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  • SOTU Responses A 2016 Primary Preview [Rubio vs. Rand Paul]

    02/11/2013 11:13:42 PM PST · by zeestephen · 27 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10 February 2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will give the Tea Party response. No one should doubt that Tuesday night is the unofficial start to the 2016 GOP race.
  • Noam Chomsky Backs MP David Ward’s Attack on “The Jews”

    02/11/2013 11:03:14 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2013 1:34 PM | Zach Pontz
    Noam Chomsky Backs MP David Ward’s Attack on “The Jews” FEBRUARY 11, 2013 1:34 PM Zach Pontz Having found himself at the center of a controversy of his own making, UK MP David Ward has picked up at least one high profile supporter: devoted Israel-basher Noam Chomsky. Ward caused a stir after he equated Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Arabs to that of the Nazi’s treatment of Jews. However, it wasn’t only the statement that was the issue, but how he phrased it. “Saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years...
  • Jewish Leaders Praise Pope Benedict Following Retirement Announcement

    02/11/2013 10:59:00 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    algemeiner ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2013 10:43 | Zach Pontz
    Jewish Leaders Praise Pope Benedict Following Retirement Announcement FEBRUARY 11, 2013 10:43 Zach Pontz Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement Monday that he is planning to retire on February 28th, the first time a sitting pope will have stepped aside since the 14th century, has elicited reaction from several Jewish leaders around the world. Monday, Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger praised his inter-religious outreach and current relations between Israel and the Vatican. “During his period (as pope) there were the best relations ever between the church and the chief rabbinate and we hope that this trend will continue,” a spokesman quoted Metzger...
  • 'Overexposed' Andrew Sullivan should not throw stones at the Pope

    02/11/2013 10:53:09 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Spero News ^ | Tuesday, February 05, 2013 | William Donohue
    'Overexposed' Andrew Sullivan should not throw stones at the Pope Tuesday, February 05, 2013 By William Donohue Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan said Pope Benedict XVI “enabled and abetted the rape of children.” Today, with regard to the revelations of old cases of priestly sexual abuse in Los Angeles, he asks, “How much did the Pope know? And who did he allow to rape and rape again.” Sullivan may not know anything about rape, but he sure knows about prostitution and lethal sex acts. In 2001, he was outed for selling his body on the Internet (click here). Hiding under the name...

    02/11/2013 10:53:08 PM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Cure Socialism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
                Karl Rove should aim his artillery out there at liberals, not point his guns inside the fort.  Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads” Super-PAC announced plans to attack challengers to establishment GOP incumbents.   Yet Karl Rove’s strategies in the Bush Administration cost Republicans Congress in 2006 and probably the Presidency in 2008.                 Ironically, American Crossroads also just released a brilliant pre-emptive campaign adagainst Ashley Judd.  Judd is considering using her celebrity to run as a Democrat challenger to Mitch McConnell.  GOP insiders do know how to fight the good fight against Democrats.  The contrast reveals the missed opportunities of...
  • North Korea conducts nuclear test: South Korea defense ministry

    02/11/2013 10:39:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1 hour 35 minutes ago | REUTERS
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, South Korea's defence ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicentre of the seismic activity, which was only one km below the Earth's surface, was close to the North's known nuclear test site. "We've been informed by the South Koreans that there's been a (North Korean) nuclear test," a U.N. Security Council diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity. An international nuclear test monitoring agency said the location of the seismic event was "roughly congruent with" 2006 and 2008 tests...
  • N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success"(translation)

    02/11/2013 10:34:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/12
    /begin my translation N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success" (Seoul, Yonhap News) Noh Jae-hyun N. Korea's (state news agency) KCNA reported that it successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test. It reported, "Our defense science sector successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 at the underground test site in the northern part of the country. Unlike previous tests, a smaller and lighter bomb with bigger yield was used. The test was done at the high level of safety and perfection. It was confirmed that the test did not have any negative impact...
  • Call Illinois State Senators by 2/14/13 - Vote No on Homosexual Marriage Bill SB 0110

