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  • Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico in fight against cartels

    01/22/2013 6:18:19 PM PST · by exbrit · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/2013 | Unspecified
    "In less than a month, they have done something that the army and state and federal police haven't been able to do in years," said local resident Lorena Morales Castro, who waited in a line of cars at a checkpoint Friday. "They are our anonymous heroes." Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/21/vigilante-squads-spring-up-in-mexico-in-fight-against-cartels/#ixzz2IlDpMg3b
  • Tennessee To Rollout Temporary Paper IDs Statewide

    01/22/2013 6:17:45 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Channelr News ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Adam Ghassemi
    DICKSON, Tenn. – Paula Ruppert went to her local Driver Service Center over the lunch hour Tuesday to get her license renewed, but she only left with a paper ID. She can blame it on identity thieves. The longtime waitress knows how vulnerable personal information can be. "I have to check credit cards. I have to check everything, the back of their driver's license everything. Just so I can run a credit card," Ruppert said. "It's important to know that somebody can't steal my driver's license.". The Tennessee Department of Safety is testing a "centralized issuance" system in Dickson, Robertson,...
  • High school graduation rate hits 78.2 percent, highest since 1974 (surge in Hispanic rate)

    01/22/2013 6:13:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/22/13 | James B. Kelleher - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Graduation rates at high schools have improved to their highest level in nearly 40 years, driven by a surge in the percentage of Hispanic students earning diplomas, a government study released on Tuesday showed. ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan said .. he was especially encouraged by the improvement among Hispanic students, whose graduation rates surged 10 percent to 71.4 percent between 2006 and 2010, .. ... Across the United States, four-year graduation rates were highest for students of Asian and Pacific-Islander heritage at 93.5 percent, .. white students at 83 percent, and Hispanic students at 71.4 percent,...
  • Poll to FReep: How would you rate President Obama's Inauguration speech?

    01/22/2013 6:04:20 PM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 38 replies
    KGUN9 News TV Tucson ^ | 1-22-2013 | KGUN9 News TV Tucson
    How would you rate President Obama's Inauguration speech? Excellent, Good, Bad, Undcided
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Is Your Summer Ride? ~ 23 January 2013

    01/22/2013 6:03:13 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know .... What Is Your Summer Ride? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-22-13

    01/22/2013 5:58:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-22-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • France Brings Bigger Gunships, Heavy Artillery to Mali as Militants Dig In (Link Only)

    01/22/2013 5:46:52 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    January 22, 2013
    This is a Wired.Com article, and as such, can only be linked to, not directly posted.
  • Last major gun dealer from Lancaster County pulls out of Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 5:36:06 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 36 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | P.J. REILLY
    On Tuesday afternoon, The Sportsman's Shop in New Holland was the last major gun dealer from Lancaster County still scheduled to attend the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. On Tuesday evening, owner Joe Keffer pulled the plug. "As a member of the Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, I have been working, in good faith, with Reed to find a compromise to allow the show to continue at the caliber to which my fellow exhibitors, manufacturers and the more than 200,000 attendees have come to expect," Keffer wrote on the store's Facebook page. "After nearly...
  • Smith & Wesson pulls out of Pennsylvania sports show to protest restrictions on display

    01/22/2013 5:29:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 49 replies
    Smith & Wesson will not attend or support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa. in response to organizers banning the display and sell of tactical-looking firearms often called assault rifles from the show. Smith & Wesson manufacturers a successful line of what it and the industry calls “modern sporting rifles” under the M&P brand name. ... In a news release, James Debney, president and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said: “As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is...
  • Whitehouse: Syria is the U.S.’s ‘Lafayette Moment’

    01/22/2013 5:27:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/22/13 | staff
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) came out today to the media, calling for the United States to take an active role in the Syrian Civil War that has claimed the lives of over 600,000, half of which are civilians. Whitehouse spoke in favor of direct U.S. intervention, comparing it the U.S. helping the Allied Forces in Europe in World War I.
  • U.K. Rethinks Ties to Europe

    01/22/2013 5:21:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    U.K. Rethinks Ties to Europe In Surprise Shift, Cameron to Offer Vote on Staying in EU, Fueling Trade Worries By CASSELL BRYAN-LOW and NICHOLAS WINNING [image] European Pressphoto Agency U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, leaving Downing Street in London Tuesday, is setting a risky political path. LONDON—Prime Minister David Cameron plans to let the British people vote on whether or not to stay in the European Union, a surprise move critics say will inhibit trade and cast a new shadow over the troubled bloc. More Chief Defends Bank of England's Record Mr. Cameron planned to say in a public address...
  • Do you agree with Groupon's decision to pull gun-related promotions? (FREEP THIS POLL!)

