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  • Rabbits wreak havoc at Denver International Airport by chewing through car wiring

    01/28/2013 9:20:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 27, 2013 | James Nye
    Rabbits at Denver International Airport are chewing through the wires of cars in the parking lot causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. The airport is home to hundreds of bunnies, who are not living up to their cute reputation as they chew through brake lines, clutch lines and other wiring. Local car repair shops in the Denver area estimate that the rabbits are doing massive damage and car owners affected have pleaded with the airport to do something about the growing menace. 'When I had the trouble with the oil light coming on, the dealer told me...
  • Obama: Sure, I go skeet shooting all the time

    01/28/2013 9:13:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I know you’ve seen this at Drudge, appropriately posted beneath a photo of the Hopenchange crew cracking up in laughter, but some panders are so shameless and comically implausible that they must be commemorated in a post. (Unfortunately, politicians’ need to ingratiate themselves with gun owners has been known to lead to this sort of thing.)To believe this, you need to believe that O splits sharply from most ivory-tower liberals when it comes to recreational shooting. How likely is that? In what other ways, based on what we know about him personally and politically, does he stray from the path...
  • Starving North Koreans 'are forced to eat their children

    01/28/2013 9:13:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    (UK) Sun ^ | January 28, 2013 | Harry Hawkins
    HUNGRY parents in North Korea have been caught eating their CHILDREN to avoid starvation, according to reports. One father is said to have been executed by firing squad for killing his two kids for food. And it has sparked fears there could be further cases of cannibalism in the country. The Sunday Times told how undercover reporters recorded several horror stories from inside the poverty-stricken nation. They included one man who dug up his grandchild's corpse to eat and another who boiled his child and ate the flesh. Thousands of North Koreans are feared to be starving to death...
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to address nation (abdicating?)

    01/28/2013 9:10:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2013 | Last updated at 11:51 ET
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to make a televised announcement, amid speculation in local media that she will abdicate the throne. Unconfirmed Dutch reports say she will announce her abdication in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.
  • Brit Hume: Case For Hillary Clinton "Being A Great Secretary Of State Is Exceedingly Weak"

    01/28/2013 9:09:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/28/2013
    WALLACE: [SNIP] Question, Brit, how do you rate Hillary Clinton's performance, record as our top diplomat? HUME: I think those examples you cited would add up to a case for her competence. They do not add up to a case for greatness, after all, the groundwork on Burma had been done by the previous administration. And the administration properly followed through on it. You look across the world, now at the major issues. Are Arabs and Israelis closer to peace? How about Iran and North Korea and their nuclear programs? Have they been halted or seriously set back? Has the...
  • Violent Extremism in Europe at Highest Level Since WWII

    01/28/2013 9:05:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 1/28/13 | staff
    Violent extremism is at its highest level in Europe since World War II and is becoming the continent's top security threat, the European Union's executive body said Monday. In a speech on the eve of talks on how to detect and prevent extremism, the EU's commissioner for home affairs Cecilia Malmstroem urged the EU "to stand up ... and protect our values that are now being challenged in many countries in Europe," AFP reported. "We see a growth of extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, hatred and nationalism," she said. "Not since World War II have extreme and populist forces had so much...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 28,2013

    01/28/2013 9:03:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 106 replies
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  • Davos 2013: Kissinger says Iran nuclear crisis close(1-24-13)

    01/28/2013 9:02:31 AM PST · by haffast · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 January 2013 Last updated at 09:44 ET | BBC - Business News
    The Nobel Peace laureate, 89, was speaking about prospects in the Middle East at the World Economic Forum. He said nuclear proliferation in the region triggered by an armed Iran would increase the chances of an atomic war - "a turning point in human history". He also urged the US and Russia to co-operate in resolving Syria's conflict. "There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching," he...
  • The Texas Woman Who Should be Dead (Link In Article From FreeRepublic)

    01/28/2013 9:00:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Casey Mattox
    There is a 43-year-old woman, born in Texas, who should be dead right now. In fact, she should have never been born. Forty years ago, the Supreme Court decided that the Texas law that prevented Jane Roe from ending the life of her unborn daughter was unconstitutional. But by the time the Supreme Court issued its decision in 1973, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1258350/posts she had already been born and adopted by a familylikely not knowing that all that ink spilled in Roe v. Wade was about her. Norma McCorvey is Jane Roe. She claimed then that her pregnancy was the result of...
  • Texting woman falls into canal [VIDEO]

