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  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 6, 2013

    02/06/2013 3:12:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
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  • Singer Gloria Estefan, husband, plan Broadway show of their lives

    02/06/2013 2:53:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan and her music entrepreneur husband, Emilio, are developing a new Broadway show based on their lives, the show's producer said on Tuesday. The couple is working with the Nederlander Organization on the show that will trace their lives from leaving Cuba to international stardom. "The Estefans' journey of success, led by raw talent and passion, is captivating as it drove them from relative obscurity to global sensations," Jimmy Nederlander, the organization's president, said in a statement announcing the deal. Estefan, one of the most successful Latin crossover stars, fled Cuba with her family as a toddler....
  • Boy Scouts to vote on policy involving gays

    02/06/2013 2:23:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/13 | Casey Wian and Holly Yan
    The polarizing debate over whether Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members could culminate with a vote on a new policy Wednesday. But no matter which way the vote goes, activists on both sides aren't going to be satisfied. The controversy pits leaders of religious groups that sponsor about 1 million Boy Scouts against activists who want the organization to end its ban on openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders. Neither side is happy with BSA's proposal to let local troops decide if they want to allow gay members.
  • Grassley: Lessons Learned from the 1986 amnesty under President Reagan

    02/06/2013 2:07:39 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 2/05/2013 | Chuck Grassley
    As we look forward to a debate this year about immigration reform, I want to share my thoughts and my past experiences on this issue. I particularly want to share my personal experience from the 1980s amnesty law and how we can learn from that debate. But, before I dive into this history, I want to commend the many senators that are working together to forge a consensus and produce a product on this terribly difficult issue. I commend them for sitting down and agreeing to a set of principles. As Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, I expect to...
  • In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their "Science"

    02/06/2013 2:05:51 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    FORBES ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    President Obama has put salvation from dreaded climate catastrophes on his action agenda hot list. During his inaugural address he said: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” He went on to shame anyone who disagrees with this assessment, saying, “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and powerful storms.”
  • Antarctic ice core contains unrivaled detail of past climate (Ignore the agitprop!)

    02/06/2013 1:21:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 5, 2013 | NA
    Donald Voigt, chief scientist at the WAIS Divide Camp, examines an ice core.A team of U.S. ice-coring scientists and engineers in Antarctica, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), have recovered from the ice sheet a record of past climate and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that extends back 68,000 years. Retrieved from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), the ice containing the record is known as the WAIS Divide ice core. The cylinders of ice that make up the core contain uniquely detailed information on past environmental conditions such as the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, surface air temperature,...
  • A Way Out of the Wilderness for the GOP

    02/06/2013 12:54:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 6, 2013 | Ed Lasky
    Republicans hold a weak hand in Washington but a stronger grip in states where voters have entrusted them with power. Performances there can boost not just the Republican image but bring the party back to power in Washington. More importantly, they can show conservative principles work. The "Red State Model" can, in the Wall Street Journal's words, "Drive Republican Revival." Walter Russell Meade, one of our most brilliant thinkers, has written quite perceptively about the collapse of what he calls "the blue model." These are states that have been firmly in the hands of the Democratic Party and their allies...
  • Court Says New York Times Doesn't Need To Know Exactly Who Owns Guns

    02/05/2013 11:52:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/05/2013 | Kashmir Hill
    In December, a New York newspaper inspired a heated debate about transparency of public records after it published a (somewhat inaccurate) interactive map showing where all the gun owners in its community lived. After much criticism, a few death threats, and some legal concerns, the newspaper pulled the map down. This week, there’s an interesting development in the ongoing saga as to whether we should be able to map-stalk people with guns. A New York appellate court ruled in a different case that the NYPD doesn’t need to provide the New York Times with the addresses of gun owners because...
  • Background Questions. Harvard, Yale deny connection to controversial Democratic donor under scrutiny

    02/05/2013 10:12:33 PM PST · by BAW · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A controversial donor with ties to prominent Democrats who is under investigation by the FBI may not have the qualifications he claims. The resume of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist and controversial Democratic donor, boasts medical education and experience at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Missouri. But none of those schools says it can find any record of Melgen, who claims to be a Harvard alumnus, the former chief resident of the University of Missouri’s ophthalmology department, and a former Yale intern. Questions concerning Melgen’s background are also coming to light. According to his biography, posted...
  • PRUDEN: Obama: Shooting blanks at the pigeons

    02/05/2013 10:09:36 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 31 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | 2-5-13 | Wesley Pruden
    President Obama has probably put the Secret Service on this one, and the FBI, the CIA and the D.C. cops, too. Who came up with that really dumb idea of putting out an official White House photograph of the president stalking clay pigeons with his shotgun? Maybe it was the campaign consultant who gave Michael Dukakis a ride in an Abrams tank. (Maggie Thatcher had taken a similar ride two years earlier and looked like George S. Patton.) Or the wizard who decked out John Kerry in a lab suit that gave him the appearance of a giant sperm. The...
  • 270 Sheriffs and 8 State Sheriffs Associations Saying ‘NO’ to Obama Gun Control

    02/05/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by Colorado Doug · 38 replies
    Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken. The following is a list of sheriffs and state sheriff’s associations from who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unlawful gun control measures. I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. I call on sheriffs all over this nation to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom. -Richard Mack Constitutional Duty of the Sheriff – Richard Mack Sheriffs and associations who have made public statements committing to protect...
  • Obama Looms Large Over Democrats' 2014 Fight to Retain the Senate

    02/05/2013 9:23:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | Stuart Rothenberg
    The odds are against Senate Democrats this cycle. But, of course, they were against the party two years ago at this time, and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil didn’t merely beat the odds — he slaughtered them. This time, Democrats face better prospects of holding onto their Senate majority next November than they did two years ago (after all, they begin with 55 seats instead of 53), but a net loss looks inevitable and a big loss is quite possible. Cecil, who is back for a return engagement this cycle, has his work cut out for him....
  • Obama 2007: You Can't Just Air Raid Villages And Kill Innocent Civilians

    02/05/2013 9:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | staff
    2007, Barack Obama “We have to have enough troops that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians”.
  • Who stole your congressional seat? Smokescreen gets in your eyes.

    02/05/2013 9:11:35 PM PST · by FrdmLvr · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/13 | David Ottenwess
    You’ve been the victim of unprecedented public corruption: Former U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter’s 2012 nominating petitions were sabotaged to knock him off the ballot and steal a congressional seat from you, the American people. In order to get on a congressional primary ballot in Michigan, a candidate needs to submit at least 1,000 valid petition signatures. Last spring, Michigan’s secretary of state discovered that more than 85% of the McCotter campaign’s 2,000 signatures were fraudulent and/or invalid. The scandal kept McCotter off his district’s GOP primary ballot; he resigned from Congress a few months later. Yet, after a Michigan attorney...
  • John Tate of Campaign for Liberty explains libertarianism's appeal

    02/05/2013 9:06:35 PM PST · by fractionated · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30,2013 | Joseph Cotto
    Libertarianism has found tremendous success across our country over the last several years. Right now, that seems unlikely to change. At the crest of this political tidal wave has been the Campaign for Liberty. Founded by former U.S. Representative Ron Paul during the 2008 election cycle, it has grown into a formidable organization. With the guiding mission of informing Americans about Constitution-related issues, it has found a considerable degree of popularity among younger voters. In this first part of our discussion, John F. Tate, the Campaign’s president, explains how libertarianism came to find support among American voters, his opinion of...
  • ICE Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care If Immigration Enforcement Officers Die

    02/05/2013 9:03:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security care more about “special interests” in the Democratic campaign base than the lives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the ICE union boss told Congress today. “Death or serious injury to ICE officers and agents appears more acceptable to ICE, DHS, and Administration leadership, than the public complaints that would be lodged by special interest groups representing illegal aliens,” Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement 118, told the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Crane based that statement on the way government policies handcuff the ICE officers charged...
  • About Obama's "skeet shooting" photo..