    02/11/2013 9:58:59 PM PST · by Steelers6
    Illinois General Assembly ^ | February 11, 2013 | Steelers6
    98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY State of Illinois 2013 and 2014 SB0110 Introduced 1/23/2013, by Sen. Heather A. Steans SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED: See Index Creates the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Contains provisions regarding legislative purpose, rules of construction, and severability. Provides that: all laws of this State applicable to marriage apply equally to marriages of same-sex and different-sex couples and their children; parties to a marriage and their children, regardless of whether the marriage is of a same-sex or different-sex couple, have the same benefits, protections, and responsibilities under law; parties to a marriage are included in any definition or...
  • St. Petersburg mayor delays planned expansion of red-light cameras

    02/11/2013 9:45:04 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Mark Puente
    Two months after the City Council thought they voted to add more red-light cameras, Mayor Bill Foster slammed the brakes on the increase. Foster's announcement came at a council meeting Thursday after a frequent camera critic pointed out possible problems with the timing of yellow lights at intersections with cameras. Resident Matt Florell gave council members a report this week that showed that 1,645 drivers might have received improper citations because the yellow lights changed to red quicker than they should have in some intersections. Foster said he needs more time to examine the program because the cameras are generating...
  • And Your Little Dog, Too (It’s time to control the government’s guns)

    02/11/2013 9:28:25 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-11-2013 | Deroy Murdock - Commentary
    February 11, 2013 And Your Little Dog, Too By Deroy Murdock As Washington politicians aim to restrict the Second Amendment, they should look in the mirror. The time to control government’s guns is now. Overarmed federal officials increasingly employ military tactics as a first resort in routine law enforcement. From food-safety cases to mundane financial matters, battle-ready public employees are turning America into the United States of SWAT.FBI agents and U.S. marshals understandably are well fortified, given their frequent run-ins with ruthless bad guys. However — as my old friend and fellow columnist Quin Hillyer notes — armed officers, if...
  • Kerry Took More Security on Trip to Arlington, Va., Than State Dept. Posted in Benghazi

    02/11/2013 9:27:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    ( - Secretary of State John Kerry took a larger detail of security agents on a trip to Arlington, Va., last week, when he went to visit—of all places—the headquarters of the department’s security bureau, than the State Department deployed to its compound in Benghazi, Libya, in the days leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks.
  • Explosive power makes silicone robot jump

    02/11/2013 9:12:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Nature News ^ | 08 February 2013 | Katharine Sanderson
    Simple chemical reaction powers robot to make lofty leaps. Kaboom! Controlled explosions in the legs of this silicone 'soft robot' make it leap higher than 30 times its own height. Researchers led by George Whitesides, a chemist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have engineered a three-legged silicone device that is powered by combustion — previously used only in hard systems such as diesel engines. The soft robot has in each of its legs a channel with a soft valve at the end. Methane and oxygen gases are fed into this channel in a ratio of one part methane to...
  • Al Nusrah front spearheads capture of Syrian dam, claims suicide assault

    02/11/2013 8:56:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | February 11, 2013 | BILL ROGGIO
    The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda in Iraq's affiliate in Syria, led an assault today that resulted in the takeover of a major dam on the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Additionally, the terror group claimed credit for a suicide assault on an intelligence headquarters in the city of Palmyra. The Al Nusrah Front spearheaded today's assault on the "strategic" dam in Thawra in Raqqa province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Nusrah Front led "other factions" of the insurgency to take control of Thawra, which "is considered one of the...
  • Gun control backers present their own State of the Union

