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  • Teen to stand trial as adult for ICE agent shooting

    01/29/2013 5:12:42 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    VALLEYCENTRAL.COM ^ | 01.29.2013 | Sergio Chapa
    An Hidalgo County Judge had ruled a teenager jailed on attempted murder charges will stand trial as an adult. Marquez Alvardo is accused shooting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Kelton Harrison in Hargill back in July 2012. According to reports, Alvardo was 16-years-old when he fired several shots at the federal agent striking him once. Officials say the teen, an older brother and his father pursued and shot Harrison while he was conducting surveillance in the area The former Economedes High School student, who is now 17-years-old, and will be transferred to the Hidalgo County jail. Judge Jesse...
  • Chinese firm wins A123 despite U.S. tech transfer fears

    01/29/2013 5:08:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Reuters | January 29, 2013 | By Tom Hals and Ben Klayman
    (Reuters) - China's largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems Inc (AONEQ.PK), a maker of electric car batteries, despite warnings by some lawmakers that the deal would transfer sensitive technology developed with U.S. government money. The sale of the lithium-ion battery maker to a U.S. unit of Wanxiang Group was approved by a U.S. government committee on foreign investment, according to a statement from the Chinese company. Last month, Wanxiang's U.S. unit agreed to pay $257 million for A123's automotive battery business and related assets in a bankruptcy auction, beating U.S. rival Johnson Controls Inc...
  • Surprising Tools of Modern Gunmaking: Plastic and a 3-D Printer (NYT)

    01/29/2013 5:01:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | By HENRY FOUNTAIN
    A man in Wisconsin viewed it as a technical challenge. Another, in New Hampshire, was looking to save some money. And in Texas, a third wanted to make a political point. The three may have had different motivations but their results were the same: each built a working gun that included a part made in plastic with a 3-D printer. What they did was legal and, except for the technology and material used, not much different from what do-it-yourself gunsmiths have been doing for decades. But in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and the intensified debate over...
  • Keystone XL decision may loom large for red state Democrats in 2014 midterms

    01/29/2013 4:56:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A handful of vulnerable Democratic senators running for reelection in red states are seeking to insulate themselves from political fallout if the Obama administration rejects the Keystone XL oilsands pipeline from Canada. Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), joined 44 of their Republican colleagues in signing a letter last week urging Obama to expedite the pipeline's approval. Although Democrats say the controversial pipeline may not linger as an issue at the ballot box in 2014, the senatorsí full-throated support for the controversial project could shield them from GOP attacks...
  • Meet Kangaroo Dundee: 6ft7in Australian who is substitute dad to dozens of orphan marsupials

    01/29/2013 4:51:00 PM PST · by the scotsman · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd January 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'An animal lover nicknamed 'Kangaroo Dundee' is set to star in a BBC star documentary that follows his life in the Australian Outback mothering orphaned marsupials. Chris Barnes gave up life in the city to build a shack with no running water or boiler, where he cares for the animals. The 6ft 7" Australian, nicknamed Brolga, cares for the babies 24 hours-a-day, taking them to the supermarket in nearby Alice Springs and even letting them sleep at the end of his bed. His amazing story has been documented in a two-part BBC2 series Kangaroo Dundee. The film shows Brolga -...
  • Would-be carjackers foiled by mysteries of the stick shift

    01/29/2013 4:41:10 PM PST · by grundle · 101 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    An attempted stickup was confounded by a carís stick shift, when would-be carjackers failed to understand the mechanics behind a manual transmission. Randolph Bean tells WOFL FOX 35 that two men attempted to steal his 2002 yellow Corvette at gunpoint outside an Orlando hospital, but they ended up running away after they couldnít figure out how to drive his car. "They apparently couldn't start it,Ē Bean 51, is quoted as saying in a police report. ďI had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it's a standard transmission." After several failed attempts, the thieves eventually...
  • Google's Trillion-Dollar Driverless Car -- Part 2: The Ripple Effects

