffs seem to anticipate such a move. Part of the letter reads, "No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights—in particular Amendment II—has given them." The Sheriffs in 28 of 29 Utah counties have signed the letter, with Jim Winder of Salt Lake County being the only Sheriff not to join in.
  • Inauguration Posters Liken Obama To Jesus

    01/20/2013 7:35:58 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    fox news ^ | 1- | todd starnes
    Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.” “Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.” “So you see, Barak was destined to be a...
  • Private school enrolment in rural India is increasing

    01/20/2013 7:26:23 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | The Times of India
    For a country that is undergoing huge economic , social and demographic changes, education needs a more resolute direction. Nationally, private school enrolment in rural India is increasing at about 10% every year. In the next five years, India may have half of the children attending private schools even in rural areas. According to the Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2012, released recently in the Capital, the enrolment level for the 6-14 age group continue to be high in rural areas. In 2012, 96.5% of all the children in this age group in rural areas were enrolled in schools....
  • After French Criticism, Washington Drops Payment Demand

    01/20/2013 7:08:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 20, 2013 | By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS in Paris and ADAM ENTOUS in Washington
    France is increasingly upset by what it sees as limited Obama administration support for the war it is waging in Mali against al Qaeda militants, including an initial U.S. demand, since dropped, that Paris foot the bill for any Air Force transport flights, French officials said. After the French went public with their complaints over the weekend, the Pentagon yielded on one of them, saying Sunday night that it would not seek reimbursement from Paris for the flights. However, the unusually harsh criticism from Paris underscored the longtime U.S. ally's growing frustration with the U.S. commitment to the Mali mission....
  • Inauguration of First Black President, Federal Holiday Honoring King Come to Rare Intersection

    01/20/2013 7:06:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Washington Post/AP ^ | January 18, 2013 | Staff
    President Barack Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office on the holiday honoring the slain icon, marking what some say is an inextricable tie between the nation’s first black president and the civil rights movement. It’s only the second time Inauguration Day has coincided with the King holiday. Some say it’s only fitting the celebrations are intertwined. “It’s almost like fate and history coming together,” said U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who worked alongside King in the fight for civil rights during the 1950s and ‘60s...
  • Why Women Can Save Europe

    01/20/2013 7:03:09 PM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    Newsweek via The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2013 | Christopher Dickey
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is without question the most powerful leader in Europe. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde is one of the most influential figures in the entire global economy. The British still revere (or, in some cases, revile) their enduring Iron Lady, former prime minister Margaret Thatcher. And the Finns had a woman president for so long, Tarja Halonen from 2000 to 2012, that some youngsters in Helsinki were surprised to learn last year that a man could hold the job. Europe has gotten quite accustomed to women leaders in government, and as an idea, but not...
  • Falcons fan reportedly stabbed in neck by 49ers fan

    01/20/2013 6:58:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2013
    ATLANTA -- A man was injured in a fight outside the Georgia Dome and taken to nearby Grady Hospital following Atlanta's loss to San Francisco in the NFC title game. According to a report by Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, a 49ers fan stabbed a Falcons fan in the neck with a knife. Georgia Dome spokesman Jason Kirksey emailed a statement to The Associated Press Sunday saying an altercation occurred in a parking lot outside the dome at 6:40 p.m.
  • No, Sidwell Friends School has no armed guards [We Obama critics were wrong on this one]

    01/20/2013 6:49:30 PM PST · by grundle · 130 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    The National Rifle Association is airing a television ad (and has on its website this four-minute video) that says the private school that President Obama’s daughters attend, Sidwell Friends School, has 11 armed guards. It doesn’t. In fact, it has no armed guards. My Post colleague Glenn Kessler, who writes The Fact Checker column, wrote about the issue here and quoted Ellis Turner, associate head of Sidwell Friends, as saying: “Sidwell Friends security officers do not carry guns.” Parents and students say they have never seen one either. The president’s children are protected by Secret Service agents, which is required...
  • Condoleezza Rice Hired to Contribute to CBS News

    01/20/2013 6:43:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Condoleezza Rice has been hired as a new regular contributor to CBS News, The New York Times reports. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes made the appointment. Rice, who served under President George W. Bush as national security advisor from 2001 to 2005 and secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, is expected to comment regularly on national and international issues.
  • A New Anti-Terror Front? Yes, the Government Thinks It’s ‘Right-Wing Extremists’

