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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...
  • Barack Obama provides landing pad for fly (Pics and Videos -- Get Your Barf Bag)

    01/24/2013 5:20:40 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-24-2013 | Raf Sanchez,
    Subtitle: Not even the Secret Service could keep the fly away from Barack Obama's furrowed brow. The buzzing insect stole the show as the President announced his two new members of his second administration, cutting wild loops around the leader of the free world before landing squarely on his forehead. The official White House transcript simply reads: "This guy is bothering me here - (swatting at a fly.)" Meanwhile, the pool report which describes the President's movements throughout the day, noted that "the president spoke for about five minutes while being menaced by a house fly". It wasn't the first...
  • John Kerry: Mr. Climate

    01/24/2013 5:16:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    John Kerry: Mr. Climate By: Darren Samuelsohn and Jonathan Allen January 24, 2013 07:00 PM EST President Barack Obama’s chief global climate cop won’t be stationed at EPA or on the White House staff. He’ll be at the State Department. Obama’s choice of John Kerry as the nation’s top diplomat is the strongest signal to the international community — and the smart set in Washington’s political class — that the American president is truly committed to striking deals designed to save the world. Add that to his mention of climate change in his inaugural address, and it’s giving hopes to...
  • Favorite Street-Road Songs.Blvd,Lane etc.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 1~25~13

    01/24/2013 5:15:11 PM PST · by fatima · 321 replies
    ~Favorite Road-Street Song's~ Werewolves Of London I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein Aaoooooo! Werewolves of London! Aaoooooo! (Repeat) If you hear him howling around your kitchen door Better not let him in Little old lady got mutilated late last night Werewolves of London again Asoooooo! Werewolves of London! Aaoooooo! (Repeat) He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amuck in Kent Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair Better...
  • Kerry: Door for 'Two-State Solution' May be Closing

    01/24/2013 5:10:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/13 | Elad Benari
    Senator John Kerry hinted Thursday he has a plan up his sleeve to rekindle the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority but warned he was worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closing, AFP reports. If the opportunity is lost, it would be "disastrous," Kerry told U.S. lawmakers meeting to confirm his nomination to be the next secretary of state. "We need to try to find a way forward, and I happen to believe that there is a way forward," said Kerry, according to AFP. "But I also believe that if we can't be successful that...
  • CIA operative and national security analyst Chet Nagle is Rick Wiles's guest today.

    01/24/2013 5:10:08 PM PST · by Errant · 1 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 24 January, 2013 | Rick Wiles
    Topic: Rick and Chet discuss a wide array of national security issues including Iran, North Korea, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Barack Obama’s gun control scheme. Streaming audio linkMP3 file download
  • Honey, I Shrank The Army; On Brink Of A Hollow Force

    01/24/2013 5:02:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | 1/24/13 | Editor
    Defense: As sequestration looms and an advocate of military budget cuts prepares to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense, the Army reports that it will have to cut base operations by almost a third, jeopardizing its missions. 'The readiness of our Armed Forces is at a tipping point," Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey wrote to Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a Jan. 14 letter also signed by the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The letter was written as the Pentagon braces for a looming...
  • US Urges Israel to Partake in UN Human Rights Review

    01/24/2013 4:51:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 1/25/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Unites States has declared that Israel should take part in a United Nations review of its human rights situation despite the Jewish state’s decision to cut ties with the council that carries out the process. "We have encouraged the Israelis to come to the council and to tell their story and to present their own narrative of their own human rights situation," said Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, the U.S. representative to the United Nations' Human Rights Council in Geneva, AFP reported. Israel cut all ties with the biased 47-member state council last March after it announced that it would...
  • Homeless Veterans In Killeen Have Nowhere To Go

    01/24/2013 4:47:34 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 65 replies
    KCEN ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Sophia Stamas
    Killeen's homeless have nowhere to go, and that means dozens, possibly hundreds of our veterans are stuck out in the cold. More than 62 thousand American veterans are living on the streets. Nickie, a 58-yr old Vietnam Marine veteran, is one of them, but the Fort Hood area doesn't have any homeless shelters, turning cold nights into life or death battles that leave Nickie wondering. "Am I going to make it until tomorrow? Am I going to make it, straight up," said Nickie with tears in his eyes. A few warming centers open, but only when temperatures dip below freezing,...
  • The offal truth about American haggis

    01/24/2013 4:44:45 PM PST · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 24th January 2013 | Jon Kelly
    'Traditional Scottish haggis is banned in the United States. With Burns Night looming, how do fans satisfy their taste for oatmeal and offal? For aficionados, it is the "great chieftain o' the pudding-race". To sceptics, however, it is a gruesome mush of sheep's innards - and for decades American authorities have agreed. Authentic Scottish haggis has been banned in the United States since 1971, when the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) first took a dim view of one of its key ingredients - sheep's lung. While millions of people around the world will enjoy, or endure, a Burns Night helping...
  • While David Gregory Gets Off Scot-Free, (Shortened Title)

    01/24/2013 4:14:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    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 (excerpt follows page break): D.C. police are investigating whether...
  • Obama the fly swatter strikes again

