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  • The Texas Growth Machine: The data show that the Lone Star State’s prosperity is no mirage.

    02/11/2013 7:24:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | 02/11/2013 | Wendell Cox
    The American economy has had little to cheer about since the 2008 financial meltdown and the resulting recession. Recovery has been feeble, and many states continue to struggle. One bright spot in the general gloom, however, is Texas, which began shining long before 2008. Not only has Texas created jobs at a stunning rate; it has also—pace critics like the New York Times’s Paul Krugman—created lots of good jobs. Indeed, the rest of the nation could turn to the Lone Star State as a model for dynamic growth, as a close look at employment data shows. The first thing to...
  • Chinese bank calls $1.6 trillion local government debt a timebomb

    02/11/2013 7:24:46 AM PST · by mgist · 5 replies
    Mining News ^ | | February 9, 2013 | Frik Els
    Chinese bank calls $1.6 trillion local government debt a timebomb Bridge to nowhere? The Agricultural Bank of China has sounded the alarm about "impulsive" local governments over-investing in the name of urbanization. China's official government news agency Xinhua on Saturday reported that local government debt – estimated at 10 trillion yuan or roughly $1.6 trillion – "has long been considered a time bomb for [the] Chinese economy". The bank – one of the four big banks operating in the country with more than 320 million customers – said while growth has slowed along the coastal regions – with the exception...
  • The Guys from Knight Rifles "Americas Muzzleloader" Shoot the .950 JD

    02/11/2013 7:07:08 AM PST · by South40 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/2/2012
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  • Constitutional scholar Nancy Pelosi: We avow your First Amendment right to own a gun

    02/11/2013 7:02:46 AM PST · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | February 10, 2013 | Doug Powers
    Amendments are hard. This morning, Nancy “I know the Constitution” Pelosi appeared on Fox News Sunday and once again dazzled with her constitutional acumen: “We avow the First Amendment. We stand with that and say that people have a right to have a gun to protect themselves. in their homes and their jobs, whatever, and that they — and the workplace and that they, for recreation and hunting and the rest,” Pelosi inarticulately told Wallace.
  • Obama Progressively Immoral

    02/11/2013 6:56:33 AM PST · by sr4402 · 21 replies
    Self | 2/11/2013 | Self
    Obama and the progressives seem to be more progressively immoral every day. Just a few days ago, he signed an order putting pregnant women in combat. He has substituted gay marriage for holy matrimony in the military (and don't think that won't invalidate State Constitution amendments and DOMA). He has made us all pay for Sterilizations, Contraceptive and don't forget Abortions. And he has even made our churches to pay for it and we are all supposed to keep silent. Will the Democratic party ever be able to pull out of this Progressive immorality? Will this Nation?
  • Pope Benedict to Resign for Health Reasons

    02/11/2013 6:51:21 AM PST · by traumer · 87 replies
    <p>Pope Benedict XVI is to resign from the head of the Catholic Church on February 28, the Vatican confirmed in a statement on Monday, after he said he no longer had the strength to fulfill his duties adequately.</p> <p>A Vatican press conference started at 11.40 a.m. London time. A Vatican spokesman said the decision "took us by surprise".</p>
  • Book: Whitey’s rage at black prez led to his capture (Howie Carr)

    02/11/2013 6:38:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/13 | Howie Carr
    Can Whitey Bulger blame his own raging case of Obama Derangement Syndrome rather than a tabby cat for his 2011 capture? That’s the suggestion in a bombshell new biography, “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss,” by veteran Boston reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. When Whitey and moll Catherine Greig had been living in Santa Monica, Calif., as “Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gasko,” Greig became close to Icelandic model Anna Bjornsdottir, bonding over the care of a stray cat. Whitey often joined them outside their apartment building. But, Lehr and O’Neill write, Bjornsdottir and Whitey never spoke...
  • Where is the Left's Uproar Over Obama's Secret Warmongering Drone Policy?

