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  • Young Pakistani Activist Nominated for Nobel Prize

    02/09/2013 2:56:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13
    Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party. Yousufzai is a vocal advocate for women's education and rights. She was shot in the head by Taliban terrorists but survived...
  • How to Survive the Northeast Snowstorm

    02/09/2013 2:49:00 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 8 February 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to talk about the Northeast and the blizzard. We need to issue some guidelines for people: What to do when it starts snowing. (interruption) Will they survive? Some will survive. Some will survive. I think we're fairly safe in saying some will survive. But some are saying it's the worst snowstorm ever. Now, I want to remind you: There was a snowstorm once in the 1800s. It also was in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California near Lake Tahoe, and there's a place that's been named for this. It's Donner Pass. It was...
  • FEMA asks neighbors to help one another as storm blasts Northeast

    02/09/2013 2:48:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Justin Sink
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking those affected by Snowstorm Nemo to check on their neighbors and follow the direction of local officials as the Northeast corridor begins to dig out from under the massive blizzard. "Everyone has a role to play in the response to this winter storm," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in a statement released Saturday morning. "Follow the direction of your state, local and tribal officials, and if you are told to stay off the roads, stay home, and when it is safe, check on your neighbors or friends nearby who may need assistance or...
  • After Ron Paul, What Now For Libertarians?

    02/09/2013 2:39:36 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | Brian Doherty
    RON PAUL, Republican of Texas, has retired from the House, after winning more than two million presidential primary votes in 2012. He took the party’s libertarian wing from ignorable fringe to significant faction. His son, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, is angling to lead that faction, very possibly as a presidential candidate himself. The libertarian wing’s dissatisfaction with Mitt Romney led the Libertarian Party to earn 1.2 million votes in the presidential election for its candidate, the former New Mexico governor (and former Republican) Gary Johnson. That was its largest vote total ever. In at least seven national House...
  • Woman Votes Multiple Times for Obama in Election 2012 but Denies Voter Fraud!

    02/09/2013 2:32:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    conservative videos ^ | 2-9-13 | conservative videos
    Democrat Melowese Richardson has been an official poll worker for the last quarter century and registered thousands of people to vote last year. She candidly admitted to Cincinnati’s Channel 9 this week that she voted twice in the last election. Richardson insists she has done nothing wrong and promises to contest the charges: “I’ll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.”
  • Couple says SWAT team made mistake, sheriffs disagree

    02/09/2013 2:04:51 PM PST · by rarestia · 56 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Saturday, February 09, 2013 | Cait McVey, Reporter
    A Pasco County couple made headlines this week after they say a SWAT team wrongfully busted into their home. But now, the sheriff's office is speaking out. Carl and Juanita Stark were sitting at their Moon Lake home Tuesday night, when they say they got the fright of their lives. "I heard the window break, the door busted open and there was a big flash and a bang," said Carl. "It scared me to death. I thought somebody had broke into the house," said Juanita. "And I thought oh Lord, they're going to kill us all." But it wasn't a...
  • On the Long Island Expressway, Cold, Hungry and Stranded

    02/09/2013 1:51:46 PM PST · by PA Engineer · 164 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 9, 2013 | NATE SCHWEBER and VIVIAN YEE
    FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. — Lorna Jones decided to brave the blizzard on Friday, venturing onto the Long Island Expressway as the snow began piling up. So did many others here in Suffolk County. They all came to regret it. “It’s terrible. It’s cold. I don’t know how long I’m going to be here,” said Ms. Jones, 62, a nurse who stalled near the town of Brookhaven, less than a mile from her destination. “Are there any plans to help us?” She said she had slept fitfully in her car, with no food or water, and only a bottle of Listerine next...
  • Ann Coulter Smacks Down Mark Shields for Calling Her 'The Marie Antoinette

    02/09/2013 1:51:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 9, 2013 | Noel Shepperd
    Conservative author Ann Coulter has strongly responded to PBS's Mark Shields calling her "The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps." Shields made this remark on PBS's Inside Washington Friday in the middle of a discussion about Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fl.) recent views regarding immigration reform (video follows with transcript and commentary): Mark Shields Calls Ann Coulter 'The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative Press Corps' MARK SHIELDS, PBS: Ann Coulter, the Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps, has already come out against Marco Rubio saying that all you’re doing is creating more Democratic voters with a path to citizenship,...
  • Police: Dorner Is Heavily Armed, Trained and Dangerous

    02/09/2013 1:49:12 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 54 replies
    KTLA5 ^ | 9 February 2013 | Rick Chambers
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — The ex-cop suspected in the killings of an officer and two others remained at large Friday as darkness fell over a mountain forest and police suspended their manhunt until Saturday morning. “Once it gets dark out there and the snow keeps falling and they have no air support, I don’t know how effective they would be in that situation,” spokeswoman Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Throughout Friday, more than 100 officers searched through fresh snow for clues to the whereabouts of Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, a fired Los Angeles Police...
  • 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
    nbcnews.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | nbcnews.com
    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
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 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
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 9, 2013 10:51 AM
    ULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — 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...