    01/28/2013 8:59:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | January 25, 2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    If this isn't the perfect PSA for the dangers of texting and walking, we don't know what is. British radio personality Laura Safe was typing messages to her boyfriend when she walked straight into the icy water of a canal in Birmingham--and it was all caught on CCTV. "I thought the canal was pavement because it looked dark out of the corner of my eye," Safe told the Sun.
  • Confessions of a Liberal Gun Owner

    01/28/2013 8:57:25 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | JUSTIN CRONIN
    I AM a New England liberal, born and bred. I have lived most of my life in the Northeast Boston, New York and Philadelphia and my politics are devoutly Democratic. * I am also a Texas resident and a gun owner. * My relationship to firearms might have ended there, if not for a coincidence of weather. Everybody remembers Hurricane Katrina; fewer recall Hurricane Rita, an even more intense storm that headed straight for Houston less than a month later. My wife and I arranged to stay at a friends house in Austin, packed up the kids and...
  • Media Matters Calls for Gun Control, Carries Illegal Guns to Protect Its Founder

    01/28/2013 8:55:13 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Gun control isnt about banning guns, its about banning people who arent well-connected from having guns. If youre a Wal-Mart shopper then youre not supposed to have a gun. If youre David Brock, then thats a whole other story A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organizations founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned. -SNIP-TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm with a...
  • (NY) State Officials To Visit The Adirondacks, Southern Tier And Western New York About NY SAFE Act

    Albany, NY – Teams made up of members of the New York State Police and Division of Criminal Justice Services to visit communities across the state starting this week. The teams will be available to meet local law enforcement and answer questions from New Yorkers regarding NY SAFE Act.Tuesday, January 2912:00 PM Mike Green, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Division of Criminal Justice Services and Steve Hogan, First Deputy Counsel, New York State Police present the NY SAFE Act in Erie County Clarence Public Library 3 Town Place Clarence, New York OPEN PRESS12:00 PM First Deputy Superintendent Kevin Gagan, New York State...
  • Breaking: Obama on TV now with police chiefs supporting gun control, confiscation

    01/28/2013 8:51:58 AM PST · by pabianice · 56 replies
    Fox News Live (no link) | 1/28/13
    'We are serious about limiting access to assault weapons and magazine clips [sic]. Joe and my cabinet members are on board with the necessity of confronting this issue to ensure no events like Sandy Hook happen again and the gun violence like in Chicago is addressed. This involves enforcement of existing laws. It involves addressing access to guns in big cities. I know this is not a shy group and I am very grateful to them, a representative group of communities across the country. Congress will be making decisions on what groups like this decide.' (all quickly paraphrased) Ends. takes...
  • Bill makes hospitals check on citizenship [Plan is to fight illegal immigration]

    01/28/2013 8:50:08 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer| Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - A state legislator is moving to put Arizona's hospitals on the front line in the fight against illegal immigration. The proposal by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, would require hospitals to "reasonably confirm" those who show up at their doors are in the country legally if they do not produce proof of valid health insurance. HB 2293 lists methods hospital officials and employees can use to make that determination. The measure says if legal status cannot be verified, someone from the hospital "must immediately contact the local federal immigration office or a local law enforcement agency to report the...
  • Here is video of Dianne Feinstein from 60 Minutes in 1995, saying she wants guns confiscated

    01/28/2013 8:47:05 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blXkl9YVoHoM
  • New Oregon law might make cigarettes prescription only

    01/28/2013 8:39:50 AM PST · by thirst4truth · 25 replies
    RT ^ | January 25, 2013 | Reuters / Sergio Perez
    Trying to quit smoking? You might want to move to Oregon. A new bill would classify cigarettes as a Schedule III controlled substance, making them illegal to purchase without a doctors prescription. Portland Rep. Mitch Greenlick introduced the bill in the Oregon State Legislature in an attempt to reduce the number of addicted people, but has received criticism from smokers and non-smokers alike who believe the initiative is not feasible. Under Greenlicks proposal, smokers would be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to one years imprisonment and a $6,250 fine for being caught with a cigarette or any of...
  • Total Tax-Code Termination? (Reality Check: no sweeping reform will please both sides)