    01/29/2013 4:38:25 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/24/2013 | Chunka Mui
    While Part 1 of this series laid out the significant benefits in safety and savings that could come from a driverless car, there is an old saying: One manís savings are another manís lost revenue. The fact is that a driverless car would slash hundreds of billions of dollars of annual revenue, or even trillions, from all sorts of entities: car makers, parts suppliers, car dealers, auto insurers, auto financiers, body shops, emergency rooms, health insurers, medical practices, personal-injury lawyers, government taxing authorities, road-construction companies, parking-lot operators, oil companies, owners of urban real estate, and on and on and on.
  • MSNBC Analyst: Republicans 'Crazy Crackers' Who Use 'Hateful Language'

    01/29/2013 4:31:24 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    Briebart ^ | 1/29/2013
    Today on MSNBC contributor Karen Finney called to Republicans ďcrazy crackers on the right" who use ďhateful language." Video at link: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/01/29/Liberal-Host-Republicans-Are-Crazy-Crackers-Who-Use%20-Hateful-Language
  • NAACP president: Black people worse off under Obama

    01/29/2013 4:30:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    washington times ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans ďare doing far worseĒ than when President Obama first took office. ďThe countryís back to pretty much where it was when this president started,Ē Mr. Jealous told MSNBC host David Gregory on ďMeet the Press.Ē ďWhite people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.Ē
  • NRA officials counter "bogus surveys " about the group's membership

    01/29/2013 4:17:40 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    Here's what the NRA members said: 93 percent oppose a law requiring gun owners to register with the federal government. 92 percent oppose gun confiscation via mandatory buy-back laws. 92 percent oppose a federal law banning the sale of firearms between private citizens. 91 percent of support laws keeping firearms away from the mentally ill. 89 percent oppose banning semi-automatic firearms, often "mistakenly called assault rifles." 82 percent approve of the idea of "qualified armed security professionals in every school." 79 percent agree that President Obama's "balanced approach" to guns means regulations that "will take away our 2nd Amendment rights."...
  • Guess What: Obamaís Having a Hard Time Finding Anyone to Serve on That So-Called ĎDeath Panelí

    01/29/2013 4:11:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Becket Adams
    The 15-member Independent Payment Advisory Board (i.e. the so-called ďdeath panelĒ) included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ďObamacareĒ) has run into a bit of problem: Very few want to join. Jonathan Gruber, for example, helped lay the groundwork for Massachusettsí health-care law and played an important role in making ďObamacareĒ the law of the land. So youíd think heíd be an obvious choice for the panel, right? ďNo way,Ē he said, according to the Washington Post. ďMaybe if it was a part-time gig. But full time? I canít see it.Ē And heís not alone. ďIt is supposed...
  • Reid Statement On President Obamaís Immigration Speech

    01/29/2013 4:05:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 1/29/2013 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.óNevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama delivered an address on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas:ďPresident Obama offered a clear vision of the steps we need to take to fix our broken immigration system, and made clear that he stands ready to work with the members of Congress on both sides of the aisle who are currently drafting a common-sense, bipartisan solution to this issue.ďPresident Obamaís administration has already made† great strides in securing our border Ė including more than doubling the number of boots on the ground and deploying...
  • WPS Health Insurance files notice of 451 layoffs in Monona, Madison and Wausau

    01/29/2013 4:03:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 7 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1/29/2013 | KAREN RIVEDAL
    Hundreds of job cuts stemming largely from the pending loss of two major federal contracts will begin soon at Monona-based WPS Health Insurance. WPS filed notice with the state Monday that 451 employees in Monona, Madison and Wausau would likely lose their jobs starting March 29. That includes 250 people in Madison and Monona, and 201 in Wausau, where about 300 work now. And there could be more job cuts coming. Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading nonprofit health insurer. It currently employs about 3,600 people, including some 2,500 in the Madison area. Read more: http://host.madison.com/business/wps-health-insurance-files-notice-of-layoffs-in-monona-madison/article_f0188544-69ad-11e2-96de-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz2JPbqF3Hl
  • Cruz to Rahm: Donít mess with Texas

    01/29/2013 3:58:01 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has a message for firearms manufacturers and banks under attack from Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Texas welcomes you. Cruz pilloried Emanuelís gun-control efforts and invited executives to consider the warmer, friendlier climes of the Lone Star State in a Tuesday letter to the CEOs of Bank of America, TD Bank, Sturm & Ruger, and Smith & Wesson.
  • Layoffs at Kapolei Golf Club - Whatever will King Obama do?

