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  • Armed guard disarms shooter at Georgia middle school

    02/01/2013 6:59:59 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Rick Moran
    An armed guard at a Georgia middle school disarmed a student who had opened fire, wounding one person. A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said. Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown about 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said. The wounded boy was taken "alert, conscious and breathing"...
  • Newtown Calls for Armed School Officers

    02/01/2013 6:52:19 AM PST · by FR_addict · 52 replies
    NBCConnecticut ^ | 2/1/2013 | George colli
    "The Newtown Board of Education will be asking the town to make room for more armed police officers in its budget. In a meeting Thursday, the board voted to request the town to add full time uniformed school resource officers to its four elementary school s for the next fiscal year was approved this evening. The officers would be Newtown police officers. “Our parents are demanding of us that things are made safe and secure and certain measures areput in place,” said Chairwoman Debbie Leidlein. “So we’re being very thoughtful.” Multiple police officers have been stationed at all Newtown schools...
  • Bursting the Washington Bubble: The Outlook for 2013

    02/01/2013 6:51:29 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to hold our nose and check the diaper that we have all come to know as Obamanomics. While rightly this review should have been completed closer to the first of the year, there were too many events in the offing that were likely to impact the economy to take a stab at the broad outlines of an economic outlook nearer New Year’s Eve.But now that congress and the president have agreed to get the tax increase off the table that they didn’t dare pass while campaigning, clear the children from the...
  • 169,000 Americans Drop Out of Labor Force in January As Unemployment Ticks Up

    02/01/2013 6:49:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Matt Cover
    The number of Americans not in the labor force grew by 169,000 in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report. BLS labels people who are unemployed and no longer looking for work as “not in the labor force,” including people who have retired on schedule, taken early retirement, or simply given up looking for work. There were 89 million of them last month.
  • Howie Carr thread Feb 1-14, 2013

    02/01/2013 6:43:26 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 44 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 2/1/13 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the first half of Feb. starting with today's Boston Herald column, "Dear John, it was something you said" "This is a great day for Massachusetts. This is the day John Forbes “Liveshot” Kerry stops being our senator. The governor, who was born in Illinois, is replacing the senator who was born in Colorado with an interim senator who was born in North Carolina who will serve on Capitol Hill with the “senior” senator who was born in Oklahoma." More below
  • Welfare boss resigns in wake of $$ report

    02/01/2013 6:42:08 AM PST · by bridgemanusa · 15 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 1, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    The state’s embattled welfare chief was forced to step down yesterday in the wake of a shocking internal report that found that a staggering 47,000 families receiving taxpayer-funded benefits are unaccounted for — and nearly $30 million in food stamp money went to recipients who were not eligible.
  • Hagel Hearing: Scarborough So Contemptuous Of Ted Cruz, Won't Mention Him By Name

    02/01/2013 6:40:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, Chuck Hagel might have been a bumbling, stumbling mess at his confirmation hearing yesterday. But the real story was how awful were the Republicans who questioned him. That was the collective judgment of today's Morning Joe panel. For example, so contemptuous was Joe Scarborough of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, that the Morning Joe host announced that he would not even mention him by name. "Clown show" was the panel's operative phrase for the Republican performance. Andrea Mitchell, Mika Brzezinski, Mike Barnicle et al. joined in the Republican roasting. View the video here.
  • This one deserves a retirement party!

    02/01/2013 6:37:29 AM PST · by nobamanomore · 13 replies
    With the normal life span of a dog, can you imagine one that has spent twelve years in military service? After five tours, this girl gets to finish her life as a pet.
  • LA Cardinal Mahony 'stripped of duties' over sex abuse

    02/01/2013 6:35:24 AM PST · by TSgt · 121 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 February 2013 Last updated at 05:40 ET | BBC
    A retired Los Angeles cardinal accused of mismanaging a child sex abuse crisis has been stripped of all administrative and public duties by his successor. Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony, 76, has apologised for his "failure", Archbishop Jose Gomez said on Thursday. The Los Angeles archdiocese, the largest in the US, has released thousands of pages of files on priests accused of child molestation. Cardinal Mahony retired in 2011, having run the archdiocese for 25 years. In 2007 Los Angeles paid $660m (Ł415m) to alleged victims of abuse, the largest sex abuse payout on record. Cardinal Mahony has publicly apologised for...
  • The Abortionist Saints of Sundance

