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  • U.S. Bishops: Redefining Marriage Creates ‘Engine of Conflict’

    01/31/2013 8:14:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Tom McFeely
    WASHINGTON — In recent legal briefs filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops warned that a redefinition of marriage would create an “engine of conflict” that threatens freedom of religion, speech and other liberties. “Marriage, understood as the union of one man and one woman, is not a historical relic, but a vital and foundational institution of civil society today,” said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a Jan. 29 amicus brief supporting the California ballot initiative, Proposition 8. “The government interests in continuing to encourage and support it are not merely legitimate, but compelling,” the brief explained....
  • Body of missing Aviano pilot found in Adriatic Sea

    01/31/2013 8:11:32 AM PST · by Freeport · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 31, 2013 | N/A
    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The body of an Air Force F-16 pilot who went missing during a night training flight late Monday was found Thursday off the coast of Italy, his family announced in a statement. “It is with great sadness that we announce that the body of Captain Lucas Gruenther was found in the Adriatic Sea this afternoon,” the statement said. Gruenther and his F-16 Fighting Falcon went missing at about 8 p.m. Monday roughly 150 miles south of Aviano Air Base, where his unit, the 31st Fighter Wing, is based. A massive search effort ensued, including Italian coast guard...
  • History Lesson - Under 'Fascist' Bush, Democrats Feared Tyranny

    01/31/2013 8:10:46 AM PST · by IbJensen
    GOP USA ^ | 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...
  • Man at center of Te'o hoax says he was in love

    01/31/2013 8:01:00 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2012 9:59 AM (ET) | By PAT EATON-ROBB
    A California man said he created the hoax involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and a fake girlfriend because he was in love with the football player. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw for the "Dr. Phil Show," the first part of which aired Thursday.
  • Inside the Ring: New al Qaeda threat

    01/31/2013 7:54:16 AM PST · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 31 January 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.
  • Russia Slams Israeli "Attack" on Syria. US Forces in Jordan on Alert

    01/31/2013 7:36:50 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    The Syrian announcement of an Israeli air strike on a military site near Damascus Wednesday, Jan. 30, drew strong condemnation from Moscow the next day: "Such action if confirmed would amount to unacceptable military interference in the war-ravaged country," said the statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry Thursday. "If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violate the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it." Israel has made no comment on the Damascus statement which described in detail an...
  • Lessons From the Ancient Mayans

    01/31/2013 7:32:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Guatemala -- Where is that, you ask? Generally this column comes to you from Washington, D.C. or New York City. Occasionally it comes from London or Paris. Today it carries the dateline of a seaport in Guatemala, and if it were written a day ago or two days hence it would carry the dateline of Belize. It is freezing up north. The inclement weather has driven me to tropical parts. Global warming sounds more and more agreeable to me and, frankly, if you have your wits about you, to you, too. The frozen remains of palm trees have supposedly...
  • Islamic supremacists' legal jihad

    01/31/2013 7:31:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    WND ^ | January 29, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller covers latest Hamas-CAIR attack on anti-savagery ads The Chicago branch of the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is trying to stop my organization’s campaign countering their bizarre jihad propaganda, threatening suit to keep our ads that tell the truth about jihad from running. Hamas-CAIR once again moves to silence the freedom of speech of those who stand against the jihad and Islamic supremacism. They are bent on imposing Shariah restrictions on criticism of Islam. It all started when Hamas-CAIR developed a new propaganda ad campaign, a psyop, that kicked off on Chicago buses and is now...
  • Unions: Boss’ Constant Criticism, Silent Treatment and Lack of Credit are ‘Workplace Bullying’

    01/31/2013 7:20:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    The National Staff Organization – a group comprised of teachers union organizers, negotiators and lobbyists – recently published an article in which it complains about an apparent rise in “workplace bullying.” The WAR – or Winter Advocacy Retreat – newsletter reads: “To get a handle on what workplace bullying looks like, unions have to consider bullying warning signs like continuous criticism, silent treatment or credit not being given to a worker. Then unions have to develop the strategies to deal with it and restore control to the situation.” Just let it marinate for a minute that unions are complaining about...
  • Study says leafy greens top food poisoning source

    01/31/2013 7:13:08 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | MIKE STOBBE
    Be sure to wash those foods or cook them thoroughly... About 1 in 5 illnesses were linked to leafy green vegetables — more than any other type of food. And nearly half of all food poisonings were attributed to produce in general, when illnesses from other fruits and vegetables were added in... Many of the vegetable-related illnesses come from norovirus, which is often spread by cooks and food handlers. So contamination sometimes has more to do with the kitchen or restaurant it came from then the food itself...
  • Is Fox News really different?

