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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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: 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 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 ^ | 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.
  • Ausflag unveils new Aussie flag to be used at sporting events

    01/24/2013 4:16:33 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 33 replies ^ | 24th January 2013 | Patrick Lion
    <p>A HIGH-powered alliance of top Australians has unveiled a new national sporting flag and plans to use it to gatecrash major sporting events.</p> <p>Ausflag will push for sporting bodies and fans to embrace the green, gold, blue and white flag - still featuring the Southern Cross - and even want it to be raised as the official flag in Olympic Games medal ceremonies.</p>
  • Europe's Wishes Came True

    01/24/2013 4:01:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion. The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek...
  • Obama Cements His Legacy

    01/24/2013 3:49:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Newsweek stopped its print edition at the end of 2012, but they still tried to scandalize the country by producing a fake cover honoring Obama's second inauguration as "The Second Coming." This absurd attempt at myth making is a natural progression. The "cover" story was written by Evan Thomas, who proclaimed on MSNBC a few years ago that Obama was "sort of like God" in being above the gritty political fray. It was just as absurd when Newsweek writer David Frum, the formerly conservative Bush speechwriter, tweeted this piece of media-elite nonsense: "First term Obama: punchee, 2nd term Obama,...
  • Terrorists can use drone to kill Barack Obama: Ex-US intelligence chief Admiral Dennis Blair

    01/24/2013 3:16:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | JPN/Bureau
    Washington: In a major revelation, the former chief of US intelligence, Admiral Dennis Blair, has said that terrorists could use drones to kill President Barack Obama and other US leaders.
  • RIT Students Accosted By Gunmen In Their Home

    01/24/2013 3:08:47 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 22 replies
    wham13 ^ | 1/23/13 | evan white
    Rochester, N.Y. — Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment. "They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise. One of them had a handgun trained on Boise. Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond. "It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," Raymond said. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag." Raymond owns...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 24, 2013

    01/24/2013 2:45:54 AM PST · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http (Ashland, OH) :// for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Gun ban said to include handguns, shotguns (Feinstein's 'The AWB of 2013')

    01/24/2013 2:18:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 82 replies
    UPI ^ | January 24, 2013 | n/a
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A retooled U.S. assault-weapons ban to be introduced Thursday was to include handguns and shotguns in addition to rifles, The Washington Times reported. The bill, by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., titled "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," was also expected to decrease the number of military-style features a gun may have before it's considered an assault weapon to one from two, the newspaper said. -snip- Feinstein's bill would also create a national gun registry for the government to track lawful gun owners, the Times said. Magazines, or ammunition storage and feeding devices within or attached...
  • 12th Jewish Home Seat Smashes 'Equality' of Left and Right Blocs (IDF Soldiers' Vote Saves Day)

    01/24/2013 2:01:49 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/24/2013 | Israel National News
    According to the near final results of the votes of soldiers, diplomats, and prisoners that were being tallied Thursday morning, Jewish Home will be awarded a 12th Knesset seat, making it the fourth largest faction in the Israeli parliament. The seat will come at the expense of Arab party Ra'am-Ta'al, which goes down to four seats. With the twelfth seat, Bayit Yehudi, the representative party of the National Religious sector, matches the sector's historic record number of Knesset seats, achieved in 1977, when the National Religious Party received 12 Knesset seats.
  • "That's flat-out Bull****" Rush Limbaugh re Hillary puke fest

    01/24/2013 1:37:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    HILLARY: Was it because of a protest or was it because guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference does it make? It is our job to figure what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator. Now, honestly, I will do my best to answer your questions about this, but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. RUSH: That's flat-out -- HILLARY: It is, from my perspective -- RUSH: -- bulls--t, folks. HILLARY: -- less important today,...

    01/24/2013 1:26:43 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 23 Jan 2013 | Ann Coulter
    The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings. Instead, the Democrats will jawbone about "assault weapons" and other meaningless gun laws for the sole purpose of scaring soccer moms into hating the National Rifle Association. Expect to hear a lot about Republicans preferring "the gun lobby" to "children." (Which is evidently not at all like preferring...
  • Fasten Your Seatbelts: Google's Driverless Car Is Worth Trillions

    01/24/2013 12:36:57 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chunke Mui
    Much of the reporting about Google’s driverless car has mistakenly focused on its science-fiction feel. In fact, the driverless car has broad implications for society, for the economy and for individual businesses. Just in the U.S., the car puts up for grab some $2 trillion a year in revenue and even more market cap. It creates business opportunities that dwarf Google’s current search-based business and unleashes existential challenges to market leaders across numerous industries, including car makers, auto insurers, energy companies and others that share in car-related revenue.
  • Conservatives Underperform Our Issues

    01/23/2013 11:49:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.23.13 | QUIN HILLYER
    The political right communicates wrong(ly). The depressing spectacle of Barack Obama inaugurating a second term should not obscure this truth: Conservatives win on issues. They lose in elections because they don’t know how to frame the choices, even on those many issues on which the majority of the public is in their corner. Consider the most recent poll numbers. Gallup on abortion: “Would you consider yourself to be pro-choice or pro-life?” Answer: 50 to 41, pro-life. Gallup on whether government “is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses” or instead “should do more...
  • Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System (ARGUS-IS)

    01/23/2013 11:03:38 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    DARPA ^ | January 24, 2013 | Unattributed
    The Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) program is developing a real-time, high-resolution, wide-area video surveillance system that provides the warfighter a minimum of 65 VGA video windows across the field of view. Each video window is electronically steerable independent of the others, and can either provide continuous imagery of a fixed area on the ground or be designated to automatically keep a specified target (dismount or vehicle) in the window.
  • Chinese military officer warns Australia about siding with Japan in disputes

    01/23/2013 10:51:09 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 20 replies
    The Japan Daily Press ^ | January 22, 2013 | Ida Torres
    Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu of the National Defence University has given Australia a stern warning to not side with the “global tiger” (United States) or the “Asian wolf” (Japan) lest it be caught in the middle of the rising tensions over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. He claims that China is a peaceful nation but will fight back if pushed. Colonel Liu claims that he does not speak in behalf of the leadership of the Chinese leadership, but he is one of the outspoken hawkish People’s Liberation Army (PLA) leaders who are given free reign to speak on certain issues. When asked...
  • Chemical climate proxies

    01/23/2013 10:04:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 23 January 2013 | Jon Evans
    With the climate change debate as heated as ever, how do scientists reconstruct what the weather was like in the past? Jon Evans looks at the detective chemistry behind such environmental forensic work © Pete Bucktrout/British Antarctic SurveyThe Earth is not particularly good at keeping records, especially of its past climate. Like those of a disorganised businessman, its climate records are difficult to find, hard to interpret and often contradictory. But like diligent auditors, scientists are making great efforts to get to the bottom of the Earth’s disorganised records, both to understand how the Earth’s climate behaved in the past...
  • The Antigun Movement's Bridge Too Far

    01/23/2013 9:55:47 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/13 | William A Levinson
    Overextension is a classic way to snatch catastrophic defeat from the jaws of victory. Examples include Napoleon's invasion of Russia, Hitler's decision to start a war with Russia before he finished his war with Britain, and Operation Market Garden. The latter debacle was the origin of the phrase, "A bridge too far." Overextension is often the result of hubris, the delusion of invincibility as exemplified by Napoleon and Hitler. The enemies of the Bill of Rights have similarly assumed they could exploit the blood of the murder victims to revive an agenda that had been put down hard in 2000,...
  • Shale Oil Bonanza Reaches Australia With '$20 Trillion' Discovery

    01/23/2013 9:51:08 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-23-2013 | Adam Taylor
    Shale Oil Bonanza Reaches Australia With '$20 Trillion' Discovery Adam TaylorJanuary 23, 2013, 6:51 PMCoober Pedy, a town near the Arckaringa Basin A Brisbane-based company, Linc Energy, today released two reports that suggest huge figures in potential shale oil reserves located in South Australia, the Herald Sun reports. The estimates of oil reserves in the Arckaringa Basin range from 3.5 billion to 233 billion barrels of oil — potentially worth as much as $20 trillion. "If it comes in the way the reports are suggesting, it could well and truly bring Australia back to (oil) self-sufficiency," Linc managing director Peter...
  • Meriwether Lewis' air rifle

    01/23/2013 9:23:19 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies ^ | February 1, 2011 | NFMCurator·
    Lewis and Clark's secret weapon - a late 18th Century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle by Girandoni , as used bin the Napoleonic Wars. A Treasure Gun from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
  • Dems, GOP may be near end of filibuster dispute

    01/23/2013 9:07:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 5:30 PM EST
    Senators may be nearing an end to their partisan dispute over curbing unlimited delays called filibusters. … Senate aides say lawmakers could compromise as soon as Thursday on modest limits on filibusters, which a party in the minority uses to kill legislation. …
  • Agenda 21 Radio Thread Wed. 1/23/13 (9 - 10PM PT)

    01/23/2013 9:06:41 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies ^ | 1/23/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on Call in questions and comments at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail... Paul Preston at
  • Va. university lockdown ends; gun report a hoax

    01/23/2013 9:02:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 11:31 PM EST
    A lockdown at a Virginia university has been lifted after state police determined a report of a gunman on campus to be a hoax. …
  • 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
    ( - 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 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 ^ | 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. 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 ^ | 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.