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  • (Coming to America) Zimbabwe Finance Minister Admits: 'We've Only Got Ł138.34 in the Bank'

    01/30/2013 6:59:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    • Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 in government coffers' • However he today contradicted his claims by saying the following day $30m was paid into government accounts • Result is culmination of years of ruinous economic policy by Zimbabwe's despotic President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash strapped country's bank accounts - and discovered it only has Ł138 and 34 pence left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference yesterday declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants...
  • Rybak To Talk With City Suppliers Of Guns And Ammo

    01/30/2013 6:58:16 PM PST · by Sawdring · 28 replies
    WCCO, CBS News ^ | January 30, 2013 6:02 PM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The mayor of Minneapolis wants to reduce gun violence in the city and he’s taking a new approach. During Wednesday’s city council meeting Mayor R.T. Rybak said he’s going to closely examine where the city purchases its guns and ammunition. “We buy a lot of guns and ammunition, we should really question whether the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us or fighting against us,” he said. Rybak says he wants to begin a constructive dialogue with companies they buy from and see if they would like to be...
  • Non-Profit Organizing for Action Displays Obama Campaign Logo in Immigration Email

    01/30/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/30/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Organizing for Action, the non-profit iteration of Barack Obama´s campaign organization, decorated its first big email blast with the well-known campaign logo of Obama for America. Jim Messina, the chairman of Organizing for Action, purportedly authored the email sent Tuesday, featuring the subject line "I need to know: Are you ready to get this done?" Messina was referring to the President´s new immigration legislation proposals, which he promoted at a campaign-style event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. The language of the email is similar to emails sent by Obama for America during the 2012 presidential campaign:
  • The bankruptcy of the Obama-Pelosi 'progressive' agenda

    01/30/2013 6:56:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Peter Morici
    No one can accuse the Democrats of being the party of personal responsibility. Confronted with an economy that contracted in the fourth quarter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi blamed Congressional Republicans for obstructing the president’s agenda and creating uncertainty. In the wake of the financial collapse, the Democrats took full control of both the Congress and the Presidency in 2009 and were presented with an historic opportunity to put their ideas into practice. Unfortunately, the newly elected President Obama and Speaker Pelosi treated the situation as a political opportunity to build a Democratic majority rather than an obligation to fix what’s broken...
  • Inside the Ring: New al Qaeda threat (Lone wolf attacks in the heartland)

    01/30/2013 6:56:03 PM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United States and the West. The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future strikes.” The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will the next strike by al Qaeda be?” A translation was obtained by Inside the Ring. “The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other...
  • Complaint: Sebelius' illegal campaign trip for Obama worse than we thought

    01/30/2013 6:49:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/30/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by campaigning for President Obama on the taxpayers’ dime, but now that initial violation has the Democratic National Committee and an HHS aide in the spotlight for related alleged infractions. A nonprofit government watchdog filed a complaint alleging that the DNC violated campaign finance law by misreporting the money it spent to reimburse HHS for Sebelius’ trip in a way that masked the fact that the Hatch Act, a ban on political campaigning by government employees working in their official capacity,
  • White House blames Republican "brinkmanship" for GDP contraction

    01/30/2013 6:46:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal
    The White House on Wednesday blamed the surprising contraction of the economy at the end of last year at least partly on Republican "political brinkmanship" for threatening to let defense cuts take effect. White House spokesman Jay Carney said similar threats over a looming March 1 deadline when defense and other cuts take effect absent a broader budget deal could similarly hurt the U.S. economy and taxpayers. "This is political brinkmanship with one primary victim, and that is American taxpayers and the American middle class," Carney said at a briefing. "Our economy is facing a major headwind ... and that's...
  • As The Reichstag Burns

    01/30/2013 6:44:52 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 61 replies
    My utter disdain for Fuhrer Obama and his plots | 1/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In today's episode of "As The Reichstag Burns", let's talk about Dianne Frankenfeinstein's (H/T Mark Levin) attempt to ban "assault weapons". (Just so you know, "assault weapons" are vewy, vewy scawy guns that make homosexual agenda-pushing commie libtards poop themselves. No gun aficionado I know of has ever used the term.) Before we get started, a little housekeeping is in order. I know there are some out there who are in the "It Will Never Get Through The House" camp. To those dunderheads, I say this: The current Republican't (no typo) party has just raised raised taxes and is now...
  • One in four Americans believes God influences which team wins a sports game

    01/30/2013 6:44:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 30, 2013
    One in four Americans believes that God 'plays a role in determining which teams wins' at a sports game, a survey has revealed. And more than half of Americans believe 'God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success', the poll by the Public Religion Research Institute found. It suggests that, while Ravens and 49er fans across the country are willing their teams to win the Super Bowl this Sunday, a significant portion of the country believes they had better get praying.
  • 6-year-old expelled after taking plastic toy gun to school

    01/30/2013 6:44:29 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    WisTV ^ | 1/30/2013 | Jennifer Emert
    SUMTER, SC (WIS) - "You can fire it as many times as you want, it won't come out" said 6-year-old Naomi McKinney. "It's duct taped because it's broken." McKinney took her brother's air soft gun to school January 4th. The school kept it. "It was broken and I just wanted to show my friends it" McKinney said. She never got that far at Alice Drive Elementary. "I told Ms. Frye that I had the gun and she took it from my hand," said McKinney. McKinney was taken to the office and police were called. Her father, Hank McKinney, admits some...
  • Niners CB says openly gay players would not be welcomed on the team

    01/30/2013 6:42:01 PM PST · by izzatzo · 42 replies
    Yahoo via Drudge ^ | 01/30/2013 | Martin Rogers
    NEW ORLEANS – San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has made inflammatory comments regarding homosexuality in football just a few days before Super Bowl XLVII. Shock jock Artie Lange revealed he had interviewed Culliver at media day Tuesday and aired a segment on his show that night, where the player insisted that any gay players would not be welcome on the team. "I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here...
  • Oak Harbor antis fail to exclude gun activists from debate

    01/30/2013 6:38:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Dave Workman
    A Democrat precinct volunteer in Oak Harbor has acknowledged to Examiner that opponents of guns in city parks are trying to pack the city council meeting next Tuesday specifically to keep gun rights activists out. Gun rights activists and gun control proponents are expected to square off over the right to bear arms under the state constitution and state preemption statute. The situation in Oak Harbor has gotten national attention because of this video, in which a city councilman left the last council meeting because a citizen in the audience was armed. Pam Fick, a 20-year Oak Harbor resident and...
  • Virginia considers dropping ban on unmarried couples cohabitating

    01/30/2013 6:34:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Yahoo News – The Sideshow ^ | Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Like its travel slogan says, Virginia is for lovers. But if said lovers are cohabitating outside marriage, they are currently breaking the law. But there’s good news for those lawless lovebirds: State officials in the commonwealth are considering a bill that would legalize cohabitation. Florida, Michigan and Mississippi have similar laws banning cohabitation. …
  • RUBIO'S AMNESTY: A PATH TO OBLIVION FOR THE GOP

    01/30/2013 6:33:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | 1-30-2013 | Ann Coulter
    January 30, 2013 RUBIO'S AMNESTY: A PATH TO OBLIVION FOR THE GOP Ann Coulter Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term. In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It's like watching MSNBC, with the word "Democrats" replaced with "Republicans." Democrats had thrown...
  • Congress's Policies Steal Our Freedom While Rewarding Irresponsibility

    01/30/2013 6:32:49 PM PST · by billflax · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/29/2013 | Bill Flax
    Confession: I plucked the inspiration for this piece from my father. Given the premise, perhaps that’s appropriate. The common underlying current to the progressivism which has saturated America’s social, political and economic firmament is an erosion of America’s multigenerational purpose. The federal apparatus has supplanted families as our primary support mechanism. Families provide the sure foundation undergirding Western Civilization. No laws or economic remedy can arrest social breakdown if the family structure fractures. Yet, progressives have commandeered the political realm to overhaul culture. Marriage withers under easy divorce, subsidized illegitimacy, and the desire among progressives to make it anything and...
  • Will the Fed End QE Summer 2013?

    01/30/2013 6:30:56 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TMO = Money Morning ^ | 1-30-2013 | Jeff Uscher
    Will the Fed End QE Summer 2013? Interest-Rates / Quantitative EasingJan 30, 2013 - 07:30 PM GMT By: Money Morning Jeff Uscher writes: Amid all of the hoopla over the Standard & Poor's 500 Index touching 1,500 on Friday, it seems few people noticed that the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds has risen to within a couple of basis points of 2%. That is nearly 30 basis points higher than it was one month ago and 10 basis points higher than one year ago. It seems as if the bond market is beginning to price in higher inflation at...
  • HURT: Gun-free zones are only for ‘the little people’

    01/30/2013 6:28:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Charles Hurt
    Living here in the shadow of our nation’s great Capitol in this fine Federal City, my neighbors and I enjoy the peace and serenity of a tightly enforced “no-fly” zone. By “peace” and “serenity” I mean that we are under near-constant assault by helicopters everywhere whapping just over our rooftops. Sometimes they are orange, sometimes green, sometimes they are blue with an orange stripe. And, yes, sometimes they are even actual black helicopters flying just overhead. I have even seen them ride over my little house with a guy tricked out in tactical gear hanging out the door holding a...
  • Most unwatchable on Fox News -Juan Williams

    01/30/2013 6:24:08 PM PST · by dennisw · 79 replies
    today | moi
    Nothing like an idiot who thinks he is intelligent I'm minding my own business watching Sean Hannity with David Limbaugh and Juan Williams. JW hogged most of the airtime with Limbaugh barely getting in a word. JuanW has a glow and confidence ever since 0 got back in. He has become more vocal spreading his liberal manure. It got so bad I surfed to different channels and whenever I got back to Fox, JW was on and David Limbaugh was not This is the worst JW has been. I mute him all the time. He makes any Fox News show...
  • Coulter: Rubio’s amnesty a path to oblivion for GOP

    01/30/2013 6:21:51 PM PST · by rmlew · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/30/2013 | Ann Coulter
    Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It’s like watching MSNBC, with the word “Democrats” replaced with “Republicans.”Democrats had thrown everything they had into beating Bush, crushing the Howard Dean wing of their party and running...
  • Health Care Tax Hikes for 2013 May Be Just the Beginning

    01/30/2013 6:12:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Daily Finance/AP ^ | 27 December 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The tax hikes already on the books, taking effect in 2013, fall mainly on people who make lots of money and on the health care industry. But about half of Americans benefit from the tax-free status of employer health insurance. Workers pay no income or payroll taxes on what their employer contributes for health insurance, and in most cases on their own share of premiums as well. It's the single biggest tax break the government allows, outstripping the mortgage interest deduction, the deduction for charitable giving and other better-known benefits. If the value of job-based health insurance were taxed like...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 31 January 2013

    01/30/2013 6:04:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ COMBAT GUNNER U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Bobby Heimovitz, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9, USS Harry S. Truman, fires a .50-caliber machine gun at a MK-25 smoke target in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 5, 2012. Heimovitz is a naval aircrewman helicopter. The squadron is under way with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman to support carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mick DiMestico Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-30-13

    01/30/2013 5:54:19 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-30-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • South Korea Makes First Successful Space Launch

    01/30/2013 5:51:41 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 30, 2013 | Steve Herman
    South Korea for the first time has successfully sent a satellite into space from its own soil, joining an exclusive club that only 12 other nations in history have entered. South Korea failed previously to achieve a flawless launch, allowing impoverished North Korea to beat its rival into space. During South Korean launches in 2009 and 2010, the protective barrier around the payload failed to separate properly from the rocket. This time all appeared to go according to plan after the KSLV-1, with a Russian first stage, lifted off from the Naro Space Center, 480 kilometers south of Seoul. Its...
  • Rahm Emanuel Goes After 1st And 2nd Amendments

    01/30/2013 5:51:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: A 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration is gunned down by gangs less than a mile from Barack Obama's home. What does Chicago's mayor do? He blames banks who lend gun makers money. Hadiya Pendleton, who just days before had performed with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration, was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended. The park where she was killed is a little less than a mile from President Obama's Kenwood home. In addition to Hadiya, two men were killed and eight other people...
  • Police recover 17 bodies from well in northern Mexico, 14 identified as missing musicians

    01/30/2013 5:49:57 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Porfirio Ibarra, The Associated Press
    MONTERREY, Mexico - Police pulled 17 bodies from a well in northern Mexico and 14 of them have been identified as members of a musical band kidnapped by gunmen last week, an official said Tuesday. Investigators have finished searching the well but are still trying to determine a motive in the killings of the Kombo Kolombia band members and crew, said a Nuevo Leon state official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the case. Kombo Kolombia was playing at a ranch in the town of Hidalgo when 10 gunmen entered the...
  • Journalists Instructed to Report on Benefits of Obamacare: "There's Only Upside"

    01/30/2013 5:46:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rusty Weiss
    rlier this month, FreedomWorks covered a suspect symposium being sponsored by a pro-Obamacare organization, designed to provide journalists with "specialized education in health care reporting”. The anticipation of media bias was palpable. The symposium, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund, hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), held at Reuters headquarters in New York City, and with a featured student body of 17 mainstream reporters - including the Dallas Morning News, Reuters, and Money Magazine - has since come to pass, and the concerns of blatant media bias should be even more heightened in the aftermath. The SABEW has posted...
  • State targets executive orders

    01/30/2013 5:43:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    willistonherald.com ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 10:34 am | By Jerry Burnes |
    North Dakota lawmakers are looking to get tough on potential direct actions taken by President Barack Obama, proposing a bill to grant the Legislature the right to review, approve or reject any executive order issued by the president. House Bill 1428 is designed to give legislators the power to suspend orders implemented unless the orders have been upheld by a vote of Congress. Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga) is a co-sponsor of the bill and said some members of the Legislature don’t believe in governing by executive order. He said there are checks and balances ingrained into the government for a...
  • Lowering Standards - ‘Gender-neutral’ standards typically mean lower standards

    01/30/2013 5:34:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 28, 2013 | Ryan Willard
    The Department of Defense released a report in February 2012 raising significant concerns to Congress about integrating women into combat units, an issue receiving renewed attention given outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that women would be allowed in combat roles. The report(PDF) raised five “serious practical barriers, which if not approached in a deliberate manner, could adversely impact the health of our service members and degrade mission accomplishment.”The largest difficulty yet to be overcome are the “physically demanding tasks” that the Department of Defense used to exclude “the vast majority of women” in combat roles.“The elimination of...
  • Last surviving Andrews Sisters member Patty Andrews dies at 94

    01/30/2013 5:33:48 PM PST · by massmike · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/30/2013 | Associated Press
    Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and the poignant "I Can Dream, Can't I?" captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94. Andrews died of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, said family spokesman Alan Eichler in a statement. Patty was the Andrews in the middle, the lead singer and chief clown, whose raucous jitterbugging delighted American servicemen abroad and audiences at home. She could also deliver sentimental ballads like...
  • The Details About Sotomayor’s College (anti-white)Past That You Won’t Find in Her New Book

    01/30/2013 5:27:23 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/29/2013
    Sotomayor’s time at Princeton takes up much of the book, but her account of her alma mater left a lot out, especially her involvement in left-wing politics and an explicitly anti-white club. In fact, despite her self-description as “more as a mediator than a crusader” on racial and political issues, the archives of Princeton show that it was just the opposite. According to The Daily Princetonian, Sotomayor even “helped shape” Princeton’s affirmative action practices and used her position as a student judge to advance a left-wing agenda. Accion Puertorriquena As a sophomore, Sotomayor, then co-chairman of the Puerto Rican student...
  • Republicans rip White House over finger pointing in wake of dismal GDP report (Truth hurts)

    01/30/2013 5:26:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 30, 2013
    Republicans accused the White House of having selective amnesia Wednesday after President Obama's top spokesman blamed Republicans for an unexpectedly dismal GDP report that showed the economy contracting in the fourth quarter. The White House had suggested GOP willingness to let sweeping defense cuts take effect was the culprit -- but an aide to House Speaker John Boehner quickly reminded Democrats that Republicans have tried to stop those cuts. "These arbitrary, automatic cuts were a creation and demand of the White House in 2011," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said. "Twice the House has passed legislation to replace them with common...
  • Google's Trillion-Dollar Driverless Car -- Part 3: Sooner Than You Think

    01/30/2013 5:20:53 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/30/2012 | Chunka Mui
    In 2008, a state-of-the-art driverless car could go two blocks on its own on a closed course at 25mph. By 2012, the driverless car could operate in real-world conditions at 75mph. Such rapid progress offers great hope that the tremendous benefits in safety and savings I laid out in Part 1 of this series are attainable. The pace of progress also means that the disruptive ripple effects discussed in Part 2 might soon have strategic relevance for companies participating in the multi-trillion-dollar part of the economy that relates to cars. But we’re left with two crucial questions: How soon could...
  • MSNBC Fails to Apologize for Deceptive Video of ‘Hecklers’ of Newtown Father

    01/30/2013 5:15:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    For the third time in the past year, NBC News has been caught selectively editing video for political gain, with the most recent instance coming on the Monday, January 28 Martin Bashir program.  Bashir ran heavily edited video showing Neil Helsin, whose 6-year-old son was killed in the Newtown shooting, appearing to be heckled by audience members during a legislative hearing on gun control. The chorus of criticism from media critics on the right and left forced MSNBC to backtrack, but not apologize. On the Wednesday, January 30 Bashir program, liberal fill-in host Ari Melber of The Nation magazine offered...
  • About That 'Permanent Democratic Majority' (Tokyo Rove Pimps Amnesty...)

    01/30/2013 5:12:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/30/13 | Karl Rove
    Many are arguing these days that President Obama has forged a new majority coalition of women, minorities, young people and upscale cultural liberals so large and durable that he can do what no president has done before—pursue a very liberal agenda without serious opposition or defections from his own party. Demography is destiny, this argument holds, and it is irrevocably on the side of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party. -snip- Republicans have a perception problem with Hispanics, but the GOP earned 44% of Hispanic votes in 2004 and can do so again with the right policies, many more Hispanic...
  • Iranian $40 Million Platform Unit Sinks In Gulf

    01/30/2013 4:46:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A $40 million engineering structure belonging to Iran's South Pars gas field, which was to be used in offshore platforms, sank into the Gulf as it was being installed, media said on Wednesday, as reported by AFP. The equipment was built by Maritime Industrial Company (SADRA), an affiliate of the industrial wing of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, over a 30-month period." An investigation is under way," SADRA's managing director Mehdi Etesami told the ISNA news agency, without elaborating. The incident occurred Monday night as the 1,850-tonne jacket developed for South Pars Phase 13 sank to a depth of 80 meters (264...
  • Boeing Battery Fires Highlight Folly of Obama's Electric Car Push

    01/30/2013 4:45:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Editorial
    Industrial policy: After lithium-ion batteries caught fire on Boeing's new Dreamliner, stories popped up about how dangerous they are. Turns out they're the same kind of batteries President Obama is forcing into U.S. cars. This month, a Boeing 787 battery caught fire while the plane was sitting at Logan Airport in Boston. Another 787 was forced to land while flying over Japan, forcing Boeing to ground its fleet of state-of-the-art 787s. In the wake of these events, the press suddenly took notice of the risks posed by lithium-ion batteries. USA Today complained that the FAA should have been more cautious...
  • Founders tell their stories

    01/30/2013 4:39:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 30/5/10
    Founders Series, preserving the statement of the 1948 generation.
  • Zimbabwe finance minister admits: “We’ve got only Ł138.34 ($217) in the bank”

    01/30/2013 4:34:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:12 EST, 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    Zimbabwe’s finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash-strapped country’s bank accounts—and discovered it only has Ł138.34 left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at a press conference yesterday, declaring: “Last week when we paid civil servants, there was $217 in government coffers.” Mr. Biti went on to tell the shocked news reporters that they were individually likely to have healthier bank balances than the state’s. “The government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment”, Mr. Biti admitted. … The stunning confession about the country’s poor financial state is the culmination of years of ruinous economic policy...
  • Media Had No Incentive to Verify 'Heckle' Story

    01/30/2013 4:28:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | January 30, 2013 | John Nolte
    Everything changed after the election, and it had nothing to do with Obama winning a second term. For as long as I've been aware of the media, I have known that I live in a country with a media biased strongly in favor of Democrats. Fair enough. But there were rules in that world, one of them being that once a Democrat was safely elected or reelected, the media would do its job when it came to scandals and overall accountability. This is why, after Obama won his second term, I thought we would finally get to the bottom of...
  • MSNBC.com Takes Lincoln Out of Context to Present Him As 'Living Constitution' ...

    01/30/2013 4:26:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    It's a perilous proposition to insist that a long-dead historical figure would share your politics. It's doubly so when your documentary evidence is thin and you are twisting the proper meaning of the words in that supposed evidence. Take the case of MSNBC.com's Nick Ramsey, who insists that Abraham Lincoln would strongly disagreed with Justice Antonin Scalia that the U.S. Constitution is a dead document rather than a living constitution that can evolve outside the constitutionally-provided mechanism for such evolution: the amendment processes described in Article VII. "This is an issue that constitutional experts have debated for years and years,...
  • Defense cuts that need to be avoided

    01/30/2013 4:26:23 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Jan 13 | Editorial Board
    IN 2012, REPUBLICANS ran against the massive cuts to defense that might occur in early 2013 under the congressionally mandated budget sequester. At an Oct. 23 presidential debate, President Obama responded that his opponent, Mitt Romney, was blowing the risk out of proportion: The cuts, he said, “will not happen.” Well, those cuts are now scheduled to take effect on March 1 — and, by the look of things, they will. The GOP has changed its tune; the Republican majority in the House seems content to let them happen. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama, whose defense secretary has warned in the direst...
  • IAF Chief: 'Huge Weapons Arsenal' in Syria

    01/30/2013 4:13:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, Commander of the IAF, described the chaotic threat facing Israel from its neighbors Tuesday, just hours before jet fighters under his command reportedly hit a major weapons convoy between Syria and Lebanon. Video .....
  • Repeal NY Safe act petition

    01/30/2013 4:08:56 PM PST · by snarkbait · 4 replies
    Senators website ^ | 1/15/13 | SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE
    Help Senator Marchione Repeal and Replace Restrictive New Gun Control that Weakens the Second Amendment Constitutional Rights of Law-Abiding New Yorkers! In a vote held in the state Legislature last night – Monday, January 14, 2013 – the Second Amendment Constitutional freedoms of New Yorkers were weakened with passage of restrictive new gun control. I strongly opposed this legislation that was rushed through both houses of our state Legislature without a single public hearing or the proper time to carefully review the bill.
  • MSNBC's Morning Joe Allows Ex- Playboy CEO to Peddle Climate Change Link To Gun Crime

