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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 (£2.4 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>