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  • Running With Scissors

    01/31/2013 5:15:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    If you thought Republican presidential hopefuls were insane to refuse to raise their hands during a 2011 primary debate when asked whether they'd support a deficit reduction deal with $10 in spending cuts to $1 in tax increases, look at Washington today. In August 2011, President Barack Obama signed a debt ceiling deal that promised more than $2 trillion in spending cuts over a decade and zero dollars in new revenue. The package included $1.2 trillion in "sequestration" cuts -- $85 billion this year out of a $3.8 trillion federal budget -- which are supposed to begin March 1. This...
  • Economic jitters compete with Obama agenda

    01/31/2013 5:15:15 AM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | January 31, 2013 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as President Barack Obama is pushing new initiatives on gun control and immigration, the gloomy old problem of a sluggish economy is elbowing its way back into prominence. Consumer confidence is falling, the economy is contracting and large automatic spending cuts are threatening to hit the Pentagon and other programs, with uncertain consequences. These troubles arise as Obama's public approval is improving and as he begins to use his sway to promote the key features of his second-term agenda. The White House, the Federal Reserve and independent economists attributed the shrinkage in gross domestic product and...
  • Surge of black violence called 'urban terrorism'

    01/31/2013 5:14:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    WND ^ | January 30, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    'Large numbers of kids coming downtown … with guns' (Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.) EDITOR’S NOTE: The links in the following report may contain offensive language. Indianapolis? A hot...
  • Gayle Trotter (IWF) SJC Testimony (Why AR15 is Potentially Necessary for Young Women/Mothers)

    01/31/2013 5:13:39 AM PST · by NH Liberty · 8 replies
    YouTube/C-SPAN ^ | January 30, 2013 | YouTube Video
    Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women's Forum testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, and did an excellent job in appealing to the young women/mothers at home on the subject of why the AR15 is so suitable, and even potentially necessary, for them as a home defense tool. Where-oh-where is the news reporting on this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SWGCDcTIb4
  • Political Power Needs to Be Used

    01/31/2013 5:07:12 AM PST · by Phlap · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01/30/2013
    If ever there were a moment for Democrats to press their political advantage, this is it. Their message on many of the biggest national issues — taxes, guns, education spending, financial regulation — has widespread support, and they have increased their numbers in both houses of Congress. But after years of being out-yelled by strident right-wing ideologues, too many in the Democratic Party still have a case of nerves, afraid of bold action and forthright principles.
  • Defend our Veteran's Gun Rights

    01/31/2013 5:02:07 AM PST · by lward99 · 4 replies
    Special Operations Speaks ^ | 1/30/12 | Dick Brauer, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
    It’s a little-known fact that about 30% of returning soldiers are diagnosed with PTSD. These brave men and women, mentally scarred from their service to our country, deserve nothing less than our unwavering support. Instead, they are now in the crosshairs of the gun control lobby. With the VA’s existing massive information sharing with NICS, we already have a precedent for large-scale revocation of veteran’s rights. All it takes is for one of Eric Holder’s decrees to include PTSD, and suddenly one of the most passionate, patriotic segments of Americans will be labeled a danger to society. Ask yourself: Do...
  • The Spending Sequester Will Grow the Private Economy -- Don’t Back Off

    01/31/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Larry Kudlow
    Yesterday's report of a 0.1 percent GDP decline for the fourth quarter came as a surprise to most forecasters. But it actually masks considerable strength in the private economy. Namely, housing investment in the fourth quarter jumped 15.3 percent annually, business equipment and software spiked 12.4 percent, and real private final sales rose 2.6 percent. All in, the domestic private sector of the economy increased 3.4 percent annually -- a very respectable gain. And here’s one for the record books: Working ahead of year-end tax hikes, individuals shifted so much money to the fourth quarter at the 35 percent top...
  • DEMS TO FUND TEA PARTY CANDIDATES AGAINST MCCONNELL TO HELP JUDD

    01/31/2013 4:51:44 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/30/13 | BEN SHAPIRO
    Intent on splitting the Republican Party – exploiting seams on illegal immigration and gun control, to start – Democratic leaders have hit upon a new strategy to destroy any semblance of Republican coherence: backing Tea Party candidates they believe will fail, and in the process, weakening whoever wins the Republican primary in a general election. It’s a Machiavellian maneuver meant to sow the seeds of discord. First on their hit list: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has long been under fire for his handling of issues including the fiscal cliff. Democrats want to hurt him in the primary...
  • Homeland Security has advice for confronting mass murders: scissors (Idiots)