    02/11/2013 8:48:41 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | February 11, 2013 | John Croman
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Leading up to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a coalition of gun control advocates presented their own version of the national report card Monday at the State Capitol. "The state of our union is bereaved, shocked and horrified by the problem of gun violence," Rabbi Amy Eilberg told reporters. Eilberg, a consultant at the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas, said that the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass killing in Newtown, Connecticut stirred her to be more vocal on this issue. "As a rabbi, an American and...
  • Arizona Gov. Brewer Refuses to Back Down on Denial of Licenses to Illegals

    02/11/2013 8:42:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-12-2013 | John Hill
    "Take your DACA and shove it!" - by John HillStand With Arizona Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she won't change her mind and allow illegal aliens granted administrative amnesty by President Barack Obama to get driver's licenses. And a court ruling last week has strengthened her case in doing so. Brewer's comments Monday came after she was asked if she would change her mind following a January "clarification" by the Department of Homeland Security. That memo says illegal aliens granted "deferred action'' status ("Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", or DACA) are "legally in the country". Brewer says that didn't impress her...
  • 3 Dead, 2 Officers Wounded In Delaware Courthouse Shooting

    02/11/2013 8:41:23 PM PST · by brityank · 13 replies
    CBS-3 Philadelphia ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Philly/Wilm Staff
    3 Dead, 2 Officers Wounded In Delaware Courthouse ShootingFebruary 11, 2013 5:30 PMWILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – According to the Delaware State Police, three people were killed, including the suspected gunman, after a gunfight erupted inside the lobby of the New Castle County Courthouse Monday morning. Two Capitol police officers were wounded during the shootout. The shooting happened at about 8 a.m. Monday at the Courthouse building in the 500 block of N. King Street. According to investigators, the alleged gunman, approximately 50-60 years of age, entered the lobby of the courthouse, pulled out a gun and opened fire —...
  • Middle-Schoolers Think Bullies Are the Cool Kids

    02/11/2013 8:38:33 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    One of the main barriers to putting in place anti-bullying policies in middle schools is the simple fact that middle-schoolers think bullies are cool. A recent study of 2,000 students at 11 middle schools around Los Angeles found that when students were asked to identify their most respected peers and those engaging in nasty behavior, the lists were often quite similar.
  • Lois Frankel to bring shooting victim's mom to hear Obama on gun control

    02/11/2013 8:36:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | February 11, 2013 | William E. Gibson
    When President Barack Obama pitches gun control in his State of the Union address tonight, Congresswoman Lois Frankel's special guest will be watching from the House Gallery and thinking about the daughter who blew her kisses from the school bus the day she died. Lynn McDonnell's 7-year-old daughter Grace was among the victims of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, one of 20 young children whose deaths inspired a renewed push for gun control, a major theme of tonight's address. "I want my colleagues to look in the eyes of these parents and tell them we are going to do something about...
  • Man Arrested For Burglary, Vandalism Of Nashville Mosque

    02/11/2013 8:29:47 PM PST · by radu · 4 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | News Channel 5
    Police have arrested a man in connection with the burglary and vandalism of a south Nashville mosque early Monday morning. Police took 27-year-old Kyler A. Wilson into custody around 7 a.m. after they found him sleeping in only his boxer shorts inside a vehicle outside a business on 2nd Avenue South. Police believe he was the man that broke into the Al-Farooq Islamic Center on 4th Avenue South around 3:30 a.m. Monday. A cabbie told police he was driving by the center, and noticed a parked vehicle with a door open, and a man wearing only boxer shorts insdie. He...
  • Bullied 11-year-old in coma after brutal schoolyard attack

    02/11/2013 8:21:25 PM PST · by chessplayer · 67 replies
    Bullied 11-year-old in coma update: A Pennsylvania boy, who was involved in a schoolyard fight with bullies at his school weeks ago is still in a medically-induced coma after his condition took a turn for the worse. Parents of the boy are working with police and school officials to learn why the alleged attackers got off easy and one boy is fighting for his life. Bailey O'Neil, a 6th grader was allegedly beaten up by several students and was left with a broken nose and concussion. Along with the fact that a bullied 11-year-old boy is in a coma; one...
  • Church in Crisis: Pope Benedict Polarized More Than Unified