    01/20/2013 6:42:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 18, 2013 | John Fund
    The world is beset by terrorists — witness the American hostages taken in Algeria this week — but portions of our federal government continue to obsess about alleged home-grown threats from the “far right.”The Combating Terrorism Center, which is based at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has issued a new report on its website entitled“Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”Normally, the center’s activities are focused on al-Qaeda and other violent Islamic groups seeking to topple governments around the world. But the latest report looks inside America itself, and if the center is to be judged...
  • Be Bold Texas: A principled case for substantial franchise tax reform (Part I)

    01/20/2013 6:04:56 PM PST · by manic4organic · 33 replies
    TCCRI ^ | 01/16/13 | Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton, et al
    This report lays out the case for elimination of the franchise tax. Part II of this report (which is forthcoming) advocates for a transition Be Bold Texas! Franchise Tax Report Be Bold Texas! Franchise Tax Report (PDF) away from property taxes to consumption taxes to fund the maintenance and operations of public schools. That report will also make the case for a lower property tax appraisal cap or property tax revenue cap to provide homeowners and business owners with relief from inexorable appraisal growth. Taken together, these reforms would represent a substantial transformation of the state’s tax structure, and thus,...
  • Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes

    01/20/2013 6:00:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/20/13 | Lori Montgomery
    Senate Democrats plan to draft a budget blueprint that calls for significantly higher taxes on the wealthy, oil and gas companies and corporations doing business overseas, reopening a battle over taxes Republicans had hoped to lay to rest with the “fiscal cliff.” For nearly four years, Senate leaders have ducked their legal duty to craft a comprehensive budget framework. Now, however, Democrats see the budget process as “a great opportunity” to pursue additional tax increases — and to create a fast-track process to push them through the Senate, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • China poised to play debt card

    01/20/2013 5:50:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/20/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Could real estate on American soil owned by China be set up as “development zones” in which the communist nation could establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work? That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into equity. Under the plan, China would own U.S. businesses, U.S. infrastructure and U.S. high-value land, all with a U.S. government guarantee against loss. Yu Qiao, a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at...
  • Abortion Insiders Turn Their Backs on the Industry

    01/20/2013 5:45:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies
    CWR.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jim Graves
    Abortion Insiders Turn Their Backs on the Industry January 18, 2013 For different reasons and in different ways, these former clinic workers have rejected abortion and embraced life. Jim Graves Pro-life advocate Patricia Bankeser of St. Joseph Parish in Kings Park, N.Y., holds a placard near the entrance to a Planned Parenthood center in Smithtown, N.Y., in January 2011. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) As Americans mark the 40th anniversary of the 1973 US Supreme Court decision striking down the nation’s anti-abortion laws, Americans remain deeply divided on the issue. There is one small group, however, that has a unique...
  • Cancer-Stricken Chavez ‘Enters New Phase of Treatment’

    01/20/2013 5:38:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | January 20, 2013 | none stated
    Venezuela’s cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez is entering a new phase of treatment after finishing post-operative care, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday. -- Univision channel said on Friday Chavez was transferred from the intensive care unit to a secret underground bunker-hospital in Havana, which was designed for emergency medical assistance to Fidel Castro.
  • The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action

    01/20/2013 5:31:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | BarackObamaDotCom
    Say you're in for the next phase of this grassroots
  • We Told You So (Obamacare is making health care less affordable)

    01/20/2013 5:25:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/20/2013 | Robert Tracinski
    As the Affordable Care Act--otherwise known as ObamaCare--begins to be implemented, we are seeing its first big consequence: it is making care less affordable. The New York Times reports that "Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration's health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers." "Even though"? In fact, Obamacare is simply doing what a lot of people predicted it would. Critics of ObamaCare warned that it would produce precisely the kind of...
  • Cuba's new love for the Union flag

    01/20/2013 5:22:21 PM PST · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 January 2013 | Sarah Rainsford
    'Cuba has been swept by a new craze - the red, white and blue of the UK's flag. The Union flag is now all the rage, sported by young Cubans on their clothes, nails - and even spotted as tattoos, and shaved into the back of people's heads. While for some it is just another fashion symbol, others say the trend began with the London Olympics, which were followed avidly in Cuba and hugely popular.'
  • 'Game of Thrones' Axe Man Wilko Johnson Announces Farewell Tour

    01/20/2013 5:18:31 PM PST · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 19, 2013 | Drishya Nair
    'Wilko Johnson, the influential British rock guitarist who recently played mute executioner Ilyn Pane in the HBO series Game of Thrones, has announced details of his farewell tour, one week after going public with news that he is suffering from terminal cancer. Johnson first sprang to fame in the early 1970s as the guitarist for Dr Feelgood, an Essex 'pub rock' band whose style and attitude opened the door for punk rock and new wave music. Johnson's aggressive style of guitar playing was picked up and mimicked by bands including The Clash, The Stranglers and The Sex Pistols. The farewell...
  • Bill Clinton on Rural Culture: 'All They’ve Got Is Their Hunting and Their Fishing'