    01/22/2013 5:13:17 PM PST · by rarestia · 22 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Christine Webb
    Do you agree with Groupon's decision to pull gun-related promotions? Yes(34%) No(62%) Not Sure(4%)
  • NBC's Williams Invites Colin Powell to Slam GOP 'Hatred' and 'Nastiness'

    01/22/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    mrc.org ^ | January 21, 2013 | Kyle Drennen
    In an exchange with former Secretary of State and prominent Obama supporter Colin Powell during NBC's live inauguration coverage on Monday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams urged Powell to go after Republicans: "General, there's just flat-out hatred out there, too. There's nastiness out there in the land. There's nastiness between these two parties....Let's especially go to the Republican Party....What do they do to widen, if it is in their interest, widen their doorway to membership, to entry?" Powell seized the opportunity to double down on his recent smear of the GOP having a "dark vein of intolerance": "I've been...
  • Four colleges to cut faculty hours to Part-time status, blames Obamacare

    01/22/2013 5:10:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | 1/17/13 | Brandon Jones
    Four public colleges and universities: Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University, are all planning to move adjunct and “contingent” faculty members to part-time status in order to avoid an Obamacare provision requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage for at least 95 percent of their workers. **SNIP** Teachers’ associations like AAUP and AFT are bracing for the shift. Next week, AFT will host a webinar for its members addressing “the implications of the Affordable Care Act for contingent faculty.” In the...
  • New Zealand environmental advocate launches campaign to ban cats as pets

    01/22/2013 5:04:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his new anti-feline campaign. Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat their last in order to save the nation's unique bird species. He set up a website, called Cats To Go, depicting a tiny kitten with red devil's horns. The opening line: "That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer." He doesn't recommended people euthanize their current cats -- "Not necessarily...
  • State Department delays Keystone pipeline decision

    01/22/2013 4:58:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/13 | Timothy Gardner & Andrew Quinn*
    Washington-The Obama administration has delayed a decision on TransCanada Corp´s rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline until after March, even though Nebraska´s governor on Tuesday approved a plan for part of the line running through his state. "We don´t anticipate being able to conclude our own review before the end of the first quarter of this year," said Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman at the State Department, which had previously said it would make a decision by that deadline. She said the department would take into consideration approval of the line by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman.
  • Help Wanted: Seductive Women to Get Insider Info

    01/22/2013 4:45:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Someone has placed a job placement notice on a controversial online classified ads site seeking "beautiful, sophisticated ladies" to seduce businessmen in hopes of "extracting key pieces of information." .... Let's start with the basics. The legal prohibition against insider trading is not embodied in any specific statute. Instead, the ban is based on an interpretation of a broader ban on fraud under SEC Rule 10b-5. The classical theory of insider trading is that insiders violate Rule 10b-5 by using material, nonpublic information for personal gain in breach of their fiduciary duties. People who don't have fiduciary duties can engage...
  • Couple Gets $75K In Settlement After Arrest For Dancing The Charleston In NYC Subway

    01/22/2013 4:44:18 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Unless you live in the world of Footloose, it’s quite uncommon for dancing to be classified as a crime. But one couple has been defending the right to do the Charleston in public since they were arrested for doing so back in July 2011, and it sounds like they’ve come to a satisfactory resolution. New York City has settled with the couple for $75,000 after police arrested them for dancing in a subway station. From what CBS New York says, it doesn’t sound like the twosome were hotstepping it to solicit money, but were simply dancing together on the station...
  • Boehner Commits to Ten-Year Balanced Budget

    01/22/2013 4:43:45 PM PST · by andyk · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 22, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans this afternoon that the GOP’s upcoming budget will balance the federal books in a decade. Due to the Democrats’ control of the White House and Senate, the possibility of that promise becoming law is remote. But the speaker’s vocal support for the idea reportedly drew cheers within the House Republican conference. According to sources in the room, Boehner made the pledge at a closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement. The speaker said that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the budget committee chairman, will lead the effort. Boehner’s commitment is a signal to House conservatives...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright calls on Obama to promote peace (not satire)

    01/22/2013 4:31:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/21/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the president's former pastor whose sermons touched off a firestorm in the 2008 political campaign, urged today that Barack Obama heed the words of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and transform the country into the world's "No. 1 purveyor of peace." **SNIP** Wright said he hasn't seen Obama in person since 2008. "I think that the media created a firestorm that caused him to distance himself from me," he said Monday.