    01/28/2013 8:33:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    It would be the ultimate fiscal cliff. A group of House Republicans wants to put an expiration date on the 75,000-page U.S. tax code. The Tax Code Termination Act would require the repeal of the entire code in 2017 except for the bits dealing with Social Security and Medicare with a new system ready to go for the following year. Of course, the U.S. economy would benefit from major tax reform that eliminated the current bias against investment, axed crony-capitalist tax breaks, and lowered marginal rates on individuals and business as much as possible. But Republicans can put...
  • China Demands U.S. Taxpayers Clean Up Its Air

    01/28/2013 8:25:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/28/2013 | Gordon Chang
    Are the stars finally aligned for a global climate change treaty? After years of frustration, momentum seemed to change in an instant last Monday. President Obamas second inaugural address made it clear he was going to lead the world on the issue, his words a clarion call to action as one observer put it. Obamas first term was marked by one failure after another on the climate issue. For instance, his efforts to craft an agreement at Copenhagen in December 2009 were frustrated by developing nations, and subsequent conferences, such as the one last November and December in Doha, have...
  • Immigrants take guilty pleas without lawyers and can later be deported

    01/28/2013 8:24:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27,2013 | Jeremy Borden,
    Luis Bladilir Lopez would have needed a sharp defense lawyer to explain what could happen as the result of pleading guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana charge last year in Prince William County. But Lopez, then 19, was never appointed a lawyer, according to court records. In the end, the consequences were far more serious than he probably could have imagined.
  • Phil Mickelson and the Sports Star Tax Migration (Plenty of elite athlete company in Florida)

    01/28/2013 8:21:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/28/2013 | ALLYSIA FINLEY
    America's top-grossing golfer Phil Mickelson drove himself into a bunker on Jan. 20 when he said that federal and California state tax hikes had made him contemplate making "drastic changes" in his lifeincluding, it was widely assumed, moving to a no-income-tax state such as Texas or Florida. But he was only stating publicly what many professional athletes are mulling privately. No doubt they'll keep their thoughts private, too, given the uproar that ensued. The golfer known as Lefty outraged lefties by noting that a tax burden of more than 60% seemed excessive. Didn't he know that athletesunlike Hollywood celebritiesare supposed...
  • Sheriff who urged residents to learn how to use firearms blasts mayor's 'Dirty Harry' criticism

    01/28/2013 8:17:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    A sheriff who urged Milwaukee-area residents in a radio ad to learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves is dismissing pointed criticism from the city's mayor -- calling the mayor's response "weak" and telling Fox News "my job is to protect the public." Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. stirred controversy after releasing a 30-second radio ad saying budget cuts have hurt officers' ability to respond. "With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option," he said in the ad. "You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide...
  • Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems

    01/28/2013 8:17:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 126 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | January 23rd, 2013 | Mack Slavo
    As the U.S. government continues to expand surveillance and monitoring systems to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars within the borders of the United States, a recent announcement regarding the countrys southern air defense systems is raising eyebrows. Our southern border is, in part, protected by the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), which utilizes moored balloons hovering at about 15,000 feet to identify low flying aircraft and missiles that may penetrate the border and cross into U.S. airspace. The system is utilized by the U.S. Air Force, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and U.S. Customs and Border...
  • CBS 'Sunday Morning' News Segment: "So What If Barack Obama Is Not A Natural Born Citizen."

    01/28/2013 8:16:13 AM PST · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 45 replies
    Birther Report
    I've got a simple idea: Let's give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it's really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple pie. For example, most of our greatest Presidents -- Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson, and both Roosevelts -- had doubts about the Constitution, and many of them disobeyed it when it got in their way. To be clear, I don't think we should give up on everything in the Constitution. The Constitution has many important and inspiring provisions, but we should obey these because they are important and inspiring, not because a bunch of people...
  • Freedom sings: Out of the 9/11 tragedy and chaos has risen one of New Yorks great buildings

    01/28/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Steve Cuozzo
    Behold, the new One World Trade Center the unfinished, imperfect end-product of maybe the most anguished public soap opera ever to bring forth a single building. Still in a raw state, its already cause to celebrate. The nearly $4 billion, largest, most fought-over piece of the puzzle in downtowns epic skyline restoration turns out to be a gentle giant, graceful and humane as the Twin Towers were not. Architectural eggheads will sneer at it, but the masses will just as surely love it. Include me in the common rabble. What scant pleasure the old towers afforded lay in their...
  • Mussolini not so bad, says Silvio Berlusconi

