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  • Mali Exposes Flaws in West's Security Plans

    01/23/2013 9:00:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 23, 2013 | By ADAM ENTOUS and JULIAN E. BARNES in Washington and DREW HINSHAW in Bamako, Mali
    France's attack on Islamic extremists in Mali this month is exposing major strains in the Western world's security strategy. As the French assault gained steam in West Africa, France sought help from its allies—only to find that the U.S. and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization states either weren't ready or couldn't offer much. Canada and the U.K. quickly ponied up three cargo planes, two of which broke down en route. By far the biggest breakdown, however, played out between the U.S. and France, as Washington sent what Paris saw as mixed messages about U.S. levels of commitment to taking on...
  • 53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

    01/23/2013 8:54:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 23, 2013 6:07 PM ET | Matthew Daly
    More than half the Senate on Wednesday urged quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama to move ahead with the project just days after he promised in his inaugural address to respond vigorously to the threat of climate change. A letter signed by 53 senators said Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a revised route through his state puts the long-delayed project squarely in the president's hands. “We urge you to choose jobs, economic development and American energy security,” the letter said, adding that the pipeline “has gone through the most exhaustive...
  • Let's put facts over emotions in gun control debate (How they'll come for your guns)

    01/23/2013 8:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 23, 2013 | Lynn Woolley
    President Barack Obama could never have done this in his first term. If he’d tried to pass a slate of gun control measures such as the ones announced last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would have joined forces with Republicans and gun rights organizations to stop him. But with no election in his future, the president is operating with new “flexibility.” Reid may still try to stop him, but the president has come up with a long list of items that won’t work. We’re dealing with emotion here — and possibly a long-term strategy to — what? If the...
  • N.J. State Police superintendent must answer questions in diabetes lawsuit

    01/23/2013 8:47:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | January 23, 2013 | Christopher Baxter
    A federal magistrate judge has ordered State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes to answer questions about how troopers are trained to recognize and respond to people suffering from diabetic shock, a serious condition caused by extremely low blood sugar. In 2011, Daniel Fried, 47, of Pennsylvania, sued two troopers claiming that, a year earlier, they failed to recognize he was suffering from shock on the side of the road, wrestled him to the ground, struck him with a baton, arrested him and denied him the juice he requested from his van. The first trooper to arrive said in court documents...
  • Clinton Has Talked to Only 1 American Benghazi Survivor in 4 Months;

    01/23/2013 8:39:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, five State Department Diplomatic Security agents who were in Benghazi that day and survived the attack were evacuated from the country and taken to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. All five had suffered from smoke inhalation, and one was seriously wounded. Under questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R.-Wis.) in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed that she has spoken to only one of the American survivors who was evacuated from Libya after the...
  • GLAAD protests Nat Geo's collaboration with Boy Scouts

    01/23/2013 8:38:07 PM PST · by Houmatt · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1-23-2013 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    The advocacy group backed a Change.org petition started by Will Oliver, a 20-year-old gay Eagle Scout, that calls on Nat Geo to air a disclaimer clarifying the network's views before each episode of its new series, "Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout." It debuts this spring. "That National Geographic would brush aside countless gay teens suffering at the hands of the BSA, shrugging off injustice as just another ‘point of view,' is irresponsible," GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said in a statement. "By airing this program, National Geographic is providing support and publicity to an organization that harms young people...
  • Networks Swoon for Hillary’s ‘Indignation’ and ‘Tears,’

    01/23/2013 8:34:13 PM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    Mark January 23rd as the launch date for the news media’s fresh campaign to have Hillary Clinton replace Barack Obama in the Oval Office in 2017. ABC and NBC, and CBS to a lesser extent, on Wednesday night treated Secretary of State Clinton’s appearances before Senate and House committees not as an chance to explore Obama administration dissembling on Benghazi, but as an opportunity to boost Clinton’s supposed brilliant performance. “The indignation. And then, the tears in her eyes,” ABC anchor Diane Sawyer announced before trumpeting: “It was a valedictory that showed her indignation and emotion as she ends this...
  • Climate Change

