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  • Gore, Current silent as cleric affirms death penalty for leaving Islam on Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/13 | Nicole Lafond
    Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam. Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
  • Oops: WaPo retracts report Sarah Palin is going to Al Jazeera Update: Sarah snarks back

    02/12/2013 4:07:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    What started as a condescending “cautionary tale” about Sarah Palin’s mixing of celebrity and politics quickly became a cautionary tale about mixing contempt for Sarah Palin with desperation for the traffic her name will generate. Suzi Parker of the Washington Post‘s She the People blog reported Tuesday that Palin, in an attempt to “stay relevant,” would join the Al Jazeera America network, to “reach millions of devoutly religious people.” The only problem is the report comes from “The Daily Currant,” a parody site whose lead story today is “Catholic Church considering Jerry Sandusky for Pope.” A sampling of the original...
  • Women of The Wall, Silverman's Sister Arrested at Kotel

    02/12/2013 4:02:58 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 32 replies
    Ten women participating in a women's prayer service at the Western Wall were arrested for wearing prayer shawls. Among those arrested Monday morning as they prayed with hundreds of worshipers and supporters were Israeli-American Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of the comedian Sarah Silverman, and her 17-year-old daughter, Hallel Abramovitz; Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of the Women of the Wall, who has been arrested several times in recent months; and two U.S. rabbis, Debra Cantor of B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, Conn., and Robin Fryer Bodzin of the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in New York City. The women had gathered at the...
  • Ted Nugent: I Will Remain Respectful at Obama Speech

    02/12/2013 3:55:19 PM PST · by llevrok · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/2013 | Siobhan Hughes
    Mr. Nugent, who said last year that Mr. Obamas re-election would destroy America, was invited to the annual address to Congress by Rep. Steve Stockman (R., Texas), who said Mr. Nugent would have a lot to say after the speech. Mr. Nugent will be sharing the gallery with hundreds of other guests, including some two dozen people who have been shot or lost relatives to gun violence and are rooting for Mr. Obama to follow through on a gun-control agenda. I will remain respectful in the decorum department, but I know what self-evident truths are and I know what the...
  • 'Femen' activists go topless [in Paris's Notre Dame] to hail pope's resignation

    02/12/2013 3:53:50 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2/12/2013 | n/a
    Eight feminists flashed their breasts in the heart of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation announcement. The members of the Femen movement entered the Gothic cathedral dressed in long coats which they whipped off inside while ringing three bells near the altar. "Pope no more!" they cried. "No more homophobe" and "Bye bye Benedict!" Scandalised visitors voiced their disapproval. "This is a sacred place, you can't strip here," said a Frenchwoman....
  • Coldcock cop: I thought I was swiping a Corona

    02/12/2013 3:48:14 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 12, 2013 | Joseph A. Slobodzian
    Even former Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey called the video "disturbing." The video of him swinging at and decking a woman at a Fairhill street party after last year's Puerto Rican Day parade was enough to end his decorated 19-year police career and get him charged with simple assault. But after a three-hour nonjury trial Tuesday, in which Josey testified that he accidentally hit Aida Guzman while trying to knock a beer bottle from her hand, a troubled-looking Municipal Court Judge Patrick F. Dugan seemed uncertain. Saying he "needed more time to digest this," Dugan said he would announce his...
  • Live Thread: State of the Union 2013 Speeches by Obama, Rubio, Paul - Tea Party 9:00 P.M. EST

    02/12/2013 3:44:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 613 replies
    Live video via C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2013
    Barack Obama speaks at 9 p.m. EST. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gives the GOP response after Obama speaks. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gives the Tea Party Express response around 10 p.m.Sen. Paul's speech can be seen live on the Tea Party Express website.
  • Anonymous threatens to take down State of the Union livestream (teleprompter hacked?)

