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  • Communists Cheer On Obama's Gun Grab

    01/24/2013 6:26:35 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 54 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 January 2013 | William F. Jasper
    No surprise that the Communist Party USA, plus official voices from Communist China and Russia, endorse Obama's latest attacks on the 2nd Amendment. Communists Cheer On Obama’s Gun Grab The New American 24 January 2013 It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obama’s plan to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as a means to “end gun violence.” A cardinal feature of communist regimes, like all dictatorships, is the prohibition of private ownership of arms, creating a monopoly of force in the hands of the State. In a...
  • D.C. Man Who Used Gun to Save Kid from Dog Mauling May Be Charged

    01/24/2013 6:21:27 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    While liberal journalists like David Gregory and liberal politicians like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)* are able to bend and even break District of Columbia gun laws in service of promoting more stringent gun control laws, it's a far different story for apolitical Good Samaritans who use their guns to save lives. Andrea Noble of the Washington Times noted yesterday that a D.C. man could face numerous gun charges related to his discharge of his gun on Sunday to save an 11-year-old boy from being mauled to death by three pit bulls. D.C. police are investigating whether a man will face...
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect wants death penalty out

    01/24/2013 6:21:20 PM PST · by Rabin · 48 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | : January 24, 2013 | AP Staff
    The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting rampage case faces a controversial decision next week: whether to spare Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Hasan wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder, Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case...
  • Filibuster Deal Reached in Senate

    01/24/2013 6:14:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senators voted overwhelming Thursday evening to enact a package of modest changes to the Senate’s rules and procedures, adopting an agreement brokered by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The Senate voted, 78-16, to adopt temporary rules changes for the 113th Congress, easily clearing a 60-vote threshold set up for the vote. Then, the Senate adopted a change to the chamber’s rules 86-9. As is customary, the chamber set a two-thirds threshold for the vote, since two-thirds of senators voting are required to limit debate on a rules change facing a filibuster under normal circumstances.Neither...
  • Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit? Source: Explosion destroys much of underground

    01/24/2013 6:10:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/24/13 | Reza Kahlili
    <p>An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.</p> <p>The level of enrichment has been a major concern to Israeli officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has warned about the 20-percent enriched stockpile.</p>
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-24-13

    01/24/2013 6:07:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-24-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Gold Won't Save You From Hyperinflation According To A New Study

    01/24/2013 6:03:55 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI - American Enterprise Institute ^ | 1-24-2013 | James Pethokoukis
    Gold Won't Save You From Hyperinflation According To A New Study James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise InstituteJanuary 24, 2013, 6:18 PM A new NBER working paper, “The Golden Dilemma”, looks at the investment history — and possible investment future — of gold. Many fascinating nuggets and charts in the research. Especially interesting is its negative take on gold as a safe-haven hedge against hyperinflation (or even regular inflation, for that matter) or other crises: We also parse the safe haven argument and come up empty-handed. We examine data on hyperinflations in both major and minor countries and find it is certainly...
  • Rand Paul to John Kerry: If it was wrong to bomb Cambodia without Congress's approval, why is

    01/24/2013 6:01:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/24/13 | Allahpundit
    Excellent, and not just the Libya stuff. Stick with it for Paul’s questions about how smart it is to be arming the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt when Morsi is already wheezing about Jews controlling the media in official diplomatic sessions with the U.S. If you’re wondering why it fell to Paul to ask this question instead of any of the more senior senators who preceded him, it’s because the Senate was perfectly happy to have Obama act unilaterally on Libya. The Iraq war authorization came back to haunt many of them; no one knew at the time how messy Libya...
  • Stolen Valor: The John Kerry Story - Full Video

    01/24/2013 5:57:48 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Delcon Six
    This is the story John Kerry does not want you to hear. The story of these valiant POW's is compelling and powerful. "Stolen Honor" is their story. It reveals the pages of history the liberal media won't tell you
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/24/2013 5:57:21 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 01/24/2013 | Dan Weil
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws. “Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference?” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, referring to November’s election. “You have to appeal with policies and programs to these people who are going to be the leaders of our country in a generation,” Powell says.
  • HuffPo: Obama Inaugural Ignored Rights of Transgendered Preteens

    01/24/2013 5:55:58 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Well, this will teach President Obama’s speech writers to double check their pander list. It seems his special shout-out to gays in his inaugural speech – though widely praised by the Left as a “historic” moment – just wasn’t enough. Not for the Huffington Post and the parents of 11-year-old ‘Sadie,’ who is “transgender” (a boy pretending to be a girl). Obama needed to call out for transgender rights as well. HuffPo’s “Gay Voices” page reported that Sadie corrected the oversight, writing a second speech. Sadie’s mother put it on Face Book, it hit Twitter and, according the “Gay Voices”...
  • Kerry: Door for 'Two-State Solution' May be Closing

