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  • OMERICA – “PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION” (This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals should GO VIRAL)

    02/04/2013 8:37:49 AM PST · by damonw · 4 replies
    The Religion Of Conquest ^ | 02/04/13 | CAUGHTUPALIVEnetworks
    SEE THIS FUNNY SATIRE VIDEO ON THE SITE HERE - http://thereligionofconquest.info/2013/02/04/omerica-president-evil-re-election-this-satire-piece-on-obama-and-liberals-should-go-viral/ OMERICA - "PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION" This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS AND CUTE. I thought I would share and ask you to share it with your friends that are INFECTED WITH OBAMA-MANIA VIDEO PRODUCED BY CAUGHTUPALIVEnetwork SNIPPET FROM THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION: "This is the first in a hopefully long-running Series called 'OMERICA' (Obama's America), which is a political satire show which seeks to portray exactly what we have gotten ourselves into by electing Barack Obama for a second term..." It's finally DONE!! Sorry this took...
  • Man shot to death after forcing his way into home, deputies say

    02/04/2013 8:28:22 AM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 12 replies
    Gainesville Sun ^ | February 3, 2013 | staff report
    A man armed with a shotgun who forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's Newberry home Sunday was driven away after a fight inside the home, according to a report. When he returned with another shotgun, a woman inside the home and a teenager each shot him with handguns, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office reported. The man, Kenneth David Drown Jr., 21, died at Shands at the University of Florida. None of the other people inside the house were injured. --------------------------------------------- While deputies were responding to the 911 call, Drown returned with another shotgun and forced his way inside again, according...
  • Egypt Receives First Batch of F-16s from the U.S.

    Egypt received four F-16 aircraft from the United States on Sunday, the Egypt Independent reports. According to the report, the country’s Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised the growing military cooperation between Egypt and the U.S. after receiving the four fighter jets.
  • Oops: Obama Energy Department bragged about ‘energy efficiency’ of New Orleans before power outage

    02/04/2013 8:26:41 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Learn how #SuperBowl host city embraces #energy efficiency on & off the football field http://go.usa.gov/4PCm
  • Fannie Mae Employees Keep Fat PayChecks at Taxpayers’ Expense

    02/04/2013 8:25:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Mark Calabria
    Earlier this week the Inspector General (IG) of the Federal Housing Finance Agency released a report documenting the current pay levels of mid-level executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, those mortgage giants which contributed to the financial crisis and have so far cost the taxpayer over $180 billion.   Despite the bail-outs, it seems the GSEs are still a comfortable place to work, all at the taxpayers’ expense. This chart, reproduced from the IG report, illustrates that the GSEs’ over 300 Vice Presidents actually got paid more in 2011 than 2010, with a median compensation of $388,000.  Those poor directors, of...
  • Kerry: "I have big heels to fill" as secretary of state

    02/04/2013 8:10:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 4, 2013 | Lucy Madison
    Kicking off his first day as the head of the State Department today, newly-minted Secretary of State John Kerry marked the beginning of his tenure with a short address to his new team, briefly outlining his top priorities for the department while thanking both the president and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their commitment to him as well as their advocacy for American values on the world stage.
  • Who, What, Why: Why do some countries regulate baby names?

    02/04/2013 8:01:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/04/2013
    A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has won the right to keep her first name, despite it being "unapproved" by the state. Why do some countries restrict baby names? Parents-to-be often find it hard enough to find a name they both like, let alone one the state might also be in favour of. Bjork Eidsdottir had no idea when, in naming her newborn girl Blaer 15 years ago, she was breaking the law. In the eyes of the authorities Blaer, which means "light breeze", was a male name and therefore not approved. It meant that for her entire childhood, Blaer was known...
  • Extreme Sentiment: Barron's Cover "Get Ready for Record Dow - We Told You So"; Top Call

    02/04/2013 7:57:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Looking for extreme sentiment?Look no further than the cover of Barron's magazine. The cover speaks for itself, but check out some of the commentary in New Highs in Sight The party is far from over. The early-year rally that on Friday took the Dow Jones Industrial Average to within 1% of its record high, set in 2007, could have a lot further to run. For starters, stocks aren't expensive. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is valued at about 14 times estimated 2013 profits and the Dow fetches less than 13 times projected 2013 earnings. At the market peak in...
  • U.S. attempts to restart peace talks with Taliban

    02/04/2013 7:55:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/04/2013 | Karen DeYoung
    When President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Jan. 11 that a negotiating office for the Taliban was about to open in the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar, optimism soared within the administration that peace talks would soon be back on track. But January’s optimism has become February’s reality check: There is still no agreement to open the office, and Karzai, back in Kabul after his Washington visit, says there will be no deal until Qatar meets his conditions in writing. As the Obama administration nears a decision on the pace of U.S. combat troop withdrawals from Afghanistan between...
  • Should I Become a Woman and Risk Causing Pain to My Wife and Children?

    02/04/2013 7:53:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 104 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2013 | CHUCK KLOSTERMAN
    I’ve been living the life of a married man for 20 years. I have a successful career and three children. All this time, however, I have battled gender dysphoria and the deep sadness that comes from living a lie. From the earliest age, I’ve been unhappy being male. I believed I would find happiness only once I was true to myself. I recently had my self-diagnosis confirmed, and I’m initiating a transition to living as the real me. There is a cost involved: pain to my family and stress on my career. Ethically, is it right to be “true to...
  • Hess to close last refinery in New Jersey (No refineries have been built in the US for 30 years)

    02/04/2013 7:52:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    This story went mostly under the radar, but it will have some implications for many people on the east coast and for the industry in general further down the line. Without much fanfare, Hess recently announced that they were selling off their last commercial refinery, located in New Jersey. Their stated reasons are clear enough, but there’s a bit more to the story. Hess Corp.’s Port Reading, N.J., refinery—the company’s first and last such facility—will close its doors at the end of next month as the company gets out of the refining business to focus on more-profitable exploration and production...
  • Donald Trump to sue Bill Maher after bet feud

    02/04/2013 7:48:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Donald Trump said Monday that he’s suing liberal comic Bill Maher for $5 million for charity because Maher did not follow through on a public bet he made on “The Tonight Show.” “He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information,” Trump said Monday on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “Well I provided the information. He didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity.” Last month, Maher said on NBC to Jay Leno that he would pay $5 million to Trump’s charity of choice if he provided a birth certificate proving that...
  • Factory Orders Ex Transports Post First Annual Decline Since July

    02/04/2013 7:47:56 AM PST · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/04/2013 10:34 -0500 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    Today's December factory orders data came as a surprise to those expecting a whopping beat of expectations in the aftermath of the superficial beat in the Durable data released last week. Instead, the headline Factory Orders missed expectations of a 2.2% rise, growing just 1.8% in December, with the November data revised lower from 0% to -0.3%. Worse news was that Factory Orders ex the meaningless and volatile transportation number (see Dreamliner), rose just 0.2% in the last month of 2012, after declining 0.2% in November. Yet the ugliest number of the day was the year over year change in...
  • Top Obama Economic Aide Cuts and Pastes His Statements

    02/04/2013 7:45:10 AM PST · by Hoodat · 8 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 4, 2013, 8:40 am | Keith Koffler
    White House Council of Economic Adviser Chair Alan Krueger has begun his monthly statements on the nation’s employment situation with nearly the exact same sentences almost every month since November 2011, just after he was installed as one of Obama’s most senior economic advisers. With the exception of some variation in the May 2012 statement, Krueger has mailed it in every month, not bothering to change a thing in the opening lines of his commentary on the statistic that is perhaps more important to Americans. Krueger’s statements are released by the White House the morning the latest employment numbers become...
  • Sandyhook Dad: You`ll Have to Take My Guns “From My Cold Dead Hands” (Video)

    02/04/2013 7:43:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Stevens, whose daughter attended Sandy Hook Elementary school, testified before a Working Group Public Hearing at the Connecticut State Capitol on gun violence prevention. Mr. Stevens told the committee about his daughter’s 5th grade friend at the school, “Unfortunately, her friend’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day when lock-down and 911 were not enough to protect her from an evil person… Charlton Heston made the phrase “From my cold dead hands” famous and I am here to tell you today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands.”
  • Turkey pledges support for Syrian opposition

    02/04/2013 7:38:26 AM PST · by haffast · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2-3-2013 | BARBARA SURK
    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey on Sunday pledged its continued support for the Syrian opposition, saying its leaders should not be pressured into talks with the regime as civil war rages. Speaking at a security conference in Germany, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country supports efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria, but he understands the opposition's refusal to talk to President Bashar Assad after so many Syrian deaths in the fight to topple him. "It is easy to say now, (the) opposition should accept to sit with the regime, after 60,000 people have been killed," Davutoglu said at...
  • Goodlatte at Nexus of Obama Agenda

    02/04/2013 7:33:33 AM PST · by BrewingFrog · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 3 Feb. 2013 | Jonathon Strong
    Virginia Republican Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte is important, but don’t expect him to tell you that. He’s the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and huge segments of President Barack Obama’s agenda must go through his committee...
  • Don't Bet Against Hillary Clinton in 2016

    02/04/2013 7:30:41 AM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | February 4, 2013 | Ron Fournier
    "Oh, Steve!" Hillary Rodham Clinton protested when "60 Minutes" reporter Steve Kroft asked about her presidential ambitions Cleaning out my notebook from the weekend, I came across this quote from a long-time associate of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussing the 2016 presidential race: "There is no false equivalency about her pros and cons." Her point is that while journalists falsely equate GOP and Democratic wrongdoing, there is a true equivalency when Clinton weighs the merits of seeking the presidency. Before we get to the lists, a caveat: Clinton honestly and understandably has not decided whether to run, sources...
  • Karl Rove has declared war* on the Tea Party Movement. Our response? BRING IT!

    02/04/2013 7:30:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    Tea Party EMail | 2/4/2012 | Tea Party Staff
    Establishment Republicans like Karl Rove has diluted what is supposed to be the conservative principles and message of the Republican Party. In a misguided attempt to 'appeal to moderates', Rove and his ilk have alienated conservatives within the Republican Party and sent the Democrats a clear message. They have no spine. Rove has some nerve attacking a movement that infused the right with such enthusiasm that it gave the Republican Party its biggest gains in 2010. If he wants to point the finger of blame at anyone, he needs only look in the mirror for it was Rove that was...
  • True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against Supervisor of Elections Over Mishandling of Allen West Recount

    02/04/2013 7:26:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Voter integrity group True the Vote (TTV) filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Lucie County Florida Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker for failing to uphold election law and for failing to enforce record inspection rights under the National Voter Registration Act and the Florida Constitution. The lawsuit has been filed in light of the gross mishandling of the recount between Rep. Allen West and now Rep. Patrick Murphy by St. Lucie County election officials. "True the Vote's lawsuit will provide information kept from the public. It will allow for a public debate on exactly what happened, why it happened,...
  • Report: German check bust man is ex-Iran bank head

    02/04/2013 7:25:20 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2013
    -excerpt- ...customs officials at Duesseldorf airport found the check in Tahmasb Mazaheri's luggage Jan. 21 upon his arrival from Turkey.
  • America’s Schizophrenia Over “Moral” Business

    02/04/2013 7:04:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Laura Hollis
    American society’s schizophrenic attitudes about business could be the subject of a book. (Perhaps multiple volumes.) For example, in the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, we heard constantly about the need to create jobs and bring down unemployment. And yet, media coverage and Hollywood depictions of business only reinforce the popular fiction that business owners are little more than greedy exploitative bloodsuckers (whose enterprises apparently exist for the sole purpose of being gouged for taxes to be spent by profligate lawmakers with no sense of their own fiscal responsibility). Regrettably, this is typical. But our culture’s conflict...
  • NYC schools hand out 12,721 ‘morning-after’ pills (2011-2012)

    02/04/2013 7:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/04/2013 | By Jessica Chasmar
    New York City schools are offering young girls a full menu of birth control options, free of parental counsel, thanks to an unpublicized project by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. School nurses handed out 12,721 doses of the Plan B One-Step “morning-after” pill in 2011-12, up from 10,720 in 2010-11 and 5,039 in 2009-10, the New York Post reports. Mona Davids, president of the NYC Parents Union, was stunned by the report. “I’m in shock,” she said. “What gives the mayor the right to decide, without adequate notice, to give our children drugs that will impact their bodies and their psyches?...
  • TRUE THE VOTE SUES ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA (title truncated)

    02/04/2013 7:01:07 AM PST · by fwdude · 7 replies
    True The Vote Now! ^ | February 4, 2013 | True the Vote
    HOUSTON, TX. February 4, 2013 -True the Vote announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the St. Lucie County, Florida Supervisor of Elections, to enforce record inspection rights under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and the Florida Constitution. True the Vote demands that all records pertaining to the recent 18th Congressional District election and subsequent recounts between Rep. Allen West and Patrick Murphy be reviewed in order to perform a comprehensive third-party audit (True the Vote, Inc. v. Gertrude Walker in her official capacity as St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, Civil Action (No 2:13cv14046.)).
  • America Gets 'Te'o'd' by Obama (The hoax is on us)

    02/04/2013 6:57:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Scott Mayer
    It's easy to understand why the mainstream media ran with the heart wrenching story about Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's "dead girlfriend" as well as the other conflicting stories about the couple's "relationship" without engaging in actual journalism. The story happened to fit within the approved media template and didn't require any further manufacturing. But with President Obama, the MSM must work overtime to positively spin everything he says or does before it is passed on to the public as objective "news." It finally took a member of the new media -- Deadspin -- to do some actual investigative...
  • 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...