    02/12/2013 3:44:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/12/13 | Devin Coldewey
    According to a threat posted on Anonymous information website Anon Relations.net, the loosely banded hacker collective will attempt to disrupt the State of the Union address Tuesday by preventing it from being broadcast online. **SNIP** The AnonRelations.net post cites a litany of offenses as motive for the threatened attack, from "tyrannical" legislation to the treatment of Internet heroes like Aaron Swartz and Bradley Manning. It goes on to state that hackers will "form a virtual blockade between Capitol Hill and the Internet," although onlookers may be skeptical of the group's ability to do this. A recent campaign against Israel during...
  • Obama: State of the Union 2013 ideas wont add deficit (Obama's the biggest liar in US History)

    02/12/2013 3:42:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 2/12/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama will pledge that the new proposals in his State of the Union address Tuesday aimed at boosting still-struggling middle class Americans will not expand the deficit. Nothing Im proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime, Obama will say, according to advance excerpts of the speech provided by the White House, which offered no details of the proposals. Its not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth. The White House has previously said the speech will include new initiatives in manufacturing, infrastructure, education...
  • Top Pentagon Brass Lay Out Details of Sequestration Nightmare

    02/12/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Charles S. Clark
    With less than three weeks to go before automatic governmentwide budget cuts, the entire leadership team at the Pentagon on Tuesday implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to cancel sequestration and adjust the continuing resolution set to run out March 27. In an emotional hearing that prompted lawmakers to criticize their own and blast President Obamas leadership, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top civilian officials laid out details of the harm across-the-board budget cuts would inflict on the nations military readiness and long-term effectiveness. Military readiness is in jeopardy due to the convergence of unprecedented budget...
  • Hospices Reveal Obamacares Impact

    02/12/2013 3:21:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 2/12/13 | Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger
    Two hospice care centers are struggling to make ends meet, and Obamacares cuts to Medicare are to blame. Hospiceshealth care facilities for the terminally illalong with other Medicare providers are facing Medicare pay cuts. Of the $716 billion in payment reductions, hospice care was hit by a $17 billion payment cut from 2013 to 2022. Now, contrary to all of the misleading claims, this effect is already beginning. San Diego Hospice recently laid off 260 workers, closed a 24-bed hospital, and has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. San Diego Hospices financial condition is attributed mainly to reduced Medicare reimbursement,...
  • GOP vs. the generals all over again

    02/12/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Kevin Baron
    <p>The nations top military officers formed a solid front in the Senate on Tuesday and called on members of Congress to stop passing temporary spending measures and avert the automatic budget cut known as sequester.</p>
  • Cyprus "Radical Rescue" Proposal Proves Greece Not Unique

    02/12/2013 3:18:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Cyprus is about to prove what anyone with common sense already knew, that Greece will not be the only country requiring haircuts on sovereign bonds. Today the Financial Times posted news of a Radical rescue proposal for Cyprus A radical new option for the financial rescue of Cyprus would force losses on uninsured depositors in Cypriot banks, as well as investors in the countrys sovereign bonds, according to a confidential memorandum prepared ahead of Mondays meeting of eurozone finance ministers. The proposal for a bail-in of investors and depositors, and drastic shrinking of the Cypriot banking sector, is one of...
  • Hoyer: "The Country Has A Paying For Problem," Not A Spending Problem

    02/12/2013 3:16:01 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-12-2013
    (snip) REP. STENY HOYER (D-MD), HOUSE MINORITY WHIP: Does the country have a spending problem? The country has a paying for problem. We haven't paid for what we bought, we haven't paid for our tax cuts, we haven't paid for war.
  • Silence golden for market economy

    02/12/2013 3:16:01 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 2 replies
    Silence golden for market economy ^ | February 11, 2013 | By Donald J. Boudreaux
    One of the market economy's greatest flaws is the silence it maintains when it is working relatively flawlessly. When the market stumbles, though or when it's tripped up by unwise government interventions a great clamor is heard. Unemployment rises, stock prices and exchange rates plummet, and tales abound of this hardship and that lost dream. Pundits proclaim loudly that the unreliable market must be corrected or tamed by the wisdom and prudence of politicians. But when the market works smoothly as it typically does hardly anyone notices. We take its successes for granted. That's the...
  • Rubio gives Obama a 2nd Amendment gut check

    02/12/2013 3:15:41 PM PST · by tom h · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2013 | John Hayward
    Senator Marco Rubio appeared on Fox News show to discuss gun control. Toward the end of the segment, he made a very aggressive statement about the Lefts view of the Second Amendment. I think that the President is not a believer in the Second Amendment, although he states that he is, said Rubio. ... If he doesnt want it in the Constitution or he wants to reform the Second Amendment, then have the guts to admit that. Rubios gut check illuminates several facets of the gun control debate... First and foremost, progressives never have the guts to explain their ultimate...
  • Erasing Reagan? The Illiberal War on Truth

    02/12/2013 3:12:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    The prospect of four more years of Barack Obama in the White House has caused several conservative voices (among them, The Wall Street Journals Daniel Henninger, Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer, and noted Ronald Reagan scholar Paul Kengor) to opine that President Obamas second term portends the passing of the Reagan era, the reversal of his pro-growth policies and the attempted burial of Reagans credo, government is the problem. None of this is news. It is a given that Obama and his fellow progressives reject Reagans values and philosophy. They will continue to try to expand government. There is, however,...
  • Chris Matthews(happy that Sandy happened), there is so much to this Dorner story.

    02/12/2013 3:04:59 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    msnbc | 2/12/13
    The martyrdom of this angry killer begins.
  • GREAT TRUTHS ( ESPECIALLY APPLIES THIS EVENING)

    02/12/2013 3:04:39 PM PST · by woofie · 5 replies
    Mixed
    GREAT TRUTHS 1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man...
  • The Dollar's Not Dead

    02/12/2013 3:01:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bill Tatro
    When a reporter once asked Mark Twain about the rumor of his death, or if Twain was on his deathbed, Twain famously responded “the report of my death has been greatly exaggerated.”  Well, the same can be said about Uncle Sam’s U.S. dollar.  Just when the last shovel of dirt was to be thrown on the greenback’s grave, a hand is raised and a few faint sounds are heard that say “not so fast.”  In 2009, the Head of the Central Bank of China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced.  Just think about it for a moment, the...
  • Australian suspected of Mossad links dies in Israeli jail

    02/12/2013 3:01:04 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 12 Feb 2013 | Trevor Bormann
    Evidence has been unearthed that strongly suggests Israel's infamous Prisoner X, who was jailed under extraordinary circumstances in 2010, was an Australian national from Melbourne. Investigations by the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program have revealed Ben Zygier, who used the name Ben Alon in Israel, was found hanged in a high-security cell at a prison near Tel Aviv in late 2010. His body was flown to Melbourne for burial a week later. The death goes part of the way to explain the existence in Israel of a so-called Prisoner X, widely speculated in local and international media as an inmate whose...
  • Doctors notify Chavezs family of the Venezuelan Presidents imminent death

    02/12/2013 2:57:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 62 replies
    ABC.es via InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 12, 2013 | BY EMILI J. BLASCO
    Translated by IASW Physicians caring for Hugo Chvez in Havana have notified his family, the Castro brothers, and the main chavista leaders that their patient will no longer be able to return to his functions as president of Venezuela. This is according to sources in direct contact with his medical team, who also indicate that Chvez has lost his voice completely as a result of medical treatment. His vocal cords have endured permanent damage making recuperation highly unlikely. Speechless and unable to move from the bed in which he has spent the last two months, our sources tell us the...
  • Mama Used to Say

    02/12/2013 2:38:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Don't call it a comebackI been here for yearsRockin my peers and puttin suckas in fearMakin the tears rain down like a Mon-soonListen to the bass go BOOMLL Cool J Last night LL Cool J hosted the Grammy Awards, and I couldn't think of how appropriate several of his songs are for the week. The State of the Union address is tomorrow night, and for sure President Obama will follow the advice from LL's mom and go for the knockout blow. The idea will be to make policies that only since a few years ago seemed reasonable and necessary. There...
  • Barbour Goes to War with the Club for Growth [joins TokyoRove]

    02/12/2013 2:35:46 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/2013 | Robert Costa
    Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, one of the most influential players in the Republican party, is privately battling the Club for Growth. Last week, at a closed-door retreat in northern Virginia, Barbour told a large gathering of congressional staffers, including several leadership aides, that party officials should discourage donors from funding the high-profile conservative group. Insiders say Barbours comments came during a question-and-answer session at the Ripon Societys annual symposium, which was held at Mount Vernon, the home of former president George Washington. Sources say Barbour was asked about the groups growing influence, and then he urged the aides and...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Tuesday, February-12-2013

    02/12/2013 2:34:14 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 13 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

    02/12/2013 2:27:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 11, 2013 | NA
    A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens" for national biosecurity purposes by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. In a study published in the January issue of the journal Immunity, the researchers describe the novel antiviral property of the protein, cholesterol-25-hydroxylase (CH25H), an enzyme that converts cholesterol to an oxysterol called 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC), which can permeate a cell's wall and block a virus from getting in....
  • States, cities finding ways to tax businesses outside their borders

    02/12/2013 2:21:25 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    The Washington Guardian ^ | February 11, 2013 | Phillip Swarts
    While American companies expect to pay taxes to Uncle Sam and the states where they operate, they weren't exactly ready to face levies from states where they aren't physically located. But thinning budgets and a weak economy have prompted about 30 states and many more local communities to begin imposing "cross-border" taxes and fees designed to raise revenues from firms that don't locate or regularly operate in their jurisdictions. These new taxes are taking aim at everything from trucks crossing state borders to sales and communications from out-of-state firms. And that long arm of taxation is creating a howl in...
  • Another Federal Government Takeover: Common Core Curriculum

    02/12/2013 2:17:16 PM PST · by kanooga · 6 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | James Bailey
    In recent years, the federal government has succeeded in expanding their control over health care, financial markets, the auto industry, the coal industry, and more. Now they have gained greater control over our nations public school systems with a program that one Georgia lawmaker calls No Child Left Behind on steroids.
  • HAGEL APPROVED AS PENTAGON CHIEF BY U.S. SENATE PANEL, CLEARS HURDLE TOWARD CONFIRMATION....

    02/12/2013 2:17:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/12/13 | Twitter
    HAGEL APPROVED AS PENTAGON CHIEF BY U.S. SENATE PANEL, CLEARS HURDLE TOWARD CONFIRMATION AS DEFENSE SECRETARY #BREAKING
  • The Scouts Versus the Ugly Moods of 2013

    02/12/2013 2:16:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bill Murchison
    The Boy Scouts of America got front-page ink, as we say in the newspaper trade, for their currently postponed meditations on the topic of admitting avowed gays to membership. Word had leaked out that the Scouts were considering a local option solution to the vexed question of their supposed right to determine who can become a member and who can't. At a top-drawer meeting in Irving, Tex., the topic proved too vast and complex for immediate resolution. Consultation and deliberation will take place prior to May meeting of Scouts' national council. I spoke of the Scouts' "supposed" right to...
  • 2 Deputies Shot In Standoff, Search For Christopher Dorner (Shootout over, Rambro dead?)

    02/12/2013 2:10:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 157 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 2/12/13 | CBS LA
    Two San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies have been shot while pursuing a carjacking and home-invasion suspect in the Angelus Oaks area of Big Bear. A law enforcement source confirms to the Associated Press that the assailant is triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who is said to be heavily armed in engaging in gunfire with authorities. Repeated gunshots could be heard on Glass Road west of 7 Oaks just after 1:30 p.m. and officials requested an armored vehicle to help remove several injured deputies from the scene. A SWAT team was also called in to set up a perimeter of the area....
  • Coroner Concludes Womans 2 Gallon A Day Coca-Cola Habit A Substantial Factor In Her Death

    02/12/2013 2:05:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    When a New Zealand woman died in February 2010, her family swiftly pointed fingers at her 2.2 gallon a day Coke habit. Not the white powdery stuff, the drinkable, cola-y stuff. And although its taken three years, a coroner has found that the beverage was a major factor in her death. Coca-Cola had pointed out last year that too much water is bad for you as well, so its not surprising that the company disagrees with the ruling. The 30-year-old mother of eight guzzled a whole lot of Coke for years before her death, and the coroner said a bunch...
  • Democrats bringing illegals to State of the Union

    02/12/2013 2:01:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 2-12-2013 | Laura Byrne
    February 12, 2013 Democrats bringing illegals to State of the Union by Laura Byrne Illegal immigrants are rumored to be at the top of the guest list for the State of the Union tonight. One illegal immigrant is even reportedly being escorted by the First Lady herself.In addition to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Michelle Obama has invited 20-year-old Alan Aleman, an illegal immigrant from Nevada who hasn’t been deported because he came to the United States before he was 16 and is therefore protected under the Obama administration’s new deportation rules.And so far, four other Democrats have revealed they are...
  • Medal of Honor recipient declines invitation to State of the Union

    02/12/2013 1:54:34 PM PST · by Arthurio · 35 replies
    (CNN) -- The former Army staff sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama Monday is declining the first lady's invitation to be her guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address. Clint Romesha, who was awarded the prestigious medal for uncommon valor in Afghanistan, told CNN that he has decided to spend the evening with friends from his former unit, Black Knight Troop, 3-61 CAV, his wife Tammy -- with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday -- and their families.
  • Joe Scarborough to Wash Post: 'I dont Expect to Be Cheering House Republicans Anytime Soon'

    02/12/2013 1:53:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    The Washington Post's Greg Sargent on Tuesday seemed shocked that Joe Scarborough, who he paints as the voice of moderation, agrees more with Democrats on deficit issues than Republicans. On the subject of fiscal problems and the debt, the MSNBC host told Sargent, "I dont expect to be cheering House Republicans anytime soon." The left-leaning Post writer asked if, on deficit issues, Scarborough's "views are indeed more in line with Dems than with Republicans." The cable host replied, "yes." He then went on to attack Barack Obama from the left: "I dont see the Democrats focusing seriously on Entitlements or...
  • Texas vs. California

    02/12/2013 1:51:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Ive been pointing out the differences between California stagnation and Texas prosperity for quite some time. And since California voters approved a new 13.3 percent top tax rate last November, I expect the gap to become even wider.Simply stated, California is the France of America and Texas is the Cayman Islands of America.So its understandable that the Governor of Texas is telling employers in California that his state has a better climate for job creation.John Fund of National Review opines on this bit of competition between states. Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he...
  • Fugitive ex-cop exchanges fire with authorities, AP source says

    02/12/2013 1:44:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 12, 2013
    LOS ANGELES A law enforcement official says a person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings has exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains. The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation
  • Senate GOP Has Mountain-High Hopes for Capito

    02/12/2013 1:41:13 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Rep. Shelley Moore Capitos Senate bid means more than just a potential pickup for Republicans. After repeatedly eschewing statewide campaigns, the West Virginia Republican starts 2014 as her partys first full-blown Senate candidate and perhaps the Senate GOPs most prominent female candidate of the cycle. Ive been a bridesmaid here, Capito said in a wide-ranging interview with CQ Roll Call last week. Im really going to do it. Im going to walk down the aisle. The GOP boasts immense opportunities to pick up Senate seats this cycle and it needs a net of six victories to win control...
  • The Venezuelan Train Crash

    02/12/2013 1:41:06 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11 Feb 2012 | Editorial
    Economics: Venezuela has devalued its currency, joining Iran, Argentina and others whose wars on math brought the same result. Some call this a "restorative." It's not. It's what happens when big government hits a wall. Venezuela's monster 47% devaluation from 4.3 to 6.3 bolivars to the dollar, reportedly ordered by President Hugo Chavez from his hospital bed in Cuba, marks the reckoning for his regime's big-spending ways in Venezuela's low-growth economy. It was about as predictable as a crash from a runaway train, given his mad-lunatic war on economics his lethal combination of welfare spending, destruction of the private...
  • Dorner being chased in Big Bear Area

    02/12/2013 1:38:34 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 55 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 02/12/13 | Press-Enterprise Staff
    Dispatchers are saying a suspect has traded gunfire with Fish & Game officials after a woman was found tied up and someone fled the scene; information will be updated as it comes in
  • Doctors Struggling to Fight 'Totally Drug-Resistant' Tuberculosis in South Africa

    02/12/2013 1:38:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | February 11, 2013 | JASON KOEBLER
    TB kills more people annually than any other infectious disease besides HIV In a patient's fight against tuberculosisthe bacterial lung disease that kills more people annually than any infectious disease besides HIV doctors have more than 10 drugs from which to choose. Most of those didn't work for Uvistra Naidoo, a South African doctor who contracted the disease in his clinic. For those who contract the disease now, maybe none of them will. A new paper published earlier this week in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases journal warns that the first cases of "totally drug-resistant"...
  • Anti-Birther Writes 50 Page Hit Piece about Lt. Mike Zullo's Investigation Into Obama's Past

    On November 9th, 2012 erstwhile Maricopa County Cold Case Posse (MCCCP)Investigator Mike Zullo signed a massively expanded and updated second affidavit concerning his alleged investigation intothe identity documents of President Barack Obama. I refer to it as an alleged investigation because there is very little investigative work to be found within the pages of the affidavit. To the extent it recounts lines of enquiry, they without exception all end in futility. To the extent it purports to recount facts, they are all recounted second hand, most of them ruthlessly plagiarized from the work of other birthers. To the extent that...
  • Jersey City councilwoman jokes that 'everyone' in Ward F has a criminal record

    02/12/2013 1:35:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey City Ward F City Councilwoman Diane Coleman ruffled some feathers at last nights council caucus when she joked that "everyone" in Ward F has a criminal record. The comment caught the ire of Councilwoman at large Viola Richardson, who represented Ward F on the nine-member council for about 10 years until November 2011. Ward F encompasses many of the largely black, poor neighborhoods of the inner city. Colemans joke came as the council discussed a federally funded job-training program up for approval at its meeting tomorrow. Keith Davis, who runs a job-training program that works with the city, told...
  • Gov. candidate Barbara Buono wasn't wearing seat belt at time of crash

    02/12/2013 1:29:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    State Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic legislator who is the foremost challenger to Gov. Chris Christie this fall, has been issued a summons for not wearing a seat belt at the time of a car accident Monday night. Buono suffered a small cut to her forehead. Buono was the only person involved in the crash who received medical treatment for injuries, police said. She said in a statement this morning that she made a mistake in not buckling up. "Don't make the same mistake as me: wear a seat belt no matter where you're sitting," the senator tweeted from her...
  • Dorner Found in Big Bear

    02/12/2013 1:22:46 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 945 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/12/2013
    Live Report
  • Olympic Arms to New York State Take Your Business Elsewhere

    02/12/2013 1:19:47 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 87 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Olympia, WA --(Ammoland.com)- Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States, and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our Divinely given Rights. One of those Rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms. Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this...
  • Patrick Brazeau put on leave to protect dignity of Senate after assault charges

    02/12/2013 1:12:14 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jordan Press
    OTTAWA Patrick Brazeau has been put on a leave of absence, with the Senate saying the move was needed to protect the dignity of the upper chamber. There was no debate on the motion Tuesday afternoon. Brazeau, who surprised his peers by showing up in the first place, stood up and immediately walked out the front door of the chamber. Now an independent after being kicked out the Conservative caucus last week, Brazeau had taken his new chair, in the back corner of the red chamber, close to the door. No one sat beside him, although most senators appeared...
  • In tea party response, Paul will urge GOP to embrace immigrants, cut spending

    02/12/2013 12:56:37 PM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Mark Preston
    <p>Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will call on his fellow Republicans to be more welcoming of immigrants Tuesday night in a speech where he will also sharply criticize President Barack Obama and his congressional colleagues for failing to reduce the nation's debt.</p>
  • Washington Post fooled by fake story of Sarah Palin joining Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/12/03 | Claudine Zap
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  • Boehner: Obama doesn't have 'the guts' to tackle deficit

    02/12/2013 12:32:15 PM PST · by what's up · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Bret Baier
    House Speaker John Boehner, in advance of President Obama's State of the Union address, said Tuesday that he doesn't think the president "has the guts" to seriously address the country's debt and deficit. The speaker aired his concerns during a breakfast outside his office on Capitol Hill with anchors and reporters covering Obama's address Tuesday night. He said he's pessimistic about the odds the president will tackle the country's long-term spending problem, which he sees as the biggest threat to America's future. "I don't think he has the guts to do it. He doesn't have the courage to take on...