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  • Three-Year-Olds Chant ‘Union Power’ After Reading New Children’s Book

    02/07/2013 4:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Is your three-year-old preschooler chanting ‘union power’ these days? She might, if author Innosanto Nagara has his way. Nagara wrote A is for Activist, a book supposedly geared for the children of the “99 percent.” In other words, a new vehicle has been developed for leftists to begin indoctrinating children. “It’s pretty awesome to hear a three-year-old saying ‘union power,’” Nagara said in a YES! magazine interview. But union power and student activism aren’t the only goals. Consider these other letters and how they are applied in the book: B is for banner, as in a protest banner hanging...
  • Video: Arabs Chased Away from Jewish Outpost

    02/07/2013 4:21:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    About 200 Arabs from the village of Urif in the Binyamin region took advantage of the snow last weekend to penetrate into the perimeter of a Jewish outpost near Yitzhar. The outpost only held a small number of boys at the time. Video ..... "In accordance with instructions for all of Judea and Samaria's hot spots," he added, "security forces must only use riot dispersal gear against the rioters, who are not afraid to throw back the gas canisters that were fired at them, alongside with rocks."
  • Don’t resort to sorcerers

    02/07/2013 4:21:34 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | 26 January 2013 | anon
    MUSCAT — The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has warned members of the public against resorting to sorcerers to resolve any problems they might be facing. The ROP pointed out that sorcerers are swindlers and that sorcery is considered a crime punishable by law. The ROP is cautioning all citizens and residents against sorcery which, the ROP said, is alien to the Omani society. Members of the public are reminded that the main objective of sorcerers is to increase their wealth by making people believe that they can invoke supernatural power. When arrested, sorcerers are usually found in possession of a...
  • F-16s To Egypt, But Not To Taiwan?

    02/07/2013 4:17:40 PM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 7, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Unlike the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which faces no existential threat, our Asian ally faces an increasingly belligerent and well-armed China. Yet only one gets the latest weaponry and the question is why. On Jan. 30, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer in the East China Sea near the disputed Senkaku Islands just north of Taiwan was "painted" by fire control-radar from two People's Liberation Army warships, believed to be the Chinese frigates Linyungang and Wenzhou. This was just the latest provocation by a China flexing its deep water naval muscle as it asserts itself in the East and South...
  • Makes me Want to "Holla"

    02/07/2013 4:09:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Charles Payne
    In the 15th century a ritual began during the final days of the Majapahit Hindu Empire in Indonesia known as Yadnya Kasada.  According to legend a princess and her husband settled at the foot of Mount Bromo on East Java.  Their paradise was empty as they were unable to have children so the couple prayed to the mountain gods. Their prayers were answered. They would be blessed with children but had to agree to sacrifice the last child. After 25 children the couple balked at making the ultimate sacrifice. This angered the gods who threatened the destruction of the village...
  • Remand Extended a Day for Suspect in Attacks on Arabs

    The Jerusalem Magistrates Court extended by a day, Thursday, the remand of a Jewish youth arrested, Wednesday evening, in connection with spraying teargas at Arab taxi drivers, according to the Honenu legal-aid organization, which is defending him. The police requested a ten-day extension but Judge Mordechai Burstein claimed their identification of the youthful suspect was problematic. The police plan to appeal ...
  • Researchers Just Dug Up A Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone

    02/07/2013 4:04:53 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI - Live Science ^ | 2-7-2013 | Tia Ghose
    Researchers Just Dug Up A Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Tia Ghose, LiveScienceFebruary, 2013 . An ancient hominin jawbone unearthed in a Serbian cave may be more than half a million years old. Scientists have unearthed a jawbone from an ancient human ancestor in a cave in Serbia. The jawbone, which may have come from an ancient Homo erectus or a primitive-looking Neanderthal precursor, is more than 397,000 years old, and possibly more than 525,000 years old. The fossil, described today (Feb. 6) in the journal PLOS ONE, is the oldest hominin fossil found in this region of Europe, and may change...
  • 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...