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  • FBI raids West Palm Beach office of doctor tied to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez

    01/30/2013 11:26:41 AM PST · by MissesBush · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 01/30/13 | Marc Caputo, Jay Weaver and Scott Hiaasen
    FBI agents late Tuesday night raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. — who has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.” Agents gathered at the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians, to start hauling away potential evidence in several vans. The investigation is believed to be focusing on Melgen’s finances and the allegations about Menendez’s trips and contact with prostitutes. A spokesman for Menendez could not be reached for comment, nor...
  • Is the Eagle Ford for real?

    01/30/2013 11:26:26 AM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jennifer Hiller
    That’s the question that keeps dogging the South Texas oil and gas field. Even as thousands of workers and major oil and gas companies flood into the region, investors have been reluctant to invest in houses, apartments and other permanent infrastructure. A when-will-it-bust mentality hangs over the region. But participants in the San Antonio Clean Technology Forum’s Eagle Ford Forum II event Tuesday said the oil and gas development appears to be here to stay, and that it’s time for the region to figure out how to manage everything from water issues to roads. Lance Robertson, vice president of Eagle...
  • The Gathering Red Storm

    01/30/2013 11:25:05 AM PST · by arthurus · 12 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 30 January 2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    It’s difficult to not look at world events these days and feel as though we are sitting on a ticking time bomb. Things are heating up even more and the clock is now at about 30 seconds to midnight. One wonders where all this will lead… Well, if the current course is kept, straight into hell, probably. That is by design and has been planned on for a very long time.
  • DA: Framingham man hacked and slashed teen wife to death (man is avowed communist)

    01/30/2013 11:20:09 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/30/13 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A Framingham man enraged to learn the baby girl who was born July 23, 2010, was the product of an extramarital affair stabbed his unfaithful teenage wife to death and then lived in their apartment for days with her decaying corpse and their older child before fleeing solo to Mexico, prosecutors said today. Heather Alleyne, 19, just two weeks after delivering her daughter Neveah — heaven spellled backward — and one day after she gave up custody of the infant to the baby’s biological father to save her marriage, “suffered a brutal and excruciating death,” Assistant Middlesex District Attorney Joseph...
  • PNAS Study: Population Growth Will be Constrained by the Limits of Trading Virtual Water (Food)

    01/30/2013 11:19:33 AM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 6 replies
    Big Picture Agriculture ^ | January 29th, 2013 | K. McDonald
    This is an Excerpt... PNAS Study: Population Growth Will be Constrained by the Limits of Trading Virtual Water (Food) A new study has been released by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which calls into question the unsustainable global food export system based upon unsustainable export volumes of virtual water.The first sentence sums it up: Population growth is in general constrained by food production, which in turn depends on the access to water resources. … Most of the water we use is to produce the food we eat. With the world’s population that has doubled every 40...
  • Mr. President, Your Ideology is Showing

    01/30/2013 11:15:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 30, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    On Jan. 21, the very day America learned that three of its citizens had been killed in a hostage-taking at a Saharan natural gas facility, President Obama was sworn in for another four years and delivered a speech that said nothing about terrorism. In fact, his inaugural speech failed to address many of the most pressing issues confronting America today. Rather than pay respects to the families of the Americans lost in Algeria or at the Benghazi consulate, he talked about “hope,” “engagement,” and turning “sworn enemies into the surest of friends.” The president made no mention of the more...
  • Rush To Safety: Americans Buy Nearly Half a Billion Dollars Of Gold and Silver In January

    01/30/2013 11:06:54 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-30-2013 | Mac Slavo
    Rush To Safety: Americans Buy Nearly Half a Billion Dollars Of Gold and Silver In January Mac Slavo January 30th, 2013 While public officials may be ignoring the continued deterioration of our economy, job losses to the tune of hundreds of thousands of people weekly, and the unprecedented demand for government emergency support services like unemployment insurance and food assistance, Americans who sense uncertainty in the air are flocking to the safety of physical resources. Our first point of interest is a recent report from the Federal Reserve that indicates some $114 billion dollars in cash was withdrawn from the...
  • Sen. David Vitter: Marco Rubio ‘nuts’ on immigration

    01/30/2013 10:42:47 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 86 replies
    Sen. David Vitter on Wednesday called Florida Sen. Marco Rubio “amazingly naďve” and “nuts” on the issue of immigration and slammed the new bipartisan reform proposal as “ridiculous.” The Louisiana Republican told “The Laura Ingraham Show” that the blueprint unveiled by a group of eight senators is a plan that mirrors the “same old” failed immigration reform of 1986. Rubio’s belief that enforcement mechanisms will work this time around is “just amazingly naďve,” Vitter said. “I love and respect Marco. I think he’s just amazingly naďve on this issue,” Vitter said. “This is the same old formula that we’ve dealt...
  • MF Global’s Bankruptcy Nears a Happy Conclusion (lol)

    01/30/2013 10:36:12 AM PST · by rpierce · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/29/2013 | BEN PROTESS
    MF Global’s Bankruptcy Nears a Happy ConclusionWhen Mahesh Desai checked his MF Global account 15 months ago, his $580,000 nest egg was gone. Like thousands of investors and farmers who had their savings with MF Global, Mr. Desai lost his money in the brokerage firm’s chaotic final days. Regulators discovered that $1.6 billion was trapped in a web of improper wire transfers, a stunning breach that sent federal investigators scrambling to build a case. On Thursday, a bankruptcy court will review a proposal that would return 93 percent of the missing money to customers like Mr. Desai...
  • White House: GOP responsible for shrinking economy

    01/30/2013 10:35:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    White House: GOP responsible for shrinking economy By Justin Sink - 01/30/13 01:11 PM ET White House press secretary Jay Carney laid the blame for a surprise economic contraction squarely at the feet of congressional Republicans Wednesday, saying economic threats during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations had prevented important defense spending. "Our economy is facing a major headwinds, and that's Republicans in Congress," Carney said. The Commerce Department projected Wednesday the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. Carney said that was partially attributable to the threat of sequestration, which would implement across-the-board...

    01/30/2013 10:32:44 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Jan 30 2013 | youtube
    Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke defends RKBA.
  • Online Poll: US Congress SC-01 (Tim Scott's Seat) Who do you support? Mark Sanford or someone else?

    01/30/2013 10:31:08 AM PST · by daniel885 · 11 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 1/27/2013 | RLCSC
    Are you a Mark Sanford supporter? Would you like to see him in Congress or would you like someone else? My favorites... Mark Sanford & John Kuhn -- Both fiscal hawks. Kuhn has a record of fighting against GOP against big-spending in the state Senate. Larry Grooms -- State Senator with a good voting record. A good "well-rounded" candidate. Curtis Bostic -- Social conservative but strong fiscal conservative reputation too Ray Nash -- A former Sheriff who is very conservative. Chip Limehouse -- A state representative with a lot of establishment ties and big money backing. Not such a hot...
  • Donors pledge over $1.5bn to help Syrians

    01/30/2013 10:19:59 AM PST · by bert · 2 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 30, 2013 | staff
    Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion for Syrians displaced by nearly two years of fighting, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, after a donor conference in Kuwait. Ban told the final session of the one-day conference that the meeting has "reached its target" of $1 billion of aid for Syria's neighbours hosting refugees and another $500 million to fund humanitarian work for 4 million Syrians afflicted by the civil war inside the country. But the funds are only expected to cover the coming months, highlighting the massive burden to cope with needs from Syria's civil war and its...
  • Pervert MP Cyril Smith was pals with satanic child sex monster

    01/30/2013 10:17:44 AM PST · by Renfield · 16 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 1-19-2013 | Patrick Hill
    Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO, the Sunday People has discovered. Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to ­anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith. And shockingly he has revealed his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised the horrendous ordeal. Horgan made a deal with the man who went on to be knighted after years as a ­respected Member of Parliament...
  • CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST: Spending Cuts Are Pushing Us Towards A Recession

    01/30/2013 10:10:13 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST: Spending Cuts Are Pushing Us Towards A Recession Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 30, 2013 Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin has joined the voice of many conservatives lamenting the surprising drop in GDP last quarter. In her post, Rubin argues that spending cuts and Obama's regulations are pushing us toward a recession. The big reason for the surprise drop in fourth-quarter GDP was because of a drop in government spending, particularly a stunning fall in defense and military spending. Rubin writes: "I don’t know why they say the drop is unexpected. We are preparing to decimate national security, at a...
  • Do You Support a Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants?

    01/30/2013 10:06:37 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Flathead ^ | Jan. 30, 2013 | - Montana
    Vote. Do You Support a Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants?
  • Pinhead Bureaucrats Threaten Family with Possible Prison Sentence for Rescuing a Baby Deer

    01/30/2013 9:58:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    As a public finance economist, I normally focus on big-picture arguments against excessive government. If the public sector is too large, for instance, that undermines economic growth by diverting resources from the productive sector of the economy. The damage is then compounded by a needlessly destructive and punitive tax system. But I’ve also discovered that it helps to personalize the analysis by pointing out examples of ridiculous and wasteful behavior by government. From England: The world’s most useless sign That’s one of the reasons I share horror stories as part of the U.S. vs U.K. government stupidity contest. Some actions...
  • Poll to FReep

    01/30/2013 9:49:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | Right now
    Should the Boy Scouts of America end its policy against allowing openly gay members?
  • Massachusetts Gov. Patrick picks ex-aide as interim senator

    01/30/2013 9:48:25 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 45 replies
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has selected his former chief-of-staff William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim U.S. senator until a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State designate John Kerry.
  • Open letter to Chief James Johnson Baltimore County Maryland PD

    01/30/2013 9:44:52 AM PST · by Cap'n Crunch · 13 replies
    jan. 30th 2013 | Cap'n Crunch
    Chief, I was down at the station working out this morning, running on the tread mill. While I was running I was watching you testifying to the committee regarding gun control. I got so angry I decided to write you a letter. Since I couldn't find an e-mail address for you I decided to vent a little frustration here in hopes my thoughts will be viewed by someone who can forward them to you. As I watched your admiring glances and fawning praise of Sen. Feinstein, I couldn't help but immediately notice how much you two resemble one another. If...