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  • The Canary in the Culture (HHS mandate shows how Obama's government defines everyone's morality)

    02/04/2013 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Tom Trinko
    In the olden days miners brought canaries into mines because canaries were very sensitive to toxic fumes and would keel over quickly, giving the miners time to escape before they were rendered unconscious. The HHS mandate is serving a similar function in modern American culture. It's making it clear that liberals believe in an all-powerful government, not the government empowered by the people that is enshrined in the Constitution. Historically in America, the government has rarely collided with the religious beliefs of even extreme groups. A few exceptions, such as Mormon polygamy, were based on common values shared by the...
  • NBC News Covers For Muslims' Vicious Destruction of Non-Islamic Artifacts

    02/04/2013 6:52:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies ^ | 2/4/2013 | Pamela Geller
    The mainstream media continues to align itself with the jihad force. NBC News finally decides to address the Islamic destruction of ancient documents in Timbuktu, but instead of dealing honestly with this problem of Islamic contempt for the artifacts of other religions, it dares to assign this vicious, anti-human destruction to other religions. Ian Johnston, a Staff Writer for NBC News, writes this about the recent destruction of archaeologically important sites in Mali: "To many in the West, such actions are simply wanton vandalism. However, experts say the thinking behind it is actually part of a wider tradition of rooting...
  • Obamacare’s Pressure Points: There are at least nine stumbling points in its implementation.

    02/04/2013 6:48:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2013 | Thomas P. Miller
    President Obama's reelection, along with the Supreme Court’s ruling last June on his signature health-care reform, may seem to have guaranteed that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain the law of the land. But that could turn out to be the easy part of Obamacare. Implementing the ACA's main provisions by January 1, 2014 --- the date on which the law is to take full effect --- presents a more grueling and protracted set of tests.The next round of health-care-policy battles will play out not just before Congress but also in state capitals and health-care markets across the...
  • JEFF SAUT: The Stock Market Will Probably Tank After Obama's State Of The Union

    02/04/2013 6:46:32 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-4-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    JEFF SAUT: The Stock Market Will Probably Tank After Obama's State Of The Union Joe WeisenthalJanuary 4, 2013 Raymond James strategist Jeff Saut offers his take on where the market is headed next. Today is session 23 in the typical 17- to 25-session duration of a "buying stampede." Such skeins only have one- to three-session pauses or pullbacks before they exhaust themselves on the upside. While a few have lasted for 25 - 30 sessions, it is very rare to have one last for more than 30 sessions. That said, this one feels like it will extend towards the State...
  • Time For Sensitivity Training

    02/04/2013 6:46:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Michael Brown
    Chris Culliver, the San Francisco 49ers player who badmouthed gays last week, will soon begin LGBT sensitivity training. When do the public figures who badmouth conservative Christians begin their sensitivity training? Back in 2007, basketball player Tim Hardaway received an avalanche of criticism when he said during a radio interview, “I hate gay people. I don’t like to be around gay people. I’m homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world for that or in the United States for it. So yeah, I don’t like it.” He too went to sensitivity training and has since emerged as...
  • Sheriffs cannot enforce federal law.

    02/04/2013 6:42:00 AM PST · by DeWalt · 7 replies
    Feb.4, 2013 | DeWalt
    Anytime a local enforces federal code, it is only because state legislators have passed a statue that mirrors federal law.
  • More Jobs and More Babies, Please (Without them, our social programs will fail)

    02/04/2013 6:39:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2013 | Michael Barone
    Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth — economic growth and population growth. Through most of our history, this assumption has proved to be correct. These days, not so much. Last week, the Commerce Department announced that the gross domestic product shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. And the Census Bureau reported that the U.S. birth rate in 2011 was 63.2 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, the lowest ever recorded. Slow economic growth and low population growth threaten to undermine entitlement programs such as Social...
  • New Jobless Claims: Totally Expected and What to Expect Next

    02/04/2013 6:38:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Political Calculations
    As we expected, the number of new jobless benefit claims jumped from the low level reported in the previous week. Let's show where things stand now, then get to some analysis - our chart below shows where we are with respect to the most recently established trend for new jobless claims: Now for analysis! The LA Times' Jim Puzzanghera reports: The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first-time increased to 368,000 in the week ending Saturday, up from the previous week's level of 330,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That figure was the lowest in five years....
  • Obama: Boy Scouts should admit gays and lesbians, opportunity should be open to all

    02/04/2013 6:37:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/04/2013
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week. Obama praised the scouts as “a great institution” that promotes young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities. During a pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS, he said “no one should be barred from that.” The Boy Scouts announced last week it was considering replacing its longstanding ban on gays with a policy to let troop sponsors make their own decision on the issue.
  • Iran FM: US is changing approach to Tehran

    02/04/2013 6:36:48 AM PST · by haffast · 2 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/04/2013 15:15 | By REUTERS
    BERLIN - Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday he saw US Vice President Joe Biden's offer this weekend of bilateral dialogue between their two countries as a sign of a change in approach to Iran by the US administration. "As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic, I feel this new administration is really seeking this time to at least divert from its previous traditional approach vis-a-vis my country," he told the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.snip Salehi, who attended the Munich Security Conference at the weekend where Biden made the offer, said in Berlin...
  • Dow 14K 2nd time around (Don't Get Out the Party Hats Yet)

    02/04/2013 6:34:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/04/2013 | Terry Keenan
    Wall Street put on the party hats as the Dow Jones industrial average closed over the 14,000 mark for the first time since October 2007, punctuating the longest winning streak for stocks since 2004. But before you get giddy, it’s worth taking a closer look at what this means for the pocketbooks of most Americans. Despite a 5.5 percent increase in home values in 2012, according to the Case-Shiller index, the price of the average home in the US is precisely where it was a decade ago — no appreciation in home equity at all. As for blue chip stocks,...
  • Thomas Sowell: 'AT WHAT PRICE?' - The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

    02/04/2013 6:31:04 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 24 replies ^ | Mar 17, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Watch this 4 Minutes 32 Seconds of Video. The Difference Between Liberal and Conservative Fred Barnes: Yeah, you were in your early years, you were a a Marxist. Thomas Sowell: Yes. Fred Barnes: Uh … What happened? How'd you … uh … get away from that? Thomas Sowell: Ah … I took a job in the government. I was still a Marxists. But uh, one summer of working in the government was enough to uh in turn … start, start, in turn, start turning me around. I went through the University of Chicago as a Marxist. After a year...
  • Friday's Unemployment Report: Our Economic Nightmare Continues

    02/04/2013 6:29:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/04/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    Friday's "Employment Situation" report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirmed Thursday's dismal 4Q2012 GDP reading from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Our economic nightmare continues. During January, the "headline" unemployment rate increased to 7.9%, while the "real" unemployment rate (calculated at the 65.8% labor force participation rate when Bush 43 left office) rose to 11.0%. President Obama's $862 billion "stimulus" plan had promised to bring that number down to 5.3% by now. It didn't work. The broadest measure of unemployment/underemployment, which is the "SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate" published by Shadow Government Statistics, remained at 23.0% in January,...
  • Where Will You Go if America Collapses?

    02/04/2013 6:26:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A reader from New York has a follow-up question for me. Referencing a “Question of the Week” from last month, in which I expressed guarded optimism that America could be saved, she wants to know what I would do if things go the wrong way.In other words, what if things go really wrong and America suffers a Greek-style fiscal collapse? And imagine how bad that might be since there wouldn’t be an IMF or European Central Bank capable of providing bailouts to the United States.Perhaps because of an irrational form of patriotism, I’m fairly certain that I will always live...
  • Vast Oil Reserve May Now Be Within Reach, and Battle Heats Up

    02/04/2013 6:22:08 AM PST · by thackney · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    ...For decades, oilmen have been unable to extricate the Monterey Shale’s crude because of its complex geological formation, which makes extraction quite expensive. But as the oil industry’s technological advances succeed in unlocking oil from increasingly difficult locations, there is heady talk that California could be in store for a new oil boom. Established companies are expanding into the Monterey Shale, while newcomers are opening offices in Bakersfield, the capital of California’s oil industry, about 40 miles east of here. With oil prices remaining high, landmen are buying up leases on federal land, sometimes bidding more than a thousand dollars...
  • President Obama to push gun control proposals at Minnesota stop

    02/04/2013 6:18:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies ^ | Feb 4, 2013
    President Obama to push gun control proposals at Minnesota stop Associated Press Posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:08 AM Updated today at 6:41 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of his gun proposals on Capitol Hill uncertain, President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama will pitch his proposals to stem gun violence Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been studying ways to reduce gun-related attacks and accidents for several years. His visit...
  • Universal background checks would strip 18-20 year olds of handgun rights

    02/04/2013 6:16:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    D.C. Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Lost amidst the clamor for universal back ground checks are a lot of important details. One of those details, besides the issues of who will pay for universal background checks, and how will such checks be precluded from turning into a registration scheme, is the fact that simply making firearm background checks “universal” would have to effect of denying the right of 18-20 year olds to own a handgun, even in their home. In 2008 the US Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment “guarantee[s] the individual right to possess and carry weapons in...

    02/04/2013 6:13:57 AM PST · by damonw · 7 replies
    The Religion Of Conquest ^ | 02/04/13 | Steve Vaus
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 4-8,2013

    02/04/2013 6:05:32 AM PST · by Biggirl ^ | February 4-8,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Piers Morgan Scoffs at 'Ravens Being Declared World Champions

    02/04/2013 6:04:20 AM PST · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    CNN's Piers Morgan is apparently trying to get another petition started to have him deported. Shortly after the conclusion of Sunday's Super Bowl, he tweeted, "Got to laugh at Ravens being declared 'World Champions' of a competition only American teams enter":