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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
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    www.youtube.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    wvec.com ^ | 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...
  • BEST ANTI-GUN CONTROL SONG EVER: COME AND TAKE IT (If Ya Think You Can) by Steve Vaus

    02/04/2013 6:13:57 AM PST · by damonw · 7 replies
    The Religion Of Conquest ^ | 02/04/13 | Steve Vaus
    LISTEN TO SONG IN MP3 PLAYER ON SITE BEST ANTI-GUN CONTROL SONG EVER: COME AND TAKE IT (If Ya Think You Can) by Steve Vaus ***CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE PLAYER BELOW*** “COME AND TAKE IT IF YOU WANT IT, COME AND TAKE IT IF YOU THINK YOU CAN, COME AND TAKE IT IF YOU WANT IT, BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO PRY IT FORM MY COLD DEAD HANDS” WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS SONG EXCEPT THAT I WISH I WROTE IT? Well allot actually. But to say a whole lot with a few words I’ll just say,,, OBAMA,...
  • 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
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 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 http://wtic.com - 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":
  • How Gays and Women Get In Their Own Way

    02/04/2013 6:02:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Gays can be leaders. Women can be leaders. Without realizing it, I think gays and women inadvertently work against their own objective of equality when they force private organizations to support gay and female leaders. As I wrote here, gays and women are already equal before the Constitution, which defines us by our humanity, not by our sexuality, and is silent on most personal matters like marriage. Furthermore, the more the federal government defines our rights, the less free, equal and human we all become. Here is what generally happens when minority groups confuse social acceptance with equality and push...
  • Trilateral peace talks in Britain to send clear message to the Taliban

    02/04/2013 6:00:13 AM PST · by haffast · 2 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Monday, 04 February 2013 | By AFP London
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari held peace talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday which for the first time featured top spy chiefs. The summit at Cameron’s Chequers country retreat near London is aimed at boosting cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, amid growing fears that a civil war could erupt when international troops leave Afghanistan in 2014. “This trilateral process sends a very clear message to the Taliban -- now is the time for everyone to participate in a peaceful political process in Afghanistan,” a British government spokeswoman said. snip The president...
  • Fantasy Wrestling: Barack the Fundamental Transformer v. The Dread Justice Roberts

    02/04/2013 5:57:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    It could happen--Barack Obama and John Roberts in an epic clash. For institutional, ideological, and personal reasons, the two charismatic heavyweights may be on a collision course. Obama is a fierce competitor who climbed the ranks from local Chicago pol to president in just 6 years. He envisions a different American society--more liberal and redistributive, with a government powerful enough to make it happen. His ambitious Second Inaugural prompted even the New York Times to fit into print “Obama offers liberal vision.” From preserving every inch of turf held by our overdrawn entitlement society, to game-changing action on guns, global...
  • Wounded Warrior Project Rejects Funds from Local Church

    02/04/2013 5:56:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 2, 2013 | Staff
    Here's a story that will leave you scratching your head. A Christian church and affiliated school in Florida held a fundraising drive to help the Wounded Warrior Project. Children in the school were excited about the task, but later were crushed when the funds were turned down, because the organization is "religious in nature." As reported by Todd Starnes at Fox Radio, the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy, Wallace Cooley, said that "they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received...
  • Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space

    02/04/2013 5:48:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space Reuters – 1 hr 31 mins ago DUBAI (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran's fledgling space program, Iranian media reported. Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space. The launch added to Western concerns about Iran's space program because the same rocket technology could potentially be used to deliver a...
  • Man Tasered outside Buckingham Palace on knife charge [PLEASE! WE MUST BAN KNIVES!!]

    02/04/2013 5:48:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/4/13
    A man accused of brandishing knives outside Buckingham Palace has been charged after being Tasered by police. Police used the stun gun on Talhat Rehman, 54, when he was seen ranting when challenged outside the palace gates on Sunday morning. Mr Rehman, of Lindsay Drive, Harrow, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later charged with possessing a bladed weapon in public and affray. The Queen and Prince Philip were at Sandringham at the time. Two knives and a pair of trainers were left inside a police cordon set up around the area. The incident happened at about 11:50 GMT during...
  • Why I’m Canceling My SI Subscription

    02/04/2013 5:47:03 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3 Feb 2013 | Andrew Klavan
    I am going to let my subscription to Sports Illustrated lapse when it runs out this year. I hope lots of other people will do the same. Like too many other publications, the magazine has become dishonest, dishonorable and even occasionally despicable in its conformist, lockstep left-wing bias. Republican politicians and conservative positions are routinely insulted in articles having nothing to do with either. Yawn-inducing left wing predictability is brought to the discussion of every issue. No SI writer is allowed to disagree with leftism ever. Despite its great photographs and occasionally good athlete profiles, the magazine has remade itself...
  • Japan’s Demographic Disaster

    02/04/2013 5:44:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Last August, I wrote an article for The Diplomat that discussed some of the issues Japan is facing in relation to population decline. As I noted, the population has dropped for three years in a row. Recently, the Japanese government announced that the population decrease for 2012 is expected to be 212,000—a new record—while the number of births is expected to have fallen by 18,000 to 1,033,000—also a record low.
  • I Just Wanted to Include the Word "Obama" in this Superbowl Headline

    02/04/2013 5:39:56 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | John Ransom
    (Editor’s Note: Barack Obama will not make an appearance in this column.)Dear Coach, Now that the Superbowl is over, it’s not too late to begin thinking about “next” year. So, pursuant with the terms of my plea bargain agreement and by order of the court, “Number 81®” hereby submits this apology to you, to the patrons of Danny’s All Night Café and to the fine ladies of the Buddy’s Airport Lounge and Go-Go Barn (home of the $12.99 T-bone-lap-dance combo). While the words have been crafted on the advice of Number 81®’s attorney, the sincerity is 110 percent mine. I...
  • PN Bakken: Obama spreads XL jitters {Keystone XL Pipeline}

    02/04/2013 5:39:56 AM PST · by thackney · 23 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of February 03, 2013 | Gary Park
    Canadians worried US president won’t honor Nebraska governor’s decision The Canadian government has suddenly turned edgy about hopes of seeing TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline clearing its final regulatory hurdle and spreading fresh optimism among Alberta oil sands and Bakken producers. Now that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has sent a letter to President Barack Obama endorsing TransCanada’s proposed rerouting of the pipeline to avoid the state’s ecologically sensitive Sandhills region, the final verdict rests with the U.S. State Department which must issue a Presidential Permit for any pipeline crossing the Canada-U.S. border. At the same time a letter signed by 53...
  • French tanker with 17 aboard likely hijacked by pirates off Ivory Coast

    02/04/2013 5:39:15 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 04, 2013 | AP
    A French-owned oil tanker missing off Ivory Coast with 17 sailors on board likely has been hijacked, an official with an international piracy watchdog said Monday, in what may be the latest attack by criminal gangs targeting the ships to steal their valuable cargo. Details remained scarce Monday about the fate of the ship, flagged in Luxembourg. The ship had been reported missing Sunday and officials believe it fell victim to the same pirates operating throughout the Gulf of Guinea, said Noel Choong, a spokesman for the International Maritime Bureau in Malaysia. ... Over the last year and a half,...
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?(Video at Link)

    02/04/2013 5:36:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 2/4/2013 | Joseph Farah
    Is the U.S. government getting ready for a war we don’t know about? And, if that’s why Washington is stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition (hollow points, by the way), why is Homeland Security doing the buying instead of the Defense Department? I have some theories. Many of you will remember a story I broke a long time ago – about presidential candidate Barack Obama’s little-noticed announcement that, if elected in 2008, he wanted to create a “civilian national security force” as big, as strong and as well-funded as the Defense Department. Here’s what he actually said at a campaign stop...
  • Beer will help power Alaska brewery

    02/04/2013 5:32:40 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 3, 2013 | JOSHUA BERLINGER
    The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer. The Juneau-based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its fuel costs. It purchased a $1.8 million furnace that burns the company's spent grain - the waste accumulated from the brewing process - into steam which powers the majority of the brewery's operations. Company officials now joke they are now serving "beer-powered beer." What to do with spent grain was seemingly solved decades ago by breweries operating in the Lower...
  • APNewsBreak: Government says warming climate threatens survival of snow-loving wolverine

    02/04/2013 5:30:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the “mountain devil,” could soon join the list of species threatened by climate change —a dubious distinction putting it in the ranks of the polar bear and several other animals the government says will lose crucial habitat as temperatures rise. Federal wildlife officials Friday proposed Endangered Species Act protections for the wolverine in the Lower 48 states. That’s a step twice denied under the Bush administration, then delayed in 2010 when the Obama administration said other imperiled species had priority. It likely means an end to trapping the animals for their fur...
  • A more equal military? Bring back draft (Rangel)

    02/04/2013 5:29:57 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2013 | Charles B. Rangel
    (CNN) -- On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the Defense Department would lift the ban on women serving in combat, marking another significant milestone for equality in our nation. Taking this critical step forward to include women in combat strengthens our military by reducing the burden of the disproportionate number of soldiers who are making sacrifices. I sincerely hope that this will spark a national debate about who is fighting our wars and whether all of America can say that we're sharing the sacrifice. Since January 2003, at the height of the debate on the possible unilateral strike against...
  • Slamming 'Certifiable' Cucinelli, Scarborough Contradicts Himself On Conservative Candidates

    02/04/2013 5:28:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The regularity with which Joe Scarborough speaks about having won his congressional races has become a matter of mirth on Morning Joe. When Joe did so yet again this morning, he wound up contradicting himself on the issue of the electability of conservative candidates. Scarborough was criticizing candidates who are supposedly too conservative to win, citing Republican Senate candidate Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, whom he called "certifiable" on some issues. But—unable to resist a boast—Scarborough then contradicted himself, recalling that when he ran for Congress from Florida, "Newt Gingrich and the the Republican establishment worked against me, because they thought...
  • GA:Loudermilk introduces new weapons carry bill

    02/04/2013 5:23:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    daily-tribune.com ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Jason Lowrey
    Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, introduced a bill Jan. 30 that would allow 18- to 21-year-olds to apply for a Georgia weapons carry license so long as they have had military training. The current law only allows those older than 21 to apply for a license. Senate Bill 74 would wave that requirement for any Georgia resident between the ages of 18 and 20 who has graduated basic military training with any branch of the U.S. military or the Coast Guard and allow them to acquire a carry license. For Loudermilk, the bill is another way to help veterans returning to...
  • Nate Silver predicts Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl matchup

    02/04/2013 5:23:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/10/13 | Matt Pepin,
    Nate Silver, the New York Times' stats blogger who gained national acclaim for his political forecasts, has made a prediction for this year's Super Bowl matchup: Patriots vs. Seahawks. Silver appeared on ESPN's First Take to explain how he arrived at his prediction. Most of the segment was devoted to the choice of Seattle as the NFC representative.
  • Egyptian Official: Beating of Naked Man Was Pre-Planned

    02/04/2013 5:20:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A former Egyptian presidential candidate told Al Arabiya TV in an interview on Sunday that the brutal dragging and beating of a naked man near the presidential palace last week was previously planned by the interior ministry in an effort to terrorize the public. Ahmed Shafiq, who lost the presidential race to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year, said the widely circulated video of 50-year-old Hamada Saber was intended to send a message of fear to those protesting in the streets against the brutal reign of the Muslim Brotherhood. The torture is a “new style of exaggerated terrorism used against...
  • Nate Silver Predicts The 49ers Will Win The Super Bowl Today

    02/04/2013 5:19:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/4/13 | Kevin Smith
    Nate Silver is betting on the 49ers to win today's big game. The statistician and blogger has combed through data from previous Super Bowl games and noticed a trend where teams with the best defense ultimately over teams with better offense. "The reasons that exceptional defenses fare so much better in the Super Bowl are still somewhat murky, but this factor bodes well for this year’s 49ers, whose defense belongs in the elite group," writes Silver.
  • The 5 worst Super Bowl commercials of 2013

    02/04/2013 5:14:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/4/13 | Maura Judkis
    The 49ers only lost by a few points, but these advertisers lost big, ticking off viewers with sexist or unfunny commercials. Watch the worst commercials of this year’s Super Bowl below. Disagree with our choices?Let us know in the comments. Go Daddy: This commercial objectifies women and makes fun of unattractive people... Go Daddy: First impression: “Can it be?A Go Daddy ad without bikini-clad babes?”... Doritos: A little girl wants her dad to play with her, but he is about to go hang out with the guys... Volkswagen: This commercial, released early, has been controversial all week. An average white...
  • Ahmadinejad: I'm ready to be first Iranian in space