    02/11/2013 6:26:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Who would have guessed that one of the most warmongering presidents would be a liberal Democrat who was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? Obama has gotten away with a secret escalating drone war because the left and their fifth column in the media have mostly turned a blind eye, just like they have with Obama's expanded ground war in Afghanistan, not wanting to criticize a fellow leftist in power. Obama is not the pacifist he pretends to be. The executive branch's escalating drone strike program has been taking place in secret now for over 10 years, all ostensibly justified...
  • SEAL Who Killed bin Laden Jobless,Offered No Security

    02/11/2013 6:23:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The Navy SEAL Team Six "shooter" who put two rounds into Osama bin Laden's forehead May 2, 2011, is jobless, struggling to pay basic bills and has been offered no protection from the retaliation he anticipates from al Qaeda, according to his first interview. Only described as "the shooter" by Esquire, he also charges that the SEAL who recently wrote a book about the raid, celebrated in the new movie Zero Dark Thirty, wrongly took credit for killing the 9/11 mastermind. The shooter said that the other SEAL simply shot the corpse of bin Laden in the chest. The long...
  • Suspect in Botched Shooting Bought Gun Legally Despite Mental Illness (south carolina)

    02/11/2013 6:18:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    ny times ^ | february 8, 2013 | KIM SEVERSON and ROBBIE BROWN
    The gentle pace of life on the campus of Ashley Hall, South Carolina’s only all-girls preparatory school, appeared to be back on Friday. Parents lined up in the shade of the live oaks to pick up their children. A luncheon for alumnae of the school, which was founded in 1909, went on as planned. Still, police officers patrolled the iron fence that surrounds the school and teachers remained on edge, trying to grasp how a woman with a public history of mental illness had managed to buy a gun a week earlier and amazed that the gun, when pointed at...
  • National Security Leaders to Congress: 'Stop Sequestration Now'

    02/11/2013 6:14:38 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11 Feb 13 | Daniel Halper
    In a letter to congressional leaders organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative, national security leaders says, "stop sequestration now." The letter is signed by former senators Norm Coleman and Joe Lieberman, former defense secretary Bob Gates, Bill Kristol, and many others. "Sequestration will result in unacceptable risk for U.S. national security. It will degrade our ability to defend our allies, deter aggression, and promote and protect American economic interests. It will erode the credibility of our treaty commitments abroad. It will be a self-inflicted wound to American strength and leadership in the world," reads the letter. Here's the full text:...
  • Blistering Comments about Rove, Establishment

    02/11/2013 6:11:23 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 72 replies
    Vanity | 2-11-2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Blistering new book coming out about Rove and the establishment - been in teh works since day after election. Some pull quotes about Rove, Romney, the establishment, how liberals are undermining entrepreneures on purpose, etc. The image of a typical OWS encampment allows us a peak at the future, which is a powerful object lesson by itself. The fear of even having this discussion with the voters is why we are not happy with the establishment. They would rather change the subject to something trite like “jobs and Ohio” without realizing that a communist movement central to the Democrat universe...
  • Goon City: Philadelphia construction unions aren’t big on brotherly love.

    02/11/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The engineer’s wife caught his brutal beating on camera. Just seconds before, the couple had arrived at the open-shop construction site in downtown Philadelphia, walking past the cluster of union protesters who had congregated outside the fence. As the engineer tried to enter the site through a tiny gap between a chain-link fence and a stone wall, the protesters rushed him, pressing the fence against his body and pinning him. The engineer shouted out, then howled, clutching the fence with both hands. His cries grew hysterical as he thrashed, first trying to escape, and then simply trying to shield himself....
  • Shots Fired Inside Wilmington Courthouse; Several Injured (Delaware)

    02/11/2013 6:02:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 60 replies
    WPVI ^ | Monday, February, 11, 2013
    There are reports of several injuries after gunfire erupted inside the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas in Wilmington, Delaware Monday morning. The shooting happened just after 8:00 a.m. at the court house, located at 500 N King Street.
  • Obama continues to push stricter gun laws

    02/11/2013 6:01:23 AM PST · by mgist · 11 replies
    The News ^ | 2/11/13
    Obama continues to push stricter gun laws President Barack Obama remained adamant in a speech on Jan. 4 summarizing simply his intentions to continue pushing the passing of stricter national gun laws. “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something,” the president said before a crowd of law enforcement officers at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minnesota. This sentiment is one that after months of heated debate, both sides of the gun control debate can agree with. Kentucky elected officials and citizens have continued to contribute to this nation-wide discussion ever...
  • Man Dies As Cop Hands Him Traffic Ticket

    02/11/2013 5:55:48 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz-7) ^ | 10FEB2013 | David Lev
    The death of a resident of the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Ata is being investigated, after he keeled over and suffered an apparent heart attack – as police handed him a traffic ticket. The 64-year-old man died on the spot Saturday evening. His funeral was set for Monday. The man suffered the attack as he was speaking to a female traffic police officer, who stopped him for an alleged driving offense. The policewoman said that the man had shown no signs of panic, nor had he indicated that he had any health problems. The two talked as she wrote...
  • John Brennan, nominee for CIA Director, is a Muslim convert

    02/11/2013 5:52:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 48 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 2/8/2013 | Staff
    On Tom Trento’s radio show today, former FBI agent, John Guandolo, who wrote the first Muslim Brotherhood training manual for the FBI, outs John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for CIA Director, as having converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia.
  • Pope Benedict will be missed. But, contrary to prophecies of doom, the Catholic..

    02/11/2013 5:52:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Are we headed towards an apocalypse? First an asteroid comes close to the Earth, then the British start eating horse and now … the Pope resigns. Resigning is something that Popes very rarely do. That last time it was done voluntarily was by Celestine V in 1294; Gregory XII stepped down under political pressure in 1415. By contrast, John Paul II remained in his position regardless of his declining health – a testament to the man’s extraordinary will power.
  • WHY DO THEY NEED SO MANY BULLETS?

    02/11/2013 5:50:34 AM PST · by shortstop · 47 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/11/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Why is the government disarming us at the same time it is arming itself? Not wanting to sound paranoid, or like a conspiracy theorist, I think it is nonetheless fair to ask: What foe is the federal government arming itself against? And should the American people be concerned about a federal government that takes away their guns while simultaneously stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for its own domestic security use? As the president and Democratic politicians do their best to geld the Second Amendment, which was intended to protect the people against government oppression, the government they...
  • BBC backs down on climate change: Forced to delete David Attenborough's 'alarmist' warming

    02/11/2013 5:48:37 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    The BBC has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over climate change claims made in Sir David Attenborough's groundbreaking Africa series. In the last episode of the series, entitled 'Future', Sir David discussed the challenges facing the region. Speaking over footage of Mount Kilimanjaro, Sir David made the assertion that 'some parts of the continent have become 3.5C hotter in the past 20 years'.
  • Droning Out Freedom (CliffsNotes On DOJ White Paper)

    02/11/2013 5:47:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Can you hear the humming of a lawnmower in the sky? It is a government drone. Your mission is to prevent this unmanned aircraft from droning out your freedom. Last week, NBC News turned the White House upside-down by revealing a confidential 16-page Department of Justice white paper titled “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa’ida or An Associated Force.” (A better title: “Justification for Stripping U.S. Citizens of their Natural Rights and Crowning the President King.”) I read this white paper and I encourage you to read it...
  • GE 90 watt miser incandescent bulbs in stores

    02/11/2013 5:32:01 AM PST · by dennisw · 61 replies
    GE has new 90 watt Watt-Miser bulbs on sale now due to the 100 watt incandescent bulb ban. You can find them at Wal-Mart. They are rated at 1450 lumens. But if you don't mind paying more, GE also has 72-watt halogen bulbs (rated as "100-watt equivalent") which put out 1490 lumens, so with those you get slightly better brightness with less energy being used. FROM UTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdLPppyn9F0
  • Chris Dorner: A Mass Shooter Leftists Can Love

    02/11/2013 5:30:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 11, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Chris Dorner: A Mass Shooter Leftists Can LovePosted By Tom Blumer On February 11, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 16 Comments In the past several days, we’ve learned about how you too can gain a degree of public sympathy if you plan to embark on a killing spree and then go into hiding as you bide your time waiting to kill again: Write a “manifesto” dominated by anti-police rants, a “progressive” outlook towards Second Amendment freedoms and support for leftist politicians.That’s what former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, who...
  • Congressional Hearings Show Obama Treading Dangerous Global Path

    02/11/2013 5:28:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There were two extraordinary disclosures in Thursday's testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee. One is that there was no communication between them and Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the seven hours of Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were attacked and murdered in Benghazi. This is a vivid contrast with those photos we've seen of the president and his leading advisers watching the video of the attack on Osama bin Laden. At a 5 p.m. meeting, when...
  • We’re All Nazis Now?

