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  • Mini FReepathon Idea

    02/09/2013 11:52:52 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 84 replies
    2/9/13 | Me!!
    Our FReepathon. I did not have any money to give more to my favorite site. However, I did have a few gift cards, with small balances just sitting around. I checked each and everyone of them to see how much was left. I had 4 in total (one was for .50 cents, lol). The other 3 totaled $30.77. I was not sure if a cc charge was applied for donations, so I contacted onyx whom referred me to Jim Robinson. Those last 3 donations from NY posted, were from me and my gift cards, sitting there collecting dust. If any...
  • Obama predicts Pelosi will be speaker again soon

    02/09/2013 11:48:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/07/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    President Obama predicted Thursday that if Democrats pursue an ambitious agenda, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will soon have the speaker’s gavel back. “It won’t be smooth, it won’t be simple, there will be frustrations, there will be times when you guys will be mad at me, and I’ll occasionally read about it.” he said. But if they keep focused, he said, ”I would expect that Nancy Pelosi is going to be speaker again pretty soon.” But the president also appeared to be steeling House Democrats — who are more liberal than their Senate counterparts — for the need...
  • Egyptian Salafi Cleric Mahmoud Shaaban Calls to Kill National Salvation Front

    02/09/2013 11:30:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/2/13 | Mahmoud Shaaban
    In brief: Kill the opposition. Allah commands it.
  • Texas Legislature weighs drone photography bill

    02/09/2013 11:30:28 AM PST · by Stegall Tx · 7 replies
    KSAT Ch 12 - San Antonio ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | Matt Rivers
    SAN ANTONIO - Texas lawmakers will eventually have to figure out how to regulate drones, if at all. The unmanned aircraft, until recently most associated with larger, Air Force piloted models, have become much cheaper and much smaller in recent years. A simple search on Google Shopping returns dozens of results on where to buy drones, many under $300 with cameras already attached. Conceivably, those drones could be flown above homes, even used to take pictures. Texas does have laws that address improper photography, which ban photos from being taken without consent for the sexual gratification of the photographer. That...
  • Obamacare 2016: Expect Insurance Premium Hikes of About $400 Per Family

    02/09/2013 11:18:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>There were a lot of taxes in The Affordable Care Act that Nancy Pelosi famously said "we have to pass the bill so that we can find out what's in it." The American Enterprise Institute has tracked some of the taxes enacted on the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and they are expected to raise billions — in the short term. However, those costs still have to be paid, and consumers are expected to shoulder many of them in 2016.</p>
  • Alleged teen intruder dies after being shot by homeowner

    02/09/2013 11:09:37 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 37 replies
    azfamily ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Andrew Michalscheck
    PHOENIX -- A Valley teen died Friday after he allegedly broke into a Phoenix residence and was shot by the homeowner. Phoenix Police said a man returned to his home in the area of 7500 W. Weldon late Friday morning to discover that his carport door was open. The homeowner entered through his front door and discovered that his house had been ransacked. As he entered the house, two suspects ran out the carport door. Two more suspects then ran from the bedroom area of the home, with one of the men, later identified as 16-year-old Mario Barcenas, reportedly running...
  • Judge Jeanine: "Owning a Gun is My God-Given Right!"

    02/09/2013 11:02:08 AM PST · by Dogbert41 · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 02/02/13 | Judge Jeanine
    "Owning a Gun, is my God-Given Right!"
  • John Brennan is wrong man for CIA

    02/09/2013 10:58:39 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 07, 2013 | Steven Emerson
    Unfortunately, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan, has shown a tendency to fall for the bait from radical Islamists. Globally, he repeatedly expressed a hope that "moderates" within Iran and its terror proxy Hezbollah would steer their respective constituencies away from terrorism. Domestically, he claims that radical Islam does not pose its own, unique threat to American security. He has helped strip language about "radical Islam" and similar terms from government vernacular, choosing instead to refer to "violent extremism."
  • Texas Reaganauts: Rove Did Not Run 1980 Reagan Campaign in Texas, But He Was Involved (Anti-Reagan)

    02/09/2013 10:42:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Republican political consultant Karl Rove went on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday and said -- in response to conservative criticism of his new political action committee – that he had been the director of the 1980 Ronald Reagan campaign in Texas, a point questioned by veteran Texas GOP campaign leaders and which seems to be only partly true for the period after Reagan secured the Republican presidential nomination that year. Reagan won the nomination at the GOP convention in Detroit in July 1980, beating out George H. W. Bush, the candidate Rove had supported. In late August/early September of that...
  • Egypt Court Suspends YouTube Over Anti-Islam Film

    02/09/2013 10:09:05 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2013 | Staff
    An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of online video service YouTube for a month on Saturday for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad, state media reported. The country's administrative court ordered the ministries of communication and investment to block YouTube, owned by Google, inside Egypt because it had carried the film "Innocence of Muslims," said state news agency MENA. The 13-minute video, billed as a film trailer and made in the United States, provoked a torrent of anti-American unrest in Egypt, Libya and dozens of other Muslim countries in September. The video depicts the Prophet as a fool and...
  • The Boy Scouts should learn the lessons of the Canadian Scouts

    02/09/2013 10:01:13 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 8, 2013 | BRADLEE DEAN
    “They have secret files (here in Canada) as they do down there (in the U.S.) of guys that had abused kids that they hadn’t reported. There were investigations into the abuse of boys, which never really produced anything in Canada.” – Brian Rushfeldt, president, Canada Family Action. IRVING, TX, February 8, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – David Watkins, a former Boy Scout leader, has been charged with sodomizing a boy under 13 years of age in his troop. The news broke on the same week as the Boys Scouts of America’s (BSA) decision on whether or not to continue their long-standing...
  • AZ:Pro-gun activists rally at the state Capitol

    02/09/2013 9:51:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | 8 February, 2013 | Kristine Harrington
    PHOENIX -- The contentious debate over American gun rights revved up Friday with well-armed Arizonans taking to the capital to have their voice heard. “We're here exercising our first amendment rights in order to protect our second amendment rights,” said Dean Weingarten. “If we don’t exercise our rights we will lose them.” Approximately 100 gun rights supporters, with holstered handguns and semi automatic rifles, gathered at the state capitol with one common message. “The message is don't infringe on the second amendment,” said Duane Weingarten. The group is concerned with the possibility of congress passing much stricter gun laws in...
  • Obama’s State of the Union to add details to far-reaching agenda

    02/09/2013 9:42:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    President Obama will map out the contours of his second-term agenda when he speaks to the nation in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. In a speech meant to build on his second inaugural address — which was directed at the Democratic base and served as a bookend of sorts to his reelection campaign— Obama will put details on the far-reaching government agenda he hopes will become part of his legacy. The economy will remain Topic A, and Obama’s speech is expected to warn of the danger automatic spending cuts known as the sequester pose to a...
  • Ben Carson for President

    02/09/2013 9:37:14 AM PST · by Katya · 78 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/08/2013 | Review and Outlook
    "Whether this weekend finds you blowing two feet of snow off the driveway or counting the hours until "Downton Abbey," make time to watch the video of Dr. Ben Carson speaking to the White House prayer breakfast this week. Seated in view to his right are Senator Jeff Sessions and President Obama. One doesn't look happy. You know something's coming when Dr. Carson says, "It's not my intention to offend anyone. But it's hard not to. The PC police are out in force everywhere."
  • Algeria: The Real Roots of AQIM

    02/09/2013 9:33:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Think Africa Press ^ | January 29, 2013 | Omar Ashour
    ...Lets start by stating the obvious: AQIM is not a product of the Arab Spring. AQIM exists because of the military coup that ended the 'Algerian Spring' two decades ago. And it has not been strengthened by the Libyan revolution, but rather by the failure of state-building in northern Mali, the absence of post-conflict reconciliation and reintegration in Algeria, and a lack of accountability for a shadowy Algerian security establishment whose brutal methods have proven woefully inadequate to the challenge. AQIM's real origins AQIMs history can be traced directly to the coup staged by a handful of Algerian generals against...
  • Obama Gun Grab Based On False Assumptions

    02/09/2013 9:32:22 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Jeff Moran
    --(Ammoland.com)- On Jan. 16 213, President Obama put forward his 15-page plan to “better protect our children and our communities from tragic mass shootings like those in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Tucson.” The plan’s titular theme was “now is the time” for action. The top two priorities: universal background checks for gun purchases and a categorical rifle ban. Setting aside the troubling facts that the White House sales pitch had significant omissions and/or exaggerations, that other experts say mass shootings are not any more prevalent today than they were in the past, and that rifles account for approximately 3...
  • Why Are the Feds Loading Up On So Much Ammo?

    02/09/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by lbryce · 94 replies
    Investor Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds. Several other agencies of the federal government also began buying large quantities of bullets last year. The Social Security Administration, for instance, not normally considered on the frontlines of anything but dealing with seniors, explained that its purchase of millions of rounds was for special agents' required quarterly weapons qualifications. They must be pretty poor shots. But DHS has been silent about its need...
  • Evolving to Gun Control

    02/09/2013 9:21:55 AM PST · by bray · 9 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 2/9/13 | bray
    Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he? The Believer’s Freedom 1 Cor 10:22 There are some interesting dynamics for those of us willing to open some valid questions about evolution. The hardest of the hardcore liberals come out with their hardest attacks since this is their most sacred of truths. It is their creation story as well as the foundation of their basic belief system as well as their most non-negotiable tenant. My email got its usual deposit from a braindead lib who used his usual bullying tactic with the mfer attack showing his...
  • David Stockman: You're Now In The "Bernanke Bear Trap"

    02/09/2013 9:14:19 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 10 replies
    http://xrepublic.tv ^ | February 8 2013 | ----
    - Fed is serial bubble machine -Entering housing bubble 2.0 -When interest rates go up which they must , fast money will scatter and bubble will splatter. -Low interest creates artificial demand. -Phoenix and Las Vegas seeing the biggest speculation. 8% increases in 1 month crazy, historical is 3 to 4% tops. -Rates rise in the next 1 or 2 years due to currency wars now underway. CNBC VIDEO AT LINK
  • Michael Bloomberg's PAC Spent $660,000 In 12 Days To Try To Sink The Candidacy Of A Pro-Gun Democrat

    02/09/2013 9:04:56 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Yahoo | Business Insider ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Rick Pearson and Bill Ruthhart
    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, records show. Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman from Crete, has accused Bloomberg of trying to buy an Illinois congressional seat. She has maintained her...