    02/04/2013 5:12:09 AM PST · by haffast · 9 replies
    Reuters-via Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-4-2013 | Reuters
    DUBAI - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran's fledgling space program, Iranian media reported. Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space.snip
  • Tour bus crash kills at least 8 in California

    02/04/2013 4:43:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/3/13
    At least eight people were killed and 38 injured Sunday when a tour bus careened out of control while traveling down a Southern California mountain road, struck a car, flipped and plowed into a pickup truck, authorities said. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. about 80 miles east of Los Angeles and left State Route 38 littered with debris, the bus sideways across the two lanes and its front end crushed. Emergency crews worked to free passengers who were trapped in the bus, which was returning to Tijuana, Mexico, California Highway Patrol spokesman
  • Obama and Gun Control

    02/04/2013 4:36:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Star Parker
    Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today. But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis. The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do. Every normal and decent American wants...
  • Amnesty = EXTINCTION for GOP [GOP Going Out of Business]

    02/04/2013 4:22:05 AM PST · by Moseley · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    On January 28, 2013, a group of Republicans in Congress decided to close down the Republican Party. Their "going out of business sale" involves converting an estimated 12 to 20 million trespassing illegal aliens into solidly-Democrat voters. Republicans will ensure Democrat control of Congress and the White House with millions of new voters for generations to come. Will there really be 12 to 20 million new Democrat voters? Have you heard of "chain migration?" Each new citizen can petition to bring their immediate and extended family with him. So we are talking about perhaps an eventual 40 million new Democrat...
  • Mika: Wayne LaPierre's 'Stupid' Arguments 'Something Sarah Palin Would Say'

    02/04/2013 4:20:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sarah Palin's profile might not be as high as it was a few years ago, but she apparently still serves as a convenient punching bag for the left. On today's Morning Joe, as Joe Scarborough railed against the allegedly "stupid" arguments NRA leader Wayne LaPierre made on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Mika Brzezinski muttered "something Sarah Palin would say." Consider that Palin had been in no way quoted, nor had her position on gun control been discussed. This was nothing more than a gratuitious shot at Palin, obviously still a bogeyman for the MSM. View the video here.
  • Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

    02/04/2013 4:19:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 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 shrunk 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 age 15 to 44, the lowest ever recorded. Slow economic growth and low population growth threaten to undermine entitlement programs like Social Security and...
  • Muslim Sheikh Accuses 5-Year-Old Daughter of Not Being a Virgin, Beats Her to Death, Gets Off with

    02/04/2013 3:30:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | february 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sheikh Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic television preacher in Saudi Arabia, beat Lama, his 5-year-old daughter to death during a custodial visit. Saudi police had found the 5-year-old wandering the streets, she was taken to the hospital and placed in intensive care. The side of her head had been mashed in, her back was broken, she had a skull fracture, bleeding in the head, a broken left hand, bruises all over her body, and burns that apparently came from an iron. One of her fingernails had been pulled out. There were signs that she had been sexually assaulted in various ways...
  • It IS King Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm regal identity of body...

    02/04/2013 3:11:38 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4th February 2013 | Damien Gayle
    The body of a man killed in battle found beneath a social services office car park in Leicester is that of Richard III, DNA analysis confirmed today. Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester said that there was a DNA match between the maternal line of a descendant of the family of Richard III and the remains found beneath Grey Friars car park. Lead researcher Dr Richard Buckley added: 'It is the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that beyond reasonable doubt the remains found in Leicester are that of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.'...
  • Russia Today Accuses Israel of Using 'Hitler Methods

    02/04/2013 2:41:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Russia Today correspondent Abby Martin accused Israel on Saturday of using “Hitler’s methods” against the Palestinian population in order to maintain a “Jewish majority” in the country. Martin, a vehemently anti-Israel correspondent for the Russian state-funded channel, alleged that "Israel is the only country in the world that was paved for a specific group of people that experienced such horrific discrimination and genocide, and for that same group of people to now use Hitler's methods against another minority to maintain a Jewish majority, is insane." The Israeli government's "word just doesn't cut it," she said, asserting the part that "irks"...