    02/05/2013 8:45:22 PM PST · by eastexsteve · 98 replies
    I really couldn't care less if Obama shot skeet or not. The photo released by the White House shows that this is probably the first time this man has ever fired a shotgun, much less shot a round of skeet. However, it does show something blatantly obvious - he doesn't appear to be standing at a shooting station at the Camp David skeet range. Below is a photo from the UK Daily Mail of the Camp David skeet range. See any differences? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/02/article-2272417-174E1F37000005DC-87_634x446.jpg
  • US Economic Outlook for 2013

    02/05/2013 8:45:21 PM PST · by gloriasimmon · 2 replies
    http://www.useconomicoutlook2013.com/ ^ | 6-Feb-13 | gloriasimmon
    US Economic Outlook for 2013 | 2013 Economic Forecast America has a proud history of economic ingenuity. Since 1970, 51 Americans have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.1 The U.S. also has the largest and most technologically powerful national economy in the world, with aper capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $48,442.2 There is no doubt that the U.S. is both a political and economic force, but will it remain so? When it comes to globally competitive economies, the U.S. is slipping. The U.S., which placed...
  • Obama to waste little time in renewing full-court-press on Israel

    02/05/2013 8:41:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Power Line ^ | September 28, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today came news that (1) John Kerry made lengthy phone calls to Israeli and Palestinian leaders even before starting work at the State Department on Monday and (2) President Obama will visit Israel in March or April. No one should doubt that, as in Obama’s first term, brow-beating Israel into making concessions to the Palestinians will form the core of the Obama-Kerry outreach. As Groucho Marx said, in Horse Feathers, when explaining why he was offering a pep talk to the opposing team, “my team won’t listen to me.” The Palestinians don’t listen to Obama; Israel must, to some degree....
  • CBO: 7 million Americans to lose employer insurance under Obamacare

    02/05/2013 8:38:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/2013 | Philip Klein
    President Obama famously promised Americans that if they liked their health care plan they could keep it, but a new report from the Congressional Budget Office estimates that 7 million Americans will lose employer-based insurance as a result of his national health care law. In 2022, by CBO and JCT’s estimate, 7 million fewer people will have employment-based health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act,” the CBO announced in its new budget outlook released on Tuesday. This is up from an estimate of 4 million last August, mostly reflecting the effects of tax changes. In a July...
  • Obama blinks on the sequester, GOP finally has upper hand (Obama paints himself into a corner)

    02/05/2013 8:33:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/2013 | Philip Klein
    In November 2011, President Obama lamented that “some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts” that were part of that August’s deal to raise the debt limit. “My message to them is simple: No. I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy off ramps on this one.” Now, it’s Obama who is looking for an off ramp. With the automatic spending cuts about to go into effect, the Associated Press reports, “President Barack Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens...
  • Alabama kidnapper was killed in firefight, explosives found in bunker, FBI says

    02/05/2013 8:14:08 PM PST · by TheThinkingAmericanist · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2013 | Associated Press
    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. – The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring his rural property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, one in a plastic pipe that negotiators used to communicate with the man. Officers killed 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes Monday, said an official in Midland City, speaking on condition of anonymity. The bunker raid came six days after Dykes boarded a school bus, fatally...
  • Your government can kill you if...

    02/05/2013 8:11:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | February 4, 2013 | Marc Ambinder
    A Justice Department memorandum apparently prepared for Congress lays out for the first time the criteria that the national security establishment uses to decide whether to kill an American who is a senior al Qaeda leader or the the leader of one of its operational arms. Honors go to NBC's Mike Isikoff for the score. The memo has no classification markings on it, which tells me that it is a distillation from a larger, probably classified document prepared by the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. Generally, the executive branch keeps secrets in one of two of...
  • Nuclear Talks Between Global Powers Set to Start (Iran)

    02/05/2013 7:38:43 PM PST · by haffast · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 5, 2013, 9:07 p.m. ET | JAY SOLOMON And LAURENCE NORMAN
    WASHINGTON—Iran formally agreed to resume stalled talks with global powers aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program, offering the Obama administration's new national-security team a shot at resolving one of the world's most intractable security challenges. U.S. and European officials said Tuesday they would use the new talks, which are scheduled to begin Feb. 26 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to offer a slightly revised package of economic incentives. In exchange, Tehran would have to agree to ship its growing stockpile of near weapons-grade nuclear fuel out of the country. snip The talks will be an early test for President Barack Obama's new...
  • The President Decides He Can Kill US Citizens Without Making a Case to a Judge

    02/05/2013 7:37:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 5, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is from NBC News: "A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the US government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be 'senior operational leaders' of al-Qaida or 'an associated force' -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the US." It is kind of open-ended. So American citizens can be killed simply based upon suspicions, a belief not even based on intelligence. That's what I just read here. I'll read it again. "A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the US...
  • THE SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP NON PROFITS

    02/05/2013 7:30:17 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 22013 | Steve Newton
    Folks I am very excited. The Silver Star Families of America, born right here on FR, is in the Huffington Post today as one of America;s best non profits.
  • “CASH FOR TRIAL LAWYERS”: Dems Gun Manufacturer Liability Bill Seems To Forget About Federal Law

    02/05/2013 7:29:58 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | February 5, 2013
    Legislative Democrats held a press conference today to announce 8 new gun control measures they are proposing, though they declined to actually release any of the bills in question. There are a number of terrible bills being proposed, but one in particular looks set to blow up in Democrats’ face based on existing federal law that stands in direct contradiction. Per The Denver Post‘s Kurtis Lee: Colorado Democrats said they will introduce bills that would hold makers and sellers of assault-style weapons legally liable for any harm gunmen inflicted with them in a news conference Tuesday in which they called...
  • Presidential Memorandum -- Presidential Determination with respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention

    02/05/2013 7:20:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The White House ^ | September 28, 2012 | Barack Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) (title IV, Public Law 110-457), I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA with respect to Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen; and further determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive in part the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA...
  • California faces backlog of 40,000 weapons in hands of felons

    02/05/2013 7:18:30 PM PST · by rocky50 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-5-13
    Amid a national debate about preventing the mentally ill from owning firearms, one state has a potentially potent weapon -- in California, officials are allowed to confiscate guns from convicted felons and those with a history of mental illness.
  • Al Gore’s disastrous book tour: a breath of fresh air

    02/05/2013 7:17:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-13 | Timothy Philen
    Whatever it is, and whatever quirks and contradictions I’ve observed, nothing prepared me for the rogue wave of hubris that crashed onto the talk show shores last week as Al Gore, rising like Poseidon from the sea, graced us with his latest global treatise, a 592-page tome entitled simply “The Future.” Now honestly, even Edward Gibbon limited his immortal history to the specific decline and fall of the Roman Empire. And it’s hard to imagine those industrious chroniclers of Western civilization, Will and Ariel Durant, embarking on a quixotic compendium to explain “The Past.” Then again, the restraints common to...
  • Donor, Citing Fraud, Sues Imam Tied to Mosque Near Ground Zero

    02/05/2013 7:17:54 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05 February 2013 | Sharon Otterman
    The imam and former spiritual leader of an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero is accused in a new lawsuit of defrauding donors to his nonprofit organizations of millions of dollars, using the money for personal real estate, lavish trips and a luxury sports car. The suit against the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, was filed on Monday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by Robert Leslie Deak, a major donor to the imam’s nonprofit organizations, the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement. Mr. Deak said in the suit that he donated $167,000 between 2006 and...
  • Increased Government Spending Has Negligible Effects on Poverty

    02/05/2013 7:10:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    NCPA ^ | 05 February 2013 | Keith Hall (US News and World Report)
    While some argue for increased government spending to reduce poverty, the empirical evidence suggests that such efforts will do nothing to reduce the record number of Americans living in poverty. Indeed, economic growth and good-paying jobs will do more to reduce poverty than increased spending, says Keith Hall in U.S. News & World Report. •There are 46 million Americans living in poverty, a number that has grown by nearly 9 million since the beginning of the recession. •Sixty-six percent of the working-age poor were unemployed for the entire year of 2011 and there are more than 100 million working-age people...
  • Obama's Political Capital

    02/05/2013 7:09:47 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 3 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | 2-05-2013 | Tom Thurlow
    President Obama blows through his own political capital just as fast as he blows through America’s financial capital. Neither case of over-spending is sustainable, and we will just have to wait to see which spending spree is forced to end first. But this further confirms my suspicion that President Obama’s brains are the most over-rated to occupy the Oval Office in generations. Take his recent nominations, which are a mess.
  • Bill Would Force Calif. Gun Owners To Buy Insurance

    02/05/2013 7:07:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    AP) ^ | February 5, 2013 3:09 PM
    Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries caused by their weapons. ... Some proposals would require buyers to show proof of insurance before they could purchase a weapon. The proposal in California would apply to anyone owning a weapon, Ting said, though the bill’s details are still being worked out. ... Ting equated the idea to requiring vehicle owners to buy auto insurance. ... Ting also introduced AB232, which would give a state income-tax credit of up to $1,000 to anyone who turns in a firearm to...
  • Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service

    02/05/2013 6:53:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    KVUE.com Dallas ^ | 2-5-2013 | staff
    February 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service Credit: WFAA Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, left, and his friend Chad Littlefield were murdered at an Erath County gun range on February 2, 2013. DALLAS, Texas -- A memorial service for former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been set for 1 p.m. Monday, February 11 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, according to Kyle's Facebook page.Kyle, 38, and a friend, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at an Erath County gun range on Saturday afternoon.A veteran they were trying to help, 25-year-old Eddie Routh, has been...
  • Other Opinions: Growing defiance

    02/05/2013 6:53:37 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    savannahnow.com ^ | Posted: January 31, 2013 - 12:23am | By AUGUSTA CHRONICLE EDITORIAL STAFF
    You may have heard the word “nullification” bandied about recently. It’s basically a fancy word for ignoring a law. Juries sometimes do it, if they think enforcement of a law will result in an injustice. Merriam-Webster defines nullification as “the action of a state impeding or attempting to prevent the operation and enforcement within its territory of a law of the United States.” And now, increasing numbers of sheriffs and others across the country are publicly saying they will engage in nullification if faced by federal gun or health care laws they find unconstitutional. Ignoring laws is rarely a good...
  • Zimmerman Brother: Obama 'Bullied' My Family

    02/05/2013 6:53:17 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    George Zimmerman was back in court today for a hearing on the start date for his trial on murder charges. Zimmerman, of course, was the Hispanic neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida, who trailed a young black man named Trayvon Martin after calling 911, got into an altercation with Martin in which Martin ended up pounding Zimmerman’s head into the pavement, and then ended up shooting Martin in the chest. The media used the Zimmerman case as an opportunity to bully Americans over their supposed racial intolerance. Even the President of the United States weighed in in the midst of an...
  • Texas 6th Graders Design Flags for a New Socialist Nation

    02/05/2013 6:45:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    You know America’s changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools, EAGnews.org finds. According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows: Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use? Texas legislators looked none too kindly on this revelation as they questioned the curriculum’s creators at a recent...
  • Euros discarded as impoverished Greeks resort to bartering

    02/05/2013 6:39:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Guradian UK ^ | 02 January 2013 | Helena Smith
    It's been a busy day at the market in downtown Volos. Angeliki Ioanitou has sold a decent quantity of olive oil and soap, while her friend Maria has done good business with her fresh pies. But not a single euro has changed hands – none of the customers on this drizzly Saturday morning has bothered carrying money at all. For many, browsing through the racks of second-hand clothes, electrical appliances and homemade jams, the need to survive means money has been usurped. "It's all about exchange and solidarity, helping one another out in these very hard times," enthused Ioanitou, her...
  • Stand Up for Your Gun Rights!

    02/05/2013 6:33:07 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    Gun Blast ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Jeff Quinn
    Jeff Quinn ( http://www.gunblast.com ) encourages all freedom-loving Americans to join rallies in support of our gun rights this weekend, February 8-9, 2013. Look for the dates, times and locations of rallies in your state, and stand with your brothers and sisters who support freedom. Jeff and Boge will be at the Tennessee rally on Legislative Plaza beside the state capitol in Nashville for the TN gun rights rally on Friday, February 8, and we look forward to seeing you there!
  • Audit: N.J. child welfare nonprofits misspent as much as $12.2M

    02/05/2013 6:27:55 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    They were hired to recruit people willing to open their homes to abused children and prepare them for the demands of foster parenting. But an audit released today found that among 20 community agencies hired by the state, several had misspent or failed to refund a total of $12.2 million from January 2010 to June 2011 —some by awarding themselves bonuses, throwing themselves a party at a country club, or hiring others to do the work and pocketing the proceeds. The audit by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services found the department spends $39.9 million in contracts a year to...
  • Gang Rapes Six Spanish Tourists in Acapulco

    02/05/2013 6:27:33 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 As of 7:13 PM EST | JUAN MONTES
    MEXICO CITY——Mexican authorities are searching for a gang of hooded gunmen who raped six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, as security at the once-glitzy Pacific beach resort continues to deteriorate. Five armed, masked men burst into a rented bungalow on the outskirts of the city early Monday, held a group of Spanish tourists at gunpoint, tied up the men and raped the women, according to Acapulco mayor Luis Walton. The attackers also took cash, mobile telephones and credit cards from the victims, who are now under the protection of Mexican authorities. ... Acapulco, which attracted global leaders and Hollywood celebrities in...
  • THE PRICE OF MORAL GRANDSTANDING

    02/05/2013 6:12:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/2/2013 | George Will
    Politics becomes amusing when liberalism becomes theatrical with high-minded gestures. Chicago’s government, which is not normally known for elevated thinking, is feeling so morally upright and financially flush that it proposes to rise above the banal business of maximizing the value of its employees’ and retirees’ pension fund assets. Although seven funds have cumulative unfunded liabilities of $25 billion, Chicago will sacrifice the growth of those assets to the striking of a political pose so pure it is untainted by practicality. Emulating New York and California, two deep blue states with mammoth unfunded pension liabilities, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has...
  • France: Hundreds of Islamist militants killed in Mali

    02/05/2013 6:07:31 PM PST · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6th February 2013 | BBC News
    '"Several hundred" Islamist militants have been killed since France launched an offensive in Mali last month, the French defence minister has said. Jean-Yves Le Drian said they had been killed in airstrikes and direct combat with French troops. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said that France may begin pulling out of Mali as early as March. In a newspaper interview, he said that "if everything goes as planned, the number of troops should diminish". France has an estimated 4,000 troops in Mali and officials from multilateral institutions and dozens of countries have been meeting in Brussels to discuss how...
  • NBC's Lauer: 'Now the President Always Has to Back Up His Words With Proof?'

    02/05/2013 6:07:08 PM PST · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about the White House releasing a photo of President Obama skeet shooting to dispel doubt about his claim of doing it "all the time," co-host Matt Lauer worried about the precedent that had been set: "So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"
  • Obama’s Hidden Gun Strategy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (UN Anti-Second Treaty still alive alert)

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obamas-hidden-gun-strategy-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Taco Test ~ 06 February 2013

    02/05/2013 6:02:21 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 replies
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    02/05/2013 5:53:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
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