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  • Senators seek back room deal on firearm background checks (Manchin and Coburn are turncoat traitors)

    02/10/2013 2:31:28 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 61 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan quartet of senators, including two National Rifle Association members and two with "F" ratings from the potent firearms lobby, are quietly trying to find a compromise on expanding the requirement for gun-sale background checks. A deal, given a good chance by several participants and lobbyists, could add formidable political momentum to one of the key elements of President Barack Obama's gun control plan. Currently, background checks are required only for sales by the nation's 55,000 federally licensed gun dealers, but not for gun show, person-to-person sales or other private transactions.
  • Communications with Ayman al Zawahiri highlighted in 'Nasr City cell' case

    02/10/2013 2:29:38 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | February 10, 2013 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Egyptian prosecutors have uncovered a treasure trove of information in the so-called "Nasr City Cell" case, including correspondence between the terrorist who headed that cell and al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri. The Nasr City cell allegedly plotted various attacks inside Egypt and has connections to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. One of the two terrorists who led the Nasr City cell is Muhammad Jamal al Kashef (a.k.a. Abu Ahmad), who served Zawahiri in the Egyptian Islamic Jihad in the 1990s. A computer recovered during a raid on an apartment in the Nasr City neighborhood of...
  • China trade now bigger than US

    02/10/2013 2:28:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | february 10, 2013 | Garry White
    China has leapfrogged the US to become the world’s biggest trading nation, bringing an end to the US’s post-war dominance of global commerce. The total value of US exports and imports in 2012 was $3.82 trillion (Ł2.4 trillion), the US Commerce Department has revealed. China’s customs administration has already announced that the country’s total trade last year was worth $3.87 trillion. “It is remarkable that an economy that is only a fraction of the size of the US economy has a larger trading volume,” Nicholas Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, told Bloomberg....
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    02/10/2013 2:25:54 PM PST · by Jean S · 67 replies
    Video at link.
  • Shock New Benghazi book: Brennan was running secret operations in Libya

    02/10/2013 2:24:48 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Michael Zennie
    (Deputy National Security Advisor) John Brennan also ran a highly compartmentalized program out of the White House in regard to weapons transfers, and Stevens would not have been trusted with that type of information. Stevens likely helped consolidate as many weapons as possible after the war to safeguard them, at which point Brennan exported them overseas to start another conflict. Elite counter-terrorist operators from America’s Delta Force were deployed to Libya as 'analysts,' which allowed President Obama to declare that America did not have any boots on the ground but was simply providing air support for the rebels. Behind closed...
  • State College psychologist accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with two patients

    02/10/2013 2:24:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Accusations that a State College psychologist had inappropriate sexual relationships with two patients could cost the local doctor his license and subject him to more than $1 million in civil penalties. The state Board of Psychology has filed a formal disciplinary action against Richard Scott Lenhart, accusing him of 111 counts of professional misconduct relating to two long-time patients. The charges stem from an investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of State, which began after the two patients came forward with accusations, according to press secretary Ron Ruman. Lenhart, whose office was on South Pugh Street in State College, had his...
  • Pelosi says deficit takes time to reduce (blames Hussein)

    02/10/2013 2:18:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/10/13
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Democratic leader in the U.S. House said the nation's budget deficit stems from past emergencies and will take time to whittle down. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on "Fox News Sunday" the freewheeling spending by Washington in recent years addressed the economic stimulus of the Obama administration coupled with big-ticket items from the Bush years, including the Medicare drug benefit, tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "It isn't as much you had a spending problem as it was priorities, and that is what the budget is, setting priorities," said Pelosi.
  • The secret war behind Benghazi (lot's of good info)

    02/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 2/10/2013 | KYLE SMITH
    Obama gave his chief counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, who is now the nominee to be the next leader of the CIA, a blank check. Brennan could do just about whatever he needed to do in North Africa and the Mideast, contend Murphy and Webb. Brennan chose to conduct a dangerous classified war without looping in Stevens, who paid with his life for his ignorance, according to the book. The Joint Special Operations Command, which Brennan controls, is a collection of special forces outside of the regular military command originally formed as a hostage-rescue team. But in the middle of last...
  • Super Sizing 3D Printing

    02/10/2013 2:00:44 PM PST · by null and void · 17 replies
    Desktop Engineering ^ | February 1, 2013 | Mark Clarkson
    The granddaddy of 3D printing is stereolithography (SLA), invented way back in 1986. A UV laser scans across the surface of a vat of liquid photopolymer. Where it touches, the liquid transforms into a solid. As work progresses, the part drops deeper into the polymer on an elevator, with the laser drawing one thin layer at a time on the surface. The finished part emerges--a fraction of a millimeter at a time. Turboprop prototype printed by Stratasys via FDM. SLA is by no means the only method of 3D printing, of course. Selective laser sintering (SLS) works in a similar...
  • Over 1,500 hunters help capture 50 pythons in FL

    02/10/2013 1:50:26 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    MIAMI -- More than 1,500 participants of a monthlong python challenge have helped to capture 50 Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission updated the counts Tuesday for the "Python Challenge." The competition began Jan. 12 and ends Feb. 10.The invasive snakes killed in the Everglades are processed and logged by University of Florida researchers who examine each one hoping to learn more about the elusive species. No one knows for sure how many pythons live in South Florida. Wildlife officials say eradicating pythons from the Everglades was never the goal of the challenge. Instead,...
  • Gunbattle rocks Gao after rebels surprise French, Malians

    02/10/2013 1:46:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Islamist insurgents launched a surprise raid in the heart of the Malian town of Gao on Sunday, battling French and local troops in a blow to efforts to secure Mali's recaptured north. ... French helicopters clattered overhead and fired on al Qaeda-allied rebels armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades who had infiltrated the central market area and holed up in a police station, Malian and French officers said. The fighting inside Gao was certain to raise fears that pockets of determined Islamists who have escaped the lightning four-week-old French intervention in Mali will strike back with guerrilla attacks and suicide...
  • Obama to lay out economic growth plan in State of Union speech

    02/10/2013 1:15:09 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 10, 2013 | Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will describe his plan for spurring the economy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, offering proposals for investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education, a senior administration official said on Saturday. In the annual presidential address to Congress, Obama plans to show he has not lost sight of the economic woes of middle-class Americans - issues that dominated the 2012 election campaign but have been overshadowed recently by efforts to cut the deficit, overhaul immigration laws and curb gun violence. "The potential success of his second term is hugely dependent...
  • Politico’s Credibility Problem

    02/10/2013 1:13:46 PM PST · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 10 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Last week, Politico’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen sat down to talk about the recent changes over at Fox News. As anyone could guess, these two individuals used the topic of the day to trash Governor Palin and others they decided to lump into the narrative.Posted on Politico’s website under the video of the two talking, they wrote (emphasis): Republicans and Fox News are moving to purge the controversial political creatures they created. Interesting choice of words but when you’re getting ready to marginalize someone, “creature” is a good way to start. They go on (emphasis): Both were damaged badly...
  • GOP hopes for better ties with Hispanics, blacks

    02/10/2013 1:07:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | CHARLES BABINGTON | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's problems with minority voters have preoccupied strategists since November, and it's possible those difficulties will persist or worsen. But an opening for marked improvements in GOP-minority relations may be at hand, or at least close by.Republican leaders would have to make some timely decisions and get a few breaks, which campaign consultants don't rule out.The party desperately needs to draw more support from Latinos, a fast-growing sector that gave President Barack Obama 71 percent of its vote last fall. Two big opportunities now present themselves.If Republican lawmakers allow far-reaching immigration changes to become law,...
  • George W, Bush Takes the Art World by Storm

    02/10/2013 1:03:09 PM PST · by Marcus · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 10, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The art world has been set ablaze about the advent of a stunning new talent in the medium of painting. Thanks to some hacked emails, the first works by a certain former president named George W. Bush have been revealed for all to admire.
  • Victoria Cross hero Ben Roberts-Smith is leaving the army

    02/10/2013 12:39:29 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 11th February 2013 | Ian McPhedran
    SAS soldier and Victoria Cross hero Ben Roberts-Smith is leaving the army to pursue a business career as the "post-Afghanistan" exodus of elite soldiers hits alarming levels. The most high profile departure yet of a special-forces operator comes as the military prepares to award the SAS Number 2 Squadron the Unit Citation for Gallantry for its work in the Battle of Tizak, where Corporal Roberts-Smith earned his VC for conspicuous gallantry. The elite warrior, who received the second Victoria Cross for Australia in January 2011, is joining a long line of highly skilled soldiers resigning from the Special Air Service...
  • I'd love to Change the World.

    02/10/2013 12:05:11 PM PST · by Zeneta · 90 replies
    Me | 02/10/13 | Me
    I'd love to Change the World. But I don't know what to do. And I leave it up to you. Common Sense 2.0 (Thomas Paine, for those who have been sleeping) I have an idea that I'd like to vet out here.
  • America Is Doomed Unless Women Start Having More Babies. How Convenient.

    02/10/2013 12:03:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 | Amanda Marcotte
    Ever since it became less socially acceptable to argue openly that women—at least white, middle-class women—owe it to men to curtail our professional ambitions in favor of a life as our husbands' support staff, conservatives started to panic about declining birth rates. If women don't start making more babies, they dimly warn, the country is headed for catastrophe as the workplace empties out of workers and retirees suck up all the money and people stop caring about the future. (Because we can't care about the children we do have unless we have more of them, for some reason.) To save...
  • Chinese vessels begin circling Senkakus again

    02/10/2013 11:53:12 AM PST · by traumer · 17 replies
    NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – Chinese surveillance ships were spotted near the Senkaku Islands on Sunday, the coast guard reported, showing that China isn’t backing down from Japan’s allegations of radar-lock provocations in the East China Sea. Four Chinese surveillance vessels entered the contiguous zone adjacent to Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkakus from around 7 a.m., said the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. Their return to the Senkakus came just after Onodera said Chinese movements around the islet chain had “calmed” in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement. On Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said that a Chinese...
  • Gaffe: Pelosi: "We Avow The First Amendment," "People Have A Right To Have A Gun" (video)

    02/10/2013 11:30:58 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 10, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) confuses the first amendment and the second amendment in an interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday today.</p> <p>HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI: I think that you took one piece of it. We're talking about no further sales of assault weapons. What is the justification for an assault weapon? No further sales of those, no further sales of the increased capacity, 30 rounds in a gun. We're re talking about background checks which is very popular, even among gun owners, and, hunters.</p>
  • Dorner manhunt: $1-million reward expected to be offered

    02/10/2013 11:21:51 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 76 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | February 10, 2013
    <p>Elected officials and law enforcement authorities on Sunday are expected to offer a $1-million reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner.</p> <p>A massive manhunt for Dorner began last week after the 33-year-old former Los Angeles police officer and Navy veteran allegedly began a deadly campaign that has left three people dead and two others injured. Dorner is believed to be upset over his firing from the department in 2009.</p>
  • The Number One Reason To Invest In Gold… [There is a] One hundred percent [chance of inflation].

    02/10/2013 11:06:39 AM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-10-2013 | Mac Slavo
    The Number One Reason To Invest In Gold… Mac Slavo February 10th, 2013 With the the U.S. economy having once again dropped into negative recessionary growth, currency wars around the world heating up through direct and indirect devaluations, and trillion dollar fiscal deficits piling on, how is it possible that the stock market, a key measure of economic health for many Americans, is touching near all time highs? Marin Katusa, Chief Strategist at Casey Research, suggests that this effect can be traced to monetary machinations that are happening behind the scenes, where few people are willing to look. “Because they’re...
  • Hidden Hagel 2008 Speech Surfaces: No Attack on Iran Even if Israel Threatened

    02/10/2013 10:54:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    New footage of a speech by Chuck Hagel in 2008 has surfaced, in which the former Senator mocked the idea of continuing the U.S. policy of confronting Iran and supporting Israel. "When I hear the talk about--well you can’t talk with Iran, you can’t talk with Syria and we’re, we should stay where we are and support Israel, and so on, well you miss the point," he told the laughing audience at an event for his book, America: Our Next Chapter. Hagel added that the U.S. "shouldn't even be thinking about the options of bombing Iran," even in the event...
  • John Williams: How To Survive the Illusion Of Economic Recovery

    02/10/2013 10:45:05 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-10-2013 | John Williams
    John Williams: How To Survive the Illusion Of Economic Recovery Economics / Great Depression IIFebruary 09, 2013 - 01:40 PM GMT By: The Gold ReportJohn Williams There is no economic recovery, and there are no signs that a recovery is coming, says Shadowstats.com author John Williams. In this Gold Report interview, he blames mal-adjusted inflation statistics for creating an alternate reality that overestimates economic activity in a way that is unsustainable. Williams warns that eventually the painful truth will be so difficult that even government manipulation won't be able to deny it and that is when hyperinflation will take its...
  • Officials: Obama coming to Israel to prevent strike on Iran

    02/10/2013 10:37:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    The main purpose of US President Barack Obama's visit to Israel in the spring is to warn Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu against attacking Iran, unnamed officials told Army Radio on Sunday. According to the officials, the urgency of the trip is because in his speech to the United Nations in September, Netanyahu had flagged the spring of 2013 as a significant time in the context of the Iranian nuclear threat.
  • Cobra Special Forces?- national add campaign, actively recruiting!

    02/10/2013 10:35:49 AM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 40 replies
    http://www.cobraspecialforces.com/
  • Fox News Claims Solar Won't Work in America Because It's Not Sunny Like Germany

    02/10/2013 10:29:22 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 57 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/8/13 | Will Ooremus
    Thanks to Fox News and its expert commentators, millions of Americans now understand the real, hidden reason why Germany's solar-energy industry is so much further along than ours. Turns out it has nothing to do with the fact that Germany's government has long supported the industry far more generously, with policies like feed-in tariffs that stimulate investment in green technologies. No, the real reason is much simpler, explained a trio of journalists on Fox & Friends: It's always sunny in Germany!
  • The Fed Is Beginning To Remove The Punchbowl… Are You Ready For What’s Coming?

    02/10/2013 10:26:58 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-10-2013 | Graham Summers
    <p>The Fed Is Beginning To Remove The Punchbowl… Are You Ready For What’s Coming?</p> <p>Consider its recent FOMC minutes released on January 3 2013.</p> <p>With regard to the possible costs and risks of purchases, a number of participants expressed the concern that additional purchases could complicate the Committee’s efforts to eventually withdraw monetary policy accommodation, for example, by potentially causing inflation expectations to rise or by impairing the future implementation of monetary policy.</p>
  • Dick Durbin Admits the Obama Sequestration Was “Designed as a Budget Threat, Not a Budget Strategy”

    02/10/2013 10:26:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Gatewaty Pundit ^ | 2/10/13 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted to David Gregory on Meet the Press today that the Obama sequestration plan was just a political game and was never intended to move forward. “David, sequestration was designed as a budget threat, not as a budget strategy. And, I think all of us understand that if it goes forward in less than three weeks it’s going to have a dramatic negative impact on several agencies.”
  • Mormon 101, X-rated sex details collide at Arias trial

    02/10/2013 10:20:46 AM PST · by Colofornian · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 6, 2013
    Woman accused of brutally murdering boyfriend describes religious conversion and sexual relationship...
  • Jihad Rapes His Sister, Impregnates Her and Honor Kills Her (Lebanon)

    02/10/2013 10:18:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | february 9, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    A man has killed his pregnant teenage sister in south Lebanon in what was seen as an honor crime – the murder of a woman accused of shaming her family. Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) said Friday that the body of Baghdad Khaled al-Issa, 18, was found with stab wounds in her head and sides in the area of al-Wazzani. Investigators discovered that her brother Jihad, 21, had killed her in what is described as an honor crime, VDL said. It added that the victim was seven months pregnant. Later on Friday, LBCI television reported that the investigation with Jihad...
  • Second family accuses Disneyland of racism after Donald Duck refuses to hug their son

    02/10/2013 10:17:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/9/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The second family in as little as a week has come forward with allegations that a Disneyland character snubbed them because they were black. The White family said they took their son, Ryder, to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday in December. The day was going well until Razzi White, 5, walked up to a performer in a Donald Duck costume at the park's Main Street.
  • Israeli surfers rescue 8 drowning children in Hawaii

    02/10/2013 10:16:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    Three Israeli surfers went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, Channel 2 television reported, after huge waves began surging toward the coast. The three - Tzvika Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz - were hailed as heroes by the children’s parents. “We had gone to a remote beach half an hour from Honolulu,” 30-year-old Elias, who lives in New York, told Channel 2. “The waves there were high, huge breakers about four meters high, and as the minutes past, the waves got stronger and even higher.” Elias and his friends then saw...
  • Tide of Salafism threatens the Arab spring

    02/10/2013 10:02:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Late last year, largely unnoticed in the West, Tunisia's president, Moncef Marzouki, gave an interview to Chatham House's The World Today. Commenting on a recent attack by Salafists—ultra-conservative Sunnis—on the United States embassy in Tunis, he remarked in an unguarded moment: "We didn't realise how dangerous and violent these Salafists could be ... They are a tiny minority within a tiny minority. They don't represent society or the state. They cannot be a real danger to society or government, but they can be very harmful to the image of the government." It appears that Marzouki was wrong. Following the assassination...
  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • Lawmaker apologizes to Cuomo for Hitler comment

    02/10/2013 9:25:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    USA TODAY | February 5, 2013 | Joseph Spector
    Here's the link.
  • Take away illegally owned guns (California)

    02/10/2013 9:19:22 AM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8:12 pm, Monday, February 4, 2013
    <p>In the divisive debates over gun control, here is something all factions should agree on: Deadly weapons should be taken out of the hands of those who have been deemed a risk because of felony convictions or episodes of domestic violence, mental health conditions or drug addictions.</p>
  • Chad Myers Lies (claims there is no ice in the Arctic)

    02/10/2013 9:15:41 AM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Chad Myers blamed cold air gripping North America on the lack of sea ice in the arctic, when in fact, it is frozen solid.
  • Parody or Does She Believe It? CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming

    02/10/2013 9:00:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Parody or Does She Believe It? CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming By Brent Baker Created 02/09/2013 - 5:41pm CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?” Moments earlier, before an ad break, she segued from the Northeast blizzard to a segment with Bill Nye “the science guy,” by pointing to global warming: “Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to...
  • GOP, Dems have different idea of 'balance' in state gun debate (CO back-door gun ban and mag ban)

    02/10/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    The Gazette ^ | February 10, 2013 6:04 AM | Megan Schrader
    DENVER — If Colorado is becoming the epicenter of the national debate on gun control, Colorado Springs is proving to be an interesting battleground for the issue. The city is home to Democratic Senate President John Morse, who is proposing Colorado hold manufactures and sellers of military style assault weapons strictly liable for damages caused by the firearms. It’s a move some are calling a back-door ban on semi-automatic rifles and others are calling an innovative step toward getting control of the deadly guns. Morse met Thursday in Denver with the president of the National Rifle Association. Across the aisle...
  • Stalemate Remains On Fracking (NY)

    02/10/2013 8:56:10 AM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Olean Times Herald ^ | February 6, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    As a rally is being organized for Thursday in Allegany by opponents of hydraulic fracturing, New Yorkers as a whole and in the Southern Tier remain evenly split on the controversial drilling technique for natural gas. According to a Siena Research Institute poll released this week, when asked initially, voters statewide are evenly divided with 40 percent in support of the Department of Environmental Conservation allowing fracking to move forward in parts of upstate and 40 percent opposed (40 percent to 44 percent last month) Forty-seven percent of Southern Tier voters support fracking, while 48 percent are opposed. After reviewing...
  • BlackRock: It's Way Too Early To Worry About Inflation

    02/10/2013 8:51:29 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-10-2012 | Sam Ro
    BlackRock: It's Way Too Early To Worry About Inflation Sam RoFebruary 10, 2013, 8:20 AMThere's no shortage of people who are freaking out about inflation, thanks to the Fed's ultra-easy monetary policy. However, convincing evidence of inflation has yet to appear in the economic data. Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock, has a new post on the iShares blog titled When to Worry About Inflation. He says concerns of inflation are premature for at least two reasons (verbatim): 1.There is no wage inflation. Overall wage growth in the United States remains sluggish. The reason: The labor market is healing...
  • Vikings stadium: Skilled worker shortage may make diversity goals tough to meet

    02/10/2013 8:48:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-9-13 | AP
    <p>Officials working on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium said it might be difficult to meet certain employee-diversity goals.</p> <p>The stadium legislation signed by Gov. Mark Dayton this spring included goals from the state Legislature to have minority workers make up nearly a third of the labor force and for women to be 6 percent of the workforce.</p>
  • Priests named finalists to represent Germany in Eurovision 2013 with Gregorian hymn

    02/10/2013 8:32:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    romereports.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2013 | Romereports.com
    The new take on a medieval classic could prompt this trio of Catholic priests to the European spotlight. On Saint Valentine's Day they will battle it out with other acts to represent Germany at the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Though it seems an unlikely place for a group of priests, the German trio is no stranger to the spotlight. They've already released a Top 10 album in 2011 featuring classic Catholic hymns. But this song could take them to new heights. For the competition, Father Vianey Meister, diocesan priest Andreas Schatzkle and Abbot Rhabanus Petri have teamed...
  • Really? The Chicken as Endangered Species

    02/10/2013 8:29:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Marita Noon
    No one wants to send a species to extinction, but when a chicken that can be hunted and cooked for dinner is proposed as an endangered species, one has to question the entire program. When that proposed endangered species listing brings together representatives from oil, gas, and wind energy companies—as well as ranchers and farmers—you can be sure changes are needed in the way the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is applied.    The specific critter in question this time is the lesser prairie chicken (LPC) and the proposed ESA listing would have the federal government killing jobs, thwarting economic development, and...
  • Fortune cookies lose their romance after complaints from parents

    02/10/2013 8:26:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | GARY BUISO
    Romance is dead — in your fortune cookie! The world’s largest fortune-cookie manufacturer has cut the heart out of its confections, removing romantic messages in response to complaints from parents of young children. “Some parents sent us e-mails. They said they didn’t want their kids reading them,” said Derrick Wong, a VP at Brooklyn-based Wonton Food. “Different people have a different perspective.”
  • North Dakota Moves Toward Passage of Pro-Life Personhood Amendment

    02/10/2013 8:13:54 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    New American ^ | Feb 10, 2013 | Dave Bohon
    The North Dakota state Senate approved an amendment last Thursday that would protect unborn babies from the moment of conception. The proposed “personhood” amendment (SCR 4009) declares that “the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.” The Senate also passed another bill (SB 2303) meant to ensure that “the protection that our criminal laws afford to victims of crimes extends to all human beings born and unborn.” The amendment's sponsor, Republican State Senator Margaret Sitte, said she intended the measure to serve as “a direct challenge to Roe v....
  • Nobody wake Barack

    02/10/2013 8:10:00 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Michael Goodwin
    Finally, we have the answer, thanks to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. In his reluctant Senate testimony, he provided the missing piece of the puzzle: The commander in chief was MIA. The coverup was created to protect his absence. According to Panetta, President Obama checked in with his military team early on during the attack, then checked out for the rest of the night. The next day, we already knew, he blamed the video maker and flew to Las Vegas for a campaign event. Meanwhile, half a world away, Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans had been slaughtered by Islamists....
  • Platitudes, Promises, and the Failed Pro-Union Policies of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

    02/10/2013 8:08:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    I received an interesting email moments ago from John Tillman at the Illinois Policy Institute, a non-partisan watchdog of the ongoing mess in Illinois. I traced the source back to an excellent article on Illinois Review written by Ben VanMetre, a Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst at the Illinois Policy Institute. Please consider a repost of Quinn’s Illinois: regulations and cronyism crush entrepreneurship by Ben VanMetre. In Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State address, he said, “In our Illinois, small business means big business. Driving economic growth for small businesses requires doing all we can to make sure...
  • LaRue Tactical Takes a Stand for Second Amendment Rights!

    02/10/2013 8:07:51 AM PST · by dervish · 16 replies
    The Second Amendment has always had fair-weather friends. LaRue Tactical, manufacturers of firearms and firearm accessories, is one company that will never be accused of being our fair-weather friend. When New York State passed its unconstitutional anti-gun law, LaRue swung into action. In a move reminiscent of Barrett Firearms’ banning of all sales to California law enforcement (http://www.thegunzone.com/rkba/rkba-50.html) after California banned .50BMG rifles, LaRue has stated that it will not sell anything to local law enforcement that it can’t sell to you and me. In a news release dated 2-8-13, LaRue states: Effective today, in an effort to see that...