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  • Black Family Claims Disneyland Character Refused To Touch Their Kids

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color. Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County said the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently as their young kids posed for a picture at the Anaheim theme park. The Blacks, however, said it was a different scene when a Caucasian family arrived.
  • Singer Tony Bennett Says Other Countries Will Invade U.S. to Stop Gun Violence

    02/07/2013 9:05:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies
    Singer Tony Bennett Says Other Countries Will Invade U.S. to Stop Gun Violence By Matthew Sheffield Created 02/07/2013 - 11:44am Tony Bennett is one of America's most popular singers but he has proven once again that talent in the arts is no predictor of intelligence. At a Wednesday press conference, the outspoken “pacifist” Bennett compared gun rights activists to Nazis and said that if the United States did not do something to curtail violence in this country, the rest of the world would “take care of us in a really bad way,” just like they did in World War II...
  • FHP Announces Daytime Driver License, Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints

    02/07/2013 8:57:12 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04 FEB 2013 | Meredyth Censullo
    TAMPA BAY - The Florida Highway Patrol Troop C (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties) has announced the roads it plans to target with driver license and/or vehicle inspection checkpoints in February. FHP says the checkpoints will be conducted during daytime hours, and generally cause delays of five minutes or less. Scroll down for a list of all affected roads.
  • AMNESTY (The Movie) -- Sex, Lies and a Permanent Democrat Majority

    02/07/2013 8:27:10 AM PST · by Liz · 21 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | 2/7/13 | FREEPER OPINION
    AMNESTY (the movie) with an untalented cast of millions of non-English speaking hamburger flippers, lawn trimmers, and window washershouse. STORY OUTLINE Sen Bob (The Diddler) Menendez (D-NJ) was tapped by Obama to be the Voice of Amnesty....a prelude to establishing a permanent Dem Majortyy govt in control of both houses of Congress and the WH. Then Sen Menendez's private parts got itchy----so he hops a private plane to a posh resort in the Dominican Republic. While there, Menedez crafts a business deal w/ partners in the Dominican govt---who have cunnningly figured out the financial benefits to be derived from amnesty:...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 7,2013

    02/07/2013 8:22:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 7,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Florida School District Might Cut All School Clubs Rather Than Approve Gay-Straight Alliance

    02/07/2013 8:21:13 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 62 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 02/06/2013 | By Kyle Munzenrieder
    Florida's Lake County School Board might ban all extracurricular clubs as a way to avoid having to approve the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance. Yes, students may have to say bye-bye to their FCA, 4H, and Drama Club membership cards all because some school board members are stuck in the past. Last year, 14-year-old Bayli Silberstein tried to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School in Leesburg. Silberstein told WFTV that she was sick of her group of friends being bullied for their sexual orientation, and wanted to form the group to address the problem. But her request had...
  • Underage sex case spotlights the "Muslim defense" (BARF ALERT)

    02/07/2013 8:19:19 AM PST · by BCW · 20 replies
    Islamic Watch ^ | 06 FEB 2013 | David J. Rusin
    "A Muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless," the UK's Daily Mail reports. Adil Rashid, an 18-year-old from Birmingham, claimed to have learned that "women are no more worthy than a lollipop that has been dropped on the ground." The court was told that his education and "closed community" had left him with "little experience of women" and no knowledge of the law regarding sex with minors. Calling him "very naive and...
  • Top Defense Chiefs to Testify on U.S. Consulate Attack in Libya

    02/07/2013 8:11:04 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 115 replies
    Panetta being questioned by Congress regarding Benghzi.
  • The "Unflattering" Photos Beyoncé's Publicist Doesn't Want You To See (from the Super Bowl)

    02/07/2013 8:10:35 AM PST · by RummyChick · 87 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 2/5 | buzzfeed
    After Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime show, we posted this piece about how fierce she was. Then this email came in. In what world are these shots unflattering
  • Superintendent of 5th largest district accused of cashing in at taxpayers’ expense (Denver area)

    02/07/2013 8:08:52 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | February 6, 2013 | Josh Bernstein
    Over the last three years the Adams 12 Five Star School District has cut its budget by more than $56 million, eliminated more than 200 jobs, cut after school programs and passed educational costs on to parents. “I can barely afford to send my kids to school,” said, Brie Abrams, the mother of four. But a three-month investigation by FOX31 Denver exposes how the superintendent, the man behind those cuts, may have been cashing in at the taxpayers’ expense, and possibly breaking the law ... the superintendent may have provided his wife, Carolyn, a local real estate agent, with unauthorized...
  • They Are Getting Ready: "No Obvious Reason" For Why China Is Massively Boosting Stockpiles

    02/07/2013 8:07:42 AM PST · by Fennie · 42 replies
    SHTF ^ | January 9, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    United Nations agricultural experts are reporting confusion, after figures show that China imported 2.6 million tons of rice in 2012, substantially more than a four-fold increase over the 575,000 tons imported in 2011. The confusion stems from the fact that there is no obvious reason for vastly increased imports, since there has been no rice shortage in China. The speculation is that Chinese importers are taking advantage of low international prices, but all that means is that China's own vast supplies of domestically grown rice are being stockpiled. Why would China suddenly be stockpiling millions of tons of rice for...
  • Closure of Hess Corp.'s Port Reading Refinery Not Seen Having Major Impact on Gasoline Markets

    02/07/2013 8:04:49 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | February 6, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Full Title: Announced Closure of Hess Corp.'s Port Reading Refinery Not Seen Having Major Impact on Gasoline Markets This Week In Petroleum On January 28, Hess Corp. announced plans to close its Port Reading, New Jersey, refinery by the end of February. Port Reading further processes feedstocks produced by other refineries. Futures prices for reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending (RBOB) rallied on the news, as markets considered the impact the closure would have on gasoline supply to the Northeast (PADDs 1A and 1B) in the coming months. Given the refinery's location in New York Harbor, an actively traded physical market,...
  • Freeloaders or Free Country?