    01/28/2013 8:15:05 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | January 29, 2013 12:00AM | James Bone, Rome
    SILVIO Berlusconi provoked outrage on International Holocaust Remembrance Day yesterday by defending Benito Mussolini. His remarks coincided with preparations in Rome to build a museum dedicated to the victims next to the former fascist dictator's home. The former Prime Minister told journalists at a remembrance ceremony in Milan that Il Duce was right to ally himself with Hitler. A day after Angela Merkel acknowledged that Germany had "everlasting responsibility" for the Holocaust, Mr Berlusconi said Italy "does not have the same responsibilities as Germany". He added: "Obviously the government of that time, out of fear that German power might lead...
  • Travis Tygart tells 60 Minutes that Lance Armstrong is still lying

    01/28/2013 8:12:23 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    Velo News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Neal Rogers
    Even when Lance Armstrong portrayed himself as coming clean about his career spent cheating to win, he was still lying. Thats the argument U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart made Sunday evening on the CBS show 60 Minutes, in an interview with Scott Pelley for a segment called The Fall of Lance Armstrong. Tygart sat down with Pelley to rebut several claims Armstrong made during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was televised on January 17-18. Among the statements that Tygart said were categorically untrue: that Armstrong had raced free of performance-enhancing drugs during his 2009 and 2010 comeback; that...
  • 3D-Printed Clothing Hits the Paris Runway

    01/28/2013 8:08:12 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    Design News ^ | 1/25/13 | Lauren Muskett
    Stratasys Ltd. and Materialise have printed 3D clothing pieces that were worn on the catwalk of Paris Fashion week in the Iris van Herpen's haute couture show, "Voltage." Two pieces out of the 11-piece collection were 3D printed. One creation, a cape and elaborate skirt, was 3D printed by Stratasys and created with Neri Oxman, an artist, architect, designer, and professor from MIT's Media Lab. Stratasys's Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing technology was used. This technology can use a variety of material properties to be printed into a single build, which allowed both soft and hard materials to be used...
  • "Is America In Decline?" May Be The Wrong Question

    01/28/2013 8:07:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/28/2013 | Robert Samuelson
    The American Century is dead. Long live the next American Century. The subtext of political debate these days is that the United States is in decline - a proposition often portrayed as self-evident. The economy lacks dynamism; unemployment near 8 percent remains at recession levels. The president and his Republican critics barely talk to each other; stalemate seems unending. But what if America isn't in decline? A powerful rebuttal comes from an unlikely place: Wall Street. In a report to clients, analysts at Goldman Sachs argue that the United States still has the world's strongest economy - and will have...
  • UK Headed for Triple Dip Recession? Impact on EU Exit Vote

    01/28/2013 8:04:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    There is much talk of a triple dip recession in the UK. It depends on how you define it. If you call a recession two consecutive quarters of decline in GDP, with any quarter of positive growth ending the recession, then answer is yes. Here is a chart from the Telegraph article UK heads for triple dip as GDP contracts 0.3pc to consider. Double Dip? The blue rectangles are mine. I see two recessions not three. With 9 quarters in between recessions, one might ask "Is this even a double-dip setup?" I suggest yes, but there is no clear agreed-upon...
  • White House Petition Demands Cellphone Unlocking Remain Legal

    01/28/2013 7:51:30 AM PST · by pepperdog · 5 replies
    Mashable ^ | 25 January 2013 | Stan Schroeder
    A petition submitted to the White House demands the Librarian of Congress to rescind his recent decision which removed the unlocking of cellphones from the exceptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).
  • Unthinkable, Draconian Spending Cuts

    01/28/2013 7:51:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Tad DeHaven
    Its my job to advocate for spending cuts. Its a job Ive been doing in one form or another for over a decade. If Ive ever experienced a victory, it must have been a pretty small one, because I cant recall any. So why do I persist?For one, Im a naturally optimistic person. And fueling that optimism is the press. Im constantly reading about the possibility of spending cuts, and those articles usually say that the cuts would be major or massive or severe or even draconian! The possibility sends a thrill up my leg.Alas, the draconian...
  • If Assault Weapons Are BadWhy Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for Personal Defense?