    02/01/2013 6:26:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival featured a documentary celebrating four "amazing" abortionists who evacuate wombs in the third trimester of pregnancy. The critics in attendance loved it. The Philadelphia Inquirer boasted it drew "two standing ovations -- one for the doctors." Sundance attendees in Utah were greeted by police and armed sheriffs in green jumpsuits that made a show of force outside the theater. They had to have their bags searched and were inspected with handheld metal detectors. After the movie was shown, two police officers stood at the front of the auditorium as the directors and the four abortionists...
  • Sen. Menendez plays cat-and-mouse game with journalists avoiding hooker-allegation questions

    02/01/2013 6:23:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/31/13 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Where’s the senator? A day after allegations swirled that he cavorted with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic, Sen. Robert Menendez played a cat-and-mouse game with reporters. The camera crews parked outside the New Jersey Democrat’s office Thursday never got a glimpse of him. The usually accessible senator managed to avoid reporters almost all day, even as he cast six Senate votes and attended a lunch with Vice President Biden and other Democrats to talk about gun control. The Daily News finally caught up with Menendez as he ducked into an out-of-the-way Capitol elevator with visitors from New Jersey. But...
  • Russian rocket carrying U.S. satellite plunges into Pacific Ocean 40 seconds after launch

    02/01/2013 6:16:52 AM PST · by Hoodat · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01 FEB 2013 | 03:05 EST | Martin Robinson
    The launch of a Russian rocket carrying an American communications satellite ended in disaster today after it plunged into the sea 40 seconds after blast-off. Grainy footage of the launch being streamed online was cut shortly after 6.56am GMT when the space-bound vessel got into trouble. The Swiss-based Sea Launch company sent up their Zenit-3SL rocket from the Odyssey Launch Platform in the Pacific Ocean on Friday. However, the vessel – along with its Intelsat 27 telecommunications satellite inside - suffered a failure during the first stage of its flight. It is claimed the rocket’s engines shut off stopped automatically...
  • Obama faces angry liberals over pipeline

    02/01/2013 6:16:51 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 31, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    As he begins his second term, President Obama is barreling toward what one Bay Area activist predicts could be "all out warfare" with environmentalists who want him to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, the transcontinental conduit for tar sands fuel from Canada that many scientists say could expedite climate change. Obama's political dilemma lies in the pipeline's potential upside: The State Department projects that it could deliver 6,000 temporary jobs to the U.S., where 12.2 million people are unemployed. Bay Area liberals leading the Keystone opposition say Obama has only one choice. "If he doesn't reject it," said Piedmont attorney...
  • Amish Men Accused of Animal Cruelty Defend Their Actions ("In the Amish it’s acceptable")

    02/01/2013 6:15:09 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 100 replies
    WHAM News, Rochester NY ^ | 1/31 11:40 pm | Reported by: Jane Flasch
    Clyde, N.Y. - Two Amish men from Wayne County are accused of killing a litter of healthy puppies and their mother. “This is simply a case of animal cruelty,” says Wayne County District Attorney Rick Healy who intends to charge the pair. The nine dead dogs were discovered in a compost pile and reported to police January 17th. Merlin Schumacher who owns the dogs says he was trying to breed Australian Red Heelers, but when he couldn’t sell the dogs and they became “too big” he asked an employee to shoot them. Jonathan Eicher agreed to put the dogs down....
  • How The South Will Rise To Power Again

    02/01/2013 6:14:22 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 44 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/ ^ | 01/31/2013 | Joel Kotkin
    The common media view of the South is as a regressive region, full of overweight, prejudiced, exploited and undereducated numbskulls. This meme was perfectly captured in this Bill Maher-commissioned video from Alexandra Pelosi, the New York-based daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Given the level of imbecility, maybe we’d be better off if the former Confederate states exiled themselves into their own redneck empire. Travel writer Chuck Thompson recently suggested this approach in a new book. Right now, however, Northeners can content themselves with the largely total isolation of Southerners from the corridors of executive power. Yet even as...
  • Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob

    02/01/2013 6:12:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and I can all agree that when a powerful Washington politician abuses his power to...
  • Escapees from rights-challenged lands revere 2nd Amd. more than many born here

    02/01/2013 6:09:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    After decades of statist policies, ostensibly to make us "safer" (offensively misnamed "Patriot Act," anyone?), the United States is far less the beacon of liberty than it once was. And yet, given the sad state of much of the rest of the world, the U.S. is still about the best place in the world for a freedom loving individual. Gun-hating Americans are working hard to change that, with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) going so far as trying to sell the public on her forcible citizen disarmament agenda by pointing out that tyrannical countries would respect us more if...
  • Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies

    02/01/2013 6:07:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/1/13 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88. Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. He was being treated at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital.
  • Caption Hagel

    02/01/2013 5:59:26 AM PST · by crosshairs · 23 replies
  • Letter to ATF demands answers on flawed Milwaukee storefront sting

    02/01/2013 5:57:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 01 feb 2013 | John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge
    . A bipartisan push intensified Thursday for answers from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about a flawed storefront sting in Milwaukee. A Journal Sentinel investigation this week exposed a 10-month federal operation marred by a series of mistakes and failures, including an agent's machine gun being stolen and burglars ripping off $35,000 in merchandise from the agency's phony store. Milwaukee police and ATF are still looking for that stolen machine gun, officials said Thursday. "Suffice to say, ATF and the police department both have a keen interest in trying to get that firearm back," said Milwaukee...
  • The Average January Nonfarm Payroll Seasonal Adjustment Is...

    02/01/2013 5:52:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    ... 2.1 million additional jobs, or the number of "statistical" jobs that will be added to the actual number to smooth the jobs trendline, and is the largest of any month in the year. Keep that in mind when considering that the consensus today is for a gain of 165K jobs: a number whose swing will be dwarfed by the actual adjustment added to the actual underlying.
  • Durbin disconnect defines Democrat delusions on gun control

    02/01/2013 5:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Illinois Senator Richard Durbin’s exchange Wednesday with National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre defined the disconnect anti-gun Democrats have with the reality of so-called “universal background checks” and why they won’t stop criminals from obtaining firearms. As quoted in the Seattle Times, and shown in this video, Durbin became engaged in a frustrating debate with LaPierre. The NRA executive told the Senate Judiciary Committee that “My problem with background checks is that you’re never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks.” “You’ll create an enormous federal bureaucracy, unfunded, hitting all the little people in the...
  • 157,000 Jobs Added In January, Unemployment Rate At 7.9%(Ministry of Plenty alert)

    02/01/2013 5:42:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 93 replies
    The goldilocks economy continues as the unemployment rate comes right as expected, or 157,000, a tiny miss to expectations of 165,000, down from the upwardly revised 196,000 (was 155,000 previously), leading to an unemployment rate of 7.9%, higher than the 7.8% expected.
  • Bob Menendez’s foreign underage prostitution story stubbornly not going away.

    02/01/2013 5:41:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | January 30th, 2013 | Moe Lane
    Background: just before the election a story broke alleging that Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey had taken advantage of the hospitality of one of his campaign contributors to go down to the Dominican Republic (via the aforementioned contributor’s private plane) and use the services of at least two prostitutes (one of whom may or may not have been underage). Worse, he allegedly refused to pay said foreign partially-underaged hookers the full amount that Menendez allegedly promised to pay – and, let me note again this in passing: to patronize a prostitute is hardly a moral act. But if...
  • Democrats Make Fitzpatrick an Early Target

    02/01/2013 5:40:03 AM PST · by mgist · 14 replies
    Philly Burbs ^ | 2/1/13 | Gary Weckselblatt
    Democrats make Fitzpatrick an early target U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick by Gary Weckselblatt Less than a month after U.S. House members were sworn into office, Democrats have already chosen their top 10 targets for 2014 and Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has made the list. The House Majority PAC made the announcement Thursday, saying each of the Republicans “represents a competitive district and has an out-of-touch, extreme record.” In the 2012 cycle, the so-called super political action committee spent nearly $36 million against more than 50 GOP candidates. It receives financial backing from George Soros, a supporter of many left-wing causes, and...
  • America’s Last Chance

    02/01/2013 5:39:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Walter Williams
    Let’s expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government’s borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling. However, there’s an issue with this warning. According to the 2012 Social Security trustees report, assets in Social Security’s trust funds totaled $2.7 trillion, and Social Security expenditures totaled $773 billion. Therefore, regardless of what Congress does about the debt limit, Social Security recipients are guaranteed their checks. Just take the money from the $2.7 trillion assets held in trust. Which is the lie, Social Security checks must...
  • Combat Veteran Arrested In New York: Charged With 5 Felonies For Possession of AR Magazines

