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  • Gun Violence Talk Organized by Morristown Councilwoman

    02/13/2013 8:52:11 AM PST · by ZULU · 4 replies
    Morristown Patch ^ | February 12, 2013
    A group of elected officials and health and safety professionals will gather this month for a panel discussion on gun violence, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction and school safety moderated by Kinnelon Mayor Robert Collins. The discussion, which will be held on Feb. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Morris County Library in Whippany, was organized by Morristown Councilwoman Alison Deeb in response to Gov. Chris Christie's taskforce, NJ Safe. NJ Safe must present recommendations to the governor within 60 days of the taskforce's comissioning on Jan. 17.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 13,2013

    02/13/2013 8:43:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Tehran announces new, faster uranium centrifuges at Natanz

    02/13/2013 8:43:02 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/13/2013 | GABE FISHER
    Iran announced Wednesday that it had begun to install a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges to produce nuclear fuel at its Natanz facility. The announcement coincided with Wednesday’s talks between Iran and senior UN nuclear inspectors seeking to expand probes into suspected weapons-related tests. It also could add pressure to planned negotiations later this month between Iran and world powers in Kazakhstan. The official IRNA news agency quoted Iranian nuclear chief Fereidoun Abbasi as saying that Iran began installing the new, more advanced centrifuges at the Natanz site in central Iran about a month ago. He said they would...
  • Mortgage Burden Grows, but Federal Role Is Shrinking

    02/13/2013 8:40:41 AM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 13 February 2013 | Nick Timiraos
    The Federal Housing Administration has played a major role supporting housing markets through the downturn, but there are signs that the agency is beginning to cede market share back to the private sector. Data from CoreLogic underscores the first point. In the aftermath of the housing bust, private lenders have required down payments of 20%, while loans to the most creditworthy borrowers can have down payments of 10% if borrowers purchase mortgage insurance. For borrowers with less money to put down, government insurance programs are the best bet. The FHA, for example, allows borrowers to make down payments of just...
  • Cultural Deviancy Is the Problem, Not Guns

    02/13/2013 8:36:35 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com/ ^ | 2/13/2013 | Walter Williams
    There’s a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered the situation and ordered his men to surround the entrances of the building next door. When questioned about his actions, he replied that he didn’t have enough men to cover the department store’s many entrances but he did have enough for the building next door. Let’s see whether there are similarities between his strategy and today’s gun control strategy. Last year, Chicago had 512 homicides; Detroit had 411; Philadelphia had 331; and...
  • POLITICO: Fact-checking Marco Rubio’s State of the Union response (Let's fact-check them back)

    02/13/2013 8:19:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 02/13/2013 | By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and JOANNE KENEN
    Sen. Marco Rubio got a turn on the national stage opposite President Barack Obama Tuesday night, but some of the facts the likely 2016 presidential contender marshaled to make his case played loose with the truth. Here’s POLITICO’s look at some of the Florida senator’s questionable claims during his prime-time debut. * Sequester blame game Rubio: “And tonight, he even criticized us for refusing to raise taxes to delay military cuts — cuts that were his idea in the first place.” Actually, Obama didn’t directly criticize Republicans for not agreeing to raise taxes to offset the across-the-board spending cuts. He...
  • Obama’s Imbalance

    02/13/2013 8:16:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Tim Phillips
    “We need a balanced approach.” How many times have you heard that poll-tested line from Obama? Unfortunately, the President’s rhetoric doesn’t match his actions. Only four weeks after raising taxes on the majority of Americans, the President wants to raise taxes again. Predictably, his definition of balance means more taxes right now in exchange for soaring rhetoric about cutting spending that is backed only by accounting gimmicks and broken promises. No issue is a greater threat to our economic prosperity than government overspending – a lopsided imbalance that has led to over $146,000 in debt per American taxpayer. In the...
  • Irish job-seekers snap up yearly quota of Canadian ‘working holiday’ visas in just two days

    02/13/2013 8:11:02 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2013 | Tristin Hopper
    In one of the starkest examples yet of Canada’s allure for Irish job-seekers, last week the Canadian embassy in Dublin saw its yearly quota of 6,350 “working holiday” visas snapped up in only two and a half days. “It’s staggering; we all knew that the demand was going to be very high this year, but I don’t think anybody anticipated this,” said Cathy Murphy, executive director of the Toronto-based Irish Canadian Immigration Centre. She called the surge in demand a sign of the “desperation of young people to get out.” Last year, by contrast, it took Canada’s Irish embassy five...
  • There Is No World Currency War

    02/13/2013 8:04:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Larry Kudlow
    All this chatter about a so-called global currency war is utter nonsense. All that is happening is the Japanese are wisely taking steps to increase liquidity and depreciate their vastly overpriced yen. They are doing this in order to avoid deeper and deeper deflation. That deflation will sink the Japanese economy for years to come if remedial actions are not taken. Among all the big economies, none needs quantitative easing more than Japan’s. All the Japanese have done so far is make cheap loans to banks, but with no concerted QE. But QE is coming this spring, when Prime Minster...
  • Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever? (What a Question)

    02/13/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 364 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Michael Medved
    As President Obama prepares his State of the Union Address and the nation looks forward to a Presidents Day holiday, Americans should consider the warning examples of our worst chief executives. While few of Washington and Lincoln's successors could hope to replicate their epic achievements, every president can — and must — focus on avoiding the appalling ineptitude of John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and their feckless fellow travelers on the road to presidential perdition. The common elements that link our least successful leaders teach historical lessons at least as important as the shared traits of the Rushmore Four:...
  • Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"

