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  • Things Only a Democrat Could Get Away With

    02/03/2013 11:24:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/4/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Friday, Hillary Rodham Clinton left the Harry S. Truman Building of the State Department after doing a grand media tour of every media outlet with a camera and a microphone. Meanwhile in Benghazi, where it was twenty degrees warmer, foreign organizations were fleeing the city while the killers who stayed behind still walked the streets. In her joint appearance with Obama on 60 Minutes, Clinton claimed that her critics were not living in an “evidence-based world”. This is the same world of which she wrote in her goodbye letter to her State Department colleagues; “I am proud of what...
  • Harry Reid expresses ‘confidence’ Sen. Menendez ‘did nothing wrong’

    02/03/2013 11:18:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2013 at 9:30 am | Sean Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) defended Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Sunday, expressing confidence his Democratic colleague who has come under scrutiny from the Senate Ethics panel didn’t do anything wrong. -snip Menendez is the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Reid said he didn’t see any problem with Menendez serving in that role while under investigation.
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?

    02/03/2013 11:10:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2-3-13 | Joseph Farah
    Why does the civilian Department of Homeland Security need billions of rounds of ammunition? This is the agency that is responsible for policing the border. But it doesn’t. This is the agency that is responsible for catching terrorists. But it doesn’t. So why does Homeland Security need so many weapons and enough hollow-point rounds to plug every American six times? Maybe this is the “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the Defense Department. These words – “civilian national security force” – have haunted me ever since I first read them. Obama...
  • At Least 8 Dead, 27 Injured In Mentone Tour Bus Collision

    02/03/2013 10:12:02 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 20 replies
    MENTONE ( — Authorities say at least eight people were killed and 27 injured in a collision involving a tour bus and pickup truck in Mentone. The accident occurred at California Highway 38 and Bryant Street. Highway 38 is closed in both directions. A spokesperson for Caltrans said the bus originated from Tijuana. At least two passengers were also reportedly trapped in the wreckage. Eleven others are described as “walking wounded.”
  • China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement

    02/03/2013 9:39:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    IHS Jane's ^ | 1/30/2013 | Jon Grevatt
    China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement By Jon Grevatt 1/30/2013 China has offered Thailand its Type 054-class Jiangkai frigate to meet a requirement to procure multipurpose frigates for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), thus potentially putting Beijing and Washington head to head in a large-scale international procurement programme. Sources have confirmed to IHS Jane's that preliminary discussions between Thailand and China have commenced over the potential deal, in which China has said it is prepared to sell to the RTN three Type 054-class vessels at a cost that will meet the programme's budget of USD1 billion. While...
  • Eat More Chicken and Your Skin Will Thicken

    02/03/2013 9:29:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 49 replies ^ | 2-4-13 | Dr. Mike Adams
    My friends at Campus Reform are on top of it, as usual. They always expose the thin-skinned idiocy of campus liberals and give me lots of column fodder in the process. Thanks guys. The next round of waffle fries is on me. Campus Reform is reporting that Chick-fil-A, the popular fast food restaurant chain, has now been dubbed a "symbol of hate," by a professor at Eastern Illinois University (EIU). Lisa Moyer, who teaches in the Family Studies Department at EIU, apparently made the comment with a straight face, although some have suggested that the term "straight face" reinforces heterosexist...
  • Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes

    02/03/2013 8:59:54 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2013 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
    A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review. That decision is among several reached in recent months as the administration moves, in the next few weeks, to approve the nation’s first rules for how the military can defend, or retaliate, against a major cyberattack. New policies will also govern how the intelligence agencies can carry out searches of faraway...
  • Conservative Groups Mock Crossroads’ Initiative

    02/03/2013 8:46:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 02:24 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Two powerful conservative groups say a new American Crossroads’ initiative, formed to work against Republican candidates it deems unelectable, is just another attempt to muzzle the GOP’s true base. American Crossroads, a super PAC founded by a group led by former Bush White House advisor Karl Rove, was the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle. The idea behind the PAC’s latest effort is to intensely vet prospective contenders for Congressional races to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections, The New York Times reported Sunday. The new organization, the Conservative Victory...
  • Star is born when security guard Tasers 'crazy lady'

    02/03/2013 8:31:46 PM PST · by Anila · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/04/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    An Internet star is born. His name is Darrien Long and he is an Atlanta security guard. Ads by Google Hong kong trade shows2200 Houseware & Home Textiles suppliers in HK. Register now! Invest in ForexPredict currency rates and start making profits now! But most people know him as the “guy in the video who Tased that crazy lady at the Metro Mall downtown.” Before the Taser video begins, Long said something to four children at the Metro Mall in downtown Atlanta. Before it ends 10 minutes later, the mother and members of the crowd that watched the...
  • New Shale Formation in West Texas could Dwarf the Bakken

    02/03/2013 8:23:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Oil Price ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charles Kennedy
    The US shale boom has led some to predict that it will overtake Saudi Arabia as world’s largest oil and gas producer by 2020, thanks to the massive reserves found in plays such as the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, the Marcellus Shale in New York, and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas; even the newly discovered Tuscaloosa Shale formation in Louisiana holds large potential. However there is a new shale formation that has been discovered in West Texas which could dwarf all others being drilled in the US at the moment. The play is known as the Cline Shale...
  • Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along

    02/03/2013 8:03:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 2/3/13 | Pat Dollard
    While most of the SEALs have died in military combat or unexplained helicopter accidents over the past four years….the recent death of Chris Kyle and other high profile 2nd amendment advocates have raised some questions since the war on our 2nd Amendment right began following the Newtown tragedy in December 2012. It is so sad and tragic we lost such a great American hero and advocate for our Constitution and country. It was reported today they found the bodies of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield three hours after they were shot yesterday, by 25 year old Eddie Ray...
  • Benghazi, Libya, deteriorating into security nightmare

    02/03/2013 8:02:29 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, February 3, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Security in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate, has decayed to the point where Westerners are fleeing, assassinations and kidnappings are rife and residents worry that U.S. drone strikes on jihadist targets are imminent. ... In January, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada urged their citizens to leave Benghazi. The British Foreign Office said it was aware of “a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi.” Several nongovernmental organizations already have left. ... Over the past year, militants in Benghazi have attacked the British envoy’s...
  • UPDATE: Alleged shooter tasered at Erath County Jail after becoming aggressive with guards

    02/03/2013 8:02:27 PM PST · by GVnana · 59 replies
    Police say Eddie Ray Routh, the 25-year-old suspect in the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, was tasered after becoming aggressive with jailers around dinnertime Sunday. After eating dinner, Routh refused to return his food tray to jailers. He became aggressive and tried to attack them when they tried to get it back from him, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant. Jailers tasered Routh and placed him in a restraining chair in his solitary cell. He is on suicide watch, Bryant said. Bryant also said there have been death threats made against Routh since news of his alleged actions...
  • Police: $10M worth of cocaine found in man's home

    02/03/2013 7:59:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Mitch Smith
    A search of a South Side home Friday revealed about $10 million worth of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash, leading to the arrest of the 21-year-old man who lived there. Two others also face felony charges in the case. Jose Pelayo-Aguilar, of the 3600 block of South Leavitt Avenue, was charged with manufacturing or delivering and possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine. During a Sunday court appearance, Judge Israel Desierto ordered him held on a $75,000 cash bond.
  • Harry Reid to guarantee government shutdown by insisting on more 'revenue' in budget talks

    02/03/2013 7:44:37 PM PST · by upchuck · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sunday, February 3, 2013 | Rick Moran
    As long as the majority leader insists that "revenue increases" are part of any package to keep the government running, House Republicans will oppose him.... There is no way that closing tax "loopholes" for the rich is going to generate the kind of revenue that will satisfy the voracious appetite for cash that Reid and his boss possess. And there's no guarantee they would follow through on any budget cuts, especially those that would hit Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. But Reid isn't interested in revenue so much as placing the blame for any government shutdown on Republicans. He and...
  • DEF SEC Panetta Admits that CIA Used the Information from Waterboarding to Capture Osama Bin Laden

    02/03/2013 7:42:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 February 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    Defense Secretary Panetta admits that CIA used the information from waterboarding to capture Osama Bin Laden • Controversial film Zero Dark Thirty has graphic waterboarding scene • Director Kathryn Bigelow says all information in the film was based on 'first hand accounts' of what happened but now Senator disputes theory Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that some of the information that was used to locate and kill Osama bin Laden was attained using torture. The admission comes after months of speculation about the role that waterboarding plays in CIA interrogations following its graphic depiction in the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark...
  • EU's grand ambitions threatened by budget dispute

    02/03/2013 7:40:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | unattributed
    The European Union's massive spending on farm subsidies and infrastructure projects will be in the spotlight at difficult talks this week to set the bloc's next longterm budget. Sources at both the European Commission and the European Parliament say EU leaders will be looking to trim a further 20 to 25 billion euros ($30-$35 billion) off the almost trillion-euro ($1.36 trillion) budget for 2014-2020 at a February 7-8 summit... The summit will be the second attempt by the 27 leaders to reach a deal on the budget after a November summit collapsed in acrimony. The Commission had originally sought 1.047...
  • Police: Florida Mom Forced To Watch Estranged Husband Kill Their Sons [Ages: 12 and 11]

    02/03/2013 7:34:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    NBCNews ^ | February 03. 2013 | Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega
    Police: Florida Mom Forced To Watch Estranged Husband Kill Their Sons By Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega, NBC Miami A South Florida man strangled his two young sons with a rope at his estranged wife’s house and then used a gun to shoot one of the boys several times before he shot himself to death, authorities said Saturday afternoon. Police say Isidro Zavala, 45, early Saturday went to the Boynton Beach home of his wife with the intention of killing her and their children, Eduardo Zavala, 12, and Mario Zavala, 11. At the crime scene, detectives found a blue bag...
  • Obama faces tough sell with sheriffs on gun control

    02/03/2013 7:32:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama will travel to Minnesota on Monday with hopes of building support in the law enforcement community for his set of gun control initiatives. However, public safety officials outside urban pockets are increasingly hostile toward a sweeping set of proposals they say would do nothing to curtail violence. As the details of Obama's gun plan emerged -- a ban on assault weapons, a prohibition on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks -- urban law enforcement officials were among the most vocal proponents of the blueprint. However, over time, police officials in suburban and rural areas have expressed misgivings,...
  • Alabama standoff 2013: Details emerge about man at center of hostage drama

    02/03/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies ^ | 3 February 2013
    MIDLAND CITY, AL - As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth day Sunday, more details emerged about the suspect at the center, with neighbors and officials painting a picture of an isolated man estranged from his family. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 -- a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors -- gunned down a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., was buried Sunday. Dykes, described as a loner who...
  • The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy

    02/03/2013 7:01:51 PM PST · by mgist · 10 replies
    baltimore Sun ^ | 2/3/13 | Robert Erlich
    I'm not big into conspiracy theories. I never bought into the grassy knoll in Dallas or the anti-Obama birther movement. And it will take a lot of convincing for me to believe Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan took a dive in Super Bowl XXXVII to please his friend (and opposing coach) Jon Gruden. But I do believe that America's political tilt toward progressivism is the product of a lot of grassroots work by very liberal groups intent on remaking the American economy and culture. One such example is the focus of an interesting piece in the latest edition of the...
  • Obama Calls on Boy Scouts to Welcome Homosexuals (Obama wants to be in The Scouts)

    02/03/2013 7:00:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/3/2013 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama called on the Boy Scouts to open their ranks to homosexuals. His response came during an interview ahead of Super Bowl XLVII. CBS News’ Scott Pelley asked the president if scouting should be open to gays. “Yes,” the president replied. “Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everyone else does.” BSA national leaders are meeting this week in Dallas to discuss lifting a ‘no-gay’ ban on both members and leaders. On Monday a group of 42 religious groups will publish a half-page ad in USA Today calling on the Scouts to resist political and...
  • White House Dared People To Photoshop Obama’s Gun Picture…And Did They Ever

    02/03/2013 6:36:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies ^ | february 3, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    You’ve probably seen the newly-released photo of President Barack Obama doing what he says they do “all the time” — skeet shooting at Camp David. The photo carried a standard notice from the White House concerning how the picture is used: “This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the...
  • Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Obama to Meet With Ahmadinejad

