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  • Owl struck by SUV on Florida's Turnpike hides in grill for 150 miles

    02/14/2013 5:56:01 AM PST · by BerryDingle · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | February 13, 2013 | LAWRENCE SULLIVAN
    Whenever birds fly in front of moving vehicles, usually the bird is the one that loses. But a great horned owl can teach other birds a thing about surviving those situations. Sonji Coney-Williams was driving Feb. 7 on Florida's Turnpike through Yeehaw Junction when she saw something fly in front of her SUV and heard a smack, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She continued driving for 150 miles to Plantation, not thinking about the incident, until the next day when someone told her she had a bird trapped in the grill of the sport utility vehicle....
  • Planned Changes to U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Infrastructure Should Relieve Cushing Bottleneck (TWIP}

    02/14/2013 5:54:28 AM PST · by thackney
    Energy Information Administration ^ | February 13, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Planned Changes to U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Infrastructure Should Relieve Cushing Bottleneck Historically, Cushing, Oklahoma has served as the midcontinent hub for distribution of both crude oil imported to the U.S. Gulf Coast and West Texas crude oil production. Pipelines were constructed and configured to move crude oil north to Cushing, and then on to refineries throughout the Midwest. However, as crude oil production has grown in the U.S. midcontinent and Canada, the Cushing hub has become over-supplied. As a result, market participants increasingly have been looking to relieve bottlenecks at Cushing by reconfiguring and expanding pipeline infrastructure to move...
  • ...new pictures reveal ferocity of cabin shoot-out

    02/14/2013 5:47:48 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 84 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 14, 2013 | THOMAS DURANTE, MICHAEL ZENNIE and LYDIA WARREN
    The husband and wife who say they surprised Christopher Dorner in their home, hours before he was killed in a dramatic standoff, described their terror as he bound their hands and feet. Jim and Karen Reynolds say they came to the home just before noon on Tuesday to find the fugitive had been staying in an upstairs room. Mrs Reynolds said that Dorner seemed 'calm and methodical' when he approached them, but her first instinct when she saw him was to run away - and Dorner chased after her. She tried to run up the stairs but was quickly caught...
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • Rubio water-swig replay tally: MSNBC 155, CNN 34, Fox News 12

    02/14/2013 5:30:37 AM PST · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    “Zero Dark Thirsty,” “Swing and a Miss,” “Parch Madness,” “Tough Swallow,” “Just Add Water,” and “Water Under the Bridge” were a handful of the phrases used on-air by MSNBC on Wednesday to mock Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for awkwardly pausing to take a sip of water while delivering the official Republican response to the State of the Union address. Throughout the broadcast day, between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. EST, MSNBC showed a replay of Rubio’s swig approximately 155 times — 101 of which came during “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which played the moment on loop at the bottom...
  • Nugent: GOP 'Has Lost Their Scrotum,' Democrats 'Ruthless'

    02/14/2013 5:30:31 AM PST · by Arcy · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/13/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Nugent said Republicans are too focused on being polite and looking pretty than on winning the fight. “They got to quit adjusting their ties and be more forceful,” Nugent said. “Did you see me fix Piers Morgan? That should be shown at every Republican gathering and say ‘this is how you do that.’ You don’t back off, you don’t acquiesce, you don’t stop your statement to allow him to attack you further. You escalate.” Nugent said Republicans don’t seem to have that street fighter mentality necessary to win. “It’s almost like Mr. Rogers with Lawrence Welk music,” he said. “That...
  • Valentine wish: Repair the State of Our Unions

    02/14/2013 5:26:38 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    “First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage,” goes the rhyme. Unfortunately, in large swaths of American society, this rhyme is playing in reverse, with dire consequences for lower-income Americans. Given five decades of deteriorating marriage trends, it appears Americans concur with H.L. Mencken, who joked, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who'd want to live in an institution?” Since 1960, the percentage of married Americans plunged from 72 percent to 51 percent last year, a record low. Meanwhile, babies born to unwed mothers skyrocketed from 4 percent in 1960 to 41 percent in...
  • Former Special Ops Members Unveil New Details in Benghazi Book

    02/14/2013 5:17:54 AM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    As the details about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, continue to emerge, a new ebook claims to unveil what it says are the “both uncomfortable and unsatisfying” facts surrounding the events leading up to, during and after the attack. Some have already said the details included in ”Benghazi: The Definitive Report,” which was released Tuesday by authors Jack Murphy, a former Army Ranger and member of the 5th Special Forces Group, and Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, are “shocking but hard to prove.” Webb is the editor-in-chief of SOFREP.com (the Special Operations...
  • Shale Oil Production Could Hit 14M Barrels per Day by 2035

    02/14/2013 5:11:57 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jon Mainwaring|
    Global shale oil production has the potential to reach up to 14 million barrels per day by 2035, or 12 percent of the world’s total oil supply, according to a new report from accountants PwC released Thursday. PwC’s report – 'Shale oil: the next energy revolution' – stated that the firm estimates the increase could reduce oil prices in 2035 to between 25 percent and 40 percent (or between $83 and $100 per barrel in real terms) relative to the current baseline EIA projection of $133 per barrel in 2035. The firm said that the potential emergence of shale oil...
  • Legislators tackle water use in Texas oil fields