    01/31/2013 7:11:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    For many Americans, Fox News is their “alternative” choice for news. They’ve made it the No. 1 cable news network, largely because they believe its “fair and balanced” promotional slogan. Many even believe Fox leans to the right and provides news they can’t get anywhere else. But is Fox really different from the rest of the media? Or has it been successful merely at positioning itself as different? Would it surprise you to know that individuals at News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, gave nearly six times as much money to Barack Obama than Mitt Romney in the...
  • Gun Laws of America: Critical Items Missing in Feinstein’s Gun Bill

    01/31/2013 7:11:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 30 January, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    I’ve just finished reading the 122 pages of Diane Feinstein’s latest “gun-control” bill, Senate Bill S.150, and was surprised to find some important things missing. Even more surprising was one small item briefly mentioned on page 13 that has not been reported in any “news” coverage I have seen. It’s a whopper — it invalidates her entire list of guns, and I’ve written ten books on this topic, I know what I’m saying! — but first, here’s what’s missing. 1. Criminals Nothing addresses criminals — everything is aimed at innocent people who haven’t done anything wrong. There is not even...
  • China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined

    01/31/2013 7:01:50 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JANUARY 29, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Coal consumption in China grew more than 9% in 2011, continuing its upward trend for the 12th consecutive year, according to newly released international data. China's coal use grew by 325 million tons in 2011, accounting for 87% of the 374 million ton global increase in coal use. Of the 2.9 billion tons of global coal demand growth since 2000, China accounted for 2.3 billion tons (82%). China now accounts for 47% of global coal consumption—almost as much as the entire rest of the world combined. Robust coal demand growth in China is the result of a more than 200%...
  • Raisin farmers in SCOTUS case face $650K charge if they don’t give half their crop to the feds

    01/31/2013 6:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    47 percent of their crop, to be precise. It’s J.J. Abrams’ world. We’re all just living in it.Luckily, the Supreme Court decided to take the case of the Horne family, so they may end up retaining the right to freely sell the raisin crop they’ve duly produced, but how is it that they must appeal to the highest court in the land for that right? Well, it all started in 1937, as so many good things do, when the federal government began requiring raising farmers to lay aside a tribute portion of their crops in order to control supply and...
  • Hackers in China Attacked The New York Times for Last 4 Months

    01/31/2013 6:50:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/31/2013 | NICOLE PERLROTH
    For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees. After surreptitiously tracking the intruders to study their movements and help erect better defenses to block them, The Times and computer security experts have expelled the attackers and kept them from breaking back in. The timing of the attacks coincided with the reporting for a Times investigation, published online on Oct. 25, that found that the relatives of Wen Jiabao, China’s prime minister, had accumulated a fortune worth several billion dollars through business...
  • The Tyranny Before Us

    01/31/2013 6:49:42 AM PST · by Bratch · 14 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | January 30, 2013 | Dave Bronson
    At a recent dinner party I had the opportunity to ask an elderly acquaintance a question I thought she was uniquely qualified to answer. You see, she grew up in Germany in the 1930’s just as Adolph Hitler came to power. She was injured during the Allied bombing of her home and then married an American soldier whereupon she settled in America. I asked her, “Katherine, do you see any similarities between Hitler’s Germany in the 1930’s and America today?” My question prompted a swift, if not indelicate, kick under the table from the hostess, a dear friend. Fortunately, Katherine...
  • Remaining jailed New Mexico gun dealer family members granted bond

    01/31/2013 6:47:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 30 January, 2013 | David Codrea
    After 18 months behind bars, Rick and Ryin Reese have been granted bond today, Judge Robert C. Brack of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico ruled. They are the last two members of a New Mexico gun dealer family jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members, but who were found not guilty on the most serious charges of conspiracy and had money laundering charges against them dismissed. They were convicted on a handful of lesser charges of making false statements on forms, basically under the presumption that they should have know federal agents...
  • Obama: Contracting economy GOP's fault

    01/31/2013 6:47:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2013 | Rick Moran
    Be honest, now. Did you really expect Obama to take responsibility for anything? From The Hill: _____________________________ 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 that 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...
  • Obama's 'Evil Empire' Speech ( If he is the Reagan of the left, what is the 'evil empire'? )

    01/31/2013 6:42:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    If President Obama is truly the "Reagan of the Left," then it's only fair to ask: What does Obama consider "evil" and an "evil empire?" After all, since Obama's second inaugural address, commentators both left and right have been busily comparing Obama to Reagan. The Daily Beast: "[Obama] wants to do for liberalism...what Ronald Reagan did for conservatism." E.J. Dionne: "Obama's role model is Ronald Reagan[.]" Charles Krauthammer: "[Obama's] second inaugural address... is his self-proclamation as the Reagan of the Left." Besides noting the stark ideological differences of each president, most pundits agreed that Obama shares with Reagan not just...
  • FBI unsure of killing American Citizens! What is Obama up to?

    01/31/2013 6:41:27 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 51 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Michael Coberley
    Here is the Utube link. Listen and comment as the head of the FBI is asked if Bo and the DOJ have the authority to order the killing of our own citizens inside the US. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG80Wk9HiYs