    02/11/2013 8:03:38 PM PST · by haffast · 46 replies
    Speigel Online ^ | February 11, 2013 – 07:57 PM | A Commentary by Peter Wensierski
    Ever since his appointment in April 2005, Benedict XVI has been a divisive figure. The euphoria over the election of a Bavarian pope that first swept Germany has long since receded. With all due respect to the first pope to voluntarily step down in hundreds of years: In the eight years he held office, the pope did more to polarize than to unify Catholics in his country of birth. Benedict XVI never managed to grow beyond his former self, the conservative professor of theology Joseph Ratzinger. The pope did not build bridges as a Pontifex Maximus should. Here in Germany,...
  • Diminishing Strength: Weakness and Vatican Intrigues Plagued Pope

    02/11/2013 7:52:09 PM PST · by haffast · 27 replies
    Speigel Online ^ | February 11, 2013 – 05:35 PM | Hans-Jürgen Schlamp in Rome
    When the news came out at noon on Monday that Pope Benedict XVI would step down at precisely 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, it came as a surprise to more than just the Catholic faithful and priests around the world. "It was a bolt out of the blue," said Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals. snip But it seems likely that the move also came out of the realization that he no longer had complete control of the church. During the so-called "Vatileaks" affair last year, secret documents and letters were smuggled out of the...
  • Households On Foodstamps Rise To New Record

    02/11/2013 7:48:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/11/13 | Tyler Durden
    While hardly presented by the mainstream media with the same panache dedicated to the monthly ARIMA-X-12 seasonally-adjusted, climate-affected, goal-seek devised non-farm payroll data, the three month delayed Foodstamp number is according to many a far greater attestation to the "effectiveness" of the Obama administration to turn the economy around. And far greater it is: since his inauguration, the US has generated just 841,000 jobs through November 2012, a number is more than dwarfed by the 17.3 million new foodstamps and disability recipients added to the rolls in the past 4 years. And since the start of the depression in December...

    02/11/2013 7:45:31 PM PST · by Anila · 61 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/11/13 | Colin Flaherty
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The links in the following report may contain offensive language. Tourists are flocking to New Orleans for Mardi Gras: Just in time for party-goers to witness a black mob that has taken over an entire neighborhood. And few seem to care. Just ask the beleaguered residents of Amelia Street: an “out-of-control gathering place for unruly teenagers during Mardi Gras (which) will receive increased attention this week from both police and city officials who promise to end the problem,” said the Uptown Messenger. Which is what police said last year. And the year before. And the year before that....
  • Chehalis homeowner shoots, wounds intruder

    02/11/2013 7:36:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    CHEHALIS, Wash - A man who broke into an occupied home early Sunday in Chehalis was shot by the home's owner, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office says. Deputies arrived at the home shortly before 5 a.m. to find one man with a gunshot wound. Deputies say a 51-year-old man broke into the home where a 24-year-old man and his wife were sleeping. The owner called 911, then armed himself with a pistol while waiting for deputies to arrive. At one point, the suspect charged down a hallway toward the homeowner, who fired a shot, hitting the suspect. The two men...
  • IL:Woman Shoots Man Who Forced His Way Into Apartment, Attacked Sister

    02/11/2013 7:32:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Andy Banker
    HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR)-Scary moments in Highland, IL Sunday morning after an alleged home invasion led to a shooting. It happened in the 2600 block of Eagle Way around 3:30am. Highland Police say a 33 year-old man was transported to a St. Louis hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after he allegedly forced his way into the apartment of two sisters, assaulting both of them. The sisters are identified as Donna Carlyle, 47, and Debbie Keeney, 55. Keeney had gone out for an overnight cigarette when the suspect forced his way in. She was struck. When the suspect began to choke Carlyle,...
  • Biden talks gun control in Phila.