    01/28/2013 7:50:21 AM PST · by libstripper · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO personal defense weapons (PDW) also known as assault weapons when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 select-fire firearms because they are suitable for personal defense use in close quarters. The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic....
  • Attack on family in Compton latest incident in wave of anti-black violence

    01/28/2013 7:41:26 AM PST · by oldbill · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo
    A Latino gang is intimidating blacks into leaving the city that was once an African American enclave. It's part of a violent trend seen in other parts of the L.A. area. The attacks on the family are the latest in a series of violent incidents in which Latino gangs targeted blacks in parts of greater Los Angeles over the last decade.
  • Why Every Responsible American Should Turn Their Daughter into a Man

    01/28/2013 7:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Scottie Hughes
    Raising a daughter is tricky enough. Last week, the job of all American parents became much more complicated. Not only do parents of daughters have to worry about dates to the dance, mean girls on the playground, or making sure their daughters have good academic discipline but now parents also have to worry about the idea that if there ever is a national draft again, their daughter might just have the opportunity to sit in a foxhole, wet, cold and muddy, gripping the steel of an M-4 in her chapped hands, waiting to kill or be killed. As a responsible...
  • OBAMA SECRETLY PLEDGES TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM. Will press Israel into new so-called land-for-peace

    01/28/2013 7:30:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Klein on Line ^ | 1/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV Now that he has secured his second term, President Barack Obama has already secretly pledged to the Palestinians he will press Israel into a new round of so-called land-for-peace negotiations, a top Palestinian Authority negotiator told KleinOnline. The negotiator said top members of the Obama administration told the Palestinians the U.S. president will renew talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state in the so-called 1967 borders meaning in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and, notably, eastern Jerusalem. The negotiator further revealed when it comes to dividing Jerusalem, Obama wants to rehash what is known as the...
  • Brick Wall of Local Bureaucracy

    01/28/2013 7:19:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Chris Edwards
    Some Good Samaritans wanted to clean up some trash in a neighborhood near me in Northern Virginia, and they ran into a brick wall of bureaucracy. I happened to notice this write-up on a neighborhood blog. If you arent convinced yet that there is too much government bureaucracy in America, then this article is well worth reading. Here are some highlights:Kay Cooper and Nancy Vorona, residents of Lake Barcroft, would like to see the Seven Corners area cleaned up. Government officials agree the area needs to be cleaned up. Yet nothing is being done. Cooper is beyond frustrated at the...
  • The Rally in Stock Prices

    01/28/2013 7:12:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Political Calculation
    Craig Newmark points to some interesting analysis that suggests that the recent run-up in U.S. stock prices can be attributed to the newest rounds of quantitative easing: What is clear is that the recent market rally is once again being driven by the Federal Reserve's QE programs. Money is flowing out of bonds, and the dollar, and into equities. The weekly chart below shows the decline in the market this past September and October as excess reserve balances with the Fed were drawn down. The subsequent rally has been fueled by the Fed as it has pumped reserve balances sharply...
  • Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali

    01/28/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:32 AMSEVARE, Mali (AP) Islamist extremists torched a library containing historic manuscripts in Timbuktu, the mayor said today, as French and Malian forces closed in on Mali's fabled desert city. Ousmane Halle said he heard about the burnings early today. "It's truly alarming that this has happened," he told The Associated Press by telephone from Mali's capital, Bamako. "They torched all the important ancient manuscripts. The ancient books of geography and science. It is the history of Timbuktu, of its people."
  • Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of ancient manuscripts

    01/28/2013 6:22:27 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 35 replies
    Guardian ^ | , Monday 28 January 2013 08.37 EST | Luke Harding in Svar
    Islamist insurgents retreating from the ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu have set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, in what the town's mayor described as a "devastating blow" to world heritage. ... The manuscripts survived for centuries in Timbuktu on the edge of the Sahara hidden in wooden trunks, boxes beneath the sand and caves. The majority are written in Arabic, with some in African languages, and one in Hebrew, and cover a diverse range of topics including astronomy, poetry, music, medicine and women's rights. The oldest dated from...
  • Rubio, Senate Gang of Eight unveil bipartisan immigration deal (Amnesty, H-1B Visas DOUBLED!)

    01/28/2013 6:17:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/28/13 | MARC CAPUTO
    A group of eight Democratic and Republicans senators, including Floridas Marco Rubio, will officially release a wide-ranging immigration plan Monday that could give a pathway to citizenship, tighten border security and increase guest-worker permits. -snip- Most controversially, the proposal would give a pathway to residency and even citizenship to many of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the United States.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,WTIC AM,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,January 28-February 1,2013

    01/28/2013 6:17:06 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 28-February 1,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Dont Trust Economists, Part II

    01/28/2013 6:14:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Back in 2010, I shared a remarkable graph comparing the predictions of economists to what actually happened. Not surprisingly, the two lines dont exactly overlap, which explains the old joke that economists have correctly predicted nine of the last five recessions.Its not that economists are totally useless. Its just that they dont do a very good job when they venture into the filed of macroeconomics, as Russ Roberts succinctly explained. And they look especially foolish when they try to engage in forecasting.But at least economists sometimes can be entertaining, though usually in the laughing-at-you rather than laughing-with-you way.Consider, for instance,...
  • Beyonce has yet to apologize to Chuck Schumer for lip-syncing at inauguration

    01/28/2013 6:10:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and TODD VENEZIA
    Her phony warbling made Chuck Schumer look like a fool but she hasnt apologized to him for it. The New York senator angrily admitted yesterday that the pop queen has not called him to say sorry after she turned last weeks inaugural bash into an unexpected Milli Vanilli concert by lip-syncing The Star-Spangled Banner. I have not heard from her before, during or after, a testy Schumer told The Post after he was asked if Beyonc had called him to give a musical mea culpa. She did not talk to me at all. I didnt say any words to...
  • Do background checks on guns really work? Critics AND supporters say No

    01/28/2013 6:04:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Staff
    Both supporters and critics of the federal background check system for gun buyers say the system is flawed. Supporters argue the system is filled with holes and impeded by a lack of cooperation from state governments, while critics warn that even if the system were perfected it would in no way reduce gun violence. Now politicians and those with a stake in the outcome are looking for ways to improve the vetting process for Americans who want to purchase firearms.
  • Senators Offer a Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration (Amnesty bill written by RINO Hatch)

    01/28/2013 6:03:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/13 | JULIA PRESTON
    A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire. -snip- We on the Democratic side have said that we are flexible and we want to get a bill, Mr. Schumer told reporters in New York on Sunday. But theres a bottom line, and thats a path to citizenship for the 11 or so million people who qualify. Weve...
  • The Most Important Amendment

    01/28/2013 5:59:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Rich Galen
    We all know the term "The Bill of Rights" which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution although few of us (including me) could name them. Hint: None of them start "Thou shalt not " Rather they tend to start "The Government (or Congress) shalt not " Keep that in mind. The First Amendment is a catch-all of rights upon which the Congress may not trample: It protects an individual's freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and to petition the government. The American press corps is...
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Second Term and Hillary Clinton's Exit From State [Worship]

    01/28/2013 5:56:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/25/13
    JEFFREY BROWN: All right, the week began with the inauguration. We all talked on Monday. It ends with the White House appointment of a new chief of staff, Mark. What does the new team, what does the language you heard this week tell you about the president that Barack Obama wants to be? MARK SHIELDS: I think, like all re-elected presidents, he sees a mandate, an expanded vision of a mandate from the electoral victory. But he realizes time is short. And I think he is not showing the same level of patience with the Congress that he showed in...
  • Updated Gun Grabber's (National) Legislation Compendium

    01/28/2013 5:46:40 AM PST · by grobdriver · 15 replies
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and...
  • 60 Minutes Viewers Blast Swoon Journalist Kroft Lovefest Interview of Obama and Hillary

    01/28/2013 5:42:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 28, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    So who has cuter dimples? Swoon Journalist Steve Kroft or Mario Lopez? It's a reasonable question to ask because the Extra host's interviews of celebs like Angelina and Brad couldn't have been anymore of a puff piece than Kroft's starry-eyed interview of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday's 60 Minutes. A half hour of softballs were gently served up by Kroft who acted as if he were overjoyed to just bask in the glow of his interviewees who ate up almost all the time praising each other. Oh, there was the obligatory question that Kroft was...