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  • Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans

    02/07/2013 6:33:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2013 7:58 PM EST | Kimberly Dozier
    CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones Thursday under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing. On a second controversial topic, he said that after years of reading classified intelligence reports he still does not know if waterboarding has yielded useful information. Despite what he called a public misimpression, Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee that drone strikes are used only against targets planning to carry out attacks against the United States, never as retribution for an earlier one. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he declared. Referring to one American citizen killed by a...
  • Maryland Gov. Wants to Require a License to Own a Handgun

    02/07/2013 6:16:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 7, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants state lawmakers to consider passing legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. Such a law would be an impediment to a constitutional guarantee for which there is no such requirement. I find it interesting that liberals attack the requirement that a person needs to show identification in order to vote, but they will put multiple restrictions on people who have a right to keep and bear arms as set down in the Constitution.Unlike the Second Amendment, there is no absolute right to vote. Consider the 26th Amendment that was...
  • Union leader says school teachers must ‘create a movement’ to address ‘social justice’

    02/07/2013 6:15:08 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 11 replies
    As we’ve reported several times before, one of the leading proponents of the teacher/political activist model is Bob Peterson, president of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association. The outspoken union leader recently laid out his educational strategy during remarks to a gathering of the British Columbia Teacher Federation. His words are plain and his intentions are frighteningly clear. He wants schools to stop teaching kids how to think and start teaching them what to think. “We do care about people,” Peterson told his audience near the end if his presentation. “We wouldn’t have gone into teaching if we didn’t care about...
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn calls for assault weapons ban, allowing same-sex marriage

    02/07/2013 6:14:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, ILL. Gov. Pat Quinn is renewing his call for an assault weapons ban in Illinois. The Chicago Democrat promoted the idea during his annual State of the State address on Wednesday. He asked lawmakers to move forward with strong public safety legislation. He says Illinois must prohibit the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Quinn says assault weapons don't belong in everyday public places like schools, shopping malls or sports stadiums...
  • Favorite Goodbye Songs,Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 2~8~13

    02/07/2013 6:07:33 PM PST · by fatima · 420 replies
    ~Favorite Goodbye Song's~ Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye *Video* Goodbye - Air Supply *Video*
  • Developer seeks to preserve Westinghouse’s first-generation atom smasher

    02/07/2013 6:01:44 PM PST · by Ditto · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jason Cato
    Smack in the middle of where a D.C. developer hopes to build apartments on the Forest Hills-Chalfant border stands a small brick building adorned with a towering steel orb. The four-story weathered object, which resembles a giant light bulb, is the genesis of the Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s foray into nuclear power — a 1937 van de Graaff particle accelerator, the world's first industrial atom smasher. “Westinghouse was really in the vanguard of nuclear power,” said Cynthia Kelly, president of the Washington-based Atomic Heritage Foundation. “It's great that they kept (the accelerator.) It's a great piece of history.” Gary Silversmith thinks...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-7-13

    02/07/2013 5:55:08 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-7-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Barney Frank's Strange Obsession With Misogynistic Henny Youngman Line

    02/07/2013 5:34:08 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's with Barney Frank and his odd obsession with a Henny Youngman line that—had virtually any other politician used it—would result in him being accused of the worst kind of misogyny? Back in 2011, I noted that, appearing on Morning Joe, Frank had quoted the hoary Henny line: "How's your wife? Compared to what?" Yet there was Barney again this evening, this time on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show, breaking out the identical line. Really: what gives? And imagine the feminist outrage if, say, Mitt Romney had dared used the line during his presidential campaign. View the video here.
  • Decline in defense spending drags down GDP but experts say it's only the beginning

    02/07/2013 5:22:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    AL.com ^ | 5 Feb 13 | Leada Gore
    The drag to Gross Domestic Product caused by cuts in defense spending in the fourth quarter of 2012 could be just the beginning of a long, painful process, according to economic experts. GDP fell by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the first such negative growth since 2009 and an economic wet blanket after a 3.1 percent increase in the previous quarter. A 22 percent drop in government defense spending was blamed for much of the decline. The fourth-quarter drop came as those in the Pentagon waited to see if Congress would reach a deal to avoid sequestration by the...
  • Smuggled Sperm Impregnates Palestinian Prisoners' Wives

    02/07/2013 5:07:39 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 24 replies
    Four Palestinian women who had the sperm of their husbands smuggled out of Israeli jails reportedly are pregnant. Dr. Salim Abu Khaizaran, a fertlity doctor at the Razan Medical Center in the West Bank city of Nablus, said Thursday that other insemination attempts had failed, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported. "We don't intervene and ask how they smuggled sperm from prison and get it to Nablus," Khaizaran said at a news conference, according to Ma'an. "There are many failed attempts because the sperm die and so prisoners have to keep trying until it works."
  • Truck found in manhunt for ex-Los Angeles cop accused of killing officer, two others

    02/07/2013 5:06:56 PM PST · by Red Steel · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 07, 2013
    A truck found abandoned and burning near a Southern California ski area belonged to a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three murders, authorities confirmed Thursday afternoon, as thousands of officers searched for the suspect across three states and into Mexico. The suspect has been identified as Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, and he is considered extremely dangerous and armed with multiple weapons, authorities say. He is accused of killing a college basketball coach and her fiance last weekend, then following through on a vow to kill police by opening fire Wednesday night on three officers, killing one. The...
  • Winter Storm Nemo; Historic Blizzard Looms

    02/07/2013 5:06:12 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 159 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 02/07/13 | Dolce, Erdman
    Here we go with another freak out about a winter storm. From naming it like a hurricane to generate more angst, to the continuing reminders that it "COULD" be a top ten storm in all time history, the weather guessers are doing the hype dance. Granted, this one looks particularly nasty, but most sane people will grab some extra milk and get home early Friday before the main bands hit. Take cover NE FReepers and keep us updated on how it's coming along. Post lots of pics from your yards and neighborhoods so we can all OOOOH and AHHHH...
  • U.S. Navy releases records of triple shooting suspect Christopher Dorner

    02/07/2013 4:55:40 PM PST · by Smogger · 135 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | 02/07/2013 | Ellen McGregor
    SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Navy released Christopher Dorner's service record early Thursday afternoon to Team 10. Dorner, a suspect wanted in connection to three slayings and several shootings, joined the service in 2002. His loss date was Feb. 1, 2013, just days before the shootings began. Dorner was stationed at several locations throughout his service years, including San Diego, Bahrain, Nevada, and the mobile inshore undersea warfare unit. He has several awards and decorations, including medals for National Defense Service, the Iraq Campaign , Sea Service Deployment, and pistol expertise. He also has honors for rifle marksmanship. Dorner's full...
  • Napolitano: Obama Gives Himself Permission To Kill

    02/07/2013 4:53:51 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 2-7-2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano - Commentary
    Napolitano: Obama Gives Himself Permission To Kill By Andrew P. Napolitano - February 7, 2013 After stonewalling for more than a year federal judges and ordinary citizens who sought the revelation of its secret legal research justifying the presidential use of drones to kill persons overseas -- even Americans -- claiming the research was so sensitive and so secret that it could not be revealed without serious consequences, the government sent a summary of its legal memos to an NBC newsroom earlier this week. This revelation will come as a great surprise, and not a little annoyance, to U.S. District...
  • DAVID WOO: The 'Moment Of Truth' For The US Economy Is Approaching In Just The Next Few Weeks

    02/07/2013 4:29:49 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-7-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    DAVID WOO: The 'Moment Of Truth' For The US Economy Is Approaching In Just The Next Few Weeks Joe WeisenthalFebruary 7, 2013, 12:05 PM Yesterday at Bloomberg we got the chance to meet David Woo, BofA/ML's brilliant strategist for Global FX and rates. The focus of our segment was on the Japanese yen, but off camera Woo had some interesting thoughts on the US economic situation, and why we're about to approach what he calls a 'moment of truth.' He noted to us that there's been a growing divergence between the S&P 500 and consumer sentiment, and that it may...
  • Ex-cop manhunt: Fresh tracks found in Big Bear snow

    02/07/2013 4:28:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 193 replies
    LAT ^ | February 7, 2013 | 3:27pm
    Authorities in Big Bear have spotted fresh tracks believed to be those of a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer wanted in connection with a series of shootings and are combing the area for him, a Fire Department official told The Times. Big Bear Lake Fire Department Asst. Chief Mark Mills also said the burning pickup discovered on a forest road has been linked to Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, sought in connection with a series of shootings that have left three people dead and two wounded. TV helicopters showed the pickup being readied to be towed from the scene. The truck...
  • 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...