    01/24/2013 5:44:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    ..... Senator John Kerry says he is worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closing and that would be "disastrous". .....
  • Piers Morgan Accuses GOP of 'Misogyny,' 'Political Grandstanding' at Clinton Hearing

    01/24/2013 5:43:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    Could Piers Morgan be any more of an Obama hack? After Republicans grilled Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the Benghazi attacks on Wednesday, Morgan unloaded on their criticism as "political grandstanding" showing "a whisper of misogyny." "I've been listening to the Republicans getting on their high horse about this for a long time. Now I've thought a lot of today's criticism was political grandstanding in many ways," said the CNN host who has done plenty of grandstanding of his own from his high horse on gun control. "I'm getting a little bit weary, I'll be honest with you, with...
  • God’s law should be the final word on same-sex marriage (a GREAT letter to the editor)

    01/24/2013 5:39:49 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 14 replies
    Montana Standard ^ | January 16, 2013 | Joe Warren
    Had the residents of Montana voted to accept same-sex marriage, God’s law will trump it. God spoke thousands of years ago in Genesis, Chapter 19, regarding sexual sins. The apostle Paul also wrote in Romans, Chapter 1, regarding man suppressing the truth and exchanging the truth for a lie, which resulted in men and women performing in unnatural functions. These laws were given to us by God for our own protection. God’s word is holy and sovereign. Any laws passed that are in direct contradiction to God’s word become man’s law. As a believer and follower of my Lord and...
  • Rhode Island House easily passes gay marriage bill

    01/24/2013 5:36:59 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Fox News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow gays and lesbians to marry in the only New England state where they can't. The House voted 51-19 after an often emotional debate that touched on civil rights, religion and the nature of marriage. The bill now moves to the Senate, where both supporters and opponents of gay marriage say it is difficult to predict the bill's fate. "This has been a long journey," said House Speaker Gordon Fox, who is gay and supported same-sex legislation when it was first introduced in 1997. "Today...
  • French troops face complicated military landscape in Mali

    01/24/2013 5:36:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2013 | Sudarsan Raghavan and Edward Cody
    DIABALY, Mali — When France entered the world’s newest war against terrorism, French officials boldly declared that the ragtag radical Islamists they planned to oust from northern Mali would scatter in the face of a modern fighting force. But two weeks later, reality has sunk in. Even as they bombard Islamist targets, the French troops are facing a military landscape that is far more complicated than it appeared at the outset, raising questions about France’s long-term goals. With no clear exit strategy, the French are encountering a host of problems: Mali’s interim government is weak, its military is disorganized, and...
  • NASA tests vintage Apollo 11 rocket engine for ideas for new US missions

    01/24/2013 5:34:29 PM PST · by Islander7 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | AP
    A vintage rocket engine built to blast the first U.S. lunar mission into Earth's orbit more than 40 years ago is again rumbling across the Southern landscape. The engine, known to NASA engineers as No. F-6049, was supposed to help propel Apollo 11 into orbit in 1969, when NASA sent Neil Armstrong and two other astronauts to the moon for the first time.
  • A Cultural Misunderstanding: The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/24/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    fieldandstream.com ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    For a number of years, I visited the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The show, which is held in a hideous rambling building originally intended to handle livestock, is a genuine monster. For a solid week, people in the tens of thousands come from near and far to grope sporting goods, book hunting and fishing trips, attend demonstrations, and generally see what is what. ESS, as it will hereinafter be referred to, is put on by Reed Exhibitions. Reed is the world’s largest organizer of trade shows and the like; the firm handles 500 events in 39...
  • GOP 'Thugs' in Congress Guilty of 'Assaulting' Hillary,

    01/24/2013 5:31:35 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    Surely without intending to do so, liberal radio host Bill Press has providing a compelling argument against renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. On his radio show this morning, the easily piqued Press sniffed in disdain at the sheer effrontery of Republican senators asking pointed questions of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. (audio clip after page break) Here's what the indignant Press had to say "I have to tell you, man, watching the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday and she appeared...
  • NYPD to Receive 'T-Ray' Vision to Detect Concealed Firearms

    01/24/2013 5:26:22 PM PST · by haffast · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 1/25/2013, 1:15 AM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The New York Police Department is testing a new device that can detect firearms concealed beneath layers of clothing. Dubbed “T-Ray,” the machine detects terahertz radiation, a high-frequency electromagnetic natural energy that is emitted by people. It also detects the presence of hidden metal from a distance, The Wall Street Journal reported. snip The boxy machine can be hidden in a vehicle, allowing officers to discreetly scan their target and may provide an alternative to the NYPD's reliance on the controversial tactic of stop-and-frisk, where officers routinely search large numbers of men in high-crime areas, AFP reported. snip The program...