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  • Women packing heat: Gun sales to women surge

    02/02/2013 6:41:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    CBS12 News ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jana Eschbach
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- "I will put everything I've got into this -- and so will Joe -- but I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it." said President Barack Obama, urging Congress to act now for stricter gun control. Since his re-election, guns and ammunition have been flying off the shelves at gun stores, as the president promises stiffer gun laws. The rush for gun purchases and concealed weapon permits is on -- and the biggest spike in new gun sales is to women. While women make up only 20...
  • John Bolton: The war on terror is not over, Al Qaeda has not been defeated and we have no strategy!

    02/02/2013 6:38:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop/Fox News ^ | February 1st, 2013 | Fox News
    In light of our embassy bombing in Turkey this morning, John Bolton said that if we don’t face up to the reality that the war on terror isn’t over and that Al Qaeda hasn’t been defeated, we’ll see even more bombings from terrorists that are more successful in their eyes. The war on terror is not over. Al Qaeda has not been defeated. The struggle is spreading and if we don’t face up to that reality we’re going to have another attack on an American embassy that will be even more successful from the terrorist point of view. We have...
  • More than 40 huge sinkholes open up all over Pennsylvania’s capital .....

    02/02/2013 6:38:48 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 1, 2013 | DAMIAN GHIGLIOTTY
    Officials in Pennsylvania’s state capital are dealing with an abysmal issue they can’t afford to fix: 41 massive sinkholes throughout the city as wide as 50 feet and as deep as a typical grave. ................ But the city is too broke to replace many of the aging pipes and repave its roads as it deals with ongoing budget woes and the looming threat of bankruptcy, according to media reports. The first of the recent sinkholes perforating Harrisburg was reported on New Year's Eve when a chasm measuring an estimated 50 feet long and eight feet deep, swallowed a neighborhood block,...
  • Rancher: No, The Mexican Border Isn't Secure(Video)

    02/02/2013 6:30:54 AM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    VNN ^ | January 31, 2013 | Gary Tuchman
    CNN's Gary Tuchman talks about border security with a man whose ranch sits right on the Mexico-U.S. border. The video from CNN
  • New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

    02/02/2013 6:29:43 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 3:15 AM (ET) | By MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools. For the first time, the government is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful. Under the new rules the Agriculture Department proposed Friday, foods like fatty chips, snack cakes, nachos and mozzarella sticks would be taken out of lunch lines and vending machines. In their place would be foods like baked chips, trail mix, diet sodas, lower-calorie sports drinks and low-fat hamburgers.
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans Feel Rights And Freedoms Threatened By Govt

    02/02/2013 6:19:33 AM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    For the first time, a majority of Americans feel that the government threatens their individual rights and freedoms, according to a survey released on Thursday. Fifty-three percent of the 1,502 adults surveyed Jan. 9-13 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press responded that they believe that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. The Pew survey found that 43 percent disagreed. 76 percent of conservative Republicans said they feel threatened by Washington, compared with 62 percent three years ago, Pew found. Now!
  • Self-Proclaimed Union Thug Vinny Castaldo Wants to Beat Me Up

    02/02/2013 6:09:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | John Ransom
    Perhaps it was the radio segment that I did this week asking for comments and feedback about unions. I asked on the air for people who were union members to call our listener line at 202-681-1732 or email us at ransomnotesradio@gmail.com. I was looking for comments about the good and bad that goes along with being represented by unions.Still looking for comments, and now want them even if you don't have a union.  Personally I think unions are outdated relics of an age that belong more to Stalin than to Dickens.Or maybe it was the Facebook picture I posted about unemployment: But...
  • Menendez allegations growing rapidly, creating headache for Democrats (the bad news keeps coming)

    02/02/2013 6:09:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Jordy Yager
    A cloud of scandalous allegations is rapidly growing over Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), putting Democratic leaders in a difficult position as the integrity of their immigration point man in the Senate falls under question at a critical time. The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor’s private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to a multi-million dollar contract he helped obtain for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn’t come at a worse time for the new...
  • Obama blames economic contraction on ‘bad decisions’

    02/02/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama blamed the recent contraction of the U.S. economy on “bad decisions in Washington” in his weekly address. The national economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to figures released this week by the Commerce Department. The contraction was an unexpected reversal of months of modest economic growth since the end of the recession in mid-2009. Obama said in his address that the dip was the fault of “bad decisions” being made in Washington. “We began this year with economists and business leaders saying that we are poised to grow in 2013,” he said....
  • New York Times Op-Ed Accuses Tea Party Of 'Assaults On Public Officials'

    02/02/2013 5:56:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like liberals are still trying to peddle the discredited allegation that Tea Party members attacked black members of Congress. The op-ed page of today's New York Times contains a column by James Sleeper, a long-time left-wing activist, now a lecturer at Yale. The gist is the grudging respect that Sleeper came to have for Ed Koch, the former New York City mayor who passed away two days ago. Sleeper writes of how as mayor, Koch wrestled to the ground a protester who had stormed the stage as he spoke and pelted him with eggs. Sleeper wrote that Koch's asking...
  • Jim Nabors and How Liberalism May Win Its Way to Defeat

    02/02/2013 5:55:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Is Gomer Pyle one of the Four Horseman of the Liberal Apocalypse? The superficially surprising thing about last week’s announcement that Jim Nabors had married his boyfriend of four decades was not so much the nuptials themselves – I always felt Gomer was just going through the motions with Lou-Ann Poovie. Rather, it was the cultural reaction to the news that a huge star back in his day had decided he would tell even if we didn’t ask. There was no reaction. America, including conservatives regardless of their feelings about gay marriage, collectively shrugged their shoulders and generally wished the...
  • ATF's Milwaukee sting operation marred by mistakes, failures

    02/02/2013 5:43:00 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | February 2, 2013 | John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge
    A store calling itself Fearless Distributing opened early last year on an out-of-the-way street in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, offering designer clothes, athletic shoes, jewelry and drug paraphernalia. Those working behind the counter, however, weren't interested in selling anything. They were undercover agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives running a storefront sting aimed at busting criminal operations in the city by purchasing drugs and guns from felons. But the effort to date has not snared any major dealers or taken down a gang. Instead, it resulted in a string of mistakes and failures, including an ATF...
  • Postal Service says it’s immune from local traffic laws

    02/02/2013 5:32:08 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 February 2013 | Jason Sickles
    A government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, Heck no. In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney Jennifer S. Breslin says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored. “In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding...
  • Egypt outraged by video of protest violence

    02/02/2013 5:10:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    RTE News ^ | 02 February 2013
    Egypt outraged by video of protest violence Updated: 12:56, Saturday, 02 February 2013 After eight days of protests that killed nearly 60 people, a video of one demonstrator stripped, dragged across the ground and beaten has fired Egyptians to a new level of outrage. Hamada Saber, a middle-aged man, lay in a police hospital this morning, after he was shown on television naked, covered in soot and thrashed by half a dozen policemen who had pulled him to an armoured vehicle near the presidential palace.
  • What the Babies Would Say

    02/02/2013 5:02:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    It is one of life's great mysteries that so many liberal people are so callous when it comes to aborting fetuses. I mean, the Democratic convention last summer was almost a pro-abortion pep rally, as a variety of pro-choice speakers, including the self-proclaimed "Catholic woman" Caroline Kennedy, knelt at the altar of "reproductive rights." Recently, another woman who calls herself a Catholic, Mary Elizabeth Williams, wrote a shocking article for Salon. Entitled "So What if Abortion Ends Life?" Williams starkly states: "I believe that life starts at conception. And it's never stopped me from being pro-choice." In the body...
  • With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy

    02/02/2013 4:59:15 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 224 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 2, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld, Hillary Chabot
    With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy (He's back; Mr. RomneyCARE and family for MA Senate)) "Massachusetts Republicans are desperately scrambling to find a strong Senate candidate to replace Scott Brown, with some even trying to persuade Mitt Romney’s wife or son to jump into the race to avert another electoral disaster. ... Other GOP leaders also raised the prospect of Mitt’s eldest son, Tagg, launching a surprise Senate campaign. Tagg Romney was a close campaign adviser and surrogate for his father and is a successful businessman living in Belmont."
  • Door for talks with Iran open: Biden [Who hates Israel more--the Mullahs or Obama?]

    02/02/2013 4:49:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    The US was keeping its doors open for direct talks with the Iranian government with regard to its controversial nuclear programme, US Vice President Joe Biden has said. "We will stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon," Xinhua quoted Biden as telling the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. He said Iran's nuclear weapon must be stopped as it posed "threat to national security of the US". However, he added that there existed "time and space" in terms of "successful diplomacy". While a window of time for negotiations would be kept open, Biden said "it would not be unlimited, and by no means...
  • Ahmadinejad Unveils New Iranian-Made Fighter Jet

    02/02/2013 4:46:28 AM PST · by Fennie · 67 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | February 2, 2013 | By The Associated Press and DPA
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled the country's newest fighter jet, which officials claim can evade radar. Ahmadinejad said at a Saturday ceremony broadcast on state TV that Qaher-313, or Dominant-313, showed Iran's will to "capture peaks." Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says Qaher is "fully indigenous," designed and built by Iranian aerospace experts. The domestically designed and developed Qaher-313 is similar to the US-built F/A-18, the report said. Photos released by the official IRNA news agency shows Qaher as a single-seat jet, described as a fighter-bomber that can combat both other aircraft and ground targets.
  • Protestants and Abortion

    02/02/2013 4:35:58 AM PST · by iowamark · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/31/2013 | Mark Tooley
    Southern Baptists have changed their mind about Roe. When will United Methodists join them? Last week about 100,000 or more marched in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. This year they commemorated 40 years since the 1973 Supreme Court decision constitutionalizing abortion on demand. Supporting the march and the pro-life cause were leaders of AmericaÂ’s two largest religious communions, the 68 million-member Roman Catholic Church and the 16 million-member Southern Baptist Convention. Meanwhile, agencies for the third largest, the United Methodist Church, crafted a news release virtually celebrating Roe v. Wade. But 40 years ago, both Southern Baptists...
  • N. Korea: North Disguising Test Site Activities(roof-shaped screen)

    02/02/2013 4:20:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2013-02-01 | Mok Yong Jae
    North Disguising Test Site Activities By Mok Yong Jae [2013-02-01 21:07 ] North Korea has installed a screen over the entrance to one of the test tunnels at its nuclear test site in Kilju County, North Hamkyung Province, inhibiting intelligence gathering activities and raising fears of an impending nuclear detonation. A government source explained today, “It is believed that a roof-shaped obstruction has been installed. It appears to be a measure to stop leaks of information on preparations for a nuclear test, which are currently in their final stages.” A second source went on, “It is one way for North...