    01/23/2013 8:31:41 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 21 replies
    http://sunspotshurricanesandglaciers.com/ ^ | January 2013 | Paul Pierett
    Having tired of writing in blogs and having lost the support of a blog that carried my work, I now have my own web page. I opened my own web site on climate change. I wrote it for the average person. sunspotshurricanesandglaciers.com It is not a blog. It is information in nature. If you wish to comment, my email is on my work or you can use the message traffic here. I open my free republic about once a week to see what is happening. I open my web site about the same to proof-read each page. I always find...
  • Los Angeles-area school teacher accused of sexually abusing up to 19 kids ( No biggie to MSM )

    01/23/2013 8:29:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Jan 23 2013 | FNS
    LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police say a fourth-grade teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of 19 students and one adult. Police said in a statement that Robert Pimental, a teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary in the Wilmington area, was arrested Wednesday. The 57-year-old left his position with the Los Angeles Unified School District at the onset of the investigation in March, after working for the district since 1974. Police say the abuse occurred at school. Pimental's bail has been set at $12 million. His arraignment date hasn't been set.
  • Sundance Stars Sound Off On Gun Violence In Film (bwahahahahahahahaha)

    01/23/2013 8:21:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    The Sundance Film Festival isn't home to many shoot-em-up movies, but action-oriented actors at the festival are facing questions about Hollywood's role in American gun violence. Guy Pearce and Alexander Skarsgard are among those who say Hollywood shares in the blame. "Hollywood probably does play a role," Pearce said. "It's a broad spectrum though. There are films that use guns flippantly, then there are films that use guns in a way that would make you never want to look at a gun ever again — because of the effect that it's had on the other people in the story at...
  • Russia sees America’s error, may ban public homosexuality

    01/23/2013 8:21:33 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    One News Now ^ | 1-23-13
    An evangelist who visits Russia frequently believes the move afoot there to ban the public display of homosexuality is because the nation's leaders -- both political and religious -- have seen the damage American culture has suffered from the homosexual movement. Russia is preparing to debate and act on legislation barring homosexuality from the public arena, including homosexual "pride" parades. The country is moving to ban same-sex "marriage" and even public acts of affection between homosexuals. The Associated Press reports that the bill, which comes up for a vote later this month in the Russian parliament, is "part of an...
  • Islamists Kill Nigerian Soldiers Heading to Mali

    01/23/2013 8:19:10 PM PST · by JerseyanExile
    All Africa ^ | January 21, 2013
    Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and five others seriously injured in a 19 January attack on a military detachment heading for deployment in Mali, as part of Nigeria's contribution to UN-sanctioned African intervention force to reclaim northern Mali from Islamists, military officials told IRIN. The soldiers from a military unit based in the southern Nigerian city of Ibadan, were on their way to the town of Kachia in northern Kaduna state to prepare for deployment to Mali, when they were attacked near the city of Okene in central Kogi state, Nigerian army spokesman Major General Bola Koleoso told IRIN. "We...
  • Naked man goes on rampage in North Fort Myers

    01/23/2013 8:09:29 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    It's Monday, and an unnamed North Fort Myers resident is lying in bed relaxing after a hard day's work. Just after 7 p.m., he hears a noise coming from his roof — he thinks it sounds like thunder. He goes outside to investigate the disturbance, when he sees 21-year-old Gregory Matthew Bruni running on his house. Bruni leaps from the roof, tackling the man. Bruni is naked. From there, Bruni runs into the house, hellbent on destruction. He sees a "large television" minding its own business and knocks it off its stand, the website Gawker reports. He then spies a...
  • Iraqi Kurdistan: A Safe Haven for Christians?

    01/23/2013 8:00:50 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | January 14, 2013 | Alan Wisdom
    Iraq's Christian population has been the target of violence for several years.The Christian community in Iraq has suffered great loss in the decade since the U.S. invasion of 2003. Is there a ray of hope now that Iraq's Assyrian, Chaldean, Armenian, and other Christians can find a secure future in the Kurdistan region? This was the possibility contemplated at a December 5 conference sponsored by Catholic University in Washington, DC. Since 2003, Iraqi Christian homes, businesses, and churches have been targets of repeated violent attacks-bombings, shootings, kidnappings, arsons-perpetrated by militias aligned with other religious and ethnic groups. The central government...
  • Syrian President Assad must step down

    01/23/2013 7:52:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Thursday, January 24, 2013 | Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
    As secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, I have always sought to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states, but the brutality and enormous loss of life in Syria has compelled OIC to take a moral stand to aid the critical needs of its people. I am encouraged that President Barack Obama and his administration together with the majority of nations have recognized the National Coalition for the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces in an effort to bring peace and stability. In many years of private meetings with Assad, I consistently advised him to trust and...
  • North Korea plans nuclear test, more rockets: Defense Commission ("Targeted at the United States")