    02/11/2013 7:30:05 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | February 11, 2013 | Alex Zimmermann
    Just hours after a gunman shot down three in a courthouse in nearby Wilmington, Del., Vice President Joe Biden sat down for a roundtable discussion on gun control with local government and law enforcement leaders on Monday. Attendees at the event — held at Girard College in North Philadelphia — included Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Philadelphia Mayor and 1979 Wharton graduate Michael Nutter and Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), who represents West Philadelphia. Officials from police departments across the east coast, including Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Atlantic City, also attended to weigh in on the discussion. “We cannot wait,” Biden...
  • TX:Deputies: Man shot, killed on apartment doorstep

    02/11/2013 7:28:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 9 February, 2013 | NA
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Harris County deputies say they are investigating a shooting death that occurred Friday at an apartment complex on Barker Cypress near Western Pass. A man was shot and killed on the doorstep of a third-floor apartment at 10 p.m. Friday night, said deputies. Deputies believe he was shot when he tried to force his way into the apartment. They said he knocked on the door, and when the people inside refused to open it, he may have pushed his way inside the apartment. Deputies believe this is when he was killed.
  • Seismic Activity Reported in North Korea

    02/11/2013 7:28:44 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 108 replies
    Uh-oh. RT @W7VOA: Seismic activity detected in #DPRK... believed to be "man-made" per various #ROK sources.
  • Reality Show Cast Member Who Died in Crash Was Special Forces Veteran

    02/11/2013 7:26:27 PM PST · by Selene · 17 replies
    NYT-MEDIA DECODER ^ | February 11, 2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    The reality television show cast member who died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday was an Army Special Forces veteran who had served four tours of duty in Iraq, family members said Monday. The cast member, Michael Donatelli, 45, “was going to show off a lot of his military skills” on the show, which was in production for the Discovery Channel, said one of his nieces, Venessa Vega.
  • M5.1 - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea (Probable Nuke Test)

    02/11/2013 7:26:05 PM PST · by Strategerist · 52 replies
    US Geological Survey ^ | February 11, 2012
    Event Time 2013-02-12 02:57:51 UTC 2013-02-12 11:57:51 UTC+09:00 at epicenter 2013-02-11 21:57:51 UTC-05:00 system time Location 41.299°N 129.081°E depth=1.0km (0.6mi) Nearby Cities 24km (15mi) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 34km (21mi) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea 42km (26mi) NNW of Kilju, North Korea 51km (32mi) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea 378km (235mi) NE of Pyongyang, North Korea Related Links View location in Google Maps
  • PD: Homeowner shoots suspect ransacking west Phoenix home

    02/11/2013 7:24:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 8 February, 2013 | MaryEllen Resendez
    PHOENIX - Police say a young man has died after he was shot by a homeowner Friday morning in west Phoenix. Phoenix police say the homeowner returned to his home to find four young males ransacking the house near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road. Police say the homeowner was fearing for his own safety so he grabbed a gun and fired it, hitting one of the suspects. The other three got away. Police say the male subject who was shot is 16-year-old Mario Barcenas. Police describe the three other suspects as young Hispanic men with short hair.
  • Gun debate takes center stage in Ill. house race

    02/11/2013 7:12:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies ^ | February 11, 2013 | Lucy Madison
    As the Obama administration continues a national campaign to build public support for more stringent gun laws, the larger debate about gun violence has already begun to seep into one House race, where a pair of super PACs have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to keep pro-gun candidates out of office. Early voting starts today in the primary contest for Illinois' 2nd congressional district seat, which was vacated recently by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill. But in what looks so far to be a relatively close contest, several candidates have been targeted for their pro-gun...
  • US Is Victim of Massive Cyber Espionage Campaign

    02/11/2013 7:09:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    mashable ^ | 2 hours ago | Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/
    The U.S. is a victim of a massive and sustained campaign of cyber espionage, according to a classified intelligence assessment revealed by the Washington Post on Monday. These periodic assessments, officially called National Intelligence Estimates (NIE), are issued by the Director of National Intelligence to express the general consensus of the intelligence community and to inform policymakers. That the United States is the target of a large cyber espionage campaign seems like a foregone conclusion, given recent developments. In the last few weeks, there have been reports of complex cyber attacks against papers like the New York Times or The...
  • FBI: Calif. Man Hoped to Incite ‘Civil War’ by Framing ‘Anti-Government’ Right-Wing Groups

    02/11/2013 7:08:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 February, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Federal agents arrested 28-year-old California native Matthew Aaron Llaneza on Friday after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he thought was a car bomb outside a Bank of America in Oakland, according to the FBI. Llaneza, a Taliban sympathizer, plotted to blame the attack on right-wing, anti-government groups in a bid to incite a “civil war.” “Llaneza’s arrest was the culmination of an undercover operation during which he was closely monitored by the FBI’s South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force. Unbeknownst to Llaneza, the explosive device that he allegedly attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and...
  • Tests in Mice Misled Researchers on 3 Diseases, Study Says

    02/11/2013 6:58:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2013 | GINA KOLATA
    For decades, mice have been the species of choice in the study of human diseases. But now, researchers report stunning evidence that the mouse model has been totally misleading for at least three major killers — sepsis, burns and trauma. As a result, years and billions of dollars have been wasted following false leads, they say. The study does not mean that mice are useless models for all human diseases. But, its authors said, it does raise troubling questions about diseases like the ones in the study that involve the immune system, including cancer and... --snip-- “That started us thinking,”...
  • Anthem of every branch of U.S. Armed Forces

    02/11/2013 6:54:52 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies ^ | June 16, 2008 | Tigeranger
    Anthem of every branch of U.S. Armed Forces.
  • 7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

    02/11/2013 6:48:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 11, 2013 | Benny Johnson
    Obama's national security policy has continued some of the most controversial moves of the Bush administration. Silence from much of the left.
  • Iranian news site gives fighter jet Photoshop treatment (Fake F313)

    02/11/2013 6:47:09 PM PST · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Staff
    The photograph shows an Iranian fighter jet, the brand-new F-313, soaring high above snow-capped mountains. There’s just one problem – savvy Iranian Internet users quickly realised the photo of the jet was clearly one taken during the jet’s unveiling two weeks ago in Tehran, and superimposed onto a photo of Damavand mountain.
  • Kerry Had More Security on Trip to Arlington, Va., Than State Dept. Posted in Benghazi

    02/11/2013 6:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/11/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A larger detail of security agents escorted Secretary of State John Kerry on a trip to Arlington, Va., last week, when he went to visit—of all places—the headquarters of the department’s security bureau, than the State Department posted to its compound in Benghazi, Libya, in the days leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks. Kerry, as recorded by an official State Department publicity photograph, was "surrounded" in Arlington on Monday, Feb. 4, by at least four of the department’s Diplomatic Security (DS) agents. In the days leading up to the Benghazi attacks, the State Department
  • The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed

    02/11/2013 6:41:48 PM PST · by NittanyLion · 16 replies
    Esquire ^ | 02/11/13 | Phil Bronstein
    For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family.
  • Obama Administration Defends Detention Power in Appeals Court Hearing

    02/11/2013 6:28:50 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Inside a federal courtroom packed to beyond capacity, lawyers for President Obama argued that their boss has the right to deploy the U.S. armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain American citizens that he alone suspects of somehow supporting groups threatening national security. Last Wednesday, judges of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard the government’s arguments in their appeal of an earlier ruling blocking the enforcement of this controversial provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012. Judge Katherine Forrest issued the now-stayed permanent injunction on September 12, 2012. The Obama administration filed an immediate appeal and the...
  • White House: All questions answered on Benghazi attack