    01/20/2013 5:12:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Bill Clinton on Rural Culture: 'All They’ve Got Is Their Hunting and Their Fishing' By Tom Blumer Created 01/20/2013 - 3:50pm It's hardly news to those who have followed Bill Clinton for the past two decades, and it's probably even more of the same-old, same-old for those who had to endure having him as governor during the 1980s in Arkansas. Nonetheless, something Mr. Clinton said in a speech at "a joint meeting of the Obama National Finance Committee and a group of business leaders," which was captured without even being deemed possibly offensive by Byron Tau at the Politico, should...
  • "A Global Force for Good" [US NAVY Marketing Campaign goes Limp Wristed]

    01/20/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    PrintShare This The strength and status of any nation can be measured in part by the will and might of its navy. That’s not an outdated thought; it’s a modern reality. As the largest, most versatile, most capable naval force on the planet today, America’s Navy epitomizes this idea. And yet, far more impressive is what it does with the distinction. A symbol of power, a force for stability America’s Navy serves as an essential force of stability in an increasingly unstable and interconnected world – as well as a vanguard for positive change. Why is this important? Because what...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/20/13

    01/20/2013 5:05:30 PM PST · by mylife · 95 replies
    Gun Talk ^ | 1/20/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 1/20/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lt Col Anthony Henderson ~ January 21, 2013

    01/20/2013 5:04:22 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Anthony Henderson Info from here.             For Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Henderson, it was a lifetime of service and professional development in the U.S. Marine Corps that prepared him to command 1,200 Marines in southern Afghanistan and engage in the most vicious combat fighting he had ever seen. "Your...
  • Leo DiCaprio Vows To Save Environment By Flying All Over The World

    01/20/2013 5:01:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Leo DiCaprio Vows To Save Environment By Flying All Over The World Django Unchained and Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio says he is planning to take a significant break from filming and concentrate on his environmental campaigning. In an interview with Germany's mass circulation daily Bild, the 38-year-old American actor said: "I am a bit drained. I'm now going to take a long, long break. I've done three films in two years and I'm just worn out.'' "I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment,''
  • Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

    01/20/2013 4:53:56 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 21 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 Jan 2013 | Mélanie Matarese
    Many of the Islamist terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound on Thursday using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi. They brought F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, said the security source. The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – yellow flak jackets with brown patches, known as "chocolate chip" camouflage. The garments are copies of ones worn by Americans in the Gulf war. The terrorists also employed 60mm gun-mortars used...
  • ABC News' Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall at inauguration party

    01/20/2013 4:53:41 PM PST · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador's home in Washington and has been hospitalized. Walters, 83, fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said. The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead, he said. Walters, out of an abundance of caution, went to a hospital for treatment of the cut and for a full examination, Schneider said on Sunday. She was alert and was "telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a...
  • Judd taking a look at Senate run

    01/20/2013 4:51:34 PM PST · by Bratch · 36 replies
    WAVE3.com ^ | Jan 20, 2013 | Sarah Eisenmenger
    FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky native Ashley Judd says she is taking a close look at running against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. Judd, a Hollywood actress, is in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama's inauguration. Saturday night, on her way to the Kentucky Society of Washington's Bluegrass Ball she told reporters, "The people of Kentucky need a fighter." Judd would not say whether she has decided to mount a campaign. She has been mentioned as a potential Democratic challenger to McConnell, who is the Senate Minority leader. McConnell did not attend the Bluegrass Ball.
  • Gun rights film project releases powerful trailer

    01/20/2013 4:48:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    The producer of a documentary on the civil right to keep and bear arms has posted a trailer in advance of the film’s release that provides a powerful, timely and resonating counter to the ongoing media frenzy pushing for citizen disarmament edicts. Kris Koenig, Emmy award-winning producer and writer, and founder of Dead Patriot Films, Inc., which is producing “Assaulted, Civil Rights under Fire,” has been the driving force behind an effort to provide an all-encompassing look at the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment, both from an historical perspective and as a contemporary societal necessity. “This film will...
  • Despotism in America Exclusive: Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations

    01/20/2013 4:35:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1-20-13 | Rick Santorum
    President Obama’s announcement last week on his plans to make sweeping changes to our nation’s gun laws by presidential executive order is yet another example of his continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat. Putting aside for a moment the misdirected emphasis on gun ownership, as opposed to mental illness and cultural glorification of violence to curb gun crime, President Obama’s actions represent another attempt to circumvent Congress – a Congress elected by the people but controlled by Republicans – to establish public...
  • White House rejects U.S. embassy report on Syrian poison gas attack

