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  • LAPD to reopen investigation into fugitive ex-cop's firing

    02/09/2013 7:06:04 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 February 2013
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – The hunt in the snowy mountains for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings continued Saturday as police announced they will reopen the disciplinary proceedings that led to the fugitive's firing. Officials will particularly re-examine Christopher Dorner's allegations that his law enforcement career was undone by racist colleagues, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told KCBS-TV. He also urged Dorner to surrender. "If he was to give himself up, we'd be happy to hear what he has to say," Beck said. Authorities suspect Dorner in a series of attacks in Southern California...
  • Russian police kill terror suspect in Caucasus (wanted for Moscow airport bombing)

    02/09/2013 6:22:26 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 6, 2013
    <p>Russian police have shot dead a North Caucasus man believed to be the last suspect still wanted for involvement in a 2010 suicide bombing in Moscow.</p>
  • Ivan Thunder: World War, Iwo Jima and the way we were

    02/09/2013 6:03:54 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Spero News ^ | Friday, February 08, 2013 | James M Thunder
    Ivan Thunder: World War, Iwo Jima and the way we were A marvelous memoir by Ivan Thunder recounts how it really was on the sand of Iwo Jima, a tiny island drenched in the blood of Americans and Japanese fighting for supremacy during the Second World War. In the 1973 movie The Way We Were, starring Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand, Redford, as Hubbell Gardiner, recites the opening lines of his novel: “In a way he was like the country he lived in. Everything came too easily to him.” This teaser always made me want to read more, but of...
  • Parents gain access to secret school curriculum

    02/09/2013 5:53:56 PM PST · by wesagain · 104 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | John Griffing
    AUSTIN, Texas – Parents of school children across Texas now are gaining access to a previously secret public school curriculum, according to an announcement from a state lawmaker. The CSCOPE program, an online offering that until now has prohibited, under penalty of law, teachers from sharing the lessons with parents, stirred up controversy because of its various lessons – some that were taken offline after the questions arose. Among those issues were that the curriculum at one point taught the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism and Christians were cannibals, and forced students to draw a socialist flag...
  • Mark Landsbaum: Don't panic about global warming

    02/09/2013 5:53:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Feb. 8, 2013 | Mark Landsbaum
    <p>What little climate change occurring is so slow that adapting is easy.</p> <p>"The sky is falling!" – from the folktale, "Chicken Little."</p> <p>Contrary to the hysterical rant, the sky wasn't falling. But at least Chicken Little made an honest mistake. If only global warming alarmists were as sincerely mistaken. Too often it seems what's happening is something other than an honest mistake.</p>
  • CONNECTING SOME DREADFUL DOTS

    02/09/2013 5:43:43 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 37 replies
    Vanity | 2/9.2013 | Dick Bachert
    Today is Saturday, February 9, 2013. As this is written, police in California are hunting former officer Christopher Dorner who has gone on a murderous rampage. He left behind a long “manifesto” setting out a list of perceived insults, indignities and slights going back to his childhood and threatening to kill those his disturbed mind feels to be responsible. While watching FNN this morning, a psychiatrist declared that all the evidence points to this fellow being a NARCISSIST. He offered that one of the major symptoms of narcissism is an unwarranted elevated sense of great self-worth/self-esteem. He then predicted that...
  • Ron Paul Files International Copyright Complaint Against His Own Fans (Crazy Old Coot Alert!)

    02/09/2013 5:38:42 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 2-9-2013 | Rosie Gray
    February 9, 2013 Ron Paul Files International Copyright Complaint Against His Own Fans Rosie Gray Ron Paul has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against the proprietors of RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org, according to a blog post on their site on Friday. The authors of RonPaul.com see the move as the ultimate betrayal from a politician who, more than many others, depended on an astounding level of grassroots support on the Internet in order to keep his longshot presidential campaigns running. "Last month, after Ron Paul expressed regret on the Alex Jones show over not owning RonPaul.com (in...
  • Charlie Sheen reaches out to ex-LAPD officer accused in killings. [ Libs create yet another killer ]

    02/09/2013 5:17:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-9-13 | fox new
    The actor Charlie Sheen recorded a video intended for the former LAPD officer accused of killing three people and writing a long manifesto that indicates he has intentions to kill more. Sheen, who was praised in Christopher Dorner's manifesto, thanked the suspect for his 'kind words' but asked the man to call him. "Let's figure out together how to end this thing," Sheen is recorded saying.
  • IBM Watson providing superior cancer treatment plans

    02/09/2013 5:13:56 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Brian Wang
    The IBM Watson system gained fame by beating human contestants on the television quiz show Jeopardy! almost two years ago. Since that time, Watson has evolved from a first-of-a-kind status, to a commercial cognitive computing system gaining a 240 percent improvement in system performance, and a reduction in the system’s physical requirements by 75 percent and can now be run on a single Power 750 server. IBM Watson trained in medicine to leverage 1.5 million patient records and 2 million pages of cancer research IBM Watson has ingested more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text...
  • Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman Begins

    02/09/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | February 9, 2013 | Rich Johnston
    Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman BeginsPosted on February 9, 2013 by Rich Johnston What if Jack Chick wrote Superman? Courtesy of Kat Rocha. So, yesterday I wrote an article in response to requests I’d had to promote an organised campaign to boycott DC, Superman and to get Orson Scott Card fired off the Superman Adventures book for being an anti-gay marriage activist and holding virulent homphobic views. Instead I wrote a piece taking issue with that concept. That I found the idea of campaigning to get a writer fired because you disagreed with his beliefs, however...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT ~ 10 February 2013

    02/09/2013 5:07:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT Just a children's song remembered from a Sunday School class long ago: "Red and yellow, black and white; they are precious in his sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world." But it expresses a profound truth...one that might change the world if we took it seriously. Sort of like the lesson in the poem a friend sent me yesterday. It's worth more than a second reading. It may reveal ... or remind you... of more truth than you expect! "We pray for the children who put chocolate fingers everywhere,...
  • Catholics: Changed HHS Mandate Is Old Wine In A New Bottle

    02/09/2013 5:05:04 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ObamaCare: Faced with a string of court losses to those defending the First Amendment and religious liberty, HHS reworded its contraceptive mandate. But those who were fooled once won’t be fooled again. While liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, on these pages, and others have declared the new Health and Human Services regulations forcing religious institutions to violate their consciences as some sort of victory for the Catholic Church, any more such victories will surely mean the end of religious liberty in this country. Certainly the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops does not accept what HHS calls an "accommodation" as...
  • LaRue Tactical To Limit Law Enforcement Sales to Same Weapons as Citizens

    02/09/2013 4:55:45 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Ammoland Staff
    LEANDER, TX --(Ammoland.com)- Due to the recent and numerous new Anti-gun/Anti-2nd Amendment laws passed and/or pending across our country, LaRue Tactical has been forced to reconsider how we provide products to state and local agencies. Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess. State and local...
  • Tight budget may force Pentagon to cut forces: general

    02/09/2013 4:46:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Feb 13 | David Alexander
    The Pentagon will have to cut the size of U.S. military forces for the second time in as many years if across-the-board spending reductions of $470 billion over 10 years take effect March 1, the top U.S. military officer said on Saturday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said about a third of the cuts would have to come from forces, with the remaining two-thirds taken from spending on modernization, compensation and readiness. He noted that the Army had begun to shrink last year toward 490,000 from a high of 570,000, a result of efforts...
  • Netanyahu ally: Peace with Palestinians impossible

    02/09/2013 4:42:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 1:37 PM EST
    A powerful partner of Israel’s prime minister has called peace with the Palestinians “impossible,” saying the conflict between them and Israel can only be “managed.” Saturday’s comments from former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman follow a White House announcement of an upcoming visit to Israel by President Barack Obama, expected to focus on a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. …
  • Capitalism (7 brief videos on why it is the ONLY way)

    02/09/2013 4:40:53 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    Capitalism 01 - Why are some countries rich and others poor?Capitalism 02 - The early American colonists and communal farming Capitalism 03 - The industrial revolution and the exploitation of women and childrenCapitalism 04 - Inventions of a competitive free enterprise systemCapitalism 05 - Socialism, capitalism and democracy defined Capitalism 06 - Collectivized agriculture in the Soviet Union, China and Cuba Capitalism 07 - The direction of immigration: from socialist to capitalist countries
  • Israeli forces break up Palestinian encampment

    02/09/2013 4:36:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 4:11 PM EST
    Israeli troops on Saturday drove some 100 Palestinian activists out of an illegal tent camp they had set up near the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank, the military said. … The activists seem to be adopting a tactic of Jewish settlers, who establish communities on contested territory hoping it will remain theirs once structures are built. …
  • Boyfriend gets lifetime sex offender status for cellphone video

    02/09/2013 4:35:56 PM PST · by Gamecock · 124 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 9, 2013
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sidney Myers will spend the next 18 months in a federal prison for 15 minutes worth of sex videos he made with his teenage girlfriend.</p> <p>Myers’ prison sentence, handed down Thursday, is the type of nightmare scenario that law enforcement has been warning parents and high school students about: Intimate videos and photos of young people on electronic devices can send someone to prison.</p>
  • Potential showdown on immigration reform likely to be on how safe is Southwest border, who...

    02/09/2013 4:32:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2013
    Potential showdown on immigration reform likely to be on how safe is Southwest border, who decidesThe effort in Washington to pass immigration reform is headed for a potential showdown over border security – with the Senate and White House plans putting different emphasis on the issue, and Democrats and Republicans appearing to disagree over the extent of the problem. The likely conflict was highlighted earlier this week when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared U.S. borders secure and said Republicans have a flawed argument about border security needing to precede comprehensive immigration reform. "I believe the border is secure,” Napolitano...
  • Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs

    02/09/2013 4:31:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 5:07 PM EST | Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer “queer” in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment. Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, tells The Associated Press that 78-year-old Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation Saturday. …
  • The Problems of the White Paper - To linger on the hypocrisy is to miss the big picture.

    02/09/2013 4:24:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 9, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Seems like only yesterday that Eric Holder was inveighing against sweeping executive war powers. These were the Bush years, when Holder could readily be found caviling about such odious practices as “secret electronic surveillance against American citizens” and “detain[ing] American citizens without due process of law.” Back then, Holder declared these Bush war crimes so “needlessly abusive and unlawful” that the American people (translation: the Bush-deranged Left) were owed “a reckoning” against the officials who conjured them up.But once he became attorney general in a Democratic administration, the ever-malleable Mr. Holder decided there was actually no problem killing American citizens...
  • New bow fitted to Queen Elizabeth carrier

    02/09/2013 4:19:25 PM PST · by Smartisan · 31 replies
    Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers at Rosyth in Scotland successfully attached a 1,000-tonne bow unit to the huge ship, completing the forward part of her hull. Yesterday, 7 February, the forward island section of the ship departed from Portsmouth to join the other parts of the vessel in Rosyth.
  • Rand Paul to deliver Tea Party response to Obama's state of the union speech

    02/09/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/9/13 | Foxnews
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul will give the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. The first-term senator will give the response while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another Tea Party favorite, gives the official Republican response Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/09/rand-paul-to-deliver-tea-party-response-to-obama-state-union-speech/#ixzz2KRxmuh2U
  • Weapons, Cold Weather Survival Gear Allegedly Found Inside Christopher Dorner’s Truck

    02/09/2013 3:58:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 77 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 9, 2013 3:30 PM
    BIG BEAR (CBSLA.com) — Several weapons and cold weather survival gear have allegedly been found inside the burned-out truck owned by accused killer Christopher Dorner, CBS News has learned. A law enforcement official working on the investigation told the network a Coleman stove, cot and propane gas supplies were found inside Dorner’s Nissan Titan. Two long-range rifles with suppressors and a Glock handgun were also reportedly recovered. The truck was discovered early Friday morning on a dirt service road between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts approximately seven hours after Dorner allegedly fired at officers, killing one and critically injuring...
  • Laotians top growers of pot on Calif. farmland

    02/09/2013 3:46:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 9, 2013 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Last fall, narcotics agents confiscated thousands of marijuana plants, many 10 feet tall, from a 140-acre farm just on the edge of Fresno — one of the biggest pot busts in the county's history. The pot grew hidden among rows of rotting peppers, tomatoes and bitter melons, tended by a dozen immigrant farming families. Deputies detained 50 people, all of whom were lowland Laotians, a refugee population from southeast Asia that has made its home in California's Central Valley over the past three decades. Investigators say that some of these traditional vegetable growers have become increasingly...
  • Salafi-Jihadis in Jordan Stage 'Martyrs' Weddings' to Attract Youth to Jihad

    02/09/2013 3:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "The forces fighting against Assad's regime in Syria include foreigners who have come to take part in the uprising alongside the Syrian rebels. Among them are members of Jordan's Salafi-jihadi movement, which, according to its senior leaders, has so far dispatched some 250 fighters to Syria.[1] As one means of encouraging Jordanian youths to join its ranks and adopt the ideology of jihad and martyrdom, the Salafi-jihadi movement stages "martyrs' weddings" for fighters killed in Syria, based on the Islamic belief that every martyr is rewarded with 72 black-eyed virgin brides in Paradise. These "weddings" are not a new...
  • Federal employees' union head: Obama pay raise proposal 'simply not enough'

    02/09/2013 3:09:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Justin Sink
    The president of the American Federation of Government Employees says a one-percent increase is "absolutely unconscionable." The head of the largest federal employee union said Saturday that President Obama's proposal to increase pay for federal employees by 1 percent was "absolutely unconscionable" and "simply not enough." "It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind...
  • Sheriff Mike Winters responds to Obama's executive orders on gun control (mentions Fast & Furious)

    02/09/2013 3:02:36 PM PST · by AuntB · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan. 16, 2013 | youtube
    Jackson County, Oregon Sheriff Mike Winters stands up to the press and their STOOOPID questions. At about 12:23 on the video, he mentions Fast & Furious and this administrations complicity in the murder of our border agent, Brian Terry. He further stated the US Government will NEVER be allowed to confiscate guns in Jackson County.
  • Day of Resistance February 23 Nation-wide Rallys, Pro-2nd Amendment, Constitution

    02/09/2013 2:57:55 PM PST · by calypgin · 14 replies
    February 23 is a National Day of Resistance with rallies being organized in 75+ (and counting) cities. As you all know, for decades, politicians on both sides of the aisle have been chipping away at the Constitution and, especially, the Second Amendment. It is time to "push back" (yet again!) and remind Washington that the American people do not want further gun controls! Please visit the website, find a rally near you (or sign up to help organize or even organize a rally in your town or city, if none is listed.)"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers...
  • Gun show in Virginia hikes admission fee to fight Obama's gun control push

    02/09/2013 2:57:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Jordy Yager
    CHANTILLY, Va. — The largest gun show in the D.C. area has raised its admission fee to help bankroll its fight against President Obama’s push for tighter firearm restrictions. Thousands of gun enthusiasts are descending upon the “Nation’s Gun Show” at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend and, for the first time in five years, are being greeted with a higher cost of entry as the gun rights community wages a tough, and costly, campaign to stop Obama and Congress from stiffening certain gun laws. “Admission has gone up because we are using the money to fight so you can...
  • 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...