    02/01/2013 5:39:12 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 69 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Robert Richardson
    In the latest attack on the American people, a decorated War Hero has been arrested and charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for having empty 30 round AR-15 Magazines in his vehicle. On Sunday January 6th Staff Sgt. Nathan Haddad, a decorated combat veteran, was driving through Jefferson County New York when he was randomly pulled over for a vehicle check. Haddad, who had five 30 round empty magazines in his possession, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and charged with five felony counts. According to Haddad’s brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan thought...
  • Former Minneapolis FBI director attacks Jones' ATF nomination

    02/01/2013 5:39:09 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | : DAN BROWNING and PAUL MCENROE
    A former director of the Minneapolis FBI office sent a letter this week to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee denouncing B. Todd Jones' performance as U.S. attorney in Minnesota as they prepare to consider his nomination to director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Donald E. Oswald, 54, a self-declared Democrat and supporter of President Obama, said he felt "morally compelled" to alert the committee about what he describes as Jones' "atrocious professional reputation within the federal law enforcement community" in Minnesota. "He was, and still remains, a significant impediment for federal law...
  • Yemen’s Forgotten Christians

    02/01/2013 5:35:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Yemen’s Forgotten ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 1, 2013 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.When one thinks of Yemen—the impoverished Arab country that begat Osama bin Laden and is cushioned between Saudi Arabia and Somalia, two of the absolute most radical Muslim nations—one seldom thinks of Christians, primarily because they are practically nonexistent in such an inhospitable environment.  In fact, most tallies suggest that Yemen’s entire non-Muslim population is less than one percent.However, a new Arabic report discusses the existence of Christians in Yemen, and...
  • The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child Brides

    02/01/2013 5:33:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Frank Crimi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child BridesPosted By Frank Crimi On February 1, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A growing legion of Muslim men from the Mideast and Europe are scouring Syrian refugee camps in order to purchase underage girls, some as young as 12, as child brides, many of whom end up being sold for use in temporary “pleasure marriages.”For most of the Syrian women and girls who have fled the genocidal horrors of Syria’s civil war, rape — whether by pro-government or rebel forces – has been...
  • White House Falters on Legitimacy of Iranian Government

    02/01/2013 5:32:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    White House press secretary Jay Carney stumbled Thursday during a line of questioning regarding the legitimacy of the Iranian government, just hours after the beginning of the contentious confirmation hearing of Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel. "Excuse me, can you ask that again?" Carney responded when a reporter asked if Obama agrees with his nominee, who stated before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Iranian government is "elected and legitimate." "Our views on the last presidential election were clearly expressed," he added, before criticizing Iran for its violations of United Nations resolutions mandatng it immediately cease...
  • “A deliberate attempt to bypass the Constitutional process” NY Sheriff’s PBA blasts Cuomo,

    02/01/2013 5:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    bob-owens.com ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Bob Owens
    In an extraordinary January 24 letter directed at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and top New York state legislators, the Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association has ripped into New York’s rogue government for the tactics they used to unconstitutionally ram the NY SAFE Act through the state legislature into law, intentionally subverting the democratic process. Read the letter in it’s entirety, and gain an understanding of how insurrections and revolutions start. Dear Governor Cuomo, Senators Klein, Marchíone, Skelos, Stewart-­Cousins, and Chairman Cox: By this correspondence, the Saratoga County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association (SCDSPBA) would like to announce...
  • Chuck Hagel: Unworthy of Confirmation Posted By On

    02/01/2013 5:30:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Chuck Hagel’s battle to become the next Secretary of Defense, succeeding Leon Panetta, took center stage on Thursday at his Senate confirmation hearing. At times appearing like a deer caught in the headlights, he was unable to handle the tough questions addressed at his record. He appeared at times dazed, bewildered and unable to defend his record of disturbing policy positions, many of which he disavowed during the hearing and could not explain why. In light of his performance, those senators who had been undecided about confirming Hagel certainly have ample reason now to join with their conservative colleagues in...
  • Israel Threatened by Syria and Iran

    02/01/2013 5:29:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Israel Threatened by Syria and IranPosted By Arnold Ahlert On February 1, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The presumed Israeli airstrike within Syrian territory on Wednesday has elicited threats of retaliation from both Syria and Iran. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, quoted at al-Ahd, a Hezbollah-run news website, contended that his nation could make “a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes,” adding that ”Syria is engaged in defending its sovereignty and its land.” In Iran, a deputy foreign minister was quoted by English-language Press TV as saying the “strike on Syria...
  • US Appointing An Aussie General To Command Its Pacific Troops (New World Order).