    01/24/2013 4:12:33 PM PST · by TaraP · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 24th, 2013
    There was a buzz at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama announced the nomination of two top financial regulatory officials. A large fly interrupted the president as he presented his picks to head the Securities and Exchange Commission and a watchdog for financial consumer products. Under bright television lights, the fly darted around the president's head as he spoke in the White House's ornate State Dining Room, alighting briefly on the middle of his forehead.
  • Facing Sequestration And Defense Cuts, Lockheed Gives Aggressive Guidance

    01/24/2013 3:57:29 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 24 Jan 13 | None
    Despite uncertainty over the future defense budget and the possibility of sequestration, and after a recent scandal that led to the resignation of CEO-elect Chris Kubasik, Lockheed managed to deliver a decent fourth quarter on Thursday. The defense and aerospace company beat top-line estimates and revealed a record backlog, while guiding aggressively for fiscal 2013. Investors weren’t pleased, though, as the stock sold-off in early trading. Net earnings from operations fell a dramatic 18.5% to $569 million as Lockheed made large pension contributions and paid high tax rates. In a per share basis, Lockheed earned $1.73, well below the $1.82...
  • Neighbor who shot dead pit bulls mauling 11-year old boy could face charges

    01/24/2013 3:46:46 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man who fatally shot a pit bulls as it viciously attacked an 11-year-old boy with two other dogs could face charges for violating Washington D.C.'s gun laws. The young boy, who has not been identified, was riding a new bike on his home street in the Brightwood neighbourhood on Sunday when he collided with a pack of unattended pit bulls. The dogs immediately began attacking him, sinking their teeth into his arms, legs, stomach and chest, and leaving him in need of surgery. A neighbour, who has also not been identified, witnessed the attack, ran into his home and...
  • Lizzy Seeberg or Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend: which ghost haunts Notre Dame the most?

    01/24/2013 3:46:33 PM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 1-21-13 | Tom O'Toole
    Noting the unusual amount of online chatter linking Manti Te'o, his hoax of a (dead) girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, and Lizzy Seeberg (and perhaps connecting that to my long-held belief that the Fighting Irish would never be national champions again until Notre Dame better reflected its namesake), my wife, Jeanette, told me that "perhaps the good thing about the Kekua-Te'o tale is that it brings the Lizzy Seeberg story back out into the open." Trusting Jeanette's intuition, but not yet grasping the exact connection, I pondered the similarities (and differences) of the trusting girl naively thinking she was getting involved...
  • Home : News : SLC Utah Sheriffs send open letter to President on gun control

    01/24/2013 3:29:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    abc4.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | Marcos Ortiz
    HEBER CITY Utah (ABC 4 News) - Utah's sheriffs are prepared to take on the president when it comes to guns. Last week they sent him a letter stating they would not enforce any new gun laws they believe are unconstitional. "We are prepared to trade our lives in defense of the constitution of the United States," says Summit County Sheriff David Edmunds. 28 of Utah's 29 sheriffs signed off on the letter. Edmunds says it's meant as a preemptive strike in case the president enacts tougher gun laws like limiting assault rifles or restricting the amount of ammo in...
  • 11-Year-Old Transgender Girl: This Is the Speech Obama Should Have Given at the Inauguration

    01/24/2013 3:24:11 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 23, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    President Obama “made history,” as they say, when he became the first U.S. president to mention gay rights during an inaugural speech. Now, following in the footsteps of her peers, an 11-year-old transgender girl is praising the president for his efforts but saying we still have work to do. “Sadie was so proud of President Obama for including the gay community in his inaugural address on Monday; however, she felt like the trans community wasn’t included,” her mother explained for the Huffington Post. Here’s the speech young Sadie would have given: “The world would be a better place if everyone...
  • Abortion and the Will to Power: ‘So what if abortion ends a life?’ asks Salon writer

    01/24/2013 3:15:06 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013 | HILARY WHITE
    Salon staff writer Mary Elizabeth Williams ROME, January 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An item came to my attention today in my daily inspection of the internet, asking a very pertinent question. And though I’m sure it was meant rhetorically, I thought I’d have a go at answering it. A short piece, clearly published in answer to the hundreds of thousands gathered this week on the Washington Mall demanding an end to the slaughter of children, asks, “So what if abortion ends life?” Mary Elizabeth Williams wrote yesterday on the “progressive” online magazine Salon, “I believe that life starts at...
  • ‘We are not cannon fodder’: Woman conceived in rape calls out pro-lifers over rape exceptions

    01/24/2013 3:07:54 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Rebecca Kiessling (right) and Reggie Littlejohn (left) Photo: Patrick Craine, LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life leader Rebecca Kiessling, who was conceived in rape when her mother was abducted at knifepoint, says pro-lifers are guilty of discrimination if they are willing to compromise by including exceptions for rape in pro-life legislation.  Speaking at the Law of Life Summit in Washington, D.C. the day before the 40th annual March for Life, she lamented that “so many people, pro-life people … think nothing of discriminating against children who are conceived in rape.” “Let me tell you, to those who...
  • 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...