    02/14/2013 5:08:00 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 13, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    A climate scientist warned legislators Wednesday that Texas summers are likely to get longer and drier, setting the stage for a hearing on how oil and gas producers use water in a state that remains in varying stages of drought. “Freshwater is going to be more scarce,” Gerald North, professor of atmospheric science and oceanography at Texas A&M University, told members of the energy resources and natural resources committees, recommending they prepare for a future with more storms on the magnitude of Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and more droughts similar to the one in 2011. Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, chairman...
  • Students taught oral-sex tricks (and more)

    02/14/2013 5:06:35 AM PST · by wesagain · 50 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    '"WARNING: The following story contains language that some readers may find offensive"'The University of Chicago is leaving little to the imagination with its Sex Week schedule, as it hosts a number of eye-opening events that it promises will go “far beyond typical sex education” with workshops including “Great Oral Sex with Tea Time and Sex Chats,” “Anal 101,” “The Perfect Vagina,” “Sex Ed for Kids” and a play titled “Genitalia the Musical.” According to the university’s official webpage, the oral-sex symposium will include discussion on “going down on men and women, techniques as well as individual differences and sexual health...
  • Expert Who Said New Benghazi Info Will Leave You ‘Amazed and Shocked’ Gives More Details

    02/14/2013 5:04:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Brigitte Gabriel, one of the world’s leading experts on Islamic extremism, said over the weekend that there will be new information to come out on the Benghazi attack that will leave people “amazed and shocked” when they finally hear it. “As someone working with the intelligence community…more information is going to come out regarding the Benghazi attack that will really leave people amazed and shocked how we have been — on how we are defending the country,” Gabriel said on Fox News. The story exploded on TheBlaze, with 550 comments and over 12,000 “shares” on social media outlets as of...
  • Abortion for Disabled Babies: Who’s to Blame?

    02/14/2013 4:58:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    Jennifer Morbelli’s baby had a name. The baby registry was complete, filled with already-purchased items like the book “I’ll Love You Forever.” The nursery was set up. Jennifer Morbelli’s baby, Madison Leigh, was a wanted child—and only seven weeks shy of birth. Instead, mother and child both died last week from a botched late-term abortion. After learning that Madison had severe birth defects and a short life expectancy, Jennifer and her husband turned to Leroy Carhart, one of the only doctors in the country who performs third-trimester abortions. On February 7th, Jennifer was rushed to the emergency room. (When hospital...
  • Riddle Me This Obama: If Healthcare Costs are Our Problem, What Was Obamacare About?

    02/14/2013 4:41:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | John Ransom
    This is a time when the population of America should be throwing rose petals at the feet of the Great Leader, Miracle Worker, Economist, Ph.D and Professor of Constitutional history, Dr. Barack H. Obama, MD. All of our problems should be solved now. Two years ago we were told and sold that Obamacare, the keystone legislative effort of Obama’s first two years, would solve our problems when it comes to out-of-control government spending. It’s a deficit reducer, Washington Post wonk Ezra Klein told us about the government takeout of healthcare under the banner of “reform.” Just pass Obamacare and we’ll...
  • Pat Robertson Raises New Questions Regarding Chuck Hagel’s Nomination for Secretary of Defense

    02/14/2013 4:33:34 AM PST · by kanooga · 10 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | James Bailey
    The Senate is embroiled in another dog fight this week. For the first time in American history, it appears we will have a filibuster of a Presidential nominee for Secretary of Defense. The full Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel this Friday. Democrats are claiming to have enough votes to confirm Hagel, but Republicans are planning to block the vote with a filibuster. The filibuster is being led by Republican Senator James Inhofe from Oklahoma and is supported by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina along with other Republican senators. Republicans have raised serious...
  • Obama's Gangster Government Operates Above the Law

    02/14/2013 4:30:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Presidents' State of the Union addresses are delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The classical majesty of this building where laws are made symbolizes the idea that we live under the rule of law. Unfortunately, the 44th president is running an administration that too often seems to ignore the rule of law. "We can't wait," Barack Obama took to saying after the Republicans captured a majority in the House and refused to pass laws he wanted. He would act to get what he wanted regardless of law. One example: his recess appointments in January...
  • U.S. stock futures sag ahead of jobless claims

    02/14/2013 4:22:55 AM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures sagged in early trading on Thursday ahead of weekly jobless claims, which are expected to show a slight fall, as investors continue to question whether recent market gains are overdone. Sentiment was weighed by losses in Europe, where downbeat growth leaned on stocks, while even gains from Asia didn’t inspire. The only data point on the calendar is due for release at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern time: The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits is expected to have eased, to 360,000 from 366,000 two weeks ago, according to economists polled by MarketWatch.
  • Dorner -- Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

    02/14/2013 4:07:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Larry Elder
    My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community. Moynihan wrote: "A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations...
  • Why Do Societies Give Up?

    02/14/2013 3:53:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy invasion, as historians attempt to understand the sudden collapse of the Mycenaeans, the Aztecs and, apparently, the modern Greeks. In literature from Catullus to Edward Gibbon, wealth and leisure -- and who gets the most of both -- more often than poverty and exhaustion implode civilization. One recurring theme seems consistent in Athenian literature on the eve of the city's...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 14, 2013

    02/14/2013 2:49:57 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM