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  • Obama gets bugged

    01/24/2013 3:03:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    politico ^ | 1/24/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Handlers go to great lengths to manage the settings President Obama appears in, from lighting to yes, even insect repelling. For example, they doused a Camp David podium with bug spray last year before a G-8 announcement. But there have been moments, several in fact, when insects have bedeviled their best efforts. As the president announced his nominees to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday, a fly noticeably buzzed around the commander-in-chief, distracting him to the point of his noting, "This guy's bothering me."
  • US only ´advises´ against traveling to Benghazi while other countries say get out ´immediately´

    01/24/2013 3:01:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The State Department has only ´advised´ Americans against traveling to the Libyan city of Benghazi even after Britain, Germany and the Netherlands today urged their citizens to immediately leave the in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners. The US pointed to a travel advisory issued earlier this month and did not strengthen its warning even after the European countries issued statements variously describing the threat as specific and imminent but none gave details as to its exact nature. The warnings come a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified to Congress about
  • Colleges Skirt Obamacare By Cutting Adjunct Faculty Hours

    01/24/2013 2:58:12 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    adjunctnation.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Brian McVicar
    With about a year left before major portions of the federal health reform law take effect, colleges around the country – including Grand Rapids Community College – are looking for more guidance about how new regulations will affect adjunct instructors. Specifically, the concern is over a provision in the act treating employees working 30 or more hours a week as full-time, thus requiring employer-assisted health care. Considering that many in academe “talk more about credit hours and course loads than hours worked, more clarification is needed,” Craig Smith, director of higher education for the American Federation of Teachers, recently told...
  • Fashion Editor Calls Out Michelle Obama For Acting Like An 'Indulged Starlet'

    01/24/2013 2:53:40 PM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-24-2013 | Ashley Lutz
    Fashion Editor Calls Out Michelle Obama For Acting Like An 'Indulged Starlet' Ashley LutzJanuary 24, 2013 A renowned fashion editor was not impressed with Michelle Obama's behavior leading up to the Inaugural Ball. The first lady reportedly asked between 15 and 30 designers to submit looks before going with this red Jason Wu number, which was kept secret. "Mrs. Obama isn’t an indulged starlet primping for the Oscars, nor should she behave like one," writes Bridget Foley, executive editor of Women's Wear Daily. "Women everywhere have big events for which they select a single dress in advance of the moment."...
  • Reid Statement On Record Breaking Visitation To Las Vegas In 2012

    01/24/2013 2:53:20 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | January 24, 2013 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the recently-released record 2012 visitation numbers for Las Vegas. In the past year, Las Vegas had 39.7 million visitors, which beats the city’s previous visitation record from 2007 by 500,000 visitors: “Nevada tourism is bouncing back stronger than ever,” said Reid. “This year’s record breaking visitation to Las Vegas indicates that that our state remains a premier attraction for global travelers and that we are moving in the right direction after being hit hard by the economic recession. While this is an encouraging day for Nevada’s tourism industry and...
  • Paroled Felon Sentenced To 35 Years For Occupy Oakland Shooting, Sex Assault

    01/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 1/24/13 | CBS SF
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A paroled felon was sentenced Thursday to 35 years and eight months in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011 and for a sexual assault that occurred five days later. Issac McDaniels, 32, of Oakland, had faced a potential life term for sexually assaulting a woman on 13th Avenue in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2011, but prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge against him last November in exchange for him pleading no contest to four felonies. The charges are forced oral copulation and...
  • 2013 U.S. March for Life - schedule of events

    01/24/2013 2:44:33 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013
    THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood 1108 16th St NW Fr. Frank Pavone, Bryan Kemper, Lila Rose, Fr. Terry Gensemer, Kristan Hawkins 12:00 pm- 9:00 pmPro-Life Exhibits Hall Hyatt Regency Hotel [source: Marchforlife.org] 12:00 - 5 p.m.Americans United for Life Legal Conference The Future of Roe: Women, Health and Law in the Obama Era Charmaine Yoest, Bill Kristol, Gerald Bradley and several more National Press Club (advance registration required) Call 202-289-1478 529 14th St NW 11:00 am- 2:00 pmLaw of Life Summit Note: John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews will be a speaker at...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, January-24-2013