    01/30/2013 3:55:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 30, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    Hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee held Newtown-inspired gun control hearings, MSNBC's Morning Joe program brought on former Playboy chairwoman and CEO Christie Hefner to warn that warmer weather in Chicago has been a contributing factor in the number of gun deaths in the Windy City. "[W]e are having this climate change effect that is driving" young men in Chicago to commit 500 homicides in 2012 she insisted. For his part, quasi-conservative host Joe Scarborough made no attempt to press Hefner on this outrageous claim, although he did mildly mock it. In doing so, however, he dismissed conservative bloggers with...
  • Exiting State, Clinton looks to writing, speaking

    01/30/2013 3:53:56 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 30JAN13 | CNN Staff
    She may be 65 years old, but outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not retiring. Instead, she's considering helping the foundation led by her husband and leaving the door open to a possible presidential run in 2016. "I have absolutely no plans to run," Clinton told CNN Tuesday -- political speak that does not rule out a change of plans -- as she prepared to hand over her State Department responsibilities to John Kerry. "I am out of politics right now."
  • CAIR Member Seeks Seat on New York City Council

    01/30/2013 3:46:56 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva, ^ | 1/30/2013 | Elad Benari
    Zead Ramadan, head of the New York branch of Hamas-affiliated CAIR, to run against Jew for seat on New York City Council. ... Ramadan is a Palestinian Authority Arab who was born in Kuwait and immigrated to Washington Heights with his family, including seven siblings, as a kid and quickly assimilated, the report said. He is, among other things, the president of the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has a long history of anti-Israel rhetoric, accusing the Jewish state of perpetrating genocide and of being a terrorist state.
  • Outrage as high school recites Pledge in Arabic saying ´One Nation Under Allah´

    01/30/2013 3:36:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/13 | James Nye
    Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic - replacing ´one nation under God´ with ´one nation under Allah´. Following Monday´s pledge, Principal Tom Lopez has been inundated with complaints from outraged parents concerned that saying the Pledge in any language other than English is unpatriotic. Standing by his controversial decision, Principal Lopez has said that despite the irate telephone calls and emails, he is not in any way or form trying to push an
  • Administration issues regulations for individual healthcare mandate

    01/30/2013 3:28:07 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 30, 2013 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service and Health and Human Services Department Wednesday issued regulations on the individual healthcare mandate.The mandate, which requires nearly all taxpayers without it to purchase health insurance next year, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a historic 2012 decision.The government Wednesday explained rules for exemptions to the mandate in regulations regarding IRS penalties for those who choose to remain uninsured after the 2009 Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, The Hill reported. Individuals eligible for exemptions include people with religious objections to traditional healthcare, people for whom healthcare is not...
  • Minn. gun sales, prices soar in wake of CT shooting (with video)

    01/30/2013 3:21:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Fear of the unknown about what could happen with gun laws is driving people to gun shops nationwide. "It's just been crazy, absolutely crazy. If I had to guess I'd say between five and ten times the business some days," Frontiersman Gun Shop owner Kory Krause said Tuesday night. .... Krause says anytime shootings like that happen people come to his shop in droves. "In the last 30 days we did, we sold well over 1,000 guns," Krause said.
  • Your Host Will Not Abandon You

    01/30/2013 3:18:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Annette in Highland, Illinois. Glad you waited. Great to have you on the program, Annette. CALLER: Thank you. I just want to tell you, I'm so glad you're saying what you're saying today. I was a nervous wreck yesterday that we were gonna lose you as conservatives, and you're just right on today about the immigration thing. My family immigrated here legally in 1955, and some more of them immigrated here in 2007, and we are against any kind of amnesty. The Republicans didn't lose because of Hispanics. The Republicans lost because they're not conservative enough....