    01/29/2013 3:54:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    khon ^ | 1/28/2013
    The Kapolei Golf Club laid off 14 out of 110 employed at the course recently. The employees were from various departments. "After careful consideration and full review of operations, we had to make the difficult decision of reducing our staff at Kapolei Golf Club," said Micah Kane, chief operating officer of Pacific Links Hawaii, in a statement. "This shift enables Pacific Links Hawai'i to operate at optimal efficiency and better provide the high quality of service that our customers have come to expect and solidify the future of our remaining employees. We do not anticipate any further staff cuts." Other...
  • First lawsuit filed in N.Y.S. against new gun laws.

    01/29/2013 3:47:01 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    NYSRPA ^ | 01/29/2013 | NYSRPA
    http://www.nysrpa.org/files/SAFENoticeOfClaim.pdf Here is is - filed today.
  • Scouts Consider Breaking Camp with Tradition

    01/29/2013 3:46:14 PM PST · by fwdude · 45 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 29, 2013 | Family Research Council
    January 29, 2013 - Tuesday For 103 years, the mission of the Boy Scouts has been "to prepare young people to make ethical choices." Unfortunately, the organization's leadership seems less inclined to make those same choices themselves, as rumors swirl that the Board is on the verge of reversing its longtime policy on homosexuality. To most parents, the news that the Scouts were even considering a change is a shock. After all, it was just seven months ago that the same spokesman told reporters that, after a two-year review, a special committee had unanimously recommended keeping the ban. "The vast...
  • Chuck Hagelís colleague: So many Jews, so much disloyalty

    01/29/2013 3:40:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    As I have noted a couple times, Chuck Hagel has served as chairman for the Atlantic Council. His vice chairman is Chas Freeman. In a speech in Moscow on December, Freeman took to decrying the ďfifth columnĒ of disinformation agents in the United States who act on Israelís behalf. Aside from the fact that Jews in particular have been branded for hundreds and hundreds of years as disloyal to their countries, the speech is a shocking diatribe that builds on the notion that behind any pro-Israel journalism is a ďfifth columnĒ of Jews. A reader asks whether Freeman was actually...
  • Couple face jail after nursing a coyote-bitten fawn back to health

    01/29/2013 3:38:33 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 29, 2013 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    An Indiana couple who nursed an injured fawn back to health more than two years ago is now facing jail time after refusing to leave the animal to die. Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller says that it was a little more than two years ago while on patrol that he discovered the tiny deer curled up on a neighborís front porch, badly wounded and unable to stand. Without time to help it himself, he called his wife, a registered nurse, who cautiously approached the deer with their teenaged daughter before experiencing the fawn gently licking their hands. Unbeknownst to them...
  • Henson Ong at Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing - Hartford, CT - 1/28/2013 (must see video)

    01/29/2013 3:38:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | January 28, 2013
    ďA free people can only afford to make this mistake once!Ē~Henson Ong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyYYgLzF6zU
  • John Williams Forecasts U.S. Dollar Hyperinflation Before End Of 2014

    01/29/2013 3:37:58 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-29-2013 | Greg Hunter
    John Williams Forecasts U.S. Dollar Hyperinflation Before End Of 2014 Economics / HyperInflationJanuary 29, 2013 - 12:46 PM GMT Anybody who thinks the U.S. is in a so-called recovery isnít listening to economist John Williams. He contends, ďWe havenít had a recovery and weíre not about to have one, and itís getting worse.Ē Williams says itís because, ďThe consumer is in very serious trouble. . . . The average guy is not making it. His income is not keeping up with inflation.Ē As far as Congress getting the budget and debt ceiling under control, Williams says, ďBoth sides are faced...
  • Scholar accused of killing daughter ordered to pay diya