    01/20/2013 4:31:26 PM PST · by An Old Man · 15 replies
    The World Tribune ^ | Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 | Special to WorldTribune.com
    WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has rebuffed reports by U.S. diplomats on the use of poison gas by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. A cable from the U.S. consulate in Turkey asserted that chemical weapons might have been used in a Syrian military attack on Homs on Dec. 23, 2012. An investigation into claims that Bashar Assad deployed chemical agents against rebels in Homs concluded that there was a “compelling case” that some form of poison gas had been used, according to a leaked diplomatic cable. “The reporting we have seen from media sources regarding...
  • Europeans will come as supplicants to the Silk Road Khans

    01/20/2013 4:27:44 PM PST · by Lorianne
    You Tube ^ | 14 January 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    Video/Audio 1:14
  • #NoBudgetNoPay: With Debt Undermining Our Economy, a Budget Should Be Passed that Cuts Spending

    01/20/2013 4:26:55 PM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    Speaker of The House ^ | January 20, 2013 | John Boehner
    If you think Members of Congress should have to pass a budget before they get paid, watch and share the (weekly Republican address) (with Rep. James Lankford) (R-OK). To give Congress time to pass a budget, the House of Representatives will vote this week on a temporary three-month debt limit increase. But if the House or Senate fails to pass a budget in that time, Members of Congress will not be paid. Here are some facts to remember:
  • Mali conflict: France aiming for 'total reconquest'

    01/20/2013 4:16:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 January 2013
    There are now some 2,000 French troops in Mali France's military aim in Mali is its "total reconquest", French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said. "We will not leave any pockets" of resistance, he told French television. France has sent in 2,000 troops to help Malian forces fight Islamist militants who now control the northern half of the country. Mr Le Drian said the former Islamist stronghold of Diabaly had not yet been retaken, even though the militants withdrew from the town two days ago. However, he added that "everything points to a favourable evolution of the situation in...
  • Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show

    01/20/2013 4:06:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 102 replies
    witf.org ^ | 20 January, 2012 | AP
    (Philadelphia) -- Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela's Inc. says it won't participate in what has been billed as Pennsylvania's largest outdoor sports show next month following the decision to ban display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
  • Mali takes key town as nations ready more troops

    01/20/2013 4:06:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun January 20, 2013 | Nima Elbagir
    Sevare, Mali (CNN) -- The Malian military has gained control of the central town of Diabaly, Mali, a key advance in the battle against Islamist militants in the north. The country's forces retook the town without ground assistance from French troops, a military spokesman said. The French military confirmed that it provided only air support. French officials later said Malian forces had managed to push the Islamists into the forest beyond Diabaly. But battles in the region continued to rage. Rebel control over Diabaly was one of the chief concerns to Mali and France in trying to stop the Islamists'...
  • Jarrett: Expect more diversity in future Obama Cabinet picks (nothing but old white guys so far)

    01/20/2013 3:53:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Sunday predicted more minorities and women would be tapped for positions in the president’s Cabinet. “His cabinet, when he's finished -- and he's far from finished -- will have diversity, including women, including people of color,” said Jarrett in an interview with CNN. “He believes he makes his best decisions when he is surrounded by people who have different perspectives and give him their best ideas,” she continued. “And so, one picture does not speak a thousand words in this instance. I spent a lot of time in the Oval Office, and I'm in...
  • Albuquerque Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Teenager Charged

    01/20/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 56 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 1-20-13 | staff
    An Albuquerque shooting has left five people dead and a teenager charged, with investigators still combing over a home on the outskirts of the New Mexico city for clues as to what happened. In the Albuquerque shooting, a man, a woman, and three children were found killed in a home near the city. The victims were found on Saturday night at a home on the southwestern edge of the city, said Deputy Aaron Williamson, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Each victim was shot multiple times, and police found several guns at the home including what they termed...
  • Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Attack (Wednesday)

    01/20/2013 3:24:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    VOA News ^ | 1/19/13 | Michael Bowman
    **SNIP** But Clinton’s testimony before House and Senate panels is likely to be mostly forward looking, said National security expert Rudy deLeon. “What we are expecting to hear, in the secretary’s own voice, is the plan she has to reinvigorate and enhance diplomatic security services," he said. "What we are reminded of is how delicate the security situation is, and how attentively we need to stay focused.” Will the Benghazi attack be a permanent and defining stain on Clinton’s tenure at the State Department? Former U.S. NATO Ambassador Robert Hunter does not think so. “I do not think her image...