    02/11/2013 6:27:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/11/13 | Dave Boyer
    The White House has heard enough about Benghazi. White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday blasted Senate Republicans for threatening to block Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel and John Brennan, nominated to head the CIA, in a quest for more information about what President Obama did on the night that terrorists killed four Americans in the U.S. Consulate in Libya. “We have answered these questions,” Mr. Carney said. “The president found out about the attack in Benghazi in a meeting with his secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs from his national security adviser.
  • Pelosi Makes Sense to Low-Information Voters (AKA Ignorant Voters)

    02/11/2013 6:12:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard about what Pelosi said? Since we're talking about the Democrats, this is relevant, and I've got a companion story to go along with this sound bite. Let me tell you the companion story first. I guess this comes under the umbrella of surreal, Twilight Zone, living in two different worlds. We're not even on the planet. I think these Democrats are on that asteroid that might be getting close to earth because of global warming. Lori Montgomery. This is not a blog. This is the Washington Post headline: "Obama: Job of Debt Reduction is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina ~ 12 FEB 2013

    02/11/2013 6:06:53 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina Marine Corps Air Station New River is a United States Marine Corps helicopter base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. MCAS New River is the principal USMC helicopter operating location on the East Coast, and supports aircrew training in the H-53 helicopter. It is also the evaluation and prospective bed-down site for the V-22 Osprey. The Mission at MCAS New River is to support and enhance the combat readiness of the Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element and Department...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-11-13

    02/11/2013 6:00:44 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 2-11-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • See Gun Ban Advocates Stripped Of Camouflage & Subterfuge

    02/11/2013 5:59:20 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    North Carolina --( Rights Supporters: “The Great Gun Debate” I just won in Winston-Salem was a sobering experience, and I came away from it both worried and energized. I say “worried” because I saw more starkly than ever that what we face is not about semi-automatic firearms or even guns in general, but rather a full-on assault on individual liberty. Held in the ritzy “Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art” by WXII-TV, what GRNC volunteers found when we arrived was a cabal of limousine liberals, aging hippies, and hard-core “community organizers.” When WXII created the panel, producers did their best to...
  • Chris Dorner Becomes Liberal Hero

    02/11/2013 5:57:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Christopher Dorner, the fired LA cop is still on the loose. If you hear that Dorner is anywhere near where you live, based on what I've heard from the left in recent weeks, the safest thing you can do is turn in your guns. That's what will make you safe. I've heard every Democrat, I've heard the media say this, that the way we're gonna make this country safe is for everybody to get rid of their guns. So if this Dorner guy, who's already killed three cops, shows up in your neighborhood, somehow make it known...
  • Sources: White House to issue cybersecurity order Wednesday

    02/11/2013 5:55:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/11/2013 | By Jennifer Martinez
    The White House is poised to release an executive order aimed at thwarting cyberattacks against critical infrastructure on Wednesday, two people familiar with the matter told The Hill. The highly anticipated directive from President Obama is expected to be released at a briefing Wednesday morning at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where senior administration officials will provide an update about cybersecurity policy. The executive order would establish a voluntary program in which companies operating critical infrastructure would elect to meet cybersecurity best practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government. Observers are expecting the president to briefly mention the...
  • Dr. Carson Speaks Truth to Power; Liberal Statists Question Whether It's Appropriate

    02/11/2013 5:46:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So yesterday on CNN, Candy Crowley asked the panel on her program if the comments of Dr. Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast were inappropriate. Actually, she asked if his comments were appropriate. Now, before we play for you the Candy Crowley sound bite from CNN yesterday, I want to go back. We've got two sound bites from Dr. Benjamin Carson. He's the Johns Hopkins University hospital pediatric neurosurgery director. He's a great guy. Great, great family story, from Detroit. Here are the two excerpts that we aired last week from his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast...