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  • Wrong on Women Warriors (The new policy to place women in combat units is a mistake)

    01/24/2013 6:33:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2013 | Heather MacDonald
    We have apparently arrived at the Golden Age, free from strife and the threat of foreign enemies. Little else can explain so gratuitous a decision as to place women in combat units. The downsides to such a policy are legion and obvious; the only reason to pursue it is to placate feminism’s insatiable and narcissistic drive for absolute official equality between the sexes. Any claim that our fighting forces are not reaching their maximum potential because females are not included is absurd. The number of women who are the equal to reasonably well-developed men in upper-body strength and who have...
  • Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry: The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class

    01/24/2013 6:25:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/24/2013 | Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry
    A favorite "progressive" trope is that America's middle class has stagnated economically since the 1970s. One version of this claim, made by Robert Reich, President Clinton's labor secretary, is typical: "After three decades of flat wages during which almost all the gains of growth have gone to the very top," he wrote in 2010, "the middle class no longer has the buying power to keep the economy going." This trope is spectacularly wrong. It is true enough that, when adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index, the average hourly wage of nonsupervisory workers in America has remained about the...
  • Hillary Clinton: “I Did Not Say It Was About The Video ... “What Difference Does It Make”….

    01/24/2013 6:21:22 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | Sundance
    WASHINGTON DC – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, answering questions on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) pressed her on the anti-Islamic video that was originally blamed for the attack. “When you briefed us, you said unequivocally this was a result of a video and I remember in fact you got pretty upset about it when somebody suggested this was a terrorist attack.” Clinton said, “I did not say … that it was about the video for Libya, it certainly was for many of the other places where we...
  • Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says

    01/24/2013 6:17:45 AM PST · by cartan · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2013-01-23 | Ian Sample
    Britain's most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding. Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline antibiotics was so serious that the issue should be added to the government's national risk register of civil emergencies. She described what she called an "apocalyptic scenario" where people going for simple operations in 20 years' time die of routine infections "because we have run out of antibiotics".
  • Airline passenger boasting 'Prepare to Die' on his chest is asked to change

    01/24/2013 6:13:39 AM PST · by RummyChick · 59 replies
    mail online ^ | 1/23 | leslie larson
    'My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.' The infamous line from 'The Princess Bride' has been repeated the world over by fans of the cult classic but some Aussies on a Qantas flight on Sunday didn't appreciate the humor. Wynand Mullins boarded his Sydney flight wearing a T-shirt with the movie quote and was asked to change his attire after his fellow passengers complained that they felt threatened.
  • Black Families Hurt by Magazine's War on Conservatives

    01/24/2013 6:10:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dear Ebony, I do not have high hopes, given the way Ebony treats black non-liberals, that you will review my new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours." It is, in the end, about the importance of fathers -- and the damage done to a child who grows up without one. Why do I know you will ignore my book despite its examination of the most important issue facing "black America"? Your magazine treats black conservatives as if they were the enemy, that they bring nothing valid to the discussion. Ebony magazine, a monthly staple of American black...
  • Sheriff: 'Violent criminal monster' charged in Lockport triple murder(Mother,two daughters)

    01/24/2013 6:01:09 AM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    www.wwltv.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Scott Satchfield
    LOCKPORT, La. -- There was a step toward closure in a shocking case in Lockport on Wednesday, as authorities announced charges against their prime suspect in the killings of 29 year old Jacquelin Nieves and her daughters, Gabriella, 7, and Izabela, 1. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre describes the suspect, David Brown, as a “serious, habitual violent criminal.” "(Brown) has been arrested multiple times, almost every year of his life, since the time he was a juvenile,” Webre said. “He has been incarcerated multiple times." Now, Brown could face the death penalty. In the early morning hours of Nov. 4...
  • Record numbers sign up for Marietta [GA.] gun training course [700 people!! 600% increase!!]

    01/24/2013 5:49:35 AM PST · by Arcy · 4 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | Pete Combs
    MARIETTA — As Cobb County residents fear for their gun rights in the face of possible new federal weapons laws, thousands have swarmed stores and gun shows. Now, many of them want to know how to use the guns they have been buying in record numbers. “They really want to know, ‘How can I be safe with this?’” said Marietta Police Officer Dave Baldwin. He teaches a gun class to the public. Usually, about a hundred people show up for the 90-minute instructional program that covers safe handling of the firearm, storage, loading and unloading as well as other topics....
  • Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set {by Muslims}

    01/24/2013 5:37:25 AM PST · by drpix · 60 replies
    telegraph.co ^ | 1/23/2013 | Matthew Day
    Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques. tria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.” The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings. The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 24,2013

    01/24/2013 5:30:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 24,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Our View: Will the Senate budget?