    01/23/2013 7:42:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    SNIP "We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States," the country's top military body said.
  • Help with Texas CHL question (vanity)

    01/23/2013 7:19:05 PM PST · by Feckless · 25 replies
    Vanity | 1/23/2013 | Feckless
    My employer (TxDOT) is requiring a xerox copy of my CHL
  • Foes of NYC Soda Size Limit Doubt Racial Fairness

    01/23/2013 7:10:51 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 23 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Jennifer Peltz
    Opponents of the city's limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test. The NAACP's New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. With a hearing set Wednesday, critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and proper move to fight obesity.
  • UK: Why are vandalism rates falling?

    01/23/2013 7:09:09 PM PST · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | Brian Wheeler
    'Vandalism in the UK is falling at a quicker rate than almost any other type of crime, according to official figures. What are the possible reasons behind this?'
  • GE Capital: More gun control from the banks

    01/23/2013 7:06:53 PM PST · by kiryandil · 26 replies
    Ticker Forum - FedUp ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bud's Gun Shop
    as posted on Buds Gun Shops facebook It's official....we received our letter from GE Capital today that our merchant agreement will be terminated effective 2/18/2013. Although they originally told us this would only affect online sales, the letter indicates they are terminating both online and retail merchant business. We still accept credit cards and ACH/Echeck as well as checks by mail....and also offer our 90 day layaway plan....so we do have several other payment options. GE was just our only deferred interest finance option. ACH/Echeck is the preferred payment option as you can quickly and securely pay online and still...
  • Why Young Women Want AR-15s

    01/23/2013 6:50:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Celia Bigelow & Aubrey Blankenship
    Why Young Women Want AR-15s Americans have the right to an efficient weapon for home defense. Sorry, President Obama. As young women, we prefer an AR-15 “assault” rifle with a 30-round magazine for self-defense. In fact, we wouldn’t want to be stuck at home without one. In the wake of mass murders like Sandy Hook and the horrific rapes and murders of thousands of women each year, pepper spray, mace, or five-round handheld pistols aren’t going to cut it. So what’s a girl to do? When choosing our tool for home defense, we want the best — in accuracy, handling,...
  • Limbaugh: Hearings ‘cleansing of Mrs. Clinton’s record,’ 2008 campaign debt tied to testimony

    01/23/2013 6:49:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Jeff Poor
    On his Wednesday radio program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Wednesday testimony about last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi were designed to help her politically. “What was happening here was the cleansing of Mrs. Clinton’s record in advance of her presidential run in 2016,” Limbaugh said. “Folks, this was banana republic kind of stuff. It was the kind of — you talk about two different worlds and isolation — the ruling class, the political class existing within its own borders, and its own world, and its own set of rules and taking care of...
  • Biden to promote gun control in pro-gun Virginia

    01/23/2013 6:18:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 6:21 PM EST | Nedra Pickler
    Vice President Joe Biden is launching a White House campaign of road trips to promote gun control with a visit to Virginia, a state that has experienced its own school shooting tragedy yet maintains an avidly pro-gun tradition. … Virginia lawmakers have been debating a bill to require that private sellers conduct criminal background checks on buyers at gun shows. The current law only requires dealers to conduct the checks. Some of the survivors and families of victims of the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 have been leading the push for tighter gun control measures. …
  • FL:Homeless man thwarts robbery in Hollywood

    01/23/2013 6:16:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 15 January, 2013 | CARLI TEPROFF AND SCOTT HIAASEN
    Hasib Kuric, a homeless immigrant from Bosnia, has a deal with the owner of the Exxon station on South State Road 7: Kuric can sleep in a U-Haul truck out back if he keeps watch over the place. Just before midnight Monday, Kuric tried to do his part and alert the clerk about a pair of masked men he saw outside the store of the Hollywood gas station. But before he could tell the clerk to watch out, one of the would-be robbers began shooting at Kuric in the aisles of the store — and the clerk was firing back...
  • US protests “State of Palestine” placard in UN

    01/23/2013 6:13:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 6:37 PM EST | Peter James Spielmann
    U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice objected Wednesday to the Palestinians’ latest bid to capitalize on their upgraded U.N. status when their foreign minister spoke at the Security Council while seated behind a nameplate that read “State of Palestine.” It was the first Palestinian address to the Security Council since the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Nov. 29 to upgrade the Palestinians from U.N. observer to non-voting member state. Rice said that the United States does not recognize the General Assembly vote in November “as bestowing Palestinian ‘statehood’ or recognition.” … Since winning recognition as a nonmember U.N. observer state, the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 24 January 2013

    01/23/2013 6:02:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SHARED VISION Navy Cmdr. Jeff Saville tours his son around the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill during a family day cruise in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012. The Bunker Hill hosted more than 180 guests to show them the operational capabilities and life aboard the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karolina A. Martinez Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. DOOR GUNNER A coalition special operations forces member...
  • The Peaceful Transfer of Mobocracy

    01/23/2013 6:01:21 PM PST · by drewh · 5 replies
    The disturbing hollowness of Obama’s inauguration derives from this more subtle form of revolution. All the usual trappings of tradition were on display but at the service of a revolutionary ideology antithetical to them. Obama swore to uphold the Constitution, by which he meant his lawless reading of it. He invoked God-given rights, by which he meant man-made ones. “There is no mob” here, said Republican Senator Lamar Alexander in his inaugural remarks, praising the day’s “orderly” transfer of power. But Obama’s concept of a living constitution is a species of mobocracy, in that it revolves around a demagogue seducing...
  • GEICO: Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled...

    01/23/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by kiryandil · 197 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | sundance
    GEICO Insurance Cultural Marxist Hypocrisy – Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled Because He Is In Firearm Business…. Because he makes gun parts for a living this policy holder received a letter from GEICO cancelling his auto insurance. The letter says his auto insurance is being cancelled because he owns a company that manufactures parts for firearms:(fyi, to insure the authenticity I have submitted a copy along with a request for verification to GEICO via email – we’ll see their response)“The reason for cancellation is your vehicle [...] does not meet our underwriting guidelines because it is used in conjunction with a...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-23-13

    01/23/2013 5:47:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-23-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Egyptian president to U.S. senators: Watch out for those Jews who control your media

    01/23/2013 5:43:25 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    The only silver lining in having the Muslim Brotherhood run Egypt is the grim amusement we’ll get from watching American diplomats forced to continuously polish this guy’s rhetorical turds. This latest one was dropped at the same meeting where McCain et al. supposedly gave him a talking-to about his anti-semitic comments in 2010 before they flounced out in front of the microphones and promised to keep the foreign aid flowing to Cairo. And they were true to their word. Just this morning, four F-16s left the U.S. destined for Egypt as part of our aid package. Twelve more will follow....
  • Hillary Clinton tries to silence Bindi Irwin on population growth

    01/23/2013 5:43:25 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 25 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 24th January 2013 | Kristin Shorten
    PASSIONATE wildlife campaigner Bindi Irwin has gotten into a biff with one of the world's most powerful women. The 14-year-old has stood her ground after an essay she was invited to write for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-journal was drastically edited before it was to be published. The young conservationist, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, was asked to write 800-1000 words on why she had chosen to devote her life's work to wildlife conservation. The piece was supposed to be published in the December issue titled Go Wild Coming Together for Conservation as part of...
  • Hillary Laments Lack of Funding

    01/23/2013 5:40:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11:45 AM, Jan 23, 2013 | Daniel Harper
    Hillary Clinton lamented the lack of State Department funding at a hearing this morning on the Benghazi terror attack on Capitol Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YbyIdPVkCxUThe implication in the exchange is that the Republican led House of Representatives has threatened the security of State Department officials abroad.
  • Stem-cell approach shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    01/23/2013 5:28:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | January 14, 2013 | NA
    University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Suzanne Berry-Miller, veterinary clinical medicine professor Robert O’Brien.Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice that model the pathology associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) prevents the decrease in heart function associated with DMD. Their findings appear in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the gene for dystrophin, a protein that anchors muscle cells in place when they contract. Without dystrophin, muscle contractions tear cell membranes, leading to cell death. The lost...
  • Hillary Puke Fest: Sound Bites