    02/13/2013 7:59:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    <p>Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"</p> <p>WASHINGTON While his colleagues got ready to go to the Capitol, Justice Antonin Scalia sat on a stage across town and held forth about why, for the 16th consecutive year, he would not be joining them for the State of the Union.</p>
  • (Marine) Hero's Islamic killer gets off scot-free

    02/13/2013 7:54:26 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | February 13, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller tells of corporal gunned down by Afghan 'ally' SNIP: The event was illuminating in many ways. One speaker insistently emphasized that all religions teach the same core values, and another heralded our “nation building” efforts in Afghanistan. But then something happened that showed all that up as the politically correct nonsense that it is: the club presented a Supreme Sacrifice award to the family of Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., who was murdered by one of our Afghan “allies” while working out in the base gym after a long day of work “nation building” among those allies...
  • Firearm Makers Boycott Anti-Gun City and State Governments

    02/13/2013 7:53:40 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Alex Newman
    Liberty-minded firearm companies concerned about recent assaults on the gun rights of law-abiding citizens by Obama and others are taking action to defend the Second Amendment even if it means lost revenue, with several major firms announcing that they would no longer be supplying equipment to hostile state and local governments or their police forces. Both New York and California — where out-of-touch politicians continue to trample on citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms — have become primary targets. Activists and the companies are urging others to join the effort against more gun control now. Among the...
  • The Renunciation of Pope Benedict XVI

    02/13/2013 7:51:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    The media, of course, is calling it a resignation. But it not so much a resignation of a political office as it is a renunciation. The 85-year old pontiff’s decision to renounce the power and prestige of the papal office is so unexpected, almost unprecedented, as to take the world by surprise. Of course, we Americans of all people can understand what thoughts must have coursed through Pope Benedict XVI’s mind as he prayed about this weighty decision. We saw this kind of renunciation with our first president, George Washington. He did not leave the presidency before his second...
  • AP source: Dorner's license found in burned cabin

    02/13/2013 7:45:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 65 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 13, 2013 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — As police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters, the revenge-seeking ex-cop they wanted was hiding among them, holed up in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post. It was there that Christopher Dorner apparently took refuge last Thursday, four days after beginning a deadly rampage that would claim four lives. --snip-- He never emerged from the ruins and hours later a charred body was found in the basement of the burned cabin along with a wallet and personal items, including a California driver's license with the...
  • Gun Owners Message to the U.S. Senate: Defeat Every Word of Gun Control

    02/13/2013 7:41:13 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America today submitted testimony at the request of the Ranking Member of the Senate Constitution Subcommittee. GOA took a strong stance against all the gun control legislation on the table and urged the Senate to put forth real solutions to school violence — like letting teachers and principals protect their students. Also, GOA wants to thank all of you who participated in our online poll over the past week. With 20,897 votes cast so far, the poll results indicate that 96% of GOA’s membership OPPOSES “universal background checks” — and, hence, opposes the very...
  • LIVE VIDEO: Senate Hearing on 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'

    02/13/2013 7:39:55 AM PST · by montag813 · 1 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-13-2013 | John Hill
    The Senate is holding hearings on "immigration reform" this morning, following the House last week. As this is the Democrats' domain, the panel favors their positions big time, with only ONE witness representing an anti-amnesty viewpoint - ICE Union head Chris Crane.In an outrageous move, which is hardly surprising, one of the witnesses is himself an illegal alien - Jose Antonio Vargas, the journalist who once used false credentials to gain entry to the White House - a felony which no one seems particularly interested in prosecuting.And of course, no amnesty-pimping hearing would be complete without the head of La Raza, Janet Murguia, who...
  • Why the Liberal Hatred of Citizens With Guns

    02/13/2013 7:39:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Neal Bortz
    You’re snug in your cabin in the mountains outside of Big Bear, California. Snug, but fearful. They’re searching for a killer near you. A terrifying, heavily armed former cop from Los Angeles who has gone on a killing rampage. Suddenly you hear gunshots. You part the curtains to look outside ... and there’s the man whose picture you’ve seen countless times on TV over the past few days running toward your house as he returns fire to police officers in pursuit. Just a few weeks ago you had been considering buying an AR-15 just in case it might be needed...
  • I drank fracking fluid, says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

    02/13/2013 7:34:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/2013 | By Ben Wolfgang
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper went to unusually great lengths to learn firsthand the strides the oil and gas industry has made to minimize environmental harm from fracking. The first-term Democrat and former Denver mayor told a Senate committee on Tuesday that he actually drank a glass of fracking fluid produced by oilfield services giant Halliburton. The fluid is made entirely “of ingredients sourced from the food industry,” the company says, making it safe for Mr. Hickenlooper and others to imbibe. “You can drink it. We did drink it around the table, almost rituallike, in a funny way,” he told the...
  • Against the Odds, Gold Slips Again

    02/13/2013 7:33:47 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-13-2013 | Greg Guenthner
    Against the Odds, Gold Slips Again By Greg Guenthner 02/13/13 I’ll cut right to the chase… Gold is set to drop to $1,550. The spot price briefly dipped below $1,640 early yesterday, posting new five-week lows. It rallied back above $1,650 by the end of the day — but the damage is done. After a weaker push last summer that failed to break $1,800, gold has consistently trended lower for more than four months. Yesterday’s brief breakdown is just advance notice that lower prices are in store for gold in the near future… Looking back over the past two years,...