    02/11/2013 5:28:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 11, 2013 | Bosch Fawstin
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - We’re All Nazis Now?Posted By Bosch Fawstin On February 11, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments If you’ve never been called a Nazi by a leftist, then you’re not trying hard enough, or you’re a leftist. This past week, world-class America-hater Noam ‘the gnome’ Chomsky & legendary imbecile Tony Bennett cried “Nazi” about America. Chomsky was on state-run Iranian television -Iran being the greatest state sponsor of jihad terrorism on earth- telling their headscarf-wearing Muslim female ‘reporter’ that America is a terrorist state and that “We’re just like the Nazis”....
  • Questions and Answers on the Eve of Obama’s Visit to Israel

    02/11/2013 5:20:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 8, 2013 | Steven Plaut
    Q: With Obama about to visit the country, should Israel agree to attend new negotiation sessions with the Palestinian Authority? A: No. Nothing positive can come out of it. For twenty years Israel has been attending “talks” with the Palestinians and these have achieved absolutely nothing other than Israeli capitulation. In each round of talks Israel has given away more and more assets and made an ever-growing number of concessions, getting nothing in return. Q: Why give up hope that the Palestinians will agree to some sort of deal? A: Because they have yet to comply with a single punctuation...
  • Chevy Volt Follows Stupid 2012 with Stupider 2013

    02/11/2013 5:17:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | John Ransom
    After a year that can only be described as “stupid,” the Chevy Volt is gearing up to make 2013 even stupider still. I know, I know. You find it hard to believe that a mostly-owned subsidiary of the United States government and the Obama administration- like GM is- could get any stupider than say Fannie Mae, or Federal Reserve Bank. Yes, that’s tough competition, but in the “idiocy” category GM seems to be the ruling champion.   Not only have they lost substantial amounts of taxpayer dollars, they have managed to do it while generating record profits even though they still...
  • German environment minister: no fracking for shale gas in Germany any time soon

    02/11/2013 5:16:58 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2013 | Associated Press
    Germany's environment minister says he doesn't expect the extraction of natural gas by "fracking" will start any time soon in Europe's biggest economy. Shale gas is located underground across Europe, but environmental concerns over extracting it are widespread. Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," frees natural gas from shale by injecting a well with chemically treated water and sand.
  • Kootenay {Canada} coal mines draw the ire of U.S. environmental agency

    02/11/2013 5:14:19 AM PST · by thackney · 17 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2013 | PETER O'NEIL
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a veiled threat to take Canada to the International Joint Commission in a dispute over plans to expand coal production in the Elk River Valley of southeastern B.C., near the Montana border. The threat was made in a letter that outlines concerns about the potential for pollution running down B.C.'s Elk and Fording rivers into two bodies of water shared by B.C. and Montana — Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenay (Kootenai) River. The letter was sent to Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent in December by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. She told Kent she...
  • In-state oil fields don't all meet standard {California}

    02/11/2013 5:11:59 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | February 10, 2013 | David R. Baker
    Environmentalists often call oil from Canada's tar sands the dirtiest fuel on Earth, because the complex process of extracting it spews huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the air. But by that standard, some of the crude oil pumped in California is just as dirty. In a few cases, it's even worse. Several California oil fields produce just as much carbon dioxide per barrel of oil as the tar sands do, state data show. A handful of fields yield even more. All of them are fields that have been pumped for years and now need injections of steam to squeeze...
  • How Roberts Was Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare

    02/11/2013 5:05:53 AM PST · by libstripper · 69 replies
    libertycaucus.net ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Trip, Jr.
    Many of us have questioned what caused Roberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as reported by CBS, and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question. In 2000 Justice Roberts and his wife Jane adopted two children. Initially it was apparent that the adoptions were "from a Latin American country", but over time it has become apparent that the adopted children were not Latin American, but were Irish. Why this matters will become evident. In 2005 the NY...
  • Wildcatter bets big on Eagle Ford’s fringe

    02/11/2013 4:48:35 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jennifer Hiller
    FRIO COUNTY, Texas — Harvey Howell arrives first to the field where he hopes to turn $1.3 million into a whole lot more money. As he paces the orangey sand where he’s looking for oil, the only sounds are birdsong, the soft rush of a cool winter wind and the buzz of insects. “Nothing much happening,” Howell says. Which is the first problem. There’s supposed to be water in a drilling pit, but it’s dry. There’s supposed to be a drilling rig, but it’s still on the road. Besides Howell’s Toyota Forerunner, the only vehicle on site is a trash...
  • How will he pay for it? Fiscal realities put Obama agenda in question [Random Act of Journalism?]