    01/23/2013 5:26:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, folks, time to get to the audio sound bites. There are too many good ones and I gotta get to some. But I do want to point something out to you. Mrs. Clinton today in her testimony this morning before the Senate committee... Get this, now. Mrs. Clinton said that she has always said the Benghazi attacked was caused by "militants," and that simply isn't true. Mrs. Clinton for weeks went out and blamed the video. She blamed protests. She did not blame Al-Qaeda. She said today that she always blamed Al-Qaeda, that she always said...
  • Ryan blames Republican election loss on poor communication, turnout

    01/23/2013 5:25:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 97 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/23/13 | Thomas Ferraro
    (Reuters) - Ending a self-imposed silence about the November election, 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that he and presidential running mate Mitt Romney lost not because of ideas, but due to ineffective communication.
  • Limbaugh Unloads On Hillary Clinton's 'Bleeping' Testimony

    01/23/2013 5:17:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    <p>RUSH: Okay, folks, time to get to the audio sound bites. There are too many good ones and I gotta get to some. But I do want to point something out to you. Mrs. Clinton today in her testimony this morning before the Senate committee... Get this, now. Mrs. Clinton said that she has always said the Benghazi attacked was caused by "militants," and that simply isn't true. Mrs. Clinton for weeks went out and blamed the video. She blamed protests. She did not blame Al-Qaeda. She said today that she always blamed Al-Qaeda, that she always said that it wasn't a protest, that it was terrorism.</p>
  • Donald Hornig dies at 92: Ex-Brown president developed atomic bomb

    01/23/2013 5:14:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Donald F. Hornig, a scientist, former president of Brown University, and a key member of the Manhattan Project, has died at 92-years-old. The Associated Press reports that he passed away following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Hornig was a physical chemist who studied at Harvard before working on the Manhattan Project from 1944-1946. The Manhattan Project was the government program that developed the atomic bomb for use in World War II. When asked, in a 1968 interview, about the first atomic detonation, Hornig recalled, "The minute the firing needle dropped off and I knew it had detonated, I dashed out...
  • A Brief History Of Secretary Salazar’s Failures At Interior

    01/23/2013 5:12:18 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 17, 2013
    With the imminent return of Ken Salazar to Colorado, and talk of his future political aspirations bubbling up in the papers, we thought it a good time to recount a brief history of Secretary Salazar’s failures at the Interior Department. ... First and foremost amongst Salazar’s fiascos is the BP oil spill. The Deepwater Horizons disaster is firmly etched in the American conscience as an example of bumbling incompetence and haphazard, if not non-existent, leadership. Salazar mucked up his role so badly that unnamed White House sources spanked him publicly in The Washington Post as an “erratic spokesman” who was...
  • Threat to Israel Explained on Capitol Hill

    01/23/2013 5:10:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13
    The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET, which is Hebrew for “truth), held a series of discussions on Capitol Hill Thursday, to a standing room only crowd of over 80 Congressional staffers, foreign diplomats and citizen activists, focused on the geopolitical and ideological threats facing the nation of Israel. The talks were part of EMET’s Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Seminar Series, a monthly briefing series held on Capitol Hill, intended to inform members of Congress and their staff on Middle East national security matters. Speaking first was Mark Langfan, who specializes in producing 3d topographical maps of Israel and...
  • Nebraska OKs Pipeline; Now It's Climate Myth Vs. Jobs

    01/23/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | January 23, 2013
    Energy: With a clean bill of health from the Cornhusker State's governor, only the president's green base and the State Department's shared belief in nonexistent climate change stands in the way of jobs and growth. As we noted earlier, Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality recently gave the revised Keystone XL pipeline route from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, through that state a thumbs up. Not surprisingly, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the revised Keystone XL pipeline proposal through his state, seemingly removing the last excuse for the Obama administration to delay the economy-boosting pipeline. Yet even before the...
  • The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

    01/23/2013 5:09:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 99 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 23, 2013 | RYAN SMITH
    America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday's news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics and others who will likely now include women. The Pentagon would do well to consider realities of life in combat as it pushes to mix men and women on the battlefield. Many articles have been written regarding the relative...
  • Update: Inaugural Official--Beyonce' 'Did Not Sing Live' Decision Made Night Before Inauguration Day

