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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
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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 · 54 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'.