    01/31/2013 4:42:41 AM PST · by onyx · 116 replies
    NY Post ^ | : 5:44 AM, January 31, 2013 | S.A. Miller
    <p>WASHINGTON — Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?</p> <p>No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!</p> <p>That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.</p>
  • 60 Minutes Missed Opportunity

    01/31/2013 4:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable. The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama (at his request, no less) and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell far short of that high standard. It was the kind of softball toss you might have expected if Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters had conducted the interview. The president said of Clinton, "...a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work." Kroft...
  • President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high [Smell the Dung]

    01/31/2013 4:35:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/13 | Scott Clement and Aaron Blake
    President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par...
  • Gaia' Lovelock: Wind turbines 'may become like Easter Island statues'

    01/31/2013 4:31:41 AM PST · by Salman · 7 replies
    The Register ^ | 31st January 2013 | Andrew Orlowski
    Former climate change alarmist Dr James Lovelock, famous for popularising the "Gaia" metaphor, continues his journey back to rationality. Lovelock is objecting to a "medium sized" (240ft high) erection planned for his neighbourhood in North Devon by infamous windfarm operator Ecotricity. The UK currently has 3,000 onshore turbines and 6,000 are planned: this is the main reason why electricity bills are soaring out of control in order to pay for the inefficient, highly expensive windmills. Lovelock calls the runaway windmill building "industrial vandalism". In an objection to the planning application made to Tiverton council, Lovelock points out that one nuclear...
  • Pakistani Schools Getting Further Infusion of U.S. Funds

    01/31/2013 4:30:22 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 6 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Pakistan’s most urbanized province lacks the “political commitment” and resources to properly educate its people, so the Obama Administration is stepping in to offer a little of both. Obama through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the five-year Community Mobilization Project (CMP) which will deploy contractors to advise officials and communities in Pakistan’s Sindh Province. CMP represents one component of the broader U.S. –funded Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), for which the White House last year pledged to infuse about $86 million toward improving targeted Pakistani educational systems.
  • Arrogance Isn't the Answer

    01/31/2013 4:26:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    I'm getting tired of President Obama blaming Republicans for everything. This week it was immigration. In Las Vegas the president called for a policy that would provide a clear path to citizenship for illegal residents who pay their taxes, learn English and abide by the law. He warned that if bipartisan talks in Congress break down in bickering, he'll use his bully pulpit and present an immigration bill based on his ideas -- ideas that barely mention the need to secure the border as the first order of business. The president and his liberal friends in the media like to...
  • Scarborough: Woman Testifying In Support Of Assault Rifles Looked Like 'Jackass'

    01/31/2013 4:25:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough said that a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum testifying in favor of assault rifles looked "like a jackass." Gayle Trotter, who holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia and is the co-founder of a D.C. law firm, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. She argued that having an assault rifle could help a woman defend herself and her children against intruders. Immediately after playing a clip of her testimony, Scarborough said: "if you go out and try to defend assault weapons, then you end up looking like...
  • Gun Control Takes Center Stage

    01/31/2013 4:17:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The race to further the gun-control agenda in the wake of last month’s tragic shooting by a crazed gunman in Newtown, Connecticut is moving into high gear. The Grand Old Lady of Gun Control, California Senator Diane Feinstein, last week introduced a bill that not only seeks to reinstate the 1994 “Federal Assault Weapons Ban” (AWB), but goes far beyond the scope of the earlier law (which expired a decade later) in undermining Second Amendment protections for law abiding Americans. Feinstein’s proposal specifically targets 157 modern sporting rifles -- or, as she almost gleefully refers to them, “assault weapons.” In...
  • Vt. police barred from gun range

    01/31/2013 4:02:47 AM PST · by Glennb51 · 26 replies
    By Molly Line Fox News BURLINGTON, Vt. — The battle over the right to bear arms is flaring in Vermont, where a local gun range has moved to prohibit the Burlington Police Department from training at its facilities after the City Council voted to advance a measure banning semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines. The leadership of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club explained that it's "difficult" for the club to support the city — even its officers — given the actions of the council. In response, the Burlington Police Department released a statement saying: "It is unfortunate that this...
  • Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed [Schadenfreude]

    01/31/2013 3:34:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    <p>Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration's health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour.</p> <p>Union leaders say many of the law's requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26.</p>
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 31, 2013

    01/31/2013 2:59:06 AM PST · by sneakers · 16 replies
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  • Low-profile interim Senate pick adds intrigue to Mass. special election

    01/31/2013 1:44:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's (D) decision to name his former chief of staff, William "Mo" Cowan, as an interim replacement to outgoing Sen. John Kerry (D) came as a surprise to some — but it may have made the lives of both former Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Patrick himself a bit easier. By choosing a friend and longtime supporter — and a man with a relatively low political profile in Massacusetts — Patrick avoided the potential bombast and bomb-throwing that might have occurred had he appointed former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who had very publicly pursued the job. Read...
  • Jewish groups praise immigration reform proposals

    01/31/2013 12:39:56 AM PST · by klpt · 11 replies
    JTA ^ | January 30, 2013 | JTA
    WASHINGTON (JTA) –Jewish organizations praised President Obama’s immigration reform proposals, as well as similar measures offered by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators. In addressing the problem of the 11 million undocumented people in the Unitd States, Obama at a speech Tuesday in Las Vegas stressed the need to enforce current laws and create a path to citizenship. Mark Hetfield, interim president and CEO of HIAS, an organization that deals with migration and refugee resettlement, said he “is more encouraged than we have been in years that our leaders will finally create a just system for immigrants and refugees.” Now...
  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp: The defiant democrat

    01/31/2013 12:35:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    ABC via Yahoo ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps & Sherisse Pham
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., defied the odds in November when she won the closest senate race in the country, and now that she's arrived in Washington, she's defiant as ever. But now, instead of defying the pollsters, she's defying the Democratic caucus by taking divergent opinions on issues central to the President Obama's second term agenda, ranging from gun control to the environment. Heitkamp, who says growing the economy is her top priority, is concerned that the president is changing his focus to issues like climate change and gun control. "I think, you know the one thing that has gotten...
  • Who says Obama Doesn’t Like to Prey?

    01/31/2013 12:31:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | John Ransom
    President Obama- and yes I only capitalized the “p” in president because it was at the beginning of the sentence…. Anyway, as I was saying, president Obama can be best described as the anti-president. He apparently doesn’t care much for getting things done as long as not doing something doesn’t interfere with neglecting keys areas. Got it? Because, there are some areas in which action is absolutely unacceptable to the country’s first Chief Neglectative Officer; and yes, the phrase C.N.O.? I will capitalize it; it’s THAT important. Freed from responsibilities to the rest of us- since he never has to...
  • History Lesson: Under Fascist Bush, Democrats Feared Tyranny (Democrats Like To Project)

    01/31/2013 12:26:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Once upon a time, a group of people known as the "Democrats" expressed great fear of tyranny by government.This was a time long, long ago, when a man from a place called Texas, representing a people known as the Republicans, occupied the White House. Leaders of the Democrats feared tyranny by the Republicans and called the man from Texas racist, oppressive and tyrannical. To refresh your recollection, we offer a few examples from the distant past: Billionaire Democratic contributor George Soros. He said the George W. Bush White House displayed the "supremacist ideology of Nazi Germany" and that Bush's administration...
  • War Is Like Rust

    01/31/2013 12:17:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm. Throughout history, we have seen that war can sometimes be avoided or postponed, or its effects mitigated -- usually through a balance of power, alliances and deterrence rather than supranational collective agencies. But it never seems to go away entirely. Just as otherwise lawful suburbanites might slug it out over silly driveway boundaries, or trivial road rage can escalate into shooting violence, so nations and factions can whip themselves up to go to war -- consider 1861, 1914 or 1939. Often,...
  • Wimping Out

    01/31/2013 12:11:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The New York Times mobile app sent me a breaking news update Wednesday morning: "U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Contracted in Fourth Quarter." Based on high government third-quarter spending and government policies and politics occurring during the fourth quarter, the slowdown should come as no surprise. The third quarter final gross domestic product growth was 3.1 percent. That relatively high number (compared to full year 2011 at 2 percent) was driven primarily by an increase in inventories and an increase in government spending. While the growth number was hailed by many as a reason to cheer, it had to have been...
  • In Vietnam, rage growing over loss of land rights