    01/29/2013 3:34:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    emirates247 ^ | January 29, 2013
    A Saudi court ordered a well-known local scholar to pay diya (blood money) after he was convicted of torturing his five-year old daughter to death. His wife quickly reacted by saying she would appeal to demand her husbandís death. Newspapers in the Gulf Kingdom said the unnamed scholar is still in jail until he pays diya to his wife over the death of his daughter. The woman said she had not appointed a lawyer during the trial to demand execution of her husband on the grounds she is ďignorant in the law.Ē ďThe body of my daughter has been in...
  • 7-Year-Old Asks Obama, ďPlease Change the Law Killing BabiesĒ [Full Text]

    01/29/2013 3:33:26 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Okay, everybody who reads NRL News Today knows I am a sucker for kids in general, little kids in particular. Over the weekend, National Right to Life received by email a letter Alexander G. had written to President Obama.His mom wroteGood morning,My 7 year old son was inspired to write a letter to the President requesting ďto make a new law that will protect the babiesĒ. I can only imagine the amount of correspondence you are receiving daily; however, with my wonderful and hopeful boy standing right behind me at the moment, I am humbly asking you to please read...
  • Zimbabwe has $217 in the bank: finance minister

    01/29/2013 3:33:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    Star Africa ^ | 1-29-13 | Jekesai Njikizana
    HARARE (AFP) After paying public workersí salaries last week, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabweís government public account stood at just $217, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said Tuesday. ďLast week when we paid civil servants there was $217 (left) in government coffers,Ē Biti told journalists in the capital Harare, claiming some of them had healthier bank balances than the state. ďThe government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment. We are failing to meet our targets.Ē Zimbabweís economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor...
  • More Heads to Roll at CNN [Obama sycophant O'Brian out]

    01/29/2013 3:32:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Lloyd Grove
    Well, maybe not ďshock,Ē since the new president of CNN Worldwide has made no secret of his intention to shake up the ratings-challenged cable network from top to bottom.
  • Guns & Goons

    01/29/2013 3:29:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    One way you can usually tell that liberals are merely grandstanding is when you find Joe Biden heading up a task force to look into the issue. That doesnít mean that the self-righteous pinheads on the Left donít wish that Obama could use his magic wand and make all the guns, along with the Second Amendment, simply disappear. That is to say, all the guns except those in the hands of men whose job it is to protect politicians and Hollywood prima donnas. In case you missed it, Obama is so opposed to guns that he recently signed a bill...
  • Joe Biden To Talk About Guns On Google+ Thursday

    01/29/2013 3:28:16 PM PST · by Daffynition · 6 replies
    webProNews.com ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Chris Crum
    Vice President Joe Biden will be stopping by Google+ to participate in a hangout, and discuss gun violence on Thursday at 1:45 PM Eastern. According to Google, Biden will hangout for 30 minutes, and discuss the White House policy recommendations on reducing gun violence with Guy Kawasaki (author of Google+ book What The Plus), Phil DeFranco and Hari Sreenivasan from PBS Newshour. ‚ÄúAs President Obama and his cabinet begin their second term in the White House, they¬íre renewing a series of conversations on Google+ with top administration officials,‚ÄĚ explains Ramya Raghavan from Google+ Politics. ‚ÄúThese ‚ÄėFireside Hangouts,‚Äô a 21st-century spin...
  • Beitar Team Fined for Fansí Racism

    01/29/2013 3:27:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13
    The Beitar Jerusalem team has been fined 50,000 shekels by a Football Association court for fansí recent anti-Muslim chants. In addition, the east seating section at Beitarís home field in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem will be closed for the next five games. The team was also given a suspended sentence of a 35,000 shekel fine and five games with no audience if there are additional incidents in which racist calls are heard...
  • The GOP Must Lead (Again) on Civil Rights