    02/11/2013 4:29:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/11/13 | Tom Curry
    Less than one month into his second term, President Barack Obama looks to complete the outlines of an ambitious agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. In his inaugural speech, the president telegraphed several initiatives he wants Congress to pursue and pass this year: gun control legislation, a bill to create a legalization process for many of the nation’s illegal immigrants, subsidiesfor renewable energy technologies and legislation to respond to climate change. Obama will likely return to those topics Tuesday night, but the White House has signaled that this speech will focusmore on the themes that dominated...
  • The Truth in Love Police

    02/11/2013 4:27:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Liberal academics have been using speech codes for years. They hear an idea they don't like and it makes them angry. But they don't quite know how to defeat the idea on its own merits. So instead of either a) taking the time to cool down and offer a rational response, or b) actually changing their view, they simply give in to the impulse to censor. That is why our campus speech codes really don't reduce so-called hate speech. They simply embolden those who hate speech. I wish I could say that this childish inclination toward censorship is unique to...
  • Enemy in the Wire! – Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha Medal of Honor Recipient

    02/11/2013 4:24:06 AM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    DODlive ^ | 2/08/13 | Glenn Selby
    Former Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha was a section leader during the Oct. 3, 2009, attack on Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan, one of the deadliest attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan. Eight American soldiers were killed and two dozen others wounded. This harrowing battle was marked by the heroism of many, including Romesha who fought to save his life and those of his fellow soldiers. On Monday, February 11, President Barack Obama will award Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha the Medal of Honor. In honor of his award, the Army has produced a three-part series highlighting Romesha from the...
  • Does the Republican Party Have a Future?

    02/11/2013 4:20:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Star Parker
    The United States, from day one, was a project about principles and ideals. The super power that emerged and grew from the handful of colonists that began settling here was not the product of where those colonists happened to land, but the ideals and principles in their head and heart – applied in how they lived their lives. The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to address one great blot on the nation’s founding legacy – the existence of slavery in a nation founded under the ideal of freedom under God. Runaway slave and self-educated abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass said...
  • Michael Savage: Obama makes a man 'paranoid' (Obama arming DHS while disarming citizens?)

    02/11/2013 4:04:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | February 10, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    'Why would DHS purchase ammunition at the same time they're disarming citizens?' Government officials in cahoots with Islamist regimes, federal agencies buying up bullets, attempts by lawmakers to restrict private gun ownership – it’s enough to make a man “paranoid,” says radio host Michael Savage. “Here’s a news story for you: Hagel linked to Iran lobby,” Savage said on his Friday program this past week, quoting a WND exclusive that revealed secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel’s work for organizations that aid Iranian causes. “It doesn’t get any worse than this.” “If you want to get paranoid, Obama can really...
  • Carnival cruise ship adrift off of Mexico after fire in engine room

    02/11/2013 3:57:42 AM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/11/13 | FOX
    <p>The Coast Guard says it is maintaining communication with a Carnival cruise ship that is adrift off of Mexico after a fire in an engine room.</p> <p>The Coast Guard said in a news release personnel aboard the Carnival Triumph extinguished the fire and no one was injured. The ship is now operating on emergency power about 150 miles off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.</p>
  • Pope speaks on Creation, Original Sin at Wednesday audience [Five Days Ago]

    02/11/2013 3:32:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    Creation provides “the place in which to know God’s omnipotence and goodness,” Pope Benedict XVI told his weekly public audience. Continuing a series of Wednesday talks on the Creed, the Pope dedicated his February 6 audience to the phrase identifying God as “Creator of heaven and earth.” He explained that God is “the source of all things, and the beauty of creation reveals the omnipotence of the loving Father.” Turning then to the account of Creation in the book of Genesis, the Pope said: “In the light of faith, human intelligence can find the key to understanding the world In...
  • Pelosi: "False Argument To Say We Have A Spending Problem"

    02/11/2013 3:14:30 AM PST · by sr4402 · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb. 11 2013 | Real Clear Politics
    Link on Real Clear Politics. No Spending Problem in Washington?
  • Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign'

    02/11/2013 3:11:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 486 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign' Breaking news The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development, reports from the Vatican say.
  • Reports: Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm in running for Obama cabinet position (again)

    02/11/2013 3:09:43 AM PST · by equaviator · 12 replies
    http://www.mlive.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who burst onto the national stage in September with a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention, may soon be back in the spotlight. CNN and Politco report that Granholm is being considered for a cabinet post in the Obama administration. The president recently nominated Sen. John Kerry to serve as secretary of state, and word broke this weekend that he plans to address two looming vacancies by nominating former Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency. More vacancies may pop...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 11, 2013

    02/11/2013 3:03:20 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Trayvon Martin walk attracts large crowds [Racist Jamie Foxx Shows Up]

    02/11/2013 3:00:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    St. Augustine Record ^ | 2/10/13 | INA PAIVA CORDLE
    Saturday was a day of remembrance for Trayvon Martin, as about a thousand people —including actor Jamie Foxx —united with the late teen’s family to march, pray, listen to music and hear inspirational messages, while pressing for justice in his killing. The Trayvon Martin Foundation sponsored the “I am Trayvon Day of Remembrance Community Peace Walk,” to honor the unarmed, Miami Gardens teen fatally shot in Sanford on Feb. 26 of last year by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. “We’re here to let the community, and particularly teenagers, know that they have the right to walk in peace without being...
  • Solar industry grapples with hazardous wastes

    02/11/2013 2:45:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | february 10, 2013 | JASON DEAREN
    Homeowners on the hunt for sparkling solar panels are lured by ads filled with images of pristine landscapes and bright sunshine, and words about the technology's benefits for the environment — and the wallet. What customers may not know is that there's a dirtier side. While solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many panel makers are nevertheless grappling with a hazardous waste problem. Fueled partly by billions in government incentives, the industry is creating millions of solar panels each year and, in the process, millions of pounds of polluted sludge and contaminated water....
  • Cantor: children of illegal immigrants should get U.S. citizenship

    02/11/2013 1:33:20 AM PST · by DangerZone · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:04pm EST | Andy Sullivan
    A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months. Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Congress could make quick progress on immigration if lawmakers agreed to give citizenship to children - an idea he opposed when it came up for a vote in 2010 as the DREAM Act. "The best place to begin, I think, is with the...
  • Obama to Tell Netanyahu: No Surprise Attack on Iran

    02/10/2013 11:52:17 PM PST · by Bobalu · 35 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 2/11/2013, 8:56 AM | Gil Ronen
    One of the goals of U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel is to deliver a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not to carry out any "military surprises" against Iran while the U.S. in engaged in negotiations with it.
  • Annual health screening: does it do more harm than good?

    02/10/2013 11:44:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 17th, 2012 | Andrew M Brown
    Do you have an annual health check? Plenty of people do. Health screening – general checks on people who don’t have any symptoms – is widely promoted by private doctors and health insurance companies – and popular. Successful executives, who are used to being in control, understandably think of their health as another area where, if they take prudent precautions, they can minimise risks. --snip-- And they are not suggesting that doctors shouldn’t screen or test patients when they suspect something is going on. They approve of targeted interventions for specific conditions. More worrying, though, is the fact that there...
  • Chris Dorner: A Mass Shooter Leftists Can Love

    02/10/2013 11:18:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 11, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    In the past several days, we’ve learned about how you too can gain a degree of public sympathy if you plan to embark on a killing spree and then go into hiding as you bide your time waiting to kill again: Write a “manifesto” dominated by anti-police rants, a “progressive” outlook towards Second Amendment freedoms and support for leftist politicians. That’s what former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, who is accused of killing Monica Quan, Keith Lawrence, and an as yet unnamed LAPD officer while wounding two others, has done. His sympathy-by-manifesto strategy has been alarmingly successful. Dorner’s...
  • Explosive Federal Mandate Killing Thousands of Red Snapper

    02/10/2013 10:56:05 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Local 15 NBC via Drudge ^ | February 7, 2013 | By John Dzenitis
    MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A federal mandate to remove old, abandoned oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is blowing up a lot more than just the rigs. Undercover video obtained by Local 15 shows thousands of pounds of dead fish, mostly red snapper, floating to the surface after one of the controversial demolitions in the Gulf. “Good Lord,” marine scientist Dr. Bob Shipp said, when Local 15 showed him the video. “As a scientist, I think it’s abominable.”