    01/30/2013 11:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 1:26 AM EST | Chris Brummitt
    Faced with a group of farmers refusing to give up their land for a housing project, the Communist Party officials negotiating the deal devised a solution: They went to a bank, opened accounts in the names of the holdouts and deposited what they decided was fair compensation. Then they took the land. The farmers, angry at the sum and now forced to compete for jobs in a stuttering economy, blocked the main road connecting the capital to the north of the country for one day in December. In a macabre gesture, some clambered into coffins. Police who came to break...
  • New England fishermen say new regs mean ruin

    01/30/2013 11:29:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 2:09 AM EST | Jay Lindsay
    Minutes after New England fishery managers took a vote that cast doubt on the historic industry’s future, the prospects most clear to Gloucester fishermen Paul Vitale were his own. “I’m bankrupt. That’s it,” said the 40-year-old father of three. “I’m all done. The boat’s going up for sale.” The New England Fishery Management Council on Wednesday approved a year-to-year cut of 77 percent on the Gulf of Maine cod limit and 61 percent for Georges Bank cod. The cuts come on top of a slew of other reductions, ranging from 10 to 71 percent, on the catch of other bottom-dwelling...
  • NY Times says Chinese hacked paper’s computers

    01/30/2013 10:54:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 1:29 AM EST
    The New York Times says Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated its computer networks over the past four months, stealing reporters’ passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of one of China's leaders. … The attacks coincided with a Times’ investigation into how the family and relatives of Premier Wen Jiabao built a fortune worth more than $2 billion. …
  • Top Right wing traditionalist Tories “to back gay marriage” despite anger among party's grassroots

    01/30/2013 10:35:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:21 EST, 30 January 2013 | James Chapman
    Tory traditionalists in the Cabinet are preparing to back gay marriage despite continuing anger among the party’s grassroots. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, one of the Government’s most senior Right-wingers, indicated yesterday he will vote in favor of legalizing same-sex unions next week, while Baroness Warsi, who has previously expressed concern, also revealed she is to back the reform. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, the standard bearer for the Tory Right, is expected to abstain rather than vote against, and may even back the legislation, according to friends. … Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson is the most implacably opposed...
  • Obama's Thunderdome Strategy - The president's goal is to make Republican ideas intolerable.

    01/30/2013 10:35:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Few are the men and women in American public life who haven't heard Mr. Dooley's famous aphorism: "Politics ain't beanbag." John Boehner, currently serving out his community service as speaker of the House, appears to have been meditating on Mr. Dooley's cautionary wisdom. At the Ripon Society last week he said the Obama administration was trying "to annihilate the Republican Party." Better late than never, Speaker Boehner now sees that Barack Obama's notion of political competition is Mad Max inside the Thunderdome: "Two men enter, one man leaves." Last week during the president's second inaugural address, if one can employ...
  • Why higher benefits won’t solve child poverty: Addict parents will “waste cash on drink and drugs”

    01/30/2013 10:31:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:51 EST, 30 January 2013 | James Chapman
    Giving more benefits to poor families will not address child poverty because too many irresponsible parents will spend it on alcohol or drugs, Iain Duncan Smith has warned. The Work and Pensions Secretary said parental addiction—not family income—had emerged as the main factor in determining a child’s life chances. He insisted that the last government’s strategy of spending more than £170 billion ($269 billion) in additional welfare payments had failed comprehensively. … Duncan Smith said Labour’s approach was a “vicious trap” and had left a “disturbing number” of people trapped in poverty. “There are around 100,000 people claiming sickness benefits...
  • Senator Ted Cruz not only Swept the floor on the Gun Control Hearings...