    01/29/2013 3:26:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The American ^ | January 29, 2013 | Cliff Asness
    Here are three important civil rights issues that the GOP should take action on. From its anti-slavery roots to the battles for justice in the 1950s and early 1960s, the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights. Only after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did the Democratic Party get in on the action, giving up on its historical base in the South to court minority voters in the North. Since then, the GOP has not reduced its commitment to civil rights, but it has emphasized them by fighting for personal freedom, individual empowerment, and...
  • During drawdown, Pentagon cuts cooked breakfast for some troops in Afghanistan

    01/29/2013 3:26:06 PM PST · by yoe · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2013 | By John Solomon
    The Army has stopped serving cooked breakfasts to some of the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as part of its drawdown, a move that prompted troops to write home asking their families and friends to send care packages with cereal, breakfast bars and other foods. The Army told the Washington Guardian the current cutbacks began Jan. 1, and affect about 2,700 soldiers deployed in forward operating bases in more remote areas of Afghanistan. Officials said the reduction of cooked breakfasts and midnight meals is not related to the U.S. budget crisis, but rather is part of the effort to begin closing...
  • ĎGatekeepersí Director: Jews Like Israel Too Much

    01/29/2013 3:21:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13
    Dror Moreh, an Israeli who directed the Oscar-nominated documentary ďThe Gatekeepers,Ē has suggested that Jews in the United States like Israel too much. ďThere is something that I felt while I am here in America, that most of the majority of the Jewish population here are cherishing Israel," Moreh told HuffPost Live. Their affection leads to the idea that ďthey have to support Israel no matter what,Ē he said. Moreh said their support boosts a trend of Israel ďgoing towards an apartheid country.Ē ďThe GatekeepersĒ interviews former Israeli heads of counter-terror departments who express concern over Israelís presence in Judea...
  • Vitter, Issa demand records regarding top EPA officialís use of private email account

    01/29/2013 3:14:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter and California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa sent a joint letter on Tuesday demanding emails from the private accounts an Environmental Protection Agency official who the lawmakers say may be trying to sidestep federal transparency laws. The official is EPA Region 8 Administrator James Martin. ďThis administration took office promising to be the Ďmost transparentí in history, but repeated actions have undermined this ambitious goal,Ē said Issa. ďInvestigations have revealed widespread disregard for transparency and record-keeping laws in multiple agencies and even in the White House.Ē
  • Democrats for Life challenge New York abortion law

    01/29/2013 3:05:07 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 25, 2013 | Adelaide Darling and Michelle Bauman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Credit: Pat Arnow via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2013 / 02:05 am (CNA).- A group of pro-life Democrats is protesting radical abortion legislation in New York, as well as assertions that there is no place for them in the Democratic Party. ‚ÄúNew York women do not actually need greater access to abortion, but a more supportive system to allow real choice should they want to bring their pregnancies to term,‚ÄĚ said Democrats for Life of America in a Jan. 17 statement. ‚ÄúLooser abortion restrictions will do nothing to help women who feel...
  • Caption Lurch

    01/29/2013 3:04:42 PM PST · by crosshairs · 25 replies
  • Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

    01/29/2013 2:53:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 25, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    A banner showing al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri and former emir Osama bin Laden is placed outside the French Embassy in Cairo, Egypt during a protest organized by Mohammed al Zawahiri. Image from Euronews. Within the past few days, Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, has threatened France and the West while condemning the intervention in Mali. The younger Zawahiri promised that if France and its allies continue to fight in Mali, then Westerners will be the "first to burn." During an interview broadcast by Euronews on Jan. 22, Mohammed al...
  • Going Rogue: Palin says she plans to 'shake up the GOP machine' w/ $1.2M raised through her PAC

    01/29/2013 2:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 380 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    Once again Sarah Palin is showing that she has no plans to play by the rules. She has parted ways with FOX News after a turbulent relationship with the conservative cable news channel, taken pot shots at pundits in the 'lame stream media' and slammed her own party for selecting Mitt Romney as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Now the former Alaska governor says she'll use the $1.2 million raised through her SarahPAC to 'shake up the GOP machine' and unveiled a vague vision on how she'll get her message out to a larger audience. News broke on Friday night...
  • Ex-SEIU Chief Convicted Of Embezzlement