    01/23/2013 5:05:35 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    Click Orlando.com/CNN ^ | Updated On: Jan 23 2013 07:25:53 PM EST | By Jim Acosta CNN National Political Correspondent
    An inaugural official who asked not to be identified told CNN Wednesday that pop star Beyonc233; lip-synced her performance on Inauguration Day. "She did not sing live," the official told CNN. A pre-recording of the artist's rendition of the National Anthem was played instead. What was heard by spectators and viewers was the sound of that recording, according to the official. The official said Beyoncé made the decision herself the night before Inauguration Day. Quick Clicks Famous lip-syncers caught in the act Beyoncé arrived so late Sunday night she did not have time to rehearse with the U.S. Marine Band,...
  • Israel at UN: Mali Threatens France? Gaza's in our Living Room

    01/23/2013 5:04:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    As the world begins to lend international support to a French-led military intervention against Islamic terrorists in Mali, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday brought the issue home, comparing the situation in northern Africa to Israel’s fight against terrorism in Gaza. “France’s foreign minister said this month that his country was fighting to prevent the creation of an Islamist terrorist enclave ‘at the doorstep of France and Europe.’ If Mali is on France’s doorstep, Gaza is in Israel’s living room,” Ron Prosor said. Speaking at the UN Security Council’s monthly open debate on the Middle East, the Israeli...
  • Ted Turner's son vying in SC congressional primary (R)

    01/23/2013 5:03:37 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/23/13 | Bruce Smith
    Teddy Turner inherited his love of sailing from his father, media magnate Ted Turner. But there is less of a family resemblance when it comes to politics. While the elder Turner leans Democratic, Teddy Turner is running as a Republican in a crowded race for an open South Carolina congressional seat created by a U.S. Senate appointment. "My dad asked, 'What's the minimum amount I can give because you're a Republican?'" Teddy Turner, 49, said. "My dad has been asking for years, 'How the heck did you become so conservative?'"
  • The Cleansing of Mrs. Clinton's Record

    01/23/2013 5:02:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hi, friends. It was a puke fest. It was unlike anything I've ever seen. It was right out of a banana republic. And I've seen it all. I mean, in my 62 short years I've seen a lot. I've never seen groveling, butt kissing, sucking up. I've never seen anything like Hillary Clinton's appearance before a joint congressional committee on that Benghazi guy who went nuts over there in Libya. And I guess everybody's favorite part, she lost her cool at one point. By the way, she opened up crying, which is part of the script. But...
  • So what if abortion ends life? (Barf Alert)

    01/23/2013 4:57:50 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | January 23, 2013 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms. While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life” conversation is often too thorny to even broach....
  • NYC lawyers spar with beverage industry in court over large soda ban

    01/23/2013 4:55:17 PM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    New York City defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks today as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health. The first courtroom arguments in the closely watched case ended without an immediate ruling — and with opponents saying they planned to ask a judge to delay enforcement during the suit, which has broached questions of racial fairness alongside arguments about government authority and burdens to business. The NAACP's New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups have joined a legal effort...
  • $20 trillion shale oil find surrounding Coober Pedy 'can fuel Australia'

    01/23/2013 4:51:04 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies
    Adelaide Advertiser ^ | 24th January 2013 | Cameron England
    SOUTH Australia is sitting on oil potentially worth more than $20 trillion, independent reports claim - enough to turn Australia into a self-sufficient fuel producer. Brisbane company Linc Energy yesterday released two reports, based on drilling and seismic exploration, estimating the amount of oil in the as yet untapped Arckaringa Basin surrounding Coober Pedy ranging from 3.5 billion to 233 billion barrels of oil. At the higher end, this would be "several times bigger than all of the oil in Australia", Linc managing director Peter Bond said. This has the potential to turn Australia from an oil importer to an...
  • More skeletons in BBC closet: 83-year-old broadcaster charged with rape

    01/23/2013 4:41:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | IANS
    London - Veteran TV and radio broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault. The 83-year-old BBC presenter is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in 1976. He is also charged with 14 offences of indecent assault against 10 girls aged nine to 16 between 1967 and 1986, The Sun reported. The charges are related to new alleged victims but not linked to his previous court appearance on sex abuse charges, which he has denied. Hall was arrested on Tuesday morning after attending a police station by appointment. He was bailed to face Preston...
  • Do You Feel Illegal Immigrants Should Be Allowed To Stay In The US?

    01/23/2013 4:35:10 PM PST · by zeestephen · 34 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 January 2013
    MSN.com Poll - 19% Yes - 77% No - 4% Not Sure - 560,000 Responses