    01/30/2013 10:20:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/29/13
    ...He took out the trash
  • Italy risks political crisis as MPS bank scandal turns 'explosive'

    01/30/2013 10:00:25 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/30/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Italian magistrates investigating losses at Banca Monte dei Paschi say the mushrooming scandal has taken a dramatic turn, with political fallout that threatens to rock the country’s elections next month and upset eurozone plans for a banking union. “The situation is explosive,” said Tito Salerno, head of the prosecuting team in Siena, describing the fast-moving events at Italy’s third-largest bank as extremely grave. The Milan bourse tumbled 3.4pc and yields on 10-year Italian bonds spiked 15 basis points to 4.31pc as the political scandal widened. Monte dei Paschi (MPS), the world’s oldest bank dating back to 1472, is under investigation...
  • Animal rights group helps cancel SoCal elephant rides

    01/30/2013 9:47:50 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | January 29, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    Elephant rides are becoming endangered species at SoCal parades, zoos, fairs and festival. Several organizations have yanked elephant rides from street fairs, festivals and zoos in SoCal, thanks to the lobbying efforts of Animal Defenders International.
  • Mother of VA Tech shooting survivor: NRA shouldn’t be part of gun safety debate

    01/30/2013 9:46:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker
    The mother of one of the survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting told elected leaders to stand up to the NRA, a group she argues doesn’t even deserve to be “at the table” in the gun safety debate. Lori Haas joined PoliticsNation Wednesday after attending the contentious Senate hearing which featured testimony from gun control advocates, gun rights supporters, and experts in law enforcement. NRA head Wayne LaPierre voiced some of the strongest opposition to new regulations, including shooting down a proposal to close the background check loophole. “We are hopeful and impressed with some of our leadership on the...
  • A Chilling Effect - N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by...

    01/30/2013 9:46:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by corporations to cut off funding for conservativesNew York state is quickly becoming ground zero in the fight over free speech and corporate political spending as a top state official with ties to left-wing campaign finance reform groups attempts to pressure private companies into making their political contributions public.New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the state’s top accountant and is spearheading the campaign, cites the importance of transparency.Observers warn that “shareholder activism” in pursuit of political disclosure represents the first stage of coordinated intimidation campaigns against private companies conducted...
  • Anybody know of this?? President Obama Indicted by Federal Court?"

    01/30/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 79 replies
    you tube ^ | 30-jan-2013 | In2thevast1975
    Mr. Lyndon Larouche, a well respected journalist and political activist received word from his sources within the United States government that President Barack Hussein Obama has been indicted by a Federal Court
  • Franken Backs Assault Weapon Ban

    01/30/2013 9:36:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    keyc.tv ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ryan Gustafson
    MANKATO, Minn. - Senator Al Franken has lined up in support of a proposed assault weapons ban. Like many on Capitol Hill, it was the mass murder of 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that has led Senator Al Franken to get behind, and even offer amendments to a massive assault weapons ban being discussed in Congress. "I believe in the 2nd Amendment. I believe people have the fundamental right to own a gun for hunting, for collection, for protection, for sport. I don't believe that the assault weapons are needed, we've seen so many...
  • Why I am not having kids (Hint: Rhymes with "schmarbon schmootprint")

    01/30/2013 9:24:04 PM PST · by Junior_G · 71 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question — and it had been ticking like an egg timer in the back of my head for 15 years. We talked about it for five months. In the car on the way to work. During dinner. For five minutes, for 30 minutes. After seeing nephews and nieces. I wanted it to be a decision we made, not one made for us by chance or time. I turned to friends with kids for advice. “Feel free to convince me to your...
  • Syrian tank brews up in Darya district of Damascus after being hit

    01/30/2013 9:21:50 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Norasaman23
    The impact is from some kind of anti-tank weapon. Can't tell if it's been doctored, but the footage is pretty dramatic:
  • New York’s Sandy Scorecard

    01/30/2013 9:11:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2013
    What worked, what didn’t, and what the city should do when future storms threaten The storm that tore up New York’s coastlines on Monday, October 29, was no longer a hurricane when it hit land, but a weaker post-tropical cyclone. Nor did Superstorm Sandy, as it came to be called, directly hit the city; it made landfall more than 100 miles south, near Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sandy “wasn’t the big one,” says Nicholas K. Coch, a professor of sedimentology and coastal geology at Queens College. But it was big enough. As New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed out,...
  • Richest U.S. Senator, John Kerry, Rails Against 'Corrupting' Money in Politics in Farewell Address