    02/03/2013 6:34:59 PM PST · by Hardraade · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 3, 2013 | Heather Robinson
    Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi contacted me by phone last week to report that, according to “good sources,” U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to meet soon with Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Alusi, who served two terms in Iraq’s Parliament and has promoted normalized relations between Iraq and Israel, has frequently been prescient in alerting the West about developments in Iraq. Last April, he told this reporter that Iraqi politicians were participating in large scale money-laundering and smuggling to help the Iranian regime skirt U.S.-led sanctions, a report which was confirmed several months later by The New York...
  • Is N.Korea Planning 2 Nuke Tests? (two tunnels ready)

    02/03/2013 6:34:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2013/02/04
    Is N.Korea Planning 2 Nuke Tests? North Korea has virtually finished preparations for nuclear tests in two tunnels at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Hamgyong Province, observers believe. A South Korean government source said analysis of satellite images showed brisk activity of support vehicles and personnel at a tunnel on the southern side of the test site, and on Saturday the area was cleaned and personnel left. Intelligence agencies suspect that this means a nuclear test is imminent. Preparations at a tunnel on the western side of the site were apparently completed earlier. The government here is now...
  • EU to set up euro-election “troll patrol” to tackle Euroskeptic surge

    02/03/2013 6:32:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:33PM GMT 03 Feb 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    The Daily Telegraph has seen confidential spending proposals and internal documents planning an unprecedented propaganda blitz ahead of and during European elections in June 2014. Key to a new strategy will be “public opinion monitoring tools” to “identify at an early stage whether debates of political nature among followers in social media and blogs have the potential to attract media and citizens’ interest”. Spending on “qualitative media analysis” is to be increased by £1.7 million ($2.7 million), and while most of the money is to be found in existing budgets, an additional £787,000 ($1.24 million) will be need to be...
  • Earl Williams, Baseball Slugger, Dies at 64

    02/03/2013 6:19:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2013 | BRUCE WEBER
    Earl Williams, a slugging if ambivalent catcher and infielder — “My favorite position is batter,” he once said — who won the National League rookie of the year award in 1971 but whose promise went unfulfilled amid a welter of minor controversies, died early Tuesday at his home in Somerset, N.J. He was 64.
  • Debt Delinquency - Seamless Collapse Economics

    02/03/2013 6:08:49 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-3-2013 | Andrew McKillop
    Debt Delinquancy - Seamless Collapse Economics Economics / Global Debt Crisis 2013February 03, 2013 - 06:34 PM GMT By: Andrew McKillop MAYBE THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT The New Age mystics told us that the Mayans told them the world would end in Dec 2012, but in reality the world ran out of Mayans an awful long time ago: about 1550 AD. Nearer to us, the world has already run out of credit, more than 5 years ago, or 1800 days back in time from today. The US fiscal cliff, in December, morphed into the "debt ceiling" of a supposed theoretical...
  • Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members, says Obama

    02/03/2013 5:57:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama called Sunday for the Boy Scouts of America to open its ranks to those who are gay. Asked in a pre-Super Bowl interview if he thought the group should end its ban on gay scout leaders and members, Obama responded with a direct: “Yes.” “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” Obama said. Obama’s comments come as Boy Scouts leaders say they will discuss whether to change their long-standing ban during an upcoming meeting. Obama made equal rights for gays...
  • How one question changed an undocumented immigrant's fate

    02/03/2013 5:47:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | February 03, 2013 | By Marnie Eisenstadt
    SYRACUSE -- Arely Tomas Orozco hardly ever went out.
  • Hero FDNY lieutenant who was part of memorable 9/11 rescue photograph laid to rest

    02/03/2013 5:47:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2013 | Beth Stebner
    A hero firefighter who bravely served on September 11th alongside hundreds of other first responders has died of a rare lung condition, and was laid to rest yesterday. FDNY Lt Martin Fullam contracted polymyositis in 2005, and had also suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, which left him breathless and exhausted after the simplest of tasks.
  • Al Gore: Soros should have more influence over American Politics

    02/03/2013 5:23:18 PM PST · by mgist · 44 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 2/2/13 | greenfield
    Al Gore: George Soros Should Have More Influence Over American Politics February 2, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield Apparently controlling the White House and the Foreign Policy of the country via the Soros Money Machine isn’t enough. Not until the entire Senate and Congress bows to the new Emperor of America. Billionaires influencing American politics is bad. Really bad. It’s a grave threat to Democracy. Unless they’re liberals. During an appearance with CBS anchor and host Charlie Rose at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on January 29, former Vice President Al Gore said that progressivism cannot compete with...
  • 3-D Printed Buildings Coming Soon to a Moon Near You

    02/03/2013 5:20:34 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 20 replies ^ | 1FEB2013 | Tim Maly
    For space scientists dreaming up a manned base on the moon, 3D printing with lunar dust looms as an attractive possibility. Such on-demand fabrication would allow astronauts to repair broken parts, manufacture spare ones and maybe even build structures, all out of the dirt scooped from under their boots. In a new study involving artificial moon dust, engineers have shown that the technology is close to becoming reality. With 10 pounds of simulated lunar dirt (or regolith) in hand, NASA officials approached researchers at Washington State University and challenged them to melt and resolidify the fake moon rock using 3D...
  • California governor weighs parole for Charles Manson follower

    02/03/2013 5:15:15 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | February 2, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Kyung Lah
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to grant parole to a convicted murderer who followed notorious killer Charles Manson, a spokeswoman for the governor said. Brown's office received a formal recommendation from the state board parole Friday to release Bruce Davis, 70, who would be the first Manson "family" member to secure freedom solely for good behavior. Brown has 30 days -- or until March 3 -- to either modify, affirm or reverse the parole board's recommendation, a corrections spokeswoman said. In 2010, Davis secured his first formal recommendation for parole by the state board, but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Marci Hodge ~ February 4, 2013

    02/03/2013 5:03:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
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  • Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling

    02/03/2013 5:03:35 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 73 replies ^ | 31MAY2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who think human use of fossil fuels is causing ultimately catastrophic global warming. That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more.
  • Former Gurkha detains knife-wielding mugger despite having blade embedded in his arm

    02/03/2013 5:03:24 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3 February 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An ex-Gurkha forced to defend himself when attacked by a man wielding a knife only realised afterwards a six-inch blade was embedded in his arm. Mr Phlamachha was out for an evening walk with his wife Asha, 38, when they stopped to have a look in the window of a health shop, in Maidstone, Kent. Suddenly Mr Phlamachha was thrust up against the wall and allegedly told to 'hand over the money', or get stabbed. The former soldier and black belt in karate and taekwondo, said 'yes' - then calmly warned the attacker: 'First you should know who I am.'
  • US snubs India: Death penalty not sought as Headley cooperated, says statement

    02/03/2013 4:50:17 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Daily Bhaskar
    New Delhi: Coming under increasing criticism from India for not awarding the death penalty for 26/11 Mumbai Attacks plotter David Headley, US Authorities defended on Friday that Headley hadn’t been awarded death penalty as he had ‘cooperated with the security agencies during the investigation process’. “This decision was taken because of Headley's willingness to cooperate with law enforcement authorities -- American, Indian and others -- to help bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent other terrorist attacks," read a US embassy statement. The statement is being viewed as veiled snubbing to India's requests to award death penalty to Headley, or...
  • Arizona Law Makers Launch Anti-Gun Control Legislation

    02/03/2013 4:46:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Scottsdale Libertarian Examiner ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Paul Johnson
    While Congress debated firearm related violence on Capitol Hill in response to President Obama’s call for enhanced control laws, Arizona’s state lawmakers approved a legislative measure that would block the federal government from enforcing gun laws within the state. Senate Bill 1112, if signed into law would make it a class 6 felony for: "officials, agents or employees of the federal government from enforcing or attempting to enforce such federal laws that any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the U.S. government relating to a personal firearm, accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately...
  • PA Asks Israel to Allow Terrorist into Areas it Controls

    02/03/2013 4:34:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is making efforts to bring the leader of a terrorist group to live in the areas assigned to it in Judea and Samaria, the PA-based WAFA news agency reports. The man, Nayef Hawatmeh, is the leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), one of the main factions in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Qais Abdul Karim, known by the nom de guerre Abu Laila, said the PA has contacted Israel to allow Hawatmeh to come and live in the PA, according to WAFA. He told the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper that even...
  • Gore presses Obama to ‘follow through’ on climate change promises (just use executive powers)

    02/03/2013 4:30:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/13 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama "has to follow through" on his commitment to address climate change, even if it means using executive powers to get around congressional gridlock, according to former Vice President Al Gore. Obama should "move boldly" on the agenda he articulated in his second inaugural address, which included strong words about addressing climate change, Gore said in an interview on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS." While efforts to tackle climate change would run into GOP opposition in Congress, Gore said the president had ample powers to bear from the executive branch in addressing the issue. "There are some actions he can...
  • Explosion Reported in Lebanese City of Tyre

    02/03/2013 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Elad Benari
    A blast went off in southern Lebanon, near the city of Tyre, late on Sunday night, Al-Arabiya reported, based on local media sources. The blast reportedly occurred after an electronic device exploded in the area. The Lebanese Future TV network said that an “Israeli aircraft might have detonated an electronic transmission device” in the southern area of al-Fawwar. “Hizbullah has cordoned off the area,” Future TV added. The official Lebanese NNA news agency claimed that “Israeli aircraft did not leave the Lebanese airspace over the South all through the day.” Israel’s Channel 2 News, reporting on the explosion, cited a...
  • 100th Anniversary of the Income Tax

    02/03/2013 4:05:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Today is the 100th birthday of the income tax. On February 3, 1913 the 16th amendment was ratified, which enabled the establishment of the federal income tax. This is ever in our mind as tax season is now upon us. Look at this graphic that Americans for Tax Reform released in honor of the 100th anniversary:   1913 2013 Top Tax Bracket 7% 39.6% Tax Bracket Range 1% - 7% 10% - 39.6% Top Tax Bracket Threshold (today's dollars) $11.6 million $450,000 Total Tax Revenues (today's dollars) $16.6 billion $2.7 trillion Family Standard Deduction (today's dollars) $93,000 $12,200 Total Number...
  • “Burkas for babies” : Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy

    02/03/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by dervish · 21 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2/3/13 | Mohammad Alyousei
    A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested. In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources. Recently picked up on social media, Sheikh Dauod’s statement prompted wide condemnation from his fellow Saudis on...
  • Obama: 'No doubt' nation needs more tax revenue to lower deficit

    02/03/2013 3:48:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2013 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama insisted Sunday that additional tax revenue will need to be part of future deficit deals, but said hikes in tax rates may not be necessary. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, the president outlined his vision for further deficit reduction, which he said was essential, but in a way that preserves the government's ability to continue spending on key programs. He also emphasized that the seemingly continuous stream of Washington standoffs was wreaking havoc on confidence in the U.S. economy. Republicans have insisted that the revenue side of the deficit equation was dealt with during "fiscal cliff"...
  • The "Gun Nut" Narrative

    02/03/2013 3:26:41 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 19 replies ^ | February 2nd, 2013 | R. Rados
    The word narrative is used a lot by pundits, journalists, and personalities to explain how media organizations create storylines and patterns to build and reinforce perceptions about certain subjects and people. One of the common narratives is that gun advocates and proponents of the 2nd Amendment are insane. The only major American televised news network that doesn't feed this narrative is Fox News (they feed their own narratives). There is no better way to keep the “gun nut” narrative relevant than by exhibiting the utter madness of America's right wing. By exhibiting Alex Jones' lunacy on live television and subjecting...
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • Rambo’s Sylvester Stallone supports gun control (New movie FLOPS!)

    02/03/2013 3:09:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Times AP ^ | 2/2/13 | Ryan Pearson
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation. Stallone supported the 1994 “Brady bill” that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated. “I know people get (upset) and go, ‘They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. … You can’t hunt with it. … Who’s going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”
  • Serial burglar shot by homeowner

    02/03/2013 2:47:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Kim Vallez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say a serial burglar, who has been arrested 37 times, was shot by a homeowner in northwest Albuquerque Sunday morning. Authorities say the homeowner heard a loud bang and then his alarm go off. After arming himself with a gun the homeowner says he saw the burglar at the top of his stairs and shot at him twice, hitting him once. Police say the burglar will survive his wounds. That burglar has been identified as Richard Garcia, 43, a man with a very long history of home and vehicle burglaries. Court records show he's been prosecuted...
  • Mayor Booker: 'Legal Gun Buyers Aren't Causing Murders in Newark and Chicago and Other Places'

    02/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain. Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places" … CORY BOOKER, NEWARK MAYOR (D-N.J.): To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens. In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor...The guns that are...