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  • Grenade attack at U.S. Consulate in Mexico

    02/11/2013 4:54:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | FEb. 8, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, the Dallas News reported: Three grenades exploded Thursday evening in Nuevo Laredo, just feet from the U.S. Consulate office, sources in the Mexican border city said. No injuries were reported, but the explosions rattled the neighborhood, as locals scurried for cover amid a firefight between what’s believed to be members of the Zetas criminal group and their former allies, the Gulf cartel, which is making a push to reclaim the territory. The two groups appear to be battling, leaving a trail of killings and burned houses. In recent days, sources said, seven people have been killed — three...
  • United States Army Threatened With Lawsuit Over Chaplain’s Prayer to ‘Heavenly Father’

    02/11/2013 4:31:49 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 98 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | February 9, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Washington, D.C. – The United States Army is being threatened with a lawsuit after a chaplain allegedly prayed to the Heavenly Father during an event at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, which offended an atheist soldier in attendance. The Huffington Post reports that Staff Sergeant Victoria Gettman is unpleased with the response that she has received from her superiors in regard to complaints that she had lodged over the prayer, which was delivered last September. Gettman and a number of other soldiers were attending a mandatory suicide prevention session, which concluded with a prayer. The prayer itself was...
  • Obama Approves Direct Funding For Hamas

    02/11/2013 4:23:04 PM PST · by w4women · 38 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/10/2013 | L.D. Jackson
    In all of his infinite wisdom and glory, President Barack Obama has waived restrictions placed on the direct funding of the Palestinian Authority. If you remember, this is the group that is run by Hamas. Going further back in your memory, you will recall Hamas is the terrorist organization that has refused to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist. In fact, their charter calls for the destruction of Israel. -snip- If you will look at the date of the press release on the White House website, you will find it was Friday. The Obama administration is so open and transparent that...
  • Many African-Americans Concerned About Obama’s Focus on Immigrant Rights

    02/11/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by kristinn · 91 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | William Douglas and Franco Ordonez
    No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nation’s immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans. “Amnesty,” complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton.” A political payback to Hispanic voters that does little or nothing for African-Americans, reasoned Sam from Milwaukee on Wisconsin’s 1290 WMCS AM’s “Earl Ingram Show.” SNIP Still, Ingram says many of his listeners see Obama’s attempt to push forward on immigration as a reminder of what the...
  • Gunmen fired 81 shots at Marrero murder victim, authorities say

    02/11/2013 4:10:25 PM PST · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michelle Hunter
    Investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office recovered 81 spent shell casings at the scene of a murder in Marrero early Monday morning. Three suspects shot and killed Emeal Washington, 58, in the 6100 block of August Avenue, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the department. "There was a substantial number of shots, 81 spent shell casings fired at this one particular victim," he said. The murder is the first in unincorporated Jefferson Parish this year. The shooting occurred just after 2 a.m. as Washington, of Marrero, was visiting a friend's August Avenue residence. The two stepped outside while...
  • The Constitution and Nancy Pelosi

    02/11/2013 4:08:01 PM PST · by TRAPPER2 · 9 replies
    The Witch Pelosi seems to not know the Constitution since she is always misquoting it. I think everyone needs to flood her offices with copies of the pocket Constitutions available everywhere! Maybe in this way she can carry a copy around with her everywhere, and if she loses one she can have her staff hand her a copy from all the copies that have been sent to her, so maybe she can get something right. You can purchase copies from either of the following places and they will ship them for you. NCCS.NET AMAZON.COM PatriotPost.com Here are the addresses of...
  • Former State GOP Chairman Jim Greer Pleads Guilty to Theft, Money Laundering

    02/11/2013 4:07:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/11/2013
    Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer pleaded guilty Monday morning to four charges of grand theft, avoiding trial in a case that could have potentially embarrassed former Gov. Charlie Crist and much of the state’s Republican elite.After two weeks of behind-the-scenes wrangling, former GOP party chairman Jim Greer walked into court Monday morning and pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering charges that could put him behind bars for 3 and 1/2 years. Greer responded “guilty your honor’’ to charges he stole and laundered GOP campaign contributions through a company he created, Victory Strategies. He declined to talk with a...
  • Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Privacy Advances to Final Vote

    02/11/2013 4:03:13 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 2 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Ammo land Staff
    Virginia - -(Ammoland.com)- The House of Delegates advanced Senate Bill 1335 today and the bill will be on the calendar for a final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12 2013. NRA sent a legislative alert last Friday asking members to contact their Delegates and ask them to support this important legislation. Please continue to contact your legislator as the opposition is pulling out all the stops to continue making the personal information of concealed handgun permit holders (CHPs) public information. As originally introduced, SB1335 would have only protected the privacy of CHP holders who had a protective order that is in...
  • Federal Spending Has Always Been Wasteful

    02/11/2013 4:00:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Chris Edwards
    A new article by Ivan Eland describes how wars have stimulated growth in the American welfare state. I was interested in his discussion regarding the overexpansion of pensions following the Civil War: In 1879, the Arrears Act caused many veterans, who hadn’t realized they were disabled until the government offered $1,000 or more for finding aches and injuries, to flood the Bureau of Pensions with claims.  Although, according to its commissioner, the bureau was the largest executive bureau in the world, it had few means to detect fraudulent claims, which were rampant. During election years between 1878 and 1899, Republicans...
  • To be Happy, We Must Admit Women and Men Aren't 'Equal'

    02/11/2013 3:59:52 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11,2013 | Susan Venkner
    Norman Vincent Peale, author of "The Power of Positive Thinking," once wrote these words: “Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” His statement is highlighted at the beginning of my new book, "How to Choose a Husband and Make Peace with Marriage." Its premise is that if women want to be successful in love, they should reject the cultural script they’ve been sold and adopt a whole new view of men and marriage. As products of divorce, the modern generation has few role models for lasting love. That alone is a problem. But young women have an added burden:...
  • CNN anchor questions whether global warming to blame for asteroid

    02/11/2013 3:51:29 PM PST · by Doogle · 41 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/11/13 | FOX
    <p>The threat of global warming may stretch so far beyond Earth that it affects meteorites millions of miles away in space -- at least according to one CNN anchor.</p> <p>“Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming, or is this just some meteoric occasion?” CNN’s Deborah Feyerick asked Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, head of the Planetary Society, in a Saturday segment.</p>
  • Mayor Bloomberg: 21 food companies cut salt from popular products

    02/11/2013 3:48:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that 21 companies have voluntarily reduced the salt content in some of their products. The improved products range from Butterball cold cuts to Heinz ketchup to some Starbucks breakfast sandwiches, according to Bloomberg. The salt campaign -- one in a series of novel but controversial healthy-eating initiatives on Bloomberg's 11-year watch -- takes aim at foods ranging from hot dogs to soup to popcorn. Twenty-one out of the 24 companies that were part of the initiative met one or more of their voluntary commitments, the New York City mayor said. "These companies have demonstrated...
  • The Goodness of Marriage

    02/11/2013 3:41:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Ken Connelly
    NOTE: This is the third column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The second column is available here. G.K. Chesterton observed in The Superstition of Divorce that “reformers of marriage . . . do not know what it is, or what it is meant to be, or what its supporters suppose it to be . . . .” Marriage opponents, who today seek not to reform but rather redefine marriage, appear to suffer from the problem diagnosed by Chesterton almost a century ago. In their heedless rush to establish the legitimacy of...
  • Apple CEO (1%er) to sit with Michelle Obama during State of the Union

    02/11/2013 3:39:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/11/13 | Chris O'Brien
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. It marks the second year in a row the invitation has been extended to the Apple family. Last year, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, joined Michelle Obama in the coveted spot. During an appearance on CNBC, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling confirmed Cook's participation. "Apple is a great American company, and it stands for our sense of innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, and risk taking and I think that's quite an appropriate person to be...
  • 'Sequester' Fearmongering by Obama and Republicans

    02/11/2013 3:31:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Republicans don't want military spending and Democrats don't want cuts in social programs. The best thing to do would be doubling or tripling the cuts, but compromise tends to work in the other direction. Thus one should not be surprised by this can-kicking idea: Republicans Propose Job Freeze to Avert Defense CutsRepublican members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees revived a proposal to avert automatic spending cuts by reducing the federal workforce through attrition and freezing congressional salaries. The legislation would save $85 billion through Sept. 30, the same amount as the across-the-board cuts that would be divided...
  • Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

    02/11/2013 3:22:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | David R. Rusher
    Missouri House Bill 402 is a major step forward reducing gun violence, domestic violence, and other forms of serious violence. For decades, federal and state policy attempting to impact these growing problems failed because the policies were pointed in the wrong direction. Substance abuse in the family is the leading factor and primary driver of many kinds of gun-related crimes, domestic violence, and other offenses. Substance abuse is tightly bound to domestic violence. Three-quarters of serious domestic violence is associated with substance abuse at the time of violence (Fig 3). This statistic does not include substance abusers who were...
  • Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan (intervened in US plan to curb drug imports)

    02/11/2013 3:18:21 PM PST · by Liz · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/11/13 | Eric Lipton, Washington, William K. Rashbaum, NY, w/ Frances Robles
    Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ) sought to discourage any plan by the US govt to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work. Menendez's intervention w/ Homeland Security came last month shortly after Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, Miami Florida, was to meet with a senior State Dept official, accompanied by Pedro Pablo Permuy, a former aide to Mr. Menendez, in a related push to protect the port security contract, said to...
  • Have hired guns finally scuppered Somali pirates?

    02/11/2013 3:14:39 PM PST · by shove_it · 13 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 10 Feb 2013 | Peter Apps
    ~snip~PIRATE BUSINESS MODEL FAILING? Exactly what is behind the fall in Somali piracy is a matter of debate. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the navies patrolling the Indian Ocean say the numbers show they are finally having an impact. Since piracy first grabbed global attention in 2008, a number of nations have sent ships to the region. Sailing through the Internationally Registered Transit Corridor, a protected route between Somalia and Yemen, the QM2 passed warships from the United States, France, India and Australia. As well as the EU force, there are separate flotillas from NATO and U.S.-led coalition forces that often include Asian...
  • Biden on Philly visit decries ´Sandy Hook-plus´ of daily shootings

    02/11/2013 3:14:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/11/13 | Michael Matza
    Accumulated gun violence in America produces "a Sandy Hook-plus" of deaths every day, Vice President Biden said Monday following a meeting with regional law enforcement and elected officials in Philadelphia. He was referring to the 26 children and teachers killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Monday´s breaking news about a fatal shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington in Biden´s home state of Delaware only underscored "the urgency" of the need for "common sense" restrictions on gun sales, he said. The vice president said there is "zero conflict" between White House proposals
  • Putin Buys 570 Metric Tons of Gold

    02/11/2013 3:13:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    macedoniaonline.eu ^ | Monday, 11 February 2013
    When Vladimir Putin says the U.S. is endangering the global economy by abusing its dollar monopoly, he’s not just talking. He’s betting on it. Not only has Putin made Russia the world’s largest oil producer, he’s also made it the biggest gold buyer. His central bank has added 570 metric tons of the metal in the past decade, a quarter more than runner-up China, according to IMF data compiled by Bloomberg. The added gold is also almost triple the weight of the Statue of Liberty. “The more gold a country has, the more sovereignty it will have if there’s a...