    01/24/2013 5:26:36 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 5 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 1/24/2013 | Editor
    On the Sunday news shows, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., promised that the U.S. Senate would provide a budget this year. That shouldn’t be news. The Senate should always present a budget to be considered. However, it is news because the U.S. Senate, under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has failed to present a budget for more than three years. We hope that Sen. Schumer is correct. The failure of the U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats, to live up to its fiscal responsibilities and produce a budget for consideration, has always been shameful. Such inaction underscores the partisan bickering...
  • Gun show bill voted down in Va. Senate committee

    01/24/2013 5:25:52 AM PST · by 4buttons · 10 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 24, 2013 | Michael Sluss
    Legislation aimed at requiring criminal-record checks for all firearm transactions at gun shows, including those by private sellers, won't advance this year, but members of a state Senate committee pledged Wednesday to work toward a compromise that could expand background checks on firearm purchases.
  • US drones strike again in Yemen, killing 6 AQAP fighters near capital

    01/24/2013 5:23:17 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bill Roggio
    US drones yet again targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Yemen, this time outside the capital of Sana'a. The strike today is the fourth by the US in Yemen in five days. The US has expanded the drone campaign throughout all of Yemen over the past year. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers attacked a vehicle as it traveled in a rural area outside of Sana'a, according to Reuters. Six AQAP members are said to have been killed in the attack. No senior AQAP fighters are reported to have been killed in today's...
  • Barack Obama: Our Orc-in-Chief

    01/24/2013 5:21:02 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 12 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-24-2013 | EDWARD CLINE
    Create a link: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/barack-obama-our-orc-in-chief?f=must_reads And that is what Obama is, at core. Down deep, he knows he is nothing. But in the eyes of his worshipping electorate, he is something. He is a leader. A Messiah. A Führer. The Thirteenth Imam. The Mahdi. The Prophet. The savior of the ages, the man on horseback who comes to save a nation from itself. Because he is nothing, he must work miracles, and turn gold into lead. He must prove that he is something. Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/barack-obama-our-orc-in-chief?f=must_reads#ixzz2It9M2022 Under Creative Commons License: Attribution
  • Major oil discovery in Australian outback [$20 Trillion]

    01/24/2013 5:16:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 24, 2013, 5:54 pm
    Brisbane company Linc Energy says independent studies have confirmed a major shale oil source in South Australia's far north, which officials have estimated could be worth $20 trillion. The company says US-consultants have carried out drilling and geological and seismic surveys around Coober Pedy. Linc Energy holds rights over more than 65,000 square kilometres of land in the Arckaringa Basin and started explorations in 2008. In a statement to the Stock Exchange, the company said reports from US-based consultants indicate underlying rock formations "are rich in oil and gas-prone kerogen". The company says up to 233 billion barrels of oil...
  • Britain urges nationals to leave Libya's Benghazi citing threat

    01/24/2013 5:09:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Reuters
    Britain on Thursday said it was aware of a "specific and imminent" threat to Westerners in the Libyan city of Benghazi and urged British nationals to evacuate.
  • Benghazi Hearings—Willie Geist Rides To Rand Paul's Defense: 'Doing His Job'

    01/24/2013 4:51:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has said that he doesn't know whether Morning Joe member Willie Geist is a Democrat or a Republican. I'd say Willie leans left on social issues but is not reflexively liberal on other matters. Today, with Scarborough absent from the Morning Joe set, Geist actually rode to the defense of Rand Paul. The Republican Senator from Kentucky has been taking heat from Dems over telling Hillary Clinton at yesterday's Benghazi hearings that had he been president, he would have fired her for her handling of the matter. Panelist Donny Deutsch made a predictable attack, calling Paul "pathetic, amateur...
  • North Korea Vows Nuclear Test 'Aimed' at US (want to see our new HEU bomb?)

    01/24/2013 4:49:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    VOA News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Steve Herman
    North Korea Vows Nuclear Test 'Aimed' at US by Steve Herman North Korea is amplifying its rhetoric about carrying out more rocket launches and a third nuclear test. North Korea's National Defense Commission says the reclusive state will conduct an “all-out confrontation battle” that will include further satellite and long-range launches, as well as what it calls a nuclear test of a “higher level.” It says these actions will be aimed at its sworn enemy, the United States.
  • Now They Tell Us: Obama's Tax Promises Were Bogus

    01/24/2013 4:46:50 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/23/2013 | IBD Staff
    Remember all those mainstream news reports before the election about how President Obama's expansive spending plans would require massive tax hikes on everyone, not just millionaires and billionaires? Neither do we. But somehow after the election, reporters are finally admitting that Obama's budget numbers simply don't add up and that new taxes on the middle class — including a European-style value added tax — are "inevitable."
  • "Virtual President" BILL WHITTLE to tape "Virtual Inauguration" speech, CONSERVATIVE response to BHO

    01/24/2013 4:32:45 AM PST · by RonDog · 121 replies
    Bill Whittle's facebook fan page ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bill Whittle
    From his Facebook fan page: Bill Whittle January 23, 2013 Short notice, I know... ... but I am shooting the Virtual Inaugural at a speaking event in Redlands, CA on Thursday night at 6:30. I have room for perhaps 100 additional people. If you are able to attend, I can send you the details by writing me at: contact at billwhittle dot net. It'll be fun if you can make it. If you can't you'll see it on Monday, I think.