    01/30/2013 8:40:54 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1-30-2013 | Daniel Halper
    Richest U.S. Senator, John Kerry, Rails Against 'Corrupting' Money in Politics in Farewell Address January 30, 2013 By DANIEL HALPERJohn Kerry, the richest U.S. senator, railed against the "corrupting" power of money in politics in his farewell address today on the floor of the United States Senate: (click to the site to view the video) "There's another challenge that we must address and it is the corrupting force of the vast sums of money necessary to run for office," said Kerry. "The unending chase for money I believe threatens to steal our democracy itself. I've used the word 'corrupting' and...
  • Israel reportedly strikes convoy of Syrian weapons

    01/30/2013 8:25:43 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | David Barnett
    The Israeli Air Force reportedly carried out an airstrike on a Syrian weapons convoy last night. While some accounts have suggested that the convoy may have been carrying chemical weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Associated Press reports that the primary target was Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles, which were likely destined for Hezbollah. It is currently unclear whether the strike, which was confirmed to Reuters by four sources, took place in Syrian or Lebanese territory. A high-ranking Lebanese security source told the Daily Star that "[n]o strike took place on Lebanese soil." Haaretz reports that a Lebanese source has...
  • Kerry Calls for Release of Imprisoned Christian Pastor in Iran

    01/30/2013 8:22:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Iran’s “continued violation of the universal right of freedom of religion” and urged the release of an American Christian pastor imprisoned for his religious beliefs. In a written response to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to questions during his confirmation hearing last week obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Kerry, a liberal Massachusetts Democrat, said he is “deeply concerned” about Saeed Abedini, who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his Christian faith on Sunday. … Abedini, 32, who is from Boise, Idaho, has been jailed in Iran...
  • The Fewer, The Proud, The Marines—Budget Cuts Toll

    01/30/2013 8:15:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Busines Daily ^ | January 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Plans to reduce our most effective fighting force by 20,000 will leave it unable to meet all its global commitments or respond to spontaneous threats from the shores of Tripoli to anywhere else. There is no greater symbol of America's apologetic retreat from world leadership under President Obama than the planned reductions in the size of the Marine Corps, cuts that were in the works even before sequestration mandated under the Budget Control Act threatened to cut even deeper. The Marines are on course to cut around 4,000 positions a year through 2017, decreasing the total number of Marines...
  • Hillary Clinton Rescued By Iranians from Near Fatal Plane Crash

    01/30/2013 8:09:07 PM PST · by Golfinsocal · 73 replies
    Stuart Wilde ^ | December 30th, 2012 | Stuart Wilde
    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd left] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.
  • Euro-Media Concede Global Warming Has Ended…Models Were Wrong…Scientists Are Baffled!

    01/30/2013 7:37:52 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 49 replies
    NoTricksZone ^ | January 19, 2013 | P. Gosselin
    Spiegel has finally gotten around to conceding that global warming has ended, at least for the time being. Yesterday Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski published a piece called: Klimawandel: Forscher rätseln über Stillstand bei Erderwärmung (Climate change: scientists baffled by the stop in global warming). We’ve been waiting for this admission a long time, and watching the media reaction is interesting to say the least. Bojanowski writes that “The word has been out for quite some time now that the climate is developing differently than predicted earlier”. He poses the question: “How many more years of stagnation are needed before...
  • Darwin Day resolution introduced in congress (By Congressman Rush Holt of NJ)

    01/30/2013 7:37:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 01/23/2013
    A resolution designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, has been introduced into the United States House of Representatives.The proposed resolution would be a recognition of Charles Darwin as “a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."The Darwin Day resolution was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on Jan. 22, 2013. Holt, one of the few members of Congress with a Ph.D. in a scientific field, is the sole sponsor of the bill. After its introduction, the resolution, H. Res. 41, was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space,...
  • Menendez did not pay for flights from campaign donor until this year

    01/30/2013 7:36:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez did not pay for two flights provided by Salomon Melgen – his friend and campaign donor whose office was raided by the FBI Tuesday night – until more than two years later, and after a New Jersey Republican asked the Senate ethics committee to look into his travels. Menendez spokesman Paul Brubaker today said the senator reimbursed Melgen for the flights on January 4 of this year. Both were round trips– one between Florida and the Dominican Republic in August 2010, and one between Teterboro and the Dominican Republic in September 2010. The total amount Menendez...