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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. …