    02/01/2013 5:28:29 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Robert Johnson
    As the Pentagon pours attention and resources into the conflict-ridden Asian-Pacific theater, it's made an unheard of command choice. The AP reports Australian Maj. General Richard Burr is now Deputy Commanding General for Operations at U.S. Pacific Command (USARPAC) out of Hawaii. It's the first time a non-American has served in such a high-ranking position at this type of command. This isn't some out-of-the way little military base — this is the command led by Major General George Moore in the days after World War II. Moore fought at Battan along with enough other dark Pacific campaigns to fill a...
  • Free People Not Going Quietly Into the Sharia Night-demonstrations continue; where is Obama?

    02/01/2013 5:26:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Egypt: Free People Not Going Quietly Into the Sharia NightPosted By Robert Spencer On February 1, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Survey after survey, as well as the election results that put the Muslim BrotherhoodÂ’s Mohammed Morsi in the presidential palace, show that most Egyptians want Islamic law. But those who do not are not submitting quietly to Sharia tyranny.Morsi has declared a state of emergency and given the military the power to arrest civilian protesters, yet still the anti-Morsi demonstrations continue. And while he quickly endorsed the demonstrations...
  • Calling All Free Republic Baby Boomers (Born 1946 to 1964)

    02/01/2013 5:18:02 AM PST · by xzins · 122 replies
    US Census ^ | 1 Feb 13 | Xzins
    The US Census Bureau, in "The Older Population" indicates that Baby Boomers are defined as follows: 6 The Baby Boom includes people born from mid-1946 to 1964. The Baby Boom is distinguished by a dramatic increase in birth rates following World War II, and is one of the largest generations in U.S. history. For more information, see: Hogan, Perez, and Bell, 2008, Who (Really) Are the First Baby Boomers? In Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 1009–1016. You are now from about 50 to 67 years old, and you are the glad result...
  • Still Leading From Behind

    02/01/2013 5:14:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rich Galen
    In another example of his highly developed strategy of "leading from behind," President Barack Obama gave a speech in Las Vegas Tuesday, coming out in favor of immigration reform just a day after a group of Senators announced the outlines of a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. Get used to this. In his first four years in office, President Obama pretended he had nothing to do with almost anything going on with the economy or in foreign policy. If it was going badly - whatever "it" might have been - it was all George W's fault. Or the Republicans in...
  • The GOP's Amnesty Caucus Raises the White Flag

    02/01/2013 5:02:32 AM PST · by Bratch · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Monday, Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio emerged with an offer of a Republican surrender to Barack Obama. We will accept amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens, said the four, but you must get serious about securing the border against yet another invasion. Only after an independent commission agrees the border has been secured will the 11 million be given green cards and put on a path to citizenship. The next day in Las Vegas, Obama, reveling in victory, instructed the four waving their white flags that the defeated do not dictate terms. Get cracking...
  • Marc Faber "You Don't Own Gold And You Are In Great Danger"

    02/01/2013 5:02:25 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-1-2013 | Goldcore
    Marc Faber "You Don't Own Gold And You Are In Great Danger" Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013Jan 31, 2013 - 08:06 PM GMT By: GoldCore Today’s AM fix was USD 1,674.50, EUR 1,234.88, and GBP 1,058.47 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,666.25, EUR 1,230.70, and GBP 1,057.20 per ounce. Silver is trading at $32.08/oz, €23.76/oz and Ł20.40/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,677.50/oz, palladium at $736.00/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.Cross Currency Table Gold rose $13.80 or 0.83% in New York yesterday and closed at $1,676.50/oz. Silver slipped to a low of $31.24 in the morning, but it then...
  • Two reported dead in explosion at US Embassy in Turkish capital Ankara

    02/01/2013 4:36:24 AM PST · by riverrunner · 51 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    DHA photo A suspected suicide bombing has occurred in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, causing at least two deaths. Two people, including the suspected assailant, as well as a security guard, were killed in the explosion while two others were injured, according to initial reports. The explosion occurred at the entrance used by the embassy personnel and their visitors, CNNTĂĽrk reported. A security guard at the X-ray machine at the entrance was killed in the explosion that occurred as the suspected suicide bomber was passing through the machine, the report said. Bomb experts are at the scene of...
  • Steyn speaks on Campus

    02/01/2013 4:35:14 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Shaun Lichti
    Mark Steyn, a nationally-recognized journalist and prominent conservative figure, brought a standing-room-only audience to its feet multiple times during his speech concerning America’s descent into big government Tuesday night at the George Roche Sports Complex. “People can change…and big government can force people to change quicker than you think,” Steyn said. He argued that the American legacy of small government does not render the nation invulnerable to the spread of European-style statist rule. “We have to get serious about the nature and view of government that many, and quite possibly a majority, of American’s now hold,” he said.
  • IT'S SHOWTIME: Markets Rallying On Gigantic Day For The Global Economy

    02/01/2013 4:35:02 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-1-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    IT'S SHOWTIME: Markets Rallying On Gigantic Day For The Global Economy Joe WeisenthalFebuary 1, 2013, 3:03 AM Let's do this folks. US futures are rallying on what will be a huge day for the economy. European markets have opened higher, with the exception of Spain, which is getting slammed. We've got several big European PMIs coming up over the next hour or so. Then the focus will shift to the US where we've got US manufacturing data, US car sales data, and of course the monthly jobs report. While you were sleeping, China and Japan both rallied, with the latter...
  • Who Are We? ... Mark Steyn

    02/01/2013 4:32:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Mark Steyn
    In my last column, I argued that culture trumps politics, since when many readers have demanded to know what exactly I meant. Well, look no further than the very first post-election issue Republicans were told they needed to address: getting on the right side of Hispanics by neutralizing the illegal-immigrant issue. A population perhaps the size of Australia's or four mid-sized EU nations' strolled into America and decided to stay. In doing so, they broke the law. Literally. That's to say, some of the most basic laws of the nation lie shattered and discarded. Municipally, we have "sanctuary cities." At...
  • Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

    02/01/2013 4:22:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/31/2013 | ap
    Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013. New standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency require production of 14 million gallons of so-called cellulosic biofuels made from grasses and woody material. That's up from an 8.7 million-gallon requirement in 2012 -- when actual production was near zero. An oil industry representative said the Obama administration was thumbing its nose at a ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
  • Economy Shrinking, Debt Soaring, And Obama's Talking..."God, Guns and Gays?"

    02/01/2013 4:10:45 AM PST · by suspects · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 1, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Our weak economy is stumbling yet again. America’s GDP actually shrank during the last three months of 2012, after three years of Obama’s “recovery.” Jobless claims jumped last week “unexpectedly.” And a new report says our national debt will soon be 200 percent of our entire national output — or twice as high as that of Greece. Since the inauguration, what have President Obama and the White House been talking about? Jobs, the economy and debt? Nope. It’s been gun control, same-sex marriage, women in combat and illegal immigration. I’m so old I remember when campaigning on divisive wedge issues...
  • Several reportedly injured in blast near U.S. embassy in Turkey

    02/01/2013 4:04:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Turkish news reports say an explosion in front of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara has injured several people.
  • Another shake-up at CNN... Will veteran John King be pushed out for political dynamo Jake Tapper?

    02/01/2013 3:54:52 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    CNN chief national correspondent John King could be ousted from the network in favour of new Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, MailOnline can reveal. King, 49, has already moved out of his office to make way for Tapper, 43, who was poached by new CNN boss Jeff Zucker from ABC. And now sources have revealed that King has not signed a new contract - and has instead signed an extension to his existing deal, leaving his future at the network unclear.
  • U.S. vice president will meet Syrian opposition leader in Europe: White House

    02/01/2013 3:38:17 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Alarabiya.net English ^ | February 1, 2013 | By Al Arabiya with Reuters
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Syrian opposition leader Mouaz Al-Khatib during a European trip in coming days and will discuss U.S. concerns about the Syrian conflict with Russia as well, White House officials said on Thursday. It would be the highest-level U.S. meeting with the Syrian opposition, which is fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in a 22-month-old war that has killed more than 60,000 people and forced more than 700,000 to flee Syria, according to the United Nations. Biden is due to meet khatib on Saturday in Munich on the margins of a security...
  • Breaking: Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

    02/01/2013 3:35:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2013
    Ed Koch, the brash, colorful and often confrontational mayor who helped to lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s, launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this day, has died. He was 88.