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  • US Government Wants To Help Manage Your IRA

    02/06/2013 7:06:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | 02/06/2013 | Judy Aron
    A recent Bloomberg article stated this: _______________________ The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing whether it should take on a role in helping Americans manage the $19.4 trillion they have put into retirement savings, a move that would be the agency’s first foray into consumer investments. “That’s one of the things we’ve been exploring and are interested in in terms of whether and what authority we have,” bureau director Richard Cordray said in an interview. He didn’t provide additional details. The bureau’s core concern is that many Americans, notably those from the retiring Baby Boom generation, may fall prey...
  • High School Football Coach Suspended For Saying Michelle Obama Has ‘Fat Butt,’ Gays ‘Abomination'

    02/06/2013 7:05:13 AM PST · by dervish · 56 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 2/5/13
    An Alabama high school football coach has been suspended without pay for 10 days for making derogatory comments about Michelle Obama and homosexuals. snip “You can go tell the principal, you can call the superintendent and tell her. I don’t believe in queers, I don’t like queers,” Grisham said in an audio recording that has gone viral, according to WHNT. “I don’t, I don’t hate them as a person, but what they do is wrong. It’s an abomination against God.” snip “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190 (pounds). She’s overweight,”
  • Broun to Announce Run for Chambliss Senate Seat (Another Tea Party favorite Rove will try to defeat)

    02/06/2013 7:04:55 AM PST · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/5/13 | Cyrus Afzali
    Tea party favorite Paul Broun, who has served in the House of Representatives since 2007, is expected to announce a run to take Saxby Chambliss’ seat in the U.S. Senate. He is due to make a formal announcement Wednesday afternoon at Atlanta’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Chambliss announced last month that he will not run for a third term, after tea party threats that the group would put up candidates to run against him in a Republican primary. Since getting to Congress, Broun, 66, a general practice physician, has been an outspoken critic of many current federal policies. For example, he...
  • Payback for a Downgrade? (The Feds sue S&P but not Moody's for pre-crisis credit ratings)

    02/06/2013 6:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Now, this is awkward. One agency of the federal government is suing a company for fraud while another agency continues to endorse it. On Monday in Los Angeles, the Department of Justice sued Standard & Poor's and its parent McGraw-Hill MHP -0.25% for $5 billion. The claim is that S&P committed civil fraud when it issued high credit ratings on mortgage-related securities prior to the financial crisis of 2008. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have piled on the suit. No doubt investors who relied on the opinions of S&P and the other big credit-rating agencies, Moody's and Fitch,...
  • McDonnell transportation plan hits Democrat wall in Senate (Dems Kill McDonnell Tax Hike)

    02/06/2013 6:59:09 AM PST · by fractionated · 2 replies
    Hampton Roads Daily Press ^ | February 5, 2013 | Todd Allen Wilson
    Senate Democrats killed Gov. Bob McDonnell's comprehensive transportation funding plan that eliminates the state's gasoline tax in exchange for raising the sales tax to 5.8 percent Tuesday, just hours after the House of Delegates passed an amended version of the package. Senate Republicans offered two new versions of the plan that would have taxed gasoline at the wholesale level without increasing the sales tax, to no avail. The original measure's sponsor, Sen. Stephen Newman, introduced a new version of the bill that would have done away with the gas tax at the pump, and instead offer a wholesale gas tax...
  • Miami Judge Smacks Down Teen After She Gave Him The Finger In Court

    02/06/2013 6:58:24 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-6-2013 | Abby Rogers
    Miami Judge Smacks Down Teen After She Gave Him The Finger In Court Abby RogersFebruary 6,2013 NewsRoss/YouTube A Miami teen's bad attitude got her 30 days behind bars after the judge decided he wasn't going to put up with it. Penelope Soto, 18, was in Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat's bond court Monday on charges of possessing Xanax, Local 10 reported Monday. Rodriguez-Chomat was prepared to let her off on a $5,000 bond when the giggling girl made the mistake of sarcastically saying "Adios" before flitting away from the bench, NBC Miami reported Tuesday. But the judge wasn't having her sarcastic attitude...
  • Reese Case: Who Had Incentive to Lie Under Oath?

    02/06/2013 6:45:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Tea Party Patriots of Luna County ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Tea Party Patriots of Luna County
    This week the Reese family continues to wait for Rick and Ryin to be released from jail pursuant to Judge Brack’s Memorandum Opinion and Order last week granting a new trial. Underscoring the decision are allegations that Luna County Sheriff Deputy Alan Batts may have had incentive to lie under oath. Rick and Terri Reese and their two sons, Ryin and Remington Reese were arrested in August 2011. They were charged with 30 counts of criminal activity related to making false statements in connection with the sale of firearms, international weapons trafficking related to smuggling weapons to the Mexican cartel,...
  • Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

    02/06/2013 6:44:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 2-6-13 | PAULINE JELINEK
    The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August. The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points - package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services. Under the new plan,...
  • Beyond Absurd ... “I Did Not Ask Her Name or Address”….

    02/06/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 6, 2013 | Sundance
    Each week when the participants in the prosecution of the State of Florida VS. George Zimmerman speak we are astounded that no-one in the legacy media finds enough courage to factually investigate this case. Specifically, the fraud that is the storyline around Witness #8 “Dee Dee” the supposed girlfriend of Trayvon Martin. Initially she was sold to the media on March 20th as a 16-year-old girl, a minor, a sweetheart, who was devastated at the tragic loss of her 17-year-old “puppy love”. A girl who was on the phone with Trayvon when he encountered George Zimmerman. Benjamin Crump played an...
  • Big Sis mulls presidential bid

    02/06/2013 6:38:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    If Hillary Clinton isn't in the 2016 U.S. presidential mix, a Washington Post commentary says Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano may be the woman to watch. Before moving to Washington Napolitano was a well-regarded and popular governor in Arizona. Since arriving in the nation's capital she has made it known she's mulling making a run for higher office, the Post said Monday. As governor, Napolitano was criticized for not being aggressive enough in addressing the influx of illegal immigrants. But as homeland security secretary, she has an opportunity in which to change that image, including a high-profile tour of the...
  • Obama's Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Drone Strikes

    02/06/2013 6:32:49 AM PST · by South40 · 8 replies
    Weazelzippers ^ | 2/5/2013
    Share it with every liberal you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U9HvGmfD0ms
  • (NC) Sheriff: Gun permit applicants required to release mental health records

    02/06/2013 6:15:49 AM PST · by lwd · 36 replies
    Salisbury Post ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:48 a.m | Shavonne Potts
    The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it will start requiring mental health background checks for anyone applying to buy a handgun. The application already asks whether the person seeking the handgun permit has ever been committed to a mental institution. But until now, the Sheriff’s Office had never verified the answer. Beginning Monday, handgun permit applicants will have to give permission for the Rowan County Clerk of Superior Court to release mental health records to the Sheriff’s Office.“It’s been an honor system, and we are just going to do a little more checking,” Sheriff Kevin Auten said. The inquiry includes...
  • Cook County IL adopts new gun law

    02/06/2013 6:13:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | John Byrne
    Cook County (Chicago) IL adopts new gun law Firearms owners will be required to report loss or sale of guns By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune reporter February 6, 2013 Firearms owners in suburban Cook County will face fines up to $2,000 if they don't report to police when their guns are lost, stolen or sold, under an ordinance county commissioners approved Tuesday. The plan, pushed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, will apply to all areas of the county where a similar law is not already on the books. It will not apply within the city of Chicago, which has...
  • Columbus Police want your guns

    02/06/2013 6:06:30 AM PST · by Hotmetal
    WTVA News ^ | 02/05/13 | Susan Parker
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked. The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town. If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday. Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols. Hand guns would would be purchased for $100. Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth...
  • Cleveland police chase and shooting portrayed as chaotic scene by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

    02/06/2013 5:53:52 AM PST · by i_robot73 · 30 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 02/05/2013 | Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A November car chase ended in a "full blown-out" firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland police officers who described for investigators the chaotic scene at the end of the deadly 25-minute pursuit. But when the smoky haze -- caused by rapid fire of nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds -- dissipated, it soon became clear that more than a dozen officers had been firing at one another across a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland. Soon after the shooting stopped, one officer rushed to check the two occupants of the 1979...
  • Immigration Law Enforcement Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care if We Die

    02/06/2013 5:53:31 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    ashinton Examiner ^ | February 5, 2013 | 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...
  • Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

    02/06/2013 5:50:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Feb. 2 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of World War II's most decisive and utterly destructive battles, the five-months of slaughter in the Russian city then called Stalingrad. In 2012, this column revisited several major battles of 1942, including Midway and El Alamein. Midway destroyed Japan's strategic offensive capabilities. El Alamein began the Western Allies' long drive to Berlin. Winston Churchill saw Britain's North African victory as, "perhaps, the end of the beginning." Subsequent allied victories on the Western and Eastern fronts proved Churchill correct, with Stalingrad the eastern end of the beginning. However, the...
  • Reports on China vanish from N. Korean media

    02/06/2013 5:49:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/06
    2013/02/06 15:25 KST Reports on China vanish from N. Korean media SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- News reports about China have effectively vanished from North Korean media, raising speculation that Pyongyang is upset with its close ally over its request the North not go through with its expected nuclear test, an analysis of the country's major wire service, daily paper and broadcasters showed Wednesday. The screening of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central Television (KCTV), Radio Pyongyang and Chosun Central TV by Yonhap News Agency following the passage of the U.N. Security Council resolution on Jan....
  • Taking America from Welfare State to Opportunity Society

    02/06/2013 5:46:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 6, 2013 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    “I must go to college!” insists eight-year-old Pierre William. Such planning may seem unusual in a second grader. But Pierre is lucky. He’s attending a private school in the District of Columbia using funds from the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. That’s opened his eyes to the possibilities that only a college education can provide. His mother Patricia William says the program has taught her how to be a better parent and to be involved in her children’s education. She insists she’ll remain involved. “I try to stay focused and not get discouraged,” William says. That matters for her children, and...
  • Editorial: Will the White House Finally Grow the Backbone to Digitally Counterattack China?

    02/06/2013 5:46:15 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    DailyTech ^ | 1-31-2013 | Jason Mick
    Hack on The New York Times is latest incident to illustrate China's dominance in the new era of warfare, and the U.S.'s inactionIn the campy remake of the 1980s classic Red Dawn, MGM last year recast the titular enemy as not the Soviet-era Russians, but the Chinese. The movie may have been panned, but it did have one thing going for it -- it was uncomfortably close to reality. I. A New WarChina is unlikely to ever raise its guns or tank barrels on the U.S. It does not need to. The ultimate goal of all conquest is money, power,...