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  • Iran Institutes New Punishment: Public Amputations

    02/07/2013 4:02:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iran has recently implemented public amputations as punishment for criminals, in accordance with a court ruling aimed at reducing the country’s theft rate, The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) revealed. The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on one such public amputation, which took place on January 24 in the city of Shiraz, and displayed images of the apparatus used to carry out the amputation, according to MEMRI. According the report, a 29-year-old man, who was charged with robbery, selling stolen goods, and engaging in illicit sexual relations, had his hand publicly amputated. He was also sentenced to...
  • U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

    02/07/2013 3:57:54 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    washington post ^ | 2-7-13 | Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    The Justice Department memo makes a case for the legality of drone strikes to kill Americans abroad who pose an “imminent threat of violent attack.” This is a reference to “self-defense.” Brennan was the first administration official to publicly acknowledge drone strikes in a speech last year, calling them “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” The “inherent right of self-defense” is another clear reference to moral reasoning on war as represented by Just War theory. The problem is, the Justice Department memo doesn’t limit the legality argument to what would be commonly understood as “imminent threat” and thus the...
  • Bloomberg spends $660,000 on Jackson Jr. contest

    02/07/2013 3:52:08 PM PST · by lex33 · 8 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 7, 2013 | Rick Pearson
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has spent at least $660,000 for 12 days of TV ads blasting Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson’s past support from the National Rifle Association, records filed by local affiliates of the four major networks showed Thursday. When its current ad buy ends Sunday, the Independence USA super PAC will have aired 574 half-minute broadcast TV commercials to influence the outcome of the 2nd Congressional District special election, the records show.
  • Worse Than Waterboarding

    02/07/2013 3:50:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Tuesday, NBC released a confidential Department of Justice paper concluding that our government can authorize the use of drones to kill targeted terrorist leaders, including U.S. citizens abroad. This story bares the dividing line between honest liberals -- such as Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the American Civil Liberties Union and the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board, all of whom opposed some of the harsher anti-terrorism tactics employed under President George W. Bush's administration and under the current administration -- and rank opportunists, such as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who denounced...
  • Komen for the Cure founder hosts fundraiser for top gay activist organization

    02/07/2013 3:47:59 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 7, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Eric and Nancy Brinker at the reception for Lambda Legal WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nancy Brinker, the founder of the breast cancer research organization Komen for the Cure, has thrown her weight behind another controversial cause: gay activism.  Together with her son Eric, Brinker hosted a reception for the gay legal advocacy organization Lambda Legal last month in Washington, D.C.  Lambda is one of the leading organizations promoting the homosexual agenda in the country.  The decision to host the reception comes almost exactly a year after Brinker's organization announced that it was cutting funding for Planned Parenthood,...
  • War veteran killed outside his Malden skateboard shop

    02/07/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Fox-TV Boston ^ | January 30, 2013
    MALDEN (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) — A U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was killed in a shooting on Main Street in Malden on Tuesday afternoon. The Middlesex District Attorney's office identified the victim as 39-year-old Shawn Clark, of Saugus.
  • Send in the Clowns (Oliver North on Hagel)

    02/07/2013 3:37:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 8, 2013 | Oliver North
    TIBERIAS, Israel — Atop the Golan Heights, there are thousands of fruit trees, vineyards, acres of wheat, vegetables, herds of cattle and a half-million or more land mines. The livestock and produce were brought here and cultivated by Israeli citizen-soldiers — people who beat their swords into plowshares to wrest farmland from a battlefield. The land mines were planted by the Syrian army. The Golan plateau is an object lesson for American policymakers who believe that the Israelis need only trade a little more land in exchange for peace. It just isn't so. While we were en route to the...
  • Drone Double Standard

    02/07/2013 3:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    An unsigned and undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News, reports The New York Times, "...is the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing, without a trial, an American citizen who executive branch officials decide is an operational leader of Al Qaeda or one of its allies." The proviso is they must pose "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States." If "an informed, high-level official" of the government decides they are a threat, the paper says, and if capture is not...
  • Suspected Mass-Murderer's Manifesto Endorses Hillary, Obama, Gun Control, Elite Media

    02/07/2013 3:26:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/7/13 | John Nolte
    While we pray for those murdered and everyone who might be in danger, we cannot forget that the media and its allies in the Democratic Party have set a standard when it comes to reporting on the possible political motives of mass murderers. Though they generally make things up to turn the death of innocents into a talking point against the Right, it's still the left who set this precedent. And what do you know, Chris Dorner, the former-police officer suspected of being behind the murder rampage presently unfolding in Los Angeles, has apparently left behind a manifesto addressed to...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 8,2013

    02/07/2013 3:20:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 7,2013 | Mar Levin
    Sorry To Be Late!:(=^..^=
  • Yes, There Was a Plan For Gunrunning to Syria

    02/07/2013 3:17:09 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | February 07 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Two weeks ago, Senator Rand Paul asked then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if Benghazi served as a gateway for the United States to run weapons to Syrian rebels through Turkey. Today during testimony on Capitol Hill, outgoing CIA director Leon Panetta admitted there was a plan, supported by Clinton and former CIA Director David Petreaus, put in place to arm Syrian rebels but was stopped by President Obama. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Panetta and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were asked by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona,...
  • Secret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on 'Friends of Hamas'

    02/07/2013 3:16:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/7/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.” Yesterday, 25 senators sent a letter to Hagel demanding information on his foreign funding. Hagel has refused all such requests, prompting the senators to state, “in the judgment of the undersigned, a Committee vote on your nomination should not occur unless and until you...
  • Sheriff warns of 'ransomware' [Software virus will locks computer and hold it ransom until paid]

    02/07/2013 3:13:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies
    BISBEE — Three reports of a “ransom scam” during the past two weeks has prompted the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to issue a public warning. “This scam has been in existence for some time and has recently resurfaced in more metropolitan areas,” a press release issued Tuesday morning states. “This scam incorporates a malware virus into your computer and creates significant issues for the victim.” “Ransomware” begins when a message pops up on the computer screen, informing the user that they have a virus and no longer have access to any of the data files on the machine. “According to...
  • Who Cares About Jobs When You Can Regulate Happy Meals?

    02/07/2013 2:40:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | John Ransom
    I wish Obama and the Democrats could be as passionate about jobs as they are about, say, the contents of Happy Meals. Or the dust from cement factories. Or the habitat of the red-cockaded woodpecker. While the wizard of DC remains a master of illusion and delusion, focusing everyone’s attention on the man behind the curtain- and his 20 Little Martyrs- the jobless recovery now enters its fifth year with no signs that hiring will be picking up soon.So instead of worrying about the peckers, I wonder about the 12 million martyrs who remain unemployed. And the 3.6 million martyrs...
  • At Last, Republicans Make Their Case to Main Street

    02/07/2013 2:20:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The House Republicans, in serious trouble with public opinion as they blinked facing the "fiscal cliff" over New Year's, seem suddenly to be playing a more successful game -- or rather, games -- an inside game and an outside game. The inside game can be described by the Washington phrase "regular order." What that means in ordinary American English is that you proceed according to the rules. Bills are written in subcommittee and committee and then go to the floor. When the House and Senate pass different versions -- likely when Republicans control the House and Democrats have a majority...
  • Homeowner shoots intruder twice for climbing into backyard

    02/07/2013 2:11:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    www.khou.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Rekha Muddaraj
    HOUSTON - A suspected robber is in the hospital Tuesday after a homeowner shot him twice after he caught him climbing over his back fence. The suspect ignored a “no trespassing” sign on the fence and climbed over the fence into the bed of a truck. That is when the homeowner came out to investigate. -------------------cut--------------------------------- From the comments, Greg Thompson writes: "KHOU he did not shoot him for climbing into the yard as your headline states, he shot the POS because he was trespassing and he feared for his safety. You morons. "
  • Clerk scares robber away with her own gun

    02/07/2013 2:03:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gadsdentimes.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Staff
    A female clerk at Pump and Go on Forrest Avenue on Saturday scared away a potential robber, according to a news release from the Gadsden Police Department.
  • News Media Scrub Crazy Liberal And Suspected Mass Murderer's Manifesto

    02/07/2013 2:00:40 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    Soopermexican ^ | Soopermexican
    For Hillary 2016: Hillary Clinton. You’ll make one hell of a president in 2016. Much like your husband, Bill, you will be one of the greatest. Look at Castro in San Antonio as a running mate or possible secretary of state. He’s (good people) and I have faith and confidence in him. Look after Bill. He was always my favorite President. Anti-NRA Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of shit. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook. MSNBC, CNN FAN: Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough,...
  • LAPD Spree Killer's Supposed Full Manifesto Shows Support For Gun Control And President Obama

    02/07/2013 1:57:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 90 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 7 February, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski
    While the search for fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner continues, several versions of a manifesto believed to have been written by Dorner have been circulating around the Internet. Many of the versions are redacted to remove the names of Dorner targets. But a version that was originally posted on Fox's Los Angeles affiliate KTTV also contained quotes on President Obama and support for gun control. The version of the manifesto was obtained and posted on Fox LA 12 hours ago, but the link now returns an error page. A representative of Fox LA told BuzzFeed they pulled most...
  • Raping women in Tahrir NOT ‘red line’: Egyptian preacher Abu Islam

    02/07/2013 1:52:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    al-Arabiya ^ | February 7, 2013
    An Egyptian Salafi preacher said raping and sexually harassing women protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is justified, calling them “crusaders” who “have no shame, no fear and not even feminism.” In an online video posted Wednesday, Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah, known as “Abu Islam” and owner of the private television channel of “al-Ummah,” said these women are no red line. “They tell you women are a red line. They tell you that naked women -- who are going to Tahrir Square because they want to be raped -- are a red line! And they ask Mursi and the Brotherhood to leave...