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  • Dem Rep: 2016 Pres Candidate Will Have 'Powerful' Database That Has 'Everything On Everyone'

    02/09/2013 1:30:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    breitbart tv ^ | 2-8-13 | breitbart
    "The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They're going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can't get around it. And he's [President Obama] been very smart. It's very...
  • Obama Warns of Threats to Thousands of Jobs

    02/09/2013 1:29:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13
    US President Barack Obama urged Congress Saturday to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction, warning that steep budget cuts known as "the sequester" would hurt the economy and threaten thousands of American jobs. "If the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of Americans who work in fields like national security, education or clean energy are likely to be laid off," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address, AFP reported. "All our economic progress could be put at risk," he added. The cuts, which are due to take effect on March 1, would also affect US military...
  • Seattle cancels police drone program after outcry over privacy issues

    02/09/2013 1:28:09 PM PST · by John W · 8 replies ^ | February 9, 2013 |
    SEATTLE - A plan by Seattle police to send aloft miniature robot drones equipped with stealth spy cameras has been grounded, following heated criticism of the project by residents concerned about privacy rights, the mayor says. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said Thursday that he and Police Chief John Diaz decided to cancel the use of two unmanned helicopters to better focus on maintaining the public's trust. The miniature helicopters, known as Draganflyer X6 drones, weigh 3.5 lbs and are equipped to carry video, still and night-vision cameras. In Seattle, they would have been used to search for missing persons and...
  • MK Ariel: Draft Evaders won't Face Criminal Charges

    02/09/2013 1:19:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Uri Ariel, the head of Bayit Yehudi's coalition negotiations team, said in an interview published Friday that the hareidi leadership is sowing unnecessary panic regarding the plans to enlist hareidi men to the military and national service. Ariel told hareidi newspaper Hamevaser that Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid – Bayit Yehudi's prospective partner in the coalition, which insists on toughening up laws regarding hareidi enlistment – is not against allowing Torah students to be exempted from service. "He is not trying to close down the yeshivas," explained Ariel. "He recognizes the Torah students. There is an argument about numbers,...
  • The Unscary Sequester

    02/09/2013 1:15:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    <p>Washington is in a fit of collective terror over the "sequester," aka the impending across-the-board spending cuts. Trying to explain the zero economic growth at the end of 2012, White House spokesman Jay Carney blamed Republicans for "talk about letting the sequester kick in as though that were an acceptable thing." He left out that President Obama proposed the sequester in 2011.</p>
  • The So-Called Gun Show Loophole: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    02/09/2013 1:10:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    heritage ^ | 2-8-13 | John G. Malcolm
    Citing this data as evidence of how many firearms are currently purchased through private sales not subject to background checks is akin to citing data about current seat belt usage that is derived from a limited sample taken years before a mandatory seat belt law went into effect or before cars were even required to have seat belts. We all know that, according to a phrase popularized by Mark Twain, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Citing such limited and outdated data over and over again on a matter of this magnitude, however, is going...
  • Is rural mail delivery the real problem with the USPS budget?

    02/09/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    It's Saturday, and I went out on the front porch this morning after shoveling out from Nemo and got the mail as usual. There was an advertisement trying to get me to switch homeowner's insurance and a coupon flyer for the local grocery store. That sort of surprise waiting in the mailbox doesn't exactly get me all up in arms over the Post Office's idea to cancel Saturday mail delivery. Up until now, I’ve been assuming that the Post Office is simply an unprofitable enterprise and they may have to put trucks out on the road less often to reduce...
  • The Fed's Bailout Of Europe Continues With Record $237 Billion

    02/09/2013 1:05:05 PM PST · by w4women · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/9/13 | Tyler Durden
    rest of title..Injected Into Foreign Banks In Past Month Last weekend Zero Hedge once again broke the news that just like back in June 2011, when as part of the launch of QE2 we demonstrated that all the incremental cash resulting form the $600 billion surge in the Fed's excess reserves, had gone not to domestically-chartered US banks, but to subsidiaries of foreign banks operating on US soil. (snip)nother way of showing what has happened: in the past 4 weeks, the Fed has injected a record $237 billion of cash into foreign banks with access to the Fed's excess reserves:
  • Cayman Islands investment snags Jack Lew nomination for Treasury Secretary

    02/09/2013 1:03:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    POLITCO ^ | 02/10/2013 | By KELSEY SNELL
    An investment Jack Lew made in the Cayman Islands has been flagged as an issue in the Treasury secretary nominee’s vetting by the Senate Finance Committee, according to multiple sources close to the confirmation process. The White House says the investment was previously disclosed and is already a public matter. Republican staff “have told us that there are concerns,” said Sean Neary, a spokesman for Finance Committee Democrats. “This came out through the vetting process in prior confirmations. Once it was looked into deeper, it was determined that it was not an issue. Lew has been completely transparent and forthcoming...
  • Rockets Kill 5 Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

    02/09/2013 12:34:06 PM PST · by Bobalu · 7 replies ^ | 2/9/2013, 9:44 PM | Gil Ronen
    A report whose credibility is unclear says Iranian forces will enter Iraq to suppress rebellion, take over U.S. embassy. Katyusha rockets fired on a camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad killed five members of the Iranian Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) opposition, Iraqi security officials said Saturday.
  • Moment Of Silence Planned For Slain Cal State Fullerton Assistant Coach

    02/09/2013 12:26:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | February 9, 2013 10:51 AM
    ULLERTON ( — Members of Cal State Fullerton’s women’s basketball team plan to observe a moment of silence Saturday afternoon in memory of slain assistant coach, Monica Quan. COMPLETE COVERAGE: SoCal Manhunt Joy Benedict, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says the tribute for Quan is scheduled for tip off at 3 p.m. as the Titans take on UC Riverside. Quan and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, were gunned down in their car on the roof of their Irvine apartment on Feb. 3. Police said Quan was fatally shot by now-fugitive Christopher Dorner because her father was a factor in his...
  • This Is It! New Jersey Assembly Officially Schedules Massive Attack on Gun Rights

    02/09/2013 12:12:27 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    More than 20 Extremist Anti-Gun Measures to be Heard on Wednesday in Trenton, NJ. Charlotte, NC --( Since the beginning of the New Year, NRA-ILA alerts have detailed the massive anti-gun package being crafted at the State House. The time has NOW arrived for gun owners to come together and stand up in Trenton for our Second Amendment rights. The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is meeting at 10:00 a.m. this Wednesday, February 13 2013 to consider and vote on more than twenty anti-gun bills. We need a strong and coordinated showing of gun owners to have a chance...
  • Congressman Dr Paul Broun- We NEED him in the US Senate

    02/09/2013 12:05:41 PM PST · by eeevil conservative · 38 replies
    2/9/2013 | Sherri Reese
    I just talked with Congressman Dr Paul Broun. He is running to replace Saxby as US Senator from GA. I need anyone and everyone who is interested in helping or learning to please contact me via FREEPmail. I have personally spent time with this man, praying, dining, etc.. He is a present US Congressman from GA, but not MY Congressman. I have never been able to vote for him, because I am not in his district, yet he is always there when I need him. ALWAYS! In the comment section of this thread I will be providing information about him....
  • Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for federal employees

    02/09/2013 11:58:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/08/13 | Joe Davidson
    President Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees in the administration’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal, the Washington Post has learned. At the same time, the House plans to vote soon on legislation that would extend the current freeze on basic pay rates through the end of calendar 2013. The freeze was originally set for two years and scheduled to expire at the end of last year, but it was extended until a temporary budget measure expires next month. When the measure expires, federal employees will receive a 0.5 percent raise for the remainder of 2013,...
  • 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...