    01/29/2013 2:31:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | January 29, 2013 8:13 AM | Brian Ping
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The former president of a Southland chapter of the Service Employees International Union has been convicted of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the organization, which represents home healthcare workers. KNX 1070′s Brian Ping reports Tyrone Ricky Freeman was found guilty of four counts of mail fraud, seven counts of embezzlement and/or theft of labor union assets, one count of making a false statement to a federally insured financial institution, and two counts of subscribing to a false tax return. Freeman, 43, is the former president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Locals 6434 and...
  • ďTHE MARK LEVIN SHOWĒĖ Tuesday, January-29-2013

    01/29/2013 2:29:13 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 85 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Markís Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation ďConservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.Ē --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to ďThe Levin LoungeĒÖ Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time Ė and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Markís show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mark Levin: Obama Not Destroying GOP, Republican Establishment Is

    01/29/2013 2:29:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 29, 2013 | Mark Levin and Sean Hannity
    MARK LEVIN: Is Obama destroying the Republican Party? No, the Republican establishment is destroying the Republican Party. The only reason theyíre in the majority in the House is because of conservatives ó conservatives across the country, the grassroots. They lost the Senate. They like to point to two races, one in Missouri and one in Indiana. I can point to ten races where there were liberal-to-moderate Republicans who lost, and of course they never mention that. The fact of the matter is, from my opinion, Iím not trying to project it on to you. Until the Republican leadership that has...
  • Statement regarding Immigration Reform Proposal

    01/29/2013 2:26:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Dear Friends, I have been in contact with Senator McCain regarding the now released immigration reform ideas presented by his working group of Senators. I am pleased that there is expressed recognition of what we have been saying in Arizona: immigration reform will not succeed unless and until we have achieved effective border security. If this occurs, it would be a triumph for the rule of law and a testament to the united voices of Americans from across our country who have been clear in their call for the federal government to uphold its duty to secure the border. Our...
  • Israelis Ignore Obama (They know their interests better than he does.)

    01/29/2013 2:17:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    TWS ^ | January 29, 2013 | John Tabin
    Tel Aviv The international media get a lot wrong in their reporting on Israel, but the latest election results have thrown into stark relief just how wildly reporters can miss the mark. The second-largest party in the next Knesset will be the centrist Yesh Atid, a new party led by former journalist Yair Lapid; it seems likely that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will welcome Lapid into the next coalition, shifting the governmentís center of gravity toward the middle. But in advance of the vote, the New York Times, Time, NBC, the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, and numerous other outlets confidently...
  • N. Korea likely to test fusion-boosted fission bomb able to reach U.S.

    01/29/2013 2:15:42 PM PST · by Strategerist · 32 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | January 25, 2013 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    North Korea's next nuclear test could enable it to use a smaller, more sophisticated bomb mounted on a long-range ballistic missile to strike the U.S. mainland, Japanese government sources said. Pyongyang will likely experiment with a fusion-boosted fission bomb in a "high-level" nuclear test it said would target the United States, according to the sources. A fusion-boosted fission bomb induces nuclear fusion with slight nuclear fission, enabling more efficient nuclear fission. A fusion-boosted fission bomb can therefore be made about one-fourth the size of an ordinary nuclear bomb. Either uranium or plutonium can be used to develop the bomb. North...
  • Activists Destroy Pro-Life Memorial to Remember Unborn Babies

    01/29/2013 2:07:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-abortion activists have destroyed a memorial of crosses set up in a field to remember the 55 million unborn children who have been killed in abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973. On Saturday, January 26th, the Rachelís Park Memorial, was desecrated, according to an email from Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas of Elijah Ministries to LifeNews. Thomas, who is the founder and director of the memorial, said a report was filed with the Waco Police Department at 11:09 am, by an employee of a neighboring business. Rachelís Park Memorial is located at 4720 N. 19th Street in Waco. The park...
  • Shooting Range Bans Police Department In Protest Of City Council Gun Bill

    01/29/2013 2:05:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    CBS Connecticut ^ | January 28, 2013 | NA
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (CBS Connecticut) ó A gun range has banned a Vermont police department from training there in protest to the city council drafting legislation to ban assault-style firearms. The Stowe Reporter reports that the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club decided to ban the Burlington Police Department because the executive board feels that the Burlington City Council wants to take away their Second Amendment rights. We ďcan no longer support the City of Burlington with such a prejudice against our club and its members, and has voted to suspend the Cityís use of our range for its law enforcement....
  • Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote

    01/29/2013 2:05:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote By Julian Pecquet and Ramsey Cox - 01/29/13 04:32 PM ET The Senate approved one of its own to become President Obama's second secretary of State in a near-unanimous vote on Tuesday. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) sailed through the chamber in a 94-to-3 vote, with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Texas Sens. Ted Cruz (R) and John Cornyn (R) casting the only ďnoĒ votes. Kerry's approval to replace Hillary Clinton was a foregone conclusion after Republicans urged Obama to nominate him in lieu of his ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice....
  • Chick-fil-A keeps growing despite uproar

    01/29/2013 2:04:24 PM PST · by madprof98 · 11 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/29/13 | Leon Stafford
    Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathyís controversial comments on ďbiblicalĒ marriage last summer and the uproar that followed didnít dampen the Atlanta companyís annual sales. The fast food giant, the nationís second-largest chicken chain, ended 2012 with $4.6 billion in sales ó up 14 percent from $4.1 billion a year earlier. The company also opened 96 news stores, four more than the year before. ***** Advocates of a boycott and business experts said numbers donít show the full picture. The unseen damage, they said, was to the companyís reputation and, potentially, to its ability to grow in cities with large gay populations...
  • Obama admin approves sale of sensitive military technology to China

    01/29/2013 2:00:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    human events ^ | January 29, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    A Chinese company will take charge of sensitive military and battery technology following the Treasury Departmentís decision on Tuesday to permit the sale of a U.S. company that was bankrolled with tax dollars to the Shanghai-based Wanxiang firm. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the $256 million sale of A123 Systemsí operation, despite warnings from military insiders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the sale presents a danger to national security. A123 Systems, which went bankrupt despite the Obama administrationsí $249 million in green energy funding to produce advanced lithium ion batteries, controls 91 patents...
  • Baptist Leaders Predict 'Mass Exodus' From Scouts Over Gay Leader Decision

    01/29/2013 1:57:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2013 | By Alex Murashko
    The Southern Baptist Convention expressed extreme disappointment Monday to news that the Boy Scouts of America will likely approve admission of professed homosexuals as scout leaders, with officials close to the SBC predicting a mass exodus out of Scouting by Baptist churches. A vote on the matter by BSA is planned during an executive meeting in Irving, Texas, the first week of February. "This is a catastrophic decision for the Boy Scouts of America. In order to placate their East and West Coast appendages, they are tearing out the heart of their Midwest and Southern support. This decision will lead...
  • 300 Colorado Teachers Take Firearms Class

    01/29/2013 1:57:01 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    weekly Standard ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    A press release from gun-rights group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners announces that last night it gave a firearms class to 300 teachers in Colorado. There was no cost for admission. "Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Colorado's largest grassroots gun rights organization, provided a free firearms training course for 300 Colorado teachers," the group says. "The 300 men and women braved snow and inclement weather to attend the four hour course focusing on firearms safety and handling, and Colorado gun laws." In a statement, the executive director of the group, Dudley Brown, says, "Colorado teachers have been beating down our doors to...
  • Kerry Seen as Best Choice for Putin

    01/29/2013 1:56:11 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Nikolaus von Twickel
    Moscow pundits gave a warm welcome to John Kerry on Tuesday, as U.S. senators were expected to confirm their veteran colleague as secretary of state. But they warned that U.S.-Russian relations were set for a potentially bumpy ride during President Barack Obama's second term, contrasting with the "reset" in relations that marked the first. Kerry, who has been Democratic senator for Massachusetts since 1985, ran for president in 2004, and has chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee since 2009, is widely seen as a preferred candidate for both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin. "He is a...