    01/24/2013 2:37:52 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 51 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • CATO Institute Guns and Self Defense Map

    01/24/2013 2:37:48 PM PST · by tired&retired · 13 replies
    This is a USA map of Guns used for self-defense. Gun control proponents cannot deny that people use guns successfully against criminals, but they tend to play down how often such events take place. The purpose of this map is to draw more attention to this aspect of the firearms policy debate. It is not comprehensive, but is useful. http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense
  • Canada Offers Lessons on Women in Combat

    01/24/2013 2:32:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24, 2013 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD
    In spring 2008, Canadian Infantry Cpl. Katie Moman landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, trained, equipped and ready to fight for one of the few Western armies that allow women in all front-line combat roles. But as her six-month tour progressed, Cpl. Moman found her troubles had less to do with Afghan insurgents and more to do with what she says was her commanders' desire to keep her from them. The complaint—echoed by other Canadian women serving in combat—underscores one of several pitfalls America's neighbor to the north has encountered in its decadeslong experience with allowing women to enter front-line jobs. Canadian...
  • Dempsey: Sex assault, combat ban on women linked

    01/24/2013 2:21:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    ap ^ | 1/24/13 | ap
    Treating the genders equally, he says, is more likely to lead people to treat each other equally.
  • Norwalk (CT) Rep. Lavielle Wants Wi-Fi On Metro-North Trains

    01/24/2013 2:21:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Norwalk Daily Voice ^ | 01/23/2013 | Vanessa Inzitari
    Metro-North commuters may be able to browse the Internet from their laptops, tablets and other devices using wi-fi as they travel to and from their destinations if state Rep. Gail Lavielle gets her way. Lavielle, R-143rd District—which includes parts of Westport, Wilton and Norwalk—proposed a bill that would require Metro-North to provide wi-fi access to passengers. The proposed legislation would also allow a private contractor to provide the service. “Our hardworking commuters travel for hours every day on Metro-North, and they want to spend their time productively,” Lavielle said in a statement. “Commuters have seen a steep spike in their...
  • Harry Reid squanders opportunity for filibuster reform

    01/24/2013 2:19:44 PM PST · by SSDecontrol · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/24/13 | Some Liberal
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blew it. He had the votes for serious filibuster reform in the palm of his hand, and he chickened out. Reid feared a day ahead when Democrats are no longer the majority party in the Senate. But his legacy will be that he abandoned desperately needed reform and chose more gridlock instead. Every four years, following a presidential election, the Senate can review and revise its rules. Filibuster rules have strayed far from the tactic's purpose and now allow the minority party to block not only votes but even debate on issues of the day....
  • Rich Lowry: Rush Was Right About Obama

    01/24/2013 2:18:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to give a shout out. This does not happen much. Rich Lowry is the editor at National Review and he has a column now that runs at Politico. The column today is called "Rush Was Right." And as I say, I'm only calling this to your attention because this doesn't really happen much. He starts out by saying: "There should have been something for everyone in President Barack Obama's second inaugural address. For liberals, a full-throated call to arms. For conservatives, vindication. Obama settled once and for all the debate over his place on the...
  • Ted Cruz shoots down Feinstein gun ban: 'Real assault weapon' are already illegal

    01/24/2013 2:17:38 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    As Senate Democrats unveiled an “assault weapons ban” encompassing a variety of rifles, shotguns, and pistols, the newest lawyer in the U.S. Senate pointed out that “real assault weapons” have been illegal since 1934. “Washington politicians shouldn’t be taking advantage of recent tragedy to try to push an aggressive gun control agenda,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in a statement today. “Real assault weapons—machine guns—are already functionally illegal, and they have been since 1934. This proposal would have done nothing to prevent the terrible murders in Newtown, but it would limit the constitutional liberties of law-abiding citizens.” Through the National...
  • Biden: 'So You Want to Keep People Away in an Earthquake? Buy Some Shotgun Shells' (Vid)

    01/24/2013 2:17:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Jan 24 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    In his Google hangout on gun control today, Vice President Joe Biden made this recommendation: "So you want to keep people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells." Video at link
  • Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior

    01/24/2013 2:16:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    CAIN TV ^ | 1-23-2013 | Dan Calabrese
    January 23, 2013 Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior By DAN CALABRESE - Bet you didn't know this. I've decided to reprint a piece of work I did nearly five years ago, because it seems very relevant today given Hillary Clinton's performance in the Benghazi hearings. Back in 2008 when she was running for president, I interviewed two erstwhile staff members of the House Judiciary Committee who were involved with the Watergate investigation when Hillary was a low-level staffer there. I interviewed one Democrat staffer and one Republican staffer, and wrote two pieces based...
  • DOJ's Lanny Breuer to Resign in Wake of Fast and Furious Scandal

    01/24/2013 2:12:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division who played a critical role in lying to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious, plans to resign soon, the Washington Post reports, citing anonymous sources. “It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave his post, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter,” the Post wrote. When asked for a comment on the Post’s report, and to verify...
  • Penney’s pinching vendors on pricing (Desperation at JCP)

    01/24/2013 2:08:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/13 | JAMES COVERT
    Fake prices are coming back at JCPenney, and this time they’ll be more fake than ever. In a fresh bid to highlight Penney’s prices as low, CEO Ron Johnson is pushing some manufacturers to concoct phony suggested retail markups for their clothing, sources told The Post. The plan, insiders say, includes erecting signs and fixtures that will display the sometimes made-up retail prices, while tagging the clothes and accessories themselves with Penney’s own lower prices. “They want to have a table of sweaters with a sign saying ‘regular price, $30,’ and the price tag will be $22,’” one source told...
  • Repelled by tax 'fairness'

    01/24/2013 2:04:50 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies
    Waterbury Republic-American ^ | January 24, 2013 | Editorial
    The wealthiest Americans always have had targets on their backs, put there by politicians ginning up class envy to justify ever-more-progressive taxation and wealth distribution. But of late, "the rich" have been subjected to a relentless thrashing at the hands of leftist politicians and "journalists" for being guilty of the crime of first-degree success. The 2012 presidential campaign was all about the Top 1 Percent "not paying their fair share," even though for 100 years they've done the heavy lifting on income taxes. Today, while nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes, the Top 1 Percent account for...
  • Linda Riss Pugach, Whose Life Was Ripped From Headlines, Dies at 75

    01/24/2013 2:04:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | Margalit Fox
    She was 22, a sheltered, dark-haired Bronx beauty said to look like Elizabeth Taylor. He was a decade older, a suave lawyer who courted her with flowers, rides in his powder-blue Cadillac and trips to glittering Manhattan nightclubs. He was married, though not to her. Before long, tiring of his unfulfilled promises to divorce his wife, she ended their affair. He hired three men, who threw lye in her face, blinding her, and went to prison for more than a decade. Afterward, she married him.
  • Every Man in Hillary Clinton's Life Sends Her Out to Lie for Him --

    01/24/2013 2:01:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cookie sent me a sound bite. I was going to go to the phones. I beg you for your indulgence and patience... I just finished explaining how it was this program who sought to come to the aid of the disrespected and shabbily treated Hillary Clinton via Operation Chaos. It was this program and your host, me, El Rushbo, who did everything we could to keep her in that primary. We did more than the Democrat Party was doing for her. And you helped. So on Fox just now, a Democrat activist, Jehmu Greene, was on with...
  • Recent shootings prompt Latinos to debate gun control

    01/24/2013 1:58:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Sandra Lilley
    A fifteen-year-old New Mexico Latino teen who later told police he had homicidal and suicidal thoughts grabbed his parents’ assault rifle from their closet and killed his mother, a brother and two sisters under the age of 9, before waiting several hours and then killing his father. Like in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, the New Mexico teen, Nehemiah Griego, had no history of violence. And like Newtown, Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza, Nehemiah Griego simply took his parents’ AR-15 assault rifle to kill his own family members. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” said Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan...
  • Dianne Feinstein Technically Broke DC Laws Displaying Assault Weapons