    02/07/2013 8:01:11 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Defeats are never easy to take and yet every defeat is a necessary learning experience. Reading the memoirs of the greatest athletes and generals, you discover that they learned more from their defeats than from their victories because their victories only taught them their strengths while their defeats forced them to confront their weaknesses. The Republican defeat in 2012 was a difficult blow, especially coming after the victories of 2010, and its lessons are still being argued and absorbed. Different schools of thought have emerged and different conclusions are being drawn from what took place several months ago. These necessary...
  • Obama: 'My Goal Is to Improve My Gene Pool'

    02/07/2013 7:51:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Obama: 'My Goal Is to Improve My Gene Pool' 10:26 AM, Feb 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER President Barack Obama kicked off this morning's prayer breakfast by saying that his "goal is to improve [his] gene pool." "Mark, thank you for that introduction," Obama said, according to the White House transcript, thanking Democratic senator Mark Pryor. "I thought he was going to talk about my gray hair. (Laughter.) It is true that my daughters are gorgeous. (Laughter.) That's because my wife is gorgeous. (Applause.) And my goal is to improve my gene pool." Obama went on to thank the...
  • Arkansas Senate passes bill to make gun-permit records private

    02/07/2013 7:45:36 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Suzi Parker
    The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would exempt from public disclosure the names and zip codes of gun owners, those with permits to carry concealed guns and permit applicants. The bill comes in response to the controversy late last year over a New York newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of thousands of gun permit holders on its website after a shooting rampage at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. The Journal News, which serves suburbs just north of New York City in Westchester and Rockland counties,...
  • Officials hunt for ex-cop in shootings of 3 officers; 1 killed

    02/07/2013 7:44:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 7 Februrary 2013 | Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
    A massive manhunt was underway Thursday morning for an ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected of shooting three police officers early Thursday, one fatally. He is also a suspect in the shooting of a couple in Irvine over the weekend. The suspect wrote an online manifesto on his Facebook page, threatening to harm police officials and their families, law enforcement sources said.
  • Murder Rates vs. Firearm Murder Rates

    02/07/2013 7:38:54 AM PST · by SampleMan · 17 replies
    Self | Feb. 7th, 2013 | Sampleman
    We hear a lot in the media about “firearm murder rates”, but I don’t really care about how someone is murdered, but rather whether they are murdered at all. The U.S. ranks 1st in firearms per person, but 98th overall by murder rate, putting us on the better side of mid-pack. The Swiss rank 2nd in firearms per person and have an almost nonexistent murder rate. Of the 20 countries with the most firearms per person, none have exceedingly high murder rates compared to the rest of the world. Indeed, when averaged, the murder rate of these 20 countries would...
  • Maryland Senate Committee Limits Public Testimony at Second Amendment Hearing

    02/07/2013 7:37:30 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- The Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Governor’s gun control legislation, Senate Bill 281, is underway and crowds of thousands of Second Amendment supporters have shown up in Annapolis to oppose this draconian gun control measure. Opponents of S.B. 281 have overwhelmed the Maryland State House and have maxed out building capacity! About 3,000 people, at the time of writing, have registered to testify on this important issue. Every one of them deserves an opportunity to speak in defense of their rights as anti-gun legislators seek to take those rights away. However, NRA-ILA has learned that...
  • Connecticut: Fight to Preserve Our Second Amendment Rights in Weston, Not Over

    02/07/2013 7:24:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Am ^ | 6 February, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Tomorrow, February 7 2013, the Weston Board of Selectmen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. to discuss proposed changes to the Town’s firearms ordinance. Click here to view the meeting agenda. Since the end of 2012, the Board has been making modifications to an ever changing ordinance that, if enacted, will impose unnecessary and onerous restrictions on law-abiding gun owners in Weston. While the Board agreed to postpone the most egregious components of the drafted ordinance, the Board will continue to pursue an extremely restrictive and unconstitutional mandatory storage requirement for all firearms in...
  • Oilmen hope to make new history at Spindletop

    02/07/2013 7:20:12 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | February 7, 2013 | Emily Pickrell
    Spindletop. The name evokes an oil discovery that made history. When a well piercing the salt dome near Beaumont first gushed in 1901, it introduced a cheap supply of commercial energy that transformed the oil industry and American life. More than 100 years later, the oilmen are back at Spindletop, calculating how to extract even more oil from deeper levels at the hallowed site, which they believe may contain millions more barrels of crude. Two exploration companies are working together to finance and build a well at Spindletop, based on new data that allows them to better predict where profitable...