    01/24/2013 1:55:35 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    policymic.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Christ Miles
    During Thursday's announcement of a new assault weapons ban, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) displayed guns as props during her. However, the guns on display break Washington, D.C., gun laws- as reported by CNN.
  • Norton fears new attack on D.C. gun restrictions

    01/24/2013 1:50:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    wtop.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Amanda Iacone
    WASHINGTON - A Georgia congressman who has challenged D.C. gun laws in the past wants to allow active duty military members to carry their firearms within the District, a move that Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton calls an attack on home rule. Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced a non-binding resolutionTuesday that says the highly trained members of America's service branches should be allowed "to exercise fully their rights under the Second Amendment." "Unless these individuals are granted a waiver as serving in a law enforcement role, they are subject to the District of Columbia's onerous and highly restrictive laws on the...
  • Another diversion: Democrats launch plan to turn Texas blue

    01/24/2013 1:46:08 PM PST · by bestintxas · 52 replies
    politico ^ | 1/24/13 | A Burns
    National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state, strategists familiar with the plans told POLITICO. The organization, dubbed “Battleground Texas,” plans to engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles. Two sources said the contemplated budget would run into the tens of millions of dollars over several years - a project Democrats hope...
  • Inhofe: 'Unacceptable' That DoD Leaked 'Women in Combat' Plans Before Briefing Congress

    01/24/2013 1:46:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/24/13 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said it was “unacceptable” for the Defense Department to leak news about lifting the ban on women serving in direct combat positions prior to briefing Congress. News reports on Wednesday citing “senior defense officials” said that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was lifting the ban, put in place in 1994. Specific details were not provided but it was reported that Panetta would make an official announcement on Thursday.
  • Feinstein's Gun Display Breaks DC's Gun Laws

    01/24/2013 1:42:53 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | January 24, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) displayed guns as props during her announcement of her proposed assault weapons ban. However, the guns on display break DC gun laws- as reported by CNN. Sen. Feinstein got special permission and does not have to abide by the law.
  • Shock claim: Obama only wants military leaders who 'will fire on U.S. citizens'

    01/24/2013 1:41:34 PM PST · by JenB987 · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Monday, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim Garrow made a shocking claim about what we can expect to see in Obama's second term. Garrow made the following Facebook post: I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed. So, who is the source? Garrow replied:...
  • The ‘40 Percent’ Myth - The figure gun control advocates are throwing around is false. (John Lott)

    01/24/2013 1:37:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Lott
    Gun-control advocates have recently been throwing around an impressive new number. President Obama used it last Wednesday, claiming: “as many as 40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check.” Vice President Biden and everyone from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to USA Today repeatedly use it. That “fact” provided the principal support for his first announced gun-control proposal, “universal background checks.” But unless you include family inheritances and gifts as “purchases,” it is simply false.The Brady Act background checks currently prevent someone who buys from a federally licensed dealer from buying a gun...
  • Carolyn McCarthy Makes Impassioned Plea for New Assault Weapons Ban

    01/24/2013 1:36:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    politicker.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Earlier this morning, Democratic lawmakers gathered in Washington D.C. to unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which is legislation that would ban “military-style” assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. The press conference announcing the bill featured New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, the legislation’s House sponsor, as its first speaker. Needless to say, Ms. McCarthy–whose husband was killed in a 1993 shooting spree on the Long Island Rail Road–made it clear it wasn’t going to be a speech that stuck to the script. “This battle has been a very lonely battle for many, many years,” Ms. McCarthy began. “You know,...
  • Lloyds and RBS need billions more capital, Bank of England says

    01/24/2013 1:35:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 Januaray 2012 | Philip Aldrick
    Britain's bailed-out banks need billions of pounds more capital to shore up their balance sheets and support the economy, senior Bank of England officials have warned. UK regulators have given Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group until March to begin dealing with a black hole that Brooks Newmark, a Tory member of the Treasury Select Committee, suggested could be as large as Ł30bn. Bank officials refused to quantify the capital shortfall in evidence to the TSC yesterday, but they confirmed it was substantial. Michael Cohrs, a member of the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee, said it was “a big...
  • Britain, Germany, Netherlands urge leaving Benghazi; imminent threat against Westerners

    01/24/2013 1:28:32 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    NY Daily News/AP ^ | 24 January 2012
    Britain, Germany and the Netherlands urged their citizens to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday in response to what they called an imminent threat against Westerners. European officials told The Associated Press that schools were among the potential targets. The warnings came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified to Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The warnings also came as French troops battled al-Qaida-linked militants in the West African nation of Mali, and followed...
  • D.C. man who shot dogs biting boy could face charges

    01/24/2013 1:26:34 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    City wants to know if gun he used was legal. D.C. police are investigating whether a man will face criminal charges for shooting a pit bull that was attacking a child in his neighborhood. The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon, after three pit bulls attacked an 11-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle through the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest, according to a police report. When the man, a neighbor, saw the boy being mauled by the dogs, he went inside his home and got a gun. The man killed one of the dogs. The gunfire attracted the attention of a police...
  • Woman describes hostage ordeal in Tahoe Park

    01/24/2013 1:25:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 24, 2013 | Kim Minugh
    For two hours, Cathy Scoto said, she sat in the hallway of her Tahoe Park home with a stranger holding her hostage. Once, when he wasn't paying attention, she texted her roommate, "Intruder in the house." Another time, she snuck a kitchen knife in her pants, just in case. The last time, she grabbed her pit bulls and ran. "I felt really in control … until I stepped outside," said Scoto, 36, who escaped unharmed.
  • Utah sheriffs oppose gun confiscation in letter to Obama (Utah Sheriff's Association)

    01/24/2013 1:18:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moab Times-Independent ^ | January 24, 2013 | Steve Kadel
    The Utah Sheriffs’ Association has sent a letter to President Barack Obama warning him its members will not allow guns to be taken from the state’s residents. No government jurisdiction has made such a threat, however, the association acted in response to Obama’s recent proposals about ways to reduce gun violence in the nation, said Grand County Sheriff Steve White, one of 28 sheriffs who support the Jan. 17 letter. White said the association wants to send the message that any changes in gun laws should be done through legislation, not by executive order. Approving the letter is an example...
  • Senator Unveils Bill to Limit Semiautomatic Arms

    01/24/2013 1:12:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    ny times ^ | 1/24/2013 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    During a lengthy and at times emotionally wrenching news conference, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday announced legislation that would ban the sale and manufacture of 157 types of semiautomatic weapons, as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill, which Ms. Feinstein said she would introduce in the Senate on Thursday afternoon, would exempt firearms used for hunting and would grandfather in certain guns and magazines. The goal of the bill, she said, would be “to dry up the supply of these weapons over time.” Surrounded by victims of gun violence, colleagues in the...
  • DNA could be used for storage of Computer Data

    01/24/2013 1:10:00 PM PST · by shineon · 12 replies
    Computerworld - Researchers have created a way to store data in the form of DNA, which can last for tens of thousands of years. The encoding method makes it possible to store at least 100 million hours of high-definition video in about a cup of DNA, the researchers said in a paper published in the journal Nature this week.
  • Anti-Defamation League: Stop using Nazi analogies in gun debate

    01/24/2013 1:00:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 62 replies
    politico.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Anti-Defamation League is calling on critics of gun control legislation to stop using references to Hitler and the Nazis, calling such statements “historically inaccurate and offensive,” especially to Holocaust survivors and their families. The ADL cites the following examples in a new press release: The Drudge Report, under the headline “White House Threatens ‘Executive Orders’ on Guns,” featured photos of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin (Jan. 9). Former Major League pitcher John Rocker wrote on WorldNetDaily.com about what he described as “…the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would never have taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’s Germany...
  • Biden: 'Buy some shotgun shells'

    01/24/2013 12:58:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    politico ^ | 1/24/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "You know, it's harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun, OK. So if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells."
  • Caption Lurch

    01/24/2013 12:43:40 PM PST · by crosshairs · 29 replies
  • Women must meet same physical standards as men under new order (Link Only)

    01/24/2013 12:40:27 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 50 replies
    This is a USA Today article, and as such, can only be linked to.
  • Cameron prods Europe’s sore spot

    01/24/2013 12:36:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    PressEurop ^ | 24 January 2013 | (Les Echos, Die Welt, Gazeta Wyborcza & 4 others)
    The British Prime Minister’s speech on January 23 on the future of relations between his country and the EU has made the front pages of most European newspapers. The idea of a UK exit provokes reactions ranging from outrage to—more frequently—understanding. There are also many newspapers that, like much of the British press, recognize that Cameron has raised legitimate questions that deserve answers at both the national and European levels. …
  • Feinstein's Proposed List of Banned Firearms [LIST ONLY]

    01/24/2013 12:04:24 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 188 replies
    January 24, 2013 | Sen. Dianne Feinstein's "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013"
    List of Firearms Prohibited by Name: Rifles:All AK types, including the following:AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR–10, AR–15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15–T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR–70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R–15 rifles,...
  • Show of "Assault Rifle" Scares Perps in Gun-Phobic NY (Surprised this got air time!!)

    01/24/2013 12:02:09 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    wham1180.com ^ | 1/23/2013 | Evan White
    (13-WHAM, Evan White) 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. Read more: http://www.wham1180.com/pages/localnews.html?feed=122742&article=10722226#ixzz2IvO1OFTT
  • Eu Carbon price loses 40% of its value in one day

    01/24/2013 11:57:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 24, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    What today’s closing graph may look like: A Tiljander-Mann hockey stickHmmm, looks like they might read WUWT, that headline below looks familiar.CO2 prices in freefall as traders despair over EU vote 24 Jan 2013 11:26 Last updated: 24 Jan 2013 13:44LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters Point Carbon) – European carbon prices went into freefall on Thursday, dropping 40 percent at one point to a record low 2.81 euros, after members of the EU Parliament’s industry committee voted against a plan to rescue the ailing market.  http://www.pointcarbon.com/news/reutersnews/1.2151825==============================================================Yesterday’s close was 4.74 euros. The market hasn’t closed yet, so there could be some...
  • We Just Replaced a Unionized Truck Company!

    01/24/2013 11:56:54 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 34 replies
    1-888-no-union.com ^ | 24 January 2013 | Superb Website
    We had a critical shipment of machinery due out of Michigan yesterday. The truck line which our vendor booked said the roads were bad and they wouldn't be able to pick up for at least an extra day. Normally, our plant is a beehive of activity and I would have shrugged this off and waited the day. However, since the shipment was critical, I decided to check out the story. Our vendor reported the roads weren't nice, but passable and the truck line was making an excuse due to some arcane union rules.I asked the vendor to fire them on...
  • Kerry Calls for ‘Economic Patriotism’ for Better Standing in World

    01/24/2013 11:47:53 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/24/13 | Fred Lucas
    “More than ever, foreign policy is economic policy,” Kerry continued. “The world is competing for resources and global markets. Every day that goes by where America is uncertain about engaging in that arena or unwilling to put our best foot forward and win, unwilling to demonstrate our resolve to lead, is a day in which we weaken our nation itself. Kerry did not explain “economic patriotism,” but it was frequently a term used in the 2012 campaign by both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as a means for raising taxes.
  • Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill To Disarm America

    01/24/2013 11:45:11 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Ammoland staff
    •Requires owners of existing “assault weapons” to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA imposes a $200 tax per firearm, and requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), to inform the BATFE of the address where the firearm will be kept, and to obtain the BATFE’s permission to transport the firearm across state lines. •Prohibits the transfer of “assault weapons.” Owners of other firearms, including those covered by the NFA, are permitted to sell them or pass them to heirs. However, under...
  • Immigration fallout from saying no to 'Obamacare' (Brewer opts in for Medicaid expansion in Arizona)

    01/24/2013 11:25:07 AM PST · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 23, 2013
    Immigration fallout from saying no to 'Obamacare' WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors who reject health insurance for the poor under the federal health care overhaul could wind up in a politically awkward position on immigration: A quirk in the law means some U.S. citizens would be forced to go without coverage, while legal immigrants residing in the same state could still get it. It's an unintended consequence of how last year's Supreme Court decision changed the Medicaid provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law. The overhaul expanded the federal-